The Week Ahead
Wednesday, October 2 Bike/Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 2 Last day for Diary of a Wimpy Kid Pre-orders
Wednesday, October 2 Marco's Pizza Spirit Night
Friday, October 4 Library volunteer orientation 10:45 AM
Dogwood Library
Walk or Bike to School Day

Join us for Walk/Bike to School Day on Wednesday, October 2, 2019!  Volunteers are needed. Please sign up here if you are able to help.

Walk or Bike to School Day will:
  • Bring awareness to sidewalk and car line safety as our kids travel to school
  • Promote that "active kids are healthier kids"
  • Help the environment by walking instead of driving
To show your support, be a part of Dogwood's first WALKING SCHOOL BUS!

Join Mrs. Price as she leads participating students and parents on a fun walk to the school. For this event, meet by 8:15 AM at the corner of Dogwood Road and Brachton Avenue. We will will be leaving for the school promptly at 8:20 AM. Parents' participation is encouraged but not required. Please be respectful of  neighbors if you park down our neighborhood streets. Other meeting spots will be planned for future events. 

Contact Paula Bailey with any questions.
Marco's Pizza Spirit Night

Treat yourself to some pizza after you walk/bike to school!  Marco's Pizza will be donating a very generous 10% of all sales to Dogwood Elementary on Wednesday!   Click here for some great coupons to use on Wednesday!

Library Volunteer Orientation

If you are interested in volunteering in the library this school year, we are hosting an orientation/training on Friday, October 4th at 10:45 am in the library. 

Contact Jamie McGill or Mrs. McIntyre with any questions.
Haunted Houston

Save the date!   Haunted Houston will be held  OCTOBER 25 AND 26 FROM 6-9 PM at Houston Middle School.

Purchase tickets online before October 24 to receive a $5 discount.   Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Will Call Table at the door.

*Bouncy Houses, face painting, and fun zone games ($1-3 each)
*Food includes Marco's pizza, Huey's, Commissary, donuts, chips,  Buntinis, candy, and drinks ($1-5 each)
*Tour through the Haunted Hallway of HMS ($5)

Entrance is free.  Tickets will be good for all purchases a t this event and are valid both nights.

Frozen Crew Auditions
For more information, please visit the Falcon Footlights website.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Pre-Order

Jeff Kinney's newest book is scheduled to go on sale November 5, 2019. Our Scholastic Book Fair is offering a specially-priced paperback edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Wrecking Ball.  To order a copy, complete a pre-sale form and return by October 2, 2019. 

Please contact Amy Carter with questions.

Yearbook Cover Contest

The Yearbook Cover Contest has begun! This year's Yearbook theme is "Travel the World". Any Dogwood student can hand-draw a picture for the cover of the yearbook. The deadline is Friday, October 11th, and all submissions should be turned in to Mrs. Mink in Classroom 31 on the green hall.  
All submissions should include "Dogwood Elementary 2019-2020". Please submit designs with your name and homeroom teacher written on the back.
More information about Yearbook sales to come soon!

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 this week:

Rian Osborne, George High, Wyatt Gmetro, Aubrey Harder, Heyam Darawad, Qays Darawad, Tucker Thompson, and Joshua Anderson

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.  
Code Ninjas

PTO Announcements
Beautification Committee
Shout Outs!

Thank you to Katie Laird for arranging an amazing potato bar luncheon for our faculty and staff on Tuesday!  A BIG thank you to the following who donated time and food to make this week's Teacher Luncheon a success: Stephanie Thomas, Sarah Rasmussen, Amy Wenzel, Lauren Pardue, Brooke Duke, Sarah Goralewski, Ashley Webb, Vrushali Abhyankar, Kayla Pence, Leanne Howell, Elizabeth Gates, Alex Hunt, Chrissy Thomas, Marley Slutz, Rivers Collison, Sun Lim, Jennifer Brown, Ann Gee, Susan Solomon, Ginger Wilkerson, Molly Opferman, Katie Graffam, Paula Bailey, Heather Hunt, Tracey Summers, Amanda Brooks, Alicia Harrison, Kathryn Hickey, Kristen Boccher, Elizabeth Gates, Amy Carter, Amanda Littlejon, Gayle Higley, Holly Kulp, Karen Viotti, and Carie Alley.

