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CHPSPO Meets Tuesday at Payne Elementary

Dear Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization members,

CHPSPO will meet on Tuesday, September 18, at 6:30 pm at Payne Elementary (1445 C St SE). We will be joined by representatives from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education who will be discussing the Master Facilities Plan. We will also discuss the Chancellor search committee and process.

Also, on Thursday, September 20, at 7 pm, there will be a Ward 6 State Board of Education candidates forum at the Hill Center. Please share the attached flyer with your school communities. In addition, on September 24, at 6:30 pm, at Watkins Elementary School, Councilmember Charles Allen will host a discussion with Ward 6 residents on the search for the new DCPS Chancellor.

Hope to see you on Tuesday.

Suzanne Wells

p.s. If you would like to have your name removed from CHPSPO e-mail distribution list, please let me know.

091818 CHPSPO Agenda.docx

Ward6Ds_FP_0918.pdf

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CHPSPO Meets August 21 @ Amidon-Bowen

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization members,

Hope everyone had a great summer, and that you’re ready for the start of school on Monday morning!

CHPSPO will meet on Tuesday, August 21, at Amidon-Bowen (401 I St., SW) at 6:30 pm. We will spend the bulk of our meeting developing/discussing the action items to go along with the strategic plan we developed earlier this year. We will also hear an update on the technology advocacy plan Grace Hu is leading, and discuss whether CHPSPO wants to sponsor a candidates forum for the upcoming State Board of Education Ward 6 race.

There are two remaining Our Schools DC Chancellor Search Public Engagement Forums; one on August 28 at Savoy Elementary, and the final one is on September 11 at Brookland Middle School. Also, Councilmember Allen is planning to hold a Ward 6 discussion on the Chancellor search on September 24 (location TBD).

Finally, please mark your calendars for Walk-to-School Day on October 10. CHPSPO will be hosting this annual event at Lincoln Park. If you have parents interested in helping to plan this fun event, please have them contact Sandra Moscoso-Mills (sandramoscosomills@yahoo.com) or me (m.godec@att.net).

Hope to see you on Tuesday.

Suzanne Wells

082118 CHPSPO Agenda.docx

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DC Alliance of Youth Advocates Event (DCAYA)

Dear CHPSPO members,

I hope this finds everyone well and enjoying the summer.

I’m writing to ask you to join me in supporting a youth advocacy event being hosted by the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DCAYA) on September 21st. DCAYA is one of my favorite local philanthropic organizations and I think you’ll be really impressed by what they do and their leadership.

I’ve attached two sponsorship packages, on geared toward individuals and one for corporations for you all to consider, as individuals, PTA/PTOs, or through your employers and/or places of business.

Below is a very brief description of the organization.

DCAYA (a small nonprofit) provides much-needed advocacy for more than 130 youth-serving local organization, and the audiences that they serve (including 30,000 children living in poverty). Few non-profits that provide needed daily services to at-risk D.C. youth (e.g. educational supports, out of school time enrichment, filling nutritional needs, providing play spaces) have the capacity to advocate for policy change.

DCAYA ensures the needs of those kids are heard by the elected officials who make critical decisions affecting kids’ daily lives. This is done in two ways – DCAYA advocates in front of policymakers, which has proved time and time again to have an impact on their legislative decision making, and provides youth the tools and training they need to become their own advocates in the policymaking process.

I’ve also attached a brochure that explains their mission, how they do it, and some of the great outcomes they are achieving for disadvantaged and at risk youth in our city.

I hope you’ll consider offering your support and hope to see you at the Community Reunion!

Sincerely,

Ben Feldman

About DCAYA.pdf

DCAYA Reunion Corp Sponsor.pdf

DCAYA Reunion individual sponsor.pdf

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CHPSPO Meets Thursday, July 19

Also to clarify seems like you can still go to your school in new school year to sign up but they are trying to get a head start this summer. Also just a heads up that it’s all changing.

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Subject: RE: CHPSPO Meets Thursday, July 19

Hey all!!

I want to share the free bus/metro process is changing for kids. You have to go in person to sign up – they are having events around town in all wards. It’s changing from DC one to “KIDS RIDE FREE”

See details here: https://ddot.dc.gov/page/school-transit-subsidy-program

I’m not sure how known this is. I heard word of mouth and don’t know more than is here.

