Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

Monday, May 27

Deadline to Nominate your Bike Hero

Friday, May 31

PreK Music Performance

Thursday, June 6 at 8:30am

Field Day (details below)

Wednesday, June 12 at 9:00-11:15am

2nd Grade Reed School Farewell 

Wednesday, June 12 at 11:15-11:30ish

2nd Grade After School PTA Playdate at Bel Aire (details below)

Thursday, June 12

1st Grade After School PTA Playdate at Belvedere Park (details below)

Thursday, June 13

Last Day of School

Friday, June 14 (12:00pm dismissal)

2023-2024 Reed School Calendar

2024-2025 Reed School Calendar

For planning purposes, please use this year's calendar and next year's calendar so that any travels fall during school holidays and students are in attendance on school days. Thank you!


Dear Reed Families & Caregivers,

With the excitement of summer holiday only a few weeks away, it is common to find ourselves focused on what is to come.  While we do share in the anticipation of all that summer brings, we find that many students can feel unsettled with change on the horizon. Young students are most successful when we all communicate clear expectations and routines that are grounded in the present moment. You can help your child remain focused and engaged at school by taking time to talk with them about their day (look below for events to spark the conversation). This sends a message to your child that today is important and every day counts!  Please also make every effort to adhere to regular bedtime routines so your child is well-rested and ready for each day! 

Mary Niesyn & Staff

Sports Spirit Day!

PreK Celebrates Hat Day

The creativity in PreK abounds. On Monday the students celebrated the letter “H” in their ABC countdown with Hat Day!

Kindergarten Safety Day 
This morning the entire kindergarten team learned all about home and school safety from members of our local police, fire, and city public works departments. Students in every grade level had an opportunity to meet and talk to these important members of the community before the kindergarten presentation. It certainly was an important  & exciting morning at Reed School!

First Grade Visits the Farmers Market 
Last week our entire 1st grade boarded buses and traveled to the Marin Farmers Market in San Rafael. Students enjoyed presentations by farmers from Agricultural Institute of Marin (AIM).  Students used their five senses while exploring and sampling produce from local farmers and specialty food purveyors. Each student practiced making a purchase and learned about weighing produce on a scale.

2nd Grade Music Performance 
While our kindergarten students were out on the playground learning about home and school safety, our 2nd grade students were in the MPR giving an amazing music performance to families and friends. Please help me give a huge shout out to our 2nd grade students and our amazing Foundation sponsored music teacher, Ms Balfe for such a wonderful morning! 

A Note from our Librarian Mrs. Smith

Friday, May 31 is the final deadline to return all Reed School library books. If you have lost or misplaced a book, please email Mrs. Smith:

Specialist Corner: Spanish Note from Señora Mutilva

As we commence the year with exposure to the Spanish language and hispanic culture for our Reed students, I wanted to express how impressed I have been with students’ interest and willingness to try on the language! They are little sponges!


Pre-K students played “I Spy” in connection to the book “Oso pardo, oso pardo, ¿qué ves ahí?” by Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr., and learned about numbers, colors, and butterfly stages in our unit on “La oruga muy hambrienta” also by Eric Carle. They played a board game and danced like butterflies.


The grade-level students learned about pets in connection to family. Students interviewed each other for their favorite pet, labeled family members, and guessed pet names in charades games.


Second grade club continues to learn about Spanish speaking countries around the world. They create art projects in connection with those countries. It’s a joy seeing their interest and expressions of new cultures!


I certainly hope that these kids have the opportunity to keep learning Spanish over the summer. And if your student is graduating up to Bel Aire, I’ll see him/her there!


2024-2025 Enrollment
Please email if you will be moving out of the area and/or your PreK, Kindergartener, or 1st grade student will NOT be returning to Reed School in the fall. This information is critical as we plan for staffing, so thank you for letting us know as soon as possible.


Bus Passes are on Sale

Annual bus passes for the 2024-25 school year are on sale at The cost of passes for next school year remains $345 each way.

Some key information is provided below; click HERE for answers to other FAQs.

  • Passes are not transferable and valid only on the line/route you purchase.
  • Only annual (and later in the year) half year passes will be available.
  • PreK students will be able to ride this year (age requirement has been dropped).
  • Riders must know where to board and disembark.
  • Reed parents/guardians/designated adult must meet their child’s afternoon bus; no
  • Families seeking financial assistance should contact to discuss eligibility.

