Update 1/18/16

Happy MLK Day, Owls,

I hope that everyone had a great weekend and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.  

My best,



The Week Ahead

Tuesday, January 19

4:00-5:00 Girls Basketball vs. Shepherd, Hearst Gym

Thursday, January 21 – Fire Drill

4:00-5:00 Boys Basketball vs Lafayette, Hearst Gym

Friday, January 22 

8:45-9:15 Family Tours of New Building, Meet in Atrium

11:15-11:45 K-2 Lunch, 3-5 Recess

11:45-12:15 3-5 Lunch, K-2 Recess

11:45-12:15 Family Tours of New Building, Meet in Atrium

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 25 – Term 3 Begins

Tuesday, January 26 – Girls Basketball vs. Janney, Hearst Gym @ 4:00

Wednesday, January 27 – All School Community Meeting at 2:30 in Gym,  LSAT Meeting @ 4:30 in Conference Room




News and Announcements

Rec Basketball

Hearst Rec is looking for Second and Third Graders interested in playing basketball for Hearst Rec.  For additional information, please see the attached registration form (2015-2016 WYBL Registration) or contact Ron Rice at Hearst Rec Center.  


Commuter Connections

Hearst has become a Commuter Connections school.  Families who sign up will be matched with other families that live near them and commute via walking, bike, or car to Hearst or nearby schools.  Our hope is that every family will sign up for this matching service in order to provide every family with options for getting to and from school.  Please see the attached flyer for additional information and visit www.commuterconnections.org/schoolpool for more information and to sign up. 


News and Announcements from Central Office

Snow Day Communication 

In an effort to proactively share information about snow days to our families and communities, attached is a letter (“ENGLISH SY15-16 Snow Day Letter”) to families to notify you of the reasons that DCPS closes school, what happens on a snow day or 2-hour delay, and when school will be made up at the end of the school year. The letter is also available in English and 5 other languages on the DCPS public website at http://dcps.dc.gov/node/1134193.


PTA Corner

Wednesday, Jan. 20: PTA on the Playground, 5-6 pm. Likely in the atrium this month rather than out on the cold playground, please stop by to chat with PTA executive board members and let us know what's on your mind.


Saturday, Jan. 30: First of three wine parties for the 2016 Hearst Auction. The first wine party is in Ward 3 on Jan. 30th at 7 pm. The Bernards family will host at 2950 Davenport St. NW. Please RSVP in advance directly to [email protected]. Bring a bottle of wine to drink and one to donate to the auction event!


Sunday, Jan. 31: Hearst information session, 4-6 pm at the Stuart-Doyle home. Come represent current Hearst families as we talk informally with prospective families. Please sign up to attend:


Sunday, Jan. 31: Enrichment Committee meeting, 7 pm at Tenley Whole Foods. All are welcome to join the discussion, which at this meeting will include spring enrichment programming and brainstorming ideas for next year's classes. Email [email protected] with questions. 

Monday, Feb. 1: Auction Committee meeting, 7 pm at Tenley Whole Foods.

Some other future events include the Feb. 10 PTA meeting, March 19 Hearst 5K run/walk, April 9 Hearst auction and April 16 DC United outing. More details to come via the listserv and Hearst site.

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