President's Day - NO SCHOOL
Science Fair Open House at NOAA, 4:00-7:00
Science Fair at NOAA
Shepherd PTA Meeting
Annual Ski Trip to Liberty Mountain
PARCC Parent Information Session
No School for Students
Shepherd Jazz Night
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Did you know that many local stores like Giant and Safeway will donate a percentage of your purchases to Shepherd?
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Shepherd Elementary is a uniform school. The uniform consists of a white top and navy blue bottoms. All students are expected to adhere to the uniform policy.
Every Friday is Spirit Day! Everyone is encouraged to show their Mustang Pride by wearing the school colors, gold and green along with any other Shepherd apparel.
Happy Winter Star Achievers -
Star Achiever's Chess Team came in second place at the city-wide Chess Challenge Tournament.
Our team, made up of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, competed against other Chess Challenge teams from other schools across the city.
Great job Coach Allen and the Shepherd Star Achievers who participated!
For more info on the program visit:
We have both indoor and outdoor PE activities with Mr. Langrock and Mr. Thornton. Please dress your children for possible outdoor play.
Imagination Stage will hold drama class each week for all students, for the next 5 weeks. Ask your child what they like best about the new class.
Plans are underway to hire new administrators for Star Achievers. An announcement will be made in the near future and all families will have an opportunity to meet the new staff members.
We will be adding BrainPop, a new computer-based program that will focus on Science.
February tuition is now late, late fees will be added to your tuition due.
Thanks for your support -
A Message from Principal Brawley
Dear Shepherd Community,
It was a pleasure to learn about the ways that Mardi Gras is celebrated in different parts of the world.
It was also exciting to celebrate 100 days of schools by counting everything from Fruit Loops to blocks to goldfish.
Jade L. Brawley
The Science Fair Open House will be held at the NOAA building on Tuesday, February 16th from
4 PM - 7 PM. The address is 1305 East-West Highway in Silver Spring, Md. (across from the Giant, near the Silver Spring metro). All of the submitted projects will be on display.
PARCC Parent Information Session
There will be another opportunity for parents to learn about the PARCC assessment and how we are preparing on
Friday, February 19th at 8:15 in the multi-purpose room.
A Reminder About Safety
Due to construction, it is imperative that we strive to maintain a safe and orderly drop-off and pick-up. To this end, we need your support and cooperation. Please adhere to the following:
- The area designated by the cones is the morning drop-off/afternoon car pool pick-up zone. Please do not park and leave your vehicle. If you need to enter the building, please find an alternate parking space.
- When arriving, please drop your students off on the side of the street closest to the school building.
- When dropping off on the opposite side of the street, please have students walk to the crosswalk so that drivers and staff members can ensure their safety. Avoid allowing children to cross in the middle of the street in between cars.
- Please steer clear of making u-turns in the middle of 14th Street.
Our fifth graders traveled to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library on Thursday, February 11th to meet children's author and Coretta Scott King Award winner Andrea Pinkney, whose works include
The Red Pencil and
SY15-16 Basketball Season
Our boys basketball team will be returning to the play-offs!
This week, the team will practice on Wednesday and Thursday in preparation for the games, which will take place the week of February 22nd. Time and location for the games are TBD.
Support our Mustangs on our bid to return to the city-wide championship!!!
FREE STEM Summer Program for 3rd-5th Grade Students
The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program is one of the National Society of Black Engineers' (NSBE) contributions to increasing the representation of black students in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. This three-week program is designed to expose children to STEM fields as early as the 3rd grade. Students participate from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. daily. This year the program will take place at John Burroughs EC from 7/8-8/5. To register click here. For questions, contact Lauren Allen.
DC Public Library wants to make reading with your child fun and easy for parents and guardians in the District. The library just launched
Books from Birth
, a program that mails all children in Washington D.C. a free book each month from
birth until they turn five.We always encourage families to read with their children because it develops the critical skills children need to be successful in school. Start building your child's own personal library for FREE today.
Sign up here:
Shepherd Jazz Night
Mark your calendars and join us for the 27th Annual Shepherd Jazz Night on Thursday, February 25th @ 6:00 PM.
Jazz Night is a long-standing Shepherd tradition for both our school community and the surrounding Shepherd Park neighborhood. We come together for a potluck dinner and to hear some wonderful jazz from musicians identified each year by Dr. Michael Wallace, founder and ongoing coordinator of Jazz Night. Invite your neighbors to join us for a great evening of music.
Please bring a dish to share for Jazz Night. We also need volunteers for set-up, clean-up, and serving food during the event. Click
to sign up to bring your dish and to volunteer your time at the event to help make it a success!
If your last name begins with:
A - H: please bring a main dish
I - N: please bring a side dish
O - S: please bring a dessert
T - Z: please bring drinks (bottled water, juice boxes)
Please join us for this month's PTA meeting on Wednesday February 17th @ 6:30 PM. Childcare provided by the Star Achievers team at no cost to you plus pizza and water for the kids (and adults)!
BoxTops for Education
Don't forget to keep clipping those Box Tops for Education and drop them off in the Box Tops collection box in the main office. Each one is worth 10 cents - over time, that can add up to a significant fundraiser for our school!