Math Night a Big Success!

On April 9th, Reed and Hacienda teachers collaborated to present a parent information night titled “Unwrapping the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.”  Our principals, Melody Mendoza and Carmen Loy, welcomed the 70+ parents to the evening and set the stage for parents to learn about and engage with Common Core math.

Instructional coaches Jeanne, Scheid (Reed) and Lindsay Edge (Hacienda), shared the shifts in Common Core Math and the mathematical practices that allow students to show how they understand and explain their math reasoning.

The energy turned up as parents visited two different grade levels to get a “real-classroom” perspective of how the CC math is taught to their children. Reed teachers Kimberlee Young, Dara Dennhardt, Paula Griffith, Emily Andrews, and Hacienda teachers Lindsay Gotthardt, Lisa Roth and Jesse Bjorngjeld, presented condensed lessons that included parents interacting with the content and mathematical practices. Both parents and teachers had the opportunity for a dialogue on how CCSS will impact student learning and their ability to succeed in college and careers. Parents walked away with resources to help them support their children’s learning, confident that this move to common core is a positive step for student achievement and success.

Based on the positive parent feedback, Reed and Hacienda are planning for more parent evenings in the 2015-16 school year around Common Core Math and English Language Arts (ELA).

At Reed EVERY child matters!

A California Distinguished School, in the central district of San Jose Unified. Reed provides all children with a comprehensive education, a strong foundation in all academic and social areas including technology and the performing arts. In 2012, Reed was awarded the 2020 Vision award for our noteworthy accomplishments in closing the achievement gap.

We are committed and dedicated to all students reaching and exceeding academic proficiencies and preparing our students with the necessary 21st century skills. A caring, highly effective, and experienced staff holds high expectations for both academic and social development. 

We support the success of our students through our Reed ROCKS program; we are Respectful, Organized, Caring, Kind and Safe. Students are explicitly taught behavior expectations and rewarded on a daily basis for being ROCKStars! We believe in providing opportunities for students to succeed!

Reed’s parents are an integral part of our community. They provide support in events, funding and community spirit. We value our partnership in achieving our district’s mission and vision.

Welcome to Reed

Reed Elementary School, located in Southwest San Jose, reflects the rich cultural diversity of San Jose Unified School District and the surrounding neighborhood.

Reed School includes 20 kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms that focus on teaching District and State Standards. The Reed Staff differentiates for many types of learning needs.


Reed Paper Drive

Please consider donating 8.5 x 11 copy paper to meet our copying needs. This is one of our biggest expenses. We would greatly appreciate your donations of white or colored reams (traditional: green, yellow, pink, blue).  Please drop off in the office, or with your child’s teacher.

If you are able to donate a whole case of paper, please come to the office and pick up a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $30 min. This coupon expires 11/30/14 and must be used at the Office Max Blossom Hill/Almaden Expwy location only.  Great deal!  Please help!

If you have any questions, please contact Patricia “Tish” Bailey at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call (408) 535-6247.

Thank you!