Update 5/30/16


Happy Memorial Day Owls!
I hope you’ve had a restful weekend and I look forward to seeing you all bright and early tomorrow morning.
My best,
The Week Ahead
Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day Holiday (no school)
Tuesday, May 31
11:00-12:00 5th Grade Spanish Language Assessment, Mr. Herrera’s Room
2:00-3:00 3rd Grade Birthday Celebrations
Wednesday, June 1 – Global Running Day (Join the Girls Fun and Fitness Group on the playground at 8:05am for a 1/2 mile run!)
9:00-12:00 1st Grade Field Trip to Building Museum
9:00-11:30 K-2 CES Walking Field Trip to Giant
11:00-12:00 5th Grade Spanish Language Assessment, Mr. Herrera’s Room
2:00-3:00 SEM Enrichment Clusters Meet
3:30-4:30 Staff Meeting, Library
4:30-6:00 PTA Executive Board Meeting, Conference Room
Thursday, June 2
9:00-12:00 K Field Trip to Discovery Theater
9:00-3:00 K-2 CES Field Trip to Building Museum
3:15-5:00 Girl Scout Award Ceremony, Gym
Friday, June 3 
8:00-3:00 3rd Grade Field Trip to Maryland Science Center
8:45-9:15 Parent Chat, Library
2:30-3:15 K-Prince Summer Birthday Celebration
2:45-3:15 Parent Chat, Mr. Herrera’s Room
Looking Ahead
Wednesday, June 8 – PTA Meeting, Gym
Friday, June 10 – Sidwell’s Graduation (see below for more information) 
Monday, June 13 – PK Promotion and Reception, 10AM
Tuesday, June 14 - Kindergarten Promotion and Reception, 10AM
Wednesday, June 15 - 5th Grade Promotion & Reception 9:30AM and Dance 2:00PM
Thursday, June 16 - Starnival
Friday, June 17 -  Last Day of School for Students with Dismissal at 12:15
News and Announcements
Sidwell's Graduation
Friday, June 10 is Sidwell’s graduation.  The Secret Service will be closing 37th Street from Quebec to Tilden Streets and families will have to walk students from these corners (see attached map). You may also want to avoid Wisconsin Avenue as that will be the main route for Sidwell guests.   Morning line up and recess will take place as normal on the soccer field (fair weather) or the gym (inclement weather).  
News and Announcements from Central Office

Walk with DCPS in the Capital Pride Parade! (6/11)

DCPS is committed to making our schools safe and inclusive for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students, staff, and families.  As an annual tradition, DCPS is walking in DC’s Capital Pride Parade on Saturday June 11, and invites all schools to join in the fun and walk with DCPS (we’ll line up at 3:30pm at 23rd and O, NW).  This is a fun opportunity to show our pride and support for the diversity across our school community, and our commitment to inclusive schools.  We encourage schools to join us in the parade and inviting your families to participate. The “Walk with DCPS in the Capital Pride Parade-Letter to Families” includes language for schools to share this opportunity. Each interested participant should register online HERE, so we know how many people to expect and how many t-shirts to bring for participants. For questions, please contact Dominique Parris.

DCPS Calendars Will Arrive Starting! (5/31)

The 2016-2017 DCPS Calendar is scheduled to be delivered to schools starting Tuesday, May 31. Each school should receive enough calendars to distribute one copy to all students and staff members who will be at your school in 2016-2017.  Digital versions of all calendars, including French, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Amharic translations, will also be availableon our website starting May 31. 

Free Summer Enrichment Program for Highly Motivated Rising Middle Schoolers: Now Accepting Rising 5th Graders!

Due to popular request, the Advanced and Enriched Instruction division in the Office of Teaching and Learning is excited to announce that they are now accepting rising 5th graders into the Summer Enrichment Program. This four-week summer program for highly motivated rising middle school students (those currently in grades 5, 6, 7) are invited to apply for a spot at Burrville ES, Hardy MS, or Stuart-Hobson MS. The program runs from 7/5-7/29, from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. daily and is free for DCPS students. Students will work in small groups of no more than 15 students on topics directly related to their areas of academic interest as well as go on several exciting field trips. Please visitbit.do/SEPapp for the online application or bit.do/SEPpaperapp for a downloadable application. Application deadlines is 6/1. For questions, contact Angela Novak.

Free Debate Camp for Middle and High School Students: Register by (6/1)

The Matthew H. Ornstein Washington Summer Debate Institute is a FREE debate camp, hosted by the staff of the Washington Urban Debate League, that runs daily from 8/8-8/12. The Institute provides a rigorous but fun learning experience that will prepare students for the coming competitive season and beyond. Students can register online aturbandebatewashingtondc.org. For more information, contact Stu Smither Wulsin.

PTA Corner

Hello Owls. We hope you had a great weekend. For families with students rising into 1st through 5th grades, a reminder that we're using the SchoolKidz Teacher-Tailored School Supply Kit Program as an easy way for families to purchase back-to-school supplies. Ordering information is available on the Hearst website at: http://www.hearstes.org/school_supplies_2016_17. The deadline for ordering is June 17. (PK and K families will receive supply lists directly from their child's future teachers.) If you have any questions, please contact Jessica at [email protected].
But before we start thinking solely about next year, here are some June events for your calendar:
Wednesday, June 8: Final PTA meeting of the year, 6-7:30 pm, gym. The PTA will provide child care from 5:30-7:30 as usual.
Sunday, June 12: Hearst Nationals outing4 pm vs. Phillies. Get your tickets by June 1 to join your fellow Owls. For more information, please visit http://www.hearstes.org/washington_nationals
Wednesday, June 15: Hearst night out at Tenley Nando's Peri Peri4:30-8:30 pm.
Thursday, June 16: Annual Starnival festival at Hearst. Volunteers needed. More details to come, but if you know you can help, even for an hour, please reach to Mr. Coleman at [email protected].
News and Updates from Outside Organizations
Hello Principal Thomas,
Hope this message finds you well! 
I am the new market manager for the Glover Park-Burleith Farmer's Market, now operated by Community Foodworks. This farmer's market is located at 1819 35th street, in the parking lot of Hardy Middle School, on Saturday mornings from 9am-1pm. 
I am reaching out to ask if Hearst ES would be willing to partner with us to raise awareness about this farmer's market.
Our farmer's markets aim to be accessible to people of all income levels. We offer matching incentives to customers who shop using SNAP and WIC, as well as Senior food benefits. Starting in June, we distribute Produce Plus checks, which provide a weekly $10 voucher for fruits and veggies to costumers on most forms of federal benefits. We distribute thousands of dollars on a daily basis. 
Please let me know if you would like to discuss in greater detail. I am happy to visit you at school or schedule a phone call. We also have a larger poster available which I can drop off at the school if this is preferable. 
Thank you very much for your consideration, 
Eva Shpak
Eva Shpak
Glover Park-Burleith Market Manager
240.643.2570 (m) 
Check out our 2015 annual report to learn more!

File attachments:
Walk with DCPS in the Capital Pride Parade-Letter to Families.doc
Hearst Elementary Traffic Plan(1).pptx
Walk with DCPS in the Capital Pride Parade-Letter to Families.doc

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