Marie Reed students participate in a variety of school events, celebrations and performances over the course of the year, including:
Hispanic Heritage celebration – Coinciding with National Hispanic Heritage Month in September/October, a celebration of Hispanic culture and heritage with history, song and dance by students, during the school day. Families are invited.
Winter Arts Showcase – A December display of student art and musical performances celebrating the winter season and holidays, during the school day. Families are invited.
Black History Month celebration – Coinciding with National Black History Month in February, a celebration of African-American culture and heritage with history, song and dance by students, during the school day. Families are invited.
Kindness Week – Coinciding with Valentine’s Day, a week-long celebration of kindness and school spirit! Past themes have included “Dream of Kindness” by wearing your pajamas, “Go Crazy for Kindness” by wearing crazy socks or hair, “Be a Kindness Hero” by dressing up as your favorite superhero, and be “Fancy for Kindness” by dressing up in your best fancy clothes.
Women’s History Month – Coinciding with National Women’s History Month in March, an observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.
Math Day – Coinciding with Pi Day on March 14 each year, a school-wide celebration of mathematics, which includes a Digits of Pi competition and Annual 24 Challenge, during the school day. Families are invited.
Career Day – An event organized by our counselor, Ms. Silva, featuring a variety of careers showcased to Marie Reed Students. The 2018 career day featured over 40 careers including police officers on horses, construction workers, architects and designers, pizza-making, zookeeping and marine biology, among others!
Asian Pacific American celebration – Coinciding with National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, a celebration of Asian American culture and heritage with history, song and dance by students, during the school day. Families are invited.
Spelling Bees in English and Spanish (3rd-5th grade): An opportunity for students to compete within classrooms and then with spellers across 3rd-5th grades to earn the title of Spelling Bee champ. School winners go on to compete against the top spellers in the DCPS English and Spanish Spelling Bees. Families are invited.
Festival de Poesía – A celebration of poetry from Spanish cultures, students write and perform original and existing poetry individually, in pairs, groups, or whole classes. Winners go on to perform in the DCPS Festival de Poesía in June. Families are invited.
Field Day – A non-competitive day of outdoor games held on the soccer field and outdoor play areas where students practice their gross and fine motor skills as well as teamwork skills in a fun, healthy environment.
Spring Arts Showcase – A June display of student art and musical performances celebrating the arts, during the school day. Families are invited.