What's New In Week 5

September 13, 2021

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PARA TRADUCIR: Para la versión en español, haga clic aquí para abrir en su navegador. Luego haga clic en el ícono de la persona en el círculo en la parte inferior izquierda y seleccione "Traducir Newsletter" para traducir.

Dear wolfpack community--

In this newsletter:

  • You Can Make A Difference!
  • Join a Reed VIP Committee
  • Farm Fresh Gives Back
  • PTSA Membership Drive & Student Incentive--Free Dress Day!
  • FINAL WEEK to order Home of the Wolves t-shirts here
  • Reflections Arts Program
  • Complete your "More than a Meal" application today!
  • Upcoming Important Dates
  • Connect on Social Media

Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President info@friendsofreed.org

Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President wrmsptsapres@gmail.com

You Can Make A Difference!


Tuesday, September 14 is the day to cast your vote in the CA gubernatorial recall election. For more information about how to cast your ballot or same-day voter registration:


Join the LAUSD School Board meeting on Tuesday, September 14 starting at 1 PM! Link to the live stream: http://www.laschoolboard.org/09-14-21RegBd One item the Board is considering in the future is a vote on changing the way the district funds school to a "Student Centered Funding" Formula, despite a lack of family & stakeholder engagement in the process. Please let your board members know that you want them to delay voting and engage all stakeholders before making such a momentous change to how our district and schools will be funded!

In The Room Where It Happens

Join a Reed VIP Committee!!
  • English Learner Advisory Council (ELAC) - Comprised of parents of English Language Learners, advises the Principal in the site plan for English Learners and assists in the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement and Title 1 and EL Budgets. ELAC usually meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8:30am.
  • School Site Council (SSC)- Develops and approves our Single Plan for Student Achievement, School Safety Plan, and School Title I Budgets. SSC meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 3:00pm.

Elections are tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 @ 9 AM via Zoom! We need parents to self-nominate at the meeting and parents to vote on the nominations. Please plan to attend this very important meeting! https://lausd.zoom.us/j/84705023300 Zoom ID 847 0502 3300.

*Everyone who attends the meeting tomorrow will be entered into a drawing for tickets to the UCLA vs. Fresno State Football game this weekend!

Reed is also still looking for members for the Shared Decision Making Council, which has input on Staff Development, Student Discipline, School Schedules, Guidelines for Equipment, Local Budgets and more. SDM meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 3 pm. If you are interested in being on our Shared Decision Making Council, please fill out this form.

Farm Fresh Gives Back

Join us in supporting all Reed students with Farm Fresh To You home delivery. Use the promo code: REEDFRESH when you sign up for the service and 10% of sales from every delivery will be donated to Walter Reed Middle School. Pass it on! Visit farmfreshtoyou.com to sign up
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Calling all students- PTSA Membership Drive

THANKS to the 376+ members who have already joined the Reed PTSA and to the families that have made a tax-deductible voluntary donation. Together we can reach our goal of 500 members by October! Join online or by cash/check.

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Enter your advisory teacher's last name under "Teacher".

Last week to order a "Home of the Wolves" tee!

PTA Reflections Arts Program & Contest

Reed Students -- tell us how you will change the world! Think of a different way to take a picture, write a song or story, create a dance, movie or artwork, or think of a different way to tell your story, create your artwork, or write a song!! The National PTA Reflections program invites students to create an original work of art in response to this year's theme "I will change the world by..." in one, or all, of the available arts categories.

Reflections is open to ALL Reed Students. You do NOT have to be a PTSA member to participate.

LEARN MORE about how to participate, category guidelines, and prizes/recognition!

Title One Funds are CRUCIAL to Walter Reed!

The LAUSD lunch application is DIRECTLY tied to school funding!

We NEED every family to fill out a lunch application ASAP.

Yes - Even if you did it last year.

Yes - Even though lunch is free this year.

Yes - Even if your child doesn't eat or want the school lunch.

Yes - Regardless of status and whether or not you qualify for free-reduced lunch

Apply at https://www.myschoolapps.com/ . Change the language on the top right of the page, if needed. Need help? Call the school and speak to Myriam in the parent center.

Upcoming Important Dates

9/14 -9/15 - Club Fair at Lunch

9/16 - NO SCHOOL

9/17 - Progress Reports

9/21 - School Site Council Meeting @ 3:00 PM viz Zoom

9/23 - Make Up Picture Day

9/30 - Coffee with the Principal @ 9 AM

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

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