Reed-Custer Elementary School

May 2021

Principal's Message....

One School, One Book

Our text for One School, One Book this year is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Mrs. Faletti and Mr. Peterson kicked off our school-wide reading event on Monday, April 26th. As a school, we will be reading about Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka's golden tickets, and the famous chocolate factory throughout the entire month of May. Please watch for dress-up days that correspond with our reading.

Book Fair

Our Book Fair is coming....

  • May 4th-7th Classes preview the Book Fair and create their student "wish lists". Copies of the student wish lists will be sent home for parents.
  • May 10th-14th Students will have a chance to shop at our Book Fair during their weekly library time.
Click here for more information on the Book Fair.

Teacher Appreciation

May 3rd -7th is Teacher Appreciation Week. We want to thank FORCES for organizing a fun week for both the students and staff at RCES. Click here for the FORCES flyer.

Field Day

RCES will be hosting Field Day this year. We want to thank FORCES for sponsoring some of the activities and purchasing our Field Day T-Shirts!


  • May 18th (Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade)
  • May 19th (3rd, 4th, and 5th grade)
  • Rain dates May 20th & 21st

RCES Summer Camp

RCES will be hosting a summer camp during the month of June. Please watch for more information on dates and times. We will be offering the following classes:

  • Mindfulness with Ms. Olson - Students will learn about ways to be healthy, try yoga and breathing exercises, make and enjoy healthy snacks, and learn more about mindfulness. (Incoming 1st-5th graders)
  • Camp Invention - We will be hosting another year of Camp Invention. This camp focuses on science, technology, and engineering. Students will create, build, and design throughout the month. (Incoming 4th and 5th graders)
  • Novel Studies - This is for our mature readers who are ready to tackle a longer text. Students will be assigned independent reading then work in a group to discuss the ideas they learned from their reading. (Incoming 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders)
  • Graphic Novel Studies - This class is for those students who enjoy reading and discussing graphic novels. (Incoming 2nd-5th grader)
  • Choir- Our summer choir camp is for students entering 4th-8th grade.

Mark Your Calendars

May 2021

May 3rd No School

May 4th -Book Fair Preview (K-5)

May 4th Crazy Hair Day

May 5th Early Release & Remote Learning Day (All remote sessions end at 11:30)

May 7th Neon Color Day

May 10th Book Fair shopping days - See the schedule here

May 10th 5th grade Step-Up Day at RCMS (Bailey/McDaniel/Siedentop)

May 11th 5th grade Step-Up Day at RCMS (Jones/Ostheim/Remote Learners)

May 18th Field Day (K-2)

May 19th Field Day (3-5)

May 21st Last day of school for students!

Have a wonderful summer!!

June 1st - July 1st RCES Summer Camp - Watch for specific information and sign-ups for summer camp this week!

RCES Jump Start Sessions for the 21-22 School Year

Our Jump Start Sessions will run from July 26th-August 5th. Our focus for these sessions will be on ELA and Math. Watch for more information on these sessions in late June.

Remote Learner Device Drop-Off

All devices and non-consumable supplies (dry-erase boards, headphones, charging cords, etc.) should be returned to RCES on May 24th between 9:00-12:00 at door 9 (Walker Street). Remote learners can pick up Field Day T-Shirts and other end-of-year items as well.

Library books may be returned with devices or dropped off in the bin located in our vestibule.

The vestibule is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00.

Breakfast and Lunch at RCES

Breakfast at RCES:

Breakfast is served each day at 8:20 in the cafeteria at RCES. If you do not want your child to eat breakfast, please contact the teacher.

Lunch at RCES:

In order to keep our students and staff safe, we will not be allowing lunch visitors until Illinois moves to Phase 5.

Parents sending in lunches - Please have your child practice opening containers and other difficult packaging before sending them to school.

Lunch Schedule:

  • Kindergarten 11:15-11:45
  • 1st Grade 12:10-12:40
  • 2nd Grade 11:50-12:20
  • 3rd Grade 12:25-12:55
  • 4th Grade 11:35-12:05
  • 5th Grade 11:00-11:30
RC Food Service Information

Monthly lunch menus, link to online lunch payment, and other lunchroom information


Link to PowerSchool-Access to bus and teacher information