Dear Parents:

Welcome back to a new school year at Reese! We are thrilled to have your children as Reese Roadrunners this year, and we are looking forward to a great year together!

You will notice many changes at Reese this year. The school has been painted and has a brighter, cleaner look as we start the year! Many of the rooms received a “make-over” during the summer, as well.

 We also welcome some new teachers for the 2014-15 school year: Mrs. Locke (5th grade) & Mrs. Parks (4th grade) are returning to the Reese staff this year, while Ms. Meehan (K/1 combo) & Ms. Murphy (2/3 combo) are experienced teachers who have been added to this year. We are excited to have all of these new teachers with us this year at Reese!

I would like to remind you of some of our safety rules as we start the year. While we allow parents to join us on the Primary playground for the Flag Salute each morning, we would ask that al parents leave campus immediately following the salute so that teachers can begin instruction as soon as possible. Any adult on campus during the school day must sign in at the office and receive a badge to wear while at Reese. If you walk onto the campus to pick up students after school, please do not leave your car in the flow-through lanes of the parking lot; you must park on the street and walk in. Please remain outside the front gates until after 2:15, at which time parents may enter the courtyard area to wait for their children. Parents should never move beyond the courtyard area until classes are dismissed.

These rules are important for the safety of our students, but also to insure that instruction is not interrupted during the precious time we have to provide students with what they need to master their grade level standards. Your compliance is appreciated!

This year at Reese, we are going to be putting a strong emphasis on anti-bullying, encouraging our students to treat others with respect and to take a stand against any form of bullying when they see it. I hope that each of us, as school staff and parents, will join in the commitment to be an example to our children in the way that we deal with others, even when we may disagree. Our example is the most powerful tool we have in teaching our children how to treat others. Will you join us in the commitment to “be a buddy; not a bully”? Thanks for your support!


Mr. Odell