M u s t a n g  N e w s l e t t e r
In This Issue
Dates to Remember
Monday, 10/12:
Columbus Day - No school for students or teachers

Wednesday, 10/14
Pre-Kindergarten students visit Green Meadows Farm

Saturday, 10/17
Fall Fest - Shepherd Park Lower Field
Book Fair - Shepherd ES
3:00 - 6:00 PM

Monday, 10/19
Parent-Teacher Conferences - No School for students

Wednesday, 10/21:
Shepherd PTA Meeting
6:30 PM

Friday, 10/30:
End of First Term
Students Dismissed 
at 12:15 PM

Don't Forget!

Shop for Shepherd!

Did you know that many local stores like Giant and Safeway will donate a percentage of your purchases to Shepherd?

Visit the PTA website to find out how:   Shop for Shepherd!

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IB Learner Profile

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Dress Code

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.

Spirit Day

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.

Star Achievers

The Shepherd PTA and Star Achievers are exploring different opportunities for after school activities at Shepherd.  

Click  here to participate in a survey about possible after school activities.
September 28, 2015 
A Message from Principal Brawley

Visiting Classrooms
Parents are encouraged to contact your child's teacher in order to arrange a classroom visit. In addition, all visitors must sign in at the front desk  and  obtain a visitor's pass from Mrs. Brooks (or a staff member in the main office).
Last Chance: New Morning Arrival Pilot Survey 
Don't miss this opportunity to share your thoughts regarding Shepherd's new  morning arrival procedures using the link below:
A Word 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.
  • Remind students to look both ways when crossing the street and follow the directions of the crossing guard (when available).
Shepherd Book Fair
Our book fair will be open during Fall Fest on Saturday October 17 from 3 to 6 pm and the following week from October 19-22 from 8:20-4:00 p.m.. Please shop for books to benefit our school. 

Starting on October 13, you will be able to shop online for our book fair at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/shepherdes    All book sales from the online site will arrive to Shepherd and delivered to your child in early November. Thanks for your support!

Ms. Tiffany
School Librarian

A Message from the PTA
The Shepherd Fall Fest needs you!  
Please click  here to volunteer.

Volunteers needed for set-up, to staff general Fall Fest tables 
(like selling food and drinks), and clean-up.  

Please also consider donating drinks or chips 
or loaning us your grill or cooler for the day! 

Shepherd Elementary | (202) 576-6140 | mustangshepherd2@gmail.com 
7800 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20012