Danica

From: Suzanne Wells [mailto:m.godec]
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:24 PM
To: Mitchell Brunson <mitchell.brunson>; Dave Stevenson <dbs>; Lynch Kathleene (DCPS) <kathleene.lynch>; Amy Weedon <amyweedondc>; Lauren Amendolara <lamendo>; Alison Harvey <acharve>; Lolitta Ball <mikeball42000>; David Treat <dtreat2mars>; Kat Wilson <vannessparentgroup>; Annie Mair <annie.mair>; Kevin Moore <kbmoore25>; Julie Muir <julie.hodgson.muir>; Stephanie Byrd <stephanie.byrd>; Joe Weedon <joeweedon>; Vincent Morris <vsmorris>; Caryn Ernst <caryn.ernst>; Lucy Rojansky <lucy.rojansky>; Max Kieba <maxjkieba>; George Blackmon <gblackmon>; Danica Petroshius <dpetroshius>; Bruce Jackson <bruce.jackson>; Ivan Frishberg <ivanfrishberg>; Erin Roth <erinfc>; Beth Hayden <president>; Smith Andrew (DCPS) <andrew.smith2>; Mandla Deskins <mtdeskins>; Ben Champa <benchampa>; Elena Bell <elena.bell>; Barbara Riehle <barbara>; Samantha Caruth <kirbycaruth>; Ben Feldman <benjamin.n.feldman>; erika hoppes <president>; Denise Forte <dm_forte>; Scott Abbott <scott.abbott>; Anne Fitzpatrick <annefitz>; Norah Lycknell <norah.lycknell>; Grace Hu <ghgracehu>; Erin Johnston <erinkjohnston>; Thu Pham <vicepresident>; Alexis Bataillon <alexisb03>; Martin Welles <martinwelles>; William Horne <williamdhorne>; Ms. Thompson <msmischa>; Beth Bacon <beth.a.bacon>; Valentine Breitbarth <vbreitbarth>; Rebekah Benson-Flannery <rebekah.benson>; Derek Herr <dh32019>; Betsy Wolf <betsyjwolf>; Areola Brodie <ayeolaa>; Janice Brown <payneelementaryschool.pta>; Amy Bryan <vicepresident2>; Liz Weeden <eyoungweeden>; Ivy Ken <ivyleighken>; Marlene Magrino <marlene.magrino>; Shahna Gooneratne <mattandshahna0805>; Shannon Von Felden <shannon_von_felden>; Susan Oakley <sdoakley>; Carrie Elliot <carriebelliot>; Gail Sullivan <glsullivan>; Heather Schoell <heysassy>; Dionne Owens <dionne.m.owens>; Sandra Moscoso <smoscosomills>; sherry_trafford; Laura Marks <lauramarks>; Monica Warren-Jones <mwarrenjones>; Marlana Wallace <mwallace>; Shereen Williams <shereenwilliams27>; Tianeka Arno <downingt50>; Suzy Glucksman <suzy_glucksman>; Rick Bardach <rrickbar>; Emily Rand <emilyrandpe>; Andrea Tucker <datruth120>; Elizabeth Festa <elizabeth.d.festa>; Mark Smith <mcsmith84>; Greg Dolmann <greg.dohmann>; Carolyn Bowen <carolyncbowen>; Elsa Huxley <elsa>; Chica Hairston <chicahairston>; Valerie Jablow <wolbajenroh>; Andrea Ryan <ryquins>; ‘Sheila Clark’ <strain1913>; Peter MacPherson <pmacpher>; Tammy Alexander <minerpto.tammy>; Katy Thomas <kazt1978>; Daivernee Primus <daiverneeprimus>; Bruce DarConte <bruce>; Nicole Petty <nicole.petty>; janicebslp; Rose Shelton <vshelton324>; Patrick Jackson <pjacksondc>; Mark Jordan <president>; amy_mauro; Michelle Martin <michmartin72>; Sah Brown <sah.brown>; Clinton Turner <clinton.turner3>; Julie Johnson <juliejenj>; Kristofer Comeforo <kristofer.comeforo>; Karen Cowden <karen.cowden>
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Subject: CHPSPO Meets Thursday, July 19

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization members,

CHPSPO will meet on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm at the Northeast Library (330 7th St., NE) in the lower level conference room. Council member Charles Allen and State Board of Education member Joe Weedon will join us for an open discussion on what people are looking for in the next DCPS Chancellor.

