Hearst Weekly Update

September 21, 2019

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Principal's Message

Good evening Owls,

Thanks for another fun and learning-filled week at Hearst. Among the highlights this week were the 2nd grade field trip to the new Kennedy Center REACH, the Circus without Border performance for several classes on Wednesday, and the Dot Day celebration on Friday. The arts are alive and well at Hearst!

With the cooler temperatures before and after school and warmer temperatures during recess, we're entering "I think I left my ____ on the playground" season. You know your kids best and we ask that you write their name on whatever items you think your child might fill in that blank with (sweater, sweat shirt, jacket, etc.). While we don't bring items left on the playground into our lost and found, names inside clothing or on water bottles, lunch boxes, and back packs will help us reunite these items with their owners. Thanks for your support and know that this week's update is very light on information which means more time to enjoy the weekend!

In partnership,


Upcoming Events

  • Hearst Autism Fund meeting, Monday, September 23 from 3:30-4:30 in Room 214
  • Beginning of Year (BOY) assessment window continues for K-5
  • Cross Country Meet on Thursday (see Mr. Coleman for more details)

What I'm reading this week: The Research Journey: Introduction to Inquiry, Sharon Rallis and Gretchen Rossman

News and Announcements from Other Organizations

Follow-up from our September W3EdNet Meeting

Thanks to Teresa Biagioni from DC Public Schools' Office of Strategic School Planning and Enrollment. She spoke about the opening of the Stevens School, which will be opened as a PK3 and PK4 early childhood center at 1050 21st Street. City-wide lottery slots for PK3 and PK4 in 2020-21 will be in My School DC this lottery season. Her slides from the meeting are attached.

Thank you as well to Kishan Putta, who talked about the city's contract with Maret for Jelleff field, and Jonathan McHugh, who talked about schools' access to funds from renting their facilities (see Wilson Beacon article attached).

Next meeting is Monday, October 7 at 7pm in the Library at Hearst Elementary School. We will be welcoming staff from the Office of Operations (either Patrick Davis or Andrea Swiatocha) to talk about an update on renovation plans for schools in the Wilson Feeder pattern, and Erin Roth (DC Auditor's office) to talk about their report on the use of At-Risk funds.


Brian and Melody

Other meetings this year:

Tuesday November 12 (Chevy Chase Library)
Monday December 9
Monday January 13
Monday February 10
Monday March 9
Monday April 6
Monday May 11
Monday June 8

Fundamentals Basketball Clinic

Good morning,

We would like to inform you that we are having a fundamentals basketball clinic for ages 4-13, every weekend starting Saturday October 5th. Saturdays and Sundays only.

Attached is our flyer, to distribute amongst interested parties. Our link here covers more information about the program: https://stayreadyacademy.com/dcacademy

If you have any questions, give us a call at our DC office number and we will be happy to assist you. Thanks

Kind Regards,

Q. Brandon