Classroom Volunteer Positions

Forms due today (details below)

Reed Spirit Wear 

Available for purchase at morning drop-off

Friday, September 1

Labor Day (NO SCHOOL) 

Monday, September 4

Foundation For Reed Schools - Parent Meeting & Coffee 

Thursday, September 7

8:30am in Bel Aire Staff Development Room

Reed PTA Meeting 

Wednesday, September 13

9:00am in Room 17

Back to School Night 

Thursday, September 14


Parent/caregiver event only

Picture Day

Tuesday, September 19


Thursday, September 28



Dear Reed Families & Caregivers,

A HUGE thank you goes out to our entire Reed School community—students, staff, parents, and caregivers for a fantastic first week of school. Reed students are doing an amazing job learning new routines, making new friends, and participating in a wide array of new learning activities both in the classroom and across the campus. I am especially proud of how safely students are playing during recess as we await the completion of the new playgrounds; way to go Reed Raccoons!


Speaking of busy school days, in addition to participating in new classroom routines and activities, Reed Raccoons have jumped right into lessons with our amazing specialists thanks to the support of our generous Foundation for Reed Schools. Each week, every Reed student participates in music, PE, library, and art lessons. The photos below share a glimpse of specialists lessons that students have enjoyed beginning day one!


With all the excitement that a new school year brings, please know that it is very normal for your child to feel exhausted by the end of the school day.  During these initial first weeks of school you may want to consider limiting after school activities and providing a little extra quiet time in the late afternoons or just before bed. This extra downtime will help your child decompress and restore from the busy school day. 


Lastly, on behalf of the entire Reed staff, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our families and caregivers for your patience and understanding as we support students in learning afternoon pickup routines. Each afternoon we work collaboratively to ensure that each one of our 360 Reed Raccoons are reunited with family and/or transition safely to after school care and activities.  You can support our collective effort by reviewing the procedures below. 


Blacktop Pick Up: Please have your Reed ID tag ready to show the staff member at the gate and proceed to your child’s classroom # spot painted on the playground (alongside the field). Please do not wait for your child in the breezeway as our PreK and kindergarten students are using this pathway to get to the carline.


Afternoon Carline: Please have your name placard in a highly visible spot on your dashboard. Remain in your car and a staff member will assist your child into your car. Please make certain that carseats are located on the right side of your car. Please look for an opportunity to teach your child how to buckle up their seatbelt. This will save time in the loading up process. Again, thank you for your patience as we all learn to safely navigate the carline. Our collective efforts will lead toward a safe and efficient process!



Mary Niesyn & Staff

Bus riders arriving at Reed!

Mrs. Smith reading to a 1st grade class in library.

Mr. Kaiser teaching hand-eye coordination skills in PE class with balloons and noodles.

Kindergarteners browsing some school library books.

2nd graders creating name tags in Art with Ms. Caldwell.

Ms. Balfe teaching a new singing game in Music.

PreK enjoying recess on a beautiful day!

Lunch time!


Lost & Found
As the afternoons grow warmer, jackets and sweaters tend to come off. Please take a moment to look through the Lost & Found rack for missing clothing. The rack is located in the font circle before and after school each day. Please be certain to label all clothing. Thank you!


Classroom Coordinator Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in volunteering in your child’s classroom? Get more involved at Reed and help create a sense of community within your class! Please consider volunteering as a Room Parent, Car Line Coordinator, Yearbook Photo Coordinator or Class Celebration Assistant for your child's classroom. These are very important and rewarding volunteer positions that help make Reed such a special place.
Please complete THIS FORM by Wednesday, August 30th (today!). Volunteers will be contacted by their Grade Level Coordinator with further details after Labor Day weekend. Please see the detailed job descriptions HERE. Thank you for sharing your time! If you have any questions, please contact your Grade Level Coordinator:
-For Pre-K, contact Katie Allen Ticen
-For Kindergarten, contact Sahar Kianfar
-For 1st grade, contact Dawn Garrison
-For 2nd grade, contact Kristina Van Prooyen

School Lunch

School Lunch Volunteers Needed! We need your help at Reed this school year serving nutritious lunches free of charge to every student who requests one. Please sign up for a regular twice-a-month shift by adding your name to one of the slots on the REED 2023-2024 SCHOOL LUNCH sign-up. Volunteers work in teams of 4, so sign up with friends and make it a regular get together! Feel free to share a shift or sign up to be a substitute volunteer. This is a great way to get on campus, see what your kids are up to at recess, and provide a vital service for our school.  Questions? Contact the Lunch Chairs (Shawna Levi & Irina Boguk

Monthly menus are posted HERE.


Spirit Wear

Get your REED Spirit Wear this Friday, September 1st during drop-off. We’ll have a REED Spirit Wear sales table set up by the front gate at Reed School. For questions, please contact our Spirit Wear Co-Chairs Jennifer Berry Wang ( and Ann Danielson (




SAVE THE DATE: Reed Elementary TOWNTASTIC, September 28th from 5:00 - 7:00pm


TOWNTASTIC is a fun, family-friendly, community-building event.

This year's theme is "Futuristic Tiburon."


Put your best foot forward this fall! EVERY WEDNESDAY is Walk & Roll to School Day. Join thousands in Marin who WALK, (PARK AND WALK), BIKE, CARPOOL or BUS to school. EVERY STEP YOU TAKE, even if it's once per week, even if you walk a few blocks to school, helps reduce traffic and invigorates your student for a day of learning. Students are invited to come to the Safe Routes to Schools welcome table on the morning of September 13 to receive a prize for walking & rolling to school.

BUDDY UP is a contest to get students to walk (park and walk), bike, carpool or ride the bus together. Now through October 31, sign up your group of two or more students from neighboring families to travel to or from school together. Tell us your success story! Habits are more likely to stick when families support each other. There’s safety in numbers and groups are more easily seen by drivers. Best of all, friendships and fun memories are formed! There will be a $50 award for 5 winning groups. Notifications will be sent out in early November.

2023-2024 Yearbooks

The 2023-2024 yearbook promises another fun-filled, all-color book of school day memories. While you’re checking off your back-to-school list, reserve your child’s yearbook today!  Please contact Jennifer Schmidt ( or Bobbi Kezirian Kleinbrodt ( with any questions.


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. 




Dear Parents,

Welcome, both new and returning families, to the Reed Union School District Parent Teacher Association. We are so excited about the 2023/2024 school year.

The mission of the PTA is to enrich the lives of our children and the school community.  We support this mission by coordinating special school and district programs, enriching our community through family events and education, and providing support to our teachers and staff. Our PTA meetings are where we stay informed, share ideas, and collectively solve problems. I encourage each and every one of you to become an impactful part of our team and community.

If interested, here are some ways to get involved:

  • Most important! Please become a PTA member: Join now online here
  • Attend a PTA meeting. Monthly P​TA meetings are open to all PTA members. Time and dates are posted on your school's website.
  • Order Spirit Wear! Cozy sweatshirts, t-shirts, and pants for your student.

RUSD is truly a special place - we have an amazing community of students, parents, teachers and staff. Thank you for getting involved and supporting our PTA programs. 

Mickey Bruce Hubbell
RUSD PTA President



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 #1


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