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Hey Mustang Families – we’re on the countdown to winter break…and we’ve got a busy week next week! Spirit Week, PTA meeting and Teacher/Staff holiday party, and Mama Lucia’s Restaurant Night out!
Deadline is Sun, Dec 16 to get your holiday wreath, centerpiece or mini tree! Shepherd PTA gets 10% of every purchase – help us reach our goal!!
HOLIDAY SPIRIT WEEK @Shepherd – Dec 17-21
Mon – Dec 17 – Ugly Sweater Day
Tues – Dec 18 – Winter Hat and Sock Day
Wed – Dec 19 – Classroom Door Decorating Contest
Thurs – Dec 20 – Snowflake Day (wear something with snowflakes or that is blue and white)
Fri – Dec 21 – Winter Pajama Day
Mon, Dec 17 – Monthly Teacher/Staff Breakfast Reminder
It’s time again for the monthly Teacher and Staff breakfast – thanks to all who’ve signed up for this one! Bring in items on Monday morning between 7:30-8:30 am in the Resource Center room behind the main office. Click here to sign up!
Wed, Dec 19 – PTA meeting and Teacher/Staff Holiday Party
Holiday party for teachers and staff from 4-6 pm – we’ll be in the Special Ed room next to the Art Room. To come help staff the party, click here! If you can’t be there, but would like to support – contact Raven Padgett at [email protected].
PTA MEETING at 6:30 – Agenda: Principal Brawley will talk about our STAR Rating, DCPS Budget/Advocacy Update, PAVE guest speaker, Gala updates, and discussion about the Shepherd Park Community Center initiative.
Childcare and pizza will be provided, and we’ll have t-shirts and hoodies on sale!
Thurs, Dec 20 – Mama Lucia’s Shepherd Restaurant Night
Come out and eat for Shepherd! Mama Lucia’s will give 20% back to Shepherd PTA for ALL dine-in and carry-out orders placed between 4-9 pm on Thurs, Dec 20 with presentation of this flyer. Mamma Lucia Flyer.pdf
Sat, Dec 22 Volunteer Opportunity
Join fellow parent, Kori Heyward of Kori Kakes, to volunteer at Franklin Square from 10:00 am-12:30 pm to handout hot food to the homeless in downtown DC. Contact Kori at [email protected] for more details.
Basketball Hoop Update
Council Member Todd and DCPS Central Office have begun the procurement process for mobile hoops for Shepherd! We look forward to sharing updates regarding their delivery and installation. We all recognize the importance of physical activity and we are thankful for everyone who has contributed their time and resources to this effort.
As you finish year-end donations or have an employer that is doing corporate matches or an employee giving campaign, we’d love for you to consider Shepherd PTA as one of your charities of choice. Donate to the 180 Fund and your teachers and children will thank you! The Shepherd Elementary School PTA is a 501(c)(3) tax- exempt organization. Tax ID No. 47-0879109.
Other Upcoming Dates:
Dec 17 – Monthly Teacher and Staff Breakfast (brought in by ALL grades)
Dec 19 – Teacher Appreciation holiday party/PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
Dec 19 – Six Flags Reading Logs due
Dec 20 – Mama Lucia Restaurant Night from 4-9 pm
Jan 11 – Yearbook cover contest deadline and Community Movie Night sponsored by SPCA
Jan 31 – Science Project Fair@ NOAA