FEELING GRATEFUL FOR...

November 14, 2021

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DEAR WOLFPACK COMMUNITY--

Missed last week's FoR/PTSA Meeting? View the slide presentation here.

Because it is Thanksgiving month, we’ll be highlighting what we are grateful for this week!


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

Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President wrmsptsapres@gmail.com

Image with text that reads: "For all your patience and support, THANK YOU! to our wonderful teachers and staff!" Walter Reed Middle School PTSA logo and Friends of Reed logo

ANNUAL GIVING UPDATE

Countdown to Giving Tuesday!

Giving Tuesday is on November 30th, so it's time to kick it into HIGH GEAR so we can reach our goal of $50,000 to support ALL Reed students! We're aiming for 100% participation at any level that works for your family, whether that’s $10, $100, or $1,000. We have already collected over $27,000, thank you!


Here's what we're working on and what you can expect to see at Reed this school year:


In conjunction with administration, the district, and our board member, Reed will be getting a campus refresh. New privacy fencing, benches, and updated lunch pavilion area are in the works, as are plans to upgrade landscaping, revive the garden, and add 2 murals. Friends of Reed is helping plan and contributing to these projects and more with your Annual Giving dollars.


Additionally, FoR provides each academy with funds for field trips and additional supplies as requested. If you have any suggestions for how to spend your generous donations or would like to be a part of the plan, please email info@friendsofreed.org!

Check out these incentives...

Leader of the pack $1,000+: An invitation to the Reed Annual Giving Campaign reception with Principal Friedman & Reed faculty leaders, mug, tote & magnet

Den Leader $500+: A Reed travel coffee mug, tote, & magnet

Teen Wolf $250+: A Reed grocery tote & magnet

Wolf Cub $25+: A "Part Wolf" car magnet


Click the "Donate Now!" button below or visit www.friendsofreed.org .


The car magnets have been delayed, but incentives will be distributed shortly. Stay tuned!

DONATE NOW!

Donations are tax-deductible. Federal Tax ID# 80-0293171

SPIRITWEAR HOODIES

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING & GIVE BACK!

With Amazon Smile & Reed PTSA

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Holiday Shopping, Everyday Purchases.... If you are an Amazon shopper, you could be raising money for Reed PTSA with every purchase!


Just sign up for Amazon smile, connect your account with "Walter Reed Middle School PTA-PTSA" and be sure to do your shopping at smile.amazon.com or using your Amazon Shopping App with AmazonSmile enabled. See image for details on how to sign up today!
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OTHER SCHOOL NEWS:

Turkey Bowl - Nov. 17th

Nov. 17th Reed will hold its annual Reed Turkey Bowl flag football game. This year, we are unable to have parents join us, but we will make sure to share pictures on the school website and social media. The school will be on a modified bell schedule, but it will not affect the start or end time for school.

Safe Wolf Drawing

TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SAFE WOLF DRAWING, EITHER:

1. Upload eligible student proof of vaccination into Daily Pass

2. Submit student's qualified medical exemption into Daily Pass

Students will be automatically entered into weekly drawings for prizes held every Friday!!


Prizes include tickets for Disneyland and Universal Studios , and gift cards for places like Amazon, Roblox, In N Out, Starbucks, Apple, Dave & Busters and more!


Remember, per LAUSD policy, all students 12 and over who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination MUST be fully vaccinated by Monday, January 10, 2022 to return to campus after winter break, unless they have a qualified medical exemption. Unvaccinated students will be referred to the district's independent study program, City of Angels. To stay on track...

*First dose by Sunday, November 21, 2021.

*Second dose no later than Sunday, December 19, 2021.

--Students who are turning 12 must receive their first dose by no later than 30 days after their 12th birthday, and their second dose by no later than 8 weeks after their 12th birthday.


PROOF OF VACCINATION OR QUALIFIED MEDICAL EXEMPTION MUST BE UPLOADED TO THE DAILY PASS. Please do not wait to upload your child's records until winter break. The district will begin reconfiguring classes and sending students' names who will join the City of Angels program on Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Thanksgiving Week Break - Nov. 22 - 26

Thanksgiving Break - School will be closed November 22 to November 26

School Experience Survey


It’s Fall Parent School Experience Survey time! Giving your feedback is as easy as A-B-C:


A. TAKE THE SURVEY TODAY

B. Grab a screenshot or print the thank you page

C. Send it to your child’s home room teacher through Schoology, email, or send to class with your child.


INCENTIVES: Students whose parents participate will get prizes like a Free Dress Day and Music Dance Party during lunch!!


This is your chance to let Reed know how they are doing on issues like parent engagement, school climate, communication, and school safety. Your results will help guide decision making and budgeting. Students and staff will also be completing their own survey.


Questions, please contact Naomi Kaidin, SLC Coordinator, at (818) 487-7600 or nxh2173@lausd.net.

Yearbook Pre-Sale on Now!


Order Now for $35. Prices will go up next semester.

Keep the school's order number handy when you log in: Walter Reed Middle School 16479.

MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT REED

UPCOMING DATES

November - Career Awareness Month at Reed!


11/15 - Shelter in Place Drill

11/16 - School Site Council Meeting at 3 PM

11/17 - SWPBIS Assemblies (Period 4, 5, 6) & Turkey Bowl

11/18 - Coffee with the Principal at 9 AM & GATE Parent Meeting at 5:30 PM

11/19 - Holiday Show ticket kick-off

11/22-26 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Week

11/29 - Fall Book Fair begins & FIHP Pajama Drive begins

11/30 - Mobile Vaccination Unit

12/8-12/10 - Audiometric Testing

12/8- Choral Holiday Concert

12/9 - Choral Holiday Concert

12/13 -BSAP Parent Meeting & FIHP Meeting at 7 PM

12/14 - ELAC Meeting 9 AM & Shared Decision Making Council at 3 PM

  • 6th & 7th Grade Instrumental Winter Concert at 6:30 PM (Winds, Wind Ensemble & Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band A)

12/15 - Daytime Winter Assemblies & PTSA/FoR Meeting at 7 PM

12/16 - SWPBIS Assemblies & Coffee with the Principal at 9 AM

  • 6th & 8th Grade Instrumental Winter Concert at 6:30 PM (Strings, String Orchestra & Concert Band, Jazz Band B)

12/17 - MINIMUM DAY DISMISSAL 12:37 PM & Multicultural Fair

12/20-1/10 - WINTER BREAK (SCHOOL CLOSED)

1/11 - School resumes!


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Email: wrmsptsapres@gmail.com

Facebook: @WRMSPTSA


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Email: info@friendsofreed.org

Facebook: @FriendsofReed

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