W6PSPO Meets Tues June 15, 2021 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,1.  We will hold our virtual monthly meeting on June 15 at 7 pm.  Our agenda for the meeting is:– Budget advocacy wrap-up- Discussion of any challenges/issues your schools face at the close of the current school year- Continuation of our May 2021 discussion on what you valueContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tues June 15, 2021 @ 7pm”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members, 1.  W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, May 18, at 7 pm.  The following items will be on our agenda: FY21/22 Budget – Mayor Bowser recently announced $14M would be added to school budgets.  We’d like to have report outs from each school to learn if funds wereContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, May 18, 2021”

A little rain, a lot of fun

Thank you #Ward6 community for braving the rain and showing up for fun on wheels. We loved learning about what would make you feel safer on the road and about why you love to ride your bike. We were thrilled to welcome the very talented Siddharth, who led us in the first ever Bike toContinue reading “A little rain, a lot of fun”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members,W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 pm.  The following will be on our agenda: Kathy Patterson, DC Auditor, and Erin Roth, Director of Education Research for the Office of the DC Auditor, will discuss the recently released report, Measuring What Matters:  More and Better DataContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, April 20 @ 7pm”

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!”

Citywide Outdoor Story Time is April 14, 2021

On April 14th, OUTDOOR STORY TIME will happen in EVERY WARD of the city nearly simultaneously to unite the city with children and outdoor learning.   All wards will be reading the same book supplied by the DC Public Library.   In Ward 6, Outdoor Story Time will take place: When: Weds, April 14 @ 10:30AM Where:Continue reading “Citywide Outdoor Story Time is April 14, 2021”

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”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday March 16 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization Members, W