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Reed Elementary School Newsletter - Updated July 3, 2020

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A Dual Language Leader in Me Lighthouse School in LISD

Our Mission/ Nuestra Misión

Reed Elementary, developing a community of leaders for a better world.

La escuela Reed, desarrollando una comunidad de líderes para un mundo mejor.

About Us

Enrollment: 780

Mascot: Roadrunner

Colors: Red, Blue, Silver

Mission: Developing a Community of Leaders for a Better World

Namesake: Officer Leonard Reed

Paige Collier, Principal

Janie Kelly, Assistant Principal

Sofie Lopez & Kim Box, Counselors

Zoe Safeer, Admin. Assistant

Adriana Portillo, Registrar

Mariana Standley, Receptionist

Jessica McHenry, Nurse

Carolyn Slavin, Librarian

Nikki Underwood, Cafeteria Manager

Mark your Calendar

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration is online now!

Tue, Aug. 4- New Family Orientation, 6:30-7:30pm

Sun, Aug. 9- PTA Popsicles on the Playground, 3-5pm

Mon, Aug. 10- Pre-K Night, 5:00-6:30pm

Tue, Aug. 11- Meet the Teacher Night, 5:00-6:30pm

Thur, Aug. 13- First Day of School, doors open at 7:20am

Thur, Aug. 27- Parent Orientation, 5:30-7pm

Registration and School Supplies

To enroll your NEW student for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit

Returning student registration will be available beginning June 22 here: registration page

If you need to buy school supplies from our PTA, please go to and use our school code RES003 to get your school supply kit.

The Reed Elementary PTA has a new web site:

School Hours 2020-21

  • School Day: 7:40 am–2:55 pm (First 2 days dismissal is at 2:45pm)
  • Office Hours: 7:20 am–3:30 pm
  • Morning Drop-Off Schedule: 7:20–7:40 am
  • Please be cautious of students and staff during arrival and dismissal. Please slow down. Using cell phones in the arrival and dismissal lines are prohibited. Let's be safe and responsible.
  • Parents and visitors must obtain a visitor's badge in order to enter the building.
  • Students that have not been picked up by 3:05 pm will be brought to the office. Parents must come in to check out their child.

Horarios de escuela 2020-21

  • Horario de escuela: 7:40 am - 2:55 pm
  • Horario de oficina: 7:20 am – 3:30 pm
  • Hora de entrada: 7:20 – 7:40 am
  • Por favor sea cuidadoso con los estudiantes y el personal de la escuela durante los horarios de entrada y de salida. Por favor maneje despacio. El uso de teléfono celular en las líneas de llegada y de salida está prohibido. Seamos seguros y responsables.
  • Los estudiantes que no sean recogidos a las 3:05 p.m. serán llevados a la oficina y ahí deberán ser recogidos por sus padres.

About Officer Reed

Officer Reed served as a peace officer, a Cedar Park Police patrol officer, a school resource officer at Vista Ridge High School, a Cedar Park field training officer, and a motorcycle cop.

He made an impact on his fellow officers and the community. He also made a strong impression on all of the students he served.

Officer Reed was voted Officer of the Year by his peers, and received several awards from the department and the community. He touched the lives of all whom he met and he achieved everything he focused on.

LISD Summer Fun Site

The Elementary Summer Learning Fun Site has been updated with calendars and resources for summer 2020.

Reed Remote Learning Plan Site

Here is the link where you can find our remote learning plans for all grade levels:

Photo Texas Picture Orders

Photo distribution occurred when students picked up their bags. If your child did not receive their photos, you can call directly Photo Texas at 512-617-7780. Photo Texas will ship it directly to your house.

See the Teachers!

Enjoy the "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" video:

And our "We miss you!" video: ❤️

We have a few yearbooks left!

It's not too late to get your yearbook! Yearbooks only cost $16 and will feature pictures from events throughout the entire year. What an amazing keepsake! Follow the link here:

New Reed PTA Executive Board

Congratulations to our new Reed PTA Executive Board for the 20-21 school year!

President: Jen Solomon
VP Programs: Alexis Pecjak
VP Fundraising: Autumn Kieley
VP Community Events: Melissa Wolter
Secretary: Taylor Payne
Treasurer: Teresa Cross

Officer Leonard A. Reed Elementary School Named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education

Leadership and Life Skills at Reed ElementarySchool Inspire Young Students to Become

21st Century Leaders with the Leader in Me Process

CEDAR PARK, TEXAS – JANUARY 13, 2020 – Reed Elementary School announced today the school has been certified and named as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School by FranklinCovey Education. This recognition is evidence that the school has produced outstanding results in school and student outcomes, by implementing the Leader in Me process with fidelity and excellence. It is also because of the extraordinary impact the school is having on staff, students, parents, and the greater community.

Paige Collier, principal of Reed Elementary said, “We are honored to have been certified and named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. We have seen amazing results from implementing the Leader in Me process at our school, such as increased attendance rates, double-digit gains in academic test scores, and decreased discipline issues. This process not only has had a significant impact on our students, but also in our community. And we expect to see greater results over time.”

The Lighthouse Certification is a highly-regarded standard set by FranklinCovey Education that is attainable by every Leader in Me school. As it is a significant benchmark, applying for this certification typically occurs three to five years after a school begins the Leader in Me process.

Sean Covey, President, FranklinCovey Education, said, “We are thrilled to recognize Reed Elementary School as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School. Schools who achieve this Lighthouse Certification are great examples of a strong leadership model and process, and of what it means to be a Leader in Me school. This school has experienced transformational results by implementing the principles and practices related to Leader in Me. And, we are so pleased and honored to celebrate the success they are experiencing.”

Since its official launch nearly a decade ago, nearly 4,000 public, private, and charter schools across 50 countries have adopted the Leader in Me process, while more than 300 schools have achieved the prestigious Lighthouse certification. It is earned by schools that demonstrate the following:

· The principal, school administration and staff engage in ongoing learning and develop as leaders, while championing leadership for the school.

· Leadership principles are effectively taught to all students through direct lessons, integrated approaches, and staff modeling. Students are able to think critically about and apply leadership principles.

· Families and the school partner together in learning about the 7 Habits and leadership principles through effective communication and mutual respect.

· The school community is able to see leadership in the physical environment, hear leadership through the common language of the 7 Habits, and feel leadership through a culture of caring, relationships, and affirmation.

· Leadership is shared with students through a variety of leadership roles and student voice leads to innovations within the school.

· Schoolwide, classroom, family and community leadership events provide authentic environments to celebrate leadership, build culture, and allow students to practice leadership skills.

· The school utilizes the 4DX® process to identify and track progress toward Wildly Important Goals (WIGs) for the school, classroom, and staff.

· Students lead their own learning with the skills to assess their needs, set appropriate goals, and carry out action plans. They track progress toward goals in Leadership Notebooks and share these notebooks with adults in student-led conferences.

· Teacher planning and reflection, trusting relationships, and student-led learning combine to create environments for highly engaged learning.

