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Class T Shirts

The deadline for purchasing class t-shirts is September 18th. The shirts can be purchased on My School Bucks.

Contact Leigh Daigle with any questions.

Join the PTO!

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Please Join and Volunteer for the PTO!

Everything is online and super easy to do! The goal is 100% participation!

Frequently Asked Questions about PTO Membership:

I joined last year, do I need to join again?

Yes, we ask our families to join the PTO each year. Your annual dues support the PTO events and activities all year long.  

I get the Dolphin Digest each week, so does that mean I am a PTO member?

No, anyone can subscribe to the Dolphin Digest. The PTO wants everyone to have access to information. Your annual PTO dues do help cover the cost of our Constant Contact email service. To be a PTO member, please follow the link above and join the PTO.  

What benefit do I get for joining the PTO?

In addition to supporting our fantastic Dogwood students, teachers, and community, PTO members receive access to the online PTO Member Directory through Membership Toolkit. Members can access the directory on the Membership Toolkit webpage or through the Membership Toolkit app. After you join, download the Membership Toolkit app and log in. In the app, you can search for names, filter by class, touch to call or text, pull up maps, and add contacts to your phone. You will love it!!  

Don't forget to download the Membership Toolkit App on Apple or Google to your smart phone!

Please contact our Membership Chairperson, Jamie Bialowitz, with any questions. 

Shout Outs


Shout out to:

Aimee Puryear for planning a delicious welcome back breakfast for our teachers.

All of the volunteers that helped move our teachers back into their classrooms.

Marley Slutz for planning a "Remarkable" teacher treat for August.

Bethany Slocum, Hayley White, Nabiha Huda, and Aimee Puryear for cleaning and decorating the Teacher's Lounge. 

Jamie Bialowitz for all her work on Membership Toolkit and promoting Dogwood PTO membership.

Carrie Mayrhofer for redesigning our Dolphin Digest and always staying on top of our communications.

Ann Gee for working hard to secure room parents (and all of those that have stepped up to take on such a critical role this year!)

Nabiha Huda for making our social media gifs.

Holly Kulp for helping to organize the PTO storage unit.

Angela Griffith for ensuring our Daisy Dolphin statue was masked and setting a good example for our students.

Katie Laird for welcoming our new families, organizing tours, and being there to greet our new kindergarteners and parents during their first few days of school.

Carie Alley for helping with new family tours, and for organizing the beautiful welcome signs during the first week of school from Sign Gypsies and Celebrations ‘N More 901.

All of our parents and students that made signs, drew pictures, and wrote notes for our teachers during the first week of school.

Ryan Strain for organizing Dogwood Dads to help with the move and major lifting, and putting together carts.

Jana Savage for delivering plants and notes through Dogwood community care.

Beth Ueleke for placing beautiful planters at our entrances. 

Jenna Cox, Carrie Mayrhofer, and Jeff Moyer for working packet pickup for our virtual families and students. 

And of course, to the real rock stars - our teachers, staff, and administration who continue to knock this school year out of the park, making our students feel safe & loved, and our school a place of fun and learning!

If you know of someone that has helped our Dogwood community, please email Karen Viotti so they can be recognized!


NEW 6th GRADE HOUSTON MIDDLE PARENTS! Keep connected by joining HMS PTO! Your $15 membership fee will also give you access to the online PTO directory, which provides member/student contact information so you can stay in touch during this challenging time. When you purchase a PTO membership you will also receive an HMS car magnet to show your school spirit. While you are joining the PTO, you can also make a donation to this year's Family Donation Drive. Donors will receive a mask lanyard while supplies last.

To join and make your donation, simply click here and log in with your Membership Toolkit Account. 

If you have any questions, please email the HMS PTOThank you for your commitment to supporting our students and teachers! 


Cross Country

Calling all runners! All students in grades 3-5 are invited to join our local cross country club for the fall 2020 season. Anyone who wants to run is welcome - beginners, experienced runners, and everyone in between!

For more information on practice times, meets, and fees, please click here. Contact Coach Kathryn Hickey with questions.


Give Back to the PTO

Please click on the images below to enroll in these programs which give a portion of your purchase back to the Dogwood PTO! If you have any questions about enrolling, please contact Tiffany Smith, PTO Ways and Means Chairperson.



Curriculum Nights

Virtual Curriculum Nights will be held this week. Your teacher will be emailing you with details and a link to the Zoom meeting if they have not done so already. The dates/times are as follows:

Tuesday, September 1- 3rd at 4:00, 4th at 5:00, 5th at 6:00

Thursday, September 3- Gifted, ESE and Pre-K at 4:00, 1st at 5:00, 2nd at 6:00


Technology FAQ

Our Tech Coaches have created a Frequently Asked Questions document to assist you with various tech programs. Please visit the

Elementary Tech FAQs for assistance with technology.


Attention fifth grade students! The DES Orchestra is looking for interested students for a beginning strings course that will meet during the school hours. There is a growing body of research that shows that studying music in school is of tremendous benefit to every child, and we are eager for your child to begin to experience those benefits as well.You can learn more by watching this recruitment video.

If you are interested in joining, please fill out the registration form, or you can contact Mr. Smith with any questions.


Wellness Screening

Parents, please remember to complete our Daily Skyward Wellness Screening Tool. Only students who are attending school in-person, or otherwise coming onto campus for an after school activity need to complete the daily screening. 

Please view this video and these General Health Guidelines from our Student Services Department for more information.


Bicycle Safety

Please remind your children to wear their helmets when riding their bikes to and from school. It is a TN state law that anyone under the age of 16 is required to wear a helmet while riding, and all bikes should be equipped with at least a front white light and a red rear reflector. We want our Dolphins to stay safe!

Box Tops for Education

Parents, did you know that the new Box Tops for Education app will automatically find participating products purchased at any store and instantly add cash to Dogwood's earnings?

Visit Box Tops for Education to sign up for the program. Be sure to download the app so you can scan your grocery receipt before you even leave the store!

Watch this quick video to see how easy the new program is to use!

You will be able to select your child's classroom to help them earn a pizza party! Be sure to tell your friends and family about the app!



Girl Scouts

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Contact Paula Bailey with any questions.


Tuesday, September 1 Curriculum Night- 3-5 Grades

Thursday, September 3 Curriculum Night- Gifted, ESE, PreK, 1, 2

Monday, September 7 Labor Day- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, September 8- Thursday, September 24 Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, September 10 Virtual Room Parent Meeting 9:00 AM

Monday September 14- Tuesday September 15 Vision Screenings (K, 2, 4)

Tuesday, September 15 Virtual PTO General Meeting 9:00 AM

Wednesday, September 16 Quarter 1 Interims


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