The Week Ahead
Tuesday, February 25 4th and 5th grade clubs
Tuesday, February 25 Ticket purchase deadline for DES Grizzlies night
Friday, February 28 YEARBOOK SALES END
Friday, February 28 Book Character Dress Up Day
Events
Buy your Yearbook this week!

Did you purchase your yearbook yet?  The deadline for purchase of the 2019-2020 yearbook is THIS FRIDAY, 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.
Book Character Dress-Up Day

DolphinFest

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. 

We need Y-O-U to make DolphinFest a huge success.  Parents, middle school students, and high school students are invited to volunteer.  Follow the volunteer sign up links at  www.dogwoodpto.com/dolphinfest .

You may  PURCHASE your tickets, lanyards, and unlimited inflatables wristbands  
online through Sunday, March 1st.  Items will be sent home with students the week of March 2nd.

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


We would like to thank ALL of our sponsors for their support of DolphinFest 2020. 

PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS:
My Town Roofing
Saddle Creek Orthodontics
Chris & Teresa Price

BLACK LEVEL SPONSORS:
Daher Asthma and Allergy Clinic
Dave & Busters
First Horizon Bank
Germantown Farmington Animal Hospital
Minnie Miles Travel
The Orchard Church
Redeemer's Group
Ridgeway Country Club
Skin Clinics
Shelter Insurance - Lauren Hahs Gilchrist
Springer Sisters
Vascular and Vein Institute of the South

BLUE LEVEL SPONSORS:
Art by Mariet Rogers
Blo Dry Bar Oxford
Board & Brush
Donut Hutt
Laura Clark, Realtor - Coldwell Banker Collins-Maury
Collierville Bootcamp
The Dive Shop
Elizabeth Looney Photography
F45 Training
Firestone Complete Auto Care
Guess Builders
The Handmade Home
Janna Hacker and Associates
Heavenly Rugs
Highpoint Climbing and Fitness
Hoop City Basketball Club
Mathnasium
Memphis Footgolf Club
Menagerie Farms
Memphis Metro Volleyball
Music Box
NexTech Solutions
Pigtails and Crewcuts
Victra Verizon

For more information and to view our online DolphinFest Store, visit  www.dogwoodpto.com/dolphinfest.  Contact  dogwooddolphinfest@gmail.com with any questions.  
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.

Announcements
Kids Kan

Great job, Dolphins on surpassing our Kids Kan goal! We brought in 2,669 cans for the MidSouth Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who sent in cans and monetary donations! 
Dogwood's Got Talent

This event will showcase the talents of our school!  It is open to all DES students (kindergarten through 5th grade).
Applications are now available, or can also be picked up 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.


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:


Oliver Carsson, Chelsea McLaughlin, Jack Freeman, Mary Hancock, Salina Rahman, Rhett Stegall, Oman Alramm, Kate Howell, Emma Kate Nelson

Please help the counseling department reinforce the importance of being KIND and how it shapes character and promotes becoming a world changer.  
PTO Announcements
Shout Outs

Big thanks to Nabiha Huda for organizing a very successful Kids Kan drive!  Thank you to the s tudent ambassadors, Kristin Boccher, Elizabeth Gates, Ann Gee, Gayle Higley, Holly Kulp, Michelle Midha and Karen Viotti for helping count and pack cans for Kids Kan this week! 

Our Dogwood community is the best!  If you would like to have someone recognized, please email Elizabeth Gates.
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.


GMSD Announcements
C.L.A.S.S

Closed, Locked, and the Students are Safe!

The GMSD Safety Team has launched a new campaign to remind students not to open school doors for anyone.  Signs are posted at each exit as visual reminders. Check out our principal and students in this musical public safety announcement.

For comprehensive information about school safety, see the GMSD 2019 School Safety Report.
GMC PTO Board

The nominating committee has been working diligently to prepare a slate for the 2020-2021 GMC PTO Board and we will need your assistance. If you are interested or know someone who is seeking to serve our GMSD community, please have them complete the nomination form. Our main goal as a committee this year, is to ensure that we have a representative from each school on the GMC PTO Board.
 
Please send all completed forms via email or a screenshot to Chii Onyeagocha or 404-798-9056.
 
The deadline for the form submission is March 23, 2020. This will give us ample time to communicate with all candidates, confirm our slate and present at our next scheduled GMC PTO meeting on April 14, 2020.
 
Thank you for your continued service and commitment to GMSD.
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  www.gmsdk12.org.  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
Monday, March 23 First Day of 4th Quarter
Monday, March 23 Down Syndrome Awareness Day
Thursday, March 26 HMS Open House for 5th Grade Parents 6 PM
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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