Reed MS PTSA Newsletter

April 13, 2021

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Dear Wolfpack--

Our April PTSA Meeting is Tomorrow/ Wednesday night, April 14th at 7 PM, and we will be holding our Election, part 2! Please come out and help us reach quorum so we can elect officers for the 2021-2022 Board. Then agenda will also include voting out funds for 8th grade graduation activities and teacher appreciation. Plus we'll be talking Return to Campus!

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PTSA is for everyone! Parents, teachers and students are encouraged to participate and are eligible to hold office. **While student members cannot run for President or Treasurer, they can hold other positions like secretary or historian -- a great opportunity for any interested 8th graders!


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85607171383?pwd=bS9BcExxMGs5ZzRRd2pkRXN2VEpOUT09 OR https://rb.gy/mm4ife

Meeting ID 85607171383, PW 649717.

You can also join from the link on the PTSA website at www.reedms.my-ptsa.org

Other Upcoming Meeting Dates

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

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

Earth Day Activities!

This year is the 51st anniversary of Earth Day!


1. Watch Earth Day live! https://www.earthday.org/earth-day-2021/


2. Do an upcycled art project: https://www.weareteachers.com/earth-day-crafts-classroom-activities/


3. Participate in Reed's Global Leadership Club Earth Day challenge!

Submit any form of art that expresses "What Does Earth Day Mean To You?" to

https://forms.gle/cN9TeBZeQviJSv898 All submissions must be turned in by April 19, 2021. Be creative! (Winner's prize is to be determined)


4. Learn about the movement for environmental and climate justice


4. Support Green businesses


5. Plant a Victory Garden to combat coronavirus fears and isolation


6. Learn more about what Earth Day and the environment have to do with PTA.

Happy National Volunteer Month!

April is National Volunteer Month and we want to thank all our Reed volunteers....


Thank you to all the parents, teachers, students, and staff volunteers for all the big and small ways you have a made a difference this year!


Whether you volunteered with PTSA, FoR, FIHP, SSC, ELAC, SDM, NJHS, supported a school club, attended a local district meeting or committee, spent extra time prepping for a lesson or campus return, or gave your time for Reed in any other capacity.... PTSA says THANK YOU!!! Your time is precious and we can't thank you enough for giving it to our school and our students!

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:



School will resume for in person hybrid instruction for Reed the week of April 26th. On Monday the 26th, all students will have an asynchronous work day with a 30 minute virtual advisory check in. More information about this day is forthcoming. Please see below for the schedule for the remainder of that week.

April 27 Welcome Back 6th Grade Hybrid Advisory H Students (all other students remain remote)

April 28 Welcome Back 6th Grade Hybrid Advisory L Students (all other students remain remote)

April 29 Welcome back all grades Hybrid Advisory H students

April 30 Welcome back all grades Hybrid Advisory L students

The bell schedule for all will be changing and this information is forthcoming.


There will be several Coffee with the Principals the week of April 19th, tentatively scheduled as followed. These will be held via Zoom (as opposed to Webinar) so there will be a limit of 300 participants per meeting. The content will be identical, so if you miss one, please attend one of the other sessions.

  • Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:30 am
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at noon
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 6 pm


Principal Friedman will also hold an informational session for students directly as well.

Red Carpet Treatment:


Reed wants to give returning students the red carpet treatment (literally)! If you or someone you know has a connection that could help the school get/borrow a red carpet for the Return next week, please email dad1866@laus.net.

Support the Reed library Book Fair:

From April 5-18, 2021, you can shop at the Scholastic Book Fair. When you shop, you help raise funds for Reed’s library. Link to Reed’s Book Fair Homepage: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/walterreedmiddleschool

Link to a flyer with book selections for all ages: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/assetuploads/S21-virtual-booklist.pdf

A portion of all purchases will go to the library to fund new books for our collection and future library events.

Attend Family Fun Fitness Night April 14th at 6 PM

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Specific to 8th Graders:


Order Your 8th Grade Gear: https://forms.gle/B9o9P66x8UwcBuTh8


Please submit your baby pictures via https://forms.gle/sqY3xT4T35iBRSAX6​​​​​​​ by 5/7/21 to Reed have your baby pictures turned into a collage for Culmination!

Order Yearbook:

Pre-order YOUR yearbook on reedms.com, for only $40!

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!

Clippers/Forum Event for WRMS Students ONLY!


Save the date! April 22 @ 2:30. Click for more details!

Are you ready to learn what it is like to work for a professional sports team or a big stadium venue?

The LA Clippers and LA Forum are hosting a Career Panel that is JUST for WRMS students!

Zoom info will be posted in SCHOOLOGY soon!

Other Ways to Get Involved at Reed:

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

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


School Governance Groups - For more information visit reedms.com

JOIN PTSA

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

SUPPORT WRMS PTSA!

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.