Hearst Weekly Update
January 12, 2020
Good evening, Owls!
I hope you were able to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather this weekend! Thanks for your continued support of our school and see you in the morning,
What I'm reading this week: Without Warning by John Birmingham (thanks to the Owl that put this book in the Hearst lending library!)
News and Announcements from Hearst
Upcoming Key Dates
- 1/15 - PTA Meeting, 6:00-7:30
- 1/17 - Parent Teacher Conference Day - no school for students
- 1/20 - MLK Holiday - no school
- 1/22 - LSAT Meeting, 4:30-5:30
- 1/27 - Term 2 Ends, Half Day PD, Half Day Record Keeping - no school for students
- 1/28 - DCPS PD Day - no school for students
- 2/5 - Term 2 Report Cards and MOY data reports go home
- 2/7 - Community Meeting; Open House
- 2/17-2/21 - February Break
Please check the Bloomz calendar for other important dates.
- Reminder: If you're interested in coaching a Girls on the Run team at Hearst in the spring or being a site liaison between volunteer coaches and the school community, please let Jen know as soon as possible. See the flyer below for more information. Thanks!
A Note From Lyssa:
I am a 2016, Honors Graduate from Hampton University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. My post graduate work includes working as a behavioral technician and a special education teacher, in both the public and private sectors. Prior to my graduation from college I spent my summers working with children at various summer camps in the area, such as Headfirst Summer Camps in NW. I have a true passion for working with young learners. Helping each child progress in all areas of their development, whether it be academic, social, language, and/or motor skills, is a challenge that I am honored to accept daily. I strive to create a community of learners in a nurturing, positive, and fun environment. I have always had a heart for children, especially those with special needs. I have been blessed by the many lives that have passed through my classrooms and in my personal life. I am excited to begin my fourth year teaching special education.
I look forward to working together with the Hearst community as partners in the growth and development of children with Autism!
Teacher Work Day on 1/17 and No School For Students
Budget Season Will Soon Be Upon Us
https://www.dcpsdatacenter.com/ for more information about previous years' budgets. Another resource to understand the budget develop process is the Family and Community Guide to the DC Public Schools Budget.
News and Announcements from DCPS
Trash /Recycling Services Alert
Reminder: My School DC Lottery Now Open
The My School DC lottery application for school year 2020-2021 is now open. My School DC is the city’s common application and public school lottery for DC Public Schools (DCPS) and the majority of public charter schools (grades PK3-12).
Families must use the My School DC lottery application to apply to:
- DCPS PK3 / PK4 programs (including programs at in-boundary DCPS schools);
- DCPS citywide and out-of-boundary schools (PK3-12);
- DCPS selective high schools (9-12); and
- all participating public charter schools (PK3-12)
The application deadlines are February 3, 2020 for grades 9-12 and March 2, 2020 for grades PK3-8.
Have questions or need help with your application? Call the My School DC hotline at (202) 888-6336, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to apply, go to www.myschooldc.org.
News and Announcements from Other Organizations
National Archives Sleepover - February 1-2
I'm reaching out on behalf of the National Archives Foundation regarding our Sleepover early next month. The overnight adventure is a great opportunity for children (ages 8-12) and their parents to learn more about our history after hours. The night is filled with activities throughout the museum and guests wake up to pancakes from the Archivist!
Description: A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives! Join us for a special sleepover at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and spend the night next to America’s most precious treasures: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Young explorers will learn about the right to vote with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass; dive into our nation’s treasured records, including the Rightfully Hers exhibit celebrating the 19th Amendment; navigate the museum with a scavenger hunt; and wake to a pancake breakfast served by the Archivist of the United States.