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Dear Dogwood families,
Happy New Year to our families who celebrate Rosh Hasanah! We hope you are having a wonderful time eating your apples with honey and bringing in your new year.
The season of Fall is among us! As the weather turns a little cooler, please write students’ names in anything extra they may bring to stay warm. This will help get it back to your child if they leave it on the playground or on the floor of their classroom.
We have a wonderful opportunity for your family to be creative and innovative in our first ever Cardboard Challenge on Wednesday, September, 28th from 5:30-7:00 PM. A flier was sent home to register your group. This is a fun way to help inspire your child to build whatever they can dream.
South Lakes Homecoming is on October 21st after school. We would love all of our Dragons to come out with Dragon Pride and represent us in the Homecoming parade. Parents do need to accompany students for this fun time, but we would LOVE to have a great showing. We will meet at the parking lot of Safeway. More details to come.
October 27th we will host our Trunk or Treat!!!! Our staff and community members will decorate their cars and hand our spooky treats as we celebrate the fun of the season. This year, Mr. Ericson will host a fitness walk from the community center to the school for Trunk or Treat. Come dressed up in your costume, or simply as you are, to enjoy the festivities.
Parent conferences are happening and it is of the utmost importance that families and the school work together to meet the needs of your child. We look forward to seeing you at school.
We have wonderful things happening at Dogwood! We hope to see you often.
Kate Beckner, Principal
Daphne Holliday, Assistant Principal
Kim Seck, Assistant Principal
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is one of Judaism’s holiest days. Meaning “head of the year” or “first of the year,” the festival begins on the first day of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar, which falls during September or October. Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of introspection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement.Jackets and Winter Coats
If your child needs a warm coat and you need assistance, please reach out to your childs’ teacher or our Family liaisons to support you. We do have many items that are donated and we are happy to support anyone who is in need. Just let the school know.
Our family liaisons are:
Susie Livingood- [email protected]
Andy Sigle- [email protected]
Carmen [email protected]Forms for the 2022-23 School Year
Emergency Care Form (required)
Emergency Care information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Instructions to update this information can be found on the FCPS website. In the application, review the details under ‘Student Info’
Digital Resource Parent Consent (required)
We use a variety of digital tools to support meaningful student learning. This digital form is required for students to access the digital resources utilized by teachers at DWES.
Health Form (required
Health information can be updated as needed through SIS ParentVue. Review the details under ‘Health’
FLE Opt-Out Form (only if opting out)
This form is not required-please complete the form only if you do not want your student to participate and return it to the school.
SR&R While use of ParentVUE to digitally sign the SR&R acknowledgement is preferred, parents/guardians may elect to download and print the SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet from the FCPS public website. If a parent/guardian needs assistance accessing the signature sheet, they may contact their child’s school and ask that the school provide the form. The SR&R Parent/Guardian Signature Sheet is due September 30, 2022.
The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for parents, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees, specifically at Dogwood.Stay in Touch
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Wednesday 9/28 5:30-7:00 PM- Cardboard Challenge
Wednesday 10/5- NO SCHOOL Student and teacher holiday, Yum Kippur.
Monday 10/10- NO SCHOOL Student Holiday, Indigenous People’s Day
Friday 10/21- SLHS Homecoming Parade
Monday 10/24- NO SCHOOL Student and teacher holiday- Diwali
8:35 am - 3:35 pm