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Hi Mustang Families,
We hope you all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving and are ready to kick off a busy December with us and join in the many activities we have going on during the next few weeks!
And speaking of holidays, go buy a wreath or some garland from Lynch Creek Farms for your home…we’re getting 20% back on every purchase and our goal is $1000!
Paint, Sip and Support – THIS Fri, Nov 30 at 6:30 pm
Join 25 of your parent friends and Mr. Garner for an evening of painting (and wine!) to support Shepherd! $30 per person and max is 25 people to fit in the art studio comfortably. Sign up before all the spots are taken! Snacks and wine will be provided; but feel free to bring a bottle to share! Meet in the Art Room by 6:30 pm.
Parents’ Night Out @Shepherd – Fri, Dec 7 at 6:30-10 pm
Enjoy a night out while the kids have fun with their friends! We’re working with Star Achievers to provide childcare and we’ll have fun arts and crafts, sports activities in the multipurpose room, and an Incredibles 1 and 2 movie screening!
$40 for the first child and $30 for a sibling – open to all PK3-5th grade students, not just Shepherd students! Bring a neighbor or a friend! Pizza, a drink and a treat are included in the cost.
Register here by Tues, Dec 4 –
PTA FUNDRAISER: Lynch Creek Farms Holiday Wreaths, Trees and Garland
Lynch Creek Farms offers elegant, hand-crafted evergreen products such as wreaths, garland, and centerpieces, and will give 20% back to Shepherd Elementary PTA for every purchase made through our school’s “store.” Click here to browse and shop –
You can schedule orders and all orders to the continental U.S. include FREE SHIPPING. Products make great gifts to send to friends, family, and business clients during the holiday season!
Consider sharing the link ( to your social media page(s), or via email with friends and family to help spread the word about our sale.
Deadline for orders is December 16, 2018.
Potbelly’s Restaurant Night to Support Shepherd – Tues, Dec 4 from 5-8 pm
Have Dinner and Support Shepherd Elementary School PTA! Potbelly’s will donate 25% of all orders placed with presentation of our flyer. Thanks for your support!
Bring a copy of this flyer to POTBELLY’S at 917 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring and dine for a cause! Potbelly’s Flyer.docx
Toys for Tots Drive @Shepherd – through Dec 7
The Brownie Troops at Shepherd Elementary will be hosting a toy drive for Toys for Tots through Friday, Dec 7 and they are collecting new and unwrapped toys and books for children ages 0-13. No toy weapons, please. Drop off items in the big white boxes near the main doors.
Nov 30 – Paint, Sip and Support event – 6:30 pm in the Art Room
Dec 3 – Bake Sale to raise $$ for Shepherd Park Citizen Association (SPCA) gift giving program for homeless and shelter children – 3:15-6:30 pm in the Atrium
Dec 4 – Restaurant Night at Potbelly in Downtown Silver Spring from 5-8 pm
Dec 7 – Parents Night Out @Shepherd –
Dec 12 – DCPS Budget Hearing/Forum at Janney Elementary – more details to come
Dec 16 – Last day for Lynch Creek Farms orders
Dec 17 – Monthly Teacher and Staff Breakfast – brought in by ALL grades
Dec 19 – Teacher Appreciation Holiday party and PTA meeting at 6:30 pm (childcare and pizza provided for children)
Dec 19 – Six Flags Reading Logs due
Dec 20 – Restaurant Night at Mama Lucia’s
Dec 24-Jan 1 – Winter Break