Weekly Falcon Announcements
for the week of April 7th
It's Almost Time for PARCC
Our PARCC theme for this year is "Score Higher, Farther, Faster".
As we prepare for the upcoming PARCC Assessment, we want to remind families that all scholars in grades 7, 8, & 10 will be taking the assessment during the week of April 28th. It is imperative that all scholars are present at the start of school, as they must begin testing at the same time. All scholars are expected to check-in on Sunday evening to avoid any delays in testing on Monday morning.
Where at all possible, please schedule doctor appointments after 4 p.m. or the following week. As always, thank you for your partnership!
Family Volunteers Needed
The available times are Sundays, Mondays, & Fridays for any two hour window, 6-8 p.m.
Volunteers are also need for:
- Dinner duty support (Mon-Thurs 5:00-7:00 p.m.)
- School store support (Mon-Thurs 5:00-8:00p.m.)
- Hallway supervision (Mon-Thurs 4:00-9:00p.m.)
- Check-in (7-9 p.m.)
- Check-out (3:30-5:30 p.m.)
- Cosmetology, hair, & skin care [for 7th & 8th grade girls] (Mondays 4:45-5:30 p.m.)
- PARCC Family Support
- April 30th-May 2nd:
- Spirit Tunnel 7:45-8:10 a.m.
- Spirit Tunnel Decorating April 29th from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
- Break Rooms April 30th-May 2nd, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
- Hallway Support April 30th-May 2nd, 8:00-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Thank you notes and bags: April 30th, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
- Assist w/8th Grade EOY Activities
- Assist w/planning the EOY Sports Banquet
Family volunteers must complete the KeepnTrack volunteer application. Click on the volunteer link below to sign-up.
For more details or questions, contact Mrs. Holman-Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NATIONAL HISTORY DAY (NHD) 2019
This coming Thursday, April 11th, select scholars will participate in the District competition for National History Day (NHD) at the National Archives. These scholars will compete in several categories: exhibit, performance, website, and historical paper. They should remember to bring the following items for next week:
- Professional dress
- Money for lunch (optional)—SEED will provide a bag lunch for all scholars attending
- Any supplies needed for exhibits and/or performances
Please reach out to Mr. McCamley at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you!
Attention Families of Choir Students!!!! - SPRING CONCERT
The Spring Concert is coming up May 16th @ 2 p.m. All families are encouraged to come out and supports in this annual event.
Scholars have been informed of the concert attire:
- Female Attire: All white skirts & top or dress w/white or black shoes
- Male Attire: All white pants & shirt w/white or black shoes
Any scholars having difficulty with getting their attire should notify Mr. Hughes as soon as possible via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participation is MANDATORY for all scholars enrolled in music class and counts as a test grade.
Attention 12th Grade Families & Scholars!!!!
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING & EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES
Attention Freshmen (9th grade) Families!!!
The Participant Information & Consent Form for the Freshmen Retreat is past due.
Every year our freshmen scholars travel to Princeton -Blairstown Center in Blairstown, NJ for our annual Freshmen Retreat Week at the end of April. While this week is not a traditional academic experience, it is still considered SEED programming, thus all scholars are expected to attend. Any scholar not attending the retreat will be marked with unexcused absences for the week, unless proper documentation is provided.
Please review the attached form, complete and return it to Mrs. Thompson by Monday, April 8th.
Available Summer Opportunities
SEED DC is committed to identifying challenging and exciting opportunities beyond SEED’s campus for any student that demonstrates academic excellence and has mastered SEED’s Core Values. Our long-term goal is for each SEED student to participate in an external opportunity that promotes The SEED School’s mission of college-preparedness.
Visit our website, https://www.seedschooldc.org/experiential-learning-external-opportunities, to see a listing of these opportunities or contact Mrs. Lesli Thompson, 202-248-3030, email@example.com for more information.
FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS
Accepting Waiting List Applications for 9th Grade Enrollment for 2019-2020
Do you have a current 8th grader or know of a current 8th grader who would benefit from a school like SEED? If so, send them our way!
The waiting list application to join our Tier 1 high school program is open on My School DC at www.myschooldc.org.
