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Originally delivered on 10/3/2022 6:04 am

SUBJECT: Team Reed News Week of October 3

Team Reed News
October is here!
Weekly Newsletter - October 3, 2022
Dear Wolfpack:

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  If you haven't registered for please do so today. Check out the entire newsletter this week for some important updates and changes.

This week's highlights:

  • NO SCHOOL this Wednesday, 10/5
  • Friday, 10/7--students are invited to wear PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • NJHS Food Drive is now through 10/12

Have a great week,

Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President

Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President

2022-23 Annual Giving
Chugging along towards our goal!

WOW!  We are at 67% of our goal to raise $50,000 dollars this year.  AG is the main fundraising drive to support capital improvements for Reed and benefit ALL students through a variety of programs. Currently, your AG dollars are being used for:  2 new murals, a garden rehab project, and new furniture for the A Building!!

We've got cool "Team Reed" Incentives--car magnets, travel pouches, water bottles, and more!

Our goal is 100% participation from all families in all academies at ANY level that works for your family, whether that's $10, $100, or $1,000! 


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Getting this newsletter does not necessarily mean you are registered.

It is so important that you login/register AND update your contact information (especially your student's grade) to ensure you are able to continue getting these newsletters and grade/academy-specific communications! GRAD NITE, ACADEMY FUNDRAISERS - these will all be sent to grade levels, and academies. If yours isn't listed, you won't get the information. 

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2. See if you have an account already (you may have one from elementary school, in which case all you have to do is update your child's information).

3. If you don't, then Login or Register for an account to subscribe to Reed News, access upcoming calendar events, make purchases, sign up to volunteer and much, much more.

4. Visit "My Account" tab > "My Contacts/Forms" to UPDATE your contact information!

Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at

Volunteering is Fun AND Cool!
Looking for 20 more Career Day Speakers

Reed family members and friends - we need you!  Sign up at HERE to be a Reed Career Day speaker, Monday, November 7 from 8:00 am to 10:20 am and share what you do with our students! (more info is on the sign up form!) Thank you and please share the link with any other good candidates!

Be a Global Leadership Academy Rep

Currently we are still looking for a parent representative for our Global Leadership Academy!

Parent Academy Rep duties include attending one FoR/PTSA meeting/month (Wednesday evenings at 7pm) and helping to communicate and coordinate with your academy on one school-wide fundraising event or initiative, co-hosted by PTSA.

Complete this form if you are interested in learning more!

Become an LAUSD Approved Volunteer

Volunteers must be approved YEARLY. So if you were an approved volunteer you need to renew your application, or if you are new to volunteering you must complete the application for the first time!

All volunteers must be approved (including proof of vaccination) if you want to be able to help out with in-person events.

Due to the ongoing issues with Schoology, if you are unable to access the application, please directly email Myriam Arechiga at

Learn about requirements and how the process works here.

Start the process here.

Volunteer at the level that works for you!

The best part about volunteering is that you can help at the level that works for you. Here are some current needs we have, see if any work for you. We'd love to see some new faces! 

Short on time? We also have opportunities for items to be donated to various events. To see a list of our current volunteer opportunities, click the button below. 

Volunteer Now!
Events & Programs
2022 Reed’s Got Talent Show

Our Reed’s Got Talent Show (co-hosted by the Humanities Academy & Reed PTSA) will be Friday evening, October 28 from 6 to 8 pm! Come and cheer on our talented student performers! See the attached video for details. Volunteers Wanted! Make the event a success by donating concession stand items, flowers, and your time. Click the Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer or donate! Art Gallery: Students who would like their art to be displayed at the show should drop it off in room 217 by October 21 during homeroom, nutrition, or immediately after school.

NJHS Food Drive Homeroom Activity

Students are encouraged to donate food items to their homeroom between September 28–October 12. Students will then create a “construction” from their donations that will be judged by grade level on October 12–13.  Winning Homerooms will be announced October 14, and the donations will then be delivered to the North Hollywood Food Pantry. See flyer on the left for details.

Unassigned Day (Wednesday, October 5)

Wednesday, October 5 is an unassigned day and there is NO SCHOOL. We wish our Jewish families an easy fast on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). 

School will resume on Thursday, October 6.

Breast Cancer Awareness Spirit Day

Friday, October 7, students are invited to wear pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

PTSA Reflections Art Program

All Reed students are invited to participate in the Reed PTSA Reflections Art Program by creating an original work of art in response to this year's theme "Show Your Voice" in one, or all, of the available arts categories: visual arts, literature, photography, film, music composition, and dance. 

