Reed Elementary School Newsletter - May 24, 2018
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.
Current 3rd & 4th graders are eligible to apply for the Student Lighthouse Team
Due June 1st.
Mark Your Calendar
May 21-24- Book Fair
Thu, May 24- Talent Show for 3rd-5th, 1:20-2:20pm; PTA School Supplies sale; All library books due
Fri, May 25- No school- (Bad weather make-up day not needed)
Mon, May 28- No school; Holiday
Tue, May 29- 5th grade field trip; School Store; Talent Show for K-2nd, 1-2pm
Thur, May 31- School Spirit Night @FroYo's, 4-9pm
Fri, June 1- Splash Day; Student Lighthouse Team applications due
Mon, June 4- Yearbook Distribution Day; Child Nutrition Dept. sponsored "(Hot)Dogs with Dads luncheon"
Thu, June 7- Book Swap; Kinder Celebration, 10:30am
Fri, June 8- 5th grade Celebration, 8:15-10:15; Last day of school; Early release 11:45am
Planning Enrollment for 2018-19
If your child is not returning to Reed next school year, please contact Adriana Portillo and let her know. Email email@example.com
Estimados padres, si su estudiante (s) no regresará a Reed el próximo año escolar ,por favor contacte a Adriana Portillo y déjele saber. firstname.lastname@example.org
From the Library
1. Get Ready for Summer Reading with the SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR!!
REED LIBRARY FUNDRAISER May 18-24th
Sign up to volunteer at
We need volunteers! Please sign up for an hour slot to volunteer in the Reed Library. *Our goal is to profit $2,500 to purchase books from our student created wishlist and purchase STEM makerspace materials.*
Prepárese para la lectura de verano con la ¡FERIA DEL LIBRO
ESCOLAR!RECAUDACIÓN DE FONDOS DE LA BIBLIOTECA
Regístrese para ser voluntario en
¡Necesitamos voluntarios! Por favor regístrese para un turno de 2 horas para ser voluntario en la Biblioteca Reed Nuestro objetivo es obtener unas ganancias de $2,500 para comprar libros de nuestra lista de deseos creada por los estudiantes y comprar materiales de espacio de trabajo de:ciencias, tecnología,ingeniería y matemáticas (STEM)
2. All library books are due May 24th, please return all books on or before this date.
Lost or damaged books need to be paid for by cash or check before June 6th.
3. REED SUMMER BOOK CHECK-OUTS
Summer reading is important! Stop the brain drain!
Reed students are invited to
borrow up to 10 books over the summer
for their reading pleasure.
2018-19 School Supply Packs on Sale Now from PTA
Order forms went home on Wednesday with school supply lists for the 2018-19 school year. Buying a pack through the PTA sale saves you time and effort, and delivers exactly what each teacher needs for the classroom. Plus, you can purchase a school supply pack TAX FREE for your child(ren)’s new class next year by sending in your form and payment by May 24th! Online sales are happening now through June 24th (plus tax). Visit the PTA website if you need the order form or supply list: www.reed.my-pta.org. Remember that if you don’t purchase a pack through this sale, please bring the school supply items to your child(ren)’s teacher at Back to School Night in August. Thank you!
Summer Meals Program at Reed
The Summer Food Service Program, SFSP, provides FREE hot, delicious meals for all children though out the summer -no matter their economic status. Children 18 and younger may receive free meals through SFSP. There is no application process and residency is not required. Children may receive meals throughout the state of Texas as they travel during the summer. The meals are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.
Director of Child Nutrition Services
Southwest Foodservice Excellence in partnership
with Leander Indpendent School District
* Email: Steve.Smith@leanderisd.org
Summer Literacy Program
The Summer Literacy Program is designed to help children have some extra time reading and doing literature based activities!
June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27
1515 Little Elm Trail
Cedar Park, Texas
Children in 1st - 3rd grade can sign up to participate in this program.
If you would like your child to participate, please fill out the Student Information Sheet and return it to your child’s teacher by Friday, June 1st.
A Message from the Nurse
All medication and diabetic supplies that have been left in the clinic for your student, need to be picked up no later than June 8th, 2018 . Only students who have permission to self-carry their emergency medications, will be allowed to bring their medication home. All other students will not be able to pick up medications under any circumstances. They must be picked up by a parent or guardian. The district does not allow medication to be stored in the clinic over the summer so all medications not picked up by noon on June 8th, 2018 will be disposed of properly or donated to organization below.
Austin Smiles is a nonprofit organization that sends medical personnel, equipment and supplies to third world countries for humanitarian aid.
Thank you for your attention to this matter. Have a great summer.
