Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Dear Families,

This week fifth graders wowed us at their Science Fair. They taught us so much. I learned which water bottle will keep my water the coldest. I learned about impact of disposable diapers. I learned which light will make marigolds grow most quickly. I learned the impact of energy drinks on speed. I learned which surface grew the most bacteria. I learned what type of balloon to buy if longevity is key. I learned that tap water has more bacteria than rainwater. Their projects were creative, thoughtful, well-researched and beautifully presented. As a former middle school teacher and principal, I can safely safe that these projects would have earned high grades as eighth grade projects. Many thanks to Ms. Caola who coordinated this opportunity for our students to shine.

We continue to experience behavior incidents and have made some shifts in structures and systems in response. Please continue to discuss 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.

Below are some photos from the Black Business Virtual Exchange! Thank you to all of you who participated or sent people our way. The students (and staff) loved it. We had the following Black business owners participate:

Darryl Wiggins, owner of The Public Sector Solutions Group (

Loretta Caldwell, CEO of L. S. Caldwell and Associates, Inc (LSC) (

Maya Graham, owner of London’s Shea & Oil Skincare (

Alexes Haggins, owner of Flowers by Alexes (

Michael Bennett, owner of Physical Perfection (

Mr. and Mrs. Johnson, owners of Kody Homes, Building Blocks Development, and Aisle Always Love ( (

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