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Join us for Bike, Roll and Read to School Day – May 4, 7:30am at Lincoln Park!

Register your school here to ensure you are eligible for great giveaways! Pick a k-12 friendly book to swap On May 4, buckle your helmet, wear your school gear and bring a book to Lincoln Park! 7:30-8:30am! Enjoy giveaways, local and national speakers and advocates, and celebrate with your school and neighborhood friends before gettingContinue reading “Join us for Bike, Roll and Read to School Day – May 4, 7:30am at Lincoln Park!”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Safe Routes to School Expansion Regulation Amendment Act of 2021 – 3_26_22

Committee on Transportation and the Environment B24-0565 – Safe Routes to School Expansion Regulation Amendment Act of 2021 March 26, 2022 Thank you for allowing testimony on the Safe Routes to School Expansion Regulation Amendment Act of 2021.  I am Suzanne Wells, President of the Ward 6 Public  Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO).  Our organization stronglyContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Safe Routes to School Expansion Regulation Amendment Act of 2021 – 3_26_22”

Ward 6 Middle School Principal Panel Discussion – March 9 @ 7:30PM

Join the virtual Middle School Principal Panel Discussion is set for Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 pm. Principals across Ward 6 feeder middle schools will share their ideas on what makes a good middle school, how their schools help all students reach their highest potential, what extracurricular activities they offer, and more.  Moderator: Denise Forte, the interim CEO of the EducationContinue reading “Ward 6 Middle School Principal Panel Discussion – March 9 @ 7:30PM”

W6PSPO Budget Meeting & Middle School Principal Panel

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members, Please mark your calendars for two important meetings in February: 1.  On Wednesday, February 9, at 7:30 pm, there will be a budget discussion with Chris Laskowski, Legislative Director for Councilmember Charles Allen.  CM Allen is preparing a budget letter to the Mayor asking her to includeContinue reading “W6PSPO Budget Meeting & Middle School Principal Panel”

Advocacy

Letter to DC Gov Executive re Delays in DCPS Clearance Process

April 5, 2022 Mayor Bowser Deputy Mayor Kihn Superintendent Grant Chancellor Ferebee Dear Mayor Bowser, Deputy Mayor Kihn, Superintendent Grant and Chancellor Ferebee, We write to ask you to urgently bring the DCPS clearance processes for hires and volunteers up to date, and to ensure an efficient and effective system for quickly clearing staff andContinue reading “Letter to DC Gov Executive re Delays in DCPS Clearance Process”

Testimony of Sandra Moscoso CoW Budget Oversight on All Ed Agencies – 3 28 2022 

Testimony of Sandra Moscoso DC Council CoW Budget Oversight Hearing on all education agencies March 28, 2022, 9:00AM Good morning Chairman and Councilmembers. I am Sandra Moscoso, Vice President of the Ward 2 Ed Council and Secretary of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization. I’m also an at-large member of School Without Walls’ HSContinue reading “Testimony of Sandra Moscoso CoW Budget Oversight on All Ed Agencies – 3 28 2022 “

Suzanne Wells Testimony – CoW Budget Oversight on All Ed Agencies – 3 28 2022

DC Council COW Budget Oversight Hearing on All Education AgenciesMarch 28, 2022Testimony of Suzanne WellsWard 6 Public Schools Parent Organization Thank you for the opportunity to testify on the FY23 DCPS budget. I am Suzanne Wells,  President of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization. I’m also a community member on the Eastern High SchoolContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – CoW Budget Oversight on All Ed Agencies – 3 28 2022”

Heather Schoell Testimony – DC Council Coronavirus Immunization of School  Students and Early Childhood Workers Amendment Act of 2021 – October 27, 2021

Testimony of Heather Schoell, Eastern HS PTO President I need you to think of a really horrible, hectic day you’ve had, one where you needed to be in multiple places at the same time, when you didn’t get to finish your morning coffee, and lunch is chips at 4pm. Now play that out as yourContinue reading “Heather Schoell Testimony – DC Council Coronavirus Immunization of School  Students and Early Childhood Workers Amendment Act of 2021 – October 27, 2021”

Knowledge Sharing

Video: Ward 6 Middle Schools Principals Panel – March 9, 2022

Principals across Ward 6 feeder middle schools share their ideas on what makes a good middle school, how their schools help all students reach their highest potential, what extracurricular activities they offer, and more.  Moderator: Denise Forte, the interim CEO of the Education

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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