Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Dear Families,

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and the warmer weather. I was able to see the cherry blossoms on my way to the East Potomac Park yesterday, and all the tourists who were in town to see them too. It definitely seemed like old times. Please pardon the delay with this week’s newsletter. My youngest was back from college for Spring Break, and I tried to spend all my non-Shepherd time with him until I dropped him at the airport this evening.

The Panorama family survey window is open, and I encourage every family to complete the survey. You can find it here. At this point, we have 180 responses, which means we need 20 more responses to meet our Comprehensive School Plan (CSP) goal of maintaining or increasing the parent participation rate of 69% survey participation rate from last year. Please know that the data from the survey informs our Comprehensive School Plan, and your participation matters a lot.

Ms. McIntyre’s 10th Annual Toiletry Drive in honor of Women’s History Month, which benefits DASH Safe Housing Alliance, is in full swing. Please donate toiletries in the bins in between the doors at the man entrance.

Have a great week!


Dates to remember:

March 22nd 2nd Grade Coffee and Conversation 8:45 am

March 25th All-School Meeting Earth Month

April 5th Deal Feeder School Chat for Shepherd 5th grade families at 6:30 pm

April 11-15 Spring Break

April 18th Professional development day — No school for students

April 19th 3rd grade Coffee and Conversation

April 20th LSAT 4:30 pm

April 20th PTO 6:30 pm

April 30th 17th Annual Spring Gala

Important News for 5th Grade Families

The Deal Feeder School Chat for the Shepherd community is scheduled for April 5 at 6:30 pm. Here is the link:

10th Annual Toiletry Drive

Who: Shepherd ES community

What: Collecting toiletry items

Why: To help women and children in need during Women’s History Month

When: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 thru Friday, April 1, 2022

Where: Toiletry drive bin @ main entrance

Please donate the following items:

Body soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, band-aids, deodorant, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, hair combs & brushes, cotton balls, baby powder, baby oil, and travel size mouthwash. Additional toiletry items not mentioned are also needed.

All items are donated to DASH-safe housing alliance