The Cardinal Connection

Week of February 28, 2022

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.

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Important Dates:

Mar. 3rd: Boys Basketball Play Game. JOW vs. Garrison, 4 PM at Cardozo HS(Each student-athlete is allowed two spectators)Mar. 10th: Parent-Teacher Conference (virtual)...No School for Students

Mar. 8th: PTA General Body Meeting at 6 PM

Mar. 9th: W6PSPO Middle School Virtual Principal Panel 7:30PM

Mar. 11th: Professional Development Day...No School for Students

Mar. 14th--18th Scholastic Book Fair in the Parent Center (Families invited 4 pm-6 pm)

Mar. 14th-27th Scholastic Book Fair Online

Apr. 11th-Apr. 18th: Spring Break

The 2022 Panorama Survey Is Here!

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DCPS has launched the 2022 Panorama Survey

Cardinal Families! DCPS has launched the 2022 Panorama Survey, which measures social-emotional learning, satisfaction, and engagement across staff, families, and students. Share your perspective by completing the survey. Families will take the survey at Students will take the survey at A student’s access code is their DCPS student ID.

Three New Key Updates & Reminders from DCPS

  • NEW! Students, staff and visitors will no longer be required to wear a mask when outdoors at our schools, effective immediately. Masks will continue to be required for all students, staff, and visitors while indoors.
  • NEW! There will be no district-wide limitations on audience and spectators at sporting events, arts performances, or student showcases as of today. Individual schools may continue to set limits as needed for managing any events. Masks continue to be required for indoor events.
  • As we shared prior to the February break, we are following DC Health’s new guidance for how long an individual should isolate after they test positive. Please see below for additional information.

Updated Isolation Guidance for COVID-19

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JO Wilson PTA Virtual General Body Meeting – Tuesday, March 8th at 6:00 PM

J.O. Wilson ES kindly invites you all to join us on Tuesday, March 8th for our virtual, General Body PTA meeting. Please register in advance for this meeting by using the link below.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We would love to see the entire Cardinal community there!

Ward 6 Public School Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Middle School Principal Virtual Panel Discussion – Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 pm.

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Ward 6 Public School Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Middle School Principal Virtual Panel Discussion – Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 pm.

Principals Greg Dohmann (Jefferson Middle School Academy), Marlene Magrino (Eliot-Hine Middle School), Erik Fraser (Stuart-Hobson Middle School), and Kim Adutwum (Capitol Hill Montessori@Logan) will share their ideas on what makes a good middle school, how their schools help all students reach their highest potential, what extracurricular activities they offer, and more. Denise Forte, the interim CEO of the Education Trust, will be the moderator.

You can register for the Middle School Principal Panel Discussion at

Scholastic Book Fair – March 14th – 18th

Scholastic Book Fair – March 14th – 18th

Volunteers needed to assist students and families, organize books, and help with cashier/checking out, Monday through Friday, after school, from 3:45 5:00 and from 5:00 6:15.

Volunteers are also needed to help unpack and set-up books during the school day on Tuesday, March 8th, during the school day, from 9:00 12:00 and from 12:00 3:00. (*If you can help on March 8th, but not these exact times, please let us know!)

Sign-up here!

**Since these are indoor events, all volunteers will need to submit proof of vaccination and negative COVID test results the night before their scheduled shift.**

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Dear Cardinal Community,

We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

After missing out on many beloved traditions, our spring Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome, and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from March 14-18, 2022. There will be opportunities for classes to visit the Book Fair during the school day as well as for families to shop after the school day.

Our Book Fair offers eWallet, a safe and secure alternative to cash. Simply create a free account to add funds and/or invite family and friends to contribute so your child can select their own books. Any unused funds can be spent at The Scholastic Store Online or to fund a future eWallet.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair March 14-27, 2022. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school. Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

We’re excited to celebrate our love of books together at the Book Fair. We look forward to seeing your child there!

Happy reading,

Mitchell Brunson


J.O. Wilson ES

Save the Date for Cardinal Auction Night! – Friday, May 13th!

This is the biggest fundraiser of the year, and we need your help! Assist the planning committee with soliciting donations from local businesses, updating information for the website, and party planning. We will also need on-site volunteers the evening of Friday, May 13th to help the event run smoothly. Please reach out to the PTA ( to get involved!

Strengthening Schools - Family Member Survey

Cardinal Families,

This is a survey to hear your thoughts about, and experiences with, mental/behavioral health. You will not be asked to share your name, so your responses will not be connected to you. Please share your honest thoughts and experiences. Your responses will help schools in D.C. to improve mental/behavioral health services for students and families.

Esta encuesta tiene la finalidad de escuchar sus opiniones y experiencias con servicios de salud mental/conductual. No se le pedirá que comparta su nombre, por lo que sus respuestas no serán vinculadas a usted. Por favor, comparta francamente sus opiniones y experiencias. Sus respuestas ayudarán a las escuelas de D.C. a mejorar los servicios de salud mental/conductual para los estudiantes y sus familias.
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