Reed Elementary School will maintain its Lighthouse Certification the next two years and will continue to foster its growth and proficiency in exemplifying a leadership culture and principles. At the end of the two years, Reed will be able to recertify its Lighthouse Certification through a virtual self-assessment, describing and celebrating its growth and accomplishments since its original Lighthouse designation.

Leader in Me is a whole-school transformation model and process—developed in partnership with educators—that empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. Leader in Me helps students learn how to become self-reliant, take initiative, plan ahead, set and track goals, do their homework, prioritize their time, manage their emotions, be considerate of others, express their viewpoint persuasively, resolve conflicts, find creative solutions, value differences, and live a balanced life.

Leader in Me utilizes and integrates several leadership, social-emotional learning, quality, and educational models and processes from past and current thought leaders including The 4 Imperatives of Great Leaders and The 4 Disciplines of Execution. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is also a key component of the overall Leader in Me process and is a synthesis of universal, timeless principles of personal, interpersonal, and organizational effectiveness, such as responsibility, vision, integrity, teamwork, collaboration and renewal.

Leader in Me is having a significant, measurable impact on schools all over the world and in the lives of millions of students, parents, teachers, and administrators, as is evidenced by the findings resulting from initial evaluation studies conducted by third-party research organizations and leading academic institutions. To learn more about the impact the process is having, visit

To learn more about the Leader in Me process, please visit



For nearly three decades, FranklinCovey Education has been one of the world’s most prominent and trusted providers of educational leadership programs and transformational processes. FranklinCovey’s programs, books, and content have been utilized by thousands of public and private primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools and institutions, including educational service centers and vocational schools in all 50 states within the United States and in over 150 countries.


Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is a global, public company (NYSE:FC) specializing in performance improvement. We help organizations and individuals achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Our expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty and education. FranklinCovey clients have included 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, thousands of small and mid-sized businesses, as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. FranklinCovey has more than 100 direct and partner offices providing professional services in over 150 countries and territories.


For Franklin Covey Co.

Debra Lund, 801-244-4474

The Leader in Me At-Home Project

Family Learning of Leader in Me

We invite every student to submit a video up to 1 minute long of them and their family applying one of the 7 habits in their daily lives.

Please submit your video to or

Aprendiendo en familia sobre el líder en mi

Invitamos a cada estudiante a enviar un video de hasta 1 minuto de duración donde el estudiante y su familia estén poniendo en práctica alguno de los 7 hábitos.

Favor de enviar el video a or

Safe Driving

Students safety is our top priority at Reed. We’ve recently heard from parents and community members about drivers driving through our school zone and pick-up areas in an unsafe manner, either on their phones, speeding or distracted. Although it takes extra time, we ask our families to help us spread the word that the safety of all of our students requires individual responsibility to drive carefully. Our hearts simply cannot take the thought of one of our students being injured.

As always, we encourage parents and students to report any information regarding school safety. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office. We thank you so much for your continued support of Reed Elementary School and all of our students, staff, and families.

La seguridad de los estudiantes es nuestra principal prioridad en Reed. Recientemente los padres y miembros de la comunidad nos han comunicado que hay conductores que conducen de manera insegura, ya sea en sus teléfonos, acelerando o distraídos, a través de nuestra zona escolar y áreas de despido/recogida en coche. Aunque se que se lleva tiempo adicional, le pedimos a nuestras familias que nos ayuden a correr la voz de que la seguridad de todos nuestros estudiantes requiere la responsabilidad individual de conducir con cuidado. Nuestros corazones simplemente no pueden pensar que uno de nuestros estudiantes pueda ser herido.

Como siempre, alentamos a los padres y estudiantes a reportar cualquier información relacionada con la seguridad escolar. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con la oficina. Les agradecemos mucho su continuo apoyo a la Escuela Primaria Reed y a todos nuestros estudiantes, personal, y familia.

Online Report Cards

Leander ISD has transitioned to online report cards and progress reports for the 2019-2020 school year. Report cards and progress reports can be accessed (viewed and printed) by students and parents through the new portal: Home Access Center.

If you have not yet logged into your Home Access Center account, please do so prior to the release of both elementary and secondary report cards.

For assistance with Home Access Center, contact us via Let’s Talk. You can also contact your registrar for assistance and/or a printed report card.

Leander ISD ha hecho la transición a boletas de calificaciones en línea así como informes de progreso para el año escolar 2019-2020. Los estudiantes y los padres podrán tener acceso (ver e imprimir) a las boletas de calificaciones y a los informes de progreso a través del nuevo portal: Home Access Center.

Si usted aún no ha accesado su cuenta de Home Access Center, hágalo antes de la publicación de las boletas de calificaciones de primaria y secundaria en la semana del 6 de enero.

Para asistencia con Home Access Center, contáctenos a través de Let’s Talk.. Usted también puede contactar a la secretaria de inscripciones para asistencia y / o solicitar una boleta de calificaciones impresa.

Lost and Found

Please check for any lost items. We will make a donation of lost items that do not have names labels to the LISD Clothes Closet on Saturday. Items that are labeled with student's names will be returned to the students.

If you have items at your home that do not belong to your child, please return them to the school's Lost and Found. And remember to label your child's items with their first and last name. Thank you.

Important Documents

I want to share with you the following documents:

Parent's Right to Know

Reed 2019-20 Parent Engagement Policy

Reed 2019-20 Compact

Thank you for all you do to support your child’s education. #LeadReed

Quiero compartir con ustedes los siguientes documentos:

Derechos de información de los padres

Reed 2019-20 Política sobre la participación de padres

Reed 2019-20 Convenio

Gracias por todo lo que hacen para apoyar a su hijo e hija en su educación. #LeadReed

Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Newsletter

  • Articles in this newsletter include: Parent-teacher conference tips, Homework help, Human trafficking protection, Volunteering, and Teen discipline. Share the newsletter with your colleagues and families. Enjoy your holiday.

Substitutes are Needed! Se necesitan sustitutas!

Please apply here:

We also need substitutes for Dual Language classes, and you do not need to be bilingual to substitute. Thank you!

También se necesitan sustitutas en nuestras aulas bilingües y no se requiere ser bilingüe.

Crossing Guards Wanted

We are currently in need of several crossing guards to help our Roadrunners get to and from school safely! It is a paid position with immediate openings. Apply today at

7 Habits of Happy Kids

Habit 1: Be Proactive

  • I am motivated
  • I take pride in my work
  • I show initiative
  • I use my unique talents and abilities to their full potential
  • I make good choices
  • I am responsible for my actions and results
  • I act responsibly towards myself, school and community

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

  • I set goals and follow through
  • I solve problems and use thinking to organize information
  • I am a good self manager
  • I am confident
  • I use good oral and written communication skills

Habit 3: Put First Things First

  • I had a strong work ethic
  • I manage my time well
  • I am flexible and adapted to different situations
  • I am accountable and responsible for my actions and results
  • I prioritize my time

Habit 4: Think Win-Win

  • I use my unique talents and abilities to their fullest
  • I value others talents and abilities
  • I show flexibility and adaptability
  • I am open-minded and non-judgmental when considering the views of others
  • I demonstrate attentive listening skills
  • I am cooperative

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to be understood

  • I show compassion to others
  • I share and put others first
  • I demonstrate attentive listening skills to build and keep healthy relationships
  • I work effectively in group settings
  • I appreciate people who are alike as well as different

Habit 6: Synergize

  • I share ideas clearly and appropriately
  • I help motivate and draw out the best in others
  • I communicate and work as a team
  • I show initiative
  • I use my unique talents and abilities to the fullest
  • I value others’ talents and abilities

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

  • I demonstrate healthy way to express needs, wants, and feelings
  • I know that my behavior affects my well being
  • I have self discipline in my day
  • I have balance in my day

Reed Earns a T.E.A. Distinction

We learned that Reed Elementary earned a Distinction from the Texas Education Agency for the Top 25% Academic Growth! We are so proud of our Roadrunners! Way to #LeadReed!

