Principal’s Bulletin: May is Bike to School Month
Hello Parents, Teachers and Staff,
May is Bike to School Month, a nationwide event designed to encourage bicycle commuting, mentor new riders, and foster a love of bicycling. When you bike to school with your child you:
• help your child become a safe, knowledgeable and independent cyclist.
• create daily exercise habits that help keep your child active and healthy.
• reduce car traffic and air pollution.
We envision participation in Bike-to-School month as a school-wide event, one that may also introduce parents to riding with their kids! You know your child and the best route to school. Generally, young children are not prepared to ride on the street alone. Most elementary school children ride with their parents or another adult.
May 16th is our Bike with Bobcats to School kick off event. We encourage our community to ride to school with us and join our ‘bike train.’ We will meet at Paul Moore Park (corner of Cherry and Hillsdale, meet on Cherry Ave. near Myrtle Ave.) at exactly 8:00 a.m. Our bike train trail will head south on Cherry to Bryan Ave. and will go all the way to Reed. See the map link below.
Bagels and coffee will be provided to all participating, staff, parents, and refreshments for students, after our morning assembly.
Here’s what we have planned for Bike to School month at Reed:
Monday, May 16th
• 8:00 a.m. – meet at Paul Moore Park
• 8:15-8:40 a.m – We all start riding to Reed
• 9:00 – Morning Assembly - Bagels and coffee to follow
Tuesday, May 24th
• We are encouraging everyone to ride their bikes to school and students will be allowed to ride around the track area during rockstar rewards.
• These events are free and open to all Reed families and students.
So, how do you participate? It’s easy! Just join us on May 16th, and continue riding your bikes for the whole month. Don’t forget your helmets.
Please call our office, or go to our website sjusd.org/reed, for more information.
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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!
May 20th - 4th Grade Gold Rush Day
May 23rd - 9-9:40 a.m. Grandparents Day
May 24th - Ride Your Bike to School
May 24th - 5:30-7:30 - 11th Annual Art Show
May 24th - 6:00-7:00 - Open House
May 26th - 9:15 a.m. International Day
May 27th - Mustache Day Spirit Day
May 27th - 9:15 a.m. Academic Awards Assembly
June 2nd - Last Day of School/Early Release
We are fortunate to have so many enthusiastic parent volunteers at Reed. You are encouraged 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:
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
1 LED flashlight -Personal size
1 small box of assorted size bandages (Band-aid, Curity, Generic, etc.)
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.
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