School News & Announcements
Lifelong Guidelines: Personal Best, Trustworthiness, Truthfulness, Active Listening and No Put Downs
This week we are working on:
To feel and show concern for others.
The Rieke PTA Imagine Fund has a new way for families and community members to donate online. The Imagine Fund is used to pay for staffing and enrichments at our school. Thank you for your consideration!
Dec. 9 - 15 HOUR OF CODE
What's an Hour of Code?
"Everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think."
- Steve Jobs, The Lost Interview
Code.org is a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer science education. They believe that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. Because of this they are encouraging “Hour of Code” December 9-15, 2013. Millions of students worldwide are participating in this event. Rieke computer classes during this week will be dedicated to learning the basics of code. Students will be using drag and drop programs with self directed tutorials. Sound like fun? These activities are available on-line, check them out, and learn with your kids!
For more information visit http://csedweek.org
THE WONDER TREE
What do you wonder?
The Rieke Elementary School student have a lot of questions as they explore, interact, and learn about the world around them. When they have a wonder, they can submit it to the Wonder Tree and earn a bud with their name on it. These questions are then added to the Wonder Wall for students to pick and conduct research to try to find an answer to the question. When they return their research sheet, they earn a leaf for the tree.
Rieke students, you are now able to complete a Wonder Quest online with your family. Pick a question that interests you from the Wonder Tree website and research and submit the answer.
Let's watch the Wonder Tree bloom and grow!