Reed MS PTSA Newsletter

Volume 12: February 10, 2021

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Help complete the SCHOOL Budget Survey:

Your input is essential to how the school will allocate resources for 2021-2022!!!

Meeting TONIGHT!

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Our first PTSA Meeting of 2021 will be , February 10, 2020 at 7 PM via Zoom!

The agenda will include updates for the new year, presentation of the 2021-2022 election slate from the nominating committee and a discussion about spring semester. Missed the last meeting? Check out the slides from our last meeting here.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID 85607171383, PW 649717.

You can also join from the link on the PTSA website at

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
  • Committee Reports:
    • Report of the Nominating Committee
    • Report of Bylaws Committee
    • Parent Education
    • Membership
    • Event Recaps
    • Fundraising
    • Reflections: 31st District Winners!
  • News / Announcements
  • Q&A
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Our nominating committee is hard at work working on getting an election slate of candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board. We have many positions to fill, so if you are interested in learning more about the open Board positions, or if you know an incoming parent who might be interested, please have them contact Candidates must be a PTA/PTSA member (either at Reed or another school) for at least 30 days prior to being nominated as a candidate for office by the nominating committee.


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

  • 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

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Digital Workshops with Julia Storm Now Available for Viewing

In case you missed last week's Technology Workshops for parents and students with Julia Storm, hosted by FIHP & PTSA, they are now available for viewing for a LIMITED TIME to our Reed community.

Parent session:

password: walter

Student session:

password: walter

Videos will be available until Feb. 21 ONLY for viewing, no download or sharing.

Other Digital Resources for Parents/Students:

Other Events Happening This Week:

  • Thursday, February 11 at 4 p.m. PST: The Ultimate School Assembly (Sponsored by TikTok) Best for: middle and high school students and families, PTSA members. Join in to hear how TikTok creator, Ms. Frost, protects her family's personal information and stay safe online, and how you can do the same with your kids. Alexis Frost is Bay Area teacher, mom, advocate and creator.

  • Friday, February 12 at 4 p.m. PST: Have The Smart Talk (Sponsored by NortonLifeLock) Best for: everyone! Learn about online safety risks, how to create effective digital safety community partnerships, and how The Smart Talk can help your family determine online values, set privacy boundaries and stay better connected.


Social Justice, Racial Equity & the Arts

National PTA has been listening and seeking input from our students and school communities on how to best take action in support of social justice and racial equity. We believe that the arts are a great platform for our children and youth to elevate their voice. Our 2020-2021 Reflections theme, I Matter Because… has taken on a new meaning and allows us to connect with what so many of our Black and Brown children may be feeling today. And so, we invite Reflections artists of color and their allies to share artwork that expresses and affirms their beliefs and identities—as well as the importance of Black lives. Select works will be used to help us celebrate diversity in the arts.

Learn more here:

Artwork should be uploaded by MARCH 1, 2021 using this form:

Students can submit entries already done for Reflections or create new entries but there is no judging or awards for this new activity and only select entries will be included in the upcoming display.

WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, Don’t forget to submit pieces for Reed's Black History Month Art Exhibit too! Submit to bit/ly/WRMSBlackHistoryArt

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and we know that you want to celebrate with your children. Here are some great resources to help you!

Check out Amanda Gorman performing the poem that made her Inaugural L.A. Youth Poet Laureate in 2014 -- one of the many moving videos, photos, historical articles and online talks sponsored by the Los Angeles Public Library during African American History Month. The moving video of Gorman reciting her poem “Neighborhood Anthem” is almost a dance, punctuated by her graceful, expressive gestures. Visit for more ways to celebrate!

Discover Los Angeles has a list of local museums and organizations with events and happenings related to Black History Month at

Celebrate some outstanding Black authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults by viewing the 2021 Coretta Scott King Award Winners:

This four-part series helps schools teach about black history by giving them resources that focus on aspects of black history and culture that aren’t centered on violence, trauma and struggle

Here is a list of 100 books by or about African Americans for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Other Resources:

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. Due by February 1st!


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



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.