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November 18 CHPSPO Meeting at Payne

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization members,

CHPSPO will meet on Tuesday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Payne Elementary (1445 C Street, SE). We will have a representative from OSSE at our meeting discussing the extension of the Elementary and Secondar Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver, and Monica Warren-Jones will be discussing a draft Parent Bill of Rights developed by the State Board of Education.

Also, on Monday, November 17, DCPS will hold a public hearing on its FY15/16 budget at Payne Elementary. See http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/About+DCPS/Press+Releases+and+Announcements/General+Announcements/Our+Budget+Priorities+for+Next+Year)

Please share with your school communities the attached flyer about a panel discussion on December 4 on Language Immersion in Urban Public Schools.

See you on Tuesday!

Suzanne Wells

111814 CHPSPO Agenda.docx

DC Language Immersion Project Flyer.pdf

Draft DCSBOE Parent Bill of Rights – 10_28_14.pdf

Language Immersion In Urban Public Schools – December 4, 6-8 PM @ MLK Library

Language Immersion In Urban Public Schools: Exploring The Benefits & Challenges

(co-hosted by the DC Public Library, DC State Board of Education and the DC Language Immersion Project)

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014

6-8pm

MLK Library – 901 G St. NW

You are invited to join us for a panel discussion with a focus on the benefits and challenges of implementing language immersion programs in our public elementary schools – both charter and traditional public schools. This discussion is not only meant to highlight the overall value of language immersion but also is designed to be a forum that will engage all stakeholders in a way that will move toward collaborative strategic planning to expand language immersion offerings in public schools in the District of Columbia.

GUESTS INCLUDE:

  • Marty Abbott – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Delores Millhouse and Gina Bowler – My Bilingual Child
  • Maquita Alexander –Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School
  • Lynn Fulton-Archer –World Language Immersion, Delaware Department of Education
  • Sally Schwartz – Globalize DC
  • Donna Sothern, Spanish Immersion Teacher – Cleveland Elementary, DC Public Schools

RSVP: http://dclanguageimmersionproject.eventbrite.com

www.DCImmersion.org

Email: info@dcimmersion.org

DC Language Immersion Project Flyer

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CHPSPO meeting Tuesday, October 21, at Eliot-Hine

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization members,

CHPSPO will meet on Tuesday, October 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Eliot-Hine Middle School (1830 Constitution Ave., NE). Attached is the agenda for the meeting. Also, attached is the list of the current PTA presidents/co-presidents, principals and CHPSPO representatives. Please review the list, and send me any updates. Apologies in advance for any errors on the list.

Please remind your school communities that there will be a mayoral candidates forum focused on education this Wednesday, October 22, at 7 p.m. at the Thurgood Marshall Center. Attached is a flyer about the forum.

See you on Tuesday.

Suzanne Wells

102114 CHPSPO Agenda

CHPSPO School Year 2014 2015 Representatives.docx

MayoralCandiatesForumFlyer102014.pdf

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Mayoral Forum on Education, October 22

Mayoral Forum on Education
October 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St, NW

In-depth conversations with the mayoral candidates on education issues, moderated by Natalie Hopkinson

Hosted by a coalition of citywide supporters of Six Principles for Public Education in DC.

More information here:
http://www.dceducationelection.org/mayoral-forum/

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Ward 6 State Board of Education Candidates Forum

Come learn more about the Ward 6 candidates for DC State Board of Education — and ask your questions about their views on policies & standards that affect DC schools.

Candidates are Mark Naydan & Joe Weedon

Tuesday, October 14 @ 6:30 PM
Eastern Senior High School
1700 E Capitol Street, SE

Moderated by Natalie Wexler of Greater Greater Education

Sponsored by:

  • Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization, www.chpspo.org
  • Ward 6 Democrats
  • Near SE/SW Community Benefits Coordinating Council, http://www.seswcbcc.org<
  • Ward 6 State Board of Education Candidates

Mark Naydan
Mark Naydan is a public school teacher in Prince George’s County and a Ward 6 resident for more than two decades.  He is committed to the spirit of the decision of Brown v. Board of Education, and desires a high quality education for all of our residents.  He has been teaching high school in his current position for 10 years.  He has taught in five countries and is dedicated to excellence in teaching.  He is secretary of his school’s PTA and is involved in the National Education Association.  He is a volunteer tax preparer and is active in his church.

Joe Weedon
Joe is a proud father of 4th and 2nd grade students at Maury Elementary School. He has worked with community members to develop and implement the Ward 6 Middle School Plan and has served on the Eliot-Hine Middle School collaboration team, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) Title I Committee of Practitioners and the board of two non-profits focused on expanding after-school programming. His years of service and advocacy to improve our child care and educational systems across Ward 6 means he knows and understands the educational issues impacting Ward 6 like few others.

Professionally, Joe currently serves as Executive Director of Companies for Causes, a non-profit organization working to engage socially-minded CEOs of closely held small and mid-sized companies to make a collective impact on our community.http://www.joeweedonstateboardofed.com

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CHPSPO Meeting Tuesday, September 16 at Maury

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Association members,

CHPSPO will meet on Tuesday, September 16, at Maury (1250 Constitution Ave., NE) from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

At the meeting we’ll hear report outs on progress in planning for Walk-to-School Day and the upcoming Ward 6 School Board Candidates Forum.

We will also be discussing the attached Statement of Principles that has been developed by a city-wide group of education leaders, and we will decide whether or not CHPSPO wants to be sign on as a supporter of the principles.

We also hope to have an invited speaker who will discuss a lawsuit the DC Chartered Schools Association filed against the city (http://dcacps.org/d-c-public-charter-schools-law-suit.html) regarding funding of the DC public charter schools.

Finally, attached is information about paid sick leave that is available for DC workers who need to care for sick children, and a blood drive that will be at Miner Elementary on September 20.

Sincerely,

Suzanne Wells

091614 CHPSPO Agenda.docx

StatementofPrinciplesFIN.docx

DC Paid Sick Days Flier [Spanish].pdf

DC Paid Sick Days Flier Final English.pdf

Blood Drive Miner 092014.pdf