Update 3/6/16

Good afternoon Owls,
Please see below for updates and announcements.
The Week Ahead
Tuesday, March 8
9:00-2:00 2nd Grade Trip to Mount Vernon
Wednesday March 9
5:30-6:00 Special Education Information Session, Library
6:00-7:30 PTA Meeting, Gym
Thursday, March 10
11:00-3:00 PK Trip to Building Museum
Friday, March 11
8:45-9:15 Parent Chat with Counselors, Library
2:45-3:15 Parent Chat with Counselors, Mr. Herrera’s Room, Room 166
Upcoming Events
March 18 – Open House
March 19 – Hearst 5K
March 28-April 1 – Spring Break
News and Announcements
Northwest Current Dispatch
See attached for this week’s article written by the Jet Fliers!
News and Announcements from Central Office

REVISED: Turkish Food Day (3/9)

On Wednesday, March 9th all DCPS cafeterias will serve traditional cuisine from Turkey in celebration of our third International Food Day for the 2015-16 school year. Representatives from the Mayor’s office will be at Hardy Middle School to present the Mayoral Proclamation declaring March 9th Turkish Food Day in the District of Columbia, and in recognition of the 2011 Sister Cities agreement between Washington and Ankara.  Representatives from the Embassy of Turkey, a participant in the Embassy Adoption Program, will join for the celebration at Hardy. Please use the attached “Turkish Food Day Invitation” and “Turkish Food Day Poster” to advertise Turkish Food Day to students at your school. For questions please contact Ruth Wright.


Museum Day Live! - Inspiring Girls and Women of Color (3/12)

Each year, the Smithsonian Institute hosts Museum Day Live!, a day of exploration and hands-on learning. This year, the theme is “Inspiring Women and Girls of Color,” in honor of Women’s History Month. First Lady Michelle Obama has said “One visit, one performance, one touch, and who knows how you could spark a child’s imagination?” Smithsonian Day Live! will encourage girls and women of color and their peers to learn about the world around them, avenues of creativity, and arts and sciences, all while sparking their imagination.  Click here for more information.

Camp Believe – Related Services Summer Camp Opportunity

Camp Believe is a program designed to build emotional competence in students in grades K-5. This camp concentrates on providing students with strategies to cope and excel in a school or social setting. Participating students will benefit from evidenced-based practices, weekly educational field trips, and a variety of social-emotional interventions using play, art, and dance therapy. For more information, see our flyer in English or Spanish. The camp will run from 7/5-7/29 from 8am-1pm daily. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The enrollment/registration fee is $30. To register, complete the application and send via mail toTamara Dukes.


Camp Let’s Go – Related Services Summer Camp Opportunity

Camp Let’s Go brings together children aged 3-6 with and without spoken language challenges to explore their world, along with enhancing their communication skills through a variety of hands-on activities, including music, arts and crafts, and field trips. The purpose of Camp Let’s Go is to build phonological awareness to improve pre-literacy skills; develop and expand vocabulary skills to improve sight word recognition, comprehension and use of words; demonstrate social interaction skills for participating in group activities; improve narrative language skills by recalling information, answering questions, and making inferences; and provide exposure and language enrichment through field trips, hands-on and presentations connected to themes. For more information, see our flyer in English or Spanish.  Camp Let’s Go will run from 7/5-7/29 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. Breakfast and lunch are provided. The enrollment/registration fee is $30. To register, complete the application and send via mail or email to Tiffany White.


Best Practices in STEM Panel and Workshop (3/11)

The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation is hosting a unique interactive panel discussion and demonstration on Best Practice in STEM. The event is open to students of all ages, and the organizers are highly encouraging students in grades 3-5 to attend. The program will include a panel of scholars and educators from DC area HBCUs and a hands-on robotics demonstration by two leading NASA engineers. Students will have the opportunity to handle an a small commercial drone and will receive a t-shirt to commemorate the event. The event will take place on Friday, March 11, 8:30 – 11:30 am at Howard University’s Interdisciplinary Research Building  @ 2201 Georgia Avenue NW.  Please see the attached handout (“NNPAF STEM Black Press Week”) for more information on the initiative. If you are interested in bringing students to the event, please contact Grace Alao by email or at (240) 701-6156.


PTA Corner
The 2016 Hearst auction is Saturday, April 9, at 6:30 pm. Buy tickets now at http://www.hearstes.schoolauction.net/2016Tickets are $50 per person and increase to $60 per person 2 weeks prior to the event (starting on March 27), so purchase your tickets early!
Here are some other upcoming dates of note...
Monday, March 7Registration opens for most spring enrichment classes at 9 am. Spring enrichment classes begin the week of April 4 and most run for 8 weeks. Some classes will run for 6-week sessions (like art club on Mondays, Crazy 8s, and Minecraft). Full details will be posted at http://www.hearstes.org/enrichment_programs.


Monday, March 7: Auction Committee meeting, 7 pm, Tenleytown Whole Foods.

Wednesday, March 9: Roundtable discussion of Hearst special education program, 5:30 pm, library. After several parents indicated in their LSAT survey responses that they do not fully understand what special education is, who the teachers are or how students with IEPs are serviced, the LSAT asked Principal Thomas if she would lead a discussion of Hearst's special education program. Jen eagerly agreed, so please join us in the library before the PTA meeting for this conversation.


Wednesday, March 9PTA meeting, 6 pm, Hearst gymnasium.


Wednesday, March 16: Special meeting to discuss the next PTA budget, 6 pm.


Friday, March 18: Hearst open house. We're looking for volunteers for any time between 8:30 and 11 am, even if only for 30 minutes. Please email [email protected].

Saturday, March 19Hearst 5K Fun Run, 8 am, Carter Barron, 4850 Colorado Ave. For more information, http://www.hearstes.org/hearst_5k

Saturday, March 19: Third of three wine parties in preparation for the Hearst auction, 7-10 pm. Bring two bottles of wine (one for the party and one for the auction) and socialize with other Hearst families. Hosted in Ward 4, please RSVP in advance directly to [email protected].

Monday, March 21Auction Committee meeting, 7 pm, Tenleytown Whole Foods.

Saturday, April 16: Hearst DC United outing, 7 pm.

Sunday, June 12: Hearst Nationals outing, 4 pm.

File attachments:
Turkish Food Day Poster.pdf

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