Weekly Falcon Announcements

for the week of April 14th

SPRING BREAK IS HERE!!!! APRIL 14-22, 2019

Spring is finally here! Time to enjoy and thaw out from this past winter. Get outside and have some fun! We will see you all back on Monday, April 22nd at check-in:

  • Middle School: 7-8 p.m.
  • High School: 8-9 p.m.


Classes resume Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. Enjoy the break!

For questions, contact The FACE Office on 202-248-3025.

It's Almost Time for PARCC

PARCC testing will begin the week of April 28th. Our theme for this year is

"Scoring Higher, Farther, Faster...3-4-5"!


Only scholars in grades 7, 8, & 10 are scheduled to take the PARCC. It is imperative that all scholars are present at the start of school, as they must begin testing at the same time. All scholars are expected to check-in on Sunday evening to avoid any delays in testing on Monday morning.


Where at all possible, please schedule doctor appointments after 4 p.m. or during the following week.


There will also be a PARCC information meeting for families on April 24th. All 7th, 8th, & 10th grade families are encouraged to attend.


As always, thank you for your partnership!

Family Volunteers Needed

The Academic Program is in need of family volunteers during PARCC week, April 29th - May 2nd for the following:


  • Spirit Tunnel Decorating: April 29th, 7-8 p.m.
  • Spirit Tunnel Team: April 30th - May 2nd, 7:45-8:10 a.m.
  • Hallway Support: April 30th - May 2nd, 8-11 a.m. & 1-3 p.m.
  • Break Rooms: April 30th - May 2nd, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Whatever time you spare to volunteer will be greatly appreciated!



The Student Life Program is in need of family volunteers with great organizational skills to assist with organizing the supply closet with dormitory items such as uniforms, toiletries, bedding, and academic supplies.


The available times are Sundays, Mondays, & Fridays for any two hour window, 6-8 p.m.


Volunteers are also need for:

  • Dinner duty support (Mon-Thurs 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
  • School store support (Mon-Thurs 5:00-8:00p.m.)
  • Hallway supervision (Mon-Thurs 4:00-9:00p.m.)
  • Check-in (7-9 p.m.)
  • Check-out (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
  • Cosmetology, hair, & skin care [for 7th & 8th grade girls] (Mondays 4:45-5:30 p.m.)
  • PARCC Family Support
    • April 30th-May 2nd:
    • Spirit Tunnel 7:45-8:10 a.m.
    • Spirit Tunnel Decorating April 29th from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    • Break Rooms April 30th-May 2nd, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
    • Hallway Support April 30th-May 2nd, 8:00-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-3:00 p.m.
    • Thank you notes and bags: April 30th, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Assist w/8th Grade EOY Activities
  • Assist w/planning the EOY Sports Banquet




Family volunteers must complete the KeepnTrack volunteer application. Click on the volunteer link below to sign-up.


For more details or questions, contact Mrs. Holman-Jones, rholmanjones@seedschooldc.org.

ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

Third Quarter Awards Assembly - 4/25/19

Join us, Thursday, April 25th for our 3rd quarter awards assembly, 2 p.m for MS scholars & 3 p.m. for HS scholars. We look forward to seeing you there!

9th-11th Grade Families - SUMMER SCHOOL INFO

9th-11th Grade Families,


As we prepare for the end of year, SEED will be working with 9th-11th graders that failed select classes within the scale range of 50-69%, from June 10th-19th from 8 a.m. to 4p.m. Attending scholars will complete projects and extended work. These scores will be combined with their final semester/year end grade. All other scholars with grades lower than 50% will have to attend the full summer school period. Families will receive phone calls, emails, and a letter to confirm if a student is in danger of failing a course. If you have a question about this intercession opportunity please contact Mrs. Rashida Holman-Jones at rholman@seedschooldc.org or 202-248-3005.

Attention Families of Choir Students!!!! - SPRING CONCERT

The Spring Concert is coming up May 16th @ 2 p.m. All families are encouraged to come out and supports in this annual event.


Scholars have been informed of the concert attire:


  • Female Attire: All white skirts & top or dress w/white or black shoes
  • Male Attire: All white pants & shirt w/white or black shoes



Any scholars having difficulty with getting their attire should notify Mr. Hughes as soon as possible via email at thughes@seedschooldc.org.


Participation is MANDATORY for all scholars enrolled in music class and counts as a test grade.

Attention 12th Grade Families & Scholars!!!!

Class of 2019 Families & Scholars, the 12th Grade Team has important information for you read. Please see the attached letter from them.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING & EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES

Attention Freshmen (9th grade) Families!!!

The deadline to submit the Participant Information & Consent Form for the Freshmen Retreat has passed. There are approximately 25 freshmen without consent forms.

Please print & complete the attached form and submit to Mrs. Lesli Thompson

by the required Freshmen Parent Meeting on April 24th.


Every year our freshmen scholars travel to Princeton -Blairstown Center in Blairstown, NJ for our annual Freshmen Retreat Week at the end of April. While this week is not a traditional academic experience, it is still considered SEED programming, thus all scholars are expected to attend. Any scholar not attending the retreat will be marked with unexcused absences for the week, unless proper documentation is provided.


Please review the attached form, complete and return it to Mrs. Thompson at the mandatory family meeting on Wednesday, April 24th.

Available Summer Opportunities

SEED DC is committed to identifying challenging and exciting opportunities beyond SEED’s campus for any student that demonstrates academic excellence and has mastered SEED’s Core Values. Our long-term goal is for each SEED student to participate in an external opportunity that promotes The SEED School’s mission of college-preparedness.


Visit our website, https://www.seedschooldc.org/experiential-learning-external-opportunities, to see a listing of these opportunities or contact Mrs. Lesli Thompson, 202-248-3030, lthompson@seedschooldc.org for more information.

FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Accepting Waiting List Applications for 9th Grade Enrollment for 2019-2020

Do you have a current 8th grader or know of a current 8th grader who would benefit from a school like SEED? If so, send them our way!


The waiting list application to join our Tier 1 high school program is open on My School DC at www.myschooldc.org.


Annually, you choose SEED for your child’s education and we believe the trust you have in our school helps others see the value in SEED’s unique boarding program. For more information, visit our website at www.seedschooldc.org. Thank you!

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Vision Services for Students Enrolled in DC Medicaid

Without proper detection and diagnosis, poor vision may impact a student’s behavior, attendance, and academic success. If a student is enrolled in DC Medicaid, vision services are available through the child’s primary care provider. Under DC Medicaid, annual eye examinations and most eyeglasses or contact lenses are completely covered. If referred by a primary care provider or school nurse, DC Medicaid will also cover examinations and vision services by specialists. Language services and transportation to and from appointments are available when scheduled in advance.


View a flier with more information for families.


Access to glasses and contact lenses is important for student success. School leaders are encouraged to work with school nurses to make this information available for students and families enrolled in DC Medicaid.


For more information or to connect with DC Department of Healthcare Finance or DC Health, please contact OSSE.Schoolhealth@dc.gov.

The Invisible Hand Foundation, Inc.

The Invisible Hand Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) provides funds to financially distressed and underprivileged citizens of the greater Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia region to enable them to overcome obstacles preventing them from pursuing a constructive endeavor without reliance on others.


Families can request assistance in the following areas:

  • Education Supplies
  • Dormitory Supplies/Luggage/Bedding
  • Housewares
  • Food Support
  • Transportation Support
  • Family Issues
  • Medical Bills
  • Employment
  • Other *please be specific


If you believe your family is in need of this kind of assistance, please contact Mrs. Holman-Jones to set up a phone conference with her to complete the application, 202-248-3005.