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.
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 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 are able to donate a whole case of paper, please come to the office and pick up a coupon for $10 off a purchase of $30 min. This coupon expires 11/30/14 and must be used at the Office Max Blossom Hill/Almaden Expwy location only. Great deal! Please help!
- 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!
This year our annual Walk-A-Thon will be held on Monday, April 27th and the kids will be walking in Support of Science. Reed Elementary’s new school garden will be used to teach the kids about various science themes, including nutrition.
A pledge packet will be coming home in the white envelope and is also attached to the Bobcat newsletter. Check out the Walk-a-thon Information Pages(PDF) link on the PTA News page of our school website. PTA is now accepting donations through PayPal at http://www.sjusd.org/reed/pta/fundraising/ if you’d like make your donation online. It also makes it easy to email your request for the walk-a-thon to family and friends. We recommend a donation of $10 per child. All students will receive a t-shirt (provided by sponsors and PTA).
2015 Walk-a-thon Volunteers Needed!
On April 27th, Reed will have it’s third annual walk-a-thon and we need your help! Please come support our walkers. Volunteers can help with setting up, snacks & water, marking off laps or help clean up.
Common Core Information