PTO Bulletin

Shepherd PTOPTO Bulletins

Hi Mustang Parents – lots going on this week and the coming weeks…stay tuned!
PTA meeting – TONIGHT – 6:30 pm
Principal Neal from Deal Middle School will be with us tonight to talk about transitioning to middle school and what Deal is all about! We’ll also have a guest speaker from PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voice in Education) to come talk about how to best advocate for our schools and students and how to help us prep for the March 29 hearing.
Yesterday’s DCPS Oversight Hearing
THANKS FOR THE MANY PARENTS WHO CAME OUT YESTERDAY AND HELPED MAKE AN IMPACT YESTERDAY!
We got the attention of Chairman Grosso and we have already seen some positive impacts from our testimony yesterday. For those who couldn’t attend yesterday, please submit written testimony by Friday, March 1 to Ashley Strange, Committee Assistant, at [email protected] or mail a copy to the following address:
Council of the District of Columbia Committee on Education 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 116 Washington, D.C. 20004
Jazz Night – THIS FRIDAY – March 1 at 6:30 pm at Shepherd
On Friday, come enjoy some Jazz music by local musicians and a pot luck with Shepherd families and neighbors! Thanks to Dr. Michael Wallace for his continued support for this great community program. Sign up to bring something via the pot luck link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f49aea82fabff2-jazz
“Ferebee Friday – This Friday, March 1 – Qualia Coffee
Acting Chancellor Dr. Lewis Ferebee is making his way around the city, and this Friday, March 1st from 8 – 9:30 he will be at Qualia Coffee located at 3917 Georgia Avenue, NW in Ward 4. Come by to meet the acting Chancellor and talk with him about your ideas, concerns or issues.
Friday, March 29 – DCPS Budget Oversight Hearing
Mark your calendars and come support Shepherd as we push for more funding and more support! More details coming soon on how to support our more focused budget message! Hearing will be downtown at the Wilson Building – 1350 Penn Ave NW.
MARCH MADNESS BOX TOPS CONTEST – Round 1 (March 4-7)
It’s March Madness, and for colleges and universities across America, that means the NCAA basketball competition! For Shepherd Elementary School, it means box tops madness! This March, we will be having our own “big dance,” pitting classes against one another to see who can collect the most box tops. Box tops earn money for your school, so this is a great fundraising opportunity!
Students, their parents, their friends, and family should start collecting box tops. Box tops can be found on a lot of common household products. You simply clip them and turn them in to your teacher. For participating products, check out the following website: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products. Each box top is worth 10 cents. While that doesn’t seem like a lot, earnings add up quickly. We’ve already made almost $200!
For the four weeks of March, we will be counting the number of box tops submitted by each class. The first round will take place March 4-7. If your class has collected more box tops than your opponent, your class moves on to the next round. Each Monday, Ms. Brawley will announce who moves onto the next round. (What if your class gets eliminated? Don’t worry! Once you are eliminated, you can still collect box tops! Either put them in the mailbox on the front desk or donate them to the class that you’d like to see win the big dance!)
To see the tournament bracket and figure out what “team” you are playing against in the first round, see the bulletin board posted in the multipurpose room! The winning class will receive a very special prize!
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Caroline Smith (Henry’s mom, second grade, Ms.McIntyre) at [email protected]
Shepherd Troop Girl Scout Cookie Sales
March 1st – 8am – 8:45am at Shepherd Elementary (inside the entrance to the gym)
March 1st – 3:15pm – 4:00pm at Shepherd Elementary (inside the entrance to the gym)
March 1st – 5 – 6pm at Shepherd ES (Atrium)
March 1st – Jazz Night at Shepherd Elementary
March 2nd – 2pm-4pm at Giant Food – Blair Shopping Center 1280 East West Highway, Silver Spring, MD
March 3rd – 2 pm – Canal Ice Rink (DC Wharf)
March 9th – 3 pm – Giant Food – E street NW
March 12th – 6:30 pm – SPCA meeting at Shepherd Elem
March 16th – 9 am – Glemont Metro Station
March 16th – 10am – 12pm at Safeway – 4701 Sangamore Rd., Bethesda, MD
OTHER UPCOMING DATES
Feb 27 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm with guest speaker Deal Principal, Diedre Neal
Feb 28 – Black History Month assembly at 9:30 am
March 1 – “Ferebee Friday” Meet and Greet with the new Acting DCPS Chancellor – Qualia Coffee on Georgia Ave (8-9:30 am)
March 1 – Jazz Night at Shepherd Elem at 6:30 pm
March 11 – Ward 3 Feeder Ed Network meeting at Tenleytown Library
March 8 – No School/Parent Teacher Conferences
March 20 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
March 29 – DC Council DCPS Budget Hearing
April 4-5 – No School Days
April 8 – Ward 3 Feeder Ed Network meeting
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