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!
Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization
Capitol Hill Montessori @ Logan, 215 G St., NE
March 15, 2016 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
1) Report out on meeting with DME, Marty Welles and Suzanne Wells
2) Discussion of school security procedures, Caroline Kopek-Pezzarossi
3) Bike to School Day, Sandra Moscoso-Mills
4) Budget Oversight Hearings – Who is testifying on what – Everyone
Next CHPSPO Meeting: April 19, 2016
Cross Sector Collaboration Task Force
March 21, Education Counsel, 101 Constitution Ave. NW, Suite 900), 6 pm
Council Performance Budget Oversight Hearings Register at http://bit.ly/EdOversight16
Tuesday, April 12: PCSB and State Board of Education
Wednesday, April 13: DME
Thursday, April 14 (10 a.m. and 5 p.m.): DCPS (public witnesses)
Monday, April 18: OSSE
Ward 6 Budget Town Hall
April 21st, 6:30-8:30PM Ward 6 CM Allen to host budget town hall, DHS H St Service Center (645 H St. NE) http://www.charlesallenward6.com/fy17budget
Eliot-Hine Enrollment Nights
Tuesday, April 5th and Wed, April 13th (overlap with PTO mtng at 6pm), from 4:30pm – 6:30pm – 1830 Constitution Ave NE
March 19, Maury at the Market, Eastern Market North Hall
April 30, Brent’s Taste of the Hill, Capitol Skyline Hotel
Bike to School Day – May 4 at Lincoln Park. Save the date!
Lion King – May 20 – 21 at Stuart Hobson. Save the date!
Join us! Grab a snack! Guest speakers, performers, and sponsors will round out the Lincoln Park Bike-to-School event:
Register your school HERE to get free stickers from DDOT’s Safe Routes to School program. Registered schools also have the opportunity to compete for the DDOT Golden Bicycle Award. The Golden Bicycle goes to the DC school with the highest percentage of students who arrive by bicycle, scooters, or skateboards on May 6th.
Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 6th
Lincoln Park (13th & East Capitol Streets, SE)
Bike trains to schools depart between 8:00 and 8:25 AM
And don’t forget to practice your cycling skills on Saturday, May 3, at the ABCs of Family Biking! 11AM-2PM @ 215 G St., NE (Logan parking lot). You could be a movie star!
Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization
Payne Elementary School, 1445 C St., SE
April 23, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
o Register your school (even if you’re not making the Lincoln Park event): http://www.walkbiketoschool.org/user/login?destination=node/add/event (Create the account, then register for goodies from DDoT)
o US Department of Transportation’s Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation, Victor Mendez will participate
o National Center for Safe Routes to School will join us
o How to get more low income families to participate?
o WABA Bicycle Ambassadors to direct bike trains?
o Golden Bicycle Competition – school w/ greatest percentage of cycling (and skating, scooting, tricycling) population in DC wins!
o Playtime Project philosophy: Play is a human right. Playtime Project delivers structured play (snacks, art, movement) at shelters
o Every DC school (by law) has a homeless liaison. DCPS contact list: http://osse.dc.gov/publication/dcps-homeless-liaison-contact-list
o Law requires funds for field trips, uniforms, transportation, etc: application of the law depends on the school’s ability: schools automatically enroll homeless children.
o How we can help
o Set aside PTA funds for a general fund in her name
o Washer/Dryers and pantries at every school
o Letter-writing campaign
o November Homeless Awareness Month
o Next Steps: Cornelia Sigworth to assemble homeless families sub-committee to pursue support activities.
o Next Steps:
o Suzanne Wells and Laura testified
o Two new middle schools could be approved
o Written testimony accepted until April 25
Next CHPSPO Meeting: May 20, 2014
April 22 – May 5 CHM@L online auction (www.biddingforgood.com/CHML)
April 26 Payne Spring Festival and Bazaar (9am-3pm @ Payne)
April 26 DCYOP @ Eliot-Hine. 12:30pm performance on the blacktop. Stay tuned for the Fall 2014 DCYOP Petting Zoo at Eliot-Hine!
April 26 Ludlow-Taylor Spring Jubilee (2pm-5pm @ Ludlow Taylor)
April 29 Eliot-Hine Career Fair – Register here to present 15 min snapshots
May 5 Eliot-Hine Open Houses – morning and evening
May 7 Bike to School Day (Lincoln Park) – Register your school and join the Fun!
May 10 Laps Around Lincoln (Tyler Fundraiser) 9-11 AM @ Lincoln Park
May 14 Eliot-Hine PTO meeting for incoming families. How to get involved w/ PTO before you enroll.
May 18 Capitol Hill Classic 10K/3K/Fun Run
Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization members,
Hope everyone had a great Spring break. CHPSPO will meet on Wednesday, April 23, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Payne Elementary (1445 C Street, SE). We will be discussing Bike to School Day (May 7), the proposals for school boundaries/feeder patterns, SY14/15 budgets, and ways our community can support homeless children attending our area schools. Attached is the agenda. Hope to see you on Wednesday.