Welcome to Reed Elementary School
A Proud California Distinguished School in SJUSD
Parent Bulletin: September
You will never be brave if you don’t get hurt.
You will never learn if you don’t make mistakes.
You will never be successful if you don’t
encounter failure. – anonymous.
What is happening this week?
Tuesday, September 22nd we have our first School Site Council meeting at 5:15-6:15 in the library. I would like to thank all of our parents who participated in the process and we would like to invite parents to attend our meetings. This will give you the opportunity to learn more about our school, budget and programs.
We are also celebrating our last Rockstar rewards this month. Next month our Rockstar rewards will look different - we are splitting our Rockstar rewards for Tk-2nd (primary) grades and 3-5th (upper) grades. Our Primary grade Rockstar reward celebration is scheduled on Oct. 20th and our upper grade celebration will occur on Oct. 27th.
Wednesday, September 23th – Student council candidates assembly is at 11:20 AM for grades 2-5. All candidates will give their speeches.
Wednesday, September 23rd – Student Council voting will take place in classrooms after the assembly (details will be given by your child’s teacher). Teachers will count and tally the votes in their classrooms and send the results with ballots attached to A-1. All candidates will remove their posters by the end of the school day.
Thursday, September 24th – Student Council winners will be announced. Classrooms may select their representatives (2 per classroom for grades 2-5). Teachers will send the names of the elected representatives to A-1 by October 9th.
Student Council meetings will be in room A-1 during lunch (12:30 for 2nd and 3rd grade,12:45 for 4th and 5th grades) on Fridays. I also want to recognize Mrs. Dennhardt and Mrs. Dally for their passion and dedication to guide and help our future leaders.
Friday, September 25th, our 5th grade class is having their first field trip. Parents, if you signed up to drive your child, please make sure that you secure proper documentation and clearance in order to transport your child.
When we get back from break please save the following dates:
Our Principal’s Chat for October has been moved to Thursday, October 8th. It will start at 9:15 and it will end at 10:00 a.m. in the Library. Our topic of discussion is about our SBAC results for 2014. Parents are encouraged to attend.
College Day is on October 9th and this year I will be coordinating this event with Mrs. Rosa. In order to make this event successful we will need 2 parent volunteers from each class and 15 other parent volunteers to help with our lunch sports fest. If you are interested please send Camila Rosa and I an email as soon as possible. We will need parents who can help with basketball, soccer and football. We also want to thank and recognize all the hard work of Mrs. Ellner who was the College Day coordinator for the past 6 years.
SPIRIT DAY: Let’s all support our school-wide Spirit Day by wearing our Bobcat t-shirts every Friday.
AVCC (Almaden Valley Counseling): Good news! We have an awesome counselor starting at Reed. Natalie Hanneman will be joining our Reed family this week. Natalie was a licensed MFT therapist and a licensed school counselor in Oregon for fifteen years. She is experienced in PBIS, crisis intervention, 504 & IEP therapy, SSIs and child trauma. In addition, she worked in a bilingual immersion school and is an intermediate Spanish speaker. Natalie is available on Mon-Thur-Fri. (YES! 3 days)
Music: Marla Stone Lyons is delighted to be the Music and Theatre Arts teacher at Reed! She has a BA and MA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Dance and Music. Throughout the years, Marla has founded and directed many versions of dance, theatre and music bands. She directs, performs, and sings in “The Kitchenettes,” a NOLA and Mississippi Delta Jazz, Rock and Blues band, and is currently making a CD called, “Out of the Kitchen, Into the Streets.” Marla has been teaching creative movement, music, drama and musicals in both public and private elementary schools. She looks forward to continue the journey at Reed Elementary!
Facilities Upgrades & Measure H: We had a visit from facilities managers and some projects will be starting soon – especially related to safety (playground structures). Please note that during our fall break our ‘get-along playground’ will be re-surfaced and replaced by artificial grass on 9/28/15 to 10/2/15 and the upper grade playground’ is scheduled on 10/05/15 to 10/09/15.
- 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 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 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!
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.
Sept. 22nd - DInner Night Out - Blue Rock BBQ, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sept. 22nd - School Site Council Meeting - 5:15 p.m. in B-2
Oct. 6th - PTA Meeting 9:15 a.m. in B-2
Oct. 8th - Chat with the Principal 9:15-10 a.m. in B-2
Oct. 9th - College Day
We are fortunate to have so many enthusiastic parent volunteers at Reed. You will receive information from PTA the first week of school. I encourage you to support our programs by volunteering. If you haven’t done so, please remember to complete the volunteer packet for our district. Refer to the link for our volunteer information page http://www.sjusd.org/reed/school-information/volunteer-information. It is important that you are fingerprinted and have a TB test clearance before you are able to volunteer on site. Don’t forget to always sign-in at the office before going to your child’s classroom, as student safety is always our priority. Thank you!
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 the office at (408) 535-6247.
Emergency Supply Lists
Please don’t forget to create your child’s emergency packet. Earthquake packet should include:
2 nonperishable wrapped food items (granola bar, fruit roll, etc.)
(no candy, no gum, no cans, no drinks, no open or loose food items)
1 family picture
1 purse size tissue (Kleenex) package
Comfort item: A note from parent(s) and a small item that can fit in a quart size Ziploc bag (small book or stuffed animal). No games, no drinks - Reed School will provide the water. Place all items in a quart size Ziploc bag with your child’s name on it. At the end of the year this bag will be returned to you. (Parents of returning students can refresh the bag sent home at the end of the last school year to be reused this school year.)
Headphones for each student
This year we are asking that each student bring one headphone (or ear bud) set for use with computers. (Please put it in a ziplock bag labeled with child’s name, teacher’s name, classroom #.) The set you provide for your child is for their school use, and it will be sent home at the end of the year.
Common Core Information