Dr. Anna Corral - Principal
Pat Butler- Office Manager
Calling All Young Artists Whose Lives Have Been Touched By Epilepsy...Opportunity to Have Art Work at Annual Exhibit
1st Annual Rea Triathlon
Our 1stAnnual Triathlon fundraiser was on March 27, 2013. This was an exciting day and all of our students had terrific time. Students ran for 20 minutes, read for 20 minutes and wrote for 20 minutes, in order to promote the importance of being physically and mentally fit! We were able to raise $5,000.00 that will go to help pay for fieldtrips, assemblies, educational programs, classroom supplies and incentives for academic achievement. We could not have had such a wonderful event without the help of our amazing staff, PTA and our wonderful Rea Families.
The Team Kids mission is to; strengthen community collaborations that empower young people to be responsible, resilient citizens with a passion for service, through innovative school-based and community service programs. Rea Elementary had three weekly challenges that our entire student body participated in. We are proud to report that we have exceeded all of our goals. All activities were created and led by our capable, talented and intelligent students. Our three week challenge was topped off by a school wide carnival where all proceeds will be donated to the Orange County Humane Society. Way to go Sharks!!!!
Goal #1. 200 letters for our troops: Rea students wrote 252 letters (GREAT!)
Goal #2. 550 Hygiene items for local shelters: We collected 721 items (WOW!!)
Goal #3. 250 Valentine’s letter to local senior citizens: We collected 466 (AWESOME!!!)
Goal #4 Donate School carnival proceed to the Orange County Humane Society: Amount donated $712.30 (Super Awesome!!!)
Character Trait of the Month
Patiently I wait and wait,
Knowing that a bug tastes great.
Wait I will ‘til a bug is mine,
Because Success, of course, takes time.
It’s Determination I must show
To get the bugs I need to grow.
So when a bug comes whizzing by,
I snap my tongue and good-bye fly
Challenge for Week of January 23- 30, 2013
Hygiene Kits for Local Homeless Shelter
Please bring in toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, lotion, shampoo,
conditioner, soap, deodorant and any other hygiene supplies to your classroom this week.
Reto para la Semana del 23-30 de enero, 2013
Paquetes de Higiene Personal para Albergues Locales
Por favor traigan sepillos de dientes, pasta de dientes, cepillos para el
cabello, crema para el cuerpo, champú, acondicionador, jabón,
desodorante, o cualquier otro artículo de higiene a su salón esta semana.
Character Traits of the Month
My ears are tall as telephone poles.
My nose is like a button with holes.
I listen and look and stiff around.
I stay Alert to sights and sounds.
And one more thing that I should mention,
Alertness means you pay attention
To all the things that others share.
You’ll learn so much if you’re aware.
I scurry round and round each day.
Taking Action is my way.
I get up and go and give it my all.
When Action’s needed, I never stall.
And when I look for lunch to eat,
I’m not afraid to risk defeat.
Don’t fear failure. Try your best.
Take some Action for Success.
Rea Elementary Holiday Performance 12/17
The Rea Elementary School Holiday Music Program will be held in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) on Monday, December 17th. The program will include all kinder through 6thgrade students. The program will begin at 6:00PM. Students need to report to their classrooms by 5:40PM. Refreshments will be available for purchase prior to the program. Proceeds will be used to help support the extra-curricular band program at Rea Elementary.
Thank you for your support!
Estimados Padres de Familia,
El Programa de Musica Festiva de la escuela Rea se llevara acabo en el salon de multisos el Lunes, 17 de dicimbre. El programa incluirara Todos los estudiantes de kinder a sexton grado. El programa comenzara a las 6:00 pm. Los estudiantes deben reportarse a sus salones a las 5:40 pm. Habra venta de comida antes del programa. Todos las garacias se usaran para apoyar el programa de Banda en la escuela Rea.
Gracias por su apoyo
Pyramid of Success Monthly Trait Self Control
This month’s character trait from John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success is Self Control.
If Success is your great goal,
You must practice Self-Control.
Use common sense in all you do.
Controlling emotions is helpful too.
I knew a fish who took the bait.
Good judgement gone, the hook he ate.
My friend was fried upon the grill,
With Self-Control, he'd be here still.
Flag Deck 12-5-12
Wednesday’s weekly flag deck was an extra special event. We acknowledged two students as our Spelling Bee Finalists, four students with Physical Education Awards, and our Pyramid of Success awards. The traits that were awarded were Loyalty and Cooperation 2ndgrade student Jacqueline Gutierrez and 1stgrade student Yoshiry Moreno were Rea’s Students of the Month. Way to go sharks!
Clorox Bright Future Grant Contest Vote for Rea!
How this Grant will Help:
Text to vote for Rea Elementary: Text 2156pbf to 95248
Book Drive Success!
Rea Elementary along with Anderson Elementary, Davis Magnet School, Eastbluff Elementary, Kaiser Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, Mariners Elementary and Victoria Elementary were able to donate over 7,400 books to the Newport-Mesa Assistance Leauge. We are so proud of the hard work and generosity of our NMUSD students.
Happy Thanksgiving from Rea Elementary
The staff at Rea would like to wish all of our families a Happy Thanksgiving! Just remember there is no school November 21 - 23, 2012. Shown above is a slideshow our of kindergarten students showing off their Thanksgiving Turkey projects that they did at home with thier families.
Loyalty and Cooperation
This month’s characters traits from John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success are Loyalty and cooperation. Listed below are the poems that go with them.
I’ll wag my tail when you’re feeling bad.
I’ll cheer you up if you’re kinda sad.
I’m honest and fair, and my word is true.
When others run out, I’ll be there for you.
