PTO Bulletin

Shepherd PTOPTO Bulletins

Early Bird Price – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!
Early bird ticket price is $55 through March 15th, and $65 thereafter. You can also purchase “Angel” tickets to cover the cost of Shepherd teacher/staff attendance at the event.
Consider supporting the Gala as an official sponsor – rewards and recognition are available for various VIP ticketed sponsor levels and are on the event site below. Ticketed VIPs will receive early admission to a VIP-only reception, featuring open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and entertainment.
Even if you can’t make the event, we’d appreciate your support. Money raised from the Gala goes to support supplies and materials for the teachers, field trips for our students, putting on events like Fall Fest, Jazz Night, Movie Nights and the Camp Fair and Health and Wellness Fair… and we are focusing some specific money from this year’s Gala on STEM materials for next year.
VIP, Earlly Bird and Angel Tickets are now on sale – https://events.handbid.com/auctions/sespta-spring-gala-2019.
PTA Restaurant Night – BLUE44 – Tues, March 19 from 5-10 pm
Have Dinner and Support Shepherd Elementary School PTA! Bring a copy of this flyer to BLUE44 at 5507 Connecticut Ave NW, Wash, DC from 5PM – 10PM on TUESDAY, MARCH 19th BLUE44 will donate 20% of all orders placed with presentation of this flyer.
We encourage you to make advance reservations by calling 202-362-BLUE or emailing [email protected] Blue44-Flyer.docx
Shepherd PTA Health and Wellness Fair – March 29 – 3:30-6:30 pm
Come see yoga, karate and dance demonstrations, hear about sleep and stress management, get blood pressure checks, refresh your CPR skills and trade gently used exercise equipment. See the flyer for more details. Final Shepherd Wellness Fair.pdf
DCPS Budget Hearing – Fri, March 29 at 10 am
We are going to be pushing on Social Emotional Learning support, IB training and Security. More details coming at the March 20 PTA meeting. We will send around draft testimony and messaging around these topics.
MARCH MADNESS BOX TOPS CONTEST!
We’ve made it through the first round of our Box Tops Contest and the current leaders are:
PK4 classes – 126
Ms. Moorer’s class – 81
Ms. Carney’s class – 78
PK3 classes – 22
See the bulletin board posted in the multipurpose room for the latest scores! We are collecting Box Tops through the middle of April, so keep bringing them in to help your class and the school! You can drop off in the Atrium Box (be sure to mark your teacher’s name on your bag) or give them to your teacher directly.
The winning class will receive a very special prize from Georgetown University on Friday, April 12!
Other Important Dates
March 19 – Blue 22 Shepherd Restaurant Night
March 20 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
March 29 – DC Council DCPS Budget Hearing at 10 am
March 29 – Heath and Wellness Fair – 3:30-6:30 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 15-19 – Spring Break/No School
April 24 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
April 26 – Academic Carnival
May 4 – 15th Annual Shepherd Auction and Gala at Bobby Van’s Grill