Please share this information with your school communities. Principals, teachers, parents and students are all welcome to attend.

Hope you will be able to join us for this important discussion.

Suzanne Wells

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CHPSPO Meets Thursday, July 19

Hey all!!

I want to share the free bus/metro process is changing for kids. You have to go in person to sign up – they are having events around town in all wards. It’s changing from DC one to “KIDS RIDE FREE”

See details here: https://ddot.dc.gov/page/school-transit-subsidy-program

I’m not sure how known this is. I heard word of mouth and don’t know more than is here.

Danica

From: Suzanne Wells [mailto:m.godec@att.net]
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:24 PM
To: Mitchell Brunson <mitchell.brunson@dc.gov>; Dave Stevenson <dbs@alumni.brown.edu>; Lynch Kathleene (DCPS) <kathleene.lynch@dc.gov>; Amy Weedon <amyweedondc@gmail.com>; Lauren Amendolara <lamendo@gmail.com>; Alison Harvey <acharve@yahoo.com>; Lolitta Ball <mikeball42000@yahoo.com>; David Treat <dtreat2mars@gmail.com>; Kat Wilson <vannessparentgroup@gmail.com>; Annie Mair <annie.mair@dc.gov>; Kevin Moore <kbmoore25@gmail.com>; Julie Muir <julie.hodgson.muir@gmail.com>; Stephanie Byrd <stephanie.byrd@dc.gov>; Joe Weedon <joeweedon@verizon.net>; Vincent Morris <vsmorris@gmail.com>; Caryn Ernst <caryn.ernst@gmail.com>; Lucy Rojansky <lucy.rojansky@gmail.com>; Max Kieba <maxjkieba@gmail.com>; George Blackmon <gblackmon@hewfcu.com>; Danica Petroshius <dpetroshius@yahoo.com>; Bruce Jackson <bruce.jackson@dc.gov>; Ivan Frishberg <ivanfrishberg@gmail.com>; Erin Roth <erinfc@gmail.com>; Beth Hayden <president@chcspta.org>; Smith Andrew (DCPS) <andrew.smith2@dc.gov>; Mandla Deskins <mtdeskins@gmail.com>; Ben Champa <benchampa@gmail.com>; Elena Bell <elena.bell@dc.gov>; Barbara Riehle <barbara@erols.com>; Samantha Caruth <kirbycaruth@gmail.com>; Ben Feldman <benjamin.n.feldman@gmail.com>; erika hoppes <president@capitolhillmontessorischool.org>; Denise Forte <dm_forte@msn.com>; Scott Abbott <scott.abbott@dc.gov>; Anne Fitzpatrick <annefitz@gmail.com>; Norah Lycknell <norah.lycknell@dc.gov>; Grace Hu <ghgracehu@gmail.com>; Erin Johnston <erinkjohnston@gmail.com>; Thu Pham <vicepresident@chcspta.org>; Alexis Bataillon <alexisb03@gmail.com>; Martin Welles <martinwelles@hotmail.com>; William Horne <williamdhorne@verizon.net>; Ms. Thompson <msmischa@yahoo.com>; Beth Bacon <beth.a.bacon@gmail.com>; Valentine Breitbarth <vbreitbarth@gmail.com>; Rebekah Benson-Flannery <rebekah.benson@gmail.com>; Derek Herr <dh32019@gmail.com>; Betsy Wolf <betsyjwolf@gmail.com>; Areola Brodie <ayeolaa@gmail.com>; Janice Brown <payneelementaryschool.pta@gmail.com>; Amy Bryan <vicepresident2@chcspta.org>; Liz Weeden <eyoungweeden@mac.com>; Ivy Ken <ivyleighken@gmail.com>; Marlene Magrino <marlene.magrino@dc.gov>; Shahna Gooneratne <mattandshahna0805@hotmail.com>; Shannon Von Felden <shannon_von_felden@hotmail.com>; Susan Oakley <sdoakley@yahoo.com>; Carrie Elliot <carriebelliot@gmail.com>; Gail Sullivan <glsullivan@verizon.net>; Heather Schoell <heysassy@yahoo.com>; Dionne Owens <dionne.m.owens@gmail.com>; Sandra Moscoso <smoscosomills@hotmail.com>; sherry_trafford@hotmail.com; Laura Marks <lauramarks@gmail.com>; Monica Warren-Jones <mwarrenjones@msn.com>; Marlana Wallace <mwallace@dcfpi.org>; Shereen Williams <shereenwilliams27@gmail.com>; Tianeka Arno <downingt50@hotmail.com>; Suzy Glucksman <suzy_glucksman@hotmail.com>; Rick Bardach <rrickbar@aol.com>; Emily Rand <emilyrandpe@gmail.com>; Andrea Tucker <datruth120@hotmail.com>; Elizabeth Festa <elizabeth.d.festa@comcast.net>; Mark Smith <mcsmith84@yahoo.com>; Greg Dolmann <greg.dohmann@dc.gov>; Carolyn Bowen <carolyncbowen@gmail.com>; Elsa Huxley <elsa@elsahuxley.com>; Chica Hairston <chicahairston@gmail.com>; Valerie Jablow <wolbajenroh@earthlink.net>; Andrea Ryan <ryquins@verizon.net>; ‘Sheila Clark’ <strain1913@comcast.net>; Peter MacPherson <pmacpher@aol.com>; Tammy Alexander <minerpto.tammy@gmail.com>; Katy Thomas <kazt1978@gmail.com>; Daivernee Primus <daiverneeprimus@ymail.com>; Bruce DarConte <bruce@nscpartners.org>; Nicole Petty <nicole.petty@dc.gov>; janicebslp@gmail.com; Rose Shelton <vshelton324@gmail.com>; Patrick Jackson <pjacksondc@gmail.com>; Mark Jordan <president@paynepta.org>; amy_mauro@yahoo.com; Michelle Martin <michmartin72@yahoo.com>; Sah Brown <sah.brown@dc.gov>; Clinton Turner <clinton.turner3@dc.gov>; Julie Johnson <juliejenj@gmail.com>; Kristofer Comeforo <kristofer.comeforo@dc.gov>; Karen Cowden <karen.cowden@verizon.net>
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Subject: CHPSPO Meets Thursday, July 19

