September Parent Bulletin
September 02-11, 2014
Quote of the Week:
During the first week of school, tell the teacher about your child as a person-his/her likes and dislikes, strength and weakness, general personality traits, and your vision for your child in the future. The more the
teacher knows your child as a person, the better she can address your child’s situation. – Mark Condon
Update on Measure H
As you are all aware on November 6, 2012, voters approved Measure H general obligation bonds to improve our schools. Thank you to all the parents for your work last school year to gather community input regarding Measure H projects. In October and November our Superintendent’s council will bring each school site’s project list to the School Board for approval. However before they can bring these lists forward we need to have one additional round of site meetings. It is critical that we discuss our Measure H projects in Principal chat, PTA and School Site Council meetings. I encourage you to attend and participate in the discussion.
Let’s support our Giving Campaign
Please support our PTA by turning in our pledge to support our new fall fundraiser this year. In the past we have launched several fundraising events to raise funds for our Reed programs. This year, in lieu of the catalog PTA launched the REED Giving Campaign. Our goal is to meet 18K before the end of September so please donate $35.00 (per family) and help support our music program and technology. We need your commitment to move Reed from ‘good’ to GREAT!
After School Programs at Reed
Our community requested and we listened… this year we have several after school programs being offered at Reed. The following clubs or programs will be offered or will continue to provide an enriched after school experience for your child.
Jr. Chef’s offered by our former parent Ms. Dayna Pawlowski and her company SIMPLEICIOUS will help your child become future chefs. Please contact her at 408.892
After school soccer brought to us by US Sports Coaching
Our after school Lego Robotics for 5th graders. Please contact
Host Parents: Kelly Lewis and Corianne Birnbaum
After school Chess Club brought to us by Mr. Brett Ramirez. His contact info is (408) 247-8557
Dance and Art classes
Computer Literary for Parents (Offered in English and Spanish)
￼Combination Grade Classrooms
How can the teacher teach two grade levels at the same time?
In any effective classroom, teachers often use the strategy of grouping students for instructional purposes. During many parts of the day, one group of students will work on an independent task while another group receives direct instruction from the teacher. In a single-grade classroom, these groups are typically formed by skill or interest. In a combination grade classroom, these groups are often formed by grade level. In addition, combination grade teachers look for overlaps in the two grades’ curriculum. Furthermore, teachers assigned to combination grade classrooms are experienced teachers who have a command of the standards/curriculum. The use of Reading and Writing Workshop models also allows teachers to individualize instruction based needs of their students whether they are in a combination grade classroom or a single-grade classroom.
How are students chosen for combination grade classrooms?
When any classroom is formed, school teams determine criteria that will result in a balanced, positive instructional environment. Teachers use past experience with a student and classroom/academic performance to determine whether he/she would be a possible candidate for a combination grade classroom. The typical student in such a classroom is one who performs at or above grade level academically, and also possesses the ability to work independently and/or work collaboratively. As a result, the general learning environment in these classrooms is often enhanced by the solid academic performance and work habits of the students chosen specifically for the combination classroom.
You may have noticed that we currently do not have our emergency kit (EK) list on our Reed website. Mrs. Walker and I are in the process of updating our website and this will include putting up the emergency kit and other classroom supply list. I have asked all our teachers to collect the emergency kits this week. Please make sure that you turn your child’s packet before Wednesday, September 3rd.
Back to School Night
￼￼￼Many thanks to all our parents who attended our Back to School Night (BTSN). Thank you for you patience as we attempt to offer two teacher presentations to meet the needs of our families.
Once again, thank you for your continued support.
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.
- Instructional Calendar
- School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
- Principal’s Message
- School Handbook (PDF)
- Normas de la escuela (PDF)
- New Immunization Requirements 7~12
Reed Office Hours
The Reed School Office is open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on days school is in session. When visiting or calling the campus (408-535-6247) our wonderful office staff will direct your call, or answer any questions you may have. Please make sure to sign in at the office when you are visiting our campus.
SJUSD OPPORTUNITY 21
Our Vision: “All San Jose Unified School District students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.”
Our Mission: “San Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.”
At Reed we accomplish our mission by providing a positive environment that develops life long learning skills so that students become productive, successful members of society.
At Reed School; EVERY child matters!
When you are in a hurry to bring your child to school, please remember to respect our neighbors by parking only in unrestricted zones, not moving their garbage cans on Monday mornings, and/or staying in your cars in the Passenger Loading Zone. In addition, set a good example for your children and cross in the crosswalk. No jaywalking, please!
Please remember traffic and parking rules so that everyone is safe and our drop off and pick up runs smoothly.
- Please drive slowly and carefully around our school, especially during drop off and pick up.
- Unfortunately, there are no parking spaces on school grounds for the general public, only for staff and the handicapped. You need to park on the bordering streets.
- We need all drivers to NOT park in the bus areas on Glacier.
Passenger Loading Zones & Bus Zones
Please remember to abide by the passenger loading zone regulations. Use the zone as designed, for dropping off and picking up..not for parking! Please stay in your cars.
At all times, please do not park in the bus zone!
Thank you so much for your assistance!
This week’s events:
6:30-7:30pm – PTA meeting in the Library. Come and join our first meeting.
11:45-12:15 – Yard Duty meeting
9:15-10:00 – Principal’s chat in the Library
On the horizon:
Play Rehearsal starts
11:30-12:30 – Yard Duty meeting
9:15-10:15am – SELAC meeting in the Library
5:15-6:15pm – School Site Council meeting in the Staff Room
1:30-2:45 – Young Author’s Tea
Dinner Night Out
Common Core Information