The Riebli Record

John B. Riebli Elementary Newsletter--October 12, 2018

Principal's report

This community has given our students roots and wings to help them soar. That was evident this week. The strength, power, love, and friendship we share shined this week. What amazing humans you are raising! The kindness the students showed this week when they wrote letters of encouragement to a school in North Carolina and when they appreciated the first responders who read to them it was just amazing. They showed their passion for their school with a school-wide art with making a phoenix (final product still to come) and a school-wide poster (Final product to be posted soon). The students showed how grateful they are with thank you notes to the donors for Tuesday’s event. The students showed how well mannered they are when they had 3 different presentations this week and two field trips. The Third, Fourth and Fifth graders were entertained and taught by Newberry award-winning author, Jennifer L Holm. Third grade was also taught fire safety by Rincon Valley Fire. Fourth, Fifth and Sixth grade students ran for office, gave speeches in front of their peers and put themselves out there. Their peers were kind and a great audience during the speeches. Our First graders went to the Luther Burbank Center for a show and then to the pumpkin patch. Our Kindergarten is headed to Tolay tomorrow for their festival. Our Riebli Students are Soaring this Week!

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Walk-a-thon update

Thank you for a great 2018 Walk-A-Thon! We had a fantastic day as a community and raised a record breaking, $64,451.77!!!

The Top 2 classes were Mrs. Gonyo's 4th Grade ($5968) and Ms. Beseda's Kindergarten ($5411)

Congratulations to those classes who will have a Taekwondo and Pizza Party on Friday November 2nd.

Mrs. O'Hare's Kindergarten class has also earned a Pizza party for being the class with the highest Participation at 91%! Their pizza party will also be on Nov. 2nd.

We also reached our School Wide Goal of $50,000 which means the entire student body has earned the BMX Bike Assembly scheduled for next Monday, Oct. 15th at 1:00pm.

We will be announcing these numbers as well as the top Individual Earners at Friday Morning's Assembly (Oct. 12th)

Due to shipping delays, we will now be distributing all prizes NEXT FRIDAY, Oct. 19th.

All students who earned a prize in the $500+ range will need a parent to pick up their prize in the office after school on Friday, Oct. 19th.

Thank you Panthers!

Riebli PTA, Walk-A-Thon Committee
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Garden News

We have found a parent to take the lead in bringing life back to the Riebli Garden. Currently, our garden needs irrigation ditches filled, and other minor refurbishing and maintenance done. If interested in helping, please contact Joel Arcila within the next week at 707/843-1544. He is a parent in Mrs. O'Hare's Kindergarten class and eager to embrace our Garden program and community. "Recover, Rebuild, Regrow."
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Library News

Our Fall Book Fair begins Monday, October 15th and continues through Friday morning, October 19th. This is the Fund Raiser for our School Library. We’ll have a wonderful selection of books for sale, as well as fun, little items your children love to buy from Scholastic. We’ll be open on Thursday night, along with the Pasta Feed, sponsored by the 4th Grade classes, to earn funds for their Coloma Field Trip. Make it a fun family night by coming out and supporting both events. Please note that we will not be open Thursday afternoon, so we can be there for you that evening. Checks are not accepted, but we gladly take cash and debit/credit card payments. For those who are not able to attend the Book Fair on campus, or couldn’t find what they were looking for, we have an Online Book Fair for your shopping convenience:

Book Fair Hours

Monday: 8:00-9:00 & 1:30-3:30

Tuesday: 8:00-9:00 & 1:30-3:30

Wednesday: 8:00-9:00 & 12:30-1:30

Thursday: 8:00-9:00 & 5:30-7:30

Friday: 8:00-9:00 Only

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone at our amazing Fall Book Fair!

Miss Denise


If your child is picked up at the curb after school, and they want to come to the Book Fair, please make arrangements to park your car and join them. I've asked the children to not come into the Book Fair after school if you're out there waiting for them. It makes for a very bad traffic jam. If your child has been saving change and wants to use it at the Book Fair, please exchange their change for dollars. It makes things much easier at the register. Young children K-3rd need to be accompanied by an adult. There's SO MUCH to see. I hope you'll all be able to make time to attend. Be sure to keep gift giving in mind for birthdays and the upcoming holiday season. Thank you!

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Music News

We are in the sixth week of music classes, and students have been learning so much! Riebli K-2 students have been learning about instrument families by discovering a new mystery instrument each week. Riebli 3rd graders are preparing pieces for their recorder concert on Monday, Nov. 5. In mid-November, primary music and recorder classes will move from Riebli to San Miguel. Across the district, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade music students are learning new techniques on their instruments and preparing pieces for the district-wide February concert, and adv. violin and chorus students are also preparing for the annual Dec. 5 Tree Lighting Ceremony at Molsberry Market. Finally, the Charter strings elective just performed an impromptu concert outside "for the birds" during their elective class time. Please encourage musicians to practice regularly at home by asking them to play for you!
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