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5th Grade Promotion – Mon, June 21 at 10 am

On Monday June 21, 2021 at 10:00 am, we will celebrate 5th grade promotion in person for all students and their families who would like to attend. The DPR field should be resurfaced by that date, but alternatively, we will use our playground space. We’re excited to get to celebrate these fabulous students and their major accomplishment! More details to come soon.

“Moving Up” Ceremonies for ALL GRADES

Dr. Hedlund and the staff are also planning “moving up” ceremonies in person for each grade level so students have the opportunity to see one another before we close out the school year. They are researching and planning for safe celebrations for our students, so please stay tuned for details coming soon!

Vote NOW for PTO and LSAT reps for SY 2021-2022 – deadline Tues, June 1

Check your email and remember to vote by Tues, June 1 at 8 pm EST. All people on the PTO AtoZ Connect email list should’ve received an email from the Nomination Committee. If you are receiving this email, you’re on the list! If you have any questions, email [email protected]. Thanks again to Ana Ma, Kristin Harrison and Autumn Jackson for volunteering to guide this year’s election.


We are in enrollment season, and like last year, enrollment will happen online. Per Dr. Hedlund’s recent message, please take time to carefully review the proof of residency requirements before submitting documentation. If your documents do not meet the requirements, your child cannot be enrolled. OSSE is unyielding about this aspect of enrollment, and Shepherd will not receive funding for students who are not enrolled properly. Thank you so much for your attention to this matter.


Students at Deal will be performing “Pride and Prejudice” virtually starting June 4th through the 13th. We’ve heard we’ll spot a few Shepherd alum and Shepherd Park residents in the cast! Buy your tickets here!


Will be next Wed, June 2 from 9 am – noon. Schedule an appointment at

Save the Date! Ms. Johnson’s Retirement Celebration “Drive By” on Fri, June 18th from 4-5 pm

Ms. Johnson from PK3 will be retiring from teaching at the end of this school year. Shepherd staff and teachers, together with the PTO, are arranging a “drive by” event from 4PM to 5PM on Friday, June 18th, at the school. We welcome all current and former Shepherd students and friends of Ms. Johnson to join us for the special event. 

Also, please consider posting a keepsake message or photo for Ms. Johnson on her “Kudoboard”: 

More details regarding traffic flow for the event will follow in the coming weeks. We are still looking for a few volunteers to help with set-up at 3PM on the day of the event. If you’re interested, please email [email protected]. Look forward to seeing you on the 18th!!

Upcoming Important Dates:

May 31 – Memorial Day Holiday – no school

June 2 – Virtual student picture day

June 18 – Ms. Johnson’s Retirement Drive-by – 4 pm

June 21– 5th Grade Promotion – 10 am

June 24 – last day of school