Message From the Superintendent, Dr. Steve Herzog
Board Recognitions December 10
The Board of Trustees of the Reed Union School District regularly recognizes students for their achievements at scheduled Board meetings. The Board will honor the members of the Del Mar Middle School Girls' Championship Volleyball team, Cross Country team members and individual placers, and Marin County Spelling Bee champion at their meeting on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. These students and their families are invited to attend the meeting and students will be recognized for their accomplishments. As with all Board meetings, this meeting is open to the public and all are invited to attend.
The Board meeting will be held in the Staff Development Center at Bel Aire School, starting at 6:00 PM. Student recognitions will be the first item on the agenda, followed by the Board's recognition and thanks to outgoing Trustee Bob Scannell for his four years of service. Recently elected Trustees Howard Block, A. J. Brady, and Nancy O'Neill will be sworn in by Marin Superior Court Judge James Chou. A brief reception will follow to honor these individuals and should wrap up before 7:00.
We invite the community to join the Board in honoring outgoing Trustee Scannell and these talented students for their accomplishments. The members of the Board of Trustees and I look forward to personally congratulating each of them for their achievements.
MARIN COUNTY VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP - FIRST PLACE TEAM. (Coached by Kim Reis & Gary Oefinger)
Gigi Buddie Elia ChouIsabella Karman Emily Ehsan
Emma O'Connor Ally Garay
Ella Ong Bamola Tess Fisher
Katie Reis Jackie Judd
Rachel KahnAnnie Shelton
The 6th grade boys Cross Country team placed first in the finals of the Marin County competition and will be recognized with a plaque from the county. Those runners whose scores counted towards the competition were:
Massimo De Somma
Individual medal winners (top 10 places at County finals):
7th graders: Nathaniel Kuffner 3rd, Ines Sevillano 4th
6th graders: Jack O'Neill - 1st, Lauren Steele - 4th
MARIN COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Sixth grader Jack O'Neill won the Marin County Spelling Bee and sixth grader Morgan Hunt came in third place. Jack will be representing Marin County at the State Spelling Bee in April 2014.
Dr. Steven HerzogSuperintendent
Important Message from our School Nurse
RUSD has recently found numerous cases of students who are ill with flu-like symptoms. It is important to know the difference between influenza, common cold and norovirus symptoms. All three are extremely contagious. Influenza and cold viruses are spread from person-to-person contact through coughing and sneezing. Norovirus can spread by touching surfaces or objects, or eating food or drinking liquids contaminated with the virus.
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RESCHEDULED! Grandparents/Special Friends Day at Bel Aire School! Friday, December 20th. If you would like Grandparents/Special Friends to receive a personal invitation, please provide their names, addresses and email addresses to RSFoundation@reedschools.org by December 13th.
Dr. Christine Carter: "How to Raise Kids Who Are Grateful, Gritty, and Successful" - Tuesday, January 28th@ 7pm in the Del Mar Gym.
Please join RUSD PTA for a very special opportunity. Drawing on what psychology, sociology, and neuroscience have shown about confidence, gratitude, and grit, Christine Carter, PhD, author of Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents, will discuss:
-- The relationship between grit, perfectionism, and elite performance.
-- Why our beliefs about why we are successful (or not) predict how well we fare in the face of adversity.
-- How to foster gratitude in kids for all they have, and help them combat feelings of entitlement, self-centeredness, and anxiety.
See more here...Attendance is free but limited. Sign-up at: drchristinecarter.