Mother-Son Neon Night

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

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

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


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 or  Nikole Hamlett for more information.
Kids Heart Challenge

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

Dolphins 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 on Friday.  

Standing:  Kellan Ebach, Mason Trotter, Hiba Awwad, Jaden Gruszczynski, Anna Hatcher, Carl Villanuva, Darshan Bhanderi, Finn O'Brien, Eli Hubbell, Tanner Stallins, Rook Janda, Charlie Phillips

Seated:  Guiliana Viotti, Charlie Harrison, Luke Van Epps, Hayes Miller, Alex Rebolledo, Margaret Rawlinson, Sofia Rus

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.  
Dogwood Family Directory

Did you know that members of the Dogwood PTO have access to a family directory? You can access this directory using My School Anywhere*, the same site you used to join the PTO.

If you are a PTO member (or would like to join), go to My School Anywhere and check to make sure you have indicated your child's teacher so that he or she appears on the class roster. 
* Log in
* Click on Your Account near the top right corner.
* Click on Your Family from the drop down list.
* Click on the Students tab to check to see if your child's teacher is indicated. If not, select the teacher from the list.

You can search the directory by student name or by teacher's name to find contact information for your child's class. 
* Log in
* Click on Directory Search 
* Click on Students and Classes
* Type in the student's name OR select a teacher's name from the Class List box. (Do not type in a teacher 's name)

Families must have elected to have their information included in the directory. If a parent/guardian did not choose to have their contact information shared, we cannot share it!

* Printed directories were sold at the beginning of the year and are no longer available. However, you can still access the directory online.

**Please note that My School Anywhere is different than the My School Bucks site used to make purchases.

Volunteers Needed

Our wonderful Art Teachers need help preparing for 
our annual Fine Arts Night! They need help filling out forms for each student and preparing the artwork for display. It is just an hour and ANY help is appreciated!! Thank you!

If you can help fill out forms, but cannot come to the school, you may take some home. Reach out to Ms. Drury:
Marco's Spirit Night


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  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:
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. 

For more information go to:

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year will begin January 28th at 10am and end on February 8th at 11:59pm. The application will be available at

Due to current student numbers and available space, transfer approvals will be limited. 

Students within the Exceptional Students program that currently have an intra-district transfer will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with their individual needs being considered. 

Open Enrollment applications will be AVAILABLE to all perspective NEW transfers and current GMSD students on an intra-district or inter-district transfer. Transfers will be processed based on policy  #6.206 &  #6.2061

All applications will be processed and approvals/denials will be mailed by March 15, 2019. 
GMSD Open Houses and Tour Dates

Please visit the following page for dates and times for upcoming open houses and school tours for GMSD schools:

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

Forest Hill Elementary Updates
Forest Hill Elementary

As many of our families will be zoned for Forest Hill Elementary next year, we will use this space to communicate information concerning the new school as we receive it. 
This week, the principal of FHES Mr. Percoski will be at Dogwood to  introduce himself to some of the students zoned to Forest Hill Elementary for the 2019- 2020 school year. The students will even get to vote on the mascot for the school. This is a  short assembly meant to offer students a welcome message from their brand-new school  and to see all of the friendly faces who will also be there.

Please return the permission slip indicating if your child may attend the assembly.

Please follow this link for information and  upcoming events for Forest Hill Elementary School:

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

Join the Forest Hill Elementary Facebook Page

Be sure to Like and Follow Forest Hill Elementary's official Facebook page: 

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

Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
All Day
Wednesday, January 23 100th Day of School All Day
Wednesday, January 23
Marco's Spirit Night All Day
Friday, January 25 DES Assembly for future students of FHES 9:00 am
Monday, January 28 Q&A for Future FHES Parents
(at Houston High School)
6:30 pm
Thursday, January 31 Last Day to purchase yearbooks All Day
Friday, February 1 Mother/Son Neon Night 6:30 pm

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