Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Good afternoon families,
By now, most of you have read the Chancellor’s letter changing next week’s professional development day from Friday, March 20th to Monday, March 16th.
Star Achievers will provide child care to our families on Monday, March 16 – please register by Fri, March 13 at this link.

We have a few other cancellations/postponements at this time:
Tomorrow’s All School Meeting led by Pre-K 4 has been postponed until further notice.
The PTA Meeting on Wednesday, March 18th has been cancelled.
Health and Wellness Fair scheduled for Friday, March 27th has been postponed until further notice.
Aladdin, the musical, scheduled for April 4th and 5th has been postponed until further notice.

I will provide any updates as soon as I have them. Our custodians are on a schedule to sanitize common areas, door handles and stair railings throughout the day. Teachers continue to emphasize proper hand washing technique.

Attached please find our monthly construction news from Department of Parks and Recreation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, updates or concerns, and stay well.
Shepherd Construction Update_March 2020.pdf



Phyllis Hedlund, Ed.D.
Interim Principal

Future Chefs Finalist
Congratulations to Sala Queen who is a finalist for the District of Columbia! Wish her luck as she goes to the District finals!

Shout out to Shepherd Alum — Erin Robinson
Shout out to Shepherd School alumna, Erin Robinson, who illustrated Brave.Black.First., which was published in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.The book is about 50 Black women who led the way for many and changed the world. It is written by Cheryl Willis Hudson.

Friday, April 3rd – Picture Day
Monday, April 13-Fri, April 17th – Spring Break
Wednesday, April 22nd – LSAT and PTA meetings (4:30 om and 6:30 pm)
Saturday, April 25th – Shepherd Gala and Auction
May 4-8th – Teacher Appreciation Week
Saturday, May 16th-Sunday, May 17th – Shepherd family camping trip
Thursday, May 21st – International Day