GMSD is delaying the start of school for students to August 17, 2020
At this time, the delayed start is the only change in our school calendar.  For the most up-to-date information, visit GMSD's Road to Reopen website
Dogwood Announcements
School Supplies

The Kidz School Box pre-packed supply boxes are sold out.  You can use the  grade-level supply lists to purchase all needed items for the school year.  .  

The My School Bucks store is open!  You can g et your class t-shirt, spirit t-shirt (not required), agenda book (4/5), chair bag (K-3), and communication folder (2-5). Dogwood customized masks and gaiters are also available on MySchoolBucks!
A Message for New Families

As you know, Dogwood has been under a significant amount of construction this summer, adding a secure entrance, upgraded lighting, and many ADA accessibility upgrades (including family bathrooms!)

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions and new safety measures, prospective/new Dogwood families will not be able to tour the building once school begins on August 17. Therefore, the school will be offering both virtual tours and limited in-person tours (with masks) prior to the start of school. 

Please watch the Dogwood Elementary Facebook page for updates, and pass along to any new families! You may also direct any new family questions to  Katie Laird , PTO New Parent Liaison. 

There is still time to complete your READO forms to earn your summer reading reward! Instructions for completion are included on the K-2 READO and the 3-5 READO forms.  Happy reading!
PTO Announcements
PTO Membership

Everything is online and super easy to do!  The goal is 100% participation!

Frequently Asked Questions about PTO Membership:

I joined last year, do I need to join again?
Yes, we ask our families to join the PTO each year.  You annual dues support the PTO events and activities all year long.  

I get the Dolphin Digest each week, so does that mean I am a PTO member?
No, anyone can subscribe to the Dolphin Digest.  The PTO wants everyone to have access to information.  Your annual PTO dues do help cover the cost of our Constant Contact email service. To be a PTO member, please follow the link above and join the PTO.  

What benefit do I get for joining the PTO?
In addition to supporting our fantastic Dogwood students, teachers, and community, PTO members receive access to the online PTO Member Directory through Membership Toolkit. Members can access the directory on the Membership Toolkit webpage or through the Membership Toolkit app.  After you join, download the Membership Toolkit app and log in.  In the app, you can search for names, filter by class, touch to call or text, pull up maps, and add contacts to your phone.  You will love it!!  

Don't forget to download the Membership Toolkit App on Apple or Google to your smart phone!

Please contact our Membership Chairperson, Jamie Bialowitz, with any questions. 

Click on the links below to enroll!
GMSD Announcements
2020-2021 Registration

It is not too late to register for the 2020-2021 school year! Returning students can register HERE, and new students can register HERE.
Road to Reopen

Heading into the 2020-2021 school year, GMSD believes that continuing education in our community is imperative. Our staff has spent many hours developing the safest ways to provide a rigorous educational experience which includes face-to-face instruction, hybrid schedules, virtual options, and programs that meet the social-emotional needs of our students. GMSD is ready to implement any of those methods as the situation changes.

Dogwood will be continuing to add important updates that are specific to our school.  Communication will be sent out every time the plan is updated. Please use the Let's Talk: A COVID Response Center to send DES your questions, comments, and concerns.  The system will quickly put you in touch with the right staff member.


For many working parents, our partnership with the City of Germantown Parks and Rec Department R.E.A.C.H. Program is essential.  

R.E.A.C.H. will be permitted to provide this service on our campus and will follow all school procedures and safety measures. Registration for REACH before and after care is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! Email  Veda Sargent at Germantown Parks and Recreation , or call  (901) 757-7389 with any questions. 
Treasures for Teachers

The Germantown Education Foundation (GEF) is proudly partnering with Knowledge Tree for our fourth annual Treasures for Teachers campaign. 

Our goal is to provide each GMSD teacher with $100 for classroom supplies. Knowledge Tree is graciously adding $20 to each $100 gift, making your donation go even farther.  

We are reaching out to community partners, such as you, to sponsor a GMSD teacher.

For your $100 sponsorship:

* Your individual or business name will be on your sponsored teachers' Treasure For Teachers gift card 
* Your name or your business name will be on large print media displayed at each school for the entire year
* You or your business are invited to a public recognition of sponsors and announcement of the additional funds during a district-wide kickoff at our GMSD teacher in-service in the fall
* Media coverage at the in-service with City Alderman/Staff present; including social media recognition, website recognition, and public promotion
* In-kind donation letter for tax purposes

Please click here to fill out the sponsorship form, and then click here to pay for your donation.  

Questions? Please email the Germantown Education Foundation.  Thank you for helping our teachers get the supplies they need! We thank you, and our teachers thank you.
Books that Represent

Two GMSD alumni, Rachel Lazure and Stephanie Barton, are raising money to donate four books that feature people of color as protagonists and/or celebrate black culture to every kindergarten and 1st-grade classroom within GMSD. GMSD has not only supported their idea but agreed to match any donations raised! Their goal is to help promote multicultural literature that not only properly honors and reflects the lives of minorities but also fosters self-empowerment, cultural pluralism, and fresh perspectives for students and teachers alike. Click here to support their efforts!

City of Germantown Announcements
Houston Lacrosse Club

Join one of the most exciting youth sports in town! Houston Lacrosse Club's Fall Program is an excellent time for beginners to learn more about the sport and develop the necessary skills to enjoy the sport, while allowing more experienced players to maximize their potential as a player and teammate. 

Registration is open for g irls & boys in 3 rd -8 th  grade.

We look forward to a great Fall!  For additional information on the girls & boys youth lacrosse program, please contact Wally Gardner . For general club information, you can visit the HLC website.
Germantown Legends Soccer

Registration continues for the Germantown Legends Fall Recreational Soccer season.  

All registrations received after July 31st will be assigned to teams based on available spots (with no guarantee of acceptance).  Register today !
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