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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PTO Meeting

The next PTO Meeting will be held virtually on October 6th at 6:15 PM. This meeting will include the "State of Our School" report.

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Walk/Bike to School

Walk or bike to school on Wednesday, October 7th! Show your Dolphin Pride by wearing your school shirt or blue and white! Take a selfie on your walk or bike ride and post it on social media with #dolphinswalk.

*Virtual students can walk their neighborhood*

Contact Beth Ueleke with questions.




Shout out to:

Nabiha Huda for decorating and changing out the bulletin board in the teacher's lounge.

Aimee Puryear for coordinating dinner for our teachers during Conference Night from One & Only BBQ, and to Elizabeth Gates for her delivery assistance.

Marley Slutz for delivering a "Scent-sational" teacher treat for September.

Hayley White, Beth Ueleke, Elizabeth Gates, Leanne Howell, Aimee Puryear, and Tina Thorn for working packet pickup for our virtual families and students. 

Jamie McGill for planning a fun treat from Micco's for students that completed their READO forms.

Tina Thorn & Carie Alley for their amazing work planning a fun, socially distanced Family Game Night!

Ann Gee for gatherings and organizing all of our Teacher's Favorite Sheets and coordinating with room parents.

Jana Savage for taking care of our community, including our newest baby Dolphin - Hudson Tubbs!

Jennifer Brown for lending your monogramming talent when we need something special.

Leigh Daigle for working so hard to design, sell, order and distribute our class t-shirts.

Nabiha Huda for quickly planning and putting together a happy treat for our virtual students.

Mrs. Woody for getting the bars removed from the basketball goals!

And as always, 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!



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Email Ms. Mink with any questions.


Masks and Gaiters

The Dogwood Masks and gaiters are in! They will be distributed this week. Please be sure to write your child's name on the tag!

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 6:00Click here to access the meeting. Contact Mrs. Schurtz with any questions.

Speed Stacks


Order your own cups for the upcoming Speed Stacks unit in PE by October 9th!

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.

If you would like to order a set for the holidays, email Mrs. Guntharp and she will leave them at the front desk for you to pick up!


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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Virtual Run Challenge

GMSD Is Running To Bring Attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Let's see which school and class earns the most miles by the end of the challenge! The teacher's class that earns the most miles will win a $50 Amazon gift card (ties will be settled by a random drawing). The school that earns the most miles will earn a lunch for their Administrative staff from Java Cafe!!!

Click Here to log your miles!


Candidate Forum

There will be a school board candidate forum on September 29 at 6 p.m. That forum also will be streamed live on GMSD's YouTube channel.

The moderator for the school board forum, David Reaves, will take questions at The topics for the school board forum include the role of a board member, board and superintendent relationship, legislative issues, educational priorities for the GMSD budget and GMSD strategic plan


Germantown Legends

2020 Fall Registration continues… REGISTER HERE
Come learn to play the world’s most popular sport with your friends, classmates and neighbors!
As the official ‘soccer provider’ to the City of Germantown, the Future Legends REC soccer program is the perfect place for beginners to develop the skills necessary to enjoy the sport for a lifetime.
Registration is done by birth year.  The Future Legends program is open to players born 2016 thru 2011.
The Legends focus intensely on creating brave creative leaders for life.  Our NO guilt, NO shame, NO blame philosophy gives kids the confidence to get out of their comfort zone and create the big play in any situation. 
If you have any questions, please send a message to Germantown Legends or visit the Germantown Legends website.

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.

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Contact Don Eye with any questions.


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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