Originally delivered on 10/10/2022 12:00 am

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

So much is happening at Reed this week!

Monday 10/10
- Book Fair open (7:30-9 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.)

Tuesday 10/11
- Book Fair open (7:30-9 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.)

Wednesday 10/12
- National Walk to School Day 7:15 a.m.
- Book Fair open (7:30-9 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.) *Help needed. Sign up here.
- Deadline for Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest. Turn in to Mrs. Gosdin.

Thursday 10/13
- School Pictures
- Staff Lunch hosted by PTA *Help needed. Sign up here.
- Book Fair open (2-3:30 p.m. ONLY. No morning shopping Thursday due to school photos in the library.) *Help needed. Sign up here.

Friday 10/14
- Throw a Pie in an Owl's Eye at the Spirit Rally!
- Deadline to submit Reflections Contest entries

***Feed Cletus the Candy Monster all week! Donations will be used at Trunk or Treat.

The Book Fair is Open!

The Book Fair will be open this week thanks to volunteers! Shop in-person or online.

Monday - Wednesday
7:30-9 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.

2-3:30 p.m.
(Afternoon only due to picture day in the library that morning)

Free shipping to your home for orders over $25.


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.

Picture Day is this Thursday

Picture day is often a favorite volunteer opportunity! Come help straighten collars and make kids smile! Please sign up to help here.

Spoil our staff on October 13th with a Baked Potato Bar & Halloween desserts. 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.

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.

Help us collect candy and prizes to give away at Trunk or Treat! Feed Cletus all week in front of the library. Send in individually wrapped candy and small (non-food) prizes. All donations are greatly appreciated!

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.

Red Ribbon Week Dress Up Days!

Monday 10/24
Proud to be drug-free! Wear RED to kick-off Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday 10/25
Dreaming of a drug-free world! Wear Pajamas.

Wednesday 10/26
Peace out, drugs! Wear your peace signs and tye-dye.

Thursday 10/27
Saying no to drugs never goes out of style! 50's Day.

Friday 10/28
Drugs? Don't you dare! Wear your craziest hair!

Treats, Games, Bounce House, Costume Contest, Best Trunk Contest, Hot Dogs, and more!

Donations of candy and prizes are greatly appreciated! Ask your student about Cletus, The Candy Monster!

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.

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