IB Newsletter

Shepherd ElementaryIB Newsletters

UPCOMING EVENTSStay up-to-date on all upcoming IB events June- Saying Goodbye to Our 5th Grade ClassFriday, June 4th- Classrooms Going Global Morning MeetingFriday, June 11th-Classrooms Going Global Morning MeetingFriday, June 18th- All-School Meeting FEATURED IB FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE 10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in Middle School IB PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY AND IB POLICIES Click here IB LEARNER ATTRIBUTE OF THE MONTH: BALANCED Click here APPROACH TO LEARNING SKILL OF THE MONTH: THINKING SKILLS Click here for family resource HAS YOUR CHILD TAKEN ACTION IN HIS OR HER COMMUNITY? Click here to nominate your child for an IB award Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme Overview VideoWatch this video to find out more about Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme! Contact Shepherd’s IB Coordinator, Avani Mack, for more information.

IB Newsletter

Shepherd ElementaryIB Newsletters

UPCOMING EVENTSStay up-to-date on all upcoming IB events May- Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthFriday, May 7th- Classrooms Going Global Morning MeetingFriday, May 14th-Classrooms Going Global Morning MeetingFriday, May 21st- Classrooms Going Global Morning MeetingFriday, May 28th- Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage All-School Meeting FEATURED IB FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE May Is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month: 12 Ways to Enrich Kids’ Appreciation of Asian-Pacific American Culture IB PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY AND IB POLICIES Click here IB LEARNER ATTRIBUTE OF THE MONTH: REFLECTIVE Click here APPROACH TO LEARNING SKILL OF THE MONTH: COMMUNICATION SKILLS Click here for family resource HAS YOUR CHILD TAKEN ACTION IN HIS OR HER COMMUNITY? Click here to nominate your child for an IB award Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme Overview VideoWatch this video to find out more about Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme! Contact Shepherd’s IB Coordinator, Avani Mack, for more information.

IB Newsletter

Shepherd ElementaryIB Newsletters

UPCOMING EVENTSStay up-to-date on all upcoming IB events April- Earth Day, Poetry Month, and Math MonthFriday, April 2nd- Classrooms Going Global Morning MeetingFriday, April 9th-Classrooms Going Global Morning MeetingApril 12th- 16th- Spring break for studentsThursday, April 22nd – Earth DayFriday, April 23rd- Classrooms Going Global Morning MeetingFriday, April 30th- Earth Day All-School Meeting FEATURED IB FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE 6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day IB PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY AND IB POLICIES Click here IB LEARNER ATTRIBUTE OF THE MONTH: INQUIRER Click here APPROACH TO LEARNING SKILL OF THE MONTH: THINKING SKILLS Click here for family resource HAS YOUR CHILD TAKEN ACTION IN HIS OR HER COMMUNITY? Click here to nominate your child for an IB award Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme Overview VideoWatch this video to find out more about Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme! Contact Shepherd’s IB Coordinator, Avani Mack, for more information.

IB Newsletter

Shepherd ElementaryIB Newsletters

UPCOMING EVENTSStay up-to-date on all upcoming IB events March- Women’s History MonthMarch 5th- Parent-Teacher ConferenceMarch 12th-Classrooms Going Global Friday Morning MeetingMarch 19th- Classrooms Going Global Friday Morning MeetingMarch 26th- Classrooms Going Global Friday Morning Meeting FEATURED IB FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE How to Celebrate Women’s History Month with Kids IB PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY AND IB POLICIES Click here IB LEARNER ATTRIBUTE OF THE MONTH: THINKER Click here APPROACH TO LEARNING SKILL OF THE MONTH: THINKING SKILLS Click here for family resource HAS YOUR CHILD TAKEN ACTION IN HIS OR HER COMMUNITY? Click here to nominate your child for an IB award Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme Overview VideoWatch this video to find out more about Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme! Contact Shepherd’s IB Coordinator, Avani Mack, for more information.

IB Newsletter

Shepherd ElementaryIB Newsletters

UPCOMING EVENTSStay up-to-date on all upcoming IB events February- Black History MonthFebruary- Black History Month Scavenger Hunt (See Dr. Hedlund’s Newsletter for more information)February 5th- Classrooms Going Global Friday Morning MeetingFebruary 12th-Classrooms Going Global Friday Morning MeetingFebruary 15th- President’s DayFebruary 19th- Classrooms Going Global Friday Morning MeetingFebruary 26th-Black History All-School Morning Meeting FEATURED IB FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE How to Celebrate Black History Month with Kids“Today’s need for greater racial equity and inclusion requires kids to be exposed to diversity at a young age…” IB PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY AND IB POLICIES Click here IB LEARNER ATTRIBUTE OF THE MONTH: PRINCIPLED Click here APPROACH TO LEARNING SKILL OF THE MONTH: SOCIAL SKILLS Click here for family resource HAS YOUR CHILD TAKEN ACTION IN HIS OR HER COMMUNITY? Click here to nominate your child for an IB award Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme Overview VideoWatch this video to find out more about Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme!

IB Newsletter

Shepherd ElementaryIB Newsletters

UPCOMING EVENTSStay up-to-date on all upcoming IB events January- Chinese New Year and MLK Day January 8th-IB Learner Profile and Approach To Learning Kick-Off January 15th-Classrooms Going Global Friday Morning Meeting January 18th- Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20th- Inauguration Day January 22nd-Classrooms Going Global Friday Morning Meeting FEATURED IB FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE A Guide to Resources for Parents on Martin Luther King Jr. Day“For my 4-year-old daughter, the reason there’s no school on a given day doesn’t usually register. But last week, she remarked on how there was no school Monday because of Martin Luther King Jr. Day…” IB PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY AND IB POLICIES Click here IB LEARNER ATTRIBUTE OF THE MONTH: BALANCED Click here APPROACH TO LEARNING OF THE MONTH: SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS Click here for family resource HAS YOUR CHILD TAKEN ACTION IN HIS OR HER COMMUNITY? Examples of Students Taking Action at ShepherdDuring our stand-alone unit 2 (Celebrating My Families), we discussed major celebrations and how families gather and celebrate together. After sharing about “La Fete des Rois”, some students took action by cooking “La Galette” and celebrating at home. Click here to nominate your child for an IB award Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme Overview … Read More

IB Newsletter

Shepherd ElementaryIB Newsletters

UPCOMING EVENTSStay up-to-date on all upcoming IB events December – Human Rights MonthDecember 7th-9th – IB EvaluationDecember 4th –Classrooms Going GlobalDecember 11th –Classrooms Going GlobalDecember 16th – Register for Step Afrika Holiday MusicalDecember 18th –Classrooms Going Global FEATURED IB FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE Human Rights Family Activities!Here are some ideas for simple yet meaningful ways for your family to celebrate the rights and responsibilities that we all share as human beings. IB PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY AND IB POLICIES Click here IB LEARNER ATTRIBUTE OF THE MONTH: RISK-TAKER Click here APPROACH TO LEARNING OF THE MONTH: SELF-MANAGEMENT SKILLS Click here for family resource WE NEED PARENT INTERVIEWEES FOR OUR UPCOMING IB EVALUATION 🙂 Click here to volunteer HAS YOUR CHILD TAKEN ACTION IN HIS OR HER COMMUNITY? Click here to nominate your child for an IB award Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme Overview VideoWatch this video to find out more about Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme!

IB Newsletter

Shepherd ElementaryIB Newsletters

Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme Overview VideoWatch this video to find out more about Shepherd’s Virtual IB Programme! Join us on Wednesday, October 28th at 5pm as we celebrate the work completed by DCPS students related to the global pandemic! Click Here to Register for the Living Through History Showcase! UPCOMING EVENTSStay up-to-date on all upcoming IB events September 15th-October 15th- Hispanic Heritage Month Friday, October 2nd- IB Learner Profile Attribute Kick-Off Friday, October 9th- Parent Teacher Conference Day Monday, October 12th- Indigenous Peoples’ Day Friday, October 16th- Classrooms Going Global Morning Meeting Friday, October 23rd- Classrooms Going Global Morning Meeting Wednesday, October 28th at 5 pm- Living Through History Showcase Friday, October 30th- Classrooms Going Global Morning Meeting FEATURED IB FAMILY CONNECTION RESOURCE Living Through History Family Activities!DCPS Families, like yours, are an integral part of the Living Through History Cornerstone. As students explore different perspectives, both personal and societal, these activities have been designed for families to participate in the cornerstone by creating your own artifacts and contributing your individual perspective to this project.READ MORE IB PROGRAMME OF INQUIRY Click Here ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SUPORRTING SHEPHERD’S IB PROGRAMME? Click Here HAS YOUR CHILD TAKEN ACTION IN HIS OR … Read More

Message from Principal Brawley

Shepherd ElementaryPrincipal Newsletters

Dr. Harold Barber – New Principal Dr. Harold Barber has been selected as the new principal of Shepherd! Dr. Barber holds a Bachelor of Sociology from Frostburg State University along with two master’s degrees and a Doctor of Urban Education Leadership from Bowie State University. His first day will be Tuesday, July 2nd. Congratulations A group of Shepherd fourth graders won the Peer Positive Power Challenge for a video they created with Ms. Browne and Mr. Garner for The Music in Me Foundation International. Honorable Mention Congratulations Luke Commodore, Derek Daniels, Sala Queen, Timothy Snow, and Addisen Suber for receiving Honorable Mention in the 31st Annual “Celebration of Youth” essay contest sponsored by Global Harmony Through Personal Excellence, Inc. Field Day Field Day will be on Tuesday, June 11th. Students are welcome to wear their Field Day t-shirts! International Day International Day will take place on Wednesday, June 12th. Awards Day Awards Day will take place on Thursday, June 13th. The K-2 assembly will begin at 9:30 and the grades 3-4 assembly will begin at 10:30. Last Day of SY18-19 The last day of the school year is Friday, June 14th. Enrollment Season Thank you to all of the families … Read More

Message from Principal Brawley

Shepherd ElementaryPrincipal Newsletters

Fifth Grade Exhibition Our fifth graders will present their culminating projects on Thursday, May 30th from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Fifth Grade Promotion The fifth grade promotional exercise will take place on Friday, June 7th in the multi-purpose room at 9:30am. Field Day Field Day will be on Tuesday, June 11. If you would like to volunteer to run a station or contribute water or popsicles, please contact Mr. Langrock at [email protected] or sign up here – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4eaeae29a1fc1-shepherd1. International Day International Day will take place on Wednesday, June 12. Awards Day Awards Day will take place on Thursday, June 13. Last Day of SY18-19 The last day of the school is Friday, June 14. Enrollment Season Thank you to all of the families that have registered for next school year! Currently, 58% of our students are registered for SY19-20. Our goal is 85% by June 1st. The enrollment packet, which includes forms located online at http://enrolldcps.dc.gov, should be completed and presented to Mrs. Brooks along with proof of residency. The first class to register 100% of returning students for SY19-20 will receive extra recess! 2019-2020 School Calendar The calendar for the 2019-2020 school year is available: https://dcps.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcps/publication/attachments/SY19-20%20Calendar.pdf OTHER UPCOMING DATESTeacher Breakfast … Read More