2020-2021 REED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS
June 9, 2021
As we come to the close of this exceptional year may I extend my most sincere and heartfelt thank you to every member of our Reed Community for your individual and collective efforts toward making this year a success! I wish everyone a safe, fun, and restorative summer holiday. We look forward to welcoming our new and returning Reed Raccoons in the fall and we wish our rising 3rd graders much success and happiness at Bel Aire.
June 2, 2021
It’s Time to Celebrate – June 7th Reed Student Reflection and Family Share It truly has been an exceptional school year for our entire Reed Community. Reed Raccoons have transitioned successfully through four separate phases of learning, from distance to full in-person, demonstrating each day what it means to be flexible, persistent, adaptable, and resilient. We could not be more proud of our students.
May 26, 2021
Reed Raccoons are enjoying time in the Builders Studio using Legos, Keva wooden planks for pulley and vehicle challenges, a peg wall marble run, magnetic sticks, movable connectors, and magnetic gears. Another shout out to our amazing Foundation for making this all possible. Ask your child about their creations!
May 19, 2021
Spring at Reed is a great place to be! Warm weather, large outdoor spaces, and joyful students create the perfect setting for parachute games and cornhole tournaments. Take a peek at some of the springtime P.E. fun with Mr. Kaiser and Mr. Carrico.
May 12, 2021
Our kindergarteners enjoyed a virtual field trip “to” the Tiburon Fire Station and learned all about safety during Kindergarten Virtual Safety Day organized by the Reed PTA. This annual event which is usually held on campus was creatively reimagined to follow our current COVID safety protocols.
May 5, 2021
Please be mindful to use extra caution when parking your car, especially in the gravel area on the side of Tiburon Blvd. Please pull into a spot carefully and be cautious of pedestrians as there is no sidewalk in this area. Safety continues to be a top priority.
April 28, 2021
Phase 4 continues to go well at Reed School. To add to the joy that permeates our campus, it is delightful to watch our students enjoy picnic style lunches on the playground each day. Please be reminded that Choice Lunch is available Monday-Fridays. *Monday hot lunches are served “to go”
April 21, 2021
Unclaimed Jackets & Shirts The Lost & Found rack is full of warm jackets, sweatshirts, and long-sleeved shirts. Please check to see if any of these items look familiar.
April 14, 2021
Just a reminder that we transition to our Phase 4 schedule on Monday, April 19. Please take a moment to review the new daily schedule and other important information below. Thank you again to our entire Reed Community for all your ongoing support, commitment, and flexibility!
March 31, 2021
Spring has certainly sprung at Reed School and students and staff alike are enjoying the beautiful weather. Whether lessons and activities are taking place indoors or out, the warmth of the season has permeated our campus!
March 24, 2021
Attendance If your child will be absent or late, please: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the attendance line 415-435-7840 and leave a message.
March 17, 2021
In-person learning continues to go well at Reed. Yesterday, Reed students and staff practiced a combination indoor/outdoor safety drill. As always, Reed students were amazing and carefully followed all safety practices.
March 10, 2021
Make an impact and get more involved with Reed PTA! Please consider volunteering, joining the PTA, and/or attending a Reed PTA Meeting. We are also looking for volunteers to fill PTA Board roles for next year, including Reed Treasurer, Yearbook Chairs, Kindergarten Coordinator, Second Grade Coordinator, Safe Routes to Schools liaison, and more!
March 3, 2021
Reed Families and Caregivers, Thank you Reed families and caregivers for all your efforts in ensuring another smooth transition back to in-person learning. It is great to see so many smiling faces!
February 24, 2021
I hope you all enjoyed a relaxing mid-winter break. We look forward to welcoming back our Reed raccoons for in-person learning on Monday, March 1. Please read below for important reminders to ensure a safe transition back to campus.
February 12, 2021
Today Reed students and staff practiced a school wide safety drill. As always, students and staff did an excellent job following instructions and maintaining personal space throughout the duration of the drill. I could not be more proud of their efforts. After the drill, five “Llamas in Red Pajamas” surprised students and treated everyone to a fun-filled schoolwide read aloud. Be sure to ask your child all about it.
February 10, 2021
We are looking forward to our virtual Kindergarten Meet the Kimochis Parent Event tomorrow. The Kimochis curriculum is our primary resource for social emotional learning, and we would very much like to share it with you. Come join Ellen Dodge, the founder and curriculum author of Kimochis, to get more familiar with this playful and powerful social emotional learning tool.
February 3, 2021
#REED KINDNESS • Valentines for Residents at Aegis Please join us in a shout out to our Reed PTA for organizing and sponsoring our annual #Reedkindess event. This year, Reed Raccoons made beautiful valentine suncatchers for the residents at Aegis in Corte Madera.
January 27, 2021
Kindergarten Registration January 26 - 29: If you have an incoming kindergartner (must be 5 years old by September 1, 2021), please complete the online registration this week. Early registration is important so that we can plan for staffing and classes. On behalf of everyone at Reed we would like to welcome in advance our incoming Reed Raccoons!
