Marco's Spirit Night


Holiday Ornament Update

Finished ornaments will be sent home Thursday or Friday in backpacks or Friday at the folder swap for virtual students. Contact Tiffany Smith with questions.

Thanks for painting and raising money for Dogwood!


Packet Pickup

We will be continuing virtual packet pick up every Friday morning from 7:00-8:00 a.m. during the second semester. This drive-by moves quickly and just requires two volunteers to collect packets being turned in and hand our virtual students next week's folders. The school will have everything prepared and ready for us. Please sign up HERE if you can help!

Teacher Favorites

The last week of the first semester is here! If you are looking for a way to show your child's teacher, the administrators, or our staff your appreciation for all they have done in this unprecedented school year, check out these "Teacher Favorites" lists!


Mother-Son Spy Date


Shout Outs

We are so grateful for the amazing help we received for our Daddy-Daughter event this year. Thank you Stacy High for planning and organizing such a memorable event for our Dolphins. Many thanks to Carie Alley, Nabiha Huda, Karen Viotti, Jamie McGill, Holly Kulp, Beth Ueleke, and Hayley White for your time and efforts to make last Saturday a special night for our Dogwood girls. We have the finest support from our Dogwood families! You are all appreciated! Also, thank you to our HHS and HMS student volunteers. We were thrilled to have you and help with our drive-thru stations. Special thanks to Kroger for supplying beautiful stemmed roses that we loved offering the girls and to Miccos for the sweet treat gift cards.

Special thanks to Amy Carter for all of her support of our library and this year's virtual book fair - and especially for the teacher treats!

Huge shout out to Leigh Daigle for organizing our class t-shirts this year. Leigh received, folded, stuffed, labeled, and delivered all of the class t-shirts the Monday following Thanksgiving!

Thanks to Marley Slutz for continuing to love on our teachers each month with fun teachers treats (gift card wall in November and wrapping happy in December!)

Thank you to Jana Savage for loving on our community with cards, flowers, and well wishes.

Thanks to Ann Gee for organizing our Teacher Favorite Lists and making them easily accessible for all!

Special thank you to our Dogwood Admin and Nabiha Huda for planning a wonderful Veterans Day parade, and of course, to Mr. Smith for the music. The parade was a wonderful way to say Thank You to our Veterans!




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

The purchase deadline for ads is Friday, December 18th.

A 1/4 page fifth grade ad or a 1/2 page business ad are $25. 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 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

While you are doing all of your holiday grocery shopping, remember that there is still one more week to enter the Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes! Scan your receipt on the Box Tops app for a chance to win 10,000 Bonus Box Tops for Dogwood Elementary and a Betty Crocker Cookies Cookbook for you. 5 schools will win!

Sweepstakes ends 12/20/2020.




Board of Education Meeting

The next GMSD Board of Education Meeting will be held on 12/15/2020 at the GMSD Board Meeting Room. The Work Session is at 5:30 p.m. and the Business Meeting is at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting will be streamed from the GMSD YouTube Channel.

You can view the agenda 5 days prior to the meeting. The GMC STAR Award recipients will also be recognized at this meeting. Dogwood's 2020 honorees are Angela Martin, Dana Guntharp, and Sue Rho!

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!


Germantown Chorus


Germantown Community Chorus and Germantown Symphony Orchestra are very excited about our upcoming Virtual HOLIDAY Concert, "A Virt-Yule Concert", a pre-recorded and on-line performance premiering Saturday, December 19 at 7 p.m., CST, available for viewing through December 26.

The Chorus and Symphony Orchestra are unable to perform together at this time, but are delighted at the opportunity to present to you a joint virtual Holiday program of traditional to contemporary music.  In addition to new selections by the Chorus, journey through "Days of Christmas Past" with the Chorus and Orchestra to relive moments from Holiday Concerts at the Germantown Performing Arts Center.

Admission is Pay-As-You-Can, starting at $0. Tickets may be purchased on-line in advance or at any time during the concert's viewing window. Tickets and more info available now through the Chorus website.

Viewers can enjoy the concert from the comfort of their own home as many times as they like during the viewing window.

GPAC Presents Peanut Butter and Jammies


Jump into your jammies, grab a cup of cocoa, and join award-winning songwriting duo Mömandpöp for a virtual winter-themed Holiday Snowball in the comfort of your own home!

Featuring insanely catchy music by Bobby Matthews and Virginia Ralph, this Holiday Snowball will feature colorful characters, whimsical props, holiday-inspired tunes, and loads of audience participation.

When you sign-up for the live stream we will send a list of props (bubbles, tissue paper, snow, etc.) ahead of time so that parents can provide a little extra “magic” during the show. Tune in and get ready for a family dance party sure to lift your spirits and make your holidays a little extra bright!

Join us for a Pre-show Pajama Party on Zoom with Mömandpöp just before the Holiday Snowball. Children will get a chance to show off their holiday jammies and participate in virtual games. Be sure to sign-up so we can send you all the information about the Pre-show Pajama Party with Mömandpöp too!

Sign up for the live stream!

Basketball Skills Clinics

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Tuesday, December 15 Board of Education Meeting, 6:30 PM

Wednesday, December 16 Marco's Spirit Night

Thursday, December 17 Pioneer Day (2nd Grade)

Friday, December 18 Fifth Grade and Business Yearbook Ads due

Friday, December 18 End of second quarter- HALF DAY

Monday, December 21- Friday, January 1 WINTER BREAK- NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 4 Administrative Day- NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 12 General PTO Meeting (virtual) 9:00 AM


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