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PTO ANNOUNCEMENTS

PTO Meeting

The next general PTO meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, August 25 at 9:00 AM.


All are welcome to attend! The meeting can be accessed through this Zoom link.

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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. 

Room Parents

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Room parents are such an important part of Dogwood! Now, more than ever, our wonderful teachers need our support as we head back to school. We don't quite know what the year will look like but we still need you! 


Room parent responsibilities will include communication to parents about PTO and class activities, showering your teacher with love and appreciation on behalf of the class, and organizing any sign up requests or volunteer needs for the teacher. Each teacher (virtual and in person) will have a room parent!


Room parents are still needed for the following classes:

  • 1st: Martens, Bittner
  • 2nd: Anderson, Schurtz, Morris
  • 3rd: Brocato, Berry, Nelson
  • 4th: Yarbro, Zaravar, Boyce
  • 5th: Guynes, Bozeman

SIGN UP TO BE A ROOM PARENT


Contact Ann Gee, PTO Room Parent Coordinator, with any questions.

HMS PTO

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 PTO. Thank you for your commitment to supporting our students and teachers! 

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Masks for Sale

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Liliana McKenna, Dogwood alumni and now 11th grader, has started a sewing business and is selling Dolphin masks and scrunchies! 20% of all purchases of these dolphin masks and scrunchies goes to Dogwood PTO!!


Masks are double-layer cotton, with a filter pocket, and earloop elastic.

Order by messaging @toteally_u on Instagram, through email, or message on Facebook.


Masks are $10, scrunchies are $5, and a mask and scrunchie set is $12 (1 matching mask and scrunchie).


Sizes are average. Please adjust accordingly.

  • K-1st : small child
  • 2nd-3rd : medium child
  • 4th-5th : large child
  • Other: Adult

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.

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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.

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DOGWOOD ANNOUNCEMENTS

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 cashto 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!

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Allergy Medication

Parents of students with life-threatening allergies will need to complete the new TN Department of Health Allergy Action Plan, which will replace the GMSD form for children with allergies. All other medication stored at school will continue to use the GMSD form. 


Please fill out the form, have it signed by your doctor, and bring your child's medication to the school. Nurse Madhi cannot accept any medications until the form is completed and signed by the doctor. 

GMSD ANNOUNCEMENTS

School Board Meeting

There will be a virtual meeting of the GMSD School Board on Tuesday, 8/25/2020. The Work Session begins at 5:30 p.m. The Business Meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. 

The Virtual Meeting will be streamed from the GMSD YouTube Channel. You can view the link to the agenda prior to the meeting.

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At Home Wellness Screenings

Each student must complete a daily, at-home wellness screening. GMSD has made this process easy for parents. In our Skyward Family Access Portal (used for online registration, viewing student grades, etc.) a Wellness Screening button has been added. This function is available in both the desktop and mobile app versions of Skyward. 


Please take a moment to review step-by-step directions for utilizing both the desktop and mobile versions of the Wellness Screening: GMSD Daily Wellness Screening Step Sheet. Our school staff will partner with families to develop this as a daily habit of all parents. 

CITY OF GERMANTOWN ANNOUNCEMENTS

Germantown Legends Soccer

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THE MONTH AHEAD

Tuesday, August 25 Virtual PTO General Meeting, 9:00 AM

Tuesday, August 25 GMSD School Board Meeting, 5:30 PM

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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