Dolphin Tale Ball

The Dolphin Tale Ball, on Friday December 7th, is a night to remember full of laughter, fun, and dancing for current Dogwood Princesses and their Prince Charming (i.e. Dad, Grandad, uncle, etc.).

To volunteer, contact Audra Bass -

Mulan, Jr.


Dogwood Cross Country 

We are so proud of the Dogwood runners for competing in the National Youth Cross Country Championships in Louisville, KY. So fun to see all these fast teams! We had three kids place top 25 and earn a medal. Myles Martin placed 14th in 9 year old division, Linley Curry placed 10th in 6 year old division and Ben Turman placed 14th in 6 year old division. Our 9 and 10 boys placed 12th and 11 year old girls placed 29th.

Dogwood Days of Praise

On Monday, December 3rd we will kick off our annual Dogwood Days of Praise , which recognizes our amazing Dogwood teachers, admin and staff. This is a great way to encourage your favorite Dogwood teachers. We would love to recognize everyone in the building!

This year we will open each day with a Facebook and Bloomz post for a different group of teachers and staff and cover everyone over 12 days.

If you would like to share something praiseworthy about a Dogwood teacher, admin or staff member, simply post your praise as a comment on the appropriate day. Thanks for helping us recognize our fabulous teachers and staff this holiday season!

School Policy Reminders

Parents we need your help with the safety and security of all students. Here's how you can help:

GMSD policy is to have your ID prepared at all times when checking out your children.  It is for the safety of the students and efficiency at the front desk.

In addition, the new GMSD procedure is to have all Visitors present ID and check in and out with the main desk. This procedure is in effect immediately.

Thank you,
Teresa Price

A Message from the School Nurse

Nurse Maddie needs your help! It's that time of year, which means the Nurse's Office is staying busy! We can help ease the traffic by volunteering in the Health Room 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 through the end of the year! Thank you for supporting Dogwood!

Also, please do not send children to school with any medication. All medication (including cough drops) must come to Nurse Maddie from a parent.

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:

*You must use the My School Bucks website, not the app.

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.

We are looking for volunteers to head up our DolphinFest committees:
  • Silent auction
  • Concessions 
  • Games 
  • Prizes 
  • T-shirt 
  • Teacher Features
  • Ticket sales


Contact Tiffany Smith or Maura Parks at if you are interested.
Speed Stacking in P.E.

All grades are working on a new skill in P.E. called Speed Stacking.  
Speed Stacking helps to develop:
  • Motor skills, focus, and concentration
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Bilateral proficiency (using both sides of body and brain)
  • Tracking and crossing the mid-line (Reading)
  • Sequencing and patterning (Science and Math)

You can order Speed Stacking cups at or through your Amazon Smile account. They would make a great gift for any student!

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
Marco's Spirit Night - Wednesday, November 28th

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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.

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 has been 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

Wednesday, November 28

Marco's Pizza Spirit Night All Day
Monday, Dec 3 - Friday, Dec 7

CASE Benchmark Testing 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday, December 4

PTO Meeting 9:00 AM
Thursday, December 6

Kindergarten Gingerbread Houses TBD
Friday, December 7

Dolphin Tale Ball 6:30 PM
Saturday, December 8

Germantown Holiday Parade 2:00 PM
Monday, December 10 Kindergarten - Polar Express Day All Day

Tuesday, December 11 Grade 5 - Spelling Bee 9:30 AM

Tuesday, Dec 11 - Friday, Dec 14 Kindergarten - Holidays Around the World All Day

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