Loyalty’s a trait built upon trust.
Others must see you as truthful and just.
I’m telling you now, when the going gets tough,
Loyalty’s important. No amount is too much.
I’m one in millions in our hive.
It looks confused as we all strive.
We buzz around throughout the day.
Cooperation’s our sweet way.
Work as one in all you do.
When you help others, they’ll help you.
Seek to know what someone needs.
Then pitch right in and you’ll Succeed.
COME SUPPORT OUR P.T.A. AT OUR
MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT!
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:00p.m.
in the Multi Purpose Room
This month’s feature is:
Our P.T.A. will be selling:
Taquitos, Nachos, Hot Dogs,
Popcorn & Various Drinks
VENGA APOYAR AL P.T.A. EN NUESTRA
NOCHE DE PELÍCULA MENSUAL!
El viernes, 16 de noviembre 2012 a las
a las 6:00p.m. en el Salón Multíusos
La película de este mes es:
Officer Jess Gilman Retires!
Today, Rea Elementary came together as a school to celebrate Costa Mesa police officer Jess Gilman as he gets set to retire. Officer Gilman has dedicated over 25 years as a police officer spending most of the last ten years as the school resource officer of the Estancia zone. We as a Rea family wish to express our deepest thanks and although we will be sad to see him go, wish him well for the future!
Red Ribbon Week!
During the week of October 22nd-26th Rea Elementary will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. Our week long list of activities will include:
Monday Wear A Team Jersey Day: Let's "team up" against drugs.
Tuesday Wear Sweats to School: Being drug free is no sweat!
Wednesday Wear Sunglasses to School: I don't see drugs in my future!
Thursday Twins Day: Friends help friends stay drug free!
Friday Wear Red: Just say no to drugs!
Please encourage your child to participate each day!
On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Rea Elementary held our 3rd annual Jogathon. Even though the weather was very hot, our students ran their hearts out for Rea. We also were very excited to have so many wonderful parents here to help out and to cheer for all students. Our event was capped off with a wonderful BBQ lunch cooked by Estancia High School Principal Dr. Kirk Bauermeister. Overall, it was a great day and our best Jogathon event to date!
El miércoles, 17 de octubre del 2012 en la Primaria Rea celebramos nuestro tercer Jogathon anual. A pesar del clima caliente, nuestros estudiantes corrieron con todo su corazón para la Rea. Estuvimos muy contentos de tener tantos padres maravillosos que vinieron a animar a todos los estudiantes. Nuestro evento culminó con un almuerzo maravilloso, cocinado por Dr. Kirk Bauermeister, el Director de la Preparatoria Estancia. En general, fue un gran dia y hasta la fecha nuestro mejor Jogathon!
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY 10-3-12
International Walk to School Day is an event that promotes health and fitness, helps improve air quality, and strives to create safer walking environments in our community. Please encourage your children to walk or bike to school with you on Wednesday, October 3rd. Please remember that all students on bikes or any wheeled object must have a helmet.
Estancia High School Football Night
Estancia Football Game
Students attending schools within the Estancia Zone will be admitted free to the game with a paying adult. Students must wear a t-shirt from their school.
2012 CST Celebration
On Wednesday September 12th we celebrated those students that made significant academic gains. These students scored either proficient or advanced on their state standardized tests. Theses students were then allowed to run down the prestigious tunnel of fame while receiving a round of applause and cheers from fellow students, teachers, and parents. To cap off this event Mr. Haire as promised from last year shaved all his hair off because of the awesome growth our kids made, and now the students can call him Mr. “No-Haire”.
Hard Work and Enthusiasm!!
September’s Characters Traits of the Month
Over the course of the school year we will be focusing in on the positive character traits from Coach John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success. At the end of each month we will recognize students who exemplify those particular traits. Listed below are the poems that go with the traits for September. Please practice them with your child, these characters traits are not just for school but for everyday life.
I may be small. That’s very true.
But I Succeed, and so can you.
I move a mountain, bit by bit.
It takes Hard Work I never sit.
I Work and Work throughout the day.
My work comes first before I play.
Success is yours, please understand,
When you and Work go hand in hand.
I sing my song with joyful heart.
In your Success, joy plays a part.
Enthusiasm in your smile,
Combined with work, you’ll find worthwhile.
The energy and pep you show
Will rub off on those you know.
Don’t make excuses, complain, or whine.
Enjoy your work and Success you’ll find.
Welcome Back Rea Sharks!
Welcome back to Rea! We hope you all had a restful summer break and are excited to start a new school year. Listed below are a few important dates to put down on your calendars. We look forward to seeing you all.
School Office opens August 13th.
Kindergarten Orientation is Friday, August 31, 2012 at 9:00am in our MPR.
First day of School is Tuesday, September 4th.
Back to School Night is Thursday, September 20th from 5pm to 8pm. We will once again have the Carl's Jr. Truck here so please come early and hungry!
What's New At Rea!
We would like to welcome our new staff members; Megan Merritt our new SDC teacher, Anne Conlon, Mrs. Merritt’s instructional aide, Keith Squyres, our new music teacher, Pat Ciuba, new preschool school teacher, and Karen Ingalls, our new Speech and Language Pathologist. We are sad to lose some great educators: Ms. Estrada is now at Newport Heights, Mrs. Gutierrez is now at the Harper Assessment Center, and Mrs. Duffin is now at Adams Elementary. We thank them all for their hard work and determination for the students at Rea and wish them well in their new assignments.
Green Team Tip of the Week
Opening the windows will cut down on your energy bills by allowing you to shut off your air conditioner and feel the breeze!
Rea has a new Character program - John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. Students will learn about a different block of the pyramid every month.