Walter Reed MS PTSA Newsletter

Volume 4: October 7, 2020

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Dear wolfpack community--

While it might not seem like it here in Los Angeles, PTSA is in Fall mode!

Our October Membership meeting is coming up Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 7 PM via Zoom. We hope you will join us as we share resources, information about upcoming events, and PTSA's stance on education related issues in the upcoming November election. It's also a chance to hear from YOU about how Reed PTSA can best support your family!

Some other upcoming events you'll read more about in this Newsletter edition...

  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 at 12 PM via zoom Reed PTSA and Climate Reality LA will be hosting a special interactive online presentation for 24 HOURS OF REALITY: COUNTDOWN TO THE FUTURE.
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 2:30 PM is our PTSA Student Member Social Kahoot event. Student PTSA members will have a chance to play games, win prizes, and hang with friends!
  • MONDAY, OCTOBER 19-23 is also our Mask-tacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Decorate a mask, carved pumpkin, or pumpkin (not carved) and submit your entry via a google form (that will be shared next week). Winners will be announced at a special Zoom event Monday, OCTOBER 26 at 2:30 PM.
  • NOVEMBER 1st- Reflections art entries are due!

Stay safe and healthy!

-Walter Reed PTSA Executive Board

*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.




What is the reality of climate change? Are there reasons for hope?

What are some actions we can take to make things better? Join Reed PTSA and

Climate Reality Los Angeles as we proudly participate in 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future — a digital, global conversation about the importance of this current moment and the actions we can take to help create a better future!

Presenter Matt Almos (a theme park and live entertainment creative director) and Lois Keller (visual artist and Reed PTSA member) will guide us in this hour long online interactive presentation based on and SPECIFICALLY FOR REED STUDENTS & FAMILIES!!

A tree will be planted for every participant!

#PTA4Kids #ClimateChangeIsAChildrensIssue #24HoursofReality #CountdowntotheFuture

PTSA Meeting October 14th @ 7 PM via Zoom

Come and let's talk! Your voice is important!

Meeting ID 85607171383, PW 649717.

All are welcome!

Agenda: Virtual learning check-in, update on Fall events, discuss event ideas for Spring, share resources and ideas to help our students and families succeed, discuss PTSA stance on education-related issues in November election!

Note: The meeting will be recorded for record keeping purposes only.

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Student Member Social Kahoot Event - Monday, October 19, 2020 at 2:30 PM

Reed PTSA Student Members are invited to attend our special Kahoot event for Reed PTSA Student Members Only! Join your friends and play to win! Students members will receive their zoom invite and password via email the week before the event.

Missed the October 1st deadline? We're extending it to October 16th to give more students an opportunity to participate! Join or renew your student's membership for $7.

Whether your student wants to play an active role, earn community or civic service credits, or just be part of our member social events -- Every way is the right way to PTSA!

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October 19-23 is Mask-tacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest

All Reed students are invited to participate between October 19-23!

Carve or decorate a pumpkin or mask and submit your digital entry by October 23rd!

Winners will be announced at Zoom event on October 26 at 2:30 PM!

1 entry per student - Be creative!

Entry form will be released on October 19th.

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Reflections Arts Contest

We encourage student to continue working on their Reflections Arts Contest entries! Reed students have until NOVEMBER 1st to create their own unique interpretation of the theme "I MATTER BECAUSE" and share your talents in ● Dance Choreography, ● Film Production, ● Literature, ● Music Composition, ● Photography, ● Visual Arts, or ● Special Artist Division. Students may submit original artwork in multiple categories, but only one submission per category. ALL Reed student artists of all levels are invited to participate in Reflections! Online digital entry forms and directions are now available! Learn more!

PTSA Membership Update

THANK YOU to all the supporters that have already joined or renewed their PTSA membership -- especially our student members! We are super excited that we are already 81% of the way to our membership goal for the year!!!

THANK YOU also to the families that have made a 100% tax-deductible voluntary donation. 100% of all donations stay at Reed, and any amount -- whether $10 or $25 or more-- is critical to our ability to empower our students and support our school! So far your donations have helped to raise just over $1,000 to help support our programs.

Our Membership campaign continues year-round. Whether you are a parent, caregiver, family member, friend, teacher, staff member, third cousin twice removed, or community member -- PTSA is a way for you to support all children! An individual adult membership is $10 per year.

Every Way is the Right Way to PTSA!


Shopping on Prime Day -- Use Amazon Smile to Support Reed PTSA!

Are you an Amazon Prime member? You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at or with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Walter Reed Middle School PTA-PTSA!


  • October 11, 2020 @ 12 PM - PTSA & Climate Reality LA 24 Hours of Reality: Countdown to the Future Interactive Presentation

  • October 14, 2020 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

  • October 19, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - PTSA Kahoot Student Membership Social (Exclusive to Reed PTSA student members).

  • Oct.19-23, 2020 - PTSA Mask-tacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest

  • October 23, 2020 - DEADLINE: for digital submissions for Mask-tacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest

  • October 26, 2020 @ 2:30 PM - Zoom event to share submissions and announce Mask-tacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest Winners

  • November 1 - DEADLINE: for digital submissions for Reflections Arts Contest

  • November 11, 2020 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

  • November 13 @ 7-9 PM - PTSA Community Connections Virtual Paint Event (For adults)

  • November 14 @ 4-6 PM- PTSA Community Connections Virtual Paint Event (For students)

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

  • February 10, 2020@ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

  • March 10, 2020 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

  • April 14, 2020 @ 7 PM - PTSA Association Meeting via Zoom

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

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

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.
  • SLC T-Shirt Design Contest – This week we are kicking off our student SLC T-shirt Design Contest! Time to show off your artistic, graphic, and creative side. Design a shirt for your academy. Submit your design to


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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