Annually, you choose SEED for your child’s education and we believe the trust you have in our school helps others see the value in SEED’s unique boarding program. For more information, visit our website at www.seedschooldc.org. Thank you!
OSSE's 5th Annual Adult College Completion Fair - Saturday, April 6th
Are you 18 or older and interested in going to college? Did you start college but were unable to finish? If that’s you, join OSSE for their Fifth Annual Adult College Completion Fair. The fair will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at One Judiciary Square, 441 Fourth Street NW, Washington, DC.
Register today at: https://bit.ly/2TnGC4s
Join the fair for:
- Conversations with representatives from local universities and colleges that offer adult friendly credential, associates and bachelors degree programs.
- Scholarship and resource information from organizations that support adult learners who are pursuing higher education degrees.
- Adult Friendly online education options.
- Degree Audits with local college or university representatives. Bring your unofficial transcript and receive a complimentary degree audit or transcript evaluation.
- Workshops designed to provide you with everything you need to know to successfully return to college or enroll in college for the first time.
- Application fee waivers from participating colleges and universities.
- On-site Admissions for eligible prospective students.
For more information, questions, or to register for the fair,
please contact Tiffany DeJesus at Tiffany.DeJesus@dc.gov or (202) 741-6415.
The first 100 registrants get a surprise at check in!
Vision Services for Students Enrolled in DC Medicaid
Without proper detection and diagnosis, poor vision may impact a student’s behavior, attendance, and academic success. If a student is enrolled in DC Medicaid, vision services are available through the child’s primary care provider. Under DC Medicaid, annual eye examinations and most eyeglasses or contact lenses are completely covered. If referred by a primary care provider or school nurse, DC Medicaid will also cover examinations and vision services by specialists. Language services and transportation to and from appointments are available when scheduled in advance.
View a flier with more information for families.
Access to glasses and contact lenses is important for student success. School leaders are encouraged to work with school nurses to make this information available for students and families enrolled in DC Medicaid.
For more information or to connect with DC Department of Healthcare Finance or DC Health, please contact OSSE.Schoolhealth@dc.gov.
The Invisible Hand Foundation, Inc.
The Invisible Hand Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) provides funds to financially distressed and underprivileged citizens of the greater Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia region to enable them to overcome obstacles preventing them from pursuing a constructive endeavor without reliance on others.
Families can request assistance in the following areas:
- Education Supplies
- Dormitory Supplies/Luggage/Bedding
- Food Support
- Transportation Support
- Family Issues
- Medical Bills
- Other *please be specific
If you believe your family is in need of this kind of assistance, please contact Mrs. Holman-Jones to set up a phone conference with her to complete the application, 202-248-3005.
DISTRICT OF LEARNING LAUNCHES NEW FREE RESOURCE TO CONNECT DC YOUNG ADULTS TO RESTAURANT JOBS
Young people ages 18-24 who earn the Restaurant Host badge will receive priority consideration for open positions
Today, District of Learning announces the launch of the free “Host with the Most” learning playlist, developed in collaboration with local restaurant management. Young people ages 18-24 in the District of Columbia who complete this playlist will earn their Restaurant Host badge, which will give them priority consideration for host jobs at participating restaurant partners.
“The host position is one of the most important positions in the restaurant,” said DC restaurateur Jackie Greenbaum. “It’s not only a great entry-level job in the restaurant industry, it embodies customer service skills that are essential for a variety of careers. We are excited to help launch this new resource for youth employment in DC.” Ms. Greenbaum’s restaurants El Chucho, Bar Charley, and Little Coco’s are the first to partner with District of Learning on the new Restaurant Host badge.
To earn the Restaurant Host badge, learners complete activities focused on six areas: greeting guests, reservations, seating, teamwork, problem solving, and exploring future careers. Youth can access the playlist and badge on the free online District of Learning platform at http://www.lrng.org/dc
The Restaurant Host badge is the newest in a suite of free resources from District of Learning that help teens and young adults pursue their passions and strengthen their paths to college and careers.
District of Learning is collaborating with dozens of partners to turn Greater DC into a giant campus for learning. It is facilitated through the DC nonprofit organization Fair Chance. It is free for youth, employers, and other partners to participate. For more information, visit www.districtoflearning.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org