Announcements 
Veterans Day Program - November 12

On Mon day, November 12 , Dogwood will honor and celebrate our veterans with special Veterans Day programs by grade in the gym. The programs will consist of musical performances, student readers and recognition of veterans in attendance. Please have your child dress in patriotic colors.

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 that came home in your child's folder or contact Mr. Simons. 

3rd - 5th Grade:
8:15 - 9:15 a.m.. - Check-in and light breakfast reception for veterans
9:15 a.m. - Veterans Parade
9:30 a.m. - Program begins in the gym

Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade:
12:30 p.m. - Veteran check-in begins  
1:00 p.m. - Veterans Parade
1:15 p.m. - Program begins in the gym
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. - Reception for veterans 

If you have additional questions, please contact Mr. Simons at peter.simons@gmsdk12.org.
Book Fair - LAST DAY

If you didn't make it to the Book Fair or didn't find the book you were after, you can shop online! 

The online book fair is open through the end of TODAY, November 4th. 

Shop here:  Online Book Fair

Dolphin Tale Ball


Mulan, Jr.

Tickets are on sale for the Falcon Footlights production of Mulan, Jr. The show runs from November 14th - 17th on the Farmington Elementary Stage. Tickets are $10.  Support our Dolphins in the cast and crew. Don't miss it!





Dogwood Spirit Night with Paint a Piece


A Message from the School Nurse

Please do not send children to school with any medication.  

All medication (including cough drops) must come to Nurse Maddie from a parent.

Dolphins Choose To Be Nice


Trey Hensley, Natalie Arnold, Micah Nef, Hayleigh Davis, Elizabeth Hoover (back row) Finn O'Brien, AJ Armstrong, Turner Flowers, Lillian Jiang, Ethan Davis, Emma Lacy (front row) received a Dolphin Dollar this week and signed the Choose to be Nice board on Friday.  Way to go!

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.  
Dogwood Math Team

Congratulations to the members of the Dogwood Math Team who competed against 56 teams in the Perennial Math Competition on Saturday, October 27th at Arlington High School.  Every Dolphin did a great job!

William Rogers - 1st Place, 3rd Grade Individual
Evan Shi - 2nd Place, 4th Grade Individual
William Rogers, Jacob Li, Deborah Zheng, Avvy Wang, Claire Midha - 2nd Place Team, 3rd Grade
Ronin Badoud, Leo Johnson, Lucas Zheng, Ellie Midha - 2nd Place Team, 5th Grade



Early Dismissal and Transportation Change Policy

Students may not be checked out after 3:15 pm. This includes siblings of students who are being checked out early after a grade level event or performance. If you plan to check out a sibling after a child's performance, you must check them out prior to 3:15 pm. 

We understand that things happen and you may have to change the way your child is getting home in the afternoon. However, the safety of all students is a priority. Therefore, transportation changes must be made prior to 2:30 pm by contacting the school. 
Skyward

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 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. Social and peer pressure are some of the hardest obstacles for students to overcome.

The system allows for 1-way or 2-way anonymous encrypted communications between submitters (students, parents or community members) and district administration and/or school staff. Users of the system have the option to remain anonymous or to reveal their identity when submitting a report.

How does it work?

To use this revolutionary new app, students, parents or other school personnel can simply visit the Germantown Municipal School District website and click on the "Anonymous Alerts" button or text link to submit a report expressing their concern.

Anonymous AlertsĀ® mobile applications can be downloaded directly from the Apple, Google Play or the Chrome stores.

For more information go to
Yearbook

Don't delay! Please purchase your yearbook today!
 
The 5th grade yearbook ads are available for purchase at MySchoolBucks.  Once you purchase your ad, you will be contacted about the ad design and content.  The 1/4 page ad is $25 and due by December 22nd.
 
Business ads can also be purchased on MySchoolBucks. These ads can contain a business card-size picture. They are $25 each and due by December 22nd.
 
Questions about ads? Contact: dogwood5thgradeads@hotmail.com

Hot Jobs! 

In addition to our special events, we have volunteer opportunities available weekly. Here are two of our hot jobs! You can sign up for a one-time shift or for multiple days. 

Health Room  volunteers are needed daily from 11:00-2:00 to help with minor issues like band-aids and ice packs. No experience required!

Your service allows our school nurse to attend to more urgent issues. You can sign up for one or multiple days or for a shorter time frame if you can't cover an entire shift.


Library volunteers are needed on Mondays and Wednesdays in the library.

If you have an hour to give, please use this link to sign up! 

You may choose as many days as you would like. Thanks so much for participating!



Shout Outs
Shout Outs

Thank you to  Elizabeth Turman for planning an incredible Crazy Chemist for the 5th Grade!  It was such a fun event for the kids.  Crazy Chemist could not have happened without all the fantastic volunteers who helped with the experiments and the parents who sent in supplies.  

Thank you to Kayla Pence for planning a special Halloween breakfast for our teachers and thank you to all the volunteers who sent in the delicious food and apple cider.  

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 elizgates@gmail.com.

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!


Shop and Support the Dogwood PTO
Dogwood Spirit Shop

Back by popular demand, our Dogwood Spirit Store will open October 21st through November 14th. Orders will be delivered in early December in plenty of time for gift giving! Perfect gifts for teachers, kids and grandparents. Feel free to share the link with others who may want to order or purchase gifts. Orders placed by November 14th will be delivered around the first week of December.

If you placed an order before October 19th, Your order will be delivered the week of November 5th.


You Don't Want to Miss...
Calendar Reminders

There are some important upcoming dates on the Dogwood calendar.  These are a bit different than previous years.  Please read carefully as we want everyone to be informed.

NO SCHOOL on Tuesday, November 6th for a Professional Development Day.

NO SCHOOL from Monday, November 19th through Friday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving break.  Students will be out the entire week of Thanksgiving.  

HALF DAYS with 12:15 pm dismissal on Tuesday, December 18th AND Wednesday, December 19th.  There will be two consecutive half days at the end of the 2nd quarter.  

Springfest will be renamed Dolphinfest!  Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 2nd.  

HALF DAYS with 12:15 pm dismissal on Wednesday, May 22nd AND Thursday, May 23rd.  There will be two consecutive half days at the end of the 4th quarter.  

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 6 Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL
All Day
Thursday, November 8 Room Parent Meeting 9:00 AM
Monday, November 12 Veterans' Day Program 9:30 AM Grade 3-5; 1:15 PM Grade PK-2
Tuesday, November 13 General PTO Meeting 9:00 AM
Friday, November 16 Kindergarten Farm Day/Breakfast All Day
Friday, November 16 Grade 4 - Newcomb Ball; Grade 5 - Volleyball
Newcomb Ball - 1 PM;
Volleyball - 9 AM
Monday, November 19 - Friday, November 23 Thanksgiving Break  - NO SCHOOL All Day
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