- Save the date - Autism Awareness Month is right around the corner! The first Friday in April after Spring Break (4/8/16), we'd love all Owls to wear blue or an Autism Awareness shirt.
- Please see attached for this week's NW Current dispatch from some 1st grade Owls.
- Stay tuned for additional outreach from Hearst's mental health team in the next weeks!
The Historic Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives Open House Celebrating Women’s History Month (3/19)
The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives is hosting its monthly open house on Saturday, March, 19 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the museum will collaborate with the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for a release of their latest publication, the second edition of 200 Years of Public Education in the Nation’s Capital 1804-2014: 500 Profiles of Key Women Educators. Students can also earn community service hours by serving as hosts, facilitators and museum docents. To register schools/students to participate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-730-1420. The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives is the official museum and repository for public education in the District of Columbia. The open house will also feature activities for children and adults, along with light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives Museum is located at 1201 17th Street, NW, three blocks north of the Farragut North Metro Station, Red Line.
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. 116for more information.
Friday, March 18: 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 email@example.com.
Saturday, March 19: Hearst 5K Fun Run, 8 am, Carter Barron, 4850 Colorado Ave. For more information, http://www.hearstes.org/hearst_5k
Saturday, March 19: Third of three wine parties in preparation for the Hearst auction, 7-10 pm. Bring two bottles of wine (one for the party and one for the auction) and socialize with other Hearst families. Hosted in Ward 4, please RSVP in advance directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.Monday, March 21: Auction Committee meeting, 7 pm, Tenleytown Whole Foods.
Saturday, April 9: Annual Hearst auction (see information above at the start of this section).
Wednesday, April 13: PTA meeting, 6 pm.
Saturday, April 16: Hearst DC United outing, 7 pm. For more information, http://www.hearstes.org/dc_united
Sunday, June 12: Hearst Nationals outing, 4 pm. For more information, http://www.hearstes.org/washington_nationals
News and Announcements from Other Organizations
Good Evening Hearst Community,As you may know, the Department of General Services (DGS) released a request for proposals (RFP) to select an Architect-Engineering firm (A-E) to work with DGS, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the community to develop plans for the renovation of Hearst Park.Interested A-E firms have submitted their proposals to DGS. The proposals have been reviewed internally by DPR and DGS Hearst Project Team who have made their recommendation to the DGS Procurement Office.DGS’ Procurement Office is in the final stages of reviewing the recommendation and we anticipate having an A-E firm on board by the middle of March 2016. Once we have the Architect on board, DPR in partnership with DGS will begin our series of community meetings to engage and receive residents input on the design of the park.DGS and DPR look forward to working with the community on this project, which will include email updates on the project during the design and construction phases. If you prefer not to receive email updates please let me know and I will remove you from the Hearst global email group.Also, feel free to share this information with your neighbors, family and friends who may be interested in the Hearst project.Thank you for your patience.Sincerely,JackieJackie StanleyCommunity Outreach CoordinatorDepartment of General Services (DGS)