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Box Tops Competition

This is reminder that our autumn Box Tops competition is in full swing and Box Tops are due by December 3rd.

Remember, Box tops buy books for you to use in the library! Thank you.

Reflections Art Program

Good morning!  I’m happy to announce that the Reed Intermediate School PTA is once again offering all students the chance to participate in the Reflections art program.  Reflections is a national arts contest based around a different theme each year. This year’s theme is “Heroes Around Me.” This is a great opportunity to tell us who you are and how you see the world around you.  The world needs to know your inner artist! Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us what this year’s theme means to you.  You can enter one entry in as many categories as you like but please keep in mind that each entry must be solely your idea since only one student can get recognition for each entry.

Everyone who participates will receive a certificate and will have their work displayed at school. First place entries will continue on to the state level, and if chosen, could go on to the national competition!

For more information and an entry form, stop by the main office to pick up a Reflections packet.  You can also go to the Reed website for more information. Entries will be due November 29th.

Have fun and good luck!

Bucket Band

Bucket Band is Coming..........Do it!

Sign up forms are available from Mr. Beierle and Mr. Nolte, online on the grade 6 Band website and in the music hallway. Anyone is welcome to participate - everything is provided - a bucket and sticks. Take your bucket playing to the next level, learn how to jam...on a bucket.

Rehearsals are Monday mornings from 8:00 until 8:50 - starting December 10, 2018

Drama Club

Drum Roll........Reed Intermediate School is very excited to inform the student body that the musical this year will be, James and the Giant Peach Jr. Permission forms can be picked up in the office starting today for anyone interested in auditioning or working on crew.

They will be due back in the Main Office by November 21st. That is the day before Thanksgiving break.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

*The last day to bring in items is this Friday*

Did you hear the news? Student Council is sponsoring their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please bring in non-perishable food items and paper products to help families in need here in Newtown.

I am thankful for all that I have, but it is important to help those less fortunate.

The cluster that collects the most non-perishable food items will get to decide January's spirit day.

Please bring in non-perishable food items and paper products to help families in need here in Newtown. The last day to bring in items is this Friday. We currently have 16 items from our entire school. Last year, we had over 5,000 items!!

Concert Choir

Now is the time to sign up for Concert Choir!! It will begin on December 4th after school every Tuesday! Fun, exciting and open to all students! If you enjoy singing with a fabulous group, this is for you! Please get your permission forms today from your music teacher!

Spirit Sticks

Spirit Sticks will be sold every Wednesday during lunches.

 Each Spirit Stick is $1.00.

Spirit Days 2018-2019



November 12

Red, White, and Blue Day

November 30 (Holiday Hat Helpers $1)

Hat Day

December 7

PJ Day

December 14

Newtown Day

January 4

Food Drive ‘Winner’ Decides

January 25

Danny Day

February 8

Dress Alike Day

February 22

Retro Day

March 8

Jersey Day

March 29

Character Day

April 12

Dress Like A Teacher Day

April 26 (Sunshine Kids - $1 for sun pin OR mustache)

Mustache Day

May 3

Star Wars Day

May 17

Mismatch Day

May 30 (field day)

Cluster Color Day

June 7

Future Job Day

All other Fridays will be Reed Day.  Wear a Reed Shirt or red, white, and blue.




Yearbook Cover Design Contest

The Yearbook Club would like to announce the 2018-2019 Yearbook Cover Design contest!

Please stop by the Main Office and pick up an entry form that has all the details you need to know.

All entries must be returned along with the entry form to the office by Monday, December 3.

Please see Mr. Dalton or Mrs. Vetrano if you have any questions

Community Messages
  • Concert Choir

    It’s Time to Join Concert Choir


    Permission Slip: Concert Choir

  • RIS Drama Club - James and the Giant Peach Jr.
    Reed Intermediate School Drama Club 
     For more information and permission form view: Permission Slip
  • Sweats for Vets


  • National PTA Reflections 2018-2019
    Reflections Art Program 
     For information please view: Reflections Info Packet

  • Visual and Performing Arts 2018-19

     Jan. 23 RIS Gr. 5 & 6 Band Concert (Gr. 5 @ 6:30 and Gr. 6 @ 8:00 p.m.) RIS 

    (snow date –Jan. 31)

     Jan. 24 RIS Gr. 5 Chorus and Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date – Jan. 29) RIS
     Jan. 28 RIS Gr. 6 Chorus and Orchestra Concert, 7:00 p.m. (snow date –Jan. 30) RIS



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