Message from Principal Brawley

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Thank You First Grade Families!

The entire staff enjoyed last Monday’s breakfast. We appreciated all of the healthy and fulfilling breakfast options, especially the coffee!

Visit from Acting Chancellor Dr. Ferebee

On Thursday, January 31st, Acting Chancellor Dr. Ferebee spent time at our school. During his visit, Dr. Ferebee observed instruction several classrooms and was encouraged by the level of student engagement.

Shepherd Science Fair – THIS WEEK

The science fair preview will take place Monday, February 4th from 4-6pm at the NOAA building in downtown Silver Spring. All visitors must present a valid ID.

The science fair judging will take place Tuesday, February 5th.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Nights – New Dates THIS WEEK

Come and experience the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Shepherd! On Tuesday, February 5th (grades K–5) and Wednesday, February 6th (ECE), families are encouraged to join us for an evening of inquiry-based learning! Both events will begin at 6:00pm in the multi-purpose room.

Girls Basketball Schedule

Our lady Mustangs are scheduled to face Eaton ES at Amidon-Bowen at 5:00pm on Monday, February 4th.

Boys Basketball Schedule

The team will take on Lafayette ES at Lafayette Tuesday, February 5th at 4:00pm.

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 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.

Staff Spotlight of the Week – Mrs. Zepeda

Mrs. Zepeda has been serving the Shepherd school community since 2015. A native of Pennsylvania and graduate of Shippensburg University, Mrs. Zepeda enjoys going to comedy shows and listening to live music in her spare time. She recently completely I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by the late Michelle McNamara.

Feb 4 and 5 – Science Project Fair@ NOAA

Feb 5 – IB Nights (K-5th)

Feb 6 – IB Nights (ECE PK3 and PK4)

Feb 18-22 – Mid-winter break – NO SCHOOL

Feb 27 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm

March 1 – Jazz Night at 6:30 pm

May 4 – Shepherd Auction and Gala at Bobby Van’s