Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,
W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, November 16, at 7 pm. We will discuss:
1. Redistricting proposals for Ward 6. Staff from Councilmember Silverman’s office will join us for the discussion;
2. Teacher and principal turnover. Mary Levy who has researched this issue for the State Board of Education will join us for this discussion. This discussion is in advance of the December 16 hearing on Teacher and Principal Turnover vs. Retention in District’s Public Schools; and
3. Staff at your schools who are trained to administer medications including EpiPens, (which is one hour online training), other medications (which is in person and online training), and a 4-day diabetes training course. If principals can share this info prior to the meeting, that would be great.
If you registered for a previous W6PSPO meeting, the link you received for that meeting will work for this and future W6PSPO meetings. If you don’t already have the meeting link, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
In addition, please note that on November 17 at 5:30 pm, DCPS is presenting a FY23 New Budget Model Information Session.
Finally, starting November 15, DC Families for Safe Streets and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Street Smart Program will host an interactive Remembrance Wall at Union Station, leading up to World Day of Remembrance on November 21.
World Day of Remembrance is an international event honoring the 1.35 million people killed and millions more injured on roads each year. One life lost to traffic violence is one too many.
HOW TO PARTICIPATEYou are invited to visit and contribute to the Remembrance Wall to honor those whose lives have been impacted by traffic violence. The Remembrance Wall features artwork from Chelsea of Chalk Riot and chalk will be available for you to add to the wall throughout the week. Please visit to honor loved ones, commemorate a crash you survived, thank a first responder who helped in the immediate aftermath of a crash, or share your thoughts, reflections, and hopes for our collective future. All are welcome to participate regardless of when, where, or how the crash that touched your life occurred.
- Location: Union Station; 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC; towards the east side inside the Main Hall
- Begins Monday, November 15 with Chalk Riot at 10:30am. You can come and watch Chelsea work. Visitors are welcome to add to the Wall thereafter. The station is open daily from 6am to 10pm.
- Ends on the evening of Sunday, November 21.
NATIONAL VIRTUAL CANDLE LIGHTING Those personally impacted by traffic violence are also invited to attend a virtual candle lighting with Families for Safe Streets chapters across the country on Sunday, November 21 at 8pm eastern. RSVP here.
Full details for World Day of Remembrance are available on their website.
Hope to see you on Tuesday.