REED MS PTSA

Reed Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is the heart of Reed. 

 

Every student is valuable! Our volunteer run, membership based, donation-funded 501(c)3 nonprofit association provides a way to support every student at Reed MS in a meaningful way -- both on our Reed campus across every grade level and academy, as well as through the efforts of National PTA, the largest volunteer child advocacy organization in the country. 

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

Though we have no official capacity to influence school policies, encourages student achievement and fosters collaboration and engagement between students, school staff, and families through campus events and programs, with some FUNraising along the way! This allows us to provide financial support for school-wide events, programs and academy enrichment, the school library, clubs, positive behavioral supports, staff appreciation, and more!  

 

Everyone is welcome to participate in the events and activities we host on campus throughout the school year!! That being said, we'd love for everyone to become an "official" member, donate, and volunteer to support our efforts!

 

HOW & WHY DO WE FUNDRAISE?

PTSA raises funds through 100% tax deductible donations, membership dues, and fundraising events.  With the help of our volunteers and contributions like yours, PTSA aims to provide enrichment opportunities and other key supports for our Reed families, students, and staff. 

 

ACADEMY ENRICHMENT: School-wide events like Talent Show, Matties Film Festival, Earth Day Walk-a-thon, Multicultural Fair, STEAM day help raise funds for academy enrichment.  Funds raised from these events are pooled and then distributed between all the academies based on enrollment.

 

REED LIBRARY SUPPORT: Book Fair raises funds to help keep our Reed library fresh and current!

 

TEACHER/STAFF APPRECIATION: See's Candy Fundraiser enables us to celebrate our teachers and staff year-round and during Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. 

 

SO MUCH MORE: Donations and membership dues, as well as our candy/snack sales and Amazon Smile help support key programs for our students and families like Battle of the Books, parent meetups, school clubs, positive behavioral supports, Reflections Arts program, and everything else PTSA does!!  

 

    

MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 2022 

WHAT WE DO   

FUNDRAISING   

PTSA FAQ

MEET THE BOARD  

 

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

   


2022-2022 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE 

Our goal is to reach 600 members! 

Join or renew online or by cash/check.

All PTSA memberships are good for the current school year. 

 

Students are encouraged to join at the $7 discounted rate!

Student members will enjoy a special Free Dress day on October 21st. 

 


MEMBERSHIP FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: 
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PTSA MYTHS VS. FACTS

 

WHY JOIN A PTSA IN MIDDLE SCHOOL?

PTSA provides a way to support Reed students and families in meaningful ways, and also to advocate for kids in government. 

 

When you join the Reed MS PTSA, you join a community that encourages student achievement and believes in building partnerships between families and school. We know the transition to Middle school can be challenging, and Reed PTSA aims to bring fun opportunities for students and families to connect and get the support they need to have a great educational and social-emotional experience at Reed.

 

Kids do not have the same power adults do, which is why it's so important that you have a voice for California kids! By joining PTSA, you amplify your voice with the largest child advocacy organization in California— and have input in major legislative and policy issues affecting children throughout the state. Increasing our membership, even by one, makes it possible to provide important educational resources, speak up on important issues and create a stronger school community.  

 

 

HOW DO I JOIN OR RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP? 

Join or renew online or by cash/check. Our goal is to reach 600 members! 

All PTSA memberships are good for the current school year.  Have kids in multiple schools? You can join multiple PTA / PTSAs if you want!

 

JOIN OR RENEW WITH REED PTSA

 

*A portion of the annual membership dues covers the cost of individual registration with council, district, state and national PTSA organizations to support training, oversight, and advocacy efforts with the California Legislature and Washington DC to insure the safety and education of our children. The remainder of the dues (plus ALL voluntary donations and fundraising) are used to support programming for Reed students and families. 

 

WHO CAN JOIN REED PTSA?

Any human, regardless of where you live, can join Reed MS PTSA

PTSA is open to parents, caregivers, guardians, students, teachers, administrators, staff, friends, family members, and the community at large! (Pets, businesses, and governments cannot, because they are not "humans.")

 

DO I HAVE TO DO ANYTHING IF I BECOME A MEMBER? 

Volunteering and meetings are NOT required for those who join. 

The only thing required of you to be a member of PTSA is to pay the annual membership dues. Beyond that, the level of involvement is up to you. There is no wrong or right way to PTSA. But if you CAN help from time to time, you'll set a fine example for our students. 

 

OTHER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS & AWESOME DISCOUNTS!

  • NATIONAL PTA DISCOUNTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • CA STATE PTA DISCOUNTS:

 

YOU MAY NEED THIS INFORMATION:

Name of PTA: 

WALTER REED MIDDLE SCHOOL PTSA

Name of Council:

Valley Gateway Council

Name of District:

31st District PTSA

School District: 

Los Angeles Unified School District

 

 

MORE QUESTIONS?

 Email our membership chair at: membership@reedmsptsa.com.