PTO Bulletin

Shepherd PTOPTO Bulletins

Hi Mustang families – we are getting close to finishing up the year (whew!), but have a few more items of business and activities to do before we call it done!
PTA, LSAT and Principal Selection Panel Elections – Wed, May 15 at 6:30 pm
Elections are this WEDNESDAY! Parents running for PTA and LSAT, please submit your name and 100-word write up about your interest in joining the PTA Exec Board or LSAT.
For those interested in the Principal Selection panel, please submit your name and your child/children’s grade levels for the 19-20 school year – please note you must be available ALL DAY on Mon, May 20 for interviews.
Submit ALL nominations to [email protected]pherd-elementary.org by midnight on Tues, May 14 to be on the ballot.
PTA candidates must be PTA members in good standing; LSAT and Principal Selection Panel candidates must be parents.
All seven PTA positions are open:
• President— preside over meetings and the executive board, serve as primary contact for the principal, represent the PTA outside the school and more. • First vice-president— assist the president and stand in for the president when he or she is unavailable. • Second vice-president— assist the president and first vice-president, and stand in for them when they are unavailable. • Recording secretary— take and distribute minutes of meetings and the executive board; assist the president in preparing meeting agendas, maintain membership and committee rosters and other PTA records. • Corresponding secretary— write PTA correspondence and meeting notices, maintain electronic communications and social-media accounts, keep PTA bylaws. • Treasurer— oversee all financial activities, prepare the annual budget and monthly financial reports, sign checks, pay bills and file the federal tax return. (May not be related to the assistant treasurer.) • Assistant treasurer— receive, record and deposit PTA funds, assist the
treasurer, stand in for the treasurer when he or she is not available. (May not be related to the treasurer.)
Learn more about the PTA on the Shepherd Elementary website.
The LSAT is a group of elected and appointed members (parents, teachers, non-instructional school staff and a community member) at every DCPS school that advises the principal on the budget, priorities, goals and reviewing associated satay. We will elect four parent representatives for next school year.
Learn more about the LSAT on the Shepherd Elementary website and at the DCPS website.
Shepherd Camping Trip – Sat, May 18 – NEED YOUR CONFIRMATIONS
Our first annual Shepherd Elementary camping trip is fast approaching. Unfortunately, all of the sites are booked already, but if you were one of the lucky ones who signed up early, we need to know you’re going.
Please visit the Google spreadsheet found via the following link and provide your name and camp location. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1jk0ZHWquP31JUYmN7duxjLG6PumJeFIh4sptYW5qpWE/edit?usp=sharing
Each campsite can fit two cars and up to six guests, so if you want to go but forgot to book a site, please message me and we will try to pair you with another family that has booked a site.
Camp set up can begin at 3:00 PM on the 18th. Derek and Michelle Musgrove will have games for the kids between 3 and dinner, and they’ll host Smore’s at 7:00 PM. You’re on the hook for your own dinner and breakfast. If you’re new to camping, our recommendation is to keep it simple.
On the 19th, we’ll meet up at 9:30 AM for a hike before folks head home.
Address below – see you soon!
Cunningham Falls State Park – Houck Area Campground 5783 Campground Drive
Thurmont, MD 21788 (301) 271-7574
(Flushing toilets, showers and sinks are close by)