Update 11/29/15

Good evening Owl Family,

I hope that you’ve had a wonderful Thanksgiving break and are rested and recharged for these last weeks prior to the winter break. 

Enjoy the rest of the day,

Jen

 

The Week Ahead

Monday,  November 30 – Scholastic Book Fair Begins

9:15-9:45 Friendship Place Assembly for PK-1st Grades, Cafeteria

10:15-10:45 Friendship Place Assembly for 2nd-5th Grades, Cafeteria 

Tuesday, December 1 – Annual Book and Toy Drive Begins

Wednesday, December 2

3:30-4:30 Staff Meeting 

4:30-6:00 PTA Executive Board Meeting, Conference Room

Thursday, December 3

8:45-9:15 Parent Chat, Cafeteria

2:45-3:10 Parent Chat, Cafeteria 

Friday, December 4 – PD Day, No school for students 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 8 – Picture Retakes with Freed Photography

Friday, December 11 – Open House, 9:15-10:30

Saturday, December 12 – Casey Trees Community Planting, 8:00-12:00; EdFest, 11:00-3:00

News and Announcements

Mindset

One of the many skills that we’re trying to teach student is perseverance, especially when confronted with a challenging task.  The idea of mindset, made popular by researcher Carol Dweck, is one that is important in developing perseverance in students.  Please see the following link for more information about mindsets and how to support your child in developing a growth mindset at any age: https://www.mindsetkit.org/growth-mindset-parents

 
OWL Help You
Ms. Carroll’s monthly newsletter is available here for your reading pleasure.  Please know that Ms. Carroll will be heading out on maternity leave beginning December 7.  DCPS will be sending a social worker to take over Ms. Carroll’s caseload in her absence so any student who currently works with her will continue to receive services while she is away.
 

News and Announcements from Central Office

Startup Weekend EDU DC

Startup Weekend EDU DC: Next Gen Schools will take place the weekend of December 4-6 at Columbia Heights Educational Campus. It will be an exciting, fast-paced 54 hours of rethinking K-12 education and designing the schools of the future. On Friday night, anyone can make a 60-second pitch for their idea for reinventing schools. That night, teams will come together around these ideas—a core innovation to schools—and over the course of the weekend will develop a new school model to improve education. On Sunday, the weekend culminates with final presentations and pitches in front of a panel of esteemed judges, including D.C.'s Deputy Mayor for Education Jennie Niles. The event is presented by Startup Weekend EDU, a 4.0 Schools program, in partnership with CityBridge Foundation, and you can learn more and sign up here

 
PTA Corner
Please join us Monday (Nov. 30) at 7 pm at the Tenleytown Whole Foods for the next auction committee meeting.
 
Monday is your final day to buy your Hearst zip-up hoodie online. Help us raise money for the PTA and get a stylish sweatshirt at the same time! This sweatshirt will ship right to you, with proceeds going to the PTA. Team up with friends or classmates to save on shipping costs. Sweatshirts available in blue or grey and in sizes from youth small to adult 3XL. Go to https://www.booster.com/hearst2015
 
Please remember to fill out the aftercare and enrichment survey that should have come home in backpacks by last week. Return it to your child's teacher or the main office by Dec. 7. If you did not receive one please email Liz Stuart (elizabeth.stuart@gmail.com) or Keri Sikich (kwsikich@gmail.com).
 
We hope each of you and your families had a wonderful holiday weekend.
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