Passes are first-come, first-served and are likely to sell out on some routes. Those routes include:

  • Magenta AM/PM (Bel Aire, serving Tiburon and the library/TPC). Very high likelihood of Magenta PM being sold out before school starts. Please purchase early.
  • Purple PM (Del Mar, serving Tiburon and the library/TPC)
  • Lime AM/PM (Del Mar, serving East Corte Madera, Paradise Cay, and Belveron)
  • Red AM/PM (Reed, serving East Corte Madera, Paradise Cay, and Belveron) 

Please direct any questions to the Yellow Bus Challenge Team at info@buschallenge.or



Field Day

The Reed Field Day extravaganza will be held the morning of Wednesday, June 12th! This end-of-year tradition is always a student favorite – Mr. Kaiser and the PTA team appreciate your help to make this year’s the best one yet! 


Please see the Sign-Up Genius for more detail and to sign up - a couple slots remain! All volunteers must be able to attend for the entirety of their shift, and please limit sign-up to one shift per parent. 


Second grade parents! You may want to sign up for the second shift so you can stay and watch the special 2nd Grade Farewell right after the Field Day festivities are over!


See you on the blacktop!

Second Grade After School Playdate: June 12 

Your 2nd grade room parents & PTA would like to invite you to the Bel Aire campus for a 2nd grade after school play date. It will take place at the Bel Aire playground. We will have music, snacks and drinks. Hopefully many of you will join us to mark this next chapter before we head into summer! 


Our kids will soon be closing one door at Reed, and opening the next one at Bel Aire. As we all transition together, we would love to celebrate them as they move onto 3rd grade. 


Event: 2nd Grade After School Playdate

Date: Wednesday, June 12

Time: 2:30-4:30pm (Optional bike train leaves Reed School after school at 1:40pm). See below.
Location: Bel Aire playground


An optional parent-led bike train is meeting at Reed School at 1:40pm. Every child must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver in order to participate. Please plan to pick up your child on the blacktop after school. Be certain to let the teacher, The Ranch, and the office know if your child will not be attending regularly scheduled Ranch classes or riding the bus that day. As always, the Reed Staff needs to be sure all children are accounted for before they exit the campus. 


Please feel free to contact your 2nd grade room parent with questions. 

First Grade After School Playdate: June 13

Please come join us for light snacks, outdoor games, and fun music/dancing at Belvedere Park to celebrate Reed’s 1st Grade Class on Thursday, June 13th from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Feel free to bring snacks (nut free), treats (nut free), drinks and games to share. Siblings are welcome.


* Please ensure there is at least one adult responsible for each child. This is not a drop off playdate. To coordinate carpooling, cycling or walking as a group, please contact your Room Parent. Hope to see you there!


Feel free to contact Michelle Thomsen at with any questions. 

Reed Spirit Wear - New Summer Styles!

Look out for some brand new Reed spiritwear for summer! Available at pickup on May 31st and June 7th, and during Field Day on June 12th, while supplies last. Limited items will go fast! 

2023-2024 Yearbooks

It’s not too late to Order your child’s yearbook today!


To confirm whether you have already purchased a 2023-2024 Reed Elementary yearbook, please search your email for the following keywords (with no quotation marks): SchoolPay E-Receipt Reed Yearbooks 2023-24

Volunteer with Reed PTA Next Year! 

Make an impact and get more involved with Reed PTA! 


We are looking for volunteers to fill Reed PTA roles for the 2024-2025 school year, including Grade Level Coordinators, The Welcome Wagon Team, SF-Marin Food Drive, The Staff Appreciation Team, PTA Membership, Picture Day, Lost & Found and more. 


For more information, please contact incoming Reed PTA Site Chair, Michelle Thomsen at

Walk & Roll - Nominate your Bike Hero!

Nominations for the Safe Routes’ Bike Hero Award are now open until May 31st. Bike Heroes are great “roll” models: They are students who get up early to ride regularly, inspire others to bike, obey all rules of the road, and have FUN biking. Each May, parents, administrators, teachers, and friends are invited to nominate their favorite student cyclist for the county-wide award. We’re awarding $50 gift cards to two elementary students and two middle school students.

Nominate your BIKE HERO HERE! 

Past 2023 winners


Dear Parents and Guardians,
As another school year draws to a close, let’s take a moment to express our deepest gratitude for the incredible staff who dedicate themselves to our children's success.

From our 155 dedicated teachers, specialists, and supportive classroom aides, to the principals, custodians, and administrators, each member of our school community plays a vital role in fostering a nurturing, stimulating, and safe learning environment for our students. Their hard work, passion, and commitment make a profound impact on your child’s educational journey.

To show our appreciation for everything they do, we're launching an End-of-Year Teacher & Staff Gift Fund. This fund will be divided equally amongst all staff members, offering a small token of our immense appreciation. Every contribution, big or small, will go a long way in showing our staff how much their efforts are valued.

Please note that all contributions are entirely voluntary. Thank you for your continued support and partnership!

RUSD PTA Executive Board 


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