Announcements 
Join the Dogwood Team for the St. Jude Walk/Run! 

Join us in September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month) on the St. Jude Campus for the 2018 Memphis St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer! This is a family friendly 5k that finishes into a post-race festival on the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Campus! The race is Saturday, September 22, at 9am.

The event is only $10 for walkers (5 & under are free!) and $20 for runners (timed bib). You can even earn great incentives for fundraising, but are not required to fundraise to participate!

Click here to Join the Dogwood Team   - Be sure you select the Dogwood Team from the list of schools.

Help GMSD and Dogwood make an impact for the families at St. Jude!






PTO Meeting Update

If you were not able to attend this month's PTO meeting, you can watch the State of the School video on our PTO Facebook page. Here is a link to the video. 


You can review the PTO meeting minutes on our website. 

School Pictures




Family Movie Night

We are looking forward to Family Movie Night. This is always a great event! We need your help to make this year's night a success! Please click here to volunteer!



A Note from Our Counselors

During the month of September, students will learn about the concept of bullying.  Information regarding the definition, types of bullying, and how to respond to bullying situations will be discussed.  All students are encouraged to be an up-stander and choose to be nice.

Additional information regarding bullying can be found on the following sites:
www.stopbullying.gov
www.pacer.org

As we celebrate Bully Prevention Month in October, more information will be shared.

If you have any further concerns, please contact school counselors, Brandi Fitchpatric or Nikole Hamlett 752-7946.

 

Dogwood Cross Country

The Dogwood Cross Country Boys' and Girls' teams won first place in the Memphis Youth Athletics meet at Shelby Farms on Monday, September 10th. Go Dolphins!


Van's Plan

A new car line procedure has been implemented thanks to a super smart Dogwood 4th grader, Van Arthur, and his mom! 


The car line will be held at the corner of Howell Circle and Dogwood Rd. until 8:25 am


This will free up the in and out for our students who are safety patrols and have other morning commitments to access the driveway without causing traffic confusion!
Attention DADs!



Any Dogwood father or father-figure interested in joining the Dogwood DADs group and volunteering at the school, please contact Ryan Strain.   rstrain@bakerdonelson.com

Volunteer to help in our Health Room

We need daily help from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. staffing the health room (located in the bookstore). You can sign up for one or multiple days. You can also volunteer for a shorter time frame.

You will be dealing with minor issues like band-aids and ice packs. No medical experience necessary! 

This is a huge service to our school and allows more time for our school nurse to attend to more urgent issues.




Library News

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!

Yearbook

2018-19 Dogwood Yearbooks and 5th Grade Ads are now for sale on  MySchoolBucks.  Yearbooks are $35 and 5th Grade 1/4 page Ads are $25.  


Boxtops

Send in your Boxtops! The class with the most completed sheets turned in from August 20th - September 28th will receive a pizza party.  Please send completed sheets to the gym daily. We will keep an on-going count to determine the winner.
HHS Pom Dance Clinic



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!


3rd Annual  TN Secretary of State  Civics Essay Contest


2018 Theme: Leadership
Deadline: October 1, 2018

State winners will receive a TN Stars 529 Program College Savings scholarship of  $100, $250, or $500, in addition to a trip to the TN State Capitol.





Grades K-2 : What does it mean to be a great leader? Draw a picture to illustrate.
Word Count Limit: 100 words accompanied by a drawing. Drawings may not exceed 11" x 17" in size. Words can be incorporated into the drawing or attached separately.
 
Grades 3-5 : There have been many great leaders throughout our nation and our state's history. Select one person from Tennessee's history and describe what makes them a great leader.  Word Count Limit : 350 words
 
Entries must be submitted to the DES PTO Cultural Arts Chairperson, Shahnila Raza, by October 1, 2018. Two winners per grade category will be entered into the state contest. 

Students must be a TN resident. The essay must be the original work of the student and within the word count limit. For more information visit the Secretary of State website - https://sos.tn.gov/products/essay-contest.

Shout Outs
Shout Outs

Thank you to Kayla Pence and the Teacher Appreciation committee for putting together a delicious pick up meal for our teachers on Conference Night.  

Thank you to Ryan Strain and Jared Klepko from the DADs group who opened car doors and welcomed our students in car line on Friday.  What a fun way to start the day!

A BIG Shout out to Daisy the Dolphin, also known as Mrs. Camille Honan, for coming out to race our students in support of the St. Jude Walk/Run.  Thank you to Kathryn Hickey and Sally Adams for all their hard work coordinating a fun race with Daisy the Dolphin, distributing the GMSD Goes Gold for St. Jude t-shirts, and the helping our Dolphins support the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.

Shop and Support the Dogwood PTO

 Spirit Night at Marco's


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

Monday, Sept 17 - Friday, Sept 21
CASE Benchmark Testing 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Wednesday, September 19 Marco's Spirit Night All Day
Saturday, September 22 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
9:00 AM
Tuesday, September 25 GMSD School Board Meeting 6:30 PM
Wednesday, September 26 Fall Pictures (PK, K, 1, 2)
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Thursday, September 27 Fall Pictures (3, 4, 5)
9:00 - 11:00 AM
Friday, September 28 Family Movie Night 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2 General PTO Meeting 9:00 AM
Wednesday, October 3 Walk/Bike to School Day All Day
Thursday, October 4 Dogwood Math Night 6:15 - 8:15 PM
Friday, October 5 Quarter #1 Ends All Day
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