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!

Sincerely,
Ms. Melody Mendoza
Principal

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

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.

As of May 18th, we look forward to serving you at this location!
For more information, please go to: http://www.sjusd.org or Enrollment Center Change English Flyer(PDF)

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.

¡A partir del 18 de mayo, nos complacerá atenderle en nuestra nueva ubicación!
Para obtener más detalles, por favor visite: http://www.sjusd.org or Enrollment Center Change Spanish Flyer(PDF)

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.

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!