Update 11/1/15

Hi Owls and Happy November!
Thank you to everyone for making our APTT meetings last week a huge success!  Because staff and families are working as a team to support student learning we know that our students will achieve at even higher levels this year.  Also, a huge shout out to Ms. Hua and the fifth graders who showed off their Shark Tank inventions to the Chancellor and her guests on Thursday.  Our guests walked away so impressed with our kids, their ingenious problem-solving skills, and their poise and confidence when presenting their inventions.  If you haven’t yet done so, check out the Chancellor’s Twitter and Instagram accounts as well as my Twitter for pictures.   
Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for your continued support,
The Week Ahead
Wednesday, November 4 
4:30-6:00 PTA Executive Board Meeting, Conference Room
Friday, November 6 
8:45-9:15 Parent Chat, Library
2:45-3:15 Parent Chat, Library
Upcoming Events
Saturday, November 7 – Hearst E-cycle 9:00-1:00
Monday, November 9 – SIT Meeting, 5:00-6:00 
Friday, November 13 –  Term 1 Report Cards Distributed
News and Announcements 

Letter from Ms. Tick

Please see attached for an introductory letter from Sara Tick, Hearst’s School Psychologist.


News and Announcements from Central Office

Black Girls CODE Robotics Expo (11/21)

Black Girls CODE (BGC) is thrilled to offer an exciting workshop that's all about ROBOTS! Join BGC for a fun and educational experience where girls will learn about robots and how they communicate in an engaging atmosphere. The workshops will combine hands-on activities using Lego WeDo/NXT kits with live demonstrations from area robotics organizations where the girls will interact with sophisticated robots, and learn real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. This class is intended for girls ages 7-17, and takes place on Saturday, November 21st from 10AM-5PM at Howard Middle School of Mathematics and Science. The registration fee is $35.00 and includes lunch (scholarships are available). Please contact [email protected] with any questions. Students Register HEREVolunteers Register HERE; and limited scholarships are available by applying here
PTA Corner

Greetings from the PTA. Here are a few announcements and reminders:

--The next meeting of the Auction Committee is Monday (Nov. 2) at 7 pm at the Tenleytown Whole Foods. Volunteers sought and all are welcome.

--The Hearst community E-cycle and rummage sale is LESS THAN ONE WEEK AWAY!! Please join us Nov. 7 (Sat) from 9 am-1 pm. Volunteers needed (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f44aea62b0-hearst) for both the E-cycle and rummage market.

Drop off your unwanted electronics for recycling and your documents for shredding, plus swap or donate working electronics, kids’ and adults’ books and bikes, cleats and sports equipment. Remove clutter in your home by renting a table to sell gently used or unwanted items at the rummage market (Use link above or contact Vanessa at [email protected] for more details), shop the rummage sale, adopt a pet from the Washington Humane Society, donate your extra diapers to the DC Diaper Bank (open packages accepted), grab a snack at the bake sale and play in the bounce house. For more information go to http://www.hearstes.org/ecycle_2015. Download the rummage market flyer at http://bit.ly/1Nl61PS. This event is open to the public, so please help spread the word.

-- The Aftercare and Enrichment Committee will meet next Sunday (Nov. 8) at 7 pm at the Tenleytown Whole Foods. All are welcome.

--The November chill is here, and Hearst zip-up hoodies are available for purchase online...

Hearst Owls! Zip-up hoodies are available NOW. Help us raise money for the PTA, and get a stylish sweatshirt at the same time! Available for a limited time only, 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
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