Mental Health Awareness Week!
Week of May 9
DEAR WOLFPACK COMMUNITY --
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms in our community!
This week we are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week at Reed. Explore mental health resources at https://achieve.lausd.net/shhs.
Monday, students are invited to wear green for Mental Health Awareness Spirit Day. Clothing and footwear must be school appropriate, which means NO pajamas (even green ones)!
State testing in math also begins Monday. Then Tuesday, 5/10 - 8th Grade will be hosting a Kona Ice Fundraiser after school. $5 CASH ONLY! Shared Decision Making Council will also be meeting at 3 PM.
Wednesday, 5/11 - Join us in celebrating National School Nurse Day and giving a big thank you to our amazing school nurse, Ms. Hamladjian! You are also invited to take a break from cooking with our Lemonade Restaurant Fundraiser from 11 AM - 9 PM, then join us in for the Friends of Reed Election & PTSA May Meeting at 7 PM, on Zoom, with special guest Ms. Miller-- Reed's GATE coordinator.
BONUS: We've got some photo highlights from last week's activities at the end of this newsletter!
Have a great week!
Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President email@example.com
THIS WEEK AT REED:
TUESDAY: Shared Decision Making Council Meeting (May 10)
SMDC will be meeting May 10 at 3 PM to discuss pupil free and minimum days in 2022-2023, dress code revisions, SDMC meeting days for 2022-2023, and to review the purchase of CPR training equipment.
ZOOM LINK: https://lausd.zoom.us/j/89166261445#success
WEDNESDAY: Lemonade Fundraiser (May 11)
We have a treat for you! On Wed., May 11th, from 11:00am-9:00pm, Lemonade is donating 30% of all pick up orders from their location at 12401 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, to Friends of Reed. Take a night off from cooking and enjoy a meal out for a good cause! Lemonade accepts orders online using the promo code "giveback012" or by phone at 818-985-5700 mentioning Friends of Reed. Find more details here: https://grouprai.se/s225642
WEDNESDAY: PTSA/Friends of Reed Meeting (May 11)
Join us for our May Meeting, this Wednesday at 7 PM via Zoom, featuring special guest, Ms. Miller (Reed's GATE coordinator), to provide an overview of Reed's SAS program and talk about opportunities for our gifted and talented students! The agenda will also include the Friends of Reed election, PTSA audit report, updates on beautification, 8th grade activities, fundraising, our Principal's Report, and more.
Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/84511423343. Zoom ID: 845 1142 3343
Friends of Reed is still looking for volunteers to fill the following positions:
STATE TESTING THIS WEEK:
State testing will take place from May 9 - May 20.
- Math Testing will take place May 9 - 13.
- ELA Testing will take place May 16 - 20.
- Make-up testing will be May 23- June 3 (Library/Computer Lab).
Please ensure students come to school well-rested, on time, with a fully charged Chromebook and power cord, and prepared for their block schedule below. While start and end times of each day remain the same, the bell schedule is modified during the two weeks of math and English portions.
There are still a lot of games available for purchase between now and the May 22nd deadline. A portion of each ticket will go back to Reed!
PURCHASE HERE: https://fevo.me/walterreedmiddleschool.
SHARE, SHARE, SHARE with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers or any other Dodgers fans in your life so that they can join in the fun too!
SAVE THE DATE: FRIDAY MAY 20 - BINGO PARTY! (Hosted by IHP)
Save the date for a school-wide, super fun afternoon of Bingo on May 20, after school from 3 PM to 4:30 PM, hosted by the IHP. Bingo cards will be $2 each or 3 for $5. Families welcome! There will be pizza, snacks, drinks and lots of prizes! CASH ONLY.
ATTENTION IHP PARENTS: Please sign up here to donate to and/or help with this academy event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0448AEA62CA0F85-ihphosted
**All donations should be dropped off in the Parent Center the week of the event.
SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY MAY 21 - CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION DAY
Our next campus beautification day will be May 21 from 8 AM to 12 PM. Reed community members are welcome to attend anytime during the window! REED students and other kids are welcomed to come help out but must be supervised at all times by their parent/caregiver (unless they are a member of NJHS performing service hours).
Friends of Reed will be providing snacks and waters.
MUSIC MURAL UPDATE
In partnership with PTSA and FIHP, Friends of Reed is thrilled to be funding a new music-themed mural on campus! It will replace the one near the trash area that has been patched beyond repair. The work is being done by Muralism, a local non-profit and LAUSD-approved vendor that employs special-needs adults and involves the entire community in their projects. The founder is also a former Reed parent, Ernie Merlan. Check them out: muralism.org Prep work will begin the week of May 16th, and community paint days with students/staff will be on May 23rd & 24th during school. More information will go out to students in the coming weeks.
