Weekly Falcon Announcements

for the week of March 10th

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Even though our smart phones will automatically change time, don't forget to change the clocks around your home.

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SCHOOL-WIDE ANNOUNCEMENTS

Family Volunteers Needed - SEE NEW ADDITION IN BOLD

Student Life is in need of family volunteers with great organizational skills to assist with organizing the supply closet with dormitory items such as uniforms, toiletries, bedding, and academic supplies.

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.)


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, rholmanjones@seedschooldc.org.

ACADEMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

End of Year 8th Grade Activities

ATTENTION 8TH GRADE FAMILIES!


Please see the attached letter for important information regarding 8th grade end of the year festivities.


Be sure to read the entire letter to ensure you don't miss any deadline and due dates.


Volunteers are also needed for these activities. Click on the KeepnTrack link above to complete the volunteer application. Contact Mrs. Holman-Jones is you have questions about volunteering.

Homework Spreadsheet - 10th - 12th Grades

Homework matters! In an effort to help families keep high school scholars on track with homework assignments, especially over the weekend and holiday breaks, this spreadsheet was created.


Click on the link below to view all homework assignments for grades 10-12.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11X7bnwZIu3zF9SO_eOUdqgLbLlNTm8qc1kytNWMsAtI/edit?usp=sharing

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!

Attendance Matters!

Please remember to use the attendance email, attendance@seedschooldc.org to inform the school about absences and lateness. Starting Monday, January 15th families will receive a daily automated email and text when their scholar is marked absent for the day.

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
  • Housewares
  • Food Support
  • Transportation Support
  • Family Issues
  • Medical Bills
  • Employment
  • 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.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING & EXTERNAL OPPORTUNITIES - Application deadlines are approaching next week and the first week of February. Don't procrastinate...Apply Today!

Free Tax Prep

In need of tax preparation? Would you like for it be FREE? Refer to the attached flyer for qualifications. Schedule an appointment by calling the number on the attached flyer or send an email to FreeTaxPrepDC@gmail.com.

Black Girls Code: Tech, Play, & Learn w/AI, 3/9/19

Black Girls CODE is thrilled to bring an exciting workshop that's all about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning!



Black Girls CODE DC Chapter Presents: Teach, Play, and Learn with Artificial Intelligence!

Saturday, March 9, 2019 @ Alfred Owens Family Life Center | 10AM-4PM


We are thrilled to bring an exciting workshop that's all about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning! Join us for a fun and captivating educational experience.

Tech Divas will get a chance to create virtual chat boxes and work on programming a computer to guess their inputs - all on its own! Come join us as we tackle on tasks and projects and put your skills to the test!

This class is intended for girls ages 7-17 years old.



REGISTER HERE

Black College Institute - Deadline: March 15th

Black College Institute is a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The participants are talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors.

All programs are FREE of cost to students! *Students must arrange their own transportation to and from the programs.*

Deadline - March 15, 2019

Notification of Acceptance - April 1, 2019



https://vt.edu/admissions/black-college-institute.html

Unleashed Conference: Defining Your Power, Purpose and Passion

This annual conference is for girls in grades 6-12. This represents the sixth year in Washington, DC and second year in Baltimore, MD. The Washington, DC event is May 4th from 8am - 2pm at Catholic University. Our keynote is Miss Cordelia Cranshaw (Miss DCUSA). The Baltimore, MD event is April 27th from 8am - 2pm at Coppin State University and entrepreneur, chef and owner of Trade Street Jam (recently featured in Essence magazine) will be the keynote.


The conference features the opportunity for high school seniors to compete for book and college trunk scholarships as well. Admission is free with 3 school supplies which will be donated to local schools.


Register online today at

www.abiggerpicture.org/events

Got Your Back Comedy Camp - April 15-19

Attention Middle School & High School female identifying students:


Please check out this exciting opportunity during spring break for middle and high school female identifying students within the District. 826DC, a nonprofit in Columbia Heights, will be hosting a spring break camp titled “Got Your Back Comedy Camp”.


Spots are limited, so sign up today by clicking on the link below to complete the interest form.


https://goo.gl/forms/elnIWakpoYcZEVPw1

DC HAPP: Healthcare Career Program Rising Seniors (11th Grade) - App Deadline: March 15th

The deadline is next Friday, March 15th. Please see Mrs. Thompson THIS WEEK if you are interested in this opportunity.

Genesys Works Internship Opportunity

“Interested in learning more about an opportunity to have a meaningful internship during your senior year and missed yesterday’s info session?”

What is Genesys Works?

Genesys Works is a non-profit organization that provides free opportunities for students to work in meaningful internships at major corporations and receive free college, scholarship, and financial aid assistance during their senior year of high school.

What are the benefits of participating?

Genesys Works is more than a job.

  • It’s an opportunity to gain real-world skills like public speaking, Microsoft Office, business technology, teamwork, and more – all while having fun!
  • It’s a paid corporate internship where students will work for 12 months at one of the top companies in the Area like AT&T, Accenture, and Apple FCU earning $10,000 your senior year!
  • It’s a plan for college because 100% of our students are accepted to college, and we guarantee all participants acceptance, too!

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking students who are interested in having a successful professional career and want to be exposed to a business environment before starting college. While our internships are technology and business focused, we do not require any prior knowledge of technology or business.

How do I learn more information?

Go to our website at www.genesysworks.org/ncr or see Mrs. Thompson for brochure.

Howard University Volleyball Camps for Students

Students looking for summer opportunities are encouraged to sign-up to become a better volleyball player! Howard Volleyball will host camps this Summer 2019.

Here are the dates:
Elite Camp May 18 to May 19
Bison Camp July 15 to July 19
Elite Camp July 27 to 28
Team Camp July 29 to 31

There will be knowledgeable & talented instructors with lots of reps to help you get better at the sport. To register, click here. For more information contact Ciara Jones at ciara.jones@howard.edu.

MPD Youth Advisory Council Seeks Students

MPD’s Youth Advisory Council seeks student participants. Click here for more information. Contact Sergeant Sonja Flipping at sonja.flipping@dc.gov or (202) 576-3408 for more information.

The Smithsonian Institution/Walking Tree Travel

Smithsonian Student Adventures, our collection of immersive international programs, offers unique travel opportunities for high school students in countries around the world. Our philosophy of meaningful travel allows you build important leadership skills while earning service hours, improving your language skills, and/or working with endangered species.

Take a look at our Open Enrollment travel program opportunities. The enrollment process is simple, making payments is easy, and we are here to support you every step of the way. The World Awaits!

Yondr Student Work Program

Are you 18 years old or older? If so, check out the attached flyer. All interested persons should contact Mrs. Thompson for more information.


HELP YONDR CREATE PHONE-FREE EVENTS


COMPENSATION: STARTS AT $18/HOUR

Yondr works with artists, musicians and comedians to create phone-free events and experiences including:

  • Concerts
  • Comedy shows
  • Festivals
  • Album listening parties
  • Film screenings
  • Production sets


Qualifications:

  • 18+ years old
  • Professionalism: arrive on time
  • Positive attitude: phone-free shows are fun
  • Communication: enjoy interacting and working with people in-person
  • All students must participate in a training session prior to the event start time


Apply Today!

Now Hiring: Holiday Inn - National Airport

Are you someone who loves interacting with people, staying busy, and providing the best in class service?

The you are who we are looking for!!

Holiday Inn - National Airport is currently seeing team members that are hard working and guest oriented.

We want dynamic people who believe in cleanliness, guest service, safety, and teamwork.


Current Openings:

Bartender

Banquet House-person

Banquet Manager

Catering Sales Manager

House-person

Room Attendant

Front Desk Agent

Front Desk Supervisor

General Maintenance


Please apply at www.bfsaulhotels.com/apply