Summer Redskins Event 

Redskins Back-to-School Fair (Get your 1st-5th graders registered and FREE supplies/services)

The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation is hosting a Back to School Fair, in partnership with Catholic Charities, which will take place Saturday, August 22nd at FedEx Field.  The event will best serve 1st-5th grade students and their families in the D.C. Metro Area.  Space is limited and children must register! Attendees can choose to participate in either the 9am-11am shift or the 12pm-2pm shift.  The fair will provide a central place to receive free services, school supplies and information to prepare students for the upcoming school year. FREE services for children include: dental exams, physicals, haircuts, school supply distribution and more!  Space is limited to 400 students. Please spread the word with your families ASAP.  

Contact Catholic Charities at schoolfair@catholiccharitiesdc.org to register or if you have questions.

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 Summer Play Dates

The Shepherd PTA is sponsoring play dates throughout the remainder of the summer. The play dates will occur on the following dates, weather permitting: August 8 and August 22.

The play dates will be divided into two groups: Early Childhood and Upper Grades. The Early Childhood play dates will include students from PK-3 to First Grades, and the Upper Grades play dates will include students from Second to Fifth Grades. The Early Childhood play dates will be held from 9:00-10:30 am, while the Upper Grades play dates will be held from 10:30 am-12:00 pm.  All of the play dates will be held at the Shepherd Park playground in the 1400 block of Jonquil Street NW, next to Shepherd ES’s lower field.

This is a great opportunity to reconnect with schoolmates, make new friends and transition into a new school year. There will be some juice boxes, ice pops and snacks available. We hope to see you there!

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Welcome Shepherd’s New Principal 

We are excited to announce that Jade Brawley has been selected to serve as Shepherd’s new principal starting June 29, 2015. Jade Brawley has served the students of DC Public Schools for over 14 years and for her entire career in education. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in elementary education from Trinity University. Please join us in welcoming her to the Shepherd community.

Click HERE to download the letter from Chancellor Kaya Henderson detailing Ms. Brawley’s experience and the candidate selection process.

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 C4DC: Education Council Coalition

C4DC is a coalition of Education Councils and networks representing all eight Wards and six citywide organizations active on education issues. You can view their website HERE to learn more about what they are doing to ensure ALL DC students have equal access to public education opportunities.

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Can you support our music program?

Click here to find out how.  Every little bit counts!

Thank You!

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Shepherd/TI Tutoring Program

For 17 years, the Shepherd/TI Tutoring Program has provided free weekly tutoring for Shepherd Elementary students.  This year’s program is now open for tutees! The program meets every Sunday (except holiday weekends) from 5 to 6 pm at Tifereth Israel, a synagogue at the corner of 16th and Juniper Streets.

If you would like your child to participate, please email Susan Catler, liaison for the program, at shepherdtutoringprogram@gmail.com. Include your name and contact information (email and phone), child’s name, grade and teacher. For more information, visit Tutoring on the Shepherd Elementary website.

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The NW Saturday Academy is a new math, computer science and robotics program for DC youth and we are happy to announce that it will be hosted at our own Shepherd Elementary School beginning in February. Third, fourth and fifth grade students will learn computer coding by creating alterations, or “mods”, for the popular game Minecraft, boost their math acumen through study in a blended learning model class and get an introduction to the creativity and fun of engineering by building Lego robots. For more information about the program, please visit us at www.nwsadc.com.

–Christopher Alexander, parent of 2 Shepherd ES students.

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The PTA’s “180 Fund”

We just made giving easier with PayPal!

Could you give a dollar a day to help Shepherd Elementary School reach its full potential?

(Or give what you can!  Our goal is participation by 100% of all Shepherd families, regardless of amount.)

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Shepherd School Improvement Team (SIT)

Parents Needed.  Click here for more information or contact LSAT Chair Keith White.

Renovations Continue!

⇒ SEE renovation pictures from the summer of 2013. ⇒ SEE the PowerPoint presentation from the June 2013 community meeting. ⇒ VIEW a slide show of the first set of architect drawings.  ⇒ MORE Info.

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 Holiday Concert 2014 - 2nd-5thHoliday Concert 2014 - Preschool-1st Grade

Thank you to everyone who attended our winter holiday concert!  Congratulations Students and Mr. Gonzalez on a wonderful performance.

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Thank You, Ledo Pizza

For Your Support of our School!

Kelly and Tim Shuy, Ledo Pizza, Georgia Avenue

Kelly and Tim Shuy, Ledo Pizza, Georgia Avenue

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Join the effort to get Paul Robeson included in music textbooks

>> more info

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Shepherd Graduates – and Teacher! – Featured in the Washington Post

  ⇒  Read the Story   ⇒  View Photos

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DCPS Testing

>> Click here to see PowerPoint presentation on DC-CAS and AYP.