Remind App For Parents

We have Remind groups for us to communicate throughout the year!

Reed Kinder/PreK

Please join this group, by clicking, emailing or by texting @reedkp to 81010

Empecé un grupo de recordatorio para comunicarnos durante todo el año. Únase a este grupo, haciendo clic en , enviando un correo electrónico a o enviando un mensaje de texto @reedkp a 81010

Reed 1st grade

Please join this group, by clicking, emailing or by texting @cdk6af to 81010

Empecé un grupo de recordatorio para comunicarnos durante todo el año. Únase a este grupo, haciendo clic en , enviando un correo electrónico a o enviando un mensaje de texto @cdk6af a 81010

Reed 2nd grade

Please join this group, by clicking, emailing or by texting @2c3ak6 to 81010

Empecé un grupo de recordatorio para comunicarnos durante todo el año. Únase a este grupo, haciendo clic en, enviando un correo electrónico a o enviando un mensaje de texto @2c3ak6 a 81010

Reed 3rd grade

Please join this group, by clicking, emailing or by texting @2fgbcf to 81010

Empecé un grupo de recordatorio para comunicarnos durante todo el año. Únase a este grupo, haciendo clic en, enviando un correo electrónico a o enviando un mensaje de texto @2fgbcf a 81010

Reed 4th grade

Please join this group, by clicking, emailing or by texting @d6bhhf to 81010

Empecé un grupo de recordatorio para comunicarnos durante todo el año. Únase a este grupo, haciendo clic en, enviando un correo electrónico a o enviando un mensaje de texto @d6bhhf a 81010

Reed 5th grade

Please join this group, by clicking, emailing or by texting @kca33d to 81010

Empecé un grupo de recordatorio para comunicarnos durante todo el año. Únase a este grupo, haciendo clic en, enviando un correo electrónico a o enviando un mensaje de texto @kca33d a 81010

Notes from the Nurse

Accidents at school: It is important to keep an extra set of clothing at school or in your child’s backpack at all times. Clinics do not have extra clothes to provide. You will be called to bring clothes for your student in the event that they are in need of clothing.

Lice: LISD health service staff will notify parents of students with head lice and can provide information and resources for those families. It is important to have a parent check their children’s hair on a weekly basis and notify the clinic if lice are found.

Immunizations: If you receive a letter, please try to get your child’s updated immunization record to the clinic as soon as possible. If the updated record is not received on or before the recommended date on the letter, you child will be excluded from school.

Illness: A student will be sent home if they have a fever of 100.0 Fahrenheit or above or any other contagious symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, etc.) and will need to remain home until symptom free for twenty-four (24) hours, without the use of medications. If it is determined that the child should go home, the staff will contact the parent/guardian, if parent/guardian cannot be reached a listed emergency contact will be contacted. When it is determined that the student must go home due to a non-emergent illness/injury, it is the expectation that the student be picked up within the hour of parent/guardian/emergency contact being contacted.

Medications: LISD does not furnish medication for students. Medication must be provided to the clinic by a parent or guardian. Medication must be in the original container and be unexpired. Prescription medication must have the pharmacy label attached, and have a written request signed by both the parent/guardian and the physician.

Hospitalizations/Injuries: If your student has been hospitalized, a note from your student’s physician stating the return to school date and any limitations required is needed. If your student has an injury requiring interventions, such as surgery, cast, crutches, wheelchairs, etc., then a physician’s note prescribing the activities the student is or is not allowed to do is required. This helps us provide the safest learning environment for your student.

Updates on health & emergency information: If your child’s medical condition changes during the school year or if your home, work or cell number changes, please update your information in the Home Access Center.

Accidentes en la escuela: es importante mantener una bolsa de ropa extra en la escuela o en la mochila de su hijo en todos momentos. La clínica no tiene ropa extra para proporcionar. Se le llamará para traer ropa para su estudiante en caso de que necesite ropa.

Piojos: el personal de servicios de salud de LISD notificará a los padres de los estudiantes con piojos y puede dar información y recursos para esas familias. Es importante que un padre revise el cabello de sus hijos semanalmente y notifique a la clínica si se encuentran piojos.

Vacunas: Si usted recibe una carta, intente llevar el registro actualizado de vacunas de su hijo a la clínica lo antes posible. Si el registro actualizado no se recibe en la fecha recomendada en la carta o antes, su hijo será excluido de la escuela.

Enfermedad: Un estudiante será mandado a casa si tiene fiebre de 100.0 Fahrenheit o más o cualquier otro síntoma contagioso (vómitos, diarrea, etc.) y deberá quedarse en casa hasta que esté libre de síntomas durante veinticuatro (24) horas, sin el uso de medicamentos. Si se determina que el niño debe irse a casa, el personal se comunicará con el padre / tutor, si no se puede contactar al padre / tutor, se contactará a un contacto de emergencia listado. Cuando se determinada que el estudiante debe irse a casa debido a una enfermedad / herida no emergente, se espera que el estudiante sea recogido dentro de la hora.

Medicamentos: LISD no proporciona medicamentos para los estudiantes. La medicación debe ser provista a la clínica por un padre o tutor. La medicación debe estar en el envase original y no expirado. Los medicamentos recetados deben tener la etiqueta de la farmacia adjunta y tener una solicitud por escrito firmada por el padre / tutor y por el médico.

Hospitalizaciones / Heridas: Si su estudiante ha sido hospitalizado, se necesita una nota del médico de su estudiante que indique la fecha de regreso a la escuela y cualquier limitación requerida. Si su estudiante tiene una herida que requiere intervenciones, como cirugía, yeso, muletas, sillas de ruedas, etc., entonces se requiere una nota del médico que indique las actividades que el estudiante puede o no puede hacer. Esto nos ayuda a proveer el ambiente de aprendizaje más seguro para su estudiante.

Actualizaciones sobre la salud y la información de emergencia: Si la condición médica de su hijo cambia durante el año escolar o si cambia su número de teléfono de casa, trabajo o celular, actualice su información en el Home Access Center (Centro de acceso al hogar).

Tanya Stephens,RN

Reed Elementary

512-570-7727 (Office)

512-570-9241 (Fax)

New Family Orientation

In case you missed our new family orientation, here is the link to our slide show:

New Family Orientation slide show

Reminders from LISD

Update Your Communications Preferences

SchoolMessenger is the notification platform used by Leander ISD to connect with families and staff through phone, text and email broadcasts.