Respetados padres/guardianes:Todas las medicinas y elementos de diabéticos que han sido entregados en la clínica para su estudiante, deben recogerse antes del 8 de Junio, 2018 . Sólo los estudiantes que tienen permiso para la auto - realizar sus medicamentos de emergencia, se les permitirá llevar su medicamento a casa. Todos los demás estudiantes no serán capaces de recoger los medicamentos bajo ninguna circunstancia. Las medicinas deben ser recogidas por el padre o guardián legal. El distrito no permite que la medicación sea almacenada en la clínica en el verano así que todas las medicinas que no se recojan para el último día 8 de Junio, 2018 al mediodía serán desechadas o donado a la organización que se indica a continuación:
Austin Smiles es una organización sin ánimo de lucro que envía personal médico, equipos y artículos a países con necesidades humanitarias.
Gracias por su atención en este asunto, ¡tengan un feliz verano!
June 13-28 and July 9-18- Summer School for bilingual students in PK-1st grade Mondays through Thursdays 7:30am-2:35pm
Thur, Aug 2- Elementary New Family Orientation at Reed
Mon, Aug 13- 6th grade Open House in LISD
Tue, Aug 14- Elementary Open House at Reed
Thu, Aug 16- First day of school
Thur, Aug 23- 7th & 8th grade Open House in LISD
Mon, Aug 27- High School Open House in LISD
Here is a link to the street directory for the 2018-2019 school year. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1BnPLyO13TQstCmVx4-XlZCAuV4Bbkczx/view so you can see where you are zoned.
Parents are encouraged to begin the registration process online via TxConnect. Link here: https://itccsgb.esc20.net/PALN/Login.aspx 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:
- Student’s Original Birth Certificate (incoming kindergarten students must be born ON OR BEFORE 09/01/2013)
- Student’s Social Security Card
- Student’s Complete & Current Immunization Record, or Notarized Exemption form.
- Proof of Residency (utility bill, mortgage statement or lease agreement)
- 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 09/01/2014.
Information on the Dual Language Program:
Order your yearbook now!
Order online- no need to send money at school. You will get a confirmation and receipt right away. $15 online only until June 1st.
On June 1st, cash payments of $17 (no checks) will be accepted until all yearbooks are sold.
Reed PTA Board 2018-19
Congratulations to the following officers:Zach Collier, President
Lauren Lane, Vice President- Fundraising
Kristin Swanson, Vice President- Programs
David Zambrano, Secretary
Jen Solomon, Treasurer
We are still accepting nominations for Vice President- Community Relations. Please email Zach Collier at email@example.com with any questions. This is a super fun and importation position. These activities really enhance the community spirit of our school. Please consider serving!
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
Remind App For Parents
I started a Remind group for us to communicate throughout the year! Please join this group, by clicking http://www.remind.com/join/reedpare, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting @reedpare to 81010
Empecé un grupo de recordatorio para comunicarnos durante todo el año. Únase a este grupo, haciendo clic en http://www.remind.com/join/reedpare , enviando un correo electrónico a email@example.com o enviando un mensaje de texto @reedpare a 81010
Donations Requested for School Store
*books in good condition
*binders with clear covers
*folders in fun colors or prints
*folders with brads
*small manual pencil sharpeners
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!
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. https://content.thinkthroughmath.com/static/imagineMath_parentLetter_eng.pdf
The recommended time is 45 minutes a week.
Here is the link: http://math.imaginelearning.com
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.... https://secure.istation.com/Account/LogOn
If you need your students log in information, please contact your child's teacher.
* 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.
Enrichment Opportunities and Clubs at Reed
*Science Share and Austin Energy Science Fair
*Lego We Do
*Fuel Up to Play 60
*C2 Club (C-squared)
*Student Lighthouse Team
Parents, we plan to have an Information Session in August 2018 for you to learn about all of these opportunities for your child.
Car rider line
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.
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
We have set a school-wide attendance goal this year of 97% or higher! Please keep in mind that regular attendance helps to ensure that students are receiving the instruction needed to succeed in school. Also, did you know that LISD loses an average of about $38 a day for each student who is marked as absent? Parents can help by scheduling appointments before or after school hours. If you must sign your student out during the instructional day (7:45 – 2:50) please note that it will count as a partial absence. Please send all attendance excuse notes to the office within 48 hours of the absence. If you have questions, please call the registrar, Adriana Portillo, at 512-570-7713.
We're collecting Boxtops!
Congratulations! Perfect Attendance!
