Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Dear Families,

Happy Friday! We only have fourteen school days left, and we are grateful that the heat has subsided. It was hot out there during recess.

So many thanks to Ms. Pereira and our talented students who performed so well at Lights! Camera! Action! In the multipurpose room last night. Students obviously enjoyed showcasing their talents, and the audience was enthusiastic and appreciative. Thanks to Ms. Murali and Ms. Mack who supported with tech and taping for streaming.

Today, Madame Gadie took a group of fifth graders to participate at a Model UN debate at the Ronal Reagan building. They represented France.

Our spirit weeks are coming, our spirit weeks are coming! The first one starts on Monday, June 6th. Here is what is in store:

  • June 6 — Dress for the beach
  • June 7 — Crazy Hat/Wacky Hair Day
  • June 8 — Shepherd Spirit Day
  • June 9 — FIELD DAY
  • June 10 — Pajama Day
  • June 13 — Crazy Sock Day
  • June 14 — Twin Day
  • June 15 — Shepherd Spirit Day
  • June 16— College Spirit Day
  • June 17 — Pajama Day

Field Day in on Thursday, June 9th on the lower field and gymnasium. PK 3, PK 4 and K will have field day from 9:00-11:00 am. Field Day for 1st through 5th grades kicks off at noon. We are looking for volunteers as well as spectators. If you would like to volunteer, please email me with the times you are available. Please indicate whether you prefer to stay indoors. Here is a list of the stations for field day:


  • Water balloons toss field
  • Bowling gym
  • Balloon game gym
  • Jump ropes/Hula Hoops field
  • Relay Races field
  • Tug Of War field
  • Obstacle Course field
  • Parachute ball toss field
  • Sack Races field
  • Soccer field
  • Scoopers gym
  • Lower Playground.

I am organizing a group to march against gun violence downtown on June 11th. Please let me know if you are interested. Read more about the march here. Fifth graders protested today.

Will miss you all,


Upcoming Dates

6/8 Fifth Grade Exhibitions

6/9 Field Day

6/10 2nd grade field trip

6/10 PK 4 Move Up Cermony

6/15 Faculty Meeting, LSAT, PTO

6/17 Fifth grade luncheon, last day of classes for 5th grade

6/21 Promotion practice for 5th grade — time to be announced

6/22 5th grade promotion

Folder for promotion photos

Please help us have a beautiful slide show for our fifth graders. Here is the link: 5th grade pictures for Promotion. Try and submit photos that feature two or more students.

Promotion Meeting 6/9 8:15 am

Pardon the delay in planning as I have been working to secure access for funds in our Student Activity Fund. Those funds increase our overall promotion budget. I am looking forward to Thursday’s conversation.