Message from Principal Brawley

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New Schedule for Spanish-language Students

Beginning Monday, March 4th, all students with Spanish as their world language will be reassigned to an extra elective of Music, Art, PE or Library.

March Madness Box Tops

Who will win the title for collecting the most box tops? Students in Pre-K3 to grade 5 will compete throughout the month of March against one another to clip the most box tops and earn the most points.

To see the bracket for the box top tournament, check out the bulletin board in the multipurpose room.

For participating products, see:

Annual Women’s History Toiletry Drive

Mrs. McIntyre is sponsoring Shepherd’s annual Women’s History Month Toiletry Drive to collect items to donate to the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), an organization providing access to safe housing & services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Body soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, band-aids, deodorant, dental floss and feminine hygiene products can be dropped off in the bin in the atrium throughout the month.

No School – Friday, March 8th

There is no school for students on Friday, March 8th.

Six Flags Tickets

Sixty-three Shepherd students in grades K-5 will receive a certificate and tickets to Six Flags Amusement Park for participating in their annual reading log challenge!

Deal Summer RISE Program

Registration for Deal MS Summer RISE Program is open for rising sixth graders. Interested families are encouraged to register via the following link below, which is also available on the Deal website.

Shepherd Tutoring Program

The Shepherd Tutoring Program is in its 22nd year at Tifereth Israel Congregation. Between 5 and 6 pm most Sunday nights, members of Tifereth Israel and the Shepherd Park community are available to tutor students across subject areas at no cost to parents.

Please reach out to Ms. Catler, [email protected], for more information.

Pizza Hut Book It! Pizza Coupon K-5 and Beanstack (October 2018 – March 2019)

All K-5 Shepherd Students are also eligible to receive a free Pizza Hut Book It! coupon for a personal pan pizza during the months of October-March. Please support your student by assisting them with using Beanstack to log in

Staff Spotlight – Mr. Mack

A native of Virginia Beach, Mr. Mack is one-third of our Terrific Third Grade Team! Mr. Mack graduated from the College of William and Mary and enjoys writing in his spare time. His favorite fruit is mango.

March 8 – No School/Parent Teacher Conferences

March 11 – Ward 3 Feeder Ed Network meeting at Tenleytown Library at 7 pm

March 20 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm

March 29 – DC Council DCPS Budget Hearing

March 29 – Heath and Wellness Fair – 3:30-6:30 pm

April 4-5 – No School Days

April 8 – Ward 3 Feeder Ed Network meeting at 7 pm

April 15-19 – Spring Break/No School

April 24 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm

April 26 – Academic Carnival

May 4 – 15th Annual Shepherd Auction and Gala at Bobby Van’s Grill