The Week Ahead
Monday, November 4 Parent Conferences 4-7 PM
Tuesday, November 5
Professional Development Day- NO SCHOOL

Thursday, November 7 Room Parent Meeting 9 AM, Dogwood Cafeteria
Friday, November 8 Second Grade Field Trip- Shelby Farms
Veterans Day

On Monday, November 11, Dogwood will honor and celebrate our veterans with a special Veterans Day program in the gym. The program will consist of musical performances, student readers, and recognition of veterans in attendance. Parents are welcome to attend, although please remember that the children are honoring the veterans, not performing for parents.
If you have a family member who is a veteran who would like to attend, please complete the Veterans Day form by November 7th

8:15- 9:15 a.m. Check-in and light breakfast reception for veterans in the cafeteria
9:15 a.m. - Veterans Parade
9:30 a.m. - Program Begins

Paint a Piece

Dogwood families are invited to join us for this fun event on November 19th in the Dogwood Cafeteria!

Dolphin Tale Ball

Calling all current Dogwood Dolphin Princesses! You are cordially invited to the Annual Dolphin Tale Ball on Dec 6th! Please RSVP HERE so we can plan accordingly!

Choose to Be NICE

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

Emma Kenny, Arington Howard, Emma Kate Nelson, Addison Owens, Bryce Vandergrift, Albert Fei, Brecon Hester

The criteria for selecting students is based on having demonstrated the following characteristics:
Please help the counseling department reinforce the importance of being NICE and how it shapes character and promotes becoming a world changer.  
PTO Announcements
Shout Outs!

Shout Out to the Teacher Treats Committee who helped with mailbox happies for the Teachers and Staff. Thanks to Katie Graffam, Gayle Higley, Kim Smith, Holly Kulp, Marley Slutz, Kathryn Hickey, and Amanda Littlejohn for donating items.

Special thanks to Paula Bailey, Alicia Harrison, and Tracy Summers for putting together the Treats No Tricks and delivering them to the mailboxes. 

Thank you to Holly Barker, Holly Joyner, Katherine Nelson, and Nabiha Huda for helping Ms. Boyd sort and deliver Spirit Shirts.

Thank you to Amy Carter and Mrs. McIntyre for all of their hard work creating a fantastic Book Fair for our students.  Special thanks to the volunteers who helped set everything up:  Leanne Howell, Nabiha Huda, Yan Gao, Mindy Lebowitz, Leigh Osborne, Amber Martin, Michelle Midha, Stacey Moyer, Amanda Harder, Liza Babcock, Victoria Fisher, and Carie Alley.
We appreciate everyone who brought food for the teacher breakfast:  Katie Crews, Sophia Cole, Jennifer Fechter, Sarah Goralewski, Ashley Webb, Leanne Howell, Ida Monaco, Katie Laird, Ivy Poulos Holley, Kathy Hocevar, Ashley Vu, Jennifer Brown, Beth Ueleke, Kathryn Hickey, Stacey Moyer, Hayley White, and Dana Simpson.  A BIG thank you to those who volunteered at the Book Fair:  Nabiha Huda, Varsa Prajapati, Beth Ueleke, Betsy Landers, Holly Kulp, Jamie McGill, Kristen Waddell, Debbie Brown, Leanne Howell, Angela Griffith, Lauren Wildrick, Ida Monaco, Stacy High, and 
Tiffany Smith.

Shout out to Holly Barker for organizing an incredibly fun Crazy Chemist for the 5th Graders.  Thank you to the 5th Grade parents who sent in items and helped with the event.

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, November 11 Veteran's Day Program 8:15-9:15 AM Check in and light breakfast, Cafeteria
9:15 AM Veteran's Parade
9:30 AM, Dogwood Gym
Tuesday, November 12 PTO Meeting 9:00 AM, Dogwood Cafeteria
Tuesday, November 12 GMSD Board of Education Meeting 5:30 PM Work Session
6:30 PM Business Meeting
Wednesday, November 13 Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
Tuesday, November 19 4th and 5th Grade Clubs 9:30 AM
Tuesday, November 19 Paint a Piece Spirit Night 5:30-7:30 PM, Dogwood Cafeteria
Wednesday, November 20 Quarter 2 Interims sent home
Thursday, November 21 Terrific Kids Ceremony 2:30 PM
Friday, November 22 Kindergarten Farm Day
Friday, November 22
5th Grade Volleyball 9:00 AM
Friday, November 22
4th Grade Newcomb Nall 1:00 PM
Friday, November 22
Walk Across America Contest ends
Monday, November 25-Friday, November 29 THANKSGIVING BREAK- NO SCHOOL
Tuesday, December 3 PTO- General Meeting 9:00 AM, Dogwood Cafeteria
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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