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Dogwood Elementary

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Spanish Club

The deadline to receive applications for Spanish classes has been extended until Fri. Sept. 28 to ensure all parents have received the application. If you haven't received it, please check your child's Wed. folder this week. Gracias!

 

Boosterthon

Thanks to all who contributed to Dogwood's Boosterthon.  We raised nearly $47,000 for our new school playground!!

Flu Vaccine and Meningitis Information Sheets

 Meningitis 

Bullying Information

Parents, please refer to the following chart when examining bullying at school:

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GMSD District News

A grandmother plays bingo with her grandson at Dogwood Elementary School.

Grandparents invade the district: Bingo at Dogwood, Breakfast for Grandparents at Riverdale, and Games with Grandparents at Farmington Elementary School

Germantown, Tennessee--September 12, 2018--“Grandparents are important,” said Dogwood Bingo with Grandparents Night organizer Diane Perry.  “It’s wonderful to see different age groups coming together,” she said.  Hosting a bingo night was something that Dogwood wanted to do this year, and Perry brought the idea to fruition.  The sign-ups for the bingo night were very popular and the evening was a huge hit for all ages.  With a few celebrity Dolphin bingo callers, some pizza and great family, students and their grandparents competed for candy prizes for an hour last Friday evening.
 
 
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Two girls from the girls cross country team at Dogwood stretch out before a race.

Dogwood Cross Country Team zooms into the fall season with two first place team wins

Germantown, Tennessee--September 10, 2018--The Dogwood Cross Country team participates in many races throughout the season.  They practice three times a week and participates in fun team building activities like cross country camp in the preseason, movie nights, and team dinners and outings. The team is participating in Memphis Youth Athletic league where they run in five to six one-mile races against other elementary schools at Shelby Farms during September and October.   More +
Infographic that shows that Dogwood is currently in the lead for runners.

Germantown Municipal School District goes gold while promoting September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Germantown, Tennessee--September 11, 2018--From Houston Middle School hosting a fundraising PJ Day, to the sale of specially themed Blow Pops at Houston High School--the entire district is gearing up to go gold in support of St. Jude in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  Join us on Septmember 22 for the annual St. Jude Walk Run. More +

Dogwood's Mission Statement

 
 
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

Message from Our Principal

Welcome Home Dogwood Families! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and enjoyed the time off. We have been extremely busy this summer with new furniture for the library, paint in the cafeteria and hiring new teachers. We also attended professional development in Las Vegas, Chicago and Boston. Even our teachers go to school! continue

Week at a Glance:

Sept. 22 St. Jude Run/Walk
Sept. 28. Family Movie Night 
 

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of severe weather during dismissal, we will hold students in the building until it is safe to be outside.  If parents are waiting outside you will be invited to come inside and wait in the library or cafeteria.  We will not dismiss students under any type of weather warning, severe wind, lightening or heavy rain.  Please remain patient so that we can keep our students safe.  We are not recommending early check outs.  If you do need to check your student out for any other reason, please remember we will not release any students after 3:15 pm.  

Thank you DES Admin

 

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Transportation Information

BUS INFORMATION

                                   BUS INFORMATION

Parents may track their students' buses in the Durham Bus Tracker Application below: 

http://www.gmsdk12.org/DurhamTrackerInstructions.aspx 

 

Section 504 Links

 

Section 504 and ADA Grievance Procedures

504 Coordinator:  joye.phipps@gmsdk12.org

Important Car Rider and Parking Information

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.

Title 1 Provisions for Parents

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

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.  
 
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