• Reed News November 8th, 2017



    Parents-We need your help!

    We are seeing an increasing number of children who have not had their Choicelunch orders placed. This week there were not enough

    "emergency lunches" to feed all of the children with no lunch. Please help us by using these best practices:

    • Remember that lunches need to be ordered 24 hours in advance
    • If you forget to order your child's lunch, please bring in a lunch to the office 
    • Do not rely on an "emergency lunch"
    • Pre-order when possible
    • Set a reminder on your phone or calendar to re-order your child's lunches prior to the last day 

    *please be reminded that even if you have the unlimited plan, your selections still have to be made.


    Conference Week-What You Need to Know

    • Next week-All week
    • Noon dismissal
    • Send a substantial snack, there will be no lunch
    • Buses will run accordingly
    • Please be mindful and timely for your appointment with your child's teacher

    Community Time-Veteran's Appreciation 

    We want to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of the veteran's who took time out of their schedules to come to Reed!

    Your attendance and your service are so appreciated!





    PTA News


    UNICEF - Reminder to turn in UNICEF boxes to the Front Office by Thursday, November 9th.



    Volunteer for Recess Activities!

    See the Reed Raccoons in action when you volunteer for recess! It's a fun way to get to know the kids and give them

    an opportunity to try new activities. Any and all help welcome - no experience required! Time commitment is 11:50-1:10.

    Volunteer once or multiple times. Just show up and Mr. Kaiser will tell you everything you need to know to help organize a

    game of banana tag, kickball, tennis, etc. Parents will also be running a theater club improv group on Mondays and yoga

    classes on Wednesdays. Remind your kiddos to join in the fun! SIGN UP HERE or contact Sophie Miles if you are interested.


    Food Drive -  November 6-22, 2017

    With the devastation of the fires in Sonoma and Napa, we're all looking for ways to educate our children on how to give back

    to others. Here's their chance to give and volunteer.

    It's time for our Annual Reed Raccoons Food Drive!! November 6-22, 2017

    We kicked off on Friday, November 3rd with a visit from The SFMarin Food Bank's Community Director, Katy Mann, sharing

    stories about families and kids in need and how our we can all help.


    WE NEED PROTEIN!!  Please consider donating the following items:

    Canned Tuna



    Low Sodium Soup

    Whole Grains



    Food collection bins are located outside of the entry gate and the office.


    Finally, please join us for REED KIDS VOLUNTEER DAYS on Sunday, Dec. 3rd and Dec. 10th from 12:00-2:00 at the

    SFMARIN Warehouse at 900 Pennsylvania Ave. SF. Sign up is REQUIRED!!  Email Kathryn Ellman at Coldwell Banker

    Kathryn.Ellman@cbnorcal.com  or call (415) 497-7637. We have 60 spots available for each day, so rsvp ASAP if you'd

    like to join. Our hard work will be followed by an ice cream party for all volunteers. Children as young as 4 can join us!

    Go Reed Raccoons!


    RUSD PTA News



    The PTA & co-chairs of the RUSD Book Fair would like to thank the generosity of our parent & school community for the

    donations of books to the victims of the North Bay wildfires.  We collected more than 15 boxes to be donated!


    Your PTA dues support our Parent Education programs.  Please join us for our next event:


    How to Tame Your Teen by Taming Yourself First: A Mindfulness Based Approach to Parenting


    Date: Tuesday, November 7th

    Time: 7 to 8:30 pm

    Location: Tamalpais High School


    Do you want more moments of connection and less conflict with your teen? Ann Arora and Wynn Burkett will help

    parents and guardians use mindfulness techniques like breathing, meditation and visualization to help regulate

    their own emotions when interacting with their teens. Over the course of this evening, parents will learn how to

    stop focusing on changing their teens and instead learn ways to change their own behavior to improve their

    day-to-day dealings with their young adults.

    Past Events

    For anyone who is interested, here is a link to the October 19th presentation by Dr.

    Brad Sachs entitled, "The Good Enough Parent: How to Have an Imperfect Family and be Perfectly Satisfied."


    And here's a link to the September 19th presentation by John O'Sullivan entitled,

    "Creating a Player-First Environment in Youth Sports."

    Foundation News 


    Pledge Day 2017 Is Next Friday, November 17th!


    The Foundation is officially kicking off its 2017-18 Family Giving Campaign this month with our

    annual Pledge Day on Friday November 17th.


    Donations and pledges received before or on this day will help The Foundation to more accurately forecast

    outcomes for the remainder of the campaign and fulfill our mid-year commitment of $1 million to the District. 

    Every Donation Counts!


    As part of the Pledge Day efforts, we will be hosting the first of two Dads' Phone Banks on the evening

    of Tuesday, November 14thConsider a donation or pledge BEFORE this date to avoid the call from a District Dad!


    For those Dads who enjoy "smiling and dialing," please consider joining us at The Lodge at Tiburon for this super fun event.

    Refreshments will be provided!


    Contact Dads' Phone Bank Chair, Raul Saavedra at raul.g.saavedra@gmail.com for more information.


    THANK YOU to our wonderful community of Corporate and Family Sponsors, teachers, parents and students

    for making the 2017 Run for Reed such a huge success! We absolutely could not have done it without you!