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Good afternoon Shepherd families and friends,

We’re getting to the home stretch of the school year – but don’t let up yet! We’ve got our camping trip this weekend and our Shepherd Musical coming up in early June! And we’re hoping to do Field Day towards the very end of the school year too!

In this week’s PTO Bulletin…

  • 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

May’s PTO Meeting TONIGHT – 6:30 pm

Join us tonight at 6:30 pm on TEAMS for our PTO call to hear about the GREAT results of the recent student, parent and staff Panoramic Survey from Dr. Hedlund and updates as we wrap up the year with the Camping Trip, the Spring Musical and PTO and LSAT elections.

Shepherd PTO Camping Trip Details

We’re going CAMPING!

Here are the details for this weekend’s camping trip – arrive at Cunningham Falls State Park between 1-2 pm on Saturday and gather in the parking lots next to Hunting Creek Lake off of W. Houck Drive. Go to the lot on the north west side of the lake at the foot of the cliff trail (yellow) and lower trail (red). See the park map for specifics.

We’ll start with a hike to the Falls and then head to our campsites by 3 pm. We’ll play games, have a campfire and smores and other hikes. Bring tents, sleeping gear, food and drinks! It’s going to be HOT, so plan accordingly!

All campsites are booked for the weekend, but if you want to join us reach out to [email protected] and we can let you know if there is an open spot in our camp site area!

Contact Liz Bradley (202-841-5723) or Taryn Beridon (202-294-5914) if you need to find the group!

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!

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

May PTO meeting – Wed, May 18th

Shepherd Camping Trip – May 21-22

All School Morning Meeting – Fri, May 27th

Shepherd Musical – Thurs, June 2nd