Leander ISD updated its messaging system to give families more flexibility in setting their contact preferences and view all district and campus Insiders for each of their students in one convenient placpe.

Student Code of Conduct and Dress Code

The Student Code of Conduct, Parent and Student handbooks, and the LISD dress code are available on the district website.

School Visitor Info

Our front receptionists want to create a welcoming environment, while also maintaining processes for our student, teacher, staff and school safety. Please be patient as we implement this change to these campuses. In addition, please:

  • be ready to show your valid, photo identification when entering our school;

  • at schools with a newly-renovated front entrance, please know that the door to the reception area will be locked until our receptionist can check you in;

  • at schools with the AiPhone buzz-in system, the receptionist will process visitors requesting access to the campus, as the front doors are locked during school hours

  • wear your visitor badge when in our building and leave the badge with the receptionist when you leave the school building.

Bus Route Information

Leander ISD parents can enter their home address into Infofinderi to look up their child's route number, pick-up/drop-off times and bus stop locations for the coming school year. Bus routes are subject to change, so LISD parents are strongly encouraged to confirm their child's bus information prior to the start of school.

Note: Special Education student bus routes are not on Infofinderi. The Transportation team will contact parents individually with a phone call for bus information.

As a reminder, LISD route buses are air-conditioned and many are equipped with seat belts, which students are required to use accordingly to state law. Please visit the LISD knowledge base for the LISD bus rider code of conduct, FAQ’s and more. Trip and replacement buses may not be air-conditioned.

Volunteer Information

All volunteers are required to register in the new EZvolunteer system. Please visit our knowledge base to begin the process or to learn more about how you can get involved in helping our students.

Absence Notes

Every day counts!

If your child is absent or late, please send a note within 48 hours upon student returning to school or send an email to, please include your child’s legal first and last name, reason for and date of absence, contact information, date, and signature. If you have any medical notes, please attach them (PDF format) to the email or send them with the student.

Dreambox Online Math Program for K-2nd

Students in grades K-2nd can access individualized math practice at home. The following is the site on Launch Pad and it includes Dreambox.

Why is it important to synergize with others?

"So each of you can help each other." - Andrea B., Kindergarten

"So you can get things quicker done." Seth, 1st grade

"It is better together and easier to get things done." - Riley, 2nd grade

"It is important because if someone needs help, you should help them and not ignore them." -Yarelly. 2nd grade

"Working together helps you make friends. It is a big part of life." - Matthew, 3rd grade

"If you work with another person, you can share ideas and not do all the work by yourself." -Leticia, 4th grade

"To make new friends and help people out." -Journee, 5th grade

Though leaders set great examples and work hard to inspire others, they do rely on their teams to succeed. Tell me about a time when you synergized with a team to achieve something great.

"When my sister and I tried to build something with Legos." - Kamila, Kindergarten

"Me and my sister worked together to build a lego set." - William, 1st grade

"My soccer team synergizes by passing the ball to each other to try to score a goal."- Lachlan, 2nd grade

"In the Bluebonnet challenge we all tried to read as much as we could and then discuss with each other. Julianne did really good reading the big books that some of us couldn't read yet." - Matthew, 3rd grade

"In soccer, we always pass the ball to each other and high five each other when we do well." - Riley, 4th grade

"The only way you can score in hockey is passing and helping your team. That is synergy." - Gabe, 5th grade

What does it mean to seek first to understand and then to be understood?

"I think it means to listen first to what other people are saying to understand them, then other people can understand what you are saying." -Adaliz, Kindergarten

"It means to listen before you talk." Leydon, 1st grade

"It means that you have to think about what someone says and you think before you do." - Maria, 2nd grade

"It means to listen first." - Emily, 3rd grade

"It means don't blurt out when someone is talking." - Pamela, 4th grade

"To seek first to understand means you should always listen to someone, even if you think you may not agree." - Tyler, 5th grade

What does it mean to be a great leader?

"Be good. To be good, you listen to your teacher and follow directions." - Chloe, Kindergarten

"To follow the rules and lead by example-" - Izzy, 1st grade

"A great leader behaves well, shows respect, is kind, and has a good attitude. " -Alexis, 2nd grade

"A great leader follows directions." - Aisley, 3rd grade

"A great leader is kind, respectful, patient, and accountable for their actions." - Pamela, 4th grade

"To be nice to other people and treat others the way you want to be treated; to be a good example." - Saul, Leonardo, and Jaime, 5th grade

Why is it important to show expected behaviors at all times in order to be a great leader?

"Because you can be a great person and you can show your friends how to do it." - La'mon, Kindergarten

"So you won't be in trouble." Ashleigh, 1st grade

"So that people can see you and notice that you are behaving well at all times." -Dylan, 2nd grade

"So you can have friends and be a good listener." -Mya, 3rd grade

"Because the littler kids in the younger grades are watching us." -Avery, 4th grade

"It is important to show expected behaviors at all times because you never know when someone is watching you." -Matthew, 5th grade

What is a goal that you have right now that you are working towards?

"My goal is to not forget to play with my cat." - Charlie, Kindergarten

"Be good in transitions." - Javier, 1st grade

"My goal at home is to clean my room more often because it gets messy. I need a clean workspace to complete my homework. At school my goal is to read more so I can learn and get more reading stars." -Grace, 2nd grade

"My goal is to do better in Math." - Kaitlyn, 3rd grade

"My goal is to try to memorize my division tables."- Ella, 4th grade

"My goal is to get all of my grades up to an A." -Joey, 5th grade

Why is it important for leaders to be good listeners?

"So that they can get smarter." - Chloe, Kindergarten

"To know what to do."- Sebastian, 1st grade

"The reason you have to listen in case you learn new things. Example if you learn everything about pandas you can go to China and learn about them." - Millie, 2nd grade

"So they can learn from others." Wyatt, 3rd grade

"Because if you don't listen, you will not know what to do." - Mia, 4th grade

"So they can follow instructions and do the right thing; and lead by example for younger kids." - Antonella, 5th grade

What are 3 qualities that leaders have?

"They are nice, share and treat others the way they want to be treated." - Kindergarten

"They are responsible, kind and they do quality work." William, 1st grade

"They tell people to do the right things and they set good examples for others to follow." Hudson, 2nd grade

"They are respectful, nice and kind." Margo, 3rd grade

"They follow the 7 habits, they are proactive, and they help others." Grace, 4th grade

"Three qualities that leaders have are respect, kindness and manners." Austin, 5th grade

What does it mean to Think Win-Win?

"It means that everyone gets what they want." - Sara, Kindergarten

"We both get the same thing, because if it is not a win-win one will get a small and one will get the biggest." - Amelia, 1st grade

"If someone wants something and you do too, then you take turns and let them go first." -Rodney, 2nd grade

"It means playing fairly." Zariyah, 3rd grade

"If you want something, you should share with people and take turns with it, whatever it is." -Sonny, 4th grade

"You find a solution that everybody can win." - Mazin, 5th grade

Do you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower? Why?

"I am a leader because I do a good job." - Angie, Kindergarten

"I am a leader, because I listen." Daniel, 1st grade

"I am a follower because I like to help others and observe how they see me. I could be a leader if I could do it all the time." -Zaydiel, 2nd grade

"I am a leader because it is nice to be a leader and I help others if they drop their crayon box." - Ariah, 3rd grade

"I am a leader because I want to do the right thing and have people follow me." Aarushi, 4th grade

"I am a follower because I am better at learning than at leading." -Pablo, 5th grade

What qualities make someone a good leader? Why?

"To be a good leader, you have to do a good job and then help your friends do a good job too." - Mariel, Kindergarten

"Good leaders do something when somebody ask them to do it, because if you don't do it there are consequences." Seth, 1st grade

"A good leader is someone that helps others, is kind and honest. When you are proactive you are a leader." -Gerardo, 2nd grade

"A good leader is to do what a teacher asks you to do. You would also need to be responsible." - Kamdyn, 3rd grade

"Qualities that make someone a good leader are honesty and helpfulness because someone with these qualities take care of each other." -Zarea, 4th grade

"A good leader is someone who is always ready to help and who does the right thing without being asked. Someone who has integrity." - Faith, 5th grade

"A good leader treats others the way they would like to be treated and they are always kind." - Avi, 5th grade

Who in your life do you see as a great leader and why?

"My mom is a great leader because she's nice." - Owen, Kindergarten

"My dad, because he helps me do my homework and read with me." -Daniel, 1st grade

"I want to be like my mom because she helps me and she lets me cook and bake with her." - Nataly, 2nd grade

"My brother because he teachers me stuff." - Natalia, 3rd grade

"My parents because they care about me." -Rosie, 4th grade

"My brother because he is positive and he helps me with my math homework." - Samaya, 5th grade

"What is leadership? Define what the word means to you and give an example."

"Leadership is to be a leader; a leader follows directions." - Carter, Kindergarten

"Leadership means doing the right thing. An example is helping others." -Simon, 1st grade

"It means to be kind, showing people respect. To be a leader is to be responsible leading people." - Bailey, 2nd grade

"Leadership means taking care of something important like taking care of someone's pet." - Kamdyn, 3rd grade

"Leadership is where you guide and help people. For example, if someone is having a rough time you can try to help calm them and make them feel welcome." - Riley, 4th grade

"Leadership is being a good example. For example, if a fifth grader is walking in the hall and sees a first grader, he does not talk to his fifth grade friend, so he is a good role model." - Adriana, 5th grade

Join the Reed Garden Club/ Únase al Club de jardinería Reed

Student and Parent volunteers are invited to help build, maintain, learn from and enjoy Reed’s garden. The garden club meets on Tuesdays 7:20-7:40am in the garden beginning September 3rd. Parents need to please bring their ID and check in at the front desk per LISD procedure.

Additionally, parents that participate need to be approved LISD volunteers. Here is the volunteer link:

If you have questions, please contact Natalie Grogono at

Los estudiantes y padres voluntarios son invitados a ser parte del Club de jardinería de Reed donde podrán ayudar a construir, mantener, aprender y disfrutar del jardín escolar. El Club de jardinería se llevará a cabo todos los martes de 7:20-7:40am en el jardín. Nuestra primera sesión es el 3 de septiembre.

Los padres deben traer su identificación y registrarse en la recepción de la escuela acorde a los procedimiento de LISD. Todos los padres que participan necesitan ser voluntarios aprobados por el distrito escolar.

Para registrarse como voluntario con LISD, por favor haga clic en la siguiente liga:

Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con Natalie Grogono en

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Running Club - Marathon Kids

Academic Gains made at Reed Elementary

In two years, we made significant academic gains made at Reed Elementary:

+28 point gain in Writing

+12 point gain in Reading

+14 point gain in Science

+5 point gain in Math

These are gains made on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness standardized tests. We have many other celebrations and still hold firm to the belief that we are more than test scores. We will continue to achieve great gains because of our high expectations for student achievement and a focus on developing the whole child socially and emotionally.

Counselor's Corner

The Reed Counselor's Corner can be found at this link:

Lunch Schedule 2019-2020

10:45-11:15 Kindergarten

11:00-11:30 5th grade

11:20-11:50 3rd grade

11:40-12:10 4th grade

11:55-12:25 1st grade

12:15-12:45 2nd grade

Recess Schedule 2019-2020

Little playground:

10:00-10:30 Pre-K AM

11:15-11:45 Kindergarten

11:45-12:15 2nd grade

12:25-12:55 1st grade

2:05-2:35 Pre-K PM

Big playground:

10:50-11:20 3rd grade

11:30-12:00 5th grade

12:10-12:40 4th grade

Teachers' Conference Times/ Specials Schedule 2019-2020

8:10-8:55 Specials Teachers

8:55-9:45 3rd grade

9:50-10:40 2nd grade

10:45-11:35 4th grade

12:05-12:55 5th grade

1:00-1:50 Kindergarten

1:55-2:45 1st grade

Welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Please review the arrival and dismissal procedures below. These are also printed on the back of the parent pick-up signs. As we learn these procedures and teach our students, please observe patience and consideration of others. Our priority is safety.

2019-2020 Reed Elementary Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Arrival/Drop Off: 7:20–7:45am

School begins: 7:45am (Students are tardy after 7:45am)

School ends: 2:50pm (First two days dismissal begins at 2:40pm)

Dismissal/Pick Up: 2:50–3:05pm (First two days dismissal begins at 2:40pm)


Parents, we need your cooperation and patience in following these procedures to ensure that all students are safe. Any changes in how your child goes home must be made before 1:00pm by contacting our school office at 512-570-7700. Please remember that speed in a school zone must be kept under 15 mph at all times. Cell phone use is prohibited in school zones. Please seat your student to exit on the right side of your vehicle for safe unloading and loading. Relocate car seats and barriers so that your student can safely exit your vehicle.


All students will report to their classrooms upon arrival. If your student needs to eat breakfast, they may do so first in the cafeteria. Drop off before 7:20am is not permitted.

  • Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade students should be dropped off in Area A. 2nd – 5th grade students will use Area C. Parents/visitors should not enter the building using either of these locations.
  • If you wish to walk your child to class, you will need to park and use the main (front) entrance and bring your ID with you. The building opens at 7:20, and all visitors at that time must have a visitor sticker.
  • Students should not be dropped off in front of the school, as that lane is only to be used for buses in the morning.


Teachers will escort students to their area (buses, YMCA, daycare, bikers & walkers) for dismissal.


  • Please display your pick-up sign in the dashboard of your vehicle at dismissal time. Additional pick-up signs are available for families with multiple vehicles in the office. Write your child’s first and last name, teacher and grade in large bold dark letters.
  • Parents who do not have a pick-up sign will be asked to park and come in to the office. For your child’s safety, we will need to verify your identity. Please bring your ID into the school.
  • Pre-K, Kindergarten and 1st grade students and their siblings will use Area A. Students will be arranged by grade level outside in that area. Older siblings will join their younger siblings.
  • 2nd – 5th grade students will use Area C. Students will be arranged by grade level outside in that area.
  • Students NOT picked up by 3:05 pm will be brought to the office and parents will need to bring their ID into the office to pick them up.


