CHPSPO Meeting Notes – Nov 16, 2010

Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Stuart Hobson Middle School 410 D Street, NE Room 106 November 16, 2010 6:30 – 8 p.m.

  1. MOTH School Information Night (Wednesday, Dec 1 @ Eastern Market – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM). CHPSPO will develop a 1 pager about the Ward 6 Middle School Plan. The following folks signed up: 5:30-6:30 Sandra M, 6:30-7:30 Suzanne W, 7:30-8:30 Lillian R (anyone want to join us, we could use the company!) Contact Suzanne Wells (m.godec@att.net).
  2. Middle School Collaboration Teams update • Reported on Eliot Hine (meets every 2 weeks) and Stuart-Hobson (has had 3 meetings) collaboration team work.
    o Eliot Hine:  Stretch goal = 100% of 5th graders in their feeder pattern to go to Eliot Hine.  6th grade summer transition program to ensure kids are at grade level in Math.Want to meet w/ 5th grade teachers in feeder schools so they know how to prepare students.
    o Stuart-Hobson:  Identified need to hire Museum Magnet coordinator. Maria Marable-Bunch has expressed interest in meeting with the admin team after the winter break to discuss how she can support our efforts to revitalize the Museum Studies program. 

    Outreach ideas for Middle Schools:
    o Principals going to feeder elementary school PTA meetings, encouraging prospective families to go to open houses. o Letter home to each 5th grade family. (in feeder schools and local charter schools).
    o Kid-friendly section in Newsletter.
    o Get current 6th grade students to go back to PTAs to talk about Eliot Hine. o Buddy day for students

    CHPSPO outreach for middle schools
    o 1 pager to distribute on MOTH SIN and to all schools/neighborhood o Hill Rag Series
    o Press Releases

  3. 501(c)3 status, bylaws (Sherry Trafford and Barbara Riehle) • Discussion and suggestions on membership and voting. Sherry to circulate next draft for Jan meeting.
  4. Meeting with Vincent Gray on Middle School Plan • In process of scheduling 2 meetings
  5. Next CHPSPO Meeting: No meeting in December, next meeting January 18, 2011

Upcoming Events:

MOTH School Information Night – Wednesday, December 1, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Eastern Market North Hall

Various Open Houses in December: See the CHPSPO Calendar or the DCPS Open House page. PLEASE follow up w/ individual schools in order to confirm details.

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