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Welcome to our first joint Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Friends of Reed (FoR) newsletter! It was great meeting so many families at orientation, and we look forward to many fun activities together, as both groups work in tandem to represent all Reed Families.
We look forward to continuing to support all Reed students with input from ALL academies. Thanks so much!
Jenna Schwartz - PTSA President
Parisa Stepanek - Friends of Reed President
PTSA Membership Drive
Whether you are a student, parent, caregiver, family member, third cousin twice removed, or community member, friend, teacher or staff member, PTSA is for you!
Adults = $10 per year
Reed Students = $7 per year
Reed Teachers/Staff = $7 per year
In addition, all donations are appreciated and accepted.
Enter your homeroom teacher's last name under "Teacher". If you don't know or can't find your teacher's name, put "Unknown"
JOIN/RENEW USING CASH/CHECK: To pay using cash or check, there is a PTSA lockbox in the main office. Complete this Membership form, and return in to the PTSA lockbox in a sealed envelope.
Order Spirit Wear
Friends of Reed is selling new "Home of the Wolves" T shirts. Each academy has their own branded shirt. We are in the process of placing a re-order, so if you have not purchased yet, or want to order another shirt or size, click on the form: https://forms.gle/q4B5oeUAKQ8uuNE16
ALL ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY AUGUST 18th
All Reed Parents, Students & Teachers Are Welcome to the First FoR/PTSA Meeting of the Year!
How to Get More Invovled
PARENT REPRESENTATIVES: FoR and PTSA are actively seeking parents to represent and advocate for each academy at our shared monthly board meetings. As both groups work to rebuild their presence in the Reed community, we want each academy to have a voice and a seat at the table. Ideally, we would like 2 parents representing each of our academies: Humanities, MAT, GLA, IHP, ESA, and STEAM.
Academy parent rep duties would include attending one FoR/PTSA meeting/month (typically Wednesday evenings) and helping to communicate and coordinate with your academy on one fundraising event or initiative, co-hosted by FoR. One representative from each academy will join the Friends of Reed board as a “Director” with full voting privileges and the other will serve as an alternate.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES: PTSA is looking for a few great 8th graders to represent their academies. Please talk with your kiddo and see if they are interested.
Other Ways to Support Reed PTSA & FoR
Ralphs Community Rewards: Register your Rewards Card online at www.ralphs.com; Scroll down to the bottom of the page, go to Community, click on Ralph’s Community Contributions Program and enroll with "Walter Reed Middle School PTA-PTSA". PTSA earns when you shop!
Add the Meeting Dates to Your Calendar
- August 25 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting
- October 13 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting
- November 10 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting
- December 15 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting
- February 9 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting
- March 9 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting (PTSA Election)
- April 6 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting (Friends of Reed Election)
- May 11 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting
- June 8 - 7:00pm FoR/PTSA Meeting