Eaton's Community Newsletter 2/14

Eagle's Landing SY20-21 #19

In This Edition:

  • Principal's Message
  • Fireside Chat on Student Achievement
  • In-person Updates
  • February Calendar
  • National Math Festival info
  • Library Book Check Out
  • Great Backyard Bird Count

Interim Principal's Message

Happy Valentine's Day Eaton Community!

The in-person staff truly enjoyed the treats from the H.S.A. Thank you for thinking of us, you're the best!

I appreciate all of the engagement last week on in-person learning. I want to continue to share that Term 3 isn't our final plan for hosting in-person learning for school year 20-21. In the coming weeks we will launch another survey to capture your wishes for your child's participation in on campus experiences. I would love to be able to share what our future plans are but, it is just too soon. We are in touch with reps from the Office of the State Superintendant of Education (O.S.S.E.) to learn about outdoor learning opportunities and the Enrichment Team is scouting vendors to enhance our extended in-person plans. Please stay tuned for updates!

Unfortunately, last Wednesday was Nurse Esposito's last day with Children's National School Nursing program. Nurse Esposito resigned abruptly due to schedule changes by Children's management. We will have floating nurse coverage; once we have our permanent nurse, we will make introductions to the community. Nurse Esposito will be missed, she was very much a part of our learning community.

Tomorrow we celebrate Presidents Day, there is no school for students or staff. Tuesday, February 16th will be all virtual learning as shared by the district office. There will be no in-person learning experiences Tuesday.

Please contact me if you are interested in serving on the Foxhall and MacArthur community working group to represent Eaton's interests. This new Ward 3 school will address some of the overcrowding in Ward 3 schools and establish possible new boundary lines for Ward 3 residents. If you live in the Wilson feeder pattern, this may be of great interest to you!

Don't forget to subscribe to this newsletter, I have about 110 subscribers and we've had over 300 views for each published newsletter. I will continue to send it through Blackboard until more families are subscribed.

My bio has been added to the school's website, check it out here:


Jacqueline Anderson, Interim Principal

Fireside Chat: Student Achievement

Join us Thursday evening (5:30-6:45) for our Fireside Chat on Student Achievement. (The link will be released Thursday morning.) As we cross the mid-year threshold, we invite you to see how our students have progressed from the beginning of the school year. Our instructional coaches and several of our teacher leaders from grades K-5 will unpack how teachers use student performance data to inform their practice and develop strong instructional plans that help students finish the year strong. Your child's Term 2 report and copies of their MOY assessments should arrive to your home in the coming week. Don't forget, you can view the report card on the Aspen portal.

In-Person Eaton Updates

Inclement Weather Notice for Eaton

In the event DCPS calls for a 2 hr delay-- All PK and K will have a virtual, regular scheduled day; all other grades 1-5 ,virtual and in-person, will begin at 10:45am.

On a 2 hr delay: in-person students, grades1-5 arrive between 10:30-10:45am.

If inclement weather happens on a Wednesday, all in-person CARE classes are cancelled and students will join the virtual session with their homeroom teachers.

Staffing Updates:

Ms. Caine will join the 3rd grade IPL class this week on Thursday!

Ms. Rose is virtual this week.

Ms. Dance is virtual this week due to travel quarantine protocols.

Ms. Ollivierre is no longer slated for in-person.

Ryann Davis and Tiana Fletcher are two contractors that will join our team this week to support our in-person model. (DCPS was able to fill 2/3 requests made for additional support.)

February Important Dates

Upcoming important dates:

  • 2/14 Valentine's Day
  • 2/15 Presidents Day - NO School
  • 2/18 Fireside Chat- Student Achievement Data 5:30-
  • 2/25 5:30 pm SIT Committee Meeting/ 6:30 pm Community Meeting Modernization

Spelling Bee Correction

The Champions are:

  1. Henry Beck
  2. Elias Arbitman
  3. George Kohari

Henry, Elias, and George will represent Eaton in the city-wide spelling events!

National Math Festival Information

National Math Festival: Message From Ms. Sawyer

If you are interested, check out the National Math Festival (all online). There's something for every age group. Some of the previous events have been recorded and are available online. Please reach out to Ms. Sawyer if you have any questions.

From Our School Librarian

We are having our next Library Book Checkout Event on the afternoon of Wednesday, 2/17! If your child(ren) would like new library books, please fill out the form available here no later than 5 PM on Monday, 2/15. Please let Ms. Hamm know if you have any questions at

Eaton's Modernization

Eaton Community,

Please visit the Eaton project website for a recent biweekly update.

A few announcements:

We are scheduled for an Eaton SIT + Community Meeting - February 25 @ 5:30pm Via Microsoft Teams. We will share out the recent decisions made regarding the final playground design, final selections for the furniture (fixtures and equipment), and provide a construction update!

The “Call for Artists” (link to DGS’s RRQ Solicitation) is now live! Interested artists can apply to have their artwork showcased in the final modernized facility by February 26th. DCPS is looking for 8-12 interested members of Eaton’s community to serve on the artist selection panel. You must be available for at least one full day during the week April 12-16th, 2021 for the review panel. Sign-ups will close when the max 12 members are reached, or by March 5. Selection will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Sign up today!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend,

Oni Hinton

Audubon's Society Great Backyard Bird Count

Each year the Audubon Society hosts the Great Backyard Bird Count. This year the count event takes place February12th-15th. On your next walk about the neighborhood, see how many different species of birds your family can spot. Visit the official website of the Audubon society and log your findings. I spotted this cardinal in a neighbor's yard. Bird watching is a great COVID safe activity, join the fun!

One Community, Many Cultures

John Eaton Elementary School and its diverse community of life-long learners embody academic tenacity, compassion, and global citizenship. Our purpose is to provide each Eaton student with a well-rounded, 21st century education that prepares him or her, regardless of background or circumstance, for success in and beyond elementary school.