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Dear Wolfpack--

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

It's a new school year and one of the best ways to get involved and help Reed is to join or renew your PTSA Membership! PTSA works directly with students to build leadership skills and supports Reed students and families through family education workshops, community engagement events, student events, teacher appreciation, 8th grade support, Reflections Arts program and contest, and direct donations to Reed to support ALL students.

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


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All Reed Parents, Students & Teachers Are Welcome to the First FoR/PTSA Meeting of the Year!

Join us at our first FoR/PTSA Meeting. August 25th. 7 PM

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.

Complete this form if you are interested in learning more!

Other Ways to Support Reed PTSA & FoR

Amazon Smile: AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. Select “Walter Reed Middle School PTA-PTSA”. PTSA earns when you shop!

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

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