Walter Reed Newsletter: Yearbook Sales, Spelling Bee and Concerts

Here is the official newsletter of the PTSA of the local middle school.

Get Involved at Reed!

Quick Links- website:www.reedms.com email bulletin: RNN@reedms.com

Sign Up to help with SLC Tours


8am-10am, Feb 15,22

Yearbook Pre-Sale

$30 in Student Store

Advertise in the Yearbook too!

Ads are due April 1st.

Reed Network News - School Calendar

February 2012:

6     20 Week Grading Window Closes

       First Day of Second Semester

9     8:00-9:30am, ELAC/CEAC Mtg, 106

       7:00pm, Humanities Mtg, Fox/Newby home

10   Mail Home 20 Week Report Card

11   Concert For The Cure

        Auditorium doors open at 1pm

13   6:00pm, Environmental Science Mtg, 106

       7pm, Friends of IHP Mtg, 107

15   8:00-10am, SLC Tours

16   8:00 am, PTSA/Friends of Reed Board Mtg., 107

20   President's Day, No School

21   3:10 pm, School Site Council Mtg, 107

22   8:00-10am, SLC Tours

23   Reschedule- Battle Of The Books- Moved to April11

25   5pm Practice, 5:30pm, Scripps Spelling Bee

27   5:30pm, Music Booster Mtg, Auditorium

Volunteer to help with Spelling Bee

T-Shirts Available

Concert for the Cure

SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, February 11th - 2:00pm-4:30pm
 Get Involved and Buy Your Tickets Now! Doors Open at 1pm

The proceeds will be split between children's cancer research and women's breast cancer research. Last year the Concert for the Cure raised over $8,000! Included with the fabulous performances on the day will be a Silent Auction and Raffle, Valentine's Day items, and a delicious Bake Sale. All donations are welcome and you can pre-order your tickets now.

Fiddler on the Roof Production Meeting on February 6that 6:30pm, in Room 147.  The production is looking for assistance in all your areas of expertise:  Costumes, sound, lighting, sets, carpentry, props, hair and makeup, and publicity!   Come help us make Fiddler on the Roof as great as it can be!   Email Patty Puskar with any questions.  liltay@aol.com


Please Help with Instrument Check Out:  For an easy, quick and fun way to make a great contribution to the music department, sign-up to spend 20 minutes even 1 day a weekchecking instruments In/Out either at 7:30am, or 2:50pm (1:20pm on Tuesdays).  The biggest challenge is being on time, which is important.  Otherwise it's almost a no brainer.  The particular need is for afternoons.  Email Bonnie Pierone to inquire.  bonniebarks@gmail.com

Conservatory of Fine Arts - 2nd Semester Openings

The LAUSD Conservatory of Fine Arts is a FREE Saturday program (held on campus at CULA) for students talented in the visual or performing arts.  We are excited to announce a limited number of second semester openings!  If you know a student who is talented in the visual or performing arts, please download the attached application and emergency card and return it to the GATE office by February 15, 2012.  Students do not have to be identified as gifted to apply, however, identified students will be given priority placement. 


At this time, the space available is as follows:

Visual Arts - 15 spaces (Secondary)

Drama- 21 spaces (Grades 7-12)

Voice- 9 spaces (Grades 3-6); 16 spaces (Grades 7-12)

Dance - No space available


Please take advantage of this rare opportunity for second semester enrollment in the Conservatory of Fine Arts.  Enrolled students will automatically be invited to participate in next year's program. 

Contact Debbie Vodhanel

Smaller Learning Communities Office


For more information visit www.lausd.net/gate



UC Irvine is offering FREE, expert-led Gifted and Talented Education online  webinars this month that look like great resources for teachers and administrators wanting to learn more about the gifted!


Parents Needed: Emergency Volunteers

Contact Mark Johnston, 818-769-5625, mjdjzj@earthlink.net


Westridge School - Hosted Summer Opportunity Fair

Brochure with all camp info still available: www.westridge.org/sof

 Learn about Over 100 Camps and Programs in L.A.

Summer Activities for Every Budget

Patch Whiz Kid:  StudioCityPatch.com

Huffington Post Student Contest link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/teen-impact?1234556

Studio City Patch will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens and sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments.  We want to hear about these amazing accomplishments.  

Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to MikeS@Patch.com. Be sure to include your name and email, the nominee's name and contact info, the child's name, age and school and the key to their awesomeness.


Donors Choose

Walter Reed Middle School -THANKS or participating!

Teachers will continue posting projects.  Visit our websitewww.Reedms.com to learn about helping Reed projects

Community Commerce Helps REED ALL YEAR LONG

SendOutCards - www.sendoutcards.com/135558

www.onecause.com - join, log on & Reed PTSA as your cause

Support REED with the BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION:http://www.boxtops4education.com/default.aspx  Annual Giving to REEDSevere budget cuts to education require families to directly support our school. Annual giving allows us to plan for campus technology, capital projects, staffing, enrichment, and programs for academy and community needs that cost an average of $500 per student a year.Donating is easy:1. Return donations to the Main Office or Parent Center, Rm 106.

2. Log on to our websites to donate by Credit Card Onetime or Monthly: www.FriendsOfReed.com

3. Encourage friends, employers & businesses to donate to Reed and match contributions.

THANKS to all our community and Happy New Year in 2012!.

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