Open House and Art Show
Dear Reed Parents,
May is warming up to be a very fun-filled and busy month at Reed. Don’t miss the upcoming “Open House and Art Show” on Tuesday, May 12th. This is a wonderful time to visit with other Reed families, visit your child’s classrooms and celebrate all that he/she has accomplished this year.
We will start the evening with an Art Show prepared by our Art Vista docents. The Art Show starts at 5:00p.m till 7:30p.m. The individual classroom visitations will follow after my Principal’s announcement (via PA system). Classroom visitations will start at 6:00p.m. and classroom doors will remain open till 7:00p.m.
Open House is a fantastic opportunity for us to come together as a Reed community to witness all the unique and special qualities of our children. I genuinely hope you will plan to take part in this special event.
I also attached our Bobcat Newsletter for your review.Click here to open the 05/07/15 Bobcat(PDF)
I look forward to seeing everyone!
Ms. Melody Mendoza
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.
SJUSD Enrollment Center is Moving
The Burnett Enrollment Center is moving to a new temporary location – 4855 Pearl Avenue San José, 95136
The school district’s enrollment center, currently known as the Burnett Enrollment Center, will be welcoming families at its new temporary location, 4855 Pearl Ave. All new families enrolling their children in SJUSD schools should take note that staff at the enrollment center will be helping them at this new location beginning May 18.
This move to the former Erikson Elementary site is a temporary one allowing the school district the necessary time to make the appropriate adjustments to the central office building where the enrollment center will be permanently housed. Moving the enrollment center to the central office on Lenzen Ave. is part of a larger school district plan as it works to better serve all SJUSD students and their families.
El Centro de Inscripción Burnett se traslada a una nueva ubicación temporal – 4855 Pearl Avenue San José, 95136
El Centro de Inscripción Burnett se traslada.
El Centro de Inscripción del Distrito, actualmente conocido como Centro de Inscripción Burnett dará la bienvenida a las familias en su ubicación temporal en el 4855 de la Avenida Pearl en San José. Todas las nuevas familias que deseen inscribir a sus hijos en las escuelas del Distrito Escolar Unificado de San José deben saber que al personal del Centro de Inscripción le complacerá atenderlos en su nueva ubicación, a partir del 18 de mayo de 2015.
Este traslado al plantel de la antigua Primaria Erikson es temporal y le permitirá al Distrito contar con el tiempo necesario para hacer los ajustes adecuados al edificio de sus oficinas centrales donde, más adelante, se ubicará el Centro de Inscripción permanentemente. El trasladar el Centro de Inscripción a las oficinas centrales en la Avenida Lenzen es parte de un plan a mayor escala del Distrito en su afán por brindar el mejor servicio posible a todos los estudiantes de SJUSD y a sus familias.
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.
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.
- Principal’s Message
- Instructional Calendar
- School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
- Informes Escolares de Rendición de Cuentas (SARC)
- 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!
4/28 Dinner Night Out at Bogey’s Pizza and Yogurtland
Join Reed families at Bogeys Pizza, which has been a fixture in South San Jose for over 29 years proudly serving pizza made by hand every step of the way with secret dough and sauce recipes.Bogey’s has a family friendly environment and a great place to watch all sports games. Bogey’s will donate a percentage from each order to Reed School on the 28th. Please bring your flyer and let’s make this a very successful Dinner Night Out. Thank you for your support!
Don’t forget your flyer for Yogurtland so you can grab some dessert after pizza.
Stop by Yogurtland for a refreshing dessert anytime between 11:00 a.m.-9:30p.m. A percentage of the proceeds from your order on the 28th will benefit Reed School. Bring your Yogurtland flyer along after DNO at Bogey’s. Let’s make this a very successful Dinner Night Out. Thank you for your support!
Teacher Appreciation Week May 4th-8th
Please help your child find small ways to make May 4-8th a truly wonderful week for our teachers here at Reed! (Tuesday, May 5th is the Day of the Teacher.)
* a handmade card
* a flower from your garden
* a drawing or poem
* your teacher’s favorite sweet treat
* even just a heartfelt “thank you”...
Don’t forget to attend the Reed PTA Meeting on May 5th, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Library/Media Center (B-2)
Common Core Information