W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, May 21 @ Brent

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,

W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, May 21, at 6:30 pm at Brent Elementary School (301 North Carolina Ave., SE). We will be joined by Councilmember Charles Allen and LaJoy Johnson-Law with Advocates for Justice & Education to discuss issues dealing with transparency in public schools, and the Public School Transparency Act that was introduced by Councilmember Allen.

Hope to see you on Tuesday.

Suzanne Wells


Transparency in Public Schools with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen on May 21 – 6:30pm at Brent ES


Please join our May 21 meeting, 6:30pm at Brent Elementary.

Councilmember Charles Allen,  LaJoy Johnson-Law (with Advocates for Justice & Education will discuss the Public School Transparency Amendment Act of 2019 that was introduced by Councilmember Allen.

Come early to hear from CM Allen and stay for and open discussion on how we can achieve much needed transparency across our all our publicly funded schools.

This event is co-hosted by EmpowerEd

Please register to help us ensure adequate space:


NE Library Garden Concert Series

The Garden Concert Series at the Northeast Library is starting up again this year.  The Garden Concert Series features a local musical group or performer each month during the summer and fall, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Northeast Library. Bring a chair, sit back, and enjoy the concert in the library’s outdoor garden area. (In case of rain, concerts will be moved inside the library.) Mark the following dates on your calendar:

Sunday, May 19, 2 – 3:30 p.m.:  The Gliders

Sunday, June 16, 2 – 3:30 p.m.:  Vim and Vigor

Sunday, July 21, 2 – 3:30 p.m.:  Full Power Blues

Sunday, October 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m.:  Karen Collins and The Backroads Band

The August and September concerts will be announced later. Information on the bands is below:

The Gliders

A long-time fixture within the Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Gliders are an acoustic four-piece band featuring roots music from blues to rockabilly to soul to country. Two of the musicians, Janet and Willy Gilmore, are Capitol Hill residents.. Janet is well known around the Hill as a music educator both from a private piano studio and as the first music teacher at Two Rivers PCS.  Details at

Vim and Vigor

Vim & Vigor is an ensemble indie pop-folk band based in Washington, DC. With influences ranging from Amy Winehouse to to Fleetwood Mac, Vim & Vigor produces a sound that is unique and earnest, with rich harmonies and layers of instrumentation. More details are at

Full Power Blues

Full Power Blues (formerly known as “The D.C. Blues Society Band”) was formed in 2009. The Band has played many yearly Festivals in the Washington Metropolitan area such the Silver Spring Blues Festival, the College Park Blues Festival and most notably the Annual D.C. Blues Society Festival at Federal facility Carter-Baron Amphitheater.  The band was honored in December 2014 to play on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.  Details at

Karen Collins and The Backroads Band

One of the Washington area’s top honky tonk bands, The Backroads Band plays classic country music like it was played back then. In no time at all, they’ll have you out on the dance floor doing a boot scootin’ two step or snuggling up close for a buckle polishing slow tune. Their sound is vintage country from the 1940s-1970s plus original roots songs written in that early country style. Details at


“Decoding Dyslexia DC” Kick Off Meeting

When: Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Southeast Neighborhood Library ,403 7th Street Southeast 

Does your child struggle with reading, writing, or spelling? Are you a teacher and want to know more about specific learning disability (dyslexia), other reasons why far too many students have trouble learning to read, and what can be done about it? Join us on Sunday, May 19th at Southeast Library (near Eastern Market) at 2 PM to meet concerned parents of struggling readers and like-minded educators. Learn why so many DC school children read below grade level, what resources are available, and how Decoding Dyslexia DC is advocating for changes in education policy.

The topic of this meeting will be: Understanding Dyslexia and Essential Elements of an Effective Intervention.
Laurie Moloney, Certified Academic Language Therapist and President of the DC Capital Area Branch of the International DyslexiaAssociation, will give a brief talk on the reading crisis and how to solve it.

Decoding Dyslexia DC Flier with Registration Info

About Decoding Dyslexia DC:

Decoding Dyslexia – DC  is a grassroots movement driven by DC families concerned about the limited access to educational interventions for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties within our schools. We aim to raise awareness and empower families to support their children. We also want to inform policy-makers on best practices for screening, identifying, remediating, and supporting students with dyslexia and reading difficulties in DC.

For more information visit our website:

All are welcome!