The Week Ahead
Tuesday, December 3 General PTO Meeting 9 AM, Dogwood Cafeteria
Thursday, December 5 Gingerbread Houses (Kindergarten)
Friday, December 6 Dolphin Tale Ball 6:30-8:30 PM
Events
Dolphin Tale Ball

We are so excited to see all of our Dolphin Princesses at the Dolphin Tale Ball this Friday!

We still can use your help before, during, and after the event. Please take a moment to view the Dolphin Tale Ball volunteer opportunities and sign up for a shift!

Please contact Stacy High with any questions. We hope everyone has a magical time!


Announcements
Houston Lacrosse Club

SPRING 2016 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Boys in 5 th -8 th  grade can register for the spring lacrosse season here

Registration deadline for 2018 boys' spring lacrosse is December 20 th ! We look forward to a great spring season!

For additional information on the boys youth lacrosse program please contact Wally Gardner  (or call 218-9479). For general club information you can visit the HLC website.
Skyward

Did you know that Skyward offers an app for smartphones that enables parents to check their children's grades on the go? Click here to watch the one minute tutorial about how to install the app and view grades with ease.

You can also access Skyward HERE .
Anonymous Alerts

What is the Anonymous Alerts app?
The Anonymous Alerts anti-bullying and safety app reporting system helps combat bullying and other negative activity in schools by empowering students to speak up. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or to reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?
To use this revolutionary new app, students, parents or other school personnel can simply visit the Germantown Municipal School District website and click on the "Anonymous Alerts" button or text link to submit a report expressing their concern.

Anonymous AlertsĀ® mobile applications can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or the Chrome stores.

For more information, click here
Choose to Be KIND

The following students received a Dolphin Dollar and were invited to sign the Choose to Be KIND wall in the cafeteria:



Ali Alrammal, Nathan Arnold, Henry Hodges, Judy Sakaan, Harper Weckman, Micah Perlman, Miles Bishop
  
Please help the counseling department reinforce the importance of being KIND and how it shapes character and promotes becoming a world changer.  
PTO Announcements
Yearbook Sales

Reminder... Fifth Grade and Business Ads must be purchased by December 13th, 2019! Yearbook sales will end on February 28, 2020.

Shout Outs!

Thank you to Tiffany Smith for planning a incredibly fun and festive Family Ornament Painting Night.  We love our community partner, Paint a Piece, and sincerely appreciate their support of the Dogwood PTO.  Thank you to everyone who came out to support us!

The Dogwood community is the best!! There are so many people who serve our students, teachers, and families so well that we would like to recognize them more publicly throughout the year. If you have a shout out for a student, teacher, parent, or administrator any time throughout the year, please email it to 
Elizabeth Gates .
The Month Ahead
Monday, December 9 GMSD Board of Education Meeting Work session @ 5:30 PM Business meeting @ 6:30 PM
GMSD District Offices
Monday, December 9-Friday, December 13 CASE Benchmark Testing
Friday, December 13 Spelling Bee- 5th Grade
Friday, December 13 Yearbook Ad Sales End (5th grade and business ads)
Friday, December 20 Winter Parties
Friday, December 20 Early Dismissal 12:15 PM
Monday, December 23-Friday, January 3
WINTER BREAK- NO SCHOOL

Give Back to Dogwood!
Each of these businesses gives back a portion of your purchase to Dogwood or the Dogwood PTO.  Click on the links below to enroll!

View this video to see just how easy the new BTFE program is to use!
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