Walkers will depart the building in 2 different places, depending on which direction they walk.

  • Bikes and scooters must be walked while on school property and crosswalks.
  • Walkers who live in the neighborhood directly in front of the school (Front Walkers) will be brought out the front doors of the building. Bikers will come this way as well. Students will walk around the curve to the left, then across the driveway (at the crosswalk) to the sidewalk that goes to the left of the front parking area. Walkers/bikers will not be allowed to go to the right across the front of the building, or to the left through the Pre-K-1st grade car rider Area A.
  • Students who live in the neighborhood across Little Elm (Side Walkers) will be walked through the building to the Pre-K-1st Grade wing to exit. From there, they will be escorted around the corner to the sidewalk that runs alongside the Area A parking lot, and then left on to the sidewalk that turns toward Little Elm.

Registration Information

Here is a link to the street directory for the 2019-2020 school year. so you can see where you are zoned.

Parents are encouraged to begin the registration process online via TxConnect. Link here: Please come to campus to bring your original documents and complete your registration.

Please bring the following items with you when registering a new student:

  1. Student’s Original Birth Certificate (incoming kindergarten students must be born ON OR BEFORE 09/01/2014)
  2. Student’s Social Security Card
  3. Student’s Complete & Current Immunization Record, or Notarized Exemption form.
  4. Proof of Residency (utility bill, mortgage statement or lease agreement)
  5. Parent’s Photo ID

*additional paperwork may be required for PK qualification. PK students must meet additional qualification (not open enrollment), and must be born on or before 09/01/2015.

Information on the Dual Language Program:


A continuación, encontrará el enlace que lo llevará al directorio por nombre de calle del año escolar 2019-2020. Aquí encontrará la escuela que le corresponde.

Se sugiere que los padres comiencen el proceso de inscripción de su estudiante en línea vía TxConnect, aquí está el enlace Para finalizar el proceso de inscripción, por favor venga a la escuela que le corresponde y traiga con usted los documentos originales requeridos para registro de nuevos estudiantes.


1. Certificado de nacimiento original del estudiante (estudiantes que ingresen a Kindergarten deberán haber nacido EN O ANTES DEL 1ro. DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2014).

2. Tarjeta con número del seguro social del estudiante.

3. Registro de vacunas completo y al día o forma de exención notarizada.

4. Comprobante de domicilio (facturas de servicios públicos, factura de la hipoteca de la casa o contrato de renta).

5. Identificación con fotografía del padre.

*Documentación adicional será requerida para aplicar para el programa de preescolar. Los aplicantes a preescolar deberán cumplir con los requisitos para calificar para el programa y deberán haber nacido EN O ANTES DEL 1ro. DE SEPTIEMBRE DEL 2015.


Quote to Remember

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” -John Quincy Adams

Online Learning Opportunities


Imagine Math is a supplemental math curriculum that adapts to the needs of each student. Here is some parent information about the program.

The recommended time is 45 minutes a week.

Here is the link:


It is recommended that every reader spend 90 minutes a week logged into Istation to work through the interactive instruction. Your student can log in to Istation at home anytime from a computer, tablet, or phone. There is a FREE Istation app for tablets and phones, and here is the link for the computer....

If you need your students log in information, please contact your child's teacher.


Students use their LISD computer username and password to log in:



“Imagine Math” (Imaginar matemáticas) es un plan de estudios suplementario de matemáticas que se adapta a las necesidades de cada estudiante. A continuación esta el enlace que lo llevará a la información para padres a cerca del programa

El tiempo recomendado es de 45 minutos a la semana. Aquí el enlace


Es recomendado que cada lector dedique 90 minutos a la semana conectado a “Istation” para trabajar en enseñanza interactiva. Su estudiante puede conectarse a Istation desde la casa en cualquier momento desde una computadora, tableta o teléfono. Existe una aplicación gratis para tabletas o teléfonos. Aquí el enlace para conectarse a través de la computadora: Si necesita la información de acceso de su estdiante, por favor contacte a la maestra de su estudiante.


Los estudiantes pueden utilizar el nombre de usuario y contraseña de Leander para iniciar una sesión. Aquí el enlace

Enrichment Opportunities and Clubs at Reed

*Math Pentathlon

*Destination Imagination


*Patriot Choir

*Holiday Choir

*Lego We Do

*Running Club

*C2 Club (C-squared)

*Spelling Bee

*International Night

*Student Lighthouse Team

*PTA Reflections

*Recycling Club

*P.E. Helpers

*Safety Patrol

Donations Requested for School Store

Parents and Community, we are looking to supplement our monthly school store with the following items:

*books in good condition

*binders with clear covers



*folders in fun colors or prints

*folders with brads



*spiral notebooks


*card games

*small manual pencil sharpeners


*sticker books

*coloring books

*pencil cases


*lunch boxes

If you would like to donate any items, all donations are appreciated and will go to reinforcing excellent behavior. Please send these to our counselor's office. Thank you!

Car rider line

Please be patient and consider kids' safety first. Please remember to stay in your cars if you are dropping off your children in the morning. For safety and efficiency, we cannot have unattended parked cars in the drop off lane. If you would like to walk your children in, please park in the lot. We will have staff attending to this area, and I expect that all parents will be courteous to our staff when reminded of our rules. Thank you for your cooperation.


Por favor sea paciente y considere la seguridad de los niños primero. Recuerde el permanecer en su auto si usted va a dejar a sus niños en la mañana utilizando las líneas para autos. Por seguridad y eficiencia, no se puede estacionar y desatender su vehículo si utiliza estas líneas. Si usted desea acompañar a su estudiante al interior de la escuela, por favor estacione su auto en el estacionamiento de la escuela. Personal de la escuela estará ayudando en estas áreas y esperamos de los padres que sean corteses hacia ellos cuando les sean recordadas las reglas. Gracias por su cooperación.

Lunchroom Visitors

Parents are welcome to visit their child at lunch time. You must bring your ID and sign in at the office to get your visitor's sticker. Please sit at a visitor's table and eat with your child. We cannot allow other students to join you due to student allergy concerns and student privacy. Unfortunately, we have had more than a few instances this school year where we had to address unexpected behavior from lunchroom visitors.


* Please do not share food with other children not your own.

* Please do not question or interview students not your own.

The reason for the change is, first and foremost, for student safety. You are always welcome in our school. Thank you for your cooperation.

Los padres de familia son bienvenidos a visitar a su(s) estudiante(s) durante el almuerzo. Usted deberá traer su identificación y mostrarla en la recepción para obtener un gafete de visitante. Por favor tome asiento en la mesa de los visitantes para almorzar con su estudiante. No está permitido que otros estudiantes se sienten a la mesa con visitantes que no sean los suyos debido a cuestiones de salud como alergias a ciertos alimentos y a situaciones de privacidad. Desafortunadamente, hemos tenido algunas situaciones en este ciclo escolar en donde nos hemos visto en la necesidad de llamar la atención de algunos visitantes debido a su comportamiento.


