Reed MS PTSA Newsletter

April 6, 2021

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Dear Wolfpack--

Hope everyone had a great spring break!


THANK YOU to everyone who supported our PTSA Spring See's Candies Yum-Raiser! Together we raised $1008.50 for Reed and teacher/staff appreciation!!


Next week is our April PTSA Meeting on 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. But first...


Be sure to come out THIS WEEK for Friends of Reed's Board Election, Thursday, April 8th at 7 PM to help them elect their Board! Zoom ID: 980 8998 3225, Passcode: 452400

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!

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:



April PTSA Meeting

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Join us for our April Meeting, Wednesday April 14 7 PM via Zoom! We've got lots of resources and information to share, plus take 2 of the Executive Board election! Remember, 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

  • 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

BUILDING AWARENESS AND ACCEPTANCE IN APRIL!

Celebrate Neurodiversity with Autism Acceptance Month: The human brain is vast & incredible and we need more understanding, appreciation, & representation of neurodiversity. Autism affects 1 in 68 children. Boys are nearly 5 times more likely than girls to be diagnosed with ASD. While knowing the facts is definitely a key part of awareness, let's be sure to also celebrate the great human beings that live with Autism and make our lives richer. Check out these books picks from Colours of Us to help celebrate neurodiversity: https://coloursofus.com/9-multicultural-childrens-books.../ or these https://diversebooks.org/15-books-to-read-for-autism-acceptance-month/


For more resources: check out National PTA's Special Education Toolkit

Learn how to support our Transgender and Nonbinary youth with this wonderful guide from Trevor Project. Parents looking for age-appropriate reading material for younger children who are transgender, gender expansive, or simply have a lot of questions, might think that their options are limited. Happily, that’s not the case. The books below each offer a different way to affirm, to learn, and to start important conversations.



Also, did you know that Reed has a GSA Club (Gender & Sexuality Alliance)? This club is a safe and welcoming space for Reed LGBTQ+ students, staff and allies to make friends, play games, and discuss issues that come up in day-to-day life. The club meets Tuesday at lunch. If you missed the club signup, contact Ms. Awalt by sending a message from the school website or a message on schoology.


Check out PTA's additional resources.


Take a stand against violence against Asian American and Pacific Islanders


-Read the CA State PTA President's statement denouncing the recent and ongoing violence against Asian American and Pacific Islanders here.


-Attend a bystander intervention course:


-Report It


-Support community organizations:


GET INVOLVED AT REED:

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.


Plus, say thanks to Ms. Federico-- This past March 30th during break was National School Librarian Day! Let's give a big shout out of THANKS to our beloved school librarian, Ms. Federico!! She does an incredible job with our school library and with engaging our students -- both digitally and in person! We are so lucky to have her at Reed!!

Attend Family Fun Fitness Night April 14th at 6 PM

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Attend a school workshop or meeting:


  • This week continues with Reed's Mental Health Workshops for parents. The English session is Wednesday at 5:00pm and the Spanish - Friday at 9:30am.
  • On Thursday, at 9:30am, parents of students who are returning to the hybrid model are invited to join Coffee with the Principal via Zoom. https://lausd.zoom.us/j/86886516406
  • Also on Thursday at 10:00am is the first installment of FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) for Parents/Caregivers. Sign-up Link: https://forms.gle/2QXndNeNJxUrnWFL9

Friends of Reed -

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.