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Happy Wednesday, Mustang Families!
PTA meeting tonight – 6:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room (pizza and childcare provided for Shepherd students)
Agenda includes:
School Advocacy Updates – Budget Hearing requests on Social Emotional Learning, IB and Security
Community Center update
PTA Bylaws refresh effort
PTA/LSAT Elections to be done at May meeting
Gala update – May 4
Health and Wellness Fair – March 29
School Spring Clean Up – April 28
Shepherd Gala and Auction Updates
Thanks to the AMAZING sponsors who’ve committed at the GOLD level – Ledo’s, Chevy Chase Pediatric Dentistry and Kids Elite Sports!
Party It Forward – HOT Auction Items WANTED
From whiskey or wine tastings and child vs parent basketball games to guacamole or pasta making and Lego and Pokemon parties, the ideas and possibilities are endless! Think about how much you would love to just show up to a fun event someone else plans for you or your kids…and how fun it will be to meet Shepherd parents and kids you may not know! Think about what type of party you or a group of parents might be able to host and let us know! Send auction party ideas to [email protected]
Amazing Travel and Experiences Wanted
We are seeking vacation homes, in the U.S. and abroad, airline miles, or other items that would make extraordinary LIVE auction items. Does your family head home for the summer? Would you be willing to host a family in your home country and show them the sites? Do you have access to a beach or lake house or condo? Do you know someone who has amazing concert or professional sports tickets they would donate? Email us your ideas!
Wine “Pull” Party – Fri, March 29th at 6:30 pm
A wine pull is a “drawing” for wine at a fundraising event. Everyone contributes an unopened bottle of wine (red, white, bubbly, whatever you want!) valued at least at $20. Each bottle should be wrapped or placed in a sealed wine bag so the label cannot be seen. You then purchase a ticket at the May 4th Gala event and get to “pull” a bottle of wine. You might get one at the same value you donated or “pull” some of the really nice ones at a much higher value. Everyone wins!
Come help us build up our wine stash for Shepherd’s Auction Wine Pull and join us on Friday, March 29 at 6:30 pm at the new home of Taryn and Doug Beridon – 1753 Verbena NW.
RSVP to [email protected]
Bring a wrapped bottle of wine to donate, one to drink at the party, and a potluck food item to share. The house is the perfect party house – unfurnished and about to be redone – but there is no furniture. So bring your own chair!
Count down is ON!
We can’t wait to see you on Sat, May 4th. So, here is a to-do list to make sure we do!
• Secure the babysitter.
• Purchase your tickets – https://events.handbid.com/auctions/sespta-spring-gala-2019.
• Encourage your fellow parents, neighbors and caregivers to buy tickets.
• Donate your time, items, ideas to make the auction a success.
• Come ready to celebrate and bid!
Monthly Teacher Breakfast – Mon, April 1
Hey Kindergarten families – it’s your turn to bring in breakfast for the Shepherd teachers and staff. Sign up here and bring in items on Mon, April 1 between 7:30-8:30 am to the Resource Center room behind the main office, close to the PK3 hallway.
PTA Health and Wellness Fair – Fri, March 29th
Come talk about getting healthy! Height, weight and blood pressure checks, exercise demonstrations, dental, nutrition and medical issue discussions, and free massages and smoothies! Stop by at pick up (from 3:30-6:30pm) next Friday, March 29th in the Shepherd atrium.
Other Important Dates
March 20 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
March 29 – DC Council DCPS Budget Oversight Hearing at 10 am
March 29 – PTA Heath and Wellness Fair – 3:30-6:30 pm
March 29 – Shepherd Gala Wine “Pull” Party – 6:30 pm
April 1 – Teacher Breakfast by Kinder families
April 4-5 – No School Days
April 8 – Ward 3 Feeder Ed Network meeting at 7 pm
April 12 – Box Tops Class Contest Winner Announced
April 15-19 – Spring Break/No School
April 24 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
April 26 – Academic Carnival
April 28 – School Spring Clean Up
Week of April 28-May 3 – Galley Restaurant Week for Shepherd PTA
May 4 – 15th Annual Shepherd Auction and Gala at Bobby Van’s Grill
May 15 – PTA meeting; PTA officer and LSAT member elections
May 20 – Teacher Breakfast by 5th grade families