The Cardinal Connection

Week of Nov. 10th

At J.O. Wilson Elementary School, we are SOARing to success every day in every way by creating an environment in which joy, pride, positive interactions, and growth mindsets lead students to comfort in taking risks, self-advocating, and facing adversity

Stay Connected With Us...

Want to stay up-to-date on what's happening at J.O.? Did you know you can get school events automatically added to your phone's calendar? Scan the QR image above with your phone to get a list of J.O.'s calendars. Then select the ICAL image next to "ALL public calendars on this page" or select individual calendar feeds to which you want to subscribe. Alternatively, click here and follow the same instructions. You can always check out what's happening at J.O. by visiting the school's calendar on the new website, jowilsondcps.org. See you at the next event!
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Important Dates:

Nov. 9th: LSAT Meeting @ 4:30PM

Nov. 9th: PTA General Body Meeting @6PM

Nov. 11th: Veteran's Day Holiday...No School for Teachers or Students

Nov. 12th:

Nov. 17th: Virtual Principal Chat@ 6 PM

Nov. 22nd: School Picture Day

Nov. 24th-Nov. 26th: Thanksgiving Holiday

PTA General Body Meeting

Cardinal Families,


Our monthly PTA general body meeting is taking place on Tuesday, Nov. 9th at 6 PM. Please click the link here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlf-6orTMqGdVuM-8l2TexcYrZ0IQNC0y-or below to join.

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PTA Meeting General Body Meeting

Tuesday, November 22, 2021, @6PM

Vaccines for Students Ages 5 and Up!

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, and free. Last week, Mayor Bowser announced that the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old will be available at more than 60 pharmacies, hospitals, and health centers as well as health clinics throughout the community, including at DCPS locations across all eight wards.
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Because many sites will not be able to begin vaccinating children until later this week, families are encouraged to check providers’ websites and coronavirus.dc.gov for more information about which sites have received their doses and started vaccinating children.


Parents who are unable to bring their child will have the option to print and sign a form allowing a trusted family member to accompany their child to the pop-up vaccine clinics. The trusted family member should bring the printed forms along with a photo ID.


On Friday, November 5, DC Health will host pop-up vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11 at two community centers: Takoma Community Center in Ward 4 (300 Van Buren Street NW) and Ft. Stanton Recreation Center in Ward 8 (1812 Erie Street SE). Parents or guardians can bring their children between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to receive their first dose of the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.


Getting your child vaccinated will help keep your student safe and, in the classroom, where we know students learn best. Students who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine if they come in close contact with someone in or outside of the school who tests positive for COVID-19. Learn more about our health and safety measures when there is a COVID-19 case at school at dcpsreopenstrong.com/health/response.

Holiday Travel Reminders for Families!

With the fall and winter holiday season approaching, please continue to review and follow DC Health travel guidance. We encourage families to limit travel as much as possible as part of our Stronger & Safer Together Pledge. DCPS will continue with in-person learning throughout November and December, and schools will be closed for students on the following days per our school year calendar:

  • November 11
  • November 24-26
  • December 23-31

The J.O. Cardinal Players Interest Meeting

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Share Your Views on the DCPS Budget! Join Us for the Public Budget Hearing on November 9

DCPS will convene a public budget hearing on Tuesday, November 9 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the hearing is to gather input from the public about the next Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which covers the 2022-2023 School Year. If you would like to testify at the hearing, please register by Friday, November 5 at 5:00 p.m. Learn more and sign up at dcpsbudgethearing23.eventbrite.com.
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