Hello and a warm welcome from the Shepherd PTA!
This is a year of new beginnings at Shepherd. We welcome new principal Jade Brawley and a number of new Shepherd teachers and staff. School modernization work at Shepherd is ongoing, and we look forward to a bright and welcoming school atrium in 2016.
Families, teachers, and staff are the backbone of our strong and supportive community at Shepherd. Family involvement is a long tradition at our school and one of its greatest strengths. The more you engage with the school community, the more rewarding your experience at Shepherd will be. We encourage you to look for opportunities to volunteer and share your experience and talents. Small or big time commitment - there is a place for you!
Our first PTA meeting of the year will be a brief meeting at Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 16th. Beginning in October, the PTA will meet monthly on the third Wednesday of the month @ 6:30 PM. PTA meetings are a great place to meet and connect with other families and to support ongoing PTA initiatives and priorities.
The PTA welcomes the participation of all parents, grandparents, and guardians - all of the wonderful folks who care for and about Shepherd students. To support the school and become a voting member of the PTA, we ask that families pay PTA dues of $20 this year. In addition, for families who are able to make an additional monetary donation, we ask that you contribute to our 180 fund. The 180 fund represents a $1 contribution for each school day in the academic year, but contributions at any level are greatly appreciated!
Please don't hesitate to reach out to us or the other PTA officers with any questions, suggestions or to volunteer in any way that you can! Have a great school year, and we hope to see you at Back to School Night in September!
Jasmine Riley & Cara Biddle