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Shepherd PTOPTO Bulletins

Farewell Drive-by for Ms. Johnson on FRIDAY, JUNE 18th (4-5 PM)

In just two days, we’ll be waving goodbye to one of Shepherd’s long-time favorite teachers, Ms. Beverly Johnson, who is retiring after this school year concludes. Please join us for a “drive-by” celebration on Friday, June 18th, from 4 to 5 PM to thank her for all she has done for our children and wish her the best. If you and your child would like to bring her a small gift or card as a token of your appreciation, we are certain she would be very touched…staff and parents who are helping with the event will help to gather these from passing well wishers. We expect to see lots of creative signs, balloons, and don’t forget to honk those horns! To keep the drive-by procession flowing, we ask that everyone please enter 14th St from the north (Kalmia) side and head south in front of the school. Even if you can’t join the live celebration, please consider sharing photos/videos, memories, and well wishes on Ms. Johnson’s Kudoboard, a keepsake memory board that we’ll present to Ms. Johnson at the end of the school year. We look forward to seeing lots of current and former students and families on Friday!

TOMORROW – Shepherd Park Community Center Final DPR Meeting – Thursday, June 17 from 6:30pm-8pm

DPR will hold its final virtual community meeting regarding the Shepherd Park Community Center. They will review the program survey results, provide an update on the athletic field renovations, and discuss the new facility operations. Please join the meeting at this link with access code ‘172 815 1034’ and password ‘shepherd’.

“Moving Up” Ceremonies – DATES AND TIMES

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. Below are the dates and times for each grade level celebration.

PK3 – Fri, June 18 from 10-11 am

PK4 – Fri, June 18 from 9-10 am

Kinder – Fri, June 18  from 2-3 pm

1st grade – Fri, June 18 from 1-2 pm

2nd grade – Tues, June 22 from 2-3 pm

3rd grade – Fri, June 18 from 11-12 pm

4th grade – Thurs, June 24 from 2-3 pm

FIFTH GRADE PROMOTION – Mon, June 21 and FIFTH GRADE FIELD DAY – Tues, June 22

Fifth grade families – make sure to check your email for more intel coming from the teachers for promotion and field day events next week!

ATTENTION RISING 6th GRADE FAMILIES: DEAL RISE SIGN UP AND SCHOOL WALK THROUGH

Join us in June for a self-guided tour of Deal and an outdoor Q&A session with Principal Neal on either Wed, June 16th from 6pm-7pm or June 26th from 10am – Noon. Representatives from the Alice Deal Community Association will also be available to answer questions.  Please sign up here if you plan to attend.  

Deal RISE: Remember to sign up for virtual Deal RISE summer orientation program for “rising” 6th graders.

Last Names A-F – July 12 – 15, 2021:  Click Here to Register

Last Names G-N – July 19 – 22, 2021: Click Here to Register

Last Names O-Z – July 26 – 29, 2021:  Click Here to Register

For questions about RISE or to request an alternate week, please reach out to Ms. Gathers – [email protected].

STAR ACHIEVERS BEFORE AND AFTER CARE BACK FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR!

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting enrollment for 2021-22. This pandemic has brought about many unprecedented changes, most notably within our scholars. 

This coming school year Star Achievers will have a major focus on reintegrating our scholars back into the classroom and community. We will take on a proactive approach towards bridging the social and emotional gaps that were created during the pandemic. There will be a focus on helping scholars develop positive and healthy relationships with one another. In addition, we will do our best to help shorten the learning curve of instructional deficiencies that was experienced during distance learning.

Click here to register for next school year!