The Week Ahead
Monday, February 17 President's Day- NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, February 18- Friday, February 21 Kids Kan
Wednesday, February 19 Marco's Spirit Night
Thursday, February 20 Virtuality Spirit Night
Friday, February 21 Fifth grade field trip to HMS
Kids Kan

Virtuality Spirit Night

Come join your fellow Dolphins for a fun spirit night at  Virtuality, a new virtual reality escape room in Germantown!  Visit the Virtuality website to make reservations.  Questions?  Contact the PTO.

Book Character Dress-Up Day


DolphinFest, Dogwood PTO's annual spring festival, will take place (rain or shine!) on Saturday, March 7th! From 10am to 2pm, the halls of the school will be filled with fun and games galore for kids of all ages! Come make lasting memories with the whole family, by enjoying inflatables, carnival games, concessions, and silent auction. 

You may  PURCHASE your tickets, lanyard, and unlimited inflatables wristband  
online.  Items will be sent home with students the week of March 2nd.

DolphinFest is the PTO's largest fundraiser. Proceeds allow us to support our amazing school and teachers, while also providing free, fun family events like Family Movie Night, the Dolphin Tale Ball and the Mother/ Son Dance, and so much more! 

For more information and to view our online DolphinFest Store, visit .  Contact with any questions.  

We can't wait to see you on March 7th!

We would like to thank our new sponsors, Daher Allergy and AsthmaLaura Clark, Realtor - Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury, NexTech Solutions, and Guess Builders for their support of DolphinFest 2020. 

DES Night at the Grizzlies

Save the date for a fun night at FedEx Forum!   Order your tickets here.   The deadline to purchase tickets is February 25, 2020.

Dogwood's Got Talent

This event will showcase the talents of our school!  It is open to all DES students (kindergarten through 5th grade).
Starting February 18th, pick up an application form from outside Ms. Boyd or Ms. Teel's room. Applications are due by March 13, 2020.  Turn in an application to get an email with sign-ups for audition slots.  
Audition dates are March 31, April 1, and April 2.  There will be a workshop on April 23rd and a dress rehearsal on April 29th.  The show will be on April 30th.


The deadline for purchase of the 2019-2020 yearbook is February 28, 2020.  

The yearbook can be purchased on My School Bucks.  You can confirm purchase of a yearbook by clicking on "My Order History" under the "School Store" tab.

Please email the yearbook committee with any questions regarding yearbook purchases.
Friendly Safety Reminders

Safety reminders from Officer Hall:
  • U-turns are not permissible on Dogwood Road.  
  • Only park in designated parking areas.  Please do not park in No Parking zones.  
  • The parking lot on Dogwood Road is closed to traffic during arrival and dismissal for buses.  Parents should not pull into the Dogwood Road parking lot to drop off or pick up students.

Thank you for your cooperation.  We all want to keep our kids safe.

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:

Eve Parker, Sammy Sehnert, Samantha Magnuson, Reese Cunha, Ford Webster, Bella Canady, Emma Happ, Mohammed Ginem, Raleigh Mayer, JJ Jenkins

Please help the counseling department reinforce the importance of being KIND and how it shapes character and promotes becoming a world changer.  
PTO Announcements
Marco's Spirit Night
Health Room

We are in the midst of cold and flu season!  Please consider signing up for a shift in the Health Room. Volunteers will be assisting students with minor medical issues like issuing band aids and ice packs. This allows Nurse Maddie to tend to the students requiring more medical attention.  No medical experience is necessary to volunteer.  Thank you!
Houston High PTSO

Houston High School's PTSO is looking for board members for next year!  If you are interested in serving on the 2020-2021 HHS PTSO Board of Managers,  please complete the form below  and return to  Sherri Sands by March 1, 2020  via email  or the PTSO mailbox in the HHS front office.

Listed on the attached form are all the positions on the HHS PTSO Board.

If you have any questions, please contact Sherri Sands.
Shout Outs

Shout out to Kayla Pence, Jonathan Pence, Karen Viotti and the Teacher Appreciation Committee for providing delicious snacks for our teachers on Parent Conference Night.  

Thank you to everyone who participated in the FIX Spirit Week which raised $760 for the Dogwood PTO.  Congrats to Mrs. Moak on winning the Amazon gift card!
GMSD Announcements
Screen Time Information Session

Parent Engagement Opportunities

Strategic Plan Town Hall For Public Feedback on March 31st
District staff and school board members will present the first draft of the GMSD 2025 Strategic Plan on March 31st from 6 pm - 8 pm at a townhall meeting.  Staff will be available to collect public feedback.  Following the town hall meeting, the draft plan will be published at  The community is also invited to provide feedback via our online platform at that time. 
The Month Ahead
Tuesday, February 25 4th and 5th Grade Clubs
Friday, February 28 Yearbook Sales Close
Friday, February 28 Book Character Dress Up Day
Monday, March 2- Friday March 5 CASE Benchmark Testing
Saturday, March 7 DolphinFest 10 AM- 2 PM
Monday, March 9 GMSD Board of Education Meeting 5:30 PM Work Session
6:30 PM Business Meeting
GMSD District offices
Tuesday, March 10 PTO Meeting 9 AM, Dogwood Cafeteria 
*this is a time change*
Tuesday, March 10 DES Night at the Grizzlies 7 PM, Fed Ex Forum
Thursday, March 12 Spring Pictures
Friday, March 13 End of third quarter
Monday, March 16- Friday, March 20 SPRING 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!
Stay Connected
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