Huge Shout Out to the Smoothie King in Germantown/Collierville. They donated smoothies for the entire faculty and staff...shout out to Hallie Peay, Nabiha Huda, Holly Barker, and Elizabeth Gates for passing out smoothies.

Thank you to this week's Health Room volunteers:  Ali Shoemaker, Marley Slutz, Ivy Holley, Leigh Osborne, and Kristin Hicks.  Thank you to Sally Blancq and Emily Ludwig for helping in the cafeteria.  

Tina Thorn planned an incredibly fun Family Movie Night for our Dogwood community!  Thank you to Tina and everyone who volunteered and helped out to make it such a wonderful night for everyone!

Thank you to  Beth Robertson, Amy Carter, and  Nabiha Huda for their help with planning Family Movie Night!! Thank you to  Malco Forest Hill for donating the popcorn for the event. Thank you to  Yippie Trippie and the Porkstars, TopDawgz, and  MemPops for being on hand to serve dinner. Thank you to  FunTimes Rentals for setting up the screen and monitoring the movie.

Thank you to all of the parents, siblings, and friends who volunteered their time to make the event run smoothly... Haneen Abbas,  Pritika Abhyankar,  Carie Alley,  Sutton Alley,  Paula Bailey,  John Bailey,  Amelia Blancq,  Jack Boccher,  Shanteise Bonds,  Kaitlyn Bryant,  Amy Cooper,  Clint Cooper,  Aisha Elnour,  Raymond Gardocki,  Shelby Goff,  Sarah Goralewski,  Marie Griffin,  Michael Hill,  Lana Jabase,  Abdala Jabase,  Elizabeth Kellum,  Lauren Kenny,  Greer McGaughey,  Hayes McGill,  Jeff Moyer,  Kelly Nelson,  Joseph Opferman,  Leigh Osborne,  Michelle Reuer,  Kerrington Robertson,  Jackie Roos,  Henry Rudisill,  Ryan Scoggin,  Laila Sherif,  Anna Stegall,  Max Stegall,  Ryan Strain, Clint Thorn,  Lukas Weinmann,  Roxanne Weis, and  Marissa Woodard.

Thank you to our amazing administrators, teachers, and staff who attended the event to help with logistics and running our Art Installation and Passport stations... Ms. Natalie Adkinson,  Mr. Lou Carmichael,  Ms. Amber Emery,  Dr. Heather Fisher,  Ms. Mallory Goodrich,  Ms. Ellen Moak,  Ms. Lindsey Nelson,  Ms. Joye Phipps,  Ms. Delicia Porter,  Ms. Teresa Price,  Mr. Joseph Smith,  Ms. Robin Snipes, and  Ms. Karen Teel

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 Elizabeth Gates.
The Month Ahead
Monday, October 7 GMSD Board of Education Meeting 5:30 PM Work Session
6:30 PM Business Meeting
Germantown City Hall
Tuesday, October 8 PTO General Meeting and State of the School 6:15 PM, Dogwood Cafeteria
Friday, October 11 End of First Quarter
Monday, October 14-Friday, October 18 FALL BREAK- NO SCHOOL
Monday, October 21 First Day of Second Quarter
Monday, October 21- Friday October 25 Red Ribbon Week
Friday, October 25 Sock Hop (3rd grade)
Dogwood Gym
Stay Connected
Parents, if you have joined the PTO, please don't forget to download the Membership Toolkit App to your phone.  This gives you access to the online directory at your fingertips! 
Dogwood Elementary PTO | (901) 756-2310 |   Email | Website

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