Bears Bulletin

Summer Edition

Week of July 20th, 2020

A Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,


I hope everyone is staying safe and cool during this heat wave in the District! It has been so great to see some of our families making use of the playground during school hours.


While we had hoped to be able to begin sharing and discussing what school will look like in August we are still waiting. For those who did not see it, the Mayor announced that they are monitoring the health data and will make an announcement about school reopening on July 31st. In the meantime, we continue to monitor the guidelines from OSSE and await DCPS guidelines about health and safety procedures. Once the re-opening announcements are made we will begin to share out the plans for SY 20-21.


This weekend, the Miner Mutual Aid Network will be hosting an event in the parking lot at Miner. Please see the details below and stop by if you are in need or assistance, able to provide assistance, or want to volunteer.


The last big announcement for this week is that the aftercare enrollment that was slated to open this coming Monday (July 27) has been postponed and will be rescheduled, as appropriate, after the Mayor announces the school reopening plans.


Be sure to stay safe and let us know if we can do anything to support during this time!


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


Enrollment: MinerESEnroll@k12.dc.gov

Principal Jackson - bruce.jackson@k12.dc.gov

Ms. Offor - uchenna.offor@k12.dc.gov


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


Respectfully,


Principal Jackson

Updates and Information

Mutual Aid Network - Community Table and Support

Saturday, July 25th, 11am-2pm

601 15th Street Northeast

Washington, DC

On Saturday, July 25 the Miner Mutual Aid Network will host a Community Table and Support event in the Miner parking lot from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The Miner Mutual Aid Network will provide non-perishable food boxes; masks, gloves and other safety supplies; household items; and school supplies. All members of the Miner community are welcome to attend.


Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Drive-up will be available.

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DCPS Aftercare Enrollment - IMPORTANT - New Information

Aftercare enrollment was slated to open July 27th, 2020 but has now been postponed until after the Mayor's announcement about school reopening. When we have more information on a new date we will be sure to share it with the community.

Miner Gear - Back on Sale

Interested in a Miner T-shirt or lawn sign from the PTO? Please email minerpto@gmail.com 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 (uchenna.offor@k12.dc.gov) or Principal Jackson (bruce.jackson@k12.dc.gov).

Reminders

Mutual Aid Network Event

Miner Mutual Aid Network Community Table

Saturday, July 25 | 11am – 2pm | Miner Elementary School


On Saturday, July 25 the Miner Mutual Aid Network will host a Community Table and Support event in the Miner parking lot from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The Miner Mutual Aid Network will provide non-perishable food boxes; masks, gloves and other safety supplies; household items; and school supplies. All members of the Miner community are welcome to attend.

Mutual Aid is solidarity. This is our opportunity to come together as a community and support one another.


Below and attached is a flyer about the event. Please share this information with any contacts in the community who you think would be interested. The event is not restricted to Miner families or teachers, all members of the greater Rosedale/Kingman Park neighborhoods are welcome.

Social distancing guidelines will be in place. Drive-up will be available.


Children’s book and toy swap

The community table will feature a children’s book and toy swap. If you have books and toys that are no longer needed but are in good condition, we encourage you to bring them by for inclusion in a book and toy swap. Please disinfect your items before bringing to the event.


Volunteers Needed

The Mutual Aid Network is looking for volunteers to assist with the event. Click here to sign up for a time slot.


Donations Needed

If you have access to bulk household items or cleaning supplies, please contact the Miner Mutual Aid Network using the following email: Minermutualaid@gmail.com.


Employment Referral

It has become clear that a pressing need facing many in our community is employment. The Miner Mutual Aid Network has created a simple form for anyone with insight into businesses that are hiring. We envision maintaining a list of job openings to refer folks to as they seek employment. We invite you to view the form and add any opportunities you are aware of. Miner Mutual Aid Network Employment Form

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.

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 (bruce.jackson@k12.dc.gov) to ensure it is returned ASAP.

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 MinerESEnroll@k12.dc.gov.

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 (bruce.jackson@k12.dc.gov) or Ms. Stapleton (Charlene.stapleton@k12.dc.gov) to schedule a time to come in and pick up medicine.

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