Family Game Night

Family Game Night Update - Pre-order Dinner Options Now Available!

Family Game Night, a socially distanced replacement for Family Movie Night, is October 2nd! We hope to see you in our drive-thru game kit pickup from 5:30-6:30 on Friday, October 2nd. Guarantee your Game Night Kit and let us know that you'll be taking advantage of one of our pre-order dinner options through the Google Form. Reservations are not required, but will ensure that you have a kit available at pick-up!

Mellow Mushroom and Yippie Trippie & The Porkstars have graciously agreed to provide a pre-order dinner option which can be picked up ON CAMPUS at Dogwood during the Game Kit pick-up window from 5:30-6:30. If you would like to take advantage of this "grab and go" dinner option from one of these vendors:

  • For Mellow Mushroom please call (901)907-0243 and specify that you are pre-ordering for the "Dogwood Family Game Night Event" and the time that you will be picking up. Orders can be placed from the full menu and must be pre-paid at the time of calling. Pre-orders will be taken until 5pm on Thursday, October 1st. Please DO NOT use the online order option through Mellow Mushroom as those order will not be brought to the school for pick-up.
  • For Yippie Trippie & The Porkstars please send a message via Facebook Messenger and specify that you are pre-ordering for the "Dogwood Family Game Night Event" and the time that you will be picking up. Orders can be placed from the full menu and may be pre-paid at the time of calling. Pre-orders will be taken until 5pm on Thursday, October 1st.

Contact Tina Thorn with any questions.

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Thank you all so much for participating in our 2020 Boosterthon Fun Run/Dance Off Fundraiser. All of our students had a great time participating and learning about the power of teamwork, care, courage, grit and celebration through the character theme, Sports City Now! We should have a final fundraising total to announce in the coming days so stay tuned to our Dogwood Elementary Facebook Page! Thank you!

Title 1

Join us for a virtual meeting to hear about the Dogwood Title 1 program and what it does for our school. It will be held just before the PTO meeting on October 6th at 6:00. Click here to access the meeting. Contact Mrs. Schurtz with any questions.

Box Tops for Education

Have you tried the new Box Tops for Education App? Did you know you can turn on Scan Reminders in the Box Tops mobile app to receive a friendly reminder on your phone to scan your receipts? You can even customize the frequency of your reminders to match your weekly shopping routine! Make sure you have the latest version of the app to see this new feature.

Click below to register for Box Tops for Education!


Speed Stack Cups

Order your own cups for the upcoming Speed Stacks unit in PE!

The school is only accepting credit card payments. Please go to the Speed Stacks website and select your state and school.

Choose the gear you want and complete your payment. Keep in mind your instructor has limited quantities of each color and it's on a first come first served basis. Please have a second and third color choice.

Print and bring your receipt to pick up your Speed Stacks at the school.

Contact Mrs. Martin with any questions.



Virtual Parent Workshop

Lindsey Blevens, LPC from Lakeside, will be hosting a workshop for GMSD parents. This event is open to all GMSD parents/guardians, and the presentation is called "A look at our kids mental health: Coping with the new normal" . It will happen virtually on September 29, 2020 at 6pm via Google or Zoom link (platform depends on how many sign up). Parents can register by emailing Christy Law by Monday September 28, 2020 by 8am.

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No Cost Meals

Beginning Monday, September 14, student meals in GMSD will be served at no cost to all students through December 2020! Free meals include both breakfast and lunch.

What does this mean for your GMSD student(s)?

  • Students in GMSD have access to free meals.
  • This program only applies to students 18 and younger.
  • Remote learning students are eligible as well.
  • Students will continue to provide their Meal ID#’s.
  • Only reimbursable breakfast and lunch meals are at no cost to the student.
  • This USDA waiver does not apply to either a la carte items (i.e., bottled water, chips, etc.) or second meals. Feel free to add funds to your child’s meal account if they wish to purchase a la carte items via My School Bucks


Considering economically challenging times, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing funding to GMSD to support the school nutrition program for ALL students. This funding was designated by the USDA to help families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For additional information about our cafeteria services, see this link.



Girl Scouts

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Super Scout Virtual Run (October 2nd-4th)

Come Support Girl Scouts by participating in the Super Scout Run. Funds raised will be used for supplies for new Girl Scout troops forming for 2020-2021 school year. You can register for the race here.

This is a Girl Led event planned by 6th & 7th grade Girl Scouts in Germantown, TN.

There will be Overall & 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place Age group awards. Overall winners will receive a $50 Breakaway gift card. (Age group categories: 6 & Under, 7&8, 10-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

All participants will receive a mask tie dyed by Girl Scouts and can earn a Super Scout Run patch by participating in a Scavenger Hunt. There will be door prizes also from Chick Fil A, Starbucks, Donut Hut, Smoothie King & Mary Kay. The deadline to register is September 30th.

Boy Scouts

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Contact Ken Allen with any questions.


SCOUTING PROGRAM IN YOUR COMMUNITY; Something for every age group.

COVID came and everything shut down. Schools, restaurants, sports and summer camps all closed. It is BORING. Well not everything shut down. Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA changed, but did not stop. Yes, everyone went virtual for a while, but now units are meeting in small groups with temperature checks, social distancing, masks and fun. Some groups have even gone hiking, camping, canoeing etc.  Boys Life magazine is free for the rest of the year for all. Boys Life has also put on the Trek@2 program all summer on its Facebook page. You can see the videos any time. This weekend the Scout Saturday Live program is back. Join the fun today. To find out more about scouting locally and nationally check the Chickasaw Council, Eastern District Facebook Page. 

Check the BeAScout link to find out about a unit near you, or to just get more information. 

Mark P. Clemons, MD 


Membership Chairman Eastern District

Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America

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Contact Don Eye with any questions.


Thursday, September 24 Parent-Teacher Conferences 4-7 pm

Friday, October 2 Family Game Night

Tuesday, October 6 Title 1 Meeting 6:00 PM; PTO Virtual Meeting 6:15 PM

Wednesday, October 7 Walk/Bike to School Day

Monday, October 12- Friday, October 16 FALL BREAK- NO SCHOOL


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