Rocket News

October 2019

Pete the Cat visits Reynolds School

Pete the Cat and Miss Erin, from the USR Public Library, visited all of our Kindergarten students at Reynolds School. The children enjoyed a Pete the Cat story and then learned how they can get a USR library card of their own. "It's important for children to fill their homes with books at this beginner reading stage in life. Getting a USR library card will allow even our youngest children to enjoy wonderful books at home," said Mrs. Santos. Check out the USR Public Library website to learn how to get your own library card.


Thank you for joining us for Curriculum Day at Reynolds! I hope that you found the morning provided you with a window into your child's day. We are looking forward to working with you this year.

Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for October 23rd. Online conference sign-ups will be available using the Genesis Platform until Friday, October 11th.

You can reference the directions provided by Mr. Padilla, Supervisor of Special Projects, to assist you in scheduling your conference:

Conference sign-up Instructions

If you need support logging into Genesis, I am linking information that was sent home from the Technology Department when you registered:


*Please note that our Learning Lab team will also hold a morning (10:30-11:00 am) and evening (5:30-6:00 pm) information session on this day in the Reynolds Library. At this session, you will have a chance to meet our team. We will share information about the benchmarking process, our tiered support, and the benefits of early intervention. If you are interested in joining us for this session, please RSVP here. Please keep this in mind when planning your conference time.

We look forward to seeing you on October 23rd.

Classroom Highlight- Mrs. Maginnis' Class

Mrs. Maginnis loves reading chapter books and book series throughout the year with her students. "I love the bonding that comes from reading a book together as a class and getting excited for the next one in the series," she explains.

Mrs. Maginnis began reading Charlotte's Web to her students. After the first chapter they discussed the main parts, how the character's feelings changed and even made predictions for what might happen in the next chapter. After their first chapter, she announced to them that they were ready to join Mrs. Maginnis's official book club! Each student received a journal and used it to write about what happened in the chapter that she read aloud to them. Writing in reading journals is something they will continue to do throughout the year after their "Book Club" read alouds.

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Halloween Parade

Our Halloween Day Parade will be held on the front loop of Reynolds School on Thursday, October 31, 2019. We will hold one parade for Reynolds School that will take place at 9:00 am. The children are asked to wear their costumes to school. They should bring clothes that they can change into following the parade. Please keep in mind that we do not permit scary masks.

A letter is coming home with more information. We look forward to a spooktacular day!

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On September 23rd, all Reynolds students participated in an annual bus evacuation drill. Scholastic Bus Co. invited students to board a school bus and practice how to evacuate the bus via the rear emergency exit door. The teachers accompanied the students during the bus evacuation. Students learned what to do in the event of a bus emergency and how to keep themselves safe. Mandatory bus drills benefit all students, as students travel on a bus for field trips and many to/from school. A second bus evacuation drill will be held in the spring.


October 4th- Picture Day for Reynolds School

October 7th-11th- Week of Respect

October 15- "Through Another's Eyes Assembly" -sponsored by the PTO

October 21st-25th- Red Ribbon Week (Each day will be a different theme)

October 31st- Halloween Parade and Parties

Please check out the Reynolds Calendar for Additional Events in October