Message from Principal Hedlund

Dr. Phyllis HedlundPrincipal Newsletters

Principal's Newsletter

Last week’s Fall Fest was a tremendous success. Families and staff enjoyed the food, fun and perfect weather, and the Shepherd PTA raised more money than they ever have at this event. A huge thank you to all who attended and volunteered.

A special shout goes to Ayana McIntosh who coordinated this year’s Fall Fest and brought tremendous energy and enthusiasm to this event. We are all grateful for your efforts on behalf of Shepherd.

Please remember to check the Lost and Found, which can be found at the 14th Street Entrance to our building. With the fluctuating temperatures, it is overflowing with jackets and sweatshirts. We are hoping to donate items left after November 1, so please stop the Lost and Found this week, or ask your student to take a look.

Thursday is Halloween and our Halloween Parade! Please feel free to cheer us on at 2:30 pm as we walk around the block, and come in costume if you can. You may sign your student out at the end of the parade. Remember no masks, no weapons and nothing too scary for the sake of our littlest Mustangs.

Next Tuesday, October 29th, we will conduct our first lock down drill. These drills are essential for our safety training as a school community, but they can also be confusing or disturbing to students. Please prepare your student by discussing the drill at home.

Next Monday, October 28th, will be the first meeting of a student-initiated and student-led club, the Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, Conserve Club. The meeting will take place at 3:30 pm in Mr. Clayborn’s room. Shout out to Aasha Roca in 3rdgrade for bringing our attention to these important issues and organizing Shepherd to lessen our impact on the environment.

Looking ahead, please remember that on Monday, November 4th and Tuesday, November 5th, there will be no classes for students as teachers will be attending professional development at the district- and school-level. They will be completing grades as well as the first quarter is coming to a close. Thank you so much for all you do to make Shepherd the engaged, vibrant community that it is.



– Tuesday, October 29th – Blue 44 Restaurant Night
– Thursday, October 31st – School parade and SPCA Halloween Parade at 6:00 pm (lower field)
– 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
– Wednesday, November 20th – LSAT meeting (4:30 pm) and PTA meeting (6:30 pm)