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization members,

CHPSPO will meet on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 pm at the Northeast Library (330 7th St., NE) in the lower level conference room. Council member Charles Allen and State Board of Education member Joe Weedon will join us for an open discussion on what people are looking for in the next DCPS Chancellor.

Please share this information with your school communities. Principals, teachers, parents and students are all welcome to attend.

Hope you will be able to join us for this important discussion.

Suzanne Wells

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A Literary Feast Looking for Hosts

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization members,

All of our schools have benefited from the generosity of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. The Foundation works hard to raise money that they then use to fund grants to support our schools and community. A Literary Feast is one of the important fundraisers of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation. The committee planning A Literary Feast is looking for hosts (see information below). Please share with your school communities. It would be great to get more parents to host/co-host dinners this year! If anyone is interested in hosting/co-hosting, please contact Todd.Cymrot@gmail.com.

Suzanne Wells

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Can it really be that time already?

The Literary Feast is Oct 27th, but we need to find our hosts NOW…

We’re reaching out to our generous prior hosts and board members first to see if we can round up a core of hosts who can help support our grants to neighborhood schools and spread the good word about the Capitol Hill Community Foundation.

Although the event is months away, planning is happening NOW, and we go to press with our print materials in a few weeks. If you are interested in hosting, please let us know this coming week.

A few reminders about hosting:

  • We need homes that can fit a minimum of eight guests… it does not have to be sit down (buffet is ok), but the more, the merrier!
  • This is a book-themed party, not a book discussion, so don’t worry too much about the book selection. Many people start with a menu idea and then choose a book that fits (like to cook Indian? How about The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri).
  • You’ll be cooking dinner, but we’re looking for hosts, not chefs… it is important that you be able to spend time with your guests. Some folks partner with friends, so someone can always be mingling and not stuck in the kitchen.
  • Finally, we’re looking for a wide selection of food options (do you like preparing vegetarian food? are you a master at the grill?), AND we’d love to find some handicapped accessible homes… know anyone with a ground floor entrance who’d be willing to host?

If you are interested in hosting, have questions, or want to help with this event in any other way please contact Todd.Cymrot.

Thanks!

-The Literary Feast Committee