The Riebli Record
October 18, 2019
Thank you Riebli for a great book fair!
What a week! Thank you to ALL who attended and purchased items from our Fall Book Fair, the Library Fundraiser. Your generosity is much appreciated. Scholastic gives back a percentage of the sales for our Library Budget. This is how I’m able to purchase books and necessary supplies for our Library.
I couldn’t do any of this without the help of some amazing volunteers. There’s no way I would be able to produce this big Book Fair on my own. A heartfelt “Thank You” goes out to: Amy Louge, Christine Ratliff, Kelly Sansone, Marika Neto, Rich Vitali, Athina Rust, Kristy Pratt, Cami Keating, Haley Sterett, Tiffany Chesley, and Vergilio Neto. I know your time is precious, and it’s wonderful that you shared some of it on our Fall Book Fair. Thank you!
Mark West Education Foundation News!!
Want to support our district music program? We need your help! Right now we are looking for parent volunteers to contact sponsors for our spring fundraiser and to set up "Dine and Donate" events at local businesses. We are also in need of a secretary to record minutes at our monthly MWEF board meetings. If you want to help, you can contact Mrs. Kaufman at email@example.com or Shannon Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping to keep the music playing in our school district!
Save the Date! Our annual spring Polenta Feed will be Saturday, March 28, 2019 (note the corrected date).
Project Based Learning Update
Project Based Learning (PBL) Update:
The following is an update regarding project based learning within the Mark West School District as well as a preview of upcoming events.
September 16th was the kick off assembly and Literacy Night at Riebli to begin their One School, One Book project for the year. This year the Panthers are reading The Wild Robot. Every teacher received a crate designed to look like the crate our main character Roz, the robot, was packed into when she landed on the island. Each crate held the contents necessary for 4 weekly activities. During a staff meeting, teachers opened their special delivery and participated in the first activity together and collaborated on ways to differentiate according to grade level and student abilities. The STEM activities included building a Roz robot, camouflaging their Roz robot, building a shelter/nest for Roz, and building a prosthesis when poor Roz loses a leg!
The school wide culminating will be a parade of projects involving STEM, technology, along with communicating their learning in a variety of ways from songs to green screen movies. The big event is Thursday, November 21st!
Thank you and looking forward to more exciting educational PBLs in the near future!