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Rise 2020!

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Don’t miss out on the Rise program for 5th graders transitioning to Deal Middle School in the Fall of 2020. Quick Snapshot: During the week, students will learn about our IB Program, Deal Culture, organization, technology, using a combination lock to open their lockers, navigating Deal,  using the Deal library, understanding their progress report/report cards, […]

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SAVE THE DATE for our annual Spring Gala and Auction – Shepherd’s largest fundraiser of the school year!

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Join parents, teachers, friends and neighbors of Shepherd Elementary School on Saturday, April 25th, 2020 at Bobby Van’s Grill, for our 16th Annual Spring Gala and Auction! Your ticket purchase secures your entrance to a fantastic evening of entertainment, featuring our live and silent auction, while you enjoy cocktails, diverse beer & wine offerings, and […]

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Mustang Bulletin – January 22, 2020

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All School Morning Meeting is this Friday (Jan 24th) at 8:45 am in the Multipurpose Room and will be hosted by First Grade. Come join us if you haven’t been to one of the All School Morning Meetings yet! Monthly Breakfast for Faculty and Staff – Hosted by the Fifth Grade Families this Month – […]

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January 20, 2020, Message from Principal Hedlund

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We continue to work on The 15-day Culture Challenge. This past week, students reviewed expectations for hallways, recess, cafeteria and restrooms in morning meetings. In addition, teachers were challenged to spend two minutes a day for ten days connecting through conversation with a student in their classes. The technique is known as two-by-ten, and it […]

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January 24, 2020, Message from Principal Hedlund

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On Monday and Tuesday, we will attend professional development, and teachers will work on second quarter grades. It is hard to believe that we are midway through the school year! On Tuesday, teachers will attend district-wide professional development based on their grade bands or content area. Here at Shepherd on Monday we will work together […]

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April 22, 2019, Message from Principal Brawley

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Hi Mustangs! I hope everyone enjoyed a delightful spring break! PARCC Practice Tests Our third through fifth graders will participate in practice PARCC testing Tuesday, April 23rd and Wednesday, April 24th. Please make sure your child is well rested and eats a healthy breakfast. PARCC Tests Third through fifth grade students will take the actual […]

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January 3, 2020, Message from Principal Hedlund

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Winter Break. Our custodians worked hard over break, and the floors are sparkling. At last month’s PTA meeting, we discussed doing some resets around culture after Winter Break. Carissa, our SEL central office support person, will speak to us as a group about structured recess hopefully […]

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Looking for Volunteers – Shepherd Jazz Night

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SAVE THE DATE…our 31st annual Shepherd Jazz Night will be Fri, Feb 28th in the Shepherd Multipurpose Room and we’re looking for parent/teacher volunteers to help organize the potluck dinner, decorate the room, and help with promotion! For those who haven’t been before, the event includes a potluck dinner, live and up-close jazz music by […]

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January 10th, 2020, Message from Principal Hedlund

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We continue to work on The 15-day Culture Challenge. This past week, students reviewed expectations for hallways, recess, cafeteria and restrooms in morning meetings. In addition, teachers were challenged to spend two minutes a day for ten days connecting through conversation with a student in their classes. The technique is known as two-by-ten, and it […]

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Kindness Club T-Shirt Sale (Ends January 20th)

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The Shepherd Kindness Club designed shirts that will be available to purchase online through Mon, January 20 and will arrive the last week of January. Shepherd will be participating in The Great Kindness Challenge in February. Students may wear these items throughout that week to celebrate our participation in the Great Kindness Challenge. T-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and hoodies […]