Update 3/20/16

Good evening Owls,
We had a fantastic turnout on Saturday morning despite the cold and a big thanks goes out to our great race organizers, volunteers, and runners. I hope that you’ve had a wonderfully restful and relaxing weekend and are ready for a great week!
See you in the morning,
The Week Ahead
Wednesday, March 23
2:00-3:00 SEM Pilot Group Meets, Library
4:30-5:30 LSAT Meeting, Conference Room
Friday, March 25 – Emergency Drill 
2:15-3:15 All School Meeting, Gym or Soccer Field depending on weather
Upcoming Events
March 28-April 1 – Spring Break
April 11-14 – Student Council Bake Sale
May 9-13 – Spirit Week
News and Announcements
Talking Across the Lines – Event at Deal 
On Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 Deal will host a thought-provoking event for current and prospective parents, faculty and staff that will begin to facilitate an understanding of cultural competence in our community; of teaching themselves and our children the importance of learning how to live with difference. We are calling it "Talking Across the Lines"  and it is our hope that we will develop a model that other schools in the area can learn from.  
The evening will include a performance by the Deal Dance Ensemble, an interactive panel discussion on diversity and its significance in education, and an interactive cultural competency activity.  Our panelists for the evening will include:
  • host Michel Martin (NPR, All Things Considered (weekend)),
  • Chancellor Kaya Henderson (DCPS)
  • Roland Martin, (host, News One Now) and 
  • Maria Cardona, (political commentator, CNN/CNN En Espanol).
Use the following link through EventBrite to register:
From this past week's Deal Weekly Bulletin, here is the Principal's message about this event:
"The following Thursday, however, is the start of something new and different for us. In an evening titled "Talking Across the Lines," nationally known figures will participate with our community in a discussion around cultural competence and how we can teach ourselves and our children the importance of learning how to live with difference. This is a challenging topic. As you can see by the description below, it will be interactive and open and, we hope, compelling. DC's own Chancellor Henderson will introduce the evening and then NPR's Michel Martin, journalist Roland Martin, and CNN's Maria Cardona will lead this surely spirited evening. We hope you will take the time to come out and lend your voice to the night; we also hope it will be the start of a much needed, much longer conversation."
CES Program Fundraiser

Join us at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza on Monday, April 11th to help us raise money for our school’s CES program.  The address is 4940 Wisconsin Ave NW, which is about a 5 minute drive from school.  Staff: be on the lookout for an order form in your mailbox if you’d like to order lunch and have it delivered to Hearst that day.  We hope you are able to join us for this great cause!  A portion of the proceeds from 11 am to 10 pm will be donated back to our school to support our CES program.  Don’t forget to mention Hearst at the counter or show them the attached flyer.


News and Announcements From Central Office


5th Annual Citywide Chess Tournament (4/16)

All students in grades K-8 are invited to join Chess Challenge in DC for the 5th Annual Citywide Chess Tournament at Wilson High School on 4/16 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Players will participate in five competitive rounds with blitz-playoff for exciting awards and prizes. Registration is $10 and includes a t-shirt, lunch, and raffle tickets for prizes. Scholarships are available. Click here to register. For questions, contact Stu Smither Wulsin.


New Era in School Finance Conference (4/18) 

Edunomics Lab is hosting a day-long conference focused school finance and leveraging dollars to do the most for students amidst a changing climate of education leadership. The conference for education leaders will be held at Georgetown University on Monday, April 18. We hope you can join us! Activities will include a workshop for principals on understanding school spending trade-offs to leverage school effects for maximum impact and a keynote address & expert panel to discuss/debate the appropriate roles and responsibilities regarding finance across all levels of education governance. The event is free of charge to all participants. Please email[email protected] to get further information and the registration link!



PTA Corner
Buy your tickets to the 2016 Hearst auction (Saturday, April 9, at 6:30 pm) by March 27 before the price goes up. Buy tickets now at http://www.hearstes.schoolauction.net/2016Tickets are $50 per person and increase to $60 per person two weeks prior to the event (starting on March 27). Reserve your babysitter/parent/sibling/family friend now and join us for this fantastic event. Don't forget to invite your neighbors!
Here are some other upcoming spring events:
Monday, March 21PTA on the playground, 5-6 pm. Join PTA executive board members at one of the picnic tables on the playground to discuss whatever is on your mind.
Monday, March 21Auction Committee meeting, 7 pm, Tenleytown Whole Foods.
Wednesday, April 13PTA meeting6 pm.

Saturday, April 16: Hearst DC United outing, 7 pm. Purchase your tickets by this Friday (March 25) for this great community event. For more information, http://www.hearstes.org/dc_united

Friday, April 22: Hearst open house. We're looking for volunteers for any time between 8:30 and 11 am, even if only for 30 minutes. This will be the first open house after DCPS lottery results for the next school year are released. Please email [email protected].

Sunday, June 12: Hearst Nationals outing, 4 pm. For more information, http://www.hearstes.org/washington_nationals

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