PTO Bulletin

Shepherd PTOPTO Bulletins

PTA MEETING TONIGHT!
The first PTA meeting of the school year will take place tonight, September 18th, at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room of the school. Pizza and childcare for students will be provided.
SHEPHERD TUTORING PROGRAM
The Shepherd Tutoring Program will begin September 22nd and take place from 5-6 pm at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St., NW (between Juniper and Jonquil – enter on Juniper). This program offers free tutoring for Shepherd students with weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions with the same tutor every week for the entire school year. Tutors are either adult or teenage members of the synagogue and other community volunteers. These tutors will go over math facts or problems, read with children for basic skills and comprehension, or work on other class assignments. For more information, email Shepherd Tutoring Program or sign your student up at http://tinyurl.com/ShepherdTutee.
SHEPHERD PARK COMMUNITY CENTER MEETING
There will be a meeting to discuss the planning of the community center on September 26th at 6 pm in the multipurpose room of Shepherd Elementary School. For additional information about this project, please visit: https://dgs.dc.gov/page/shepherd-park-community-center.
WARD 3 MEETINGS
We are encouraging parents to attend the Ward 3 – Wilson High School Feeder Education Network – meetings. The next meeting with take place on Monday, October 7th at 7 pm in the library at Hearst Elementary School.\
LSAT MEETINGS
The Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) meets before the PTA meeting. All are welcome!
FUNDRAISING FOR SHEPHERD
Continue to fundraise for Shepherd by buying T-shirts, collecting box tops, shopping at Primary (primary.com) and Amazon. See last week’s newsletter for more details on these terrific fundraising opportunities.
Galley Foods Restaurant Week Fundraiser
Between September 22-27, Galley Foods will be hosting a virtual restaurant week which will earn money for Shepherd. Galley empowers you to eat well on your schedule, with freshly prepared fully cooked dinner made from scratch every day and delivered right to your door. Order dinner this week from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27 and include #SHEPHERD in the delivery instructions to give 20% of your order back to our local community school. Try Galley and support our school today!
VOLUNTEERS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED!
And don’t forget we still need your help to make this school year a success! Check out the sign-up genius link on the Shepherd website for opportunities. Fall Fest is fast approaching, and we’d like to have as many participants as possible.
Reminder of Upcoming Dates:

  • 1st PTA Meeting – Wed, Sept 18 at 6:30 (pizza and childcare for students provided)
  • “Supper with Shepherd” Galley Foods Restaurant Week Fundraiser – Sept 22-27
  • “Secret Life of Pets 2” Movie Night – Fri, Sept 27 at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room
  • Walk to School Day – Wed. Oct 2 – details coming!
  • Book Fair – Oct 15-19