Bears Bulletin

Summer Edition

Week of June 29th, 2020

A Message from Principal Jackson

Hello Miner Families,

I hope that everyone is doing great and staying safe! We miss you all so very much!

It was great seeing so many of our Mighty Bears during virtual recess today! It just continues to remind us both how much we miss them and how critical it is that we all follow social distancing guidelines and remain safe so we can see them again so very soon.

While the summer is just beginning we are well on our way to finish our staffing for next year. The personnel committee has been working very hard to interview candidates and extend offers. We are beginning to interview candidates for the Assistant Principal position and I am very confident that we have some very strong candidates to consider.

As soon as we finish hiring we are going to finalize rosters! We plan to send out information about class lists in mid to late July so stay tuned!

Aftercare enrollment has finally been announced! Be sure to mark the date - July 27th - on your calendar! The link for registration is below in the announcements.

DCPS Schools remain closed to normal business at this time and teachers are on leave starting this week so if you need anything from the school, here are the best contacts to use:


Principal Jackson -

Ms. Offor -

Stay safe and let the school know if we can be of any assistance.


Principal Jackson

Updates and Information

DCPS Aftercare Enrollment - DATE RELEASED

Aftercare enrollment is slated to open July 27th, 2020. It is a first come, first serve style registration.

More details can be found here.

Mark your calendars and remember you must be enrolled for next year prior to enrolling in aftercare!

Summer Bridge (rising 3rd Graders)

Calling all Rising 3rd Grade Students!

Please enroll and join us for Summer Bridge. Summer bridge will run from August 10th -13th and 17th - 20th from 9am-1pm daily! Please enroll here:

We hope to see you all in August as long as health conditions allow.

Miner Mutual Aid Action Team

Miner Mutual Aid Network Update

The Miner Equity Committee Mutual Aid Action Team is pleased to report a new partnership with the Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network and non-profit Serve Your City to provide additional support to our community. The partnership has already resulted in several Miner families receiving support in the form of food, household items and COVID-19 protective supplies.

This new partnership will help ensure the Miner Mutual Aid Network can fulfill support requests more efficiently. While the Miner Mutual Aid Network is still accepting financial donations, we are also encouraging our community to support the Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network and Serve Your City.

Community Table

The Miner Mutual Aid Network is working with Serve Your City to plan a community table event in July. The event will take place at Miner and provide the Miner and greater Rosedale community with the opportunity to pick up food and supplies. We will announce a date for the event soon. If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the event, please email with the subject Volunteer.

Supporting One Another

Mutual Aid is not a one-way transaction and we encourage everyone to consider how they may be able to support our community throughout the current pandemic and beyond. Please click here to view our intake form and indicate areas where you may be able to help. We are particularly interested in any employment and financial services support.

We also ask that you share information on our network with your contacts in the community. Below are links to our webpage and intake form you can share.

· Mutual Aid webpage

· Intake form

Thank you all for your continued support of our community. Stay safe, stay positive, and stay informed.

In solidarity,

The Miner Mutual Aid Action Team


Feeding Site

As a reminder, Miner Elementary School is a feeding site for the community throughout the summer. Families can come in and pick up meals Mondays-Fridays from 10am-2pm.

Summer Learning Opportunities

DCPS is offering a number of summer learning opportunities for families. More information about dates and enrollment can be found here.

Technology Return

For those families who borrowed technology during distance learning - it is PAST DUE to be returned.

If you still have a PTO Chromebook please contact Principal Jackson ( to ensure it is returned ASAP.

Student Medication Pick Up

If you were unable to pick up your students medicine left in the building last week during office hours please email Principal Jackson ( or Ms. Stapleton ( to schedule a time to come in and pick up medicine.

Enrollment for SY 20-21

Every family is required to re-enroll each year in DCPS. If you have not done so already, please complete your enrollment here.

If you have questions or need support with enrollment please email

Report Cards

DCPS is mailing all of the report cards for the end of the year during June. Families should receive all of their children report cards for students in the near future. Be sure to keep an eye out so you can celebrate your scholars achievements!

DCPS Calendar for Next Year

DCPS has released a revised calendar for next year. It is attached at the bottom of the newsletter under Files and Documents as a PDF.

Files and Documents