Walter Reed MS PTSA Newsletter

VOLUME 5: October 13, 2020

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Dear wolfpack community--

Here are our updates for the week! Stay safe and healthy!

-Walter Reed PTSA Executive Board

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PTSA Meeting October 14th @ 7 PM via Zoom

Come and let's talk! Your voice is important! All Reed community members are welcome!

Shaina Bogorad is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID 85607171383, PW 649717.

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
  • New Business:
    • Membership Update
    • Event Recap (Baking Night, Climate Event)
    • Upcoming Events:
      • Student Member Kahoot Social (Reed PTSA students exclusive) (Oct 19 @ 2:30 PM)
      • Mask-tacular Pumpkin Decorating Contest (Oct 19-23)
    • Update from Survey Results
    • Reflections Arts Program Update
    • Communications - Smore Newsletters
    • Fundraising Update
    • Nov. Election positions
  • News / Announcements
  • Q&A


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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 on OCTOBER 19 @ 2:30 PM! Join your friends and play to win! Students members will receive their zoom invite and password via email Sunday 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!

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!

1 entry per student - Be creative!

Student judges will grade entries based on creativity, technique, and visual impact.

Winners will be announced at Zoom event on October 26 at 2:30 PM hosted by Josh McHugh, superstar MAT Academy dad!

Entry form will be available between October 19th-October 23rd.


*Masks: You may use any materials from home to complete your submission.

*Pumpkin (No Carve): You may use an actual pumpkin or fabricate a pumpkin using other materials (i.e., paper, plastic, recycled materials, etc.)

*Pumpkin (Carved): You must use an actual pumpkin. Carving must take place under adult supervision at your own risk!!

*Students will submit between 1-5 SCHOOL APPROPRIATE photo images (to include multiple angles if needed). Photos for judging should NOT include the student or student's name. There is an optional section to include a photo of the student with the submission.

Full Rules & Guidelines Here!

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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!


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



  • 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)

  • November 16- December 4 - Turkey Trot-4-Tech Fundraiser to raise funds for Technology upgrades to computer labs (virtual re-boot of Trek-4-Tech from last year)

  • 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 -


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.