Reed MS PTSA Newsletter

April 30, 2021

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Dear Wolfpack!

Be sure to check out this edition of the PTSA Newsletter for resources on Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and More!

Congrats to Reed Student Amira Olin on Becoming a National PTA Reflections Winner!

Congrats to Reed student Amira Olin, 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections "Award of Excellence" Winner for middle grade literature. We're so glad that Amira and her submission "Equity, Equality, Discord and Disunity" are being honored. She will receive a $200 Young Artist Scholarship, Silver Medal, Certificate of Excellence, and have her work featured in the traveling exhibition!

TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION!

Lunch for Teachers & Staff is Courtesy of Reed PTSA on Monday, May 3rd

Since 1984, the National PTA (Parent Teacher Association) has designated a full week during the public school year to honor the men and women who lend their passion, skills, hard work, and dedication to educating our children.


During this the most unique school years ever, we are excited to show show our amazing Reed teachers & staff our gratitude and appreciation!


To thank them for all they've done to make this challenging year a success,

Monday May 3rd

Teachers and staff will enjoy boxed lunches from Subway courtesy of Reed PTSA

Ideas for How to Help Celebrate!

You are your child can also get in on the fun and reach out and share your appreciation and thanks with our teachers and staff! Be sure to remember our awesome principal, assistant principals, dean, counselors, support staff, office staff, librarian, parent center coordinator, custodians, cafeteria workers, tech support, PSA, PSW, and all the other AMAZING staff members behind-the-scenes making things happen for our students!!


Send some Fan E-mail!

Use this digital card to share a message straight from the heart with all of the stellar educators and staff you know.

  • Digital Fillable Thank You Card (for Teacher) / en español

  • Share something you loved learning about, the way your teacher/staff helped you (or your student) get through the year, or share a favorite memory!


Virtual Stickers

Say “I’m stuck on you!” with these official #ThankATeacher virtual stickers.


Make a Video

Say thanks in a video! Film a short thank you and send it off via Schoology! Get some inspiration here:


Share a poem


Other Ideas

  • Turn on your screen on so your teacher can actually see your face!
  • Send an e-gift card (AmazonSmile) or gift


Anything you do will be appreciated!!

What's a Celebration without Music?

ASIAN AMERICAN PACIFIC ISLANDER HERITAGE MONTH

May is filled with celebrations, and among them is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month-- a commemoration of the culture, traditions and history of Asian American and Pacific Islander people in the United States. In schools and classrooms, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month is an excellent time to explore the rich history and culture of people who are AAPI as well as analyzing the bias and discrimination faced by them. This year, with the rise in violence against Americans of Asian descent, it's especially important to spend some time honoring the contributions and heritage of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
By the numbers!

Learn about demographics in the US from the source itself, the U.S. Census, along with why May is dedicated to celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islanders' heritage.

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Celebrating APPI Voices with StoryCorps.org

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities encompass a wide range of cultures and lived experiences, and each one is an important part of the American narrative. Their stories are American stories, and their voices deserve to be heard.

Hear from a student! #ownvoices

This great interview features a high school senior talking about his experiences being Asian American and his ideas for celebrating AAPI Heritage Month.

Anti AAPI Bullying Resources

You don't have to have AAPI students in your classroom or your school to address the rise in bullying and violence again AAPI community members. Let's give our students the tools and resources to stand up against all bigotry!

SAVE THE DATE FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS

  • May 12, 2020 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

  • June 9, 2020 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

NOTICES FROM THE REED ADMINISTRATION:

Return to Campus Updates & Resources

Have questions regarding April Return to Campus updates? Here are some resources for parents as you make the decision that is right for your family. You can also find them and other resourced at reedms.com at the "Parent" dropdown tab, and then under "Return to Campus Resources":


Yearbook Pre-Orders end May 22nd:

Pre-order YOUR yearbook on reedms.com!

This yearbook will truly be one of a kind, don't miss out!

Go to reedms.com, Click Students, Click Yearbook Orders


Thank you to all who submitted photos for the yearbook, we are doing our best to include all that we can during this unique time!


Have a student interested in joining yearbook next year? Applications are due by May 22nd. Click here to apply!

Parent Workshop Slides from April

Volunteer

Interested in volunteering on campus, please see information below. Contact our parent / community representative Myriam Arechiga at mxa2648@lausd.net.

Other Ways to Get Involved at Reed:

Friends of Reed -

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


School Governance Groups - For more information visit reedms.com

SUPPORT WRMS PTSA!

JOIN PTSA

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

CONNECT WITH PTSA

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.


Be sure to register and subscribe at reedms.my-ptsa.org for more information!


Missed a Newsletter? You can check out prior weeks here!


*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.