Update 4/23/17

Good afternoon Owls,

I hope that you’ve had a wonderful spring break and that our Owls had lots of time to relax, play, and spend time with loved ones. It’s hard to believe but we only have eight weeks left in this school year.  Please help us ensure that these last weeks of school are great by making sure that your kids maintain their regular eating and sleeping routines during these longer days. We will spend some time tomorrow reinforcing our school routines and expectations to ensure that the transition back from break is a smooth one and appreciate your support in doing the same at home. 

See you tomorrow morning,


Quick Updates

·         Portrait Day at Hearst will be Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

·         The Deal Middle School team will be at Hearst on Wednesday, May 10 from 3:30-6:30 to enroll current Hearst 5th graders. 

·         Attached are resources shared at the parent event on Wednesday, April 12, focused on supporting kids with anxiety, stress, anger, and coping skills.

·         As a reminder, because of the large number of students on the soccer field during outdoor arrival, students are not to play soccer or football at arrival time.  During inclement arrival in the gym, the same holds true, with the addition of basketball. Know that this measure was put in place in the fall after several students were injured inadvertently and while playing during arrival times.



News and Announcements from Hearst


Spare Parts?

In recent weeks, several students have been taking intentionally taking pieces from the bleachers and stage equipment, for example nuts and bolts that hold together the bleachers.  This is a safety concern as this means that the bleachers are potentially unstable. Please check your child's book bag, pockets, etc., and if you find any spare parts from the school, please send them back to school after spring break.


Track Meet Results from Coach Coleman

Wow what a fun 1st meet! On the boys side every individual school record was broken and on the girls all but one were broken! It is our only 2nd year as a track team, but still very awesome to see the team grow! Check out the results below and attached and see how we did! Results: http://results.mdtimingllc.com/outdoor_2017/esdev/index.htm


Important Dates:

 -Our next meet is MONDAY MAY 1ST and is a ES/MS Relay Only meet.

 -Our third and FINAL meet is the ES City Championship WEDNESDAY MAY 10TH. To run in the City Championship, your Owl must have participated in either the meet we just ran or in the next meet on May 1st.

News and Announcements from DCPS

Coming SY17-18: DCPS Parent Portal in Aspen

We are pleased to share that starting in SY17-18 parents and legal guardians will be able to log on to the DCPS Parent Portal in Aspen. The Parent Portal will allow parents and guardians to log on with their own unique username and password. The portal will give access to student assignments and term grades, along with communication features and more. The parent/guardian email address used on student enrollment forms will be used to activate the Parent Portal account, this information is critical for account creation. Registrars will be receiving this message as well, but please reinforce it with those collecting this information and with families.  Parent Portal accounts will be set up at the start of the 2017-18 School Year, look out for details soon about the portal, as well as identifying your school POC for next year, future training opportunities and new Aspen features. If you have questions about the Parent Portal roll out please contact Natalie Treadgold ([email protected]) in the Office of Family and Public Engagement. 

DCPS Guest Wi-fi - PARCC Status Update 

The DCPS IT Infrastructure Op’s team wants to wish all our schools a successful PARCC season.   This notice is to make you aware that the DCPS Guest wi-fi network will cease being broadcast at all DCPS school sites on COB 4/21/17 as part of DCPS IT PARCC preparation activities.   The guest network is disabled throughout the DCPS PARCC window and will be brought back online during the first week of June.   The Infrastructure Op’s team takes this precaution to ensure that critical wi-fi and broadband resources are reserved for student testing devices at all schools throughout the testing window.   

PTA Corner 

Hello Owl Families! We hope you had a great Spring Break!

Upcoming Events: 

·         Community Dining Night: Join your fellow Hearsties for dinner at Nando's Peri-Peri on Monday, May 1 from 5pm to 8pm. It's fun, tasty and a portion of the proceeds will go back to Hearst! Nando's Tenleytown is located at 4231 Wisconsin Ave. NW.

·         PTA Meeting: The PTA will hold its next regular meeting on Wednesday, May 10 at 6pm in the library. We will vote on our budget for next school year. Pizza and childcare will be available for all potty-trained kids. Please check the website and listserv for sign-up information.

·         Open House Tours: Looking for an opportunity to share your Hearst experience? Look no further than the next Open House on Friday, May 12. If you have time to help out by greeting visitors, giving a tour or just setting up, please email Kay Parry at [email protected].

·         D.C. United Game: Come watch D.C. United in their last season at RFK stadium with your fellow Hearst families! The game is Saturday, May 20, at 4pm. We will have a tailgate tent before the game so come early and bring some drinks and snacks. Please fill out the attached form and return it to Jolyon Bowman, Judy Goodstein or the PTA mailbox by May 3rd.

·         Community Dining Night: It’s Pete’s Apizza time! Please join us on Monday, June 5, for a fundraiser at Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza (4940 Wisconsin Ave NW). Between 11 am and 9:30 pm, join us for some tasty pizza (dine-in or take-out) and mention you are with Hearst at the counter.  25% of the proceeds will go directly back to the PTA.

·         Washington Nationals Game: Join your Hearst friends on Saturday, June 10 at 12:05pm to see the Washington Nationals play the Texas Rangers. Tickets are $19 and $5 comes back to Hearst. To purchase your tickets, please click here: https://groupmatics.events/s/email/Hearstelementary7

·         Consider Running for the PTA E-Board: Elections are coming for positions on the 2017-2018 PTA executive board. If you are interested in running or volunteering, please reach out to a current executive board member: http://www.hearstes.org/pta_executive_board_members

·         Auction Co-Chairs: Remember how much fun you had at the auction? We are searching for two new co-chairs of the Auction Committee to run our event next spring. Please talk to Emily Olesh or Adrienne Allen. Thanks!!

·         Consider Running for the LSAT: The LSAT is looking for a few good members to advise the principal on a number of matters related to our school, including allocation of resources, school organization, budget decisions and priorities and considerations for staffing patterns. If you are interested in running, please reach out to a current LSAT members at: http://www.hearstes.org/lsat

·         PTA E-Board and Full PTA Meeting Minutes: Just a reminder that the PTA posts all minutes from our monthly PTA E-Board meetings and from our monthly full PTA meetings. They are available online at: http://www.hearstes.org/pta_documents_links. A huge thanks to Hearst’s web maven, Anna Porteus for posting our minutes and keeping our website looking great!

News and Announcements from Other Organizations 

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