Message from Principal Brawley

Shepherd ElementaryPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Thanksgiving Break – November 21-23, 2018

May your Thanksgiving be overflowing with love, laughter and lots of great food!

Make-Up Picture Day

Make-up pictures will be taken on Tuesday, November 27th. Students should wear their uniform or Shepherd swag.

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 a minimum of four grade-level appropriate books to receive their free Pizza Hut Book It! coupon. Students can access Beanstack using this link: Their login in credentials are their Student ID# and birthday.

Six Flags Reading Ticket Program

All Kindergarten through fifth grade students are eligible to participate in the Six Flags Reading Ticket Program by logging at least 6 hours of reading time on their Six Flags Reading Log Sheet. All students should have received reading logs from their teacher, which requires a parent’s signature. All logs should be given to Ms. Anderson. The deadline to submit the reading logs is December 19, 2018.

Staff Spotlight of the Week – Mr. Stokes

Mr. Stokes has served the Pre-Kindergarten students of Shepherd for three years. A native of New York, Mr. Stokes recently finished reading The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, which he highly recommends. A self-proclaimed foodie, Mr. Stokes loves baked macaroni and cheese, lasagna and soft tacos!

Nov 20 – Shepherd Shirt Sale at school – 3:15-6:00 pm in the Atrium

Nov 26 – 2nd graders to bring in Monthly Teacher and Staff breakfast – 7:30-8:30 am

Nov 27 – Make-up Picture Day

Dec 3 – Bake Sale to raise $$ for Shepherd Park Citizen Association (SPCA) gift giving program for homeless and shelter children – 3:15-6:00 pm in the Atrium

Dec 7 – Parents Night Out@Shepherd – details to come

Dec 12 – DCPS Budget Hearing/Forum – details to come

​​​​​​​Dec 17 – Monthly Teacher and Staff Breakfast (brought in by ALL grades)

Dec 19 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm

Dec 19 – Six Flags Reading Logs due