January 20, 2021
It is week two of in-person learning and things continue to go well at Reed. The joy students share permeates the entire school. Because we are unable to invite families on campus, we thought we might share a glimpse of in-person learning with you.
January 13, 2021
I am writing this letter having just stepped in from morning recess duty. As I stood outside watching the students play, I was in awe of their ability to follow safety procedures while simultaneously playing joyfully with their peers. This flexible, positive, and adaptive attitude is permeating the entire campus. They truly are remarkable.
January 6, 2021
Reed Families and Caregivers, Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed a happy holiday season. Please read below for important reminders to ensure a safe transition to in-person on Monday, January 11.
December 16, 2020
On behalf of the entire Reed staff we'd like to wish our Reed School community the happiest of holidays. Enjoy time together with family. We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!
December 9, 2020
It has been an absolute delight seeing so many of our students in person this week. Read below for a glimpse of some of the school-wide activities taking place this month for all Reed Raccoons (in-person & extended distance learning).
December 2, 2020
Welcome back (albeit distance)! I hope you all enjoyed a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday. As you may have heard at the meeting last night, the Board confirmed our transition to Phase 3 In-person Learning beginning this Monday, December 7.
November 18, 2020
Fall is the season of gratitude & giving and Reed teachers and staff are working together to create a variety of lessons and activities for students to experience this throughout the season.
November 4, 2020
I hope you enjoyed a happy and safe Halloween. It certainly was a highlight last Friday seeing our Reed Raccoons dressed in costumes and sharing some fun across the entire school.
October 21, 2020
I open this letter with another expression of heartfelt gratitude for everyone’s collective efforts toward ensuring a safe and successful transition back to campus. We are all settling in, learning new routines, and enjoying the gift of personal interaction.
October 7, 2020
Thank you teachers, staff, families, and students for all your efforts toward ensuring the successful launch of in-person learning! Reed students, parents, and caregivers were diligent about arriving promptly for drop off and pick up, wearing face coverings, maintaining social distance, standing with family members at 6 ft markings outside of gates, and completing the daily health screening.
September 30, 2020
I hope this letter finds you well as you prepare for in-person learning next week. Below is a link to the Reed School Entry/Exit video I promised in my previous letter. Please take time to watch the video with your child(ren). You also might consider coming to the campus after school hours to practice the steps for safely entering and exiting the school campus.
September 23, 2020
As was shared at the board meeting last night, RUSD will transition to Phase 2 of the RUSD 5 Phase School Re-Entry Plan on Monday, October 5.
September 9, 2020
As I write this letter, I am looking out the window at a darkened sky even though the clock tells me it is midmorning. This certainly has been an extraordinary week with regard to our weather and air quality.
September 2, 2020
It is so wonderful to watch classroom communities begin to form. Teachers, specialists, and support staff are working hard to build community and foster relationships within the classroom.
August 26, 2020
Here’s to Day 3! May I open this letter by expressing my sincere gratitude to all our families and caregivers for your efforts in ensuring a successful start to the new school year. As I hop in and out of our Zoom Rooms, my heart is filled with joy to see the smiling faces of our 2020-21 Reed Raccoons! Our warmest welcome to you all!
August 19, 2020
The first day of school is just around the corner and we could not be more excited to meet and welcome our Reed School students! Teachers, specialists, and staff have been busy all week attending technology trainings and preparing lessons and activities to start the new year.
August 12, 2020
Dear Reed Parents and Caregivers, I open this letter extending the warmest welcome to our new Reed families and a sincere welcome back to our returning families.
2019-2020 REED ELEMENTARY ARCHIVED NEWS
June 10, 2020
Reed Raccoons, Summer is almost here and it looks like you're already finding fun ways to stay cool in the warm weather, socially-distanced style.
June 5, 2020
It is hard to believe that we have come to the close of our 2019-2020 school year. I don’t think I ever could have fathomed that we would be met with so many challenges, seemingly one following the other.
June 3, 2020
Hi Reed Raccoons, One of you dressed like a raccoon for last week's Dress Up theme. And there were a couple of astronauts which seemed appropriate since real astronauts launched into space last weekend.
June 3, 2020
My letter comes to you a bit early this week so that I can share a few children’s books and additional resources that may offer immediate support and guidance for all of us as we engage in conversations and respond to questions about race and racism with children.
May 29, 2020
Happy Friday! I hope this finds you all well. It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of May. Time is unpredictable these days, seeming to pass by both quickly and slowly...
May 27, 2020
Oh wait - is it the afternoon? We wouldn't know since you're all wearing pajamas! Aren't you supposed to wear pajamas for sleeping? Oh gosh - this distance learning is really getting quite funny. We're glad that you're looking so comfy in your school wardrobes.
May 22, 2020
Hope this letter finds you well and ready for the 3-day holiday weekend. Like many of us, you are probably eager to carve out a little time for some outdoor fun away from screens and technology!
May 20, 2020
Bonjour, Reed Raccoons! We're incorporating a bit of French into this issue since we all know the French love to cook. But so do Reed School kids, as we discovered after receiving loads of mouth-watering photos of students making all kinds of delicious things in their kitchens.
May 15, 2020
Happy Friday to everyone! Once again I wish everyone a relaxing weekend with time to enjoy small moments of togetherness.
