Update 4/3/16

Good afternoon Owls,
It’s hard to believe that Spring Break is wrapping up and we’ll be back in school tomorrow.  I hope you and your child(ren) were able to disconnect for a bit over the break and are refreshed, recharged, and ready to take on these last three months of school with renewed focus and energy.
Enjoy these last few moments of the break,
The Week Ahead
Monday, April 4
11:30-2:30 1st-2nd Grade Trip to Kennedy Center
Wednesday, April 6
4:30-6:00 Hearst PTA Executive Board Meeting, Conference Room
Thursday, April 7
9:00-3:00 5th Grade Field Trip, Newseum
Friday, April 8 – Record Keeping Day - Half Day for Students
8:45-9:15 Parent Chat, Library
11:00-11:30 K-2 Lunch, 3-5 Recess
11:30-12:00 3-5 Lunch, K-2 Recess
11:45-12:15 Parent Chat, Room 166
12:15 Students Dismissed
3:30-6:30 Track Meet, contact [email protected] for more information
Saturday, April 9
9:00-12:00 Garden Building, Hearst Rear Plaza
6:30-11:00 Hearst Auction, Wilson HS
Upcoming Events
Monday, April 11 – Spring Picture Day
Friday, April 15 – Emancipation Day Holiday – no school
News and Announcements
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

3rd Annual Unleashed Conference- Defining Power, Purpose, and Passion (4/30)

On April 30, 2016, A Bigger Picture, Inc. will hold its 3rd annual Unleashed Conference - Defining Your Power, Purpose and Passion.  A Bigger Picture, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide educational workshops, enrichment, community service and traveling opportunities to inner city middle and high school aged girls. Their programs are centered around instilling self-confidence, leadership, forward thinking skills and providing exposure. The event is open and free to all middle and high school aged girls and focuses on topics such as: developing your personal brand, building self-confidence, goal setting, college readiness and youth entrepreneurship. The keynote speaker this year is 15 year old Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker and BET's Black Girls Rock Honoree, Gabrielle Jordan and will also feature 14 year old DJ Beauty and the Beatz. Please share this opportunity with your students.Attached is the flyer (“3rd Annual Unleashed Conference Flyer”) and the registration link can be foundhere. Thank you in advance for your support! 


Reminder: 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 Hearst, 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. 

Reminder: Get Emergency Alerts

AlertDC is the official DC communications system that sends emergency alerts, notification, and updates to your electronic devices. When an incident or emergency occurs, District officials can quickly notify you using this emergency alert and warning system. Sign up here to get the alerts you want for the geographic areas around your school community.

PTA Corner
It's here! The auction is this Saturday (April 9). Please get your tickets now at http://www.hearstes.schoolauction.net/2016 and join us Saturday at 6:30 pm at Wilson High School. Tickets 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!
If you are attending the auction and can volunteer during the event, please email Adrienne Allen at [email protected]. Unlike in past years, all volunteers need to be 21+, and we only have a few outside volunteers. As such, we need your help with attendee check-in, processing auction items and/or auction check-out. We cannot pull the auction off without *your* help! (Of course, if you have friends who want to volunteer, we would love to have them as well!)
In other news...It's April. Time to 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.
Other upcoming events include:
Wednesday, April 13PTA meeting6 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 since DCPS released 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
News and Announcements from Other Organizations
Hearst Park Update
Good Afternoon Hearst Community 
Thank you for your continued interest in the Hearst Park renovation project.  You have been patient, and we greatly appreciate it. 
As indicated in my email below the DGS/DPR Hearst Project Team has made a recommendation for an Architect-Engineering firm (A-E) for the project.  DGS’ Procurement Office is in negotiations with the recommended A-E firm and has not issued a contract. 
Community engagement can not start until the contract has been awarded and we have the A-E firm on board.  

I anticipate providing my next community update within the next 3-4 weeks or when we have an AE firm on board.  If you prefer not to receive email updates please let me know and I will remove you from the Hearst global email group.

Also, feel free to share this information with your neighbors, family and friends who may be interested in the Hearst project.  Thanks again for your patience. 


Jackie Stanley
Community Outreach Coordinator
Government Relations & Communications Office Department of General Services
2000 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009

File attachments:
Pete's Flyer for Hearst(1).pdf
3rd Annual Unleashed Conference Flyer.pdf

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