Update 11/21/15

Good evening Owls,
I hope you’ve had a wonderfully restful weekend!  
See you in the morning,
The Week Ahead
Monday, November 23 
9:00-12:00 K Field Trip to Discovery Theater
Tuesday, November 24
9:30-1:00 1st Grade Field Trip
3:30-4:30 Personnel Committee Meeting, Conference Room
Wednesday, November 25
2:15-3:15 All School Community Meeting, Soccer Field (pending fair weather)
Thursday, November 26 – Thanksgiving Holiday, no school
Friday, November 27 - No school for students or staff
Friday, December 4 – PD Day – no school for students
News and Announcements
EdFest Volunteers

It’s time to mark your calendars for EdFEST – the District’s only citywide public school fair! With the launch of the My School DC common lottery application on December 14, 2015 for the 2016-17 school year, EdFEST is the perfect opportunity for DC families to learn about their public school options. Over 200 DCPS and public charter schools that serve grades PK3-12 will be in attendance. EdFEST will also have many free services and recreational activities for all ages. Admission and parking are free. *Interpretation in sign language, Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French available throughout the day.


Event Details

2015 DC EdFEST

Saturday, December 12th

11 am – 3 pm

DC Armory


If you’d like to volunteer to represent Hearst, we’ll have two shifts, one from 10am-1pm and the other from 1pm-4pm.  Please email Jen ([email protected]) if you’d like to join the team representing our school.


Hearst Website
PK parent Anna Porteus has been working hard to update our website. These weekly updates are posted there at http://www.hearstes.org/weekly_update and LSAT and PTA meeting notes are also posted on the site.  We’ll soon be adding a FAQ section as well as a DCPS acronym list. If there are additional items or information you’d like to see added, please email Jen ([email protected]).
News and Announcement from Central Office
Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives Annual Holiday Open House (12/12) 

The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives is hosting its Annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The purpose of this event is to showcase school/student pride and student contributions/successes in SY 2015-16. The museum invites schools and students to participate by way of music ensembles, choirs/choruses, theatrical/literary groups and student visual art. Since the Open House also celebrates the holiday season, prepared performances, presentations, and artwork related to the season are welcome. Students can also earn community service hours by serving as hosts, facilitators and museum docents. To register schools/students to participate, please contact the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives at [email protected] or 202-730-1420. 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 on the red line. The Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives is the official museum and repository for public education in the District of Columbia. This museum, housed in a historic 1872 school house, contains many exhibits, artifacts, memorabilia, printed media and other materials documenting the history of the people, places, and movements that make up the DC Public School System. 


PTA Corner
Happy Thanksgiving week from the PTA.
Please remember to fill out the aftercare and enrichment survey that should have come home in backpacks last week (or will come home this week). Return it to your child's teacher or the main office by December 4.  If you did not receive one please email Liz Stuart ([email protected]) or Keri Sikich ([email protected]).
Time is running out to buy your Hearst zip-up hoodie online. Help us raise money for the PTA and get a stylish sweatshirt at the same time! 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
Have a safe and happy holiday!
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