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Originally delivered on 5/29/2023 8:32 pm

SUBJECT: Team Reed News Week of May 28

Team Reed News

Weekly Newsletter - May 28, 2023

2 Weeks Left!
Dear Wolfpack:

Hope you are having a restful day off.  There are lots of fun end-of-year activities taking place this week.  Read ahead for all the details on upcoming music concerts, the Bunny Bowl, Swing Night, and 8th Grade Awards Night & Dance!

Have an amazing week,

Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President

Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President

Updates & Events
NJHS Milk + Bookies Book Drive

The NJHS is sponsoring the Milk + Bookies book drive. We are collecting new and gently used books for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. The book collection will start May 23 and end on May 30.

Books will be collected Tuesday, May 23- May 30 during homeroom. Students who donate 5 or more books will receive a ticket to the Milk + Cookie Party on Monday, June 5 in the C-Arcade at lunch.

Final Music Concert Schedule

Our Reed Music Department will be putting on their final concerts as follows:
Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30pm - 7th Grade Instrumental
Thursday, June 1 at 6:30pm - 8th Grade Instrumental

Bunny Bowl Soccer Tournament

Third time’s a charm! The Annual Bunny Bowl is back on the calendar for Wednesday, May 31, and hopefully the weather will cooperate this time! Classes that signed up will attend this fun soccer tournament. Please note there will be a modified bell schedule (available on the Reed website).

8th Grade Dance

Last call for RSVPs! Come out for an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing in Schall Park - this Friday, June 2, 2023. Reserve your spot on the dance floor today!

RSVP here:

Swing Night

Our annual Swing Night concert is Saturday, June 3 from 6:00-9:00pm. This is the music program’s end-of-the-year family celebration, which includes dinner, dessert, dancing, and features music from the jazz bands, 8th grade music awards, and more! Tickets at the door will be $22 for students and $30 for adults. Cash or checks payable to “Walter Reed Middle School” only. Tickets include dinner, drinks, and dessert.

Kindness 5k Run/Walk

Region North's 1st Kindness 5K Run/Walk event will take place on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Pierce College. 

We are looking forward to this inaugural Joy and Wellness event, and we hope you'll run, walk, and have fun with us!

Parent Engagement
PTSA and FoR need YOU!

PTSA and Friends of Reed are still looking to fill positions for next year.  If you are interested, please check out for information on open positions, and then contact us at THANK YOU!

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Reed LOVES Volunteers
Become an Approved Volunteer

PLEASE NOTE:  Starting in 2023-24, the district will require ALL in-school and field trip volunteers to be fully processed (including proof of vaccination).  There will no longer be one-day volunteer passes.  Please keep this in mind and plan on starting the process right at the beginning of the school year.

Please directly email Myriam Arechiga at

Learn about requirements and how the process works here.

Start the process here.

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Other Ways to Support Reed

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Looking Ahead
Tuesday, May 30
Reed MS: Deadline to clear 8th grade fines
6:30p Reed MS: 7th Grade Instrumental final Concert
Wednesday, May 31
Reed MS: 8th Grade Awards Night
Reed MS: Take Cover Drill
Reed MS: Bunny Bowl
Thursday, June 1
6:30p Reed MS: 8th Grade Final Concert - 8th Concert Choir and Instrumental
Friday, June 2
6:00p Reed MS: 8th Grade Dance (Time TBA)
Saturday, June 3
6:00p Reed MS: Swing Night
Sunday, June 4
2:00p Reed MS: Music Dept. - Hancock Institute Concert
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