Walk to School Day is October 7, 2020 – Join Us or *Join* Us!

Ready to celebrate Walk to School Day? Join us at Lincoln Park for a (mask on) socially distant event, or *join* us virtually by getting out for a walk to drop off your ballot at the ballot drop box closest to you. Or you just take a walk around the neighborhood before heading (back) toContinue reading “Walk to School Day is October 7, 2020 – Join Us or *Join* Us!”

LaJoy Johnson-Law Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies

TESTIMONY for Committee on Education Budget Oversight Proposed FY 21 Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for all Education Agencies June 4, 2020  LaJoy Johnson-Law, Ward 8 parent and disability and education advocate Good Afternoon Chairman Mendelson, Councilmember Grosso and the Committee on Education. My name is LaJoy Johnson-Law (Ms. Law), and I am a community memberContinue reading “LaJoy Johnson-Law Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies”

W6PSPO Meeting – May 7, 2020

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Virtual Meeting May 7, 2020 1- Digital Equity in DC Education Update DCPS has distributed ~8K devices.  Elementary school distributions happening this week. Sent 2 pages of recommendations to DCPS. Asked for additional tech support; ensure curriculum includes picking up digital literacy skills Wifi was set up inContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting – May 7, 2020”

Suzanne Wells Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies

Committee of the Whole Committee on Education Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for all Education Agencies June 4, 2020 Thank you for the opportunity to testify today at the joint budget oversight hearing for all education agencies.  My name is Suzanne Wells, and I’m the president of the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO).  OurContinue reading “Suzanne Wells Testimony – Joint Budget Oversight Hearing for Education Agencies”

Parent Sign On Letter Raising Questions about Learning in a Pandemic – to the Mayor and Committee on Education and Child Care

Note: we could not find a publicly available list of all of the Committee members’ emails. We found as many as we could. Please share with the full Committee. Thank you. Dear Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Reopen DC Committee: Education and Child Care, On behalf of the 203 parents and community members who signed,Continue reading “Parent Sign On Letter Raising Questions about Learning in a Pandemic – to the Mayor and Committee on Education and Child Care”

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 Virtual Meeting April 9 @ 7:30 pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization (W6PSPO) Members, Virtual Meeting to Share Challenges and Solutions I trust you and your families are staying healthy during these difficult and trying times.  We’d like to have a virtual W6PSPO meeting on April 9, 2020, at 7:30 pm to touch base with each other.  We’ve put together a short survey inContinue reading “W6PSPO Virtual Meeting April 9 @ 7:30 pm”

POSTPONED: Ward 6 Middle Schools Today & Tomorrow – March 17 @ 6:30pm

Please stay tuned for a new date…. Date:         March 17, 6:30-8:00 pm Location:   Jefferson Middle School Academy, 801 7th Street SW Register:   https://bit.ly/38vfIeM or go to eventbrite.com and enter “Ward 6 middle schools” in the search option.  Do you want to learn more about Ward 6 middle schools and how we canContinue reading “POSTPONED: Ward 6 Middle Schools Today & Tomorrow – March 17 @ 6:30pm”