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Good morning Shepherd families and friends,

We had a MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL AUCTION and it definitely exceeded our expectations! We’re only hundreds of dollars away from our $50,000 GOAL! You have until this Friday to place all final bids and donations. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

A HUGE THANK YOU to our PLATINUM and GOLD LEVEL Gala and Auction sponsors: BLUE PATH LABS, LEDO Pizza and Shepherd Park Citizens Association!

LOTS OF LOVE for our SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS: The Browder, Rijmen and Raglani families, Rock Star Pediatric Dentistry, Captain Cookie, and Crumbs DC

And BIG CHEERS to all the BRONZE-level family sponsors:

Beridon, Bingham, Boykin/Chase, Bradley, Eliot/Mueller, Francis/Liberto, Gallagher, Greenfield, Haynes, Johnson/Snyder, Ma/Holdridge, McIntosh, Robinson, Romine, Skapik, Taylor, Varda, C. and R. White, Yang, and Zettle families.

In this week’s PTO Bulletin…

  • PTO Restaurant Night at Mama Lucia – TODAY (Thurs, May 12th)
  • Coffee and Convo with Dr. Hedlund and 4th grade families – Tues, May 17th at 8:45 am
  • May PTO Meeting – Wed, May 18th at 6:30 pm
  • Shepherd PTO Camping Trip – May 21-22
  • All-School Morning Meeting hosted by PK3 – Fri, May 27th
  • Memorial Day (no school) – Mon, May 30th
  • Shepherd Musical – Thurs, June 2nd
  • Calendar of Events


We’re almost to our $50,000 GOAL! WOW! Y’all are AMAZING!

You have until this Friday, May 13th to place your final bids and make your donations on the auction site. Check out here what’s left on the site!

We’re also still raising money for our outdoor playground and learning improvements. We want to build a basketball half-court and create outdoor learning stations, including reading areas, water and sand tables, and gardening spaces.


THANKS again to our Gala and Auction Sponsors!

BluePath Labs, Rockstar Pediatric Densistry & Orthodontics, Captain Cookie!, Crumbs DC, Ledo Pizza, SPCA

THANKS to our AWESOME Gala/Auction Volunteers!!!

We couldn’t have done it without you! A HUGE THANKS to a few parents who really took the lead to pull off this year’s Gala and Auction – Stephanie Bingham, Julia Skapik, Jennifer Fessler, Jodi Arellano, Anthony Rodell, Nicole Carter-Matthew, and ALL THE ROOM PARENTS!

Interested in joining the PTO Board for next year?

Meet up with the current board members next Monday (May 16th) from 4-6 pm at Denizen’s to talk about how to get involved and learn details about election timing. Check out the details for each of the board positions here.

Seeking PTO Nominating Committee Members

We’re looking for 3 parents (not related to anyone on the current PTO Board) to run our Nominating Committee and Elections in May.

And if you’re interested in running for a position, check out the details of the positions here.

If you can volunteer to help, please email [email protected].

Spring Musical – Lights! Camera! Action!

SAVE THE DATE for the return of the Shepherd Musicals! June 2nd at 6 pm in the Multipurpose room and streaming on TEAMS. Watch this space…more details soon!

Support the Shepherd 180 Fund

Help the Shepherd PTO fund lots of great events, initiatives, and extra circular efforts at Shepherd this year by donating to the 180 Fund.

It’s called the 180 Fund because there are 180 instructional days in the school year and your donation of a dollar a day per student helps the PTO support sending students on offsite field trips, funding teacher educational wish lists, putting on school plays and concerts, updating outdoor playground equipment, funding additional academic supports, and hosting school-wide events! This budget really helps us give our students even more unique, meaningful and enriching opportunities each year.

Any contribution is always much appreciated. And as a reminder, your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Thanks for your support – we’re looking forward to getting back to BETTER THAN NORMAL!

THANKS to our 180 Fund DONORS

MANY, MANY THANKS to the following families:

Snyder-Johnson Family

Arellano Family

Kunce Family

Bradley Family

Bennett Family

Beridon Family

Tivol Family

Lyles Family

Faulman-Coffey Family

Johnston-Gruetzmacher Family

Archer Family

Lipton-Marnon Family

Richards Family

Frias Family

Raglani Family

Jabaily-Messing Family

Ju Family

Walton-Prather Family

Marchand Family

Zettle Kreisberg Family

Weerasingha-Cote Family

Yonkwa-Rijmen Family

Boykin-Chase Family

Romine Family

Roberts Family

Marks-Fagen Family

Holdridge-Ma Family

Varda Glover Family

Yang Family

Steele Family

Escalante Family

Gallagher Family

Rodell Family

Prabhu-McDonald Family

DeAngelo Family

Dorsett-Holliday Family

Musgrove Family

Singh Family

Mitchell Family

Francis Family

Carlyle Family

Joiner Family

Martin Family

Mokodean Family

Britton Family

Smith Family

Head Family

Gulczynski-Gupta Family

Goodman Family

Marrkand Family

Youssef Family

Hayes Family

Daly Family

Follow Shepherd PTO on FB and Insta

Keep up with the latest updates, events and fun things going on at Shepherd by following our FB page (@ShepherdElemPTA) and Instagram (shepherd_elem_dc)

Upcoming School Calendar of Events

PTO Mama Lucia Restaurant Night – Thurs, May 12th

4th grade “Coffee and Convo” with Dr. Hedlund – Tues, May 17th

May PTO meeting – Wed, May 18th

Shepherd Camping Trip – May 21-22

All School Morning Meeting – Fri, May 27th

Shepherd Musical – Thurs, June 2nd