Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Dear Families,

Spring has sprung at Shepherd Elementary, and students are enjoying a comfortable outdoor recess. In the last several weeks, we have seen an uptick in behavior incidents. Please spend some time over the weekend speaking with your student about what it means to be a good friend and community member. Remind them when to seek help from adults. Review strategies for remaining calm in a crisis or when things do not go their way. If you find out any information you think you should share, please contact me. I can only address issues when I know about them. Thank you, as always, for your partnership.

Thank you so much to everyone who completed our Panorama survey! We have reached our goal, and I will share the results with you as soon as we receive them.

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

Have a great week!


Dates to remember:

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

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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