Message from Principal Hedlund

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Principal's Newsletter

Yesterday was the best Halloween I have had in years! Thank you to all of you who cheered us on along the parade route. There was a lot of joy at Shepherd yesterday!

Thank you all for your patience with Monday’s evacuation. Construction is supposed to begin on 11/4, and I have not received any additional information. I have strongly requested daily air quality reports and daily meetings with the project foreman. Please keep me informed of your concerns moving forward, and I will communicate everything I learn to you.

Here at Shepherd we continue to emphasize social and emotional learning. On Monday, we will participate in a 90-minute Responsive Classroom training, and on Tuesday, we will attend a Turnaround for Children training on social and emotional learning. We will also be trained on differentiation, meeting students where they are and enriching or extending their learning. I deeply value these opportunities to learn with our experienced, exceptional staff.

With a new month, we have a new IB Learner Profile, which is Thinker. As thinkers, we use creative thinking skills to better understand and take responsible action on difficult problems. We take initiative and make good choices.

Thanks so much for all you do. Have a fantastic weekend, and please check out the announcements that follow.

With gratitude,


Bake Sale
The PTA is planning to hold a bake sale after school on Monday, November 25th.

Chopped Viewing Party
Our own Kori Heyward will be on the Food Network’s Chopped on Tuesday, November 19th. She will be having a premier party for her episode at Barcode 1101 17th Street NW (entrance on L Street), which will start at 7:45 and the episode airs at 9pm. She hopes to see you there! And if not, please tune in!

Monday, November 4th – NO SCHOOL (Records Day)
Tuesday, November 5th – NO SCHOOL (Professional Development)
Monday, November 11th – NO SCHOOL (Veteran’s Day)
Tuesday, November 12th – Ward 3 Education Network meeting at 7 pm
Friday, Nov 15th – All School Meeting at 8:45 am (hosted by 3rd grade)
Wednesday, November 20th – LSAT meeting (4:30 pm) and PTA meeting (6:30 pm)
Monday, November 25th – BAKE SALE

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