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Originally delivered on 11/27/2022 5:05 pm

SUBJECT: Team Reed News Week of November 27

Team Reed News

Weekly Newsletter - November 27, 2022

Welcome Back!
Dear Wolfpack:

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week and are staying healthy!

This week's highlights:

  • We only have a few hoodies left in most sizes, so grab one today. Hoodies are $35 and can be picked up ASAP! Order here.
  • Thursday at 5pm is Family Math Night
  • Wear your college gear this Friday

Have a fantastic week,

Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President

Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President

Fundraising This Week
Do your holiday shopping...

...through our PTSA Amazon Smile link!

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.

Last 3 Days for Annual Giving!

We are $2,357 away from our goal of $50,000!  Our campaign officially ends on Giving Tuesday, 11/29.

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.


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School-Wide Dine & Donate at Sweetfin in Burbank

Lets get this poke started! Eat out at Sweetfin in Burbank ONLY (4001 W. Riverside Dr., Burbank, CA 91505) on November 30 from 11:30am to 8:30pm and 20% of the cost of your meal will be donated to Friends of Reed. This offer applies to both take-out and dine-in purchases. Don’t forget to mention "TEAMREED" to the cashier when you check-out. If ordering via website or the Sweetfin app, please use code “TEAMREED".

Volunteering is Fun AND Cool
GLA Rep Needed for our Multicultural Fair!

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. Last year the GLA event was incredible and the teachers are so excited to recreate it!

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
Annual Fall School Experience Survey Time!

Your opinion matters! Participating in the School Experience Survey will give you an opportunity to tell LAUSD what you think of our school. It will also help guide us in making necessary improvements. Please visit or to access the survey– it’s easy and takes only a few minutes! Select “Parent Survey”, choose the “School Type - Middle School”, choose the “School Name - Reed MS (8355)” and choose your child’s grade level 6th, 7th, or 8th to begin. At the end of the survey, you can enter an email address to receive a confirmation email, print the thank you page, or take a picture of your screen to upload to your child's HOMEROOM (HR) class on Schoology. Submitting your confirmation of completion will enter your child into a drawing for gift cards and, if their HR has 100% participation, they will also be in a drawing for a chance to have a donut party! Thank you for your participation and your continued support.

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.

8th Grade Ads

The yearbook is taking orders for 8th grade ads. See the flyer for details and a sample. Ad orders are due by March 1, 2023.

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!

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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
Wednesday, November 30
Reed MS: School-wide Dine & Donate at Sweetfin (hosted by FoR)
Thursday, December 1
8:30a ELAC Officer Election (In Person in the Parent Center)
5:00p Reed MS: Family Math Night
Friday, December 2
Reed MS: SWPBIS Assemblies
Reed MS: College Gear Spirit Day (1st Friday of every month)
Saturday, December 3
9:00a LAUSD Parent & Family Webinar: LAUSD Celebration of Culture and the Arts (Primary Grades)
Monday, December 5
Reed MS: Take Cover Drill
3:15p Reed MS: School Site Council Meeting
Wednesday, December 7
6:00p Reed MS: All Choir Show
Thursday, December 8
6:00p Reed MS: All Choir Show
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