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Back-To-School ZOOM Sessions by Grade Level – SEE DATES AND LINKS BELOW!

In place of our big in-person gathering we usually hold every September, Dr. Hedlund, Mrs. Rottman and the teachers will be hosting grade-level sessions to meet the teachers, orient parents for the school year and share expectations. See dates and Zoom links below to join your student’s session.

Sept. 24 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.–4th Grade

Topic: Fourth Grade Open House

Time: Sep 24, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 1048 4836

Passcode: H2bdbe

Sept. 28 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.–1st Grade

Topic: 1st grade open house

Time: Sep 28, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 2925 1599

Passcode: XD32hM

Sept. 29 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.–Pre-K 4

Topic: PK-4 Open House

Time: Sep 29, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 832 8423 1015

Passcode: AVuV46

Sept. 30 from 6:00-7:00 p.m.–Pre-K 3

Topic: PK-3 Open House

Time: Sep 30, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 2468 6762

Passcode: 5fTrSm

Extending Nomination Deadline for Open Slots

The Nominations Committee for PTO Executive Board and LSAT Committee is extending the window for nominations for the following positions, for which no nominations have been submitted to date:

  • Recording Secretary
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • LSAT positions

Nominations for these positions will remain open through Friday, September 25th. If you’re interested in serving in one of these roles, please email the Nominations Committee directly at [email protected].

Seeking Room Parents and Other Volunteers – WE NEED YOU!

We are seeking Room Parents for all Shepherd classrooms. In past years, we have had more than one Room Parent per classroom, so please feel free to volunteer at the following link, if interested.

This link will also solicit interest in any other school-related volunteer activities for this school year, so even if you aren’t up for serving as a room parent, feel free to check it out and let us know if you can lend help in other areas.

REGISTER FOR AtoZ Connect – Shepherd’s PTA Parent Directory

Please make sure that you are all registered in AtoZ Connect such that you receive the weekly PTO email newsletters and all of the other school and DCPS communications. If you want to participate/vote in the upcoming Bylaw/Budget approvals and elections, we ask that you register directly by Friday, September 25th. Here is the link to register and confirm your contact info. 


It’s almost completed! See this month’s newsletter about what’s happening next.

Shepherd Construction Update_September 2020.pdf

WEEKLY PTA BULLETIN – if you have anything to share, please send to [email protected].  

PAVE Survey

PAVE (Parents Amplifying Voices in Education) is asking DC families to fill out this survey on your virtual school experience. The data will help better plan their advocacy work with parent voices included.

Anyone who fills out the survey will be sent a free package of school supplies!

Find the survey here: