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THIS FRIDAY – SHEPHERD JAZZ NIGHT!

Come out on Friday for a night of fellowship and food! For those who haven’t been before, the event includes a potluck dinner, live and up-close jazz music by outstanding artists (including both talented students and veteran professionals), creative activities, and fine company!

Jazz Night founder, Dr. Michael Wallace, introduced this special event 31 years ago—when his own children were Shepherd students – and he still helps us plan and execute this long-standing event every year. Jazz Night was created with Shepherd students in mind; to introduce them to jazz music in a kid-friendly environment. Bring your children to enjoy the music and see the musicians—and their instruments—close up. The event starts at 6:30 pm.

We’d love to have families sign up to bring food – homemade or store bought – to share at our potluck. You can find the link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0E4EAAAC28A5FD0-31st.

Additionally, we need parents to help with set up and clean up. If you are interested, email Caroline Smith (Henry’s mom, third grade, [email protected]) directly or show up around 6 pm.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH @ Shepherd

We continue to celebrate Black History Month this week with a different event or activity. The schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:

Thursday, February 27th: Third grade production of the play Now Let Me Fly to be held from 6:30-8 pm. Shepherd families and students invited. The play, which is based on hundreds of oral histories and personal interviews, tells the story of the unsung heroes and heroines in the battle for civil rights. 

Friday, February 28th:

  • In-school performance for students by Step Afrika – sponsored and paid for by the PTA
  • 31st Annual Shepherd Jazz Night – 6:30 pm – ALL ARE WELCOME!

In addition, we will have a door decorating contest and a daily Black History fact during announcements.

ANNUAL SPRING GALA AND AUCTION

Our annual Spring Gala and Auction – Shepherd’s largest fundraiser of the school year! 

Get ready to COME HAVE FUN AND BID!

Join parents, teachers, friends and neighbors of Shepherd Elementary School on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at Bobby Van’s Grill, for our 16th Annual Spring Gala and Auction!

Every dollar raised goes back to funding teacher and classroom supplies and materials, STEM materials for hands-on science learning, field trips, supplementary training and professional development for staff, community events like Jazz Night, Camp Fair, Health and Wellness Fair and Movie Nights, and in-school performances.

Tickets and Sponsorships can be purchased here – EARLY BIRD PRICE GOES UP SOON!

https://events.handbid.com/auctions/shepherd-16th-annual-spring-gala-and-auction/tickets

TOILETRY DRIVE FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

Ms. McIntyre will lead a toiletry drive in honor of Women’s History Month from March 1-31. Items will benefit DASH — District Alliance for Safe Housing. More details to follow,

SHEPHERD FAMILY CAMPING TRIP

SAVE THE DATE!

Shepherd families will once again be going camping in May. This year, the date is the weekend of May 16th. Families should plan to arrive at noon on Saturday, May 16 and plan on leaving around noon on Sunday, May 17. All students must be accompanied by a parent. This year’s site will be at Pohick Bay Regional Campground in Lorton VA. More details to come.

Reminder of Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, Feb 27th – Now Let Me Fly, performance by the third grade (6:30-8 pm)
  • Friday, Feb 28th – 31st Annual Jazz Night (6:30-8:30 pm)
  • Wednesday, March 18th – LSAT and PTA meetings (4:30 pm and 6:30 pm)
  • Friday, March 20th – Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL, STAR ACHIEVERS WILL BE OPEN)
  • Friday, March 27th – Health/Wellness Fair 
  • Monday, April 13-Fri, April 17th – Spring Break
  • Wednesday, April 22nd – LSAT and PTA meetings (4:30 pm and 6:30 pm)
  • Saturday, April 25th – Shepherd Gala and Auction 
  • May 4-8th – Teacher Appreciation Week 
  • Thursday, May 21st – International Day