Mid-Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)

February 20-24

Walk and Roll & Beginning of JEDI Challenge

Wednesday, March 1

PTA Meeting at 9:00am in Room 0

Wednesday, March 8

Staff Development Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, March 20

SAVE THE DATE! Bel Aire Play (The Little Mermaid Jr.)

March 22-26

Reed School Scholastic Book Fair

March 27-30

Reed School Book Fair Family Night

March 29

Online PreK & Kindergarten Registration (new families only) for 2023-2024 school year


Dear Reed Families & Caregivers,

Reed students and staff enjoyed a very happy Valentine’s Day this week and the joyfulness of the day permeated the campus. Students demonstrated much excitement sharing and receiving Valentines with one another. A shout out to our families and caregivers for supporting your child in addressing Valentine cards for their classmates. Another shout out to our generous PTA for providing delicious Valentine treats for staff. It truly was a wonderful day. 


Last Friday, Reed School celebrated Global School Play Day. Students and staff participated in various hands-on, interactive activities throughout the day. Students practiced the 4 Cs: communication, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking in the context of interactive play. Take a look at some of the pictures below. 


A note about school absences:  While we have seen an uptick in student and staff illnesses (please read the note below from Nurse Mankin) and we do not want students to come to school when they are not feeling well, we also are experiencing several absences related to travel and extended weekend excursions. Please make every effort to plan family trips for non-school days/hours. Students miss critical first-time instruction when they are not in class. Teachers and specialists also are busy assessing students as they prepare trimester 2 report cards and are using these final few weeks to complete assessments with students. Thank you for your understanding and support. 


Lastly, it is hard to believe that Presidents’ Day and the mid-winter break are just around the corner. We wish our Reed families a wonderful holiday!


Mary Niesyn & Staff


Reed School students learning all about Presidents' Day:

Valentine's fun across the campus:

Last week's Global School Play Day was full of puzzles and games:

Nurse's Corner

Friendly reminder about when to keep your child home due to illness:

We have seen an uptick in cases of gastrointestinal, pink eye, and other illnesses among our students over the past few weeks. Please remember that students must stay home when they are experiencing symptoms of illness. Keeping ill children at home protects other students, their families, and school staff from infection. Students may return to school once they have improved symptoms and have been without fever, vomiting and diarrhea for over 24 hours (without fever or pain-reducing medication). You may refer to our "When to Keep Your Child Home From School" document for more detailed guidance. Thank you for partnering with us to keep our schools healthy and safe!

-- Nurse Mankin


Reed School PreK/Kindergarten Registration - ENROLL NOW

PreK/Kindergarten online registration is open for incoming students new to Reed School. If you have an incoming age-eligible PreK or Kindergarten child, please register as early as possible.  Spread the word among friends and neighbors in the district. Early registration is important so we can plan and secure staff and classrooms.


*Current PreK & Kindergarten students do not need to re-register. Current students will remain automatically enrolled. 

2021-2022 Yearbook

Unfortunately we had feedback that some of the yearbooks from last year did not hold up well.  If you would like a 2021-2022 replacement yearbook for your 1st or 2nd grade child, please come to the front office and we will give you one.  Replacement yearbooks will be available until the supply runs out.



The 2022-2023 yearbook promises another all color, fun filled book of school day memories. Reserve your child’s copy today! If you have any questions, please contact Molly Fleischman at mollyemichel@gmail.com or Laci Ravina at laciravina1@gmail.com


Please note: if you have multiple Reed students, you will need to do separate SchoolPay transactions to purchase each student’s yearbook. If you experience an issue with SchoolPay, please log out of SchoolPay and purchase each yearbook as a GUEST. 



Walk and Roll

Back by popular demand, the JEDI Challenge! The JEDI Challenge is a series of Walk & Roll events hosted over two months to help build excitement for walking and biking to school. Students will be given a card and will earn a stamp for each day they participate. Once the card is complete, it will serve as a raffle ticket and will be entered in the drawing for the grand prize….a custom bike from Cleary Bikes and a helmet from Mike’s Bikes!!!! One bike and helmet will be given to the winner at each participating elementary school in Marin! Here are the dates for the JEDI Challenge. Please note you must participate on at least 4 of the dates to be entered in the raffle.

March 1

March 15

April 5

April 19

May 3

Lost and Found

Please be sure to check the lost and found for any favorite jacket, sweater, sweatshirt, or water bottle. The lost and found rack is stationed next to the gate by the MPR. Items left behind will be donated on February 17, April 7, and June 9. 


Helpful hint: be sure your child’s first and at least last name is on anything your child brings to school (labels are best, Sharpie works in a pinch). Every effort is made to reunite lost items with their owners. Thank you!


Lunch Volunteering

Are you interested in becoming a sub for lunch shifts at Reed this Spring? You can fill in your name on the document below or email Dana Berhoff dberhoff@yahoo.com or Maren Jaffe Maren.iansmith@gmail.com to join the sub list. 




Valentine’s Day Project for Aegis

Thank you to Reed students and teachers for creating a beautiful heart garland for the residents of Aegis Assisted Living in Corte Madera. Another thank you to Maren Jaffe and Dana Berhoff for organizing. Well done all! #reedkindness

Reed PTA Meeting

Please join the PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 8 at 9:00am in Room 0. If you have any questions, please contact Site Chair Julie Stewart at reedpta94920@gmail.com


PTA Nominating Committee for 2023 Officers


The Nominating Committee is currently meeting to develop a slate of PTA officers for the following open positions, each with a two year term:

  • District President
  • District Secretary
  • Bel Aire Site Chair
  • Bel Aire Treasurer
  • Del Mar Treasurer

If you are interested in one of these leadership positions, or would like to nominate someone else, please contact any of the Nominating Committee members - Dana Berhoff, Rachel Berman, Jennifer Feldman, Rebecca Hermanski & Wendy Martin


The Nominating Committee will meet over the next several weeks to develop a slate of PTA officers for the 2023-2025 school year. Open positions include District President, District Secretary, Bel Aire Site Chair, Bel Aire Treasurer & Del Mar Treasurer. If you are interested in one of these leadership positions, please contact any of the Nominating Committee members.


Reporting a Reed School Absence 

All students are expected to attend school on a consistent and on-time basis. If your child is going to be tardy, absent, or leave school early for any reason, please be sure to email OR call and notify the office:



(415) 435-7840  extension #4


Please Provide the Following Information:

  • First and last name of your child
  • Your relationship to the child
  • Teacher's name
  • The reason for the absence or tardy

RUSD Mission & Vision: Each student will be challenged and inspired to reach their fullest intellectual, social-emotional and creative potential to positively impact the world.


Mary Niesyn, Principal


Reed Elementary School