Entries are due November 7th and will be judged at the local level. Winning entries will then move on to judging at the District level, and then possibly the State & National Level. You do NOT have to be a PTSA member to participate.

To enter, please fill out this Entry Form by 10pm , November 7, 2022

Come join the Reflections Workshop during lunch on Wednesday, October 12.

Learn More about how to participate, category guidelines, and prizes/recognition!

Tees Are Still Available

We still have sizes available in both academy shirts and our Wolf shirts.  Go to to place your order.  2022-23 hoodies will be for sale in the fall...Stay tuned for details!

PTSA Membership Drive

Thanks to you, we've crushed our secondary goal of 700 members!!! We have them most members in our PTA district, so THANK YOU to everyone that has already joined or renewed and made a tax-deductible voluntary donation. 100% of all donations stay at Reed!

Haven't joined yet? Join / renew ONLINE or by CASH/CHECK.

Membership is $10 for adults, $7 for students, teachers, and staff. 

Still wondering what the big deal is all about? Learn all about Reed's PTSA -- our volunteer run, membership based, donation-funded 501(c)3 nonprofit Parent, Teacher, Student Association!

Questions about who can join or what's required?We've got answers!

Join / Renew Online
Join / Renew with Cash/Check
Did your student also join PTSA??

All Reed students who join PTSA by Friday, October 14 will get a wristband for PTSA Free Dress Day on Friday, October 21

Student Membership is $7. 

Join / renew ONLINE or by CASH/CHECK.  

Other Ways to Support Reed
Retail Rewards

AMAZON SMILE: Select "Walter Reed Middle School PTA/PTSA" as your charity on Amazon Smile and a percentage of your order will be donated back to Reed! Learn more about how to link your account on the web and in the mobile Amazon App.

RALPHS COMMUNITY REWARDS: Register your Ralph's card ONCE and Reed will get a percentage of each of your grocery trips! Go to > My Account > Community Rewards and select "Water Reed Middle School / Friends of Reed" as your organization. Once registered, our name will display at the bottom of your receipt every time you shop. Learn more about how to link your account.

FARM FRESH: Receive fresh, organic produce delivered right to your home with Farm Fresh To You while earning 10% cashback for Reed using the code "REEDFRESH" -- different box types & sizes with no commitment - skip a box, change it up or stop delivery at any time. Already a customer? you can add the code to your existing account. Learn more.

School News
Enrollment Information & LAUSD CHOICES

Reed MS will start to hold prospective parent tours and information sessions. Please direct prospective families to our Enrollment page for upcoming events registration and details about enrollment pathways and the *NEW* IHP application process. 

  • The On-Time Choices Application Enrollment Window for 2023-2024 Opens October 3–November 18. The Choices Support Line 213-241-4177 will resume operation on October 3rd at 8:00 am. Click to view the digital Choices brochure and timeline.
  • Local District NorthEast Unified Enrollment Fair will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9–12 at Bryd Midlde School. This is the best way to meet our various local schools (including High Schools) and learn about the programs they offer! Other local district virtual fair dates are available here.
  • Save the date: On November 2, 2022 in the evening, Reed MS & Armstrong MS will hold a VIRTUAL joint Meet the High Schools Night! More information is coming soon!
More than A Meal

The LAUSD lunch application is DIRECTLY tied to school funding.

We NEED every family to fill out a lunch application ASAP.

Yes - Even if you did it last year.

Yes - Even though lunch is free this year.

Yes - Even if your child doesn't eat or want the school lunch.

Yes - Regardless of status and whether or not you qualify for free-reduced lunch

Apply at . Change the language on the top right of the page, if needed. Need help? Call the school and speak to Myriam in the parent center.

Catch up with all the other school news...

Catch up with all the other school news at , including information about our next CoS Town Hall, Family Academy webinars, CHOICES enrollment fair, LCAP Study Group, College Fest, and more!

Looking Ahead
Monday, October 3
NJHS Food Drive Collection
LAUSD: CHOICES/Unified Enrollment Application Process Opens
Tuesday, October 4
NJHS Food Drive Collection
Wednesday, October 5
NJHS Food Drive Collection
Reed MS: School Closed - Unassigned Day
Thursday, October 6
NJHS Food Drive Collection
Friday, October 7
NJHS Food Drive Collection
Reed MS: SWPBIS Assemblies
Spirit Day: Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Saturday, October 8
NJHS Food Drive Collection
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