*Por favor no comparta comida con otros estudiantes que no sean suyos.

*Por favor no interrogue a estudiantes que no sean suyos.

La razón de estos cambios es principalmente por la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes. Usted es siempre bienvenido a nuestra escuela. Gracias por su cooperación.

From the Nurse

Medication at school:

  • For the safety of our students, please do not send medication to school with the student; parents bring the medication to the clinic. Medication must be kept in the school clinic and administered by the school nurse, health assistant or school employee.
  • No medication will be sent home with a student. Parents/Guardians must pick up all medications whether prescription or over-the-counter.
  • No medication is provided to the students by the school or staff.
  • Medication may be administered with a parent or guardian’s written request that there is a need for medication during the school day. This includes both prescription and over-the-counter medications. A “Request to Administer Medication” or Action Plan form can be downloaded off the school’s website.

Updates on health & emergency information: If your child’s medical condition changes during the school year or if your home, work or cell number changes, please update your information on TX Connect as soon as possible.

***In accordance with the Nurse Practice Act; Texas Administrative Code, Section 217.11, the Registered Nurse and the Licensed Vocational Nurse have the responsibility and authority to refuse to administer medications that, in the nurse’s judgment, are contra-indicated for administration to the student.***

Please remember, when you child is sent home with fever, vomiting, diarrhea or other contagious illness, he/she needs to be free of symptoms for a 24-hour period without the use of medication before returning to school. If the doctor prescribes your child antibiotics, he/she must be on the antibiotic for 24-hours before returning to school. These guidelines are followed to prevent the spread of illness to other students.

Thank you.

Respetado padre/guardian,

Por favor recuerde cuando su nino(a) es enviado a casa por tener sintomas de fiebre, vomito, diarrea u otra enfermedad contagiosa, el/ella necesita quiedarse en casa hasta estar libre de estos sintomas por un period de 24 horas sin el uso de medicamentos antes de regresar a la escuela. Si el doctor le ha prescrito antibioticos a su nino(a), el o ella debe haber tomado los antibioticos 24 horas antes de regresar a la escuela. Estas politicas se han establecido para prevenir el contagion de enfermedades a otros estudiantes.

Gracias por su comprension.

Accidents at school: It is important to keep an extra set of clothing at school in your child’s cubby or packed in your child’s back pack at all times. Cafeteria, playground and toileting accidents do occur even with the older students. The school/clinic does NOT have extra clothes to provide. You will be called to bring clothes for your student in the event that they are in need of clothing.

Illness: Illnesses are a common occurrence at school. Fever = 100 or higher. Texas Department of State Health Services states that if a child has fever, vomiting or diarrhea, they must be kept home until they are symptom free for 24hrs without the use of fever reducing medications.

Tanya Stephens, RN

Reed Elementary

512-570-7727 (Office)

512-570-9241 (Fax)


We collect Boxtops!

Please clip Boxtops from the products you buy and place them in a bag or an envelope labeled with your child's grade level. The Boxtop collection spot is in the front foyer. Thank you for helping our school!


Por favor recorte los cupones de BOX TOPS de los productos que compre y póngalos en una bolsa, anote el nombre y grado de su estudiante y por favor envíelos a la escuela o deposítelos en los cajones de recolección localizados en el vestíbulo al frente de la escuela. ¡Gracias por ayudar a nuestra escuela!

Field Trips

Each grade level will enjoy a field trip day this year to the following locations:

Pre-K- community park

Kindergarten- Sweet Berry Farms

1st grade- Zach Scott Theater

2nd grade- Thinkery

3rd grade- Innerspace Caverns

4th grade- Bob Bullock Museum

5th grade- Reunion Ranch

The Roadrunner Pledge

We are teaching all of our students the school rules. Students are discussing and presenting what each expected behavior looks like and sounds like in the classroom, cafeteria, playground, neighborhood, hallway, and school bus.

In addition, we say the Roadrunner pledge on the announcements daily.

I am a Reed Roadrunner.

I will be safe and kind.

I will be respectful.

I will be responsible.

I will lead by example.


Estamos ensenando a nuestros niños las reglas de la escuela. Los estudiantes discuten y presentan como se ve y como suena cada expectativa de comportamiento dentro del salón, la cafetería, el patio de recreo, en los pasillos en los vecindarios de la escuela y en el autobús.

En adición, recitamos la promesa del correcaminos todos los días durante los anuncios.

Soy un correcaminos de Reed.

Seré seguro y amable.

Seré respetuoso.

Seré responsable.

Seré un ejemplo a seguir.

Positive Behavior Priorities

We are working on our PBIS systems. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. It is a research-based framework for decreasing negative behaviors in schools. The first steps to PBIS include developing a few school rules that can be learned and memorized by all students and staff, and then creating a common language throughout the school for what these expectations look like and sound like in all areas of the school. A matrix is created to provide common understanding and is displayed throughout the school. Next, we create systems to reinforce positive behaviors through a school-wide reinforcement system. Teachers commit to a 4:1 ratio of positive reinforcement to redirects. Students who follow the rules are reinforced and continue to lead efforts for a positive and productive school environment. Students who choose not to follow the rules are redirected, retaught, and given consequences including reflection and loss of privileges. I have 12 years of experience as an administrator leading efforts to promote school-wide positive behavior through PBIS implementation and I am excited to bring this experience to Reed. The staff is working as a team to make these efforts successful.

How can you help?

  • Learn and reinforce the Roadrunner pledge with your children. :)
  • Donate to our School Store. Thanks for your support.


Estamos trabajando en nuestro sistema PBIS (por sus siglas en inglés), Intervención y Apoyo de Comportamiento Positivo. Es un marco de referencia basado en la investigación que decrementa los comportamientos negativos en las escuelas. El primer paso para el PBIS incluye el desarrollo de reglas escolares que pueden ser aprendidas y memorizadas por los estudiantes y el personal y así crear un lenguaje comunal utilizado en la escuela ayudando al cómo estas expectativas se ven y suenan en todas las áreas de la escuela. Una estructura base es creada para proveer un entendimiento común y después se exhibe alrededor de la escuela. A continuación, se crean sistemas que refuercen el comportamiento positivo en toda la escuela. Los maestros se comprometen a reforzar el comportamiento de manera positiva con un radio de redireccionamiento de 4 a 1. Los estudiantes que siguen las reglas se refuerzan y continúan liderando esfuerzos para un ambiente escolar positivo y productivo. Los estudiantes que decidan no hacerlo, serán redireccionados, se les ensenará de nuevo y tendrán una consecuencia por su comportamiento que incluye el reflexionar sobre lo sucedido y la perdida de privilegios. Tengo 12 año de experiencia como administrador lidereando esfuerzos que promuevan el comportamiento positivo en toda la escuela a través de la implementación del PBIS y me emociona el poder traer esta experiencia a Reed. Nuestro personal esta trabajando como equipo para hacer de estos esfuerzos todo un éxito.

