Staff Development Day (NO SCHOOL)

Monday, October 16

Kindergarten Parent Talk with Dr. Van Putten

Wednesday, October 18

8:30-10:00am - Room 17

1st Grade Parent Talk with Dr. Van Putten

Wednesday, October 25

8:30-10:00am - Room 17

Halloween Parade

Tuesday, October 31

8:45-9:15am (please read details below)

2nd Grade Parent Talk with Dr. Van Putten

Wednesday, November 1

8:30-10:00am - Room 17

Parent Teacher Conferences

November 6 - 9

12pm Dismissal

Veterans Day (NO SCHOOL)

Friday, November 10


Dear Reed Families & Caregivers,

It was wonderful to see so many of our Reed families at our 2023 Reed Towntastic community gathering. What fun it was to stroll through our cardboard town and listen to students describe their amazing creations! The theme of community continued as our kindergarten classes took advantage of the beautiful fall weather to walk to the Tiburon Fire department and learn all about safety. For more community-based fun, be certain to mark your calendar and read below for details about our upcoming Halloween parade. Reed certainly is a “fun place to be!”
Mary Niesyn & Staff


Mark Your Calendar: Youth Truth Family Survey Coming October 30- November 17
Look for an email in the weeks ahead to the Youth Truth Family Survey. Every RUSD family is encouraged to participate in the survey and share your personal perspective across several aspects of school functioning. Your feedback is invaluable and we use it at both the school and broader district level to inform, strengthen, and expand our practices. Thank you in advance for your participation!


Halloween Fun at Reed
With Halloween just around the corner, we wanted to make sure that you all have the most up-to-date information regarding Halloween festivities at Reed.  We have contingencies in place rain or shine!
General Guidelines:

Costumes: Costumes are optional. Students wear costumes to school.  Please be sure to select an appropriately themed costume for your child. Costumes may not include weapons, masks, or be overtly scary (this includes parents). Be mindful that our students are young and scary images can be overwhelming. After the parade, students will change into their regular clothing. Costumes will be placed into backpacks.


Classroom Parties: Classroom parties have been scheduled at the discretion of the classroom teacher. All guests must sign in at the office before proceeding to the classrooms. Party activities and treats have been arranged by the classroom teacher and the class event coordinator. Please do not send in extra candies or sweet treats for your child to share. Thank you. 
School Wide Parade: Our school-wide parade is scheduled for Tuesday, October 31st from 8:45am to 9:15ish on the blacktop. Parents, caregivers, and non school-age siblings are welcome. Parents must wait on the blacktop before the parade. Please do not escort your child to his/her classroom either before or after the parade. Teachers will bring students down to the blacktop to form a large circle.  Parents and guests form an outer circle.  This will allow for equal opportunity picture taking! Parents may not stand in the center of the circle or in front of the sound system, as this is reserved for students only.
School Wide Parade — In the Event of Rain: Parade will be relocated to the MPR. Due to limited space and fire code restrictions, the parade will be a student-only event. Unfortunately, parents are not invited to attend. Classroom parties will continue as scheduled
Visitor Check In: All guests must check in at the tables in front of the office. Gates will open for guests at 8:35am. Guests may not be on campus without a visitor pass.  Guests are asked to form a large outer-circle on the blacktop. Look for cones with teacher names.


Use this link to review Halloween Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics 2023


PE Note from Mr. Kaiser:
Hey Parents! Want an active volunteering role at Reed School? We are looking for parents who are willing to lead a lunch time activity such as turning a jump rope, monitoring cornhole, supervising chalk art, and much more. Do you have a special interest, game or activity you would like to share? Are you a tennis fanatic who enjoys organizing small tennis games? Please sign up and enjoy a little outside time with the kids. Contact Mr. Kaiser if you have a special interest or activity you would want to discuss at

Lunch time Yoga!

Kindergarten Field Trips to the Tiburon Fire House!

Neon Spirit Day!

Walk & Roll to School raffle tickets!


Towntastic brought our community together, and you made it happen! Thank you to everyone who volunteered, attended, and supported this event through your PTA dues. A special thank you to Towntastic co-chairs Sophia Ghaffary and Michelle Thomsen!

Here's a video that captures this amazing event:

It’s not too late – pay your PTA dues HERE to support more community events throughout the year.



EVERY WEDNESDAY is Walk and Roll to School Day. Join thousands in Marin who WALK, PARK AND WALK, BIKE, CARPOOL or BUS 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.


Dear PTA Members,

Thank you for your membership in the Reed Union School District PTA. Your support helps us build an inclusive school community for all families. This school year, your membership dues have and will continue to support student enrichment activities, school assemblies, parent education, teacher appreciation and performing arts.  Please read the PTWay- a monthly wrap up which highlights all the events your dues support along with all the volunteer work we do.

You can find the PTWay in District Headline News every four weeks.

We encourage you to stay informed by joining us for our monthly PTA meetings. Please refer to the RUSD District calendar for specific meeting dates and times. Meetings are typically held as follows:

Bel Aire: 1st Wednesday of the month
Reed: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Del Mar: 2nd Thursday of the month

No matter how you choose to be involved, your time and money are investments in your child and our school community. We welcome everyone to help in any way that is meaningful to them. This is your PTA.

Mickey Bruce Hubbell and Toni Lee
RUSD PTA President and PTA Membership Chair 
PTA Membership Link


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