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IT’S FINALLY THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL! And we’re on for FIELD DAY TOMORROW! With a partly cloudy forecast and a high of 79…the weather is looking amazing! Not too hot, rainy or cold!


Please remember to send your kids in their field day t-shirts (or color for their grade) and send them with a reusable water bottle. If you have a cooler we can use (and can bring a bag of ice), we’d appreciate that too. Just drop off in the main office tomorrow morning with your name on it. 

If you have volunteered for a shift at a Field Day station, WE THANK YOU! There are more than 46 parents signed up!!! THAT IS AMAZING!!!!

If you haven’t volunteered yet, but are free for a shift…we’d still love to have you:

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Langrock at [email protected] or Karen Sloan at [email protected].

A few other updates/items to note:

Farewell to Ms. Davis – Friday, June 14th @ 8:30 am.  Ms. Awunyo-Akaba and Ms. Johnson’s classes are hosting a farewell party for Ms. Davis, who is retiring at the end of this year.  Please join us to thank her for all she has done for our children and wish her the best.  It would be wonderful if you and your child would bring her a small gift or card to show your appreciation.  If you would like to help host this celebration, please let me or Ms. Awunyo-Akaba know if you can bring something to eat/drink.   

DCPS Parents and Community Advisory Board – Seeking Applications

DC Public Schools (DCPS) Leadership is looking for parents and community members to serve on advisory boards to learn more about DCPS priorities and guide DCPS leadership in their implementation of policies and initiatives over the 2019-2020 School Year through an external partnership lens. Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to exhibit a strong connection to DCPS, a thoughtful approach to issues of equity and diversity, the ability to communicate well with other parents and school community stakeholders, and critical thinking toward the district-wide impact of DCPS decisions. 

Descriptions of each advisory board can be found on our  

Male parents, East of the River parents, parents from diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds, parents of students with special needs and engaged community members are encouraged to apply! 

Application can be found online at  

All applications are due by 11:59 on Friday, June 14, 2019.