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A Message From Superintendent, Dr. Nancy Lynch 
Dear Parents and Guardians,
This message is to inform you the RUSD Board of Trustees took action at the September 15, 2015 Regular Board meeting to discontinue the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program beginning in the 2016-17 school year.  The three year phase in period to transition the kindergarten entry age to 5 years old by September 1 was achieved in the 2014-15 school year.  Funds that have been allocated for the TK program will now be used to benefit all RUSD students.

As we further implement the new California Standards, teachers and parents are exploring ways to more deeply engage students in math to ensure they understand concepts fully beyond memorizing procedures for solving problems.  Dr. Jo Boaler, professor at Stanford University, is an expert in the ways students naturally learn math.  The link below will provide you information about an on-line course taught by Dr.  Boaler.  Some of the ideas may be new to you and some of the research shared may make a lot of sense.  (A few of the notes on the link refer to the course in the past, however the link to access the course is current).  This course is self paced and a bargain at $125. Click here for details

Dr. Boaler will be working with teachers in the Ross School District in February, and will provide a parent education session.  This parent session will be open for our parents to attend.  I will share the details of this opportunity once they are finalized.

Course title:
How to Learn Math:  For Teachers and Parents 

Explore the new research ideas on mathematics learning and student mindsets that can transform students' experiences with math. Whether you are a teacher preparing to implement the new Common Core State Standards, a parent wanting to give your children the best math start in life, an administrator wanting to know ways to encourage math teachers or another helper of math learners, this course will help you.

The Marin Kid Care Fair

I am very happy to share information about The Marin Kid Care Fair.  Over 20 community organizations will  be providing resources for foster parents and anyone interested in being a  foster parent, Big Brother/Sister, or an advocate for children and families at risk.  There will be education programs as well as music, dental screenings, homework tips and so much more.  The Marin Kid Care Fair is being held on October 17 from 9 am to 4 pm for The Marin Health and Wellness Campus.  You can find more information on their website:  and click on KidCareFair.


Nancy Lynch 

Key Dates

Thur Sep 24
12:10pm - 12:40pm Spelling Bee/BA 
5pm - 7pm Reed Towntastic 
Fri Sep 25
12:10pm - 12:40pm Spelling Bee/BA 
Mon Sep 28
4:30pm - 5:30pm DM Cross Country Meet
Tue Sep 29
830am - 10am 5th Grade Level Parent Meeting/BA 
Fri Oct 2 
8:30am - 9:30am Parent Ed/DM 
Mon Oct 5
All day Challenge Day/DM 
Tues Oct 6
All day Challenge Day/DM  
Wed Oct 7
All day Make-up Picture Day/DM 
5pm - 7pm Family Night/ Maker Fair/BA 
7pm - 8:30pm Redwood High School - Gift of Failure 
Thur Oct 8
8:20am - 9:20am PTA Meeting/DM
12:15pm - 12:35pm Student Play Meeting/BA 
4pm - 5pm DM Cross Country Meet 
Tues Oct 13
6:30pm - 8pm Play Parent Meeting/BA 
Wed Oct 14
8:30am - 9:30am Play Parent Meeting/BA 
8:30am - 9:30am PTA Meeting/RD  
6:30pm - 7:30pm 8th Families with David Sondheim/Redwood Principal/DM
Thurs Oct 15
3:30pm - Run for Reed Schools 5k Run/Walk and 1-mile Raccoon Run at Blackie's Pasture
Mon Oct 19
8am - 3pm Staff Development Day No Students 
Tue Oct 20
All day Make-up Picture Day/RD 
6pm - 8:30pm Board Meeting 
Fri Oct 23
8:30am - 9:30am Parent Ed/DM
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