Walk to School Day is October 10 – save the date!


How to plan a fantastic party with all your school friends….

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Free Back-To-School Vision Screening for Students and Adults

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (, is hosting free vision screening September 16-18 at their facility on 233 Massachusetts Avenue NE.
For Children (3-18) there will be screening for amblyopia, strabismus and distance acuity. They’ll have ophthalmologists on site to provide prescriptions and will provide free prescription eyeglasses to children.
For Adults, there will be screening for glaucoma. DC has among the highest incidence rate of glaucoma nationally. It’s a silent, painless (usually) sight stealer, so it’s important to learn of issues before sight is irreversibly lost. Again ophthalmologists will be on site to speak with.
September 16, 12-5pm
September 17, 3-7pm
September 18, 3-7pm
Please distribute the fliers within your schools and communities

My School DC seeks representatives for its Parent Advisory Council

My School DC is recruiting parents and guardians for its Parent Advisory Council (PAC) for the upcoming lottery school year (2019-20). The PAC supports My School DC by providing guidance and feedback on the My School DC application process; providing input on programmatic direction for My School DC; acting as ambassadors of information to their respective communities; and advising the Common Lottery Board – My School DC’s governing body – on major policy decisions. Membership is voluntary, and meetings are held quarterly. Click HERE to view membership criteria and meeting schedule. My School DC is actively seeking representatives from wards 1-3 and 5-8. Know of a great parent rep? Complete the online application or forward the following link to a potential candidate: are due Sept. 14, 2018. Contact Aryan Bocquet, director of partnerships and engagement with My School DC, at or at (202) 727-9306 for more information.

PAC Overview (SY2019-20)


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CM Allen Letter on Chancellor Selection

The above letter was sent to Mayor Bowser and the co-chairs of the Our Schools Leadership Committee on August 21, 2018 .

The letter summarizes the discussion organized by CM Allen, SBOE Ward 6 Representative Joe Weedon, and CHPSPO Chair Suzanne Wells on July 19, 2018.