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Attention all NEW families to Shepherd

This Thursday, October 16th from 6:30-7:30 pm, we will be hosting an informal Zoom meet-up with families who are new to Shepherd. We’ll do some introductions, answer questions, and try to establish some connections by grade level. If you are interested in attending, please email Caroline Smith (mom to Henry, grade 4) at [email protected] for the link.

Congrats to our new PTO Board Members and LSAT representatives!

  • Liz Bradley and Taryn Losch-Beridon win, PTO Co-Presidents
  • Ayana McIntosh wins, PTO Vice President
  • Karen Sloan wins, PTO Treasurer
  • Andrea Smith wins, PTO Assistant Treasurer
  • Sara Faulman wins, PTO Recording Secretary
  • Sara Faulman, Dominic Ju, and Tina Moss win, Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) Member
  • OPEN – LSAT Member (taking nominations at the Oct 21 PTO meeting)
  • OPEN – Corresponding Secretary (taking nominations at the Oct 21 PTO meeting)

Support the 180 Fund in lieu of Fall Fest

The 180 Fund is Shepherd PTO’s annual fundraiser that supports the many things the PTO covers each year – classroom supplies, STEM materials, field trips, in-school performances, annual Jazz Night, Camp Fair, Movie Nights, Beautification Day, support for our sports and academic teams, etc.

However, this year our school year looks much different than in the past. Despite our new environment, the 180 Fund remains critical to school support in these uncertain times. 

The 180 Fund will allow us to rise up to meet the unexpected challenges we are presented and meet our goal to provide a safe and stable environment for our students, staff, teachers and families. 

We would normally be planning and hosting the annual Fall Fest FUNdraiser – a super fun, community-building festival out in front of Shepherd with dunk tanks, climbing walls, carnival games, face painting and treats…but given the circumstances, we’d appreciate your support for the 180 Fund this year.

Buy your Shepherd Gear online now!

We’ve got a new online store set up via Custom Ink where you can buy masks, t-shirts and hoodies for students and adults. Each item is a separate fundraising campaign, so you will need to buy each item separately and items will be shipped directly to you. Click here to see what we’ve got!

More gear coming to the store soon. A HUGE thanks to Esther Ntim for setting up our online store!

Next PTO meeting date – Oct 21 at 6:30 pm

Our next virtual meeting will be next Wednesday, Oct 21 at 6:30 pm via TEAMS. Here is the link

First Virtual Open House – Oct 28 at 9:30 am

Prospective families can come see and hear all about Shepherd on Wed, Oct 28 at 9:30 am. Zoom link here.