Shepherd Fall Fest
Shepherd's annual Fall Fest celebration is Saturday, October 17th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. Fall Fest is a great opportunity to meet or reconnect with other Shepherd families as well as members of the Shepherd Park community.
This year, Fall Fest will be held on the Shepherd Lower Field and Playground due to construction and changes in the DC permit process. Look forward to lots of fun activities sponsored by our children's classrooms as well as food and fall festivities. A big thank you to the room parents who are helping to coordinate the activities.
A successful Fall Fest needs your help! Please respond to requests from your room parents for contributions to support the activities and volunteer your time to staff your class or grade's table. We will also need volunteers for general Fall Fest activities like grilling food and staffing the food, welcome, and first aid tables.
More info to come - watch for a special Fall Fest email blast with information on ticket purchase, activities, and t-shirt and sweatshirt sales plus a link to sign up to volunteer for general Fall Fest activities or to bring your grill or cooler for the day.
Be sure to visit the Book Fair during Fall Fest. The school will be open for book purchases (and for bathrooms!)
Did You Know?
Shepherd is active on Twitter! Find out more about what is happening day-to-day at Shepherd. View tweets from Shepherd on the Shepherd ES homepage or click on the links here in the Mustang (left panel) to follow Shepherd on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook. Keep up the great work, Ms. Charles and Ms. Moorefield - you are Twitter stars!
Walk to School Day
Join students, parents, and staff for Shepherd's annual Walk to School Day celebration on Wednesday, October 7th! Participation is easy-just walk to school. Either walk from home along your customary route, or meet us at one of two meet-up locations to join a walking school bus led by parent volunteers. The meet up locations are:
Click here for a map of the walking routes. Interested in helping with this event? Please contact Jim Elliott at email@example.com. We need parent volunteers to help lead the walking school buses and distribute refreshments and other goodies at the school.
- Marvin Caplan Park at the corner of Alaska Avenue and Holly Street, NW. This walking school bus leaves promptly at 8:10 a.m.
- The triangle park at the corner of Luzon Avenue and Van Buren Street. This walking school bus leaves promptly at 8:00 a.m.
Update: T-shirts and sweatshirts will be available at the Shepherd Fall Fest on Saturday, October 17th.
PTA Board Vacancy - Election at October PTA Meeting
The position of PTA First Vice President is currently vacant. We will hold an election to fill the position at the October PTA Meeting on Wednesday, October 21st.
To nominate yourself or someone else, please contact Leonie Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Before nominating someone else, please discuss with them and confirm their interest!
Nominations must be received by Wednesday October 7th @ 11:59 PM to be included. Please send the following: candidate name, email address, telephone number, and brief candidate statement.
To run for the vacant office AND to vote in the election, you must be a member in good standing with the PTA at least 14 days prior to the election. This includes payment of the annual PTA dues of $20 per family.
Please click here to pay your PTA dues by Wednesday October 7th so you can participate in the election as a candidate or voter!
Thank you to those of you who have contributed to the 180 Fund to date ($180 = $1 per day to support initiatives for our students, teachers and staff). If you have contributed to the 180 Fund, please also pay your PTA dues of $20. Thank you for your support!!