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.

Additional reminders:

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.

Thank you,
Ms. Mendoza