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6th Grade

Due to a hurricane-damaged pier at Catalina’s Fox Landing, the 6th grade trip had to be moved to April 8th – 10th (W-F) at Toyon...

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7th Grade

Thanks to all the families who’ve made their final donation toward the NatureBridge Santa Monica Mountains field trip.  For those who...

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8th Grade

Humanities Parent Meeting @ Rm 107

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Humanities Parent Meeting @ Rm 107

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6th grade: Catalina field trip DATE CHANGED to April 8th-10th

Due to a hurricane-damaged pier at Catalina’s Fox Landing, the 6th grade trip had to be moved to April 8th – 10th (W-F) at Toyon Bay, another CIMI site. These later Spring dates are very desirable and hard to book, and it’s really cool that the kids will get to experience Catalina in even better weather. We’re very sorry if this date change causes any conflicts, and will of course offer full refunds to any participant who is unable to travel in April. Final donations are now due Monday, February 2nd. Please contact Kathy Mojibi or Kerry Jensen with any  questions or to arrange for a refund.  logo

7th grade: Santa Monica Mountains fieldtrip donations are now overdue.

Thanks to all the families who’ve made their final donation toward the NatureBridge Santa Monica Mountains field trip.  For those who missed the deadline, please turn in the remainder ($160) to your child’s science teacher on Tuesday, January 20th.  Our final payment to NatureBridge is now due. Contact Kris Shahine with any questions.Naturebridge1

Save the Date: Wednesday Feb. 11th 8:00am-9:00am

Humanities Parent Meeting @ Rm 107

Remember FOHA this Holiday Season





Dear Humanities Family,

Take a moment to think of your favorite teacher when you were young. I’m sure you still remember the nickname you and your friends made up for them, their favorite saying in class, the really bad holiday sweater that they wore just to make you laugh, and especially how enthusiastic they were when you asked a great question or sparked a debate.

For me, it was Miss Norton. She helped me find my voice in class. She took a shy, quiet student and made me feel like my opinions mattered. And while she was at it, she showed us all how to appreciate each other’s learning styles and strengths – well before “visual learner” or “kinetic learner” became common lingo in the educational field. And I mean way before, like bell-bottoms and peace rally days. She was a true innovator in her field and an unsung hero.

Fast-forward a few decades to when I was meeting with my son’s English teacher here at Walter Reed the other day during her lunch break (she had skipped lunch to meet with me). At the end of our meeting, her colleague came in and was bubbling over with excitement about the new Math books she had finally managed to purchase for her class. I marveled at how someone could be this excited about a math book. It was a joy to behold.

Your gift to the FOHA Annual Fund directly benefits your child’s classroom – so essentials like scientific equipment can be ordered, and the “extra-essentials”, like field trips to a Shakespeare play, a local museum, and the Catalina Marine Institute are a reality for all our Humanities Academy students. Your gift helps our teachers be as creative and inspiring as possible, without having to worry if they can order a full set of Math workbooks for their class. You make this a possibility through your generous support.

Please put Walter Reed first on your list of charitable donations this holiday season. If you went to one of the Winter concerts by our award-winning music program, or your child can’t stop talking about cutting up squids’ eyes on her field trip to Catalina, you know that your gifts are making a true difference for your child, their friends and all of our FOHA students and teachers.

On behalf of the students and teachers of the Walter Reed Humanities Academy, thank you for your generous support.

Happy Holidays,

Sharon Cocita

Current 6th and 8th grade Humanities Parent


Annual Giving Form

Next Friends of Humanities Academy Parent Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 10th at 8:00 am
Rm 106

Humanities UltraZone Laser Tag Fundraiser

Thursday, November 20th, 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Join Humanities students, friends and siblings at Ultrazone for a private laser tag party! You’ll have the whole place to yourselves and proceeds go to the Humanities Academy.  Pre-sale admission is $15, entry at the door $20. Flyers and pre-sale envelopes went home last week. Please make sure you write your child’s name, grade, amount enclosed, # of tickets needed on pre-sale envelopes and return to student’s English teachers – we’ll have a list at UltraZone of kids that have pre-paid. Pizza, cookies and drinks will be available for purchase at the event. It’s a great way to kick-off Thanksgiving break — we’ve checked with teachers that no big projects are due on the 21st! For questions:
UltraZone Laser Tag
14622 Ventura Blvd Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

REED’S GOT TALENT SHOW Volunteers and food donations needed

This important Humanities fundraiser needs more parent volunteers to help the night of the event, and many more commitments to donate food and drink. It’s an incredibly fun red carpet event for the entire Reed community, but can’t happen without you! It’s fast and easy to sign-up.

Click this LINK to sign up to help TODAY!!