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February 2, 2020, Message from Principal Hedlund

It’s the beginning of February and we have a lot of exciting events planned for students and their families.
Last week the Black History Month committee, which is comprised of staff and parents, met and decided to make the week of 2/24 Black History Month Week. Each day we celebrate with a different event or activity. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, February 24
REP HBCU Colleges with shirts/sweatshirts

Tuesday, February 25th
Dress up like an honorable Black History Month figure

Wednesday, February 26th
Black History Month Bowl

Thursday, February 27
Now Let Me Fly @ 6:30-8 pm (families and students invited)
3rd grade production of the play, which is based on hundreds of oral histories and personal interviews to tell the story of the unsung heroes and heroines in the battle for civil rights.

Friday, February 28th
Step Afrika (tentative)
Jazz Night @ 6:30

In addition, we will have a door decorating contest, a daily Black History fact during announcements and a Shepherd Black History Month t-shirt. More details to come . . .
The week of 2/10 will be Great Kindness Challenge, sponsored by the Kindness Club, and will include dress up days Monday through Friday, a door decorating contest with kindness themes and a launch of the Read to Feed Readathon that will last 4-5 weeks to benefit Heifer International. More details to come on that this week too . . .

Have a great week,
Phyllis

Phyllis Hedlund, Ed.D.
Interim Principal

DEAL RISE 2020 – For Fifth Graders only
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, communicating with their teachers, reading their schedules, after school club and activity offerings, how to monitor their grades in Aspen, and much more. Students will also participate in a number of team building activities throughout the week.
Register here.

OTHER UPCOMING DATES
Monday, Feb 10th – Ward 3 Education Network meeting (7pm)
Wednesday, Feb 12th – LSAT and PTA meetings (4:30 pm and 6:30 pm)
Monday, Feb 17th-Fri, Feb 21st – February Break (NO SCHOOL)
Wednesday, Feb 19th – DCPS Oversight Hearing (DC CITY COUNCIL)
Tuesday, Feb 25th –DCPS Parent Workshop at Brookland Middle School (6 pm)
Thursday, Feb 27th – Black History Month event at 6:30 pm
Friday, Feb 28th – Jazz Fest (6:30-8:30 pm)
Wednesday, March 18th – LSAT and PTA meetings (4:30 om and 6:30 pm)
Friday, March 20th – Professional Development Day (NO SCHOOL)
Friday, March 27th – Health/Wellness Fair
Friday, April 3rd – Picture Day
Monday, April 13-Fri, April 17th – Spring Break
Wednesday, April 22nd – LSAT and PTA meetings (4:30 om and 6:30 pm)
Saturday, April 25th – Shepherd Gala and Auction
May 4-8th – Teacher Appreciation Week
Saturday, May 16th-Sunday, May 17th – Shepherd family camping trip
Thursday, May 21st – International Day