Announcements 
Book Fair and Literacy Night


Dogwood Spirit Shop

This is the final week to purchase from the Dogwood Spirit Shop. Purchase deadline is Friday, October 19th! Show your school spirit! Each purchase made will give back to our Dogwood PTO!



Dogwood Cross Country

The Dogwood Cross Country Boys' and Girls' teams took first place at the 2018 West Tennessee Cross Country Regional Championships on Saturday, October 13th. They will travel to Knoxville, TN to compete in the State Championship on Saturday, October 20th. Congratulations to all of the Dogwood runners, coaches Stacey Schwarzmann, Cassidy Fernandez, and Linda Fredrick, and all parent volunteers and supporters. Go Dolphins!


Red Ribbon Week - October 22 - 26

Dogwood Elementary School's annual Red Ribbon Week encourages students to take a stand through a personal commitment to drug prevention with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug free America. 

We are asking students along with all teachers and staff members to send in a picture to add to our drug free selfie wall promising to live a life free of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. 

Parents, let's continue to encourage our children to make healthy choices. Please help your child participate according to the following schedule. 

Monday: "Dogwood is Drug Free All Over" - Wear Red clothing

Tuesday: "Let's Team Up Against Drugs" - Wear your favorite team sports clothing

Wednesday: "Peace Out to Drugs" - Wear tie dye/70's clothing

Thursday: "I'm Too Bright for Drugs" - Wear bright colors and sunglasses

Friday: "My Future Matters - I'm Drug Free" - Dress up as your future career



Veterans' Day Program - November 12

On  Friday, 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.
Haunted Houston - Auction

Some of the items have a "Buy it Now" option, so don't wait to check it out! 





Dolphins Choose To Be Nice

Our school motto "Choose to be NICE", reinforces our GMSD Above the Line program.  All Dogwood teachers and staff members are encouraged to promote positive behavior by recognizing students who are demonstrating positive social and emotional learning.  
 
The criteria for selecting students is based on having demonstrated the following characteristics:
Noble
Inclusive
Compassionate
Excellent
 
Teachers or staff members may recognize a student for choosing to be NICE by giving them a dolphin dollar.  On Friday mornings, students who have received a dolphin dollar will be called to the cafeteria to sign the Choose to be NICE board.  These students will be recognized during Friday afternoon announcements and in the Dolphin Digest. Additionally, Choose to be NICE recipients will receive a reward at the end of every nine weeks.
 
Please help the counseling department reinforce the importance of being NICE and how it shapes character and promotes becoming a world changer.  
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!



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!


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Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 18 Fall Picture Make-Ups 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Friday, October 19 2nd Grade - Field Trip
Monday, October 22 3rd Grade - Sock Hop 2:40 PM
Monday, October 22 - Friday, October 26 Red Ribbon Week
All Day
Thursday, October 25
Dogwood Family Literacy Night and Book Fair
4:30 - 8:00 PM
Friday, October 26
Faculty Pumpkin Carving Contest
All Day
Monday, October 29 GMSD Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday, October 31
5th Grade - Crazy Chemist
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Wednesday, October 31
Kindergarten - Field Trip and Pumpkin Carving
TBA
Tuesday, November 6 Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL
All Day
Thursday, November 8 Room Parent Meeting
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
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