Bears Bulletin

Summer Edition

Week of July 13th, 2020

A Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

I hope everyone is well. Let me start by saying how much we miss our students and families! It feels like so long since we have been able to see and talk to you all! Please remember to reach out if there is anything we can do to be of assistance.

I am very excited to announce the addition of a new member of our Miner Family, Assistant Principal Antwan Lee. Mr. Lee officially started this week and is quickly getting acquainted with Miner. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience from both the charter sector and DC Public Schools. Please see my letter of introduction for AP Lee attached below.

He is very excited to be on the team and he cannot wait to get to meet with staff, students, and families. Later in the summer we will hold a virtual meet and greet - details will be shared as they are available.

Lastly, as a reminder, we are looking to share access to teacher assignments for next year sometime next weel. Only students who are re-enrolled will be on those assigned rosters so please complete your re-enrollment by the end of this week to ensure your student is on a roster when it is shared!

DCPS Schools remain closed to normal business at this time and teachers are on leave starting this week so if you need anything from the school, here are the best contacts to use:


Principal Jackson -

Ms. Offor -

Stay safe and let the school know if we can be of any assistance.


Principal Jackson

Updates and Information

Miner T-shirts - Back on Sale

Interested in a Miner T-shirt from the PTO? Please email for more detials! And remember, Miner gear counts as the daily uniform!

Pay online and pick up/delivery is contactless!

Virtual Recess

As a reminder, the Student Support Team is leading virtual recess each Tuesday by grade level. If you need the link to join please email Ms. Offor ( or Principal Jackson (

DCPS Aftercare Enrollment - date released

Aftercare enrollment is slated to open July 27th, 2020. It is a first come, first serve style registration.

More details can be found here.

Mark your calendars and remember you must be enrolled for next year prior to enrolling in aftercare!

Summer Bridge (rising 3rd Graders)

Calling all Rising 3rd Grade Students!

Please enroll and join us for Summer Bridge. Summer bridge will run from August 10th -13th and 17th - 20th from 9am-1pm daily! Please enroll here:

We hope to see you all in August as long as health conditions allow.

Enrollment closes this Thursday (July 14th)! Enroll now.

Promotion Gifts (PK4, K, and 5th)

Did you miss the opportunity to get your graduates promotion gift? Please email Ms. Offor at now to secure it before it's too late!


Feeding Site

As a reminder, Miner Elementary School is a feeding site for the community throughout the summer. Families can come in and pick up meals Mondays-Fridays from 10am-2pm.

Summer Learning Opportunities

DCPS is offering a number of summer learning opportunities for families. More information about dates and enrollment can be found here.

School Playground Access

Per the Mayors orders, the Miner ES K-5 Playground is accessible during the hours the school is open. Custodians open the playground by 8:30am and close it at 2:30pm. Entry is only available through the door on the parking lot side of the building. Please ensure you adhere to social distancing and safe play while using the facility.

Technology Return

For those families who borrowed technology during distance learning - it is PAST DUE to be returned.

If you still have a PTO Chromebook please contact Principal Jackson ( to ensure it is returned ASAP.

Student Medication Pick Up

If you were unable to pick up your students medicine left in the building last week during office hours please email Principal Jackson ( or Ms. Stapleton ( to schedule a time to come in and pick up medicine.

Enrollment for SY 20-21

Every family is required to re-enroll each year in DCPS. If you have not done so already, please complete your enrollment here.

If you have questions or need support with enrollment please email

Miner Mutual Aid Action Team

Miner Mutual Aid Network Update

The Miner Equity Committee Mutual Aid Action Team is pleased to report a new partnership with the Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network and non-profit Serve Your City to provide additional support to our community. The partnership has already resulted in several Miner families receiving support in the form of food, household items and COVID-19 protective supplies.

This new partnership will help ensure the Miner Mutual Aid Network can fulfill support requests more efficiently. While the Miner Mutual Aid Network is still accepting financial donations, we are also encouraging our community to support the Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network and Serve Your City.

Community Table

The Miner Mutual Aid Network is working with Serve Your City to plan a community table event in July. The event will take place at Miner and provide the Miner and greater Rosedale community with the opportunity to pick up food and supplies. We will announce a date for the event soon. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the event, please email with the subject Volunteer.

Supporting One Another

Mutual Aid is not a one-way transaction and we encourage everyone to consider how they may be able to support our community throughout the current pandemic and beyond. Please click here to view our intake form and indicate areas where you may be able to help. We are particularly interested in any employment and financial services support.

We also ask that you share information on our network with your contacts in the community. Below are links to our webpage and intake form you can share.

· Mutual Aid webpage

· Intake form

Thank you all for your continued support of our community. Stay safe, stay positive, and stay informed.

In solidarity,

The Miner Mutual Aid Action Team

DCPS Calendar for Next Year

DCPS has released a revised calendar for next year. It is attached at the bottom of the newsletter under Files and Documents as a PDF.

Files and Documents