Announcements 
Mother-Son Neon Night

Mark your calendars and get those neon outfits ready for the Annual Mother-Son Dance on February 1Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly for our Mother-Son Neon Night! Kindly let us know by January 27th! We are so excited about this fun event. Let's glow!


We are looking for some rockstars to volunteer and/or donate items to make this event a success! Can we count on you? (Yes, YOU!!)


Volunteer (there are slots before, during, and after the event!): 



Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for purchase on the My School Books website.

Yearbook sales will close on Thursday, January 31st.

Please remember that you must use the website and not the app to purchase yearbooks.
Counselor Corner

The school counseling departing is planning to start the next round of small groups the week of Jan 21st. These groups will focus on the following topics: self-esteem, social skills, coping strategies, and positive behavior.

If you believe your child could benefit from additional  support, please contact Brandi Fitchpatric @752-7946 Brandi.Fitchpatric@gmsdk12.org or  Nikole Hamlett Nikole.Hamlett@gsmdk12.org for more information.
Kids Heart Challenge

Be sure your child is signed up to participate in the Kids Heart Challenge! The kick-off event is Monday, January 14th and the jumping event will take place on Friday, February 15th. 


Houston High School Choirs to Present Concert

The Houston  High  Choirs  present their annual concert and silent auction fundraiser, "and Nature sings" on Tuesday, February 12 at Germantown Presbyterian Church.  $5 tickets - auction begins at 6:00 pm and concert begins at 7:00 pm.  Please make plans to come out and support the award-winning  Houston  High  Choir  program.

HHS Choir Concert

Dolphins Choose to be NICE


CTBN

Pictured: Back row (L to R): John Hopson Pela, Tristian Hensley, Hailey Bryant, Tucker Beach, Hudson Miller, Reed Pettey
Front row (L to R): Reynolds Reardon, Angelie Reuer, Macy Thomas, Olivia Klepko 

The criteria for selecting students is based on having demonstrated the following characteristics:
Noble
Inclusive
Compassionate
Excellent
 
Please help the counseling department reinforce the importance of being NICE and how it shapes character and promotes becoming a world changer.  
Forest Hill Elementary

If your family will be zoned for Forest Hill Elementary next year, save the date for a Parent Q&A on  Monday, January 28th, at 6:30pm at Houston High School .  More information to come. 


Volunteers Needed

Help us staff the Health Room for 2019!

Be a Health Room Hero by volunteering to provide assistance with simple needs such as band-aids, temperature check, and/or a phone call to a parent. This helps Nurse Maddie to be more available to students that require a skilled nurse.

Shifts run from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, but we are happy to have your help even if for a shorter time frame (just leave a comment when you sign up). Please consider signing up for a shift and let's try to get the Health Room staffed! Thank you for supporting Dogwood!

Dolphinfest



DolphinFest is scheduled for Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 - 3:00. This annual tradition includes an amazing silent auction, games, bounce houses, and face painting.  Volunteers from our Dogwood family are the heartbeat of this event. So, mark your calendars. We need your support to make this event a huge success.
 
Contact Tiffany Smith or Maura Parks at  dogwooddolphinfest@gmail.com  if you can help.

Check Your Child's Grades

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 at:
Community Involvement
Nominate a Teacher of the Month

The Germantown Education Commission recognizes teachers who make a significant difference in the lives of students, schools, and the community. Nominate a deserving Dogwood teacher for the Teacher of the Month!


You Don't Want to Miss...
Upcoming Events

Tuesday, January 15 Cop Stop at Dogwood 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, January 15 GMSD Board of Education Meeting 6:30 PM
Thursday, January 17 Homeroom Class Pictures TBD
Thursday, January 17 Room Parent Meeting 9:00 AM
Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL All Day
Wednesday, January 23 100th Day of School All Day

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