May 2017

May Reading Carnival

Photos by Kathleen Moore

Rees held the traditional reading carnival last week.  Students are rewarded in carnival tickets to participate in the carnival.  Many of the same games are available for students to play and some new activities are introduced.  Great job students on your hard work and dedication to reading! 

Jump A Thon

Evelyn Cluff- 6th Grade Student

Jump For Heart 2017

By Evelyn Cluff, 6th Grade Student

On April 28, 2017 Rees Elementary participated in American Heart Association’s Jump for Heart.  It is our spring service project.  All funds go to research on healthy hearts.  This helps all kinds of people, like Mr. Mendenhall’s daughter who was born with a hole in her heart.  As a celebration for a job well done we have a jump-a-thon.  

May The Fourth Be With You

Jen Gasser

On the night of May 4, sixth grade hosted a "Star wars" night.  It was a great activity to complete our week of science and space studies.  Students came to the school from 8:00-10:00 pm to enjoy Nachos, treats, music and a little football.  When it became dark enough, students were divided into three groups and went to stations designed for real-world exploration of the night sky.  Station One had students looking through telescopes at Jupiter.  Station Two had students looking for and identifying constellations in the spring sky.

Judy Moody Finger Knitting

Sasha Tew

In Mrs. Tew’s second grade class we have been reading “Judy Moody: Mood Martian”. Today for fun Friday we decided to learn how to finger knit, just like Judy Moody. We took yarn and looped it over and under our fingers, then we pulled it over. Our third grade friends from Mrs. Darrington’s class were very helpful. It took a few tries, but we got it! In the end we had fun finger knitting our way into a good mood, but our classroom looked like a giant bowl of yarn spaghetti!

Outstanding Employee Award


Mary Erekson is the recipient of the Outstanding Employee Award nominated by the employees at Rees Elementary. Everyone becomes a better person just knowing her!  She’s kind, patient, caring, smart, and says “Hi!” to everyone she sees!  Congratulations Miss Mary!  You deserve this!

Here are what some of the teachers at school had to say about her:

VIP lunch

Amy Darrington

Students at Rees Elementary enjoyed another fun VIP lunch with Mr. Gull on Monday.  Students were randomly chosen to attend the VIP lunch from the Principals 200 Board.  Students get to be on the 200 board if they are nominated by a staff member for having positive behavior.  We are so proud of our amazing REES EAGLES!!!