Message from Principal Brawley

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Principal's Newsletter

PARCC Testing

Third through fifth grade students will take PARCC this week. Students will take one unit each day for up to 90 minutes.

Attendance is extremely important on these days. Please support your child by making sure they are on-time, well rested and have a healthy breakfast.

Field Day

Field Day will be on Tuesday June 11th. If you would like to volunteer to run a station please contact Mr. Langrock at [email protected] or Karen Sloan at [email protected].

Enrollment Season

Thank you to all of the families that have registered for next school year!

The enrollment packet, which includes forms located online at, should be completed and presented to Mrs. Brooks along with proof of residency.

The first class to register 100% of returning students for SY19-20 will receive extra recess!

2019-2020 School Calendar

The calendar for the 2019-2020 school year is available:

Summer School

The dates for summer school are Monday, June 24th – Friday, July 26th, from 8:00 – 1:00pm. Our students have been assigned to Bancroft ES, 1755 Newton Street, NW. If you would like to register your child for a different summer site than the one assigned, register your child for the assigned summer site and email [email protected] after Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

If space is available, your child’s registration will be transferred to your preferred site.

If no space is available, you will have the option to keep the original site or place your child on a wait list for the alternate site.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

How to Register:

Go to to register for Summer Learning. Registration must be completed online on a computer, not a phone or tablet.

When registering for Summer Learning, you will have the opportunity to sign your child up for the optional summer afternoon program. A summer afternoon program will be provided by a community partner organization that will engage students in enriching summer activities from 1 to 5:30 pm each day. DCPS students registered for Summer Learning from 8 am to 1 pm are eligible to participate in the afternoon.


May 15 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm; PTA officer, LSAT member and Principal Panel elections

May 18-19 – Shepherd Camping Trip

May 27 – No School/Memorial Day

May 28 – Parent/Teacher Conferences (No School)

May 29 – Teacher Breakfast by 5th grade families

May 30 – Fifth Grade IB Exhibition

June 3 – International Day

June 7 – 5th grade promotion

June 11 – Field Day (rain date is June 12)