MULTICULTURAL FAIR UPDATE
The GLA Multicultural Fair was a huge success netting over $3,200, bringing the community together, and highlighting all the amazing work that is done at Reed. So many people contributed to making the Multicultural Fair the spectacular event that it was -- Ms. Steen (teacher lead), Ms. Silberschein (GLA Chair), Theresa Barnts (GLA Parent Rep), the students, parents, FoR, school-based staff, and our custodial staff—Alfredo and Omar and the guys—for their extra work to make this event happen.
8th GRADE DANCE
Our 8th grade students had a blast at their 8th Grade Dance this past Friday night. Special thanks to event planners Bridgette Fischer and Rachel Mass, 8th Grade events chair Joan Harvey, DJ Michele Dahl, sound and lighting run by Reed parents Dean Maya, and Claudia and Jose Gabriel, and all the parent volunteers and the incredible Reed staff. The campus looked amazing and the kids had so much fun with their tacos, ice cream and churros, the decor and music, and spectacular lighting effects!! Truly an awesome group effort that was so appreciated by these kids!
RECENT CELEBRATIONS AT REED
Choir Music in the Park
Principal Friedman Wins MS Principal of the Year
TEACHER & STAFF APPRECIATION HIGHLIGHTS
DISTRICT NEWS, WORKSHOPS & MEETINGS
COS TOWN HALL - IN PERSON MAY 26
The next North Hollywood/Valley Village Community of Schools Town Hall will be IN PERSON, Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 4 PM at East Valley High School - Library.
LOCAL DISRICT NORTHEAST WORKSHOP SERIES FOR PARENTS ON EQUITY IN ACTION
All 5 workshops will have the same zoom code:
Meeting ID: 865 7406 0636
THE CALENDAR LOOKING AHEAD
MAY IS... AAPI Heritage Month & Jewish American Heritage Month & Mental Health Awareness Month
5/9 - SBAC Testing Begins!
5/11 - National School Nurse Day; Lemonade Restaurant Fundraiser 11 AM - 9 PM; PTSA/Friends of Reed Meeting at 7 PM (Audit Review & Friends of Reed Election)
5/16 - Start of School Classified Employee Week
5/17 - School Site Council Meeting at 3 PM
5/20 - IHP Bingo Event at 3-4:30 PM
5/21 - Campus Beautification Day 8-12 PM
5/22 - Last Day for Reed Dodgers Fundraiser
5/25 - 8th Grade Awards Night - VIRTUAL
5/26 - Coffee with the Principal at 9 AM & 7th Grade Instrumental, 7th Grade Concert Choir & 6/7 Show Choir Final Concert at 6:30 PM
5/27 - Ancient Civilization Market & MINIMUM DAY 12:37 Dismissal &
8th Grade Grad Night (NON SPONSORED TRIP)
5/30 - MEMORIAL DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED
5/31 - 6th Grade Instrumental Final Concert at 6:30 PM
6/1 - PE Track events at lunch
6/2- PE Track events at lunch & 8th Grade Instrumental & Choir Final Concert at 6:30 PM
6/3 - PE Track Events at lunch
6/4 - Swing Night
6/8 - 8th Grade Fun Day & PTSA/FoR Meeting at 7 PM
6/9 - REVERSE MINIMUM DAY 10:26-3:02 PM; 8th Grade Culmination 8-10 AM
6/10 - MINIMUM DAY 12:37 Dismissal & Last Day of Instruction
View and subscribe to the FULL and updated Reed calendar (works best from a desktop /computer). Use this calendar URL to add to your Google Calendar: webcal://reedms.com/servlet/ICalServlet?id=0
2022-2023 CALENDAR & TENTATIVE SUMMER DATES
The 2022-2023 approved calendar with some highlights for Reed MS.
*Note that Shared Decision Making Council will be voting on whether to have our unassigned day in January (after Winter Break) or in June (as June 16).
TENATIVE SUMMER DATES:
6th Grade Summer Bridge Program - August 1-3
Orientation - August 4, August 5, August 6 (these days are earlier due to the professional development days assigned by the new calendar)
Once final dates are determined, they will be shared widely.
OTHER WAYS TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL
AmazonSmile is available on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android. Select "Walter Reed Middle School PTA-PTSA"
Register your Rewards Card at www.ralphs.com. Scroll to the bottom of the page & under Community, click on Kroger Community Rewards. Enroll with "Walter Reed Middle School/Friends of Reed".
FARM FRESH TO YOU
Use the promo code: REEDFRESH when you sign up for home delivery and 10% of sales will be donated back to Reed! Visit farmfreshtoyou.com to sign up.