¿Cómo puede ayudar?

*Aprenda y refuerce la promesa de los correcaminos con su hijo o hija.

*Haga donaciones a nuestra tienda escolar. Agradecemos su apoyo.

Second Step- Social Skills

Social Skills Learning is recognized as a key ingredient for school and life

success. To meet the social skills needs of our students and to teach

specific social skills, Leander ISD has purchased the Second Step


The overall goal of the Second Step social skills program is to increase our

students’ instructional time by helping students stay on task. Second Step

will also increase their capacity to learn, while decreasing behaviors

impacting learning.

Each Second Step grade level curriculum is comprised of four units.

1. Skills for Learning

2. Empathy

3. Emotional Management

4. Problem Solving

We are excited about implementing this new curriculum in Leander ISD.


El aprendizaje de habilidades sociales es reconocido como ingrediente clave para tener éxito en la vida y en la escuela. Para cumplir con las necesidades de habilidad social de nuestros estudiantes y enseñar habilidades específicas, el distrito independiente de Leander ha adquirido el segundo paso del currículo.

El objetivo general del segundo paso del programa de habilidades sociales es el incrementar el tiempo de instrucción de nuestros estudiantes ayudándolos a concentrarse en sus tareas. El segundo paso también incrementará la capacidad de aprendizaje mientras que reducirá los comportamientos que impactan directamente al mismo.

Cada plan de estudios correspondiente al grado escolar en el segundo paso esta compuesto por unidades.

1. Habilidades para aprender

2. Empatía

3. Manejo emocional

4. Solución de Problemas

Nos entusiasma el poder implementar este nuevo plan de estudios en el distrito escolar de Leander.

Leader in Me- The 7 Habits

Each week we will recognize leaders in our school that demonstrate and model the habits. Here is a link to The Leader in Me parent guide:

Habit 1 – Be proactive – I am a responsible person. I take initiative. I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods. I do not blame others for my wrong actions. I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.

Habit 2 – Begin with the end in mind – I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference. I am an important part of my classroom and contribute to my school’s mission and vision. I look for ways to be a good citizen.

Habit 3 – Put first things first – I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.

Habit 4 – Think win-win – I balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. When conflicts arise, I look for a win-win solution.

Habit 5 - Seek first to understand, then to be understood – I listen to other people’s ideas and feelings. I try to see things from their viewpoint (paradigm). I listen to others without interrupting. I listen with my ears, my eyes, and my heart. I am confident in voicing my ideas.

Habit 6 – Synergize – I value other people’s strengths and learn from them. I get along well with others, even people who are different than me. I work well in groups. I seek out other people’s ideas because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than what any one of us could alone. I look for Third Alternatives.

Habit 7 – Sharpen the saw – I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body). I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school (brain). I spend time with family and friends (heart). I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul). I balance all four parts of myself.


Cada semana reconoceremos en nuestra escuela a los líderes que demuestren y modelen los 7 hábitos. Aquí encontrará una guía para padres de “El líder en mi”

Hábito 1 – Sé proactivo- Soy una persona responsable. Tomo la iniciativa. Elijo mis actos, actitudes y estados de ánimo. No culpo a otros por mis malas acciones. Siempre hago lo correcto sin que me lo pidan aun cuando nadie está viendo.

Hábito 2 – Comienza con el final en mente -- Planeo y me pongo metas. Hago cosas que tienen significado y que hacen la diferencia. Soy una parte importante en mi salón de clase y contribuyo a la misión y visión de mi escuela. Busco maneras de ser un buen ciudadano.

Hábito 3 – Pon primero lo primero – Utilizo mi tiempo en cosas que son importantes. Esto significa que diré no a las cosas que se que no hay que hacer. Estableceré prioridades, crearé un horario y seguiré mi plan. Soy disciplinado y organizado.

Hábito 4 – Piensa ganar- ganar – Equilibro mi valor para obtener lo que quiero con consideración por lo que otros quieran. Cuando surja el conflicto, buscaré una solución de ganar-ganar.

Hábito 5 – Busca primero el entender después el ser entendido – Escucho las ideas y sentimientos de otros. Intento ver las cosas desde su punto de vista (paradigma). Escucho a otros sin interrumpir. Escucho con mis oídos, con mis ojos y mi corazón. Tengo confianza en expresar mis ideas.

Hábito 6 – Sinergízate-- Valoro la fortaleza de otras personas y aprendo de ellas. Me llevo bien con otros, incluso con gente que es diferente a mí. Trabajo bien en grupo. Busco las ideas de otros porque sé que haciendo equipo podemos crear mejores soluciones que si lo hacemos cada uno solos. Busco terceras alternativas.

Hábito 7 – Afila la sierra – Como bien, hago ejercicio y duermo lo suficiente (cuerpo). Aprendo de muchas maneras y en muchos lugares, no solo en la escuela (cerebro). Paso tiempo con mi familia y mis amigos (corazón). Me tomo el tiempo para encontrar maneras significativas de ayudar a la gente (alma). Le doy balance a las 4 partes de mi ser.

LISD 10 Ethical Principles

September—Respect for Others
October—Pursuit of Excellence
November—Concern for Others
February— Honesty
March—Promise Keeping
May—Law Abidance/Civic Duty


Septiembre—respetar a los demás

Octubre—buscando la excelencia

Noviembre—tener consideración para los demás





Abril—ser justo

Mayo—ser buen ciudadano

Helpful Tips

· Label clothing, coats, lunchboxes, water bottles, etc.

· Pre-K—1st graders—send a change of clothes that can be left at school for accidents/spills

· Call in transportation changes by 1:00 pm.

· Visit our campus website to stay informed!

· Watch for weekly folders to come home every Wednesday

· Talk with your child’s teacher before bringing snacks/treats for the class due to FMNV and student allergies (FYI—NO snacks can be distributed to the class in the cafeteria during lunch)

· All medication must be brought to the clinic and the appropriate paperwork must be completed before it can be administered to students

· Poner etiquetas en los artículos personales, ropa loncheras, botellas de agua, etc.

· Mandar un cambio de ropa para los de Pre-K, Kinder, y Primero, para dejar en la escuela en caso de accidentes

· Llamar los cambios de transporte antes de las 1:00

· Visitar la página web de la escuela para mantenerse informado:

· Este pendiente de las carpetas de los miércoles

· Hablar con la maestro/o de su hijo antes de mandar golosinas para todo el salón. ( No se permite distribuir golosinas a toda la clase en la cafetería)

· Entregar todo tipo de medicamento a la enfermera de la escuela y llenar los formularios indicados para que su hijo pueda recibir su medicina durante el horario de la escuela

Cafeteria Prices

Student lunch: $2.80

Student Breakfast: $1.50 (Breakfast begins at 7:20)

Forms for free & reduced lunch can be found in the office or online at

Almuerzo estudiantil: $2.80

Desayuno estudiantil: $1.50 (Desayuno comienza a las 7:20 a.m.)

Los formularios para comidas gratis o a bajo costo están disponibles en la oficina o en línea

Questions? Feedback? Please contact Principal Collier at