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Originally delivered on 1/15/2023 5:09 pm

SUBJECT: Team Reed News Week of January 15

Team Reed News

Weekly Newsletter - January 15, 2023

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dear Wolfpack:

We hope you're enjoying the long weekend.

This week's highlights:

  • NO SCHOOL tomorrow in honor of MLK Day
  • Please have your student take their covid test before returning on Tuesday
  • Join us Wednesday for a PTSA/FoR meeting on Zoom
  • The Reed Spelling Bee is Thursday at 3:30
  • Carneys Dine & Donate is Friday-Sunday
  • Beautification is Saturday from 8am-noon

Have a wonderful week,

Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President

Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President

Start 2023 Out Strong!
PTSA/FoR Meeting Wednesday

Join us for our January 18 meeting at 7:00pm via Zoom.


The meeting will include election of the PTSA nominating committee, which will recommend a slate for the March election for 2023-24, plus lots of exciting updates.

New Sarah St. Mural

Thanks to our Associated Student Body and wonderful Annual Giving donors, this incredible mural went up over the winter break.  Next up...a new mural in the garden area!

Dine & Donate at Carneys

Join us for a School-Wide Dine & Donate at the Carneys in Studio City

Eat out at Carneys on Friday, January 20 through Sunday January 22 and 20% of the cost of your meal will be donated to Friends of Reed. Carneys is located at 12601 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 and is open from 11am-10pm.This offer applies to take-out and dine-in orders only. Don’t forget to mention Walter Reed to the cashier when you check-out.

Volunteering Want Ads
Instrument Check-In

The Reed Music Department is looking for one parent volunteer to take either the Monday morning or Tuesday morning shift to help check-in instruments from students. The time commitment is 7:45am-8:05am on either Monday or Tuesday morning AND huge bonus - the parent volunteer can park in the teacher/staff parking lot during their shift!

If you are interested in supporting the Music Department in this role, please reach out to the parent coordinating the schedule: Annie Heller-Gutwillig at

Beautification this Saturday

Join us for Campus Beautification on January 21 from 8:00am–noon. Come for all or part of the time! Reed students and other kids are welcome but must be supervised at all times by their parent/caregiver (unless they are a member of NJHS performing service hours). As always, please bring gloves and any equipment with your name on them. There will be snacks!

GLA Rep Needed

We are still looking for a GLA parent representative to help with the Multi-Cultural Fair on March 30th.

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.

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!
Attention 8th Grade Humanities Families
8th Grade Humanities Field Trip

Did you know your student can earn high school credit after attending the Sacramento and San Francisco field trip?! The trip is professionally planned by our own tour director. Get travel insurance and DAILY tour updates. See the flyer and parent meeting slides attached for more details!


Parent Meeting:

School News
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

Attention all 8th grade parents/guardians

Do you want to celebrate your culminating 8th grader with a personalized ad in this year's yearbook? 8th Grade Yearbook Ads are due March 1, don't miss out! YOUR copy of the 2022-2023 yearbook for $35 before prices go up in April! Make your purchase at the Student Store (cash or check only) or online at School Code: 16479.

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
Monday, January 16
Reed MS: School Closed - MLK Jr. Day
Wednesday, January 18
7:00p PTSA & FoR General Meeting at 7 PM
Friday, January 20
Reed MS: Fire Drill
Monday, January 23
Reed MS: Great Kindness Challenge
3:15p Reed MS: School Site Council
Tuesday, January 24
Reed MS: Great Kindness Challenge
8:00a Reed MS: Prospective Parent Tour
Wednesday, January 25
Reed MS: Great Kindness Challenge
Thursday, January 26
Reed MS: Great Kindness Challenge
8:15a Reed MS: Coffee with the Principal
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