Happy New Year Shepherd families, teachers, and staff!
We hope that you had a joyful (and restful) holiday season. Thank you for all of your contributions to the Shepherd community this year. We look forward to working with you in 2016.
Coming soon ...
Each year, the PTA allots funding for each teacher to purchase items needed for her or his classroom. This funding is made possible by your contributions and PTA activities like Fall Fest, the Spring Gala, and smaller fundraisers like the bake sale.
This year, each teacher will have $250 to spend. More information soon on the teacher wish lists process.
Construction Community Meeting
Please join us on Wednesday, January 20th @ 6:00 PM for a community meeting on the Shepherd construction with Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon Todd. Representatives from the Department of General Services and DC Public Schools will be present. Bring your questions and concerns about the construction work to date and plans for the remainder of the year.
We will hold the January PTA meeting immediately following the construction meeting.
The annual Shepherd Spring Gala (with silent and live auction) is our biggest social event and fundraiser of the year. A successful Spring Gala needs help from lots and lots of parents and teachers!
Start thinking about the businesses that you patronize frequently and could ask for a donation for the auction.
Have season tickets for a sports team, concert series, or plays? Have a vacation home. Consider donating tickets or a weekend away.
Committees are forming now. Please contact Jennell Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer. You can contribute as much or as little time as you have available - everyone welcome and appreciated!