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Originally delivered on 10/30/2022 5:08 pm

SUBJECT: Team Reed News Week of October 31

Team Reed News
Weekly Newsletter - October 31, 2022
Dear Wolfpack:

Thank you SO much to Jenifer Roosevelt, Ms. Szymanski and all Humanities volunteers for an amazing Talent Show!  Congrats to all our performers as well.  And a HUGE thank you to the Higman family for hosting an incredible Halloween Event.  Both events together raised over $6,000 for Reed students--WOW!!

This week's highlights:

  • Wednesday 5:15pm--Virtual Meet the HS Night
  • Saturday 8am-12--Beautification Day

Happy Halloween,

Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President

Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President

Help Wanted
Reed Parent Tour Guides Needed

Calling all Approved Volunteers!! If you are available to show prospective parents around our school on 11/8 or 11/5 or both, please go to, "My Account>My Contacts/Forms", and if you are an approved volunteer, the form will be listed.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE FORM, PLEASE EMAIL INFO@TEAMREED.ORG TO SIGN UP.

FoR Annual Giving
Amazing Job, Reed!

We've collected $45,118 so far and are so close to our goal of $50,000!  This money is already being spent on 2 new murals, the garden rehab project & new furniture for the A Building.  Please help us fully fund these projects!  

6th grade families are responsible for 50% of all donations so far, and MAT, IHP, and Humanities families account for 84%.  Remember, your participation benefits ALL Reed students, so thank you for your generosity!

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!

Interested in fun "Team Reed" gear? We've got car magnets, travel pouches, water bottles, and more!


Events & Programs - Get Excited!
Campus Beautification

Big projects need a lot of stuff -- Please help out by bringing or donating as much as you can. We'll be working on campus on Saturday, November 5 from 8am–noon.

Or if you'd like to send money in lieu of being there on the day, please Venmo @Linda-Mathious. (Linda is our beautification lead--donations directly to her will not funnel through FoR) Another way to help is to donate your gardening crew for an hour or two - we need as much help as possible.

Sign up here:


Reed 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

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

STEAM Invention Convention

It's time for STEAM to have their academy fundraiser, and it's going to be a good one! Save the date for this PTSA and STEAM Academy co-hosted event on Friday, November 18 after Minimum Day dismissal at 12:37 pm.  ALL Reed students and families are invited.

STEAM Families:  Check out this Sign Up Genius to see how you can support.

Volunteering is Fun AND Cool!
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 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

Here are some current needs we have, see if any work for you!  We'd love to see some new faces from all academies and grade levels! 

Volunteer Now!
School News
Halloween Spirit Day - MONDAY

Students may wear costumes to school. Please remember, NO masks (other than covid masks), weapons, inflatable costumes. All costumes MUST be school appropriate, including shoes!  Click here for a complete list of costume do and don’ts.

Virtual Meet the HS Night

Co-hosted by Armstrong MS, this event will be held on November 2, 2022 from 5:15 pm - 8 pm. Zoom ID: 893 3489 4639. This event will feature LAUSD’s public high schools – including magnet, gifted and affiliated charters. All 8th grade families are encouraged to participate. The evening will begin from 5:15-6 PM with an introduction on navigating CHOICES. Starting at 6:05 PM, families will be able to select up to 4 schools to “visit”. See flyer for schedule.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight saving time ends at 2 am Pacific Time, Sunday, November 6. You will need to "fall back" or set your clock back one hour.

NH/VV CoS Town Hall Meeting

Reed MS will be hosting the November North Hollywood Valley Village Community of Schools Town Hall meeting in our auditorium Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 9:30 am, following an in-person Coffee with the Principal at 8:15. We’d love to have a big turnout!

Yearbook Pre-Orders

Order YOUR copy of the 2022-2023 yearbook! Pre-sale price is only $35 at the Student Store (cash or check only) or at School Code: 16479.

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!
Catch up with all the other school news...

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Other Ways to Support Reed

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.

Looking Ahead
Monday, October 31
ReedMS: Halloween Spirit Day
Wednesday, November 2
8:00a Reed MS: CCHC Parent Workshop - Drugs
9:00a LDNE: Coffee with Special Education
5:00p LDNE: Virtual Coffee with Special Education
5:15p ReedMS: Virtual Meet the High School Night
5:30p LAUSD Parent & Family Webinar: Digital Citizenship - Internet Literacy, Safety and Becoming a Digital Scholar
Thursday, November 3
12:33p ReedMS: Lunch Workshop on Matties Film Festival Submissions, Rm 211
1:30p Reed MS: Prospective Parent Informational Meeting - Zoom
Friday, November 4
Reed MS: College Gear Spirit Day (1st Friday of every month)
Reed MS: College Gear Spirit Day (1st Friday of every month)
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