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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!!

FOHA Fall mixer

Friday, November 14th, 7:00 – 9:00pm
The next FOHA meeting will be our annual Fall Mixer hosted by the Abrams family on Irvine Ave. close to campus. Enjoy a relaxing evening of food, drink and socializing with other Humanities families, teachers, Principal Gamba, and SLC Coordinator Mr. Demski. This is an adults only event. RSVP through the Paperless Post invitation that went out last month or by emailing  It’s a potluck so let us know if you’d like to contribute drinks, appetizers, or desserts.







Friday, Oct 24th

The whole family is invited to this super fun night!  Come early to enjoy food, beverages, student art show, raffle, and of course – the talent show!  Art Show and Food at 5 pm Talent Show at 7 pm
 Tickets $10  All students $5 
Tickets available at the door

Meet the High Schools Night

October 22nd, 5:30pm in the auditorium
Wednesday, October 22nd, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Reed will host a record-breaking 52 high schools this year. There will a 10-minute overview and orientation in the auditorium (with Spanish translation), followed by visits to 4 different school presentations. It’s a great opportunity for 8th grade families who are actively looking, and for 6th and 7th grade parents to start their research without the time pressure that will come later. Please download and print the session schedule, school list, and room assignments to plan in advance. There will be limited copies available at the event.


Meet the High School Night Flyer

Meet the High School Night Brochure

Meet the High School Night Room Assignments