Dear Reams Road Parents and Students,
Welcome to the Reams Road community! We are excited to have returning and new families with us as we focus on being Rams Strong! Our theme is “Work Hard. Be Kind. Inspire dREAMS!” The dREAMS is indeed written correctly as the letters stand for Diversity, Respect, Empowerment, Achievement, Motivation, and Success. We hope that you will consider how you can support your child and our students in these traits and goals. Our students experience opportunities to be leaders through Safety Patrol, Disney Kids Musical opportunity, STEAM team, Rams buddies, and in their own classrooms.
Reams Road Elementary is a very diverse school-wide Title I school serving approximately 550 students including those who have special education needs, English as a Second Language needs, Center Based Gifted needs, and socio-economic needs. Our students receive extra support when needed from specialists through Title I funding. We are often able to also provide resources such as school supplies, summer school, and additional personnel to benefit all of our students. Family engagement through support, school activities, volunteering, and PTA make a difference at Reams too.
Our expectations include students taking charge of their own learning through daily reading, setting goals, and making positive choices. We believe all of our students are capable of high achievement in reading, math, writing, science, and social studies. We will focus on the county’s values of Integrity, Teamwork, Equity, and Ingenuity.
One key feature of our school includes implementation of the Caring Schools Curriculum as part of our focus on Social Emotional Learning during Morning Meeting so it is important for students to be on time. Social Emotional skills will be reinforced throughout the day. Reams also utilizes a token economy with RAMS bucks as part of our Positive Behavior Intervention Support program. Please encourage your child to make positive choices to earn them and then they can spend them at the RAMS store for items or experiences.
Our website can keep you up to date with happenings on our school calendar and parent newsletter. As you can see, Reams Road Elementary is not just about academics; we seek to serve and support the whole child. We invite parents and the community to attend our PTA events and special occasions held throughout the year. It indeed takes a village to help our students succeed. So, please volunteer to help when you can. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns at any time. Feel free to visit our school and check out what makes us special.
Principal Jodi Seitz