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


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!


Eliot-Hine hosts Enrollment Nights in April!

Enrollment for the 2016 – 2017 School Year Begins Friday, April 1. Register Early!

Enrollment Nights for Eliot-Hine feeder and current families are:

  • Tuesday, April 5, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and
  • Wednesday, April 13, from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.

Bring residency verification (gas or electric bill + gov’t photo ID).

Health forms are not required at this time.



Dance with the stars! Brent and CHM@L students put on joint dance expo – Friday March 18

Don’t be jealous of their boogie!

Join Brent and Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan modern jazz students for a showcase performance!

When: Friday, March 18, 6-7 PM

Where: Brent Elementary School’s Multi-Purpose Room (301 North Carolina Ave., SE)

What: Performances by students enrolled in Chanel Dance Co after school programs.

*Suggested donation of $5/per family to help the students raise funds for costumes/materials for the big show they are planning (and practicing) for in June.

chanel dance poster

Questions? Contact Chanel Colbert: or @chaneldanceo on Instagram.


Cross Sector Collaboration Task Force Upcoming Focus Group February 23, 2016

Dear CHPSPO Members,
Please forward this information to your school communities.
The Mayor’s Cross Sector Collaboration Task Force had its first meeting this evening.  The Task Force will focus its efforts on identifying key aspects of public education that would benefit from cross-sector efforts between DCPS and public charter schools,
I strongly encourage anyone who is interested in giving input on key coordination issues and how they impact access to quality education to attend the upcoming Focus Group meeting on Tuesday, February 23rd at Eastern High School from 6 to 7:30 pm.  To register for the focus group go to :
The Task Force needs your input on issues such as the process for siting, opening and closing schools, how to improve enrollment stability and finding ways to share information and replicate success across sectors.  These focus group sessions are currently the best opportunity for interested parents, teachers and community members to give input on what issues the Task Force should be addressing.
At tonight’s meeting the DME’s office presented data on public education enrollment, achievement levels, attendance across sectors and other data important to understanding current trends in DC’s public education system.  This data will be uploaded to the DME’s website in the next few days. They are supposed to be making both the charts and the raw data available to the public. I encourage you to check it out.  If you have questions about the data contact the DME’s Office at
If you have questions about the Task Force or comments you would like to share, you can contact me at

Caryn Ernst