Week 1: Mrs. Garza's 1st grade class
Week 2: Ms. Pehl's 4th grade class
Week 3: Mr. Huddleston's 3rd grade class
Week 4: Mrs. Monroig's Kindergarten class
Week 5: Mrs. Killian's 2nd grade class
Week 6: Mrs. Karkosh's 1st grade class
Week 7: Mrs. Garza's 1st grade class
Week 8: Mrs. Karkosh's 1st grade class
Week 9: Ms. Castro's 1st grade class
Week 10: Ms. Castro's 1st grade class
Week 11: Mrs. Ponce's 3rd grade class
Week 12: Mrs. Summers' 1st grade class
Week 13: Mrs. Monroig's Kindergarten class
Week 14: Mrs. Lambert's 3rd grade class
Week 15: Mrs. Ponce's 3rd grade class
Week 16: Mrs. Garza's 1st grade class
Week 17: Ms. Jones's 4th grade class
Week 18: Mrs. Garza's 1st grade class
Week 19: Ms. Lopez's 4th grade class
Week 20: Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten class
Week 21: Mrs. Hernandez's 4th grade class
Week 22: Ms. Hoover's 4th grade class
Week 23: Mrs. Hernandez's 4th grade class
Week 24: Mr. Rivera's 3rd grade class
Week 25: Mrs. Summers' 1st grade class
Week 26: Ms. Hoover's 4th grade class
Week 27: Ms. Pehl's 4th grade class
Week 28: Mr. Rivera's 3rd grade class
Week 29: Mrs. Hernandez's 4th grade class
Week 30: Mrs. Engen's 5th grade class
Week 31: Mrs. Robey's 1st grade class
Week 32: Mrs. Wilburn's 2nd grade class
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- Bowling Lanes (Simple Machines unit)
4th grade- Bob Bullock Museum
5th grade- Reunion Ranch
Colors: Red, Blue, Silver
Paige Collier, Principal
Janie Kelly, Assistant Principal
Sofie Lopez & Mary Hoofnagle, Guidance Counselors
Catherine Ullrich, Admin. Assistant
Adriana Portillo, Registrar
Susie Wulf, Receptionist
Tanya Stephens, Nurse
Melanie Cornell, Librarian
Bobbie Stephens, Cafeteria Manager
Volunteer Orientation -If you're interested in volunteering in any capacity, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Adriana Portillo at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Membership- We currently have 270 members. Please help us reach our goal of 300! With a student population size of 767, we know we can do it! #LeadReed
Reed PTA sponsors and supports the following programs and events at our school:
Playground Shade Structures
Art Night / Reflections
For questions, please contact Leslie Erin at email@example.com
- School Day – 7:45 am – 2:50 pm
- Pre-K Hours: 7:45-11:15 am & 11:15 am- 2:40 pm
- Office Hours – 7:20 am – 3:30 pm
- AM Drop-Off Schedule – 7:20 am – 7:45 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 are welcome to walk their children to class, but need to bring ID and obtain a visitor's badge in order to visit the classroom.
- Students that have not been picked up by 3:00 pm will be brought to the office. Parents must come in to check out their child.
*Días de Escuela: 7:45 a.m.-2:50 p.m.
*Horario Puerta delantera: 7:20 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
*Horario de entrada: 7:20 a.m.- 7:45 a.m.
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.
Soy un correcaminos de Reed.
Seré seguro y amable.
Seré un ejemplo a seguir.
11:50-12:20 1st grade
12:30-1:00 2nd grade
12:15-12:45 3rd grade
12:45-1:15 4th grade
11:00-11:30 5th grade
Teacher's Conference Times
11:50-12:40 - Kinder
1:45-2:35 - 1st Grade
9:30-10:20 - 2nd Grade
10:25-11:15 - 3rd Grade
8:35-9:25 - 4th Grade
12:50-1:40 - 5th Grade
Positive Behavior Priorities
How can you help?
- Learn and reinforce the Roadrunner pledge with your children. :)
- Donate to our School Store. Thanks for your support.
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
Each Second Step grade level curriculum is comprised of four units.
1. Skills for Learning
3. Emotional Management
4. Problem Solving
We are excited about implementing this new curriculum in Leander ISD.
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: http://www.theleaderinme.org/parents/
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.
The attendance bell rings at 8:45 a.m. and attendance is taken at that time. Students who arrive after the 8:45 a.m. bell are marked absent for the entire day.
Please send a written note to school within 48 hours of when your child returns following an absence. The note should include the student’s first and last name, teacher, date of absence, reason for absence and parent signature.
El segundo timbre suena a las 8:45 a.m. y es entonces que se pasa la lista de asistencia. A los alumnos que llegan después de las 8:45 a.m. se les considera como ausente.
Por favor mande una nota dentro de 48 horas después que su hijo regresa a la escuela si su hijo ha estado ausente. La nota debe incluir el nombre y el apellido del alumno, nombre del maestro, las fechas que no estuvo presente, la razón y la firma de los padres o representantes.
· 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 2:00 pm.
· Visit our campus website to stay informed! http://reed.leanderisd.org
· 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 2:00
· Visitar la página web de la escuela para mantenerse informado: http://reed.leanderisd.org
· 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
Student lunch: $2.60
Student Breakfast: $1.40 (Breakfast begins at 7:20)
Forms for free & reduced lunch can be found in the office or online at www.leanderisd.org
Almuerzo estudiantil: $2.60
Desayuno estudiantil: $1.40 (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 www.leanderisd.org.
LISD 10 Ethical Principles
September—Respect for Others
October—Pursuit of Excellence
November—Concern for Others
May—Law Abidance/Civic Duty
Septiembre—respetar a los demás
Octubre—buscando la excelencia
Noviembre—tener consideración para los demás
Mayo—ser buen ciudadano