Join the Capitol Hill school community for Walk to School Day, an annual celebration of our walkable, bikeable neighborhood, healthy bodies, a cleaner environment, and safe routes to school with a kick-off event and breakfast in Lincoln Park. Wear your school t-shirt, grab a healthy breakfast, and join students, staff, administrators, and families for a walk together from Lincoln Park to school. Let’s get moving!
Please help to get the word out by forwarding on to your respective schools. Many thanks for your help and hope to see you there!
The Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization will hold it’s September 21 meeting at Tyler Elementary (1001 G Street, SE). The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The agenda is attached.
We will have a discussion with Ward 6 school board candidates Melissa Rohan and Monica Warren-Jones. Each school board candidate will have 5 minutes to share their reasons for running for the school board position; the issues they will work to address, if elected; and the role they see the school board playing in ensuring high quality education in DC. We will then have a Q&A session with the candidates. Lisa Raymond, our current Ward 6 school board member, will also attend.
If you have changes to the agenda, please let me know.
Visit CHPSPO on the web at http://chpspo.org(See attached file: 092110 agenda CHPSPO.doc)
The Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO) thanks Councilmember Tommy Wells and candidate Kelvin Robinson, who did a fantastic job at the Candidates’ Forum held on August 24, 2010. Our goal was for our members and the community to hear their views on issues of special significance to families. We feel that goal was met splendidly.
We are grateful to our moderator, Mark Segraves, for his guidance, expertise and overall terrific job of setting the tone and pace for the event.
Differentiated Math Pathway: assessment for appropriate placement, ‘rigor’ standards that will apply to all schools, math intervention program to get all students ready for Algebra 1 in the 8th grade, teacher PD
World Language as a core course: HS credit by 8th grade, sharing of teachers to offer additional languages, online programs, after-school programs for credit or enrichment
International Baccalaureate Middle Years implementation at Jefferson and Eliot-Hine
Facilities upgrades (Modernization and ‘Blitz’ schedule)
School Culture and Climate
Full Service Schools
Educators for Social Responsibility
Grade Configuration and Feeder Patterns
Stuart-Hobson: moving Montessori to the Logan School, moving the 5th grade to Watkins and Ludlow-Taylor feeding to Stuart-Hobson effective SY11/12
Brent feeding to Jefferson and Eliot-Hine until boundaries are re-drawn
Possible re-opening of Van Ness as a neighborhood elementary school
School Collaboration teams at each middle school to implement the above plan – contact your principal by September 10, 2010 if you are interested in joining your middle school’s team.
Congratulations to DCPS, the Capitol Hill community and to CHPSPO for this huge step towards excellence across all middle schools!