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Lottery results are in: Are you considering Payne ES for your child?

If yes, then please join the Friends of Payne, including current Payne parents, for an informal meeting on April 19:

  • What: an opportunity to hear from current Payne parents about their kids’ experiences at the school, including with the early childhood Tools of the Mind program.
  • Who: all prospective Payne parents are welcome!
  • Where: at the home of a member of Friends of Payne at 15th and A Streets, SE. For more details and to RSVP, please contact Amy Mauro at friendsofpayne@gmail.com.
  • When: April 19 at 10 a.m.

 

DCPS Lottery – My School DC Deadlines in Feb and March

Planning on applying to a DC Public school for school year 2014-15 via the lottery (https://apply.myschooldc.dc.gov/)? Apply now!

Note the deadline for high school grades (9-12) is February 3, 2014 and the deadline for early childhood, elementary and middle school (grades PS3-8) is March 3, 2014.

Visit the DCPS website or http://www.myschooldc.org/ for details.

Final lottery season Open Houses at Francis-Stevens

From our friends at Francis-Stevens PTA…Francis-Stevens is a PS-8 Education Campus located in Foggy Bottom/West-end of Dupont. One of the results of recent consolidation by DCPS is that Francis-Stevens will be merging with School Without Walls, an application-only public HS based near the campus of the George Washington University. Francis-Stevens PS-8 students will continue to occupy their current building and entry to Francis-Stevens will continue to be through DCPS’ PS/PK/OOB lottery.   70% of Francis-Stevens students come from OOB and the PTA hopes the school can continue to serve a citywide population.

See their brochure: SWW at FS Brochure Feb

Francis-Stevens is hosting the following Open Houses for prospective families (all grades):

*Saturday 2/16, 10am – Noon
Thursday 2/21, 8:30 – 10 am

*At this Saturday’s open house, School Without Walls (SWW) Principal Richard Trogisch – who will now administer FS as well as SWW – will outline his vision for the 2013/14 year and the future of Francis-Stevens. The Saturday session may be of particular interest to families looking at middle schools. Mr. Trogisch has mentioned plans to align Grades 5-8 curriculum with SWW and College Board standards.All sessions will take place at Francis-Stevens Educational Campus at 2425 N St. NW.

LOTTERY NOTE:  DCPS now lists us as “School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens” on its on-line lottery form.

Learn more by visiting:
https://www.facebook.com/FrancisStevensPTA
http://www.francisstevens.org/

Contacts:
FrancisStevensPTA@gmail.com
megan.hanley@dc.gov – DCPS Parent Coordinator

A Guide to DCPS’ Lottery 2013

Thanks to the Alaina Smith and the DCPS Lottery team for joining us in January to share this year’s lottery process.

Note there are a few changes coming, particularly around waitlist (hint: apply in order of TRUE preference) and enrollment (no more letter of intent, but be ready to submit enrollment forms w/ proof of address by May 1). More information on DCPS’ website.

DCPS PS/PK/Out of Boundary Lottery Information Session Jan 23 @ Payne ES

Interested 
in 
enrolling 
your 
child
 in
 Preschool,
 Pre‐K
 or

 an 
Out‐of
-Boundary 
school?

  Attend
 a DCPS 
info 
session
 to 
have 
all 
of
 your
 questions 
about 
the 
lottery 
process
 answered!

Where and When:

Monday, January 
23, 
2012

6:00 
pm 
‐ 
7:30 
pm

Payne 
Elementary 
School

1445
 C 
Street, 
SE

—————————————————————————————————————————————————-
For 
more 
information 
about 
the 
info
 sessions:
  • Visit 
dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/oob
  • Tweet 
@dcpublicschools
  • Or
 contact 
Jennifer 
Skates 
at 
jennifer.skates at dc dot gov
 or 
202.442.8824

DCPS Open Houses Resume in January!

It may still be the holidays, but our CHPSPO schools are busy planning for open houses, where they will showcase their programs. Open houses are a great way to check out your local or out of boundary schools.

DC Public Schools (DCPS) keeps a central list of upcoming open houses, but it’s a good idea to check in with the school, in case of inclement weather.

The DCPS pre-school/pre-K/out of boundary lottery for the 2012-13 school year is open January 30-February 27, 2012. Read more about this on the DCPS website.