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NPS Emancipation Day Celebration at Lincoln Park – April 16, 2:00 – 8:00PM

April 16, 1876 Emancipation Day was celebrated at Lincoln Park including a keynote address by Frederick Douglass, a crowd of 20,000 people, and the unveiling and dedication ceremony for the “Emancipation Statue” that stands in Lincoln Park today. Please visit National Parks Service – Capitol Hill Parks for details.

Emancipation Day at Lincoln Park - April 16, 2018, 2-8PM

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. | Family-Friendly Activities

4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | Concert by Federal City Civil War Band

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | “The Conflict of Commemoration” An Open Discussion About the Meaning Behind the Emancipation Statue

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  | 1876 Reenactment “Unveiling the Emancipation Statue”

7:30 p.m.  | Ranger-Led Flashlight Tour “The Secret Allegories of the Statue” 

Please visit National Parks Service – Capitol Hill Parks for details.

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Ward 6 Special Education Workshop – April 9, 2018

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The Office of the Student Advocate is committed to making the public education more accessible by boosting parent engagement and increasing access to resources and supports for families.

Join us for our Special Education Workshop series in Ward 6 cohosted by DC Councilmember Charles Allen, Joe Weedon, Ward 6 State Board of Education Representative and Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization.

Whether you feel your student needs special education services or you have questions/concerns about existing services, come learn what supports are available. This session will answer your questions about navigating special education at a public charter or traditional public school and provide additional information about you and your student’s rights. Not only will you be able to gather information and resources, but you will also have the opportunity to connect with special education experts throughout the District regarding your student’s specific needs.

PLEASE RSVP for this session at http://bit.ly/2G4BeJU.

If you need more information, call us at 202-741-4692 or email the Office of the Student Advocate at student.advocate@dc.gov

Please share within your schools and communities – parents, caregivers, educators from ALL Wards are welcome! Download the Ward 6 Special Education Workshop Flyer and distribute.

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Join CHPSPO’s Strategic Planning – Feb 24

To enhance our efforts to develop common goals, facilitate collaboration, and drive real change among public schools in Ward 6, to improve the education received by all children, the Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO) is engaging the DC education community in a strategic planning process.

All CHPSPO members, as well as families, principals, and engaged community members are invited to participate in this strategic planning (working) meeting where we plan to develop long-term and short-term priorities for our work supporting Ward 6 schools.

Please register via Eventbrite.

When: Saturday, February 24, 9 AM – 1 PM

Where: Northeast Library’s Conference Room Mezzanine – 330 7th Street NE

Register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chpspo-strategic-planning-meeting-registration-43120497569

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Bike to School Day is May (the) 4th – save the date!

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What: Bike to School Day

When: WEDNESDAY, MAY (the) 4th, 7:30 AM – 8:20 AM
(Star Wars jokes, compliments of our very own Laura Marks!)

Where: Lincoln Park (East Capitol St between 11th and 13th Streets)

Who: All our neighborhood students + friends from the National Center for Safe Routes to Schools + local and national celebrities!

Look out for details about the special activities planned!