Walk with DCPS in the Capital Pride Parade! (6/11)
DCPS is committed to making our schools safe and inclusive for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students, staff, and families. As an annual tradition, DCPS is walking in DC’s Capital Pride Parade on Saturday June 11, and invites all schools to join in the fun and walk with DCPS (we’ll line up at 3:30pm at 23rd and O, NW). This is a fun opportunity to show our pride and support for the diversity across our school community, and our commitment to inclusive schools. We encourage schools to join us in the parade and inviting your families to participate. The “Walk with DCPS in the Capital Pride Parade-Letter to Families” includes language for schools to share this opportunity. Each interested participant should register online HERE, so we know how many people to expect and how many t-shirts to bring for participants. For questions, please contact Dominique Parris.
DCPS Calendars Will Arrive Starting! (5/31)
The 2016-2017 DCPS Calendar is scheduled to be delivered to schools starting Tuesday, May 31. Each school should receive enough calendars to distribute one copy to all students and staff members who will be at your school in 2016-2017. Digital versions of all calendars, including French, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Amharic translations, will also be availableon our website starting May 31.
Free Summer Enrichment Program for Highly Motivated Rising Middle Schoolers: Now Accepting Rising 5th Graders!
Due to popular request, the Advanced and Enriched Instruction division in the Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to announce that they are now accepting rising 5th graders into the Summer Enrichment Program. This four-week summer program for highly motivated 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 students on topics directly related to their areas of academic interest as well as go on several exciting field trips. Please visitbit.do/SEPapp for the online application or bit.do/SEPpaperapp for a downloadable application. Application deadlines is 6/1. For questions, contact Angela Novak.
Free Debate Camp for Middle and High School Students: Register by (6/1)
The Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute is a FREE debate camp, hosted by the staff of the Washington Urban Debate League, that runs daily from 8/8-8/12. The Institute provides a rigorous but fun learning experience that will prepare students for the coming competitive season and beyond. Students can register online aturbandebatewashingtondc.org. For more information, contact Stu Smither Wulsin.
Hello Principal Thomas,--Hope this message finds you well!I am the new market manager for the Glover Park-Burleith Farmer's Market, now operated by Community Foodworks. This farmer's market is located at 1819 35th street, in the parking lot of Hardy Middle School, on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm.I am reaching out to ask if Hearst ES would be willing to partner with us to raise awareness about this farmer's market.Our farmer's markets aim to be accessible to people of all income levels. We offer matching incentives to customers who shop using SNAP and WIC, as well as Senior food benefits. Starting in June, we distribute Produce Plus checks, which provide a weekly $10 voucher for fruits and veggies to costumers on most forms of federal benefits. We distribute thousands of dollars on a daily basis.Please let me know if you would like to discuss in greater detail. I am happy to visit you at school or schedule a phone call. We also have a larger poster available which I can drop off at the school if this is preferable.Thank you very much for your consideration,Eva ShpakEva Shpak