Message from Principal Brawley

Shepherd ElementaryPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Thank You Second Grade Families!

The entire staff enjoyed last Monday’s Monthly Teacher and Staff breakfast. We really appreciated all of the healthy and fulfilling breakfast options. Thanks to all the families who are helping to show teacher and staff appreciation all year long! 

Yearbook Cover Contest

Ms. Holt and the Yearbook Club are sponsoring Shepherd’s First Annual Yearbook Cover Contest. All designs must include the current school year, creative artwork and this year’s theme: Our school is out of this world! The deadline for all submissions is Friday, January 11th.

Deal Buddy Day

This past Thursday, Shepherd’s fifth graders visited Deal Middle School for our annual Deal Buddy Day. Students were able to experience middle school by participating in sixth grade classes. Check out our Facebook page to see pictures! In the Spring, several Deal students will come to Shepherd to share their middle school experiences and help our 5th grade students get ready!

Shepherd Science Fair

All third through fifth grade students should have a received an information packet, including a timeline, for their science fair projects. The science fair will take place on January 31st at the NOAA building in downtown Silver Spring.  

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 – Ms. Carney

Ms. Carney has been teaching Kindergarten at Shepherd for the past two years. She recently finished reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. In addition to pursuing an advanced degree in education, Ms. Carney is looking forward to her upcoming wedding in January!


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 4 – Potbelly Restaurant Night @Downtown Silver Spring location

Dec 7 – Parents Night Out@Shepherd – visit to register by Dec 5

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

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

Dec 19 – Teacher Appreciation holiday party/PTA meeting at 6:30 pm

Dec 19 – Six Flags Reading Logs due

Dec 20 – Mama Lucia Restaurant Night

Jan 11 – Yearbook cover contest deadline

Jan 31 – Science Project Fair@ NOAA