Summer Edition
The New Parent Reception and Kindergarten Curriculum Night will be held on T hursday, August 9th. The previous newsletter calendar listed these events on Friday. 
A Welcome Message from the PTO President

Dear Dogwood Families,

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I am honored to serve our students, teachers, and families this year as PTO President.  We have a fantastic group of Board members  who are already working hard to make this a great year at Dogwood.  I invite each of you to join the PTO, get involved, and help make Dogwood even better.  

Please plan to attend the Welcome Back Party in the Park at Dogwood Park on Sunday, August 5th from 1:00 - 3:00.  We will be honoring our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Joye Phipps.  Come meet Mrs. Phipps, catch up with old friends, and meet new friends at this casual kickoff to the school year.  Mama D's Italian Ice will be there selling their delicious frozen treats to keep you cool.  

If there is ever anything the PTO can do to better serve you or if you have suggestions or feedback, please contact me or any of our Board members.  We have a wonderful year ahead! 


Elizabeth Gates


If you are a returning student, please follow this link for registration information:  

Online registration closes July 27th

New Students and Kindergarten Students may submit online registration for the 2018-2019 school year.  Once the online application has been submitted, families will take current proofs of residency and ALL required New Student documents to Dogwood to complete the registration process.  In-person registration will be available at Dogwood Monday, July 23rd - Friday, July 27th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.  

More information for new students and a  complete list of required New Student documents for registration can be found here:  New Student Registration 2018-2019

PTO Website

Please visit the PTO website to learn more about the PTO, our events, and ways you can get involved! The PTO Guidebook can also be found here!

My School Bucks

Skip the lines at Open House!  MySchoolBucks is open to accept pre-orders and payments for:
  • student instructional fee
  • class t-shirts
  • Dogwood spirit shirts 
  • 3rd grade chair bags (these are the same bags used in previous grades)
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Dogwood agenda books
  • 4th & 5th musical recorder instruments
  • 3rd, 4th, & 5th Gifted supplemental Math program

New families without a current student ID will not have access to this program at this time. Availability of ordering online will be accessible once a student ID is issued.

School Supplies

If you did not pre-order your school supplies, you can find your class supply list below.  Find your child's school supply list here!

PTO Membership

Be on the lookout for an email from the Dogwood PTO asking  members to review their contact information for the directory and join the PTO for this year!  All  membership payments will be online this year. You will receive the link to renew/join in your email.

Open House

Tuesday, July 31st, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

At Open House you can:
  • Meet your child's teacher. Class lists will be posted at every classroom.  
  • Pickup pre-ordered school supply boxes.
  • Drop off supplies in your child's classroom.
  • Receive bus or car line number.
  • Set up lunch account.
  • Purchase items from the Dogwood Bookstore (agenda books, nap mats, recorders, chair bags, etc.)
  • Sign up for before/after care with REACH.
  • Pay the Student Instructional Fee.
  • Order your class t-shirt.

We can't wait to see you there!  Remember to bring your checkbooks, or prepay for items via My School Bucks (see information on My School Bucks above).

Welcome Back Party in the Park

Join us for a back to school party in Dogwood Park (behind the school) Sunday, August 5th, from 1:00 - 3:00!

Our guest of honor is our new Assistant Principal, Ms. Joye Phipps.

Mama D's will be selling popsicles and Italian ice for $4 each. 

Curriculum Night

Save the date for our upcoming Curriculum Nights! Your Curriculum Night will be held in your child's classroom. We ask that only adults attend C urriculum Night.

Thursday, August 9, Kindergarten 6:15 - 7:15 PM 
(please note, Kindergarten Curriculum Night will be immediately following the New Parent Reception, which will be held in the cafeteria at 5:15.)

Monday, August 13, Grade 2, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Monday, August 13, Grade 1, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Tuesday, August 14, Grade 3, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, August 14, Grade 4, 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, August 16, Grade 5, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 16, PreK, 5:00 - 6:00 PM

Thursday, August 16, Apex, Special Ed, and Specialist, 6:00 - 7:00 PM
Community Involvement
Treasures for Teachers

For the past two years, the Germantown Education Foundation has worked with donors like you to help our teachers buy needed supplies for their classrooms. As we enter into our 3nd annual Treasures for Teachers campaign, we need your help again!  
Only with community partners like you can we help our teachers make their classrooms special places to learn and keep Germantown Municipal Schools a leader in statewide education. Again this year, our community partner Knowledge Tree is contributing $20 for every $100 you give to Treasures for Teachers. This will provide a $120 gift card to each GMSD teacher to spend on classroom supplies.
For your $100 Treasures for Teachers sponsorship:
  • Your individual or business name will be listed on a large print media display at each school for the entire school year.
  • You will be invited to a public recognition of sponsors and the announcement of the additional funds during the GMSD district-wide teacher in-service on August 3, 2018.
  • You will be recognized in media coverage at the in-service with City of Germantown Aldermen and staff present; including social media recognition, website recognition and public promotion.
Choose your way to be part of the 2018 Treasures for Teachers program:
Here's to a successful school year for our GMSD teachers, students and families.

Kristi Ransom
Executive Director
Germantown Education Foundation
Edie Fleming
Chair- Treasures for Teachers
Germantown Education Foundation
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

Join the GMSD Team as we race to support St. Jude! The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer will be held on September 22, 2018. 

Click here to  Join the Dogwood Team - Be sure you select the Dogwood Team from the list of schools.

Whether you are walking, running, or cheering on our team, you can order a t-shirt to support the cause. There are cotton and dri-fit options! Orders are due August 17th.

Click here for more information or to order your t-shirt!  GMSD St. Jude Walk/Run T-Shirts

Shop and Support the Dogwood PTO
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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, July 25 Marco's Pizza Night 10:00 AM - 10:00  PM
Tuesday, July 31
Welcome Back Open House
PTO Membership Drive Begins
3:00 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, August 5
Welcome Back Party in the Park
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Monday, August 6
First Day of School
8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
Monday, August 6 -
Wednesday, August 8
Kindergarten Phase-In Week

Thursday, August 9
New Parent Reception
5:15 - 6:15 PM
Thursday, August 9
Kindergarten - Curriculum Night 
6:15 - 7:15 PM
Saturday, August 11
Kindergarten - Meet and Greet
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, August 13
Grade 1 - Curriculum Night
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Monday, August 13
Grade 2 - Curriculum Night
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 14
General PTO Meeting
9:00 AM
Tuesday, August 14
Grade 3 - Curriculum Night
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday, August 14
Grade 4 - Curriculum Night
6:00 - 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 16
Grade 5 - Curriculum Night
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 16
PreK - Curriculum Night
5:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 16
Apex, Special Ed & Specialists - Curriculum Night
6:00 - 7:00 PM

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