Update 1/31/16

Good evening Owls!
I hope that you’ve had a lovely weekend thus far and were able to get out and enjoy the balmy weather that was forecast for today. Hopefully the sun and relatively high temps will melt the remainder of the snow piles and make everyone’s commutes that much easier this week.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you tomorrow,
Jen
 
The Week Ahead
Monday, February 1 – RTI Cycle 3 Begins
4:00-6:00 Playoff Basketball Games in Hearst Gym (Hearst vs Hyde at 4, Eaton vs Marie Reed at 5)
 
Tuesday, February 2
4:00-5:00 Girls Basketball v. Takoma, Hearst Gym
 
Wednesday, February 3
3:30-4:30 Staff Meeting
4:00-6:00 Playoff Basketball Games in Hearst Gym (Shepherd or Janney vs Lafayette or Oyster Adams at 4, Hearst or Hyde vs Eaton or Marie Reed at 5)
4:30-6:00 PTA Executive Board Meeting, Conference Room
 
Thursday, February 4
9:00-12:30 2nd Grade Field Trip to Tudor Place
 
Friday, February 5 – Term 2 Report Cards Distributed
8:45-9:15 Parent Chat, Library
2:45-3:15 Parent Chat, Mr. Herreras’s Room
 
Upcoming Events
Monday, February 8-Thursday, February 11 – School Spirit Week
Tuesday, February 9 –CES Field Trip to Kennedy Center, 11:30-2:30
Friday, February 12 – PD Day – no school for students
Monday, February 15 – President’s Day – no school for students
Monday, February 22 – Teacher Work Day – no school for students
News and Announcements from Central Office

Reminder: Annual Enrollment Packet Mailing

The DCPS Enrollment team, who facilitates the annual enrollment packet mailing each March, will not mail the multi-page enrollment packet to the homes of DCPS families this year. Reasons for this shift include: 1) Several thousand “undeliverable” packets; 2) lack of use by families; and 3) the growing expense of mailing. Instead, the team will send a postcard mailer to families, which will provide them with essential enrollment information and remind them to enroll starting April 1. (Note: This change will not affect the summer mailer that is sent out to families in August.) If you have questions, please contact the Enrollment team.

 

DCPS Study Abroad: Family Information Session (2/2)

The Global Education team is hosting a Family Information Session regarding free international travel for eligible 8th and 11th grade students. More information on the Study Abroad opportunity can be found in the attached “CKH Letter to Parents” letter. The meeting is on 2/2 from 6-8 p.m. at Eastern. Refreshments and childcare will be provided. All DCPS students and their families are encouraged to attend. Thestudent application deadline for DCPS Study Abroad is 2/15.

 

Alternative School Program for At-Risk 5th and 6th Graders

A resource for rising (or retained) at-risk 5th and 6th graders experiencing instability (foster care, homeless, family in crisis, living in kin-care),Monument Academy is a free weekday boarding with the mission of serving these students. Monument Academy offers personalized learning plans for each student, 8:1 student-teacher ratio and 13:1 student-social worker ratio, pediatric psychiatry through a partnership with Georgetown University, Trauma Systems Therapy through a partnership with New York University, and 5:1 student-houseparent ratio in a family-style boarding program. Please contact Danielle Nelson, Well-being Counselor and Family Recruitment Coordinator, by phone at (202) 545-3180 ext. 116 for more information.

News and Announcements from the PTA
Sunday, Jan. 31Enrichment Committee meeting, 7 pm at Tenley Whole Foods. All are welcome to join the discussion, which at this meeting will include spring enrichment programming and brainstorming ideas for next year's classes. Email enrichment@hearstes.org with questions.
 
 
Monday, Feb. 1: Auction Committee meeting, 7 pm at Tenley Whole Foods. We're looking for a few more volunteers, so please reach out to Adrienne Allen at apa1016@gmail.com if you're interested, regardless of whether you can attend the meeting.
 
Wednesday, Feb. 10PTA meeting6 pm in the Hearst gym. Chartwells, the Hearst school-lunch provider, will provide food for the meeting.
 
Friday, Feb. 19: Hearst open house.
We're looking for volunteers for any time between 8:30 and 11 am, even if only for 30 minutes. Please email kaylparry@yahoo.com.
 
Saturday, Feb. 27: Second of three wine parties in preparation for the Hearst auction. Hosted in Ward 1, RSVP directly to davebornmann@gmail.com. Details to come.
 
And remember, the 2016 Hearst auction is Saturday, April 9, at 6:30 pm. Buy tickets at http://www.hearstes.schoolauction.net/2016
 


File attachments:
CKH Letter to Parents_SIGNED.PDF

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