Update 6/5/16

Good afternoon Owls,

I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the lovely weather while it lasted!

See you in the morning,


The Week Ahead

Monday, June 6 –  Select 5th Graders to Model UN with Mr. Levin & Ms. Hua

9:00-3:00 K-2 CES Trip to Zoo

9:00-2:30 ECE CES Trip to Air and Space Museum

Tuesday, June 7

12:30-2:00 K-2 CES Trip to Library

3:30-4:30 Autism Fund Meeting, Room 214

Wednesday, June 8 – Fire Drill

9:30-11:30 K-2 Therapy Dog Visit

2:00-3:00 Final SEM Enrichment Cluster Meetings

5:30-6:00 Meet and Greet with Next Year’s New Staff

6:00-7:30 PTA Meeting, Gym

Thursday, June 9

9:00-2:30 ECE CES Trip to Zoo

Friday, June 10 

8:30-3:00 5th Grade Field Trip to Sandy Springs

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 13 – PK Promotion, 10:00

Tuesday, June 14 – K Promotion, 10:00

Wednesday, June 15 - 5th Grade Promotion, 9:30; 5th Grade Dance 2:00

Thursday, June 16 – Starnival

Friday, June 17 – Last Day of School: Half Day with students dismissed at 12:15

Quick Updates

  • Attached is the latest Hearst update from the Powerful Pandas (PK) about their tree study.

  • After school PTA-sponsored enrichment activities as well as Rec programming is wrapping up this week.  Please reach out to Ms. Campbell at the Rec regarding Rec’s childcare options the last week of school.  Innis will operate as normal through 6:00pm on 6/17 and all students must have completed enrollment paperwork in order to use Innis drop-in services.  The main office will not be able to watch children after 3:30pm, so please plan your child’s after school care accordingly.  



News and Announcements

Sidwell's Graduation is Friday, June 10

Due to the traffic mayhem on the day of the Sidwell graduation (Friday June 10) the PTA is working with Principal Thomas and the school to have a drop-off spot on Idaho near Rodman (down near the lower field). 37th Street will be closed from Quebec to Tilden Streets and in order to ease congestion around 37th and Upton Streets, please drop off at Idaho and Rodman Streets on Friday (see attached map).  If you can help out at drop off on the 10th, please reach out to Liz Stuart ([email protected]). Thanks!

Summer Reading

As the school year wraps up, you will be receiving notification of your child's current reading level. As you go to the library this summer with your  children, I encourage you to let them check out both books on their level, as well as other books that simply interest them/can be read by you. Attached is a list of books DC Public Libraries currently possess, along with the corresponding levels. We use the Fountas and Pinnell leveling system here at Hearst, so these books are aligned with the levels we will provide you. Please email me back if you would like a hard copy of this list.

Reach out to Ms. Vandivier if your child does not have a library card yet! Growing up one of my favorite activities in the summer was going to the library with my dad for new books each week! In addition to all of the fun your kids will have on vacations and in camps, I hope they take some time to discover new stories this summer...and maybe rediscover old classics!  

Happy Reading!

Janna Walker, Reading Specialist 

News and Announcements from Central Office

Anacostia Riverwalk Cleanup (6/6)

DCPS staff and high school students are encouraged to volunteer for the Events DC Anacostia Riverwalk Cleanup on Monday, June 6 at 5:30 PM. High school students can earn community service credit while helping to maintain the beautiful Anacostia Riverwalk Trail by cleaning up debris. The group will meet in RFK Stadium Lot 8, near the large Events DC flag. Parking is available and is metro accessible via the Stadium-Armony station. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are suggested. Registration is required through this link. For questions contact Joanna Fisher at [email protected] or at (301) 699-6204 ext. 109.

PTA Corner 

With the school year winding down, the PTA wants to thank each of you who volunteered in any capacity this year. So if you: were a room parent; read a book to students in the classroom; taught an enrichment class; solicited a business to make an auction donation (or otherwise helped with the auction); chaperoned a field trip; helped with an open house; attended a PTA committee meeting; brought food for the holiday lunch; or did any other volunteer activity in the classroom, for an event or behind the scenes...please join us June 16 at any time between 8-9 for some coffee, bagels and conversation. We'll be out front if it's nice or in the atrium if it's raining. But regardless of whether you can make it, thank you.

Reminder for families with students rising into 1st through 5th grades: the SchoolKidz Teacher-Tailored School Supply Kit Program is 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].

Here are some other events for your calendar, including some informal summer play dates:

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. The Nats extended the deadline for us to June 9 but please get your tickets now and join us for this great event. Hearst receives $5 for each ticket sold. 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: Volunteer appreciation breakfast, 8-9 am. See above for more information.

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].

Sunday, July 17Summer play date on the Hearst playground, 3-5 pm. Join other Hearst families for casual play dates on the playground. All are welcome -- new and returning families, all grades.

Sunday, August 7Summer play date on the Hearst playground, 3-5 pm.

File attachments:
Books by Reading Level.pdf
June 10.jpeg

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