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Originally delivered on 9/10/2023 5:02 pm

SUBJECT: Team Reed News Week of September 10

Team Reed News
Weekly Newsletter - September 10, 2023
We're all in for the Wolfpack...
Dear Wolfpack,

What a well-attended Back to School Night. We hope everyone enjoyed meeting their child's teachers.

This week's highlights:

  • Friends of Reed's Annual Giving Drive kicks off tomorrow! Our Goal is $65,000.
  • Club Fair September 13 during lunch. Students can learn about all the fun clubs at Reed!
  • Next PTSA/Friends of Reed "Team Reed" Meeting is September 20 at 8:10 AM in-person in the Library and on zoom. Click for slides from last month's meeting.
  • Spirt Wear Update - Orders have been placed. Once we receive the tees, you will receive an email with date and time for pick-up. Thank you for your patience. Stay tuned...

Also, PLEASE update/register your account on Going forward, this will be the only way to receive our grade-level and academy information, purchase spiritwear, and so much more. Don't miss out!  

Have a great week,

Amy Cooper - PTSA President

Jess Kelly - Friends of Reed President

Annual Giving
FoR's Annual Giving Campaign is officially launched!

The focus of this year's fundraising efforts is field trips and additional support staff. Your voluntary donations will be used specifically and directly for these items. FoR will also continue to support campus beautification and respond to all requests made by school administration. To donate, please click link. Help us reach our goal of $65,000 AND receive some fun incentives in the process!

Upcoming Events
Reed's Got Talent Auditions

The first PTSA sponsored academy fundraiser is just around the corner – Reed’s Got Talent, our annual talent show hosted by the Humanities academy on Friday, November 3. Students - do you sing, dance or have an amazing talent that just needs to be shared with Team Reed, then this is the event for you! Auditions will be held on October 4 after school - sign up in room 217 to audition by October 3 or submit a video audition to Ms. Szymanski at Students from any academy can take part and all families are encouraged to attend the talent show to support this awesome event!

Book Fair

The Book fair is back and will be held in the library for students to visit during nutrition, lunch and after school from October 16–20. We need a couple of volunteers for each sesson to run the cash register so click on the sign up genius link to see if you can help out. You must be a fully approved LAUSD volunteer to help during nutrition and lunch so get your application in now.

Volunteer Opportunities
Reed's Career Day - Looking for Speakers

Reed family members and friends - we need you! After two years our Reed Career Day is back! We are looking for speakers across a variety of fields to share with our students. Sign up at to be a Reed Career Day speaker, Monday, November 2 from 8:00–10:30am and share what you do with our students! Thank you and please share the link with any other good candidates!

Career Day Speakers sign-up for Walter Reed MS, (Nov. 2nd, 8:00 am) (

Become an LAUSD Approved Volunteer

Be sure to get your LAUSD volunteer status processed or renewed! 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.

Please note that going forward LAUSD requires ALL volunteers to be fully approved through the district application process. There will be no more one time volunteer approvals.

Learn about requirements and how the process works here.

Start the process here.

If you need any help with your application please contact

What works for you?

The best part about volunteering is that you can help 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!

Short on time? We also have opportunities for items to be donated to various events. To see a list of our current volunteer opportunities, click the button below. 

Volunteer Now!
Register or Update at

Attention New and Returning Parents! Please login into in order to ensure that you don't miss out on weekly newsletters, spirit wear sales, and volunteer opportunities, as well as grade level and academy specific news. 

We invite you to visit to see everything Team Reed has to offer this year, and make sure you Register if you don't have an account. Please update your child's grade, homeroom teacher, and academy.

  • Login or Register for an account to subscribe to Reed News, access upcoming calendar events, make purchases, sign up to volunteer and much, much more.
  • Visit "My Account" tab > "My Contacts/Forms" to UPDATE your contact information!
  • Complete our Back-to-School Checklist!

Questions? - Please don't hesitate to contact us at


FIHP welcomes you in the new school year. Our new contact email for all general communication is now:

We also have our Facebook group that will keep you up to date. FIHP's first meeting is set for September 27 at 7:00 pm in person at the Parent Center, also on Zoom.

Hope to see you there!

Veronica Powell & Ginny Doscher, Co-Presidents FIHP

Other Ways to Support Reed

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.

BOX TOPS: Download the app and Register Walter Reed. Scan your receipts to earn money for Reed.

The Reed Staff Lounge is Maintained 100% Through Donations

Last year Reed parents spruced up the staff lounges for our teachers & staff and we are relying on donations to keep it going! If you are able, you can either purchase from our Amazon wish list which gets sent directly to school, or feel free to purchase Keurig pods, coffee creamers, tissues, paper towels, individual snacks items, or earth friendly disposable coffee cups from wherever you shop and leave them in the main office with 'Amy Cooper' written on the bag. Thank you for your support for our Reed staff!

School News
Catch up with all the school news...
Looking Ahead
Monday, September 11
3:15p Shared Decision Making Council Meeting
Wednesday, September 13
Club Fair at Lunch!
8:15a ELAC Elections
3:15p SSC Parent Elections
Thursday, September 14
5:30p GATE Parent Meeting - Zoom
Friday, September 15
Progress Report Home
Monday, September 18
3:15p SSC Meeting - Officer Elections
Wednesday, September 20
8:00a PTSA / Friends of Reed Meeting
Monday, September 25
Reed MS: Unassigned Day (No School)
Tuesday, September 26
ASB Spirit Week! Anything but a Backpack
Social Media Accounts
Walter Reed Official Accounts
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@ReedMiddleSchool Instagram Icon
@MiddleReed Twitter Icon
Friends of Reed & PTSA
@FriendsofReed Facebook Icon
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@WRMSPTSA Facebook Icon
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