Bears Bulletin

Summer Edition

Week of July 6th, 2020

A Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

I hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July.

I wanted to provide a few quick updates:

  • For those who haven't seen or heard - our soccer field received signifigant damage over the holiday weekend. We were told that a firework landed on the field and the grass caught on fire. Thankfully, the Fire Department was able to respond and put out the fire. The playground did not sustain any damage from the fire - thankfully. We are unsure at this time the plan to get the field back operational for students when they return.

  • The personnel committee conducted interviews for the AP candidate and we offered the position out. Once HR finalizes the paperwork we will officially announce our new AP to the school community. I am VERY excited to share the news and welcome them to the Miner Community!

  • We plan to announce class rosters the week of 20th! Only students who are enrolled by that date will be on a roster. Please be sure to complete your enrollment before then if you haven't already!

Please ensure that you are all staying healthy and let us know if there is anything that we can do to support you during this time.

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

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 9th)! 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.

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

Report Cards

DCPS is mailing all of the report cards for the end of the year during June. Families should receive all of their children report cards for students in the near future. Be sure to keep an eye out so you can celebrate your scholars achievements!

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