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TODAY at 4 pm – Black History Month Planning Meeting

We met last Wednesday, but would love to have more people involved. Our theme is “A Celebration of Black History in the District.” Join us on Wednesday, February 3rd at 4 pm.

Topic: Black History Month Committee

Time: Feb 3, 2021 04:00 PM 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 819 9503 6561

Passcode: 5zYYV8

Thurs, Feb 4 at 6:30 pm – DPR MASTER PLAN MEETING – Ward 4

RAISE YOUR VOICE AROUND PROGRAMMING/USE FOR THE NEW SHEPHERD COMMUNITY CENTER FOR STUDENTS AND USE OF THE FIELD FOR THE SCHOOL

DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited to announce the next phase of our #Ready2Play Master Plan with a series of upcoming virtual meetings that will focus on parks and recreation within each ward. This is YOUR opportunity to focus on particular recreation centers and parks in YOUR ward that you want to see prioritized for capital improvements and/or new programming in the future. It will also be a chance to suggest new sites for possible future facilities.

The content of each interactive meeting will focus on a particular ward. We will share findings from the Ready2Play citywide survey and senior DPR staff will be present to hear your suggestions and desires.  

Register here for the Ward 4 meeting on Thurs, Feb 4 at 6:30 pm.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions you’d like to share, please email [email protected].

Fri, Feb 5 – Meeting with CM Lewis George’s Team re: Shepherd Community Center Concerns 

Thanks for all the support and outreach last week on the issues and concerns around keeping the Shepherd Community Center open and available for Shepherd students during the school day and after school. Please join us with the new CM’s team to talk more specifically about issues, concerns and asks.

Topic: Shepherd Facilities Meeting
Time: Feb 5, 2021 from 2-3 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
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Fri, Feb 5 – Outdoor Learning/Space Committee Call 

Are you interested in how to advocate for more budget, space or opportunities for Outdoor Learning for Term 3 and 4? Join us on Friday’s call to talk more about ideas specific for Shepherd.

Meeting: Organizing led by Cendrine Robinson

Date and time: Friday, February 5 at 2pm

Click to join: Click here to join the meeting 

Mon, Feb 8 – Ward 3 Education Network February Meeting

(W3EdNet) will host Deputy Chancellors of DCPS, Dr. Melissa Kim and Dr. Amy Maisterra, to answer questions on a number of topics which include, Wilson overcrowding, re-opening and resources for schools.

Date: Monday, February 8 at 7pm

Join the call here!

Celebrate Black History Month with the DC Libraries

This February, celebrate Black History Month with the Library. The theme of Black History Month 2021 is the Black family, the families we choose, the families we make and the families we build. To help you celebrate Black History Month as a family, the Library has fun and engaging events for kids, teens, and adults of all ages.

For Young Children (Ages Birth – 5)

For School-Aged Children (Ages 6-12)

For Teens (Ages 13-19)

For Adults

RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS: Shepherd Spring Fundraiser and Community Engagement Planning

We’re starting to plan for some fun and engaging Spring events. If you’d like to join in on the planning, please email [email protected]. We’ll be setting up meetings starting in February with the goal to host events/opps in April.