Update 3/27/16


Happy 2nd Day of Spring Break, Owls!

The school will be open from 9am-5pm every day over spring break and should you visit, please be mindful of the construction and cleaning that will be occurring.  

Have a great break!  




News and Announcements
Visiting our School When Students are in the Building
A reminder that for the safety and security of our students and staff, upon entering the school, all non-school staff must sign in and show ID at security desk and then report directly to the office.  

School Gardens Plan – please reach out to our PK and K teams if you have small plastic cups, soil, or other gardening items to donate!

After meeting with members of the PK, K, and Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) teams and parents interested in supporting our school gardens, we’ve developed the plan below:
  • PK and K start herbs in classrooms after spring break 
  • After spring break SEM starts seedlings for a variety of vegetables
  • 4/9/16 from 9-12, volunteers will meet at Hearst to build planting beds on the rear plaza; planting beds will be designed by SEM and SEM students will calculate amount of soil to purchase
  • Planting Day will occur on a date TBD in April
    • PK & K plant herbs in back beds and use bed closest to front door as an experimental bed
    • SEM plants vegetables in beds and the front bed closest to the street with be an ornamental garden
  • SEM will sell seedlings that they aren’t able to use in beds at a Hearst Farm Stand, time and date TBD
If you have any questions or would like to get involved with our gardens, please let Jen or one of the PK/K team members know!

Enrollment Updates for 2016-2017

  • There will be no mailing of enrollment forms this year as families will receive a postcard in the mail reminding them to enroll.  
  • Blank enrollment forms can be printed from the DCPS website (http://dcps.dc.gov/node/996642) or forms pre-populated with your child’s information can be printed for you by Ms. Johnson and Ms. Hinchey in the main office.
  • Enrollment begins Friday, April 1.  Our goal is to have completed enrollment packets for all new and returning students by May 31. This will help with planning and maintaining our small class sizes for next year.  
  • A completed enrollment packet includes:
    • Signed and completely filled out Student Enrollment Form, Home Language Survey, Military Recruitment Opt-Out/Media Release Form
    • Proof of residency
    • For new PK students, a birth certificate
  • DC Universal Health Certificate and Oral Health Assessment Form, if available, can be submitted with the enrollment documents or at the latest, the first day of school in August


News and Announcements from Central Office


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2016 Early Childhood Transition Week

To help ease the transition from home or daycare to school, children in PK3 or PK4 will start SY 16-17 year with a shortened week. At most schools, the first day for all PK3 and PK4 students will be 8/25.  On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the first week, PK3 and PK4 children will not attend school. Teachers and parents will use this time to connect through family visits and/or school events. 


PTA Corner
Happy spring break, everyone. Start thinking about how you want to be involved in the PTA for the upcoming school year. More information on executive board positions, elections and other volunteer opportunities will come out soon after the break.
Here are some upcoming events:
Saturday, April 92016 Hearst auction, 6:30 pm, Wilson High School. Buy tickets now at http://www.hearstes.schoolauction.net/2016Tickets are $60 per person. Reserve your babysitter/parent/sibling/family friend now and join us for this fantastic event. Don't forget to invite your neighbors!
Wednesday, April 13PTA meeting, 6 pm, Hearst gym.
Saturday, April 16: Hearst DC United outing, 5 pm (Please note the new game time). Purchase your tickets for this great community event. There are a limited number of tickets available now that we're past the deadline. Contact Jolyon Bowman ([email protected]) or Judy Goodstein ([email protected]) for ticket information.
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 is the first open house after DCPS releases lottery results for the next school year. 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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