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Bike to School Day is May 5, 2021 at Lincoln Park – Register & Save the Date!

Like Walk to School Day, Bike to School Day will look a little different this year (masks and distancing, a must!). What will stay the same is our community coming together in support of safe routes to school and to enjoy our favorite party on wheels!!! For now, get ready by: Step 1: Mark yourContinue reading “Bike to School Day is May 5, 2021 at Lincoln Park – Register & Save the Date!”

W6PSPO Mourns the Sudden and Tragic Passing of Liz Davis

The Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization mourns the sudden and tragic passing of Liz Davis, the President of the Washington Teachers’ Union. Liz was a fierce advocate for teachers. She transformed the WTU into one of the most powerful teachers unions in the country. Her work was always grounded by her four decades teachingContinue reading “W6PSPO Mourns the Sudden and Tragic Passing of Liz Davis”

Recap of Chairman Mendelson’s Community Meeting re: Academic Recovery Planning (Wards 6, 4 and 2)

Thank you for taking time out of your evening (along with fellow Ward 6, Ward, 3, and Ward 2 families) to share your ideas with Chairman Mendelson and his staff about what an Academic Recovery Plan might look like for DC.  There were some clear themes that emerged: schools need to be funded at higherContinue reading “Recap of Chairman Mendelson’s Community Meeting re: Academic Recovery Planning (Wards 6, 4 and 2)”

Advocacy

Follow up (Letter to Mayor Bowser): Our Students and Schools Need More Funding, Not Cuts

April 7, 2021 Dear Mayor Bowser, We are reaching out on behalf of Ward education councils and community leaders across DC to request a meeting with you where we can discuss your administration’s plans for restoring school staff positions that were eliminated in FY22 school budget allocations and investing more in schools that have greatContinue reading “Follow up (Letter to Mayor Bowser): Our Students and Schools Need More Funding, Not Cuts”

PARCC is Officially Canceled This Year!

Dear DC School Community Members, It’s official! PARCC is canceled this year! Yesterday, the US Department of Education approved the waiver request submitted by the DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education.  Thank YOU ALL for your advocacy and support and thank you to the Ward Education Councils, PTO/LSAT and community leaders who helped getContinue reading “PARCC is Officially Canceled This Year!”

Ward 4 Education Alliance – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets Cathy Reilly on Behalf of the Ward 4 Education Alliance April 2, 2021, 9:30am Thank you for this opportunity to testify on the DCPS local school budgets.  My name is Cathy Reilly and I am here testifying on behalf of the Ward 4Continue reading “Ward 4 Education Alliance – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

ANC4B01 – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Testimony of Evan Yeats on Behalf of ANC4B01 Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am Dear Chair Mendelson and Councilmembers: Thank you for the opportunity to submit this written testimony. This testimony is largely based Advisory Neighborhood Commission 4B’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Priorities, passed unanimouslyContinue reading “ANC4B01 – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Ward 7 Education Council – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021

Dr. Marla M. Dean Testimony on Behalf of Ward 7 Education Council Committee of the Whole Public Roundtable on DCPS Initial School Level Budgets April 2, 2021, 9:30am Good Morning Chairman Mendelson, Councilmembers and Council Staff. Thank you for the opportunity to come before you this morning. I am Dr. Marla M. Dean, ED/CEO ofContinue reading “Ward 7 Education Council – COW Hearing: DCPS Initial School Level Budgets FY22 – April 2, 2021”

Knowledge Sharing

W6PSPO Meeting – Feb 17, 2021: SY22 Budget and Community Voice in Education

DCPS Budgets dropped this week! Thank you to Laura Marks, chief of staff to Councilmember Charles Allen, Anne Phelps, DC Council Counsel and Senior Advisor, and Jonathan Antista, Deputy Director for Budget, in the DC Council Office of the Budget Director (Starting at 35:48 Mins) Find the Budget Presentation HERE. Thank you,  Patricia Stamper, EmpowerEdContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting – Feb 17, 2021: SY22 Budget and Community Voice in Education”

W6PSPO Virtual Meeting Notes – April 9, 2020

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Meeting Notes April 9, 2020 – via Zoom Attendees: Sonja Walti, Jefferson Academy and School Without Walls Danica Petroshius, Capitol Hill Montessori@Logan Jessica Sutter, State Board of Education Ward 6 Grace Hu, Amidon-Bowen, @Digital Equity in DC Education Valerie Jablow, Duke Ellington George Blackmon, Maury Amy and JoeContinue reading “W6PSPO Virtual Meeting Notes – April 9, 2020”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – November 19, 2019

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Meeting Notes November 19, 2019 Miner ES 1.Sharing PTA/PTO Best Practices – PTA/PTO Meetings Panel/Open Discussion David Treat and Julie Muir – Miner Elementary, Elsa Faulkenberg – Tyler Elementary, Lona Valmora – Capitol Hill Cluster School We kicked this series off with a discussion on PTO meetings. FindContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – November 19, 2019”

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