Reed MS PTSA Newsletter

Volume 12: January 27, 2021

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Dear Wolfpack Community --

It's hard to believe we're almost through our first month of 2021!

Thanks to all the families that supported the Lemonade schoolwide Dine & Donate event. We raised $544.79 for the school!

We're also excited to congratulate Reed students Amira Olin an Shubham Sajwan who won first place in their categories at the 31st District Reflections Award Contest. These student's work will be advanced to CA State level judging and recognition! We'd also like to celebrate Reed students Chloe Morris and Brandon Rosetti who received recognition at the District level for their submissions!

PTSA and FIHP and excited to share 2 exciting upcoming free webinar workshops on February 1, 2021 with Digital Media Wellness Educator Julia Storm!

  • For Students: Get Smart in Cyberspace at 12:30 PM. RSVP HERE for a chance to win one of five $10 Amazon e-gift cards that will be randomly given away to students at the event. Students must register and be present to win!
  • For Parents: Managing Screentime in a Changed World from 6-7:30 PM. RSVP HERE

To learn more keep reading the newsletter!

This is the final week to have your voice heard by completing the annual LAUSD School Experience Survey at . The information we will receive from parents, students, and staff is used to evaluate our school performance and make improvements. Please help us get better by completing the survey by the February 5th deadline.

Our next PTSA Meeting will be February 10, 2020 and our nominating committee is hard at work finding a candidate slate to present so we are all ready for our March election meeting! If you are a PTA/PTSA member interested in taking on a larger role or learning more, please reach out! We know everyone is busy these days, but PTSA is a very rewarding way to build community at Reed and support our students!

Congrats to our Walter Reed - 31st District PTSA Reflections Award Winners!

Last Fall a number of Reed students participated in the Nationwide PTA Reflections Arts Program and Contest! We shared our Walter Reed artists' submissions, with our "Outstanding Interpretation" and "Award of Excellence" artists who advanced to judging at the 31st District PTA.

1st place Award of Excellence (Students will advance to the California State Reflections competition):

AMIRA OLIN - Literature for "Equity, Equality, Discord"

SHUBHAM SAJWAN - Special Artist for "Different Dreams" musical composition

2nd Place Award of Merit:

CHLOE MORRIS - Film Production for "How I'd Live If I Had 9 Lives"

BRANDO ROSETTI - Photography for "My Reflection"

Honorable Mention:

CHLOE MORRIS - Music Composition for "Moment in Time"

Check out the work of these artists in our Reflections Slideshow or view the complete list of 31st District Winners!


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Who is Julia Storm? She's a Los Angeles-based Digital Media Wellness Educator, writer, speaker, and founder of ReConnect, a company with the mission of preparing kids for life in the Digital Age. Julia has produced award-winning children's media content for Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, and is a frequent guest on The KTLA Morning News. When she's not working, Julia spends most of her time keeping up with her two very active and beautiful sons.

These 2 webinar events are sponsored by the FIHP and PTSA at Walter Reed.


Walter Reed Students please join a Lunchtime Talk:


with Julia Storm, Digital Media Wellness Educator

Monday, February 1, 2021 at 12:30 PM (Q&A included)

Bring lunch! Hang with friends! RSVP HERE for a chance to win prizes!

(FIVE lucky students will win a $10 Amazon gift card but you MUST be REGISTERED and PRESENT when we randomly choose winners at the end of the talk).

Workshop covers:

  • Managing friendships and relationships online - group chats, bullying, etiquette
  • Having a healthy relationship with technology / staying mentally and emotionally healthy
  • Safety in environments with strangers: recognize and handling unsafe behavior, keeping personal info safe

  • Digital Footprint: What is it, why it matters, what you can do to affect it (STOP and THINK before YOU POST!)

To join the Zoom webinar on February 1st, please click HERE

(or click this link:

Check out Julia Storm's video trailer below:

Julia Storm, Digital Wellness


Walter Reed Parents

Please Join Us for a Virtual Workshop

Managing Screentime in a Changed World

with Julia Storm, Digital Media Wellness Educator

Monday, February 1, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM

(Q&A included)


To join the Zoom webinar, please click HERE

(or click this link:


Our nominating committee is hard at work working on getting an election slate of candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board. We have many positions to fill, so if you are interested in learning more about the open Board positions, or if you know an incoming parent who might be interested, please have them contact Candidates must be a PTA/PTSA member (either at Reed or another school) for at least 30 days prior to being nominated as a candidate for office by the nominating committee.
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Our first PTSA Meeting of 2021 will be , February 10, 2020 at 7 PM via Zoom!

The agenda will include updates for the new year, presentation of the 2021-2022 election slate from the nominating committee and a discussion about spring semester. Missed the last meeting? Check out the slides from our last meeting here.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID 85607171383, PW 649717.

You can also join from the link on the PTSA website at

Review the CODE OF CONDUCT here. The meeting will be recorded.


  • Call to Order
  • Introductions
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Treasurer's Report and Financial Update
  • Principal's Report
  • Committee Reports:
    • Report of the Nominating Committee
    • Report of Bylaws Committee
    • Parent Education
    • Membership
    • Event Recaps
    • Fundraising
    • Reflections: 31st District Winners!
  • News / Announcements
  • Q&A


  • March 10, 2021 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom (ELECTION)

  • April 14, 2021 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

  • May 12, 2021 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

  • June 9, 2021 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom


We still need your help to reach our membership goal! Join or renew today!

Other Ways to Be Involved At Reed:

Friends of Reed -

Friends of IHP - (For families in the IHP program)

School Governance Groups - For more information visit

Participate in School Activities -

  • YEARBOOK – Attention ALL students, families, and staff: We need YOUR HELP to make the 2020-2021 yearbook one of a kind! Please email ALL interesting photos to Be sure to add a short description & the names of those in the photo you are sending. Due by February 1st!



Walter Reed Middle School PTSA is the Parent, Teacher, Student Association of Walter Reed Middle School, located at 4525 Irvine Ave., North Hollywood, CA, Ph: 818-487-7600, Fax: 818-766-9069. Principal: Robyn Friedman

Walter Reed Middle School PTSA part of the Valley Gateway Council in the 31st District.

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*Every way is the right way to PTSA! Anything you can give, whether it is membership, participation at events, attending meetings, staying connected with news and social media, donating, or high fives will support your child's potential.