Originally delivered on 10/3/2022 7:00 am

SUBJECT: Eye Opener Newsletter (10/3/22)

Thank you to all who attended Pizzingo and our first Membership Meeting of the year. We hope everyone had a good time.

October is filled with several fun activities culminating with our first ever PTA Trunk or Treat! Keep an eye out for the candy monster showing up on campus soon.

We need your help on October 13th to host a Baked Potato Bar with Halloween desserts for our Spooktacular Reed Staff! You can help by dropping off items, or by coming in person to help set up/clean up. 

Please click here to see what is needed most.

Spirit Night at Hat Creek

Wednesday, October 5th at 5-9pm

Take a night off from cooking and join Reed friends at Hat Creek on October 5th. Dine in and play with friends, or get it to go. Just be sure to tell them you are with Reed!

(Located at 555 E Exchange Pkwy. Next to Starbucks and across from the stadium.)

National Walk to School Day

Wednesday, October 12th at 7:15am

Reed Owls can gather at TWO locations and then walk to school together. 

Meeting locations:

  1. West: Reed Park (purple playground)
  2. East: Covered tables at the tennis courts at the corner of Rivercrest Blvd and Allen Heights.

*** We are in need of a few volunteers to help with goodies that morning. If you are available, please contact Morgan Sedlacek at healthylifestyles@reedpta.org.

Every student who joins the Reed PTA before October 13th will get the opportunity to pie a Reed faculty member!

The Joyful Mrs. Jones & Captivating Mrs. Capps are the first to volunteer!

Pies will be flying at the Spirit Rally on October 14th. Step right up and don’t miss out on this messy fun!

Join the PTA with a $10 student membership at JoinPTA.org.

For any questions contact Whitney Fraier, VP of Membership, at membership@reedpta.org.

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

The book fair is coming! Help make it a success. Volunteers are needed on the following days. CLICK HERE to sign up.

  • Wednesday, October 5th - Set up after school
  • Thursday, October 6th through Thursday, October 13th - Various shifts
  • Thursday, October 13th - Take down and pack up after school

*Students will preview the book fair on Thursday 10/6 or Friday 10/7. They can shop the next week on Oct. 10-13.

Poster Contest

The Pride Council is hosting a Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest! Your student should have a poster coming home in their folder, but you can also click here to open and print the pdf.

Use markers, paint, collage materials, or anything you have available to decorate and the Pride Council will pick a winner.

***Posters are due to Mrs. Gosdin by Wednesday, October 12th.

There is a limited quantity of shirts and yard signs left. Please email Nancy at president@reedpta.org to purchase. 

Field Trip Shirts (green) $5

Yard Signs $5

Youth Spirit Shirts (red) $10

Adult Spirit Shirts (red) $12

One of our BIGGEST fundraisers is the Online Silent Auction beginning on Black Friday. We are seeking donations of items, services and gift cards to auction.

Do you know a business owner who would help our Reed Owls? We would love to give them publicity in return for their donation! 

Please contact Nancy Jackson at president@reedpta.org.

The National PTA Reflections contest is back for the 2022-2023 school year! The theme for this year is "Show Your Voice!" Students who have at least one PTA member in their household are eligible to submit art entries in six different categories:

Dance Choreography

Film Production


Music Composition


Visual Arts

The contest rules and entry forms can be found at txpta.org/reflections-participation

All entries must be submitted to the front office at Reed by October 14th.

October Events

Hat Creek Spirit Night
Wednesday 10/5 at 5-9pm

Book Fair! 
(Your student will bring home more details)
Preview on 10/6-10/7
Shop on 10/10-10/13
*Volunteers needed. Sign up here.

National Walk to School Day
Wednesday 10/12
Meet at 7:15 am at one of two spots mentioned above.
*Volunteers needed. Email Morgan at healthylifestyles@reedpta.org.

Staff Lunch hosted by PTA
Thursday 10/13
*Volunteers and donations needed. Sign up here.

Picture Day!
Thursday 10/13
*Volunteers needed. Sign up here.

Deadline to submit Reflections Contest entries
Friday 10/14

Throw a Pie in an Owl's Eye! at the Spirit Rally
Friday 10/14

Fall Break

Parent/Teacher Conferences
Friday 10/21

Trunk or Treat
Family Event! More info to come.
Friday 10/28 at 5-7pm

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