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Dogwood is the top giver in Tennessee for the American Heart Association's "Jump Rope for Heart"

March 11, 2018

Angela Martin
Dogwood Elementary School
8945 Dogwood Rd
Germantown, TN 38139 

Dear Angela Martin:

On behalf of the American Heart Association and the millions of Americans we serve, thank you very much for your school's donation of *$56,918.00. Families and schools are critical links in providing the foundation for cardiovascular wellness in our country. By holding this event at your school each year, you raise awareness about heart-healthy living. And you help us fund more lifesaving scientific research and critically needed education efforts. Thank you.

Almost every family in America is touched by heart disease or stroke, and your school's contribution will significantly impact our fight against these devastating illnesses.

We hope that you, your faculty and your students found this lifesaving effort rewarding and enjoyable. You are touching so many lives — and life is why we exist as an organization. Your help and support are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to partnering again with you next year!

Please take a minute to complete our survey and give us your input.

Warm regards,

Nancy Brown
Chief Executive Officer, American Heart Association

Springfest 2018: Save the Date Saturday, April 7

 Save the date for Springfest 2018: Saturday, April 7 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. You won't want to miss this day of family fun featuring games, a silent auction, food, bounce houses and more! And all of the proceeds support Dogwood's PTO.

Kindergarten Camp: June 4-8, 2018

Splash into Kindergarten! If you have - or know of - an upcoming Dogwood kindergartner, be sure to check out this super fun Dogwood Kindergarten Camp. June 4-8 from 9:00 - Noon at Dogwood. See the attached for more information and to register!
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Alan Cheng selected to compete in Tennessee State Spelling Bee

Dogwood Elementary's spelling bee winner, Alan Cheng, has been chosen to compete in the 2018 Tennessee Titans Regional Spelling Bee on March 10 in Nashville.  Alan had to win his school's spelling bee as well as score high enough on a state online test.  
Congratulations, Alan, and go represent Dogwood!  

Flu Letter from Coordinated School Health

Parents, please read the following letter from the GMSD Coordinated School Health on rules to folllow regarding student illness.  We want to keep our schools safe and healthy.

Durham Feedback

Parents, our transportation company, Durham, has set up a way for you to give them feedback.  Click and scan the QR code to be led to the location. here  

Title 1 Provisions for Parents

Dogwood now qualifies for Title 1 status.  Parent provisions are stated in the following letter.

Kindergarten and First Grade moving to Standards Based Grading

Parents, GMSD has chosen to move to a Standards based testing for Kindergarten and First Grades.  Please read here for more information.

Dogwood Student Handbook 2017-2018

Scan here to read the 2017-2018 Handbook.  Be sure to sign and date after reading and turn in to the school office.  

Parents: Special Notification from the State Regarding Flu Vaccination


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Morgan Grow (DES) is named Germantown Education Commission's Teacher of the Month

Morgan Grow (DES) is named Germantown Education Commission's Teacher of the Month

Ms. Grow is a third grade science and social studies teacher at Dogwood Elementary School, where she encourages students to develop of a love of learning. She is loved and respected by her students because she teaches them so much more than academics – she helps them learn how to be their best.



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Houston Youth Wrestling seeking young athletes (K-8)

Houston Youth Wrestling seeking young athletes (K-8)

BOYS AGE: Kindergarten thru 8th grade
PRACTICE DAYS AND TIMES: K-8th grade Mon, Tues, and Fri 6-7:30pm
Location: Houston High School PE Gymnasium
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GMSD student art work displayed at the Dixon Gallery

GMSD student art work displayed at the Dixon Gallery

Several Farmington and Dogwood students are currently featured in a Dixon Gallery art show, Made in Dixon, that will be on display until April 30th at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. More +


8945 Dogwood Road
Germantown, TN 38139
Phone (901) 756-2310
Fax (901) 751-7852
Grades K-5
Enrollment 900+
Hours: 8:45am - 3:45pm
Mascot: Dolphin 
Webmaster: Peter Simons

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Section 504 and ADA Grievance Procedures

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Message from Our Principal

Wow! We are embarking on my second year as principal. We are also approaching Dogwood’s 40th Anniversary. This has been the most challenging and invigorating experience of my educational career. I believe I work at Disney! Dogwood is the happiest place on earth for me, and I hope your children feel the same way about their school.  Continue

Congratulations to Mrs. Dancy: Channel 3 Educator of the week!


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Please view the electronic copy of our DES 2016-2017 Student Handbook that is available on the left toolbar of our website. A signature sheet will go home with all students that is to be signed and returned.


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Helpful Tips
- Morning drop-off will begin at 8:30 a.m. when the school door opens and staff is present to receive students. Therefore, the car line will not begin to move until 8:30.
- Afternoon car line begins moving at 3:45 p.m.
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