Back to School Night 

Thursday, September 14 


Parent/caregiver event only

Picture Day

Tuesday, September 19


Thursday, September 28


Reed School PTA Meeting

Wednesday, October 11


Run for Reed

Wednesday, October 11 (details below)

Staff Development Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, October 16


Dear Reed Families & Caregivers,

We are looking forward to seeing our Reed School Community tomorrow evening between 5:30-7pm for Back to School Night 2023! The evening begins in our multipurpose room where you will have the opportunity to meet our Reed School staff. Representatives from the Foundation for Reed School (FRS) and our PTA will join the welcome. At 6pm, parents and caregivers will transition to classrooms for teacher presentations. Hope to see you then. 


In our last newsletter, we highlighted our extraordinary Foundation supported Reed School specialists and some of the amazing lessons and activities they create for students. We thought we would continue the theme and highlight some of the school-wide activities led by teachers that students engage in on a weekly basis. Take a look below for highlights of 2nd Grade Clubs, STEAM, Builders’ Studio, and Community Time.


Mary Niesyn & Staff


Second Grade Clubs: Last week the entire second grade team launched 2nd Grade Clubs. Clubs take place on Friday afternoons and students rotate through 5-6 week sessions. Participation in clubs gives students an opportunity to engage in a wide variety of activities while working and collaborating with peers and teachers across the grade level. 

Beading with Buddies Club

Playful Penmanship Club


STEAM Lab & Builders’ Studio: Students in all grade levels have begun participating in lessons in the STEAM Lab and Builders’ Studio. The hands-on learning activities foster development in the Four C’s: Creativity, Communication, Collaboration & Critical Thinking. 


Community Time: Every Wednesday afternoon our entire Reed School Community comes together for a Community Time assembly. The focus of our first two assemblies has been “Getting to know all the adults who work together to keep us safe at school.” This theme aligned perfectly with our first  Kimochis challenge for the year, “Say hello and say people’s names on the playground and in class.” We invite our parents and caregivers to take the challenge as well when picking up and dropping off each day. 



Get ready to join us at Reed Elementary on Thursday, September 28th from 5:00 – 7:00pm for food, music, and fun alongside a cardboard town created by Reed students. To join in the fun, students can create and decorate a structure (made of recycled materials) that represents some aspect of our town. Here is a video for inspiration from 2021 showing previous creations from "Ti-BOO-ron Towntastic" Halloween Towntastic 2021.mp4 

This year’s theme will be “A Futuristic Tiburon” … think self-driving school bus or robots serving school lunch!

TOWNTASTIC is a fun, family friendly community-building event and all families, caretakers, and siblings are welcome. There will be food and beverages available for purchase. It’s a great chance to see your kids connect with friends and make new ones. We look forward to seeing you there!

We would love your help with making this event a success! If you would like to volunteer, please click here:


The mornings are cool while the afternoons have been sunny and warm, so many sweatshirts and jackets have been left behind on the playground. These items are collected each day and hung on the Lost & Found rack by the school entrance gate. If you are missing a favorite jacket, sweatshirt, or water bottle, please be sure to stop by and look for these items before the end of the month when they will be donated. 


Lost & Found Tips:

  • Well-labeled items are most easily returned to their owners.
  • Laundry-proof stickers with a name and phone number are the best. Try Mabel's Labels.
  • Sharpies tend to bleed and become difficult to read over time. Labels are best!
  • Make sure the label is placed where it can be seen clearly (easier to see if they are up near the top of the garment/neck area).

We try our hardest to reunite kiddos with their lost items so If you are missing anything please check the lost and found today or contact Shay Kanjora ( and she will keep an eye out for it.


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. 

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. 






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