news and events

September 20th, 2019, Message from Principal Hedlund

Thank you to all the family members who attended the first PTA meeting this past Wednesday. It was well attended and representative of students in all grades. You make our community strong and welcoming. Go Mustangs!

Please check today’s announcements closely as clubs will begin in the next several weeks. At the PTA meeting, I announced that Shepherd will have a Winter Concert and a Musical this year. Students will have input on the selection of the Musical, and the Winter Concert will involve all grades. Keep an eye out for additional details as they are determined.

Movie Night is Friday, September 27th, and Fall Festival will be here before you know it. Picture Day is Friday, October 4th, and Parent Teacher Conferences will be on Friday, October 11th. Please remember that there will be no school for students that day.

Mrs. Hagan and Mrs. Zepeda will host a breakfast on Tuesday, September 24th for our English-language learner families. Madame Gadie and Mr. Hernandez will host a World Language Information Session on Friday, October 4th from 8:00-8:40 am in the Library. They will provide an overview of the curriculum and objectives for language instruction at Shepherd.

Enjoy this beautiful fall weekend! Six of us will be attending IB training in Fairfax tomorrow, thanks to PTA funding. Ms. Rottman and Ms. Mack attended training two weeks ago. There will be more updates and communication on the IB program in the coming weeks. Since we will be evaluated in a year’s time, IB will be an important focus area in SY2019-20, and we would love you to be involved in that process.

With gratitude,
Phyllis

Phyllis Hedlund, Ed.D.
Interim Principal

Upcoming Events

EL Breakfast
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
7:45 am

Shepherd Community Center Meeting
Thursday, September 26, 2019
6:00 pm in the Multipurpose room

Movie Night
Friday, September 27, 2019
6:30 pm in the Multipurpose room

Kiwanis Club Annual Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, September 28 9:00 am to noon
Trinity Episcopal Church
7005 Piney Branch Road, NW

Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 8 am
*3 meeting locations – Lowell School, Marvin Caplan Park and Shepherd Park Christian Church

Student Picture Day
Friday October 4, 2019
Make Up Picture Day
Thursday December 5, 2019

World Language Information Session

Friday October 4, 2019 8:00-8:40 am

Library