Paint a Piece

Ornaments will be sent home with in-school students on Thursday, November 19. Virtual students will receive their ornaments at packet pickup on Friday, November 20.

Be sure to return your completed ornament to Paint a Piece by November 30th. Instructions are included in the ornament packet.

Contact Tiffany Smith with any questions.


Dogwood Gratitude Challenge

You’ve probably seen our teachers and staff participating in the gratitude challenge on social media and we love it so much, we are participating too! It is that time of year to pause and think about what we are truly thankful for. We’d like to challenge you to post about your gratitude for the things and people at Dogwood that make our community so special. Follow along with the calendar below and when you post be sure to use the hashtag #dolphinlifegratitude to we can find and share your post! Can’t wait to see and share all you are grateful for at Dogwood!


Book Fair

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Please contact Amy Carter, Book Fair Chairperson, with any questions.

Daddy-Daughter Date


Be sure to RVSP here through Sign Up Genius!

Dogwood Family, would you like to be a part of making the Daddy-Daughter Date Picture Perfect? We could use your help before, during and after the event. Please check out this Sign Up Genius to see how you’d best like to volunteer. We couldn’t do this without you!”

Please contact Stacy High, Daddy-Daughter Event Chairperson, with any questions.



Yearbooks are on sale now! Order yours today through My School Bucks. Yearbooks cost $35 and the purchase deadline is Friday, February 26th.

A 1/4 page fifth grade ad or a 1/2 page business ad are $25. The purchase deadline for ads is Friday, December 18th. Purchase of an ad does NOT mean you have purchased a yearbook. They are two separate purchases.

The yearbook staff needs your help! If you have pictures from Game Night, Walk/Bike to School Day, or any themed days, please email them to the yearbook staff. Please be sure to include the grade, teacher's name, and event in the email.

Contact Annabella Brandon with any questions.

Box Tops for Education

As you complete your shopping for holiday meals, be sure that you are scanning your receipts and earning Box Tops for Dogwood! Not sure which products will earn Box Tops? Check out this list of participating products.



Falcon Footlights


Falcon Footlights Booster Club would like to invite FES, DES, FHES and HMS students to audition for our 2020/2021 production of the Broadway Jr Musical Revue! Auditions this year will be taking place at Grace Evangelical Church across from Houston High School on November 17th and 19th from 4-7 PM. Safety and the health of our students is very important to us, so we will be limiting the number of people inside the building for auditions. We ask that parents wait in the car during your child's audition time. Please follow the steps below:

1. Please use the Sign up Genius Link to audition for the Broadway Jr. Musical Revue. 

2. Download and print the Audition Form and bring with you to your Audition. (We can not accept your audition without a completed form.)

3. Go to the Music page and prepare ONE song for your audition.*

4. Go to the Choreography page to watch and learn the dance and be ready to perform for your audition.

5. If you would like to audition for host or emcee please be prepared to recite the dialogue listed on the website.

*You are welcome to sing a different song of your choosing. If so, you must bring your own accompaniment track.

** If you are unable to audition in person, please email us for Virtual Audition information.

If you have any questions concerning the audition process, please email the Falcon Footlights, visit their webpage, or follow their Facebook page.

GMC PTO Essay Contest

Each year, the Germantown Municipal Council PTO hosts an essay contest for all students in grades K-12 in GMSD. This year, we are happy to present an essay contest created by one of our GMSD student interns, Priyanka Phaniraj, who is a Junior at Houston High School.
  • The topic for this year's essay contest is "What Does Diversity Mean to Me?" 
  • Submit your entry HERE
  • The deadline to submit is Friday, January 15, 2021.
Please click here for more details and essay requirements for each grade level.
We look forward to finding out what diversity means to you!

Teacher of the Month

The Germantown Education Commission honors a teacher and student each month during the school year. Winners are selected from those nominated by parents, students, teachers or school administrators. Youth Excellence Award winners must be a high school senior living in Germantown but can attend any school. Teacher of the Month award winners must teach in a public or private school within Germantown. Awards are presented monthly during meetings of the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen. Sponsors are invited to participate in the award presentation.


Tuesday, November 17 GMSD School Board Meeting, 6:30 PM

Thursday, November 19 Virtual Room Parent Meeting, 11:30 AM

Friday, November 20 Farm Day (Kindergarten)

Monday, November 23-Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving Break- NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 30-Friday, December 4 Virtual Book Fair

Tuesday, December 1 Virtual PTO Meeting, 9:00 AM

Saturday, December 5 Daddy-Daughter Event, 2-5:00 PM

Thursday, December 17 Pioneer Day (2nd Grade)

Friday, December 18 End of second quarter- HALF DAY


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