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Originally delivered on 5/7/2023 7:18 pm

SUBJECT: Team Reed News Week of May 7

Team Reed News

Weekly Newsletter - May 7, 2023

5 Weeks Left!
Dear Wolfpack:

Can you believe we are closing in on the end of this school year? We hope our students and parents join us at this month's PTSA/FoR meeting for a recap and a look ahead. Also, SBAC testing begins this week, so make sure your student is well-rested and ready to go on Wednesday. Finally, a big thank you to our school nurse, Ms. Hamladjian, on School Nurse Day this week!

Have an amazing week,

Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President

Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President

Upcoming Events
Student Council 2023-24

6th & 7th Grade students interested in running for Student Council should attend the lunchtime information session on May 8 in the C-arcade. The deadline to submit the “Intent to Run” form and statement questions to Ms. Bugyik in Rm 135 is Friday, May 12.

PTSA/FoR Meeting

Join Reed PTSA & FoR for our May meeting on Wednesday, May 10 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Topics will include an update on academy hosted events, fundraising, 8th grade events, and budget discussions for 2023-2024.

Zoom ID: 84226306927. Link:

Friends of IHP Meeting

Friends of IHP: Join us for our meeting on Thursday, May 11, at 7:00pm in person at Reed! It’s the last meeting of 2023 and the first in person in 3 years. Come meet your new board and future FIHP members.

8th Grade Humanities Field Trip

Our 8th Grade Humanities Field Trip to San Francisco and Sacramento is just around the corner. We will hold an important meeting for registered families at 8:00pm on May 11 to discuss airport arrival, outline the itinerary, give tips about sending money with your child, and our general expectations for the trip. In the meantime, please check Explorica for updated information on your account!

Meeting ID: 924 7415 9709

Meeting link:

Bunny Bowl Postponed

The Bunny Bowl has been postponed to May 31 due to rain.

8th Grade Dance

8th Graders! Come out for an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing in Schall Park - Friday, June 2, 2023. Reserve your spot on the dance floor ASAP! Admission is FREE!

RSVP here:

Parent Engagement and Updates
Shared Decision Making Committee Meeting

Join us on Monday, May 8 for our Shared Decision Making committee meeting at 3:15pm in the Parent Center.

Teachers' Lounge Wish List

The Teachers' Lounge can always use more love! Also, we have a lot of items that show they were purchased but never arrived. If you ordered something and then was told it couldn't be delivered, or it went to your house instead, please email us at to let us know so we can make sure to add a replacement. Thank you in advance! The Amazon Wish List is here.

Attention 8th Grade Families

This is your ABSOLUTE last chance to order the Class of 2023 t-shirts and hoodies. The deadline has been extended to May 19, 2023!

Last Chance to Order a Yearbook!

The order window closes online on May 13! Place your order ASAP or risk missing out! School Code: 16479.

Catch up with all the other school news...

Catch up with all the other school news at

Reed LOVES Volunteers
Volunteer Opportunities

Please be sure to check out our upcoming volunteer opportunities for parents & community members at

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!
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Other Ways to Support Reed

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Looking Ahead
Monday, May 8
12:33p ReedMS: Student Council Informational Lunch Meeting in the C-Arcade
3:15p Reed MS: Shared Decision Making Council Meeting
Wednesday, May 10
Reed MS: School Nurse Day
7:00p PTSA & FoR General Meeting at 7 PM
7:00p Reed MS: PTSA / Friends of Reed Meeting
Thursday, May 11
7:00p Reed MS: FIHP Meeting in person at Reed
Friday, May 12
Reed MS: Student Council "Intent to Run" Application Deadline (due to Ms. Bugyik in Rm 135 by 3 pm)
Wednesday, May 17
8:00a ReedMS: Mental Health Workshop for Parents/Caregivers
Saturday, May 20
8:00a Reed MS: Battle of the Books Regional Competition
Monday, May 22
School Classified Appreciation Day
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