May 13, 2020
You wore some fun hats last week! And we wonder if a few of you had read one of our favorite books, Caps for Sale, recently? We loved seeing all the different forms of headwear. But we didn't see any chef hats...
May 8, 2020
Let me begin this letter by expressing heartfelt gratitude on behalf of the entire Reed staff for all the expressions of appreciation you shared with us throughout this week of Staff Appreciation. Thank you!
May 6, 2020
Hello Reed Raccoons! So many raccoons in windows, of all stripes and colors - thank you for the great photos! We've been keeping our eyes out for raccoons (and students) during our daily walks.
May 1, 2020
Happy Friday Reed families. Today marks Day 30 of Learning at Home. I would like to take a moment to thank every Reed student for their hard work, adaptability, perseverance, and “can do” attitude. I also would like to send my gratitude to teachers and parents for working in partnership as we move through this process together.
April 29, 2020
Hi Reed Raccoons! We loved receiving photos of Reed kids playing sports, stretching, doing PE moves, and staying active while sticking close to home. You sure are creative!
April 24, 2020
I hope this letter finds you well and ready for the weekend. On behalf of the entire staff, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the many supportive and encouraging emails being shared.
April 22, 2020
Hi Reed Raccoons! Thanks for the great photos of doing School at Home! It looks like you're finding all kinds of good places to focus on your learning.
April 20, 2020
Hi Reed Raccoons! This is the first issue of a newsletter just for you. This is separate from our regular principal updates. Each issue will feature photos and news around a theme while you're doing school from home, such as spirit days and creative projects. But we'll need your help.
April 17, 2020
Happy Friday! I hope this letter finds you well. Reed staff has been very busy this week and is excited about our additions to the Continuity of Learning plan. We certainly hope you have found the new format and the recorded lessons to be even more supportive, informative, and engaging.
April 3, 2020
As week 3 of Distance Learning comes to a close, I hope everyone is looking forward to a restful spring break. Based on parent feedback, we have been making revisions to our K-2 RUSD At Home Learning Model that we will begin to roll out after the break.
March 16, 2020
I hope this email finds you well and that you are adjusting to our temporary new way of life. Today begins our first day of RUSD School at Home. Teachers and specialists have been busy preparing assignments and activities for students to complete.
March 13, 2020
As communicated by the district office, Reed Union School District will be closing school campuses to students for two weeks beginning Monday, March 16th and resuming Monday, March 30th. Teachers and staff shared our at-home learning expectations with students today.
March 6, 2020
This morning Reed students were treated to Read Across Reed featuring local police officers, firefighters, Tiburon's mayor, the town's librarian, school board members, staff members, and our favorite crossing guard.
March 4, 2020
Families & Caregivers, If you haven't already had a chance to read today's message from the Office of the Superintendent regarding the Coronavirus Update, please take a moment to do so. We are making a purposeful effort to streamline all communication from the district to minimize mixed messaging around COVID-19 updates.
February 12, 2020
To ensure the safety of all students, a reminder to parents and caregivers of bus riders that kindergarteners and 1st graders must be met by an adult at the bus stop. Only 2nd graders are permitted to walk home alone if they have parental consent. Thank you!
January 29, 2020
Reed 1st and 2nd graders participated in a mock Caldecott award election thismonth during their library time.
January 15, 2020
The Great Kindness Challenge is a week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness and compassion on campuses worldwide. Reed School is proudly participating in this proactive and positive kindness initiative from January 27 - 31.
Happy Holidays!On behalf of the entire Reed staff, we'd like to wish our Reed School community the happiest of holidays. Enjoy time together with family and friends.
We look forward to seeing everyone in the new year!
December 4, 2019
Mr. Kaiser is teaching Reed students bowling during PE for the next three weeks. Students will be learning how to keep score, so they'll also improve their math skills. This is a great indoor activity on rainy days.
November 20, 2019
The Kindergarten Mindfulness Assembly for students and families is coming up on December 4th. Read about this exciting opportunity here. Hope you can join us! Here are some photos from the 1st grade Mindfulness Assembly:
November 6, 2019
Mark your calendar! Reed School is excited to offer Mindfulness Assemblies for students and families.
October 23, 2019
School wide parade on blacktop from 8:45-9:15am. Parents & caregivers are welcome to wait on the blacktop before parade - please do not escort child to classroom. Teachers will bring students to blacktop for the parade. -Costumes are optional: Please consider reading this article as you and your child select a costume.
October 9, 2019
2nd Grade Clubs have begun! Students chose from 11 five-week long enrichment clubs that are taught by our 2nd grade teachers, specialists, and support staff.
September 25, 2019
Lost & Found Please check the Lost & Found rack inside the front gate if your child is missing items. Everything will be donated at the end of the month.
September 11, 2019
Please join us in the MPR for Back to School Night this Thursday, September 12th at 6:00pm. This is an evening for parents & caregivers only (no students).
August 28, 2019
Our year is off to a great start! Community Time is in full swing...ask your child to share what they've been learning.
August 21, 2019
We are so excited to welcome everyone for the 2019-2020 school year!