PTO Bulletin

Shepherd PTOPTO Bulletins

Hi Mustang families!
I know it’s hard to get back in the swing of things after Spring Break…but it’s almost GALA time! I’m sure you’ve received several emails and flyers this week to encourage you to buy tickets and register to bid online if you can’t be there. We have well over 250 auction items now – and that could mean A LOT OF MONEY for Shepherd PTA with your help!
Do you want students to go on more field trips, have more classroom materials and supplies they desperately need, and offer more social emotional learning training for our teachers? THEN WE NEED YOU!
Register to bid or buy tickets: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/sespta-spring-gala-2019
Tickets are $65; VIP sponsorships start at $250. Be thre – Bobby Van’s Grill on Sat, May 4th.
A few other important notes:
PTA meeting tonight at 6:30 pm with FREE GALLEY FOOD SAMPLES at 5:30 pm
We’re doing a RESTAURANT WEEK (April 28-May 4) with Galley (HOME DELIVERY FOR DINNER!) as a twist on RESTAURANT NIGHT! Tonight they’ll have samples and below is info on Galley… Galley Foods has partnered with Shepherd Elementary for a school fundraiser. Galley empowers you to eat well on your schedule, with freshly prepared fully cooked dinner made from scratch every day and delivered right to your door. Order dinner this week from April 28th to May 4th and include #SHEPHERD in the delivery instructions to give 20% of your order back to our local community school. Try Galley and support our school today!
Shepherd Elementary Camping Trip – Sat, May 18
We’ll be heading to Cunningham Falls in Thurmont, MD on the morning of Saturday, May 18th then heading back to civilization on the afternoon of the 19th. We will organize a hike to the waterfall on Saturday afternoon, a campfire that evening, and one more activity on Sunday morning.
All children must be accompanied by an adult responsible for them and families must book their own campsites. To reserve your site go to: https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/CunninghamFallsStatePark.
To ensure the we are all in the same area, please reserve a site on the Elderberry or Deer Spring loops. These two adjacent loops have about 20 tent sites available. They will fill up fast, so please book your site now. Campgrounds around DC fare in high demand.
Keep in mind that each tent site allows for 2 cars and 6 people so families can join up and share a site. No pets are allowed, but toys like bikes, scooters, and footballs are encouraged.
To help us organize, after you’ve reserved a site, please let us know you are coming by adding your name and site # to this Google sheet. Please also note in the Google sheet if you have camping equipment to share, and or space in your car for a ride share.
Thanks to Derek and Shelly Musgrove for coordinating!
OTHER UPCOMING DATES
April 24 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
April 26 – Academic Carnival
Week of April 28-May 4 – Galley Restaurant Week for Shepherd PTA
May 4 – 15th Annual Shepherd Auction and Gala at Bobby Van’s Grill
May 15 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm; PTA officer and LSAT member elections
May 18-19 – Shepherd Camping Trip
May 20 – Teacher Breakfast by 5th grade families
May 27 – No School/Memorial Day
May 28 – Parent/Teacher Conferences
May 30 – Fifth Grade IB Exhibition
June 3 – International Day
June 7 – 5th grade promotion
June 11 – Field Day (rain date is June 12)