Read Across America Celebration
Dr. Seuss’s birthday is Wednesday, March 2, 2016. To commemorate his birthday and to advance the cause of literacy for all, Hearst will be participating in the Read Across America event from 2:00-3:00 on Wednesday. We have a variety of literacy-themed activities planned and if you’re able to join in the fun and participate, please reach out to your child’s teacher, Ms. Walker, or Ms. Vandivier.
News and Announcements from the DCPS Central Office
WMATA is Going Paperless
The School Transit Subsidy Program wants to remind DCPS staff about important changes to the Bulk Purchase Program. As you may already know, Metro has discontinued the sale of paper fare cards that began in late December 2015. This included both regular paper fare cards and discounted student paper fare cards, such as the $1.90 two-trip rail pass, $9.50, and the student $30.00 monthly pass. Starting in January 2016, Metro will only sale electronic fare media through the use of a SmarTrip card or a DC One Card. On Sunday, March 6, 2016 Metrorail fare gates will no longer accept paper fare cards. Saturday, March 5, 2016 will be the last day to use paper fare cards on Metrorail. Thursday, June 30, 2016 is the deadline for all paper fare card exchanges. For more information on exchanging paper fare card media please contact WMATA at (202) 962-5700. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the program changes please feel free to contact the District Department of Transportation School Transit Subsidy Program at (202)-673-1740.
FREE Summer Enrichment Program for Advanced Rising Middle Schoolers
The Advanced and Enriched Instruction Division is excited to announce that they will be offering the Summer Enrichment Program for the third year! This four-week summer program for highly motivated and precocious rising middle school students (those currently in grades 5, 6, 7) are invited to apply for a spot at Burrville ES, Hardy MS, or Stuart-Hobson MS. The program runs from 7/5-7/29, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. daily and is free for DCPS students. Students will work in small groups of no more than 15 on topics directly related to their areas of academic interest as well as go on several exciting field trips. Please visit this link for the online application or this link for a downloadable application.
Jackie Robinson Breaking Barriers Essay Contest for Grades 4-8: Win a Trip to the MLB All-Star Game. Submissions Due (3/14)
The Breaking Barriers Essay Contest is a chance for students in grades 4–8 to share their personal stories and show how they face their own barriers using Jackie Robinson's values: citizenship, commitment, courage, determination, excellence, integrity, justice, persistence, teamwork. Winners receive laptops and the grand prize winner gets an all-expense paid trip to the MLB All-Star Game. For more information, contact Stu Smither Wulsin.
Alternative School Program for At-Risk 5th and 6th Graders