Bears Bulletin

Principals Newsletter (September 2019)

Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

The last few weeks have been packed with activity and engagement opportunities. Thank you to all of those who took time to come out last week to either the PTO Meeting or Back to School Night. It was great to see everyone and engage with you and your children.

I want to thank all of the teachers and staff for all of their hard work ensuring that the start to school was so strong. I have heard from so many of you about the experience you and your children have had thus far and it has been great to know that students are loving school! Each week I take time to have lunch with a different group of students and the feedback from our students has been so amazing. Our mission this year is to ensure that students are loved and challenged each and every day and the staff has done a great job to start the year.

Last week also saw our first fire drill with Pre-K students in the building. Everyone did a great job!

If you have any feedback you ever want to share please do! My team and I are always trying to find ways to improve the experience for our students.


Principal Jackson


Playground Update

The playground for our K-5 students is coming along! The construction crew is quickly installing each of the different structures and the students (and Principal Jackson) are getting excited to get out there and play on it! It is currently set to open in mid to late October.
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Student Drop Off and Pick Up

Drop Off - As a reminder, doors open at 8:20am each day. If your family needs to do drop off earlier than that time, please register with Apollo. We are unable to accommodate students before 8:20 am due to staff training and meetings.

Pick Up - Unless your student is enrolled in one of our Aftercare programs they must be picked up between 3:15pm and 3:30pm each day. The contractual end time for our teachers is 3:30pm each day.

Before Care and Aftercare

Before Care

If you are in need of before care our provider, Apollo, still has seats. Please follow the below link to register and pay.


Pre-K - Kindergarten - aftercare seats are currently filled for the DCPS program. If you are in need of services please consider Apollo (

1st Grade - 5th Grade - Seats are still available for students in 1st - 5th grade with The Fishing School. To register visit here:

The Fishing School Flier is attached below.

Parent and Teacher Garden Party

Friday, Sep. 27th, 4-6pm

Bladensburg Road

Washington, DC

One of our Partners, Cultivate the City is hosting this event for parents and teachers at Miner Elementary School. It is on the rooftop at Jenks Hardware - walking distance from Miner.