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PTO meeting – TONIGHT at 6:30 pm via TEAMS. Click here to join.


Updates from Dr. Hedlund

Shepherd IB Evaluation Update – Ms. Mack

PTO Meeting minutes review – Sara Faulman

PTO Budget review – Andrea Smith and Karen Sloan

Upcoming Fundraising – PTO team

Parent Amplifying Voices in Education (PAVE) update – Meaghan Mountford


Closing – next meeting is Wed, Dec 16th at 6:30 pm

GIVING TUESDAY – Tuesday, Dec 1

Take advantage of your employer match or give a little extra this holiday season to help us prepare for the unexpected and ensure our students and staff have what they need this year. Please consider giving to Shepherd’s 180 Fund this Giving Tuesday. Shepherd PTO EIN number is 47-0879109.

The PTO has recently purchased touchless thermometers and docu-scanners to aid in virtual learning to support teachers and staff this school year.

We would appreciate your support for the 180 Fund this year. Click here to donate. 

Annual DCPS Ed Fest – Dec 12th

Come help us talk with prospective parents about Shepherd at this year’s virtual event. If you can volunteer some time to be in our “booth”, please let Ms. Mack know – [email protected].

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020

Time: 11:00am-2:00pm

Location: Accelevents event platform (more details coming soon)

IB Evaluation – Parent Committee Interview – Dec 8th

We’ve had a few volunteers to be on the Parent Committee Interview (thank you!), but are looking for a few more. If you’re free from 8:30-9:00 and can remotely participate, please reach out to Ms. Mack – [email protected].

Shepherd Park Community Center Opens

Last week, Mayor Bowser, Dr Hedlund, CM Todd and many other city VIPs came to officially open the new Shepherd Park Community Center. Here is a video taped by the Mayor’s office that gives everyone a quick tour led by our own, Dr. Hedlund. It’s going to be amazing space for our students when we’re back in person! 

Shepherd Community Center video –

Shepherd Park Library Branch Highlights

Native American Heritage Month

The DC Public Library proudly celebrates Native American Heritage Month this November by sharing events and resources to read, watch, listen to and learn from that honor and pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans. Click here for more information.

Teen Book Club: This month we read a suggestion from one of you, All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. We will be having a virtual meeting to discuss, this Friday 11/20 at 5:00pm. Email [email protected] to get the link to the meeting.

Family Movie Night: Our movie night bundles are doing great! We have pre-made bundles with a DVD, coloring/activity pages, and a bag of popcorn for you to pick up! If you have a particular movie that you would like to see included in a bundle for your family, email [email protected].

Activity Bags are available for pick up! The bags include crafts supplies and decorations, book recommendations, and coloring pages. The recommended age group is 2-10 years.

Teen Craft Night: We will be creating Four Way Fold crafts! The template to create this craft has been printed and is available at the branch. The instructions to create the fold has also been included in the packet that you can pick up. Feel free to decorate your Four Way Fold in any way you’d like!

Blind Date With A Book: We have some great books that we would like to give away! We have wrapped books and put them on display throughout the library. If you read the hint and are interested in the book feel free to take it home, read, and keep! We have books for adults, teens, children, and some in Spanish you just have to hunt around the branch.