Giving Back to Shepherd

Throughout the year, the Shepherd Elementary School PTO hosts events to help and improve our school community with the support of Shepherd families and the wider community. We also raise vital funds that benefit our children by paying for additional resources that augment your child's elementary education. The PTO funds such items as experiential learning, supplemental field trips, student programming and performances, extracurricular activities, and more. While monetary contributions are always welcome, we also offer opportunities to contribute your time and talent to support Shepherd. Here’s how you can help:

Donate Directly

A straightforward contribution to the Shepherd PTO’s 180 Fund is vital to support the PTO’s annual operating budget and will directly impact your child's educational experience. The 180 Fund provides Shepherd with funding that supplements the DCPS budget, which enables the school to provide supplementary programming, class field trips, and enrichment materials for classrooms. The PTO asks that families directly donate to the 180 Fund at the beginning of each school year. Your entire donation to the 180 Fund is tax deductible.


Like many public schools, Shepherd relies on its parent community to help bring out the best in our classrooms and community. We recognize that your time is precious and offer ways to help from your office, on weekends, during the school day — help is needed in many different ways. If everyone pitches in just a little, our kids and community will benefit. Fill out our volunteer form to let us know your volunteer interests.
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Support Shepherd Elementary while getting your shopping done! Whether you need Shepherd Gear, or you are shopping online or in the grocery store, you can earn money for Shepherd while you shop. Affiliate programs include Lands End, Box Tops for Education, French Toast, Shutterfly, and more. Check out the link below to see the many options available.
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Become a Sponsor

Shepherd Elementary School is fortunate to have the support of many local businesses—from the Shepherd Park community and adjacent areas, from parent-family-alumni entrepreneurs, and from businesses that serve and support schools and students. You can help Shepherd by becoming a Sponsor, or just say thanks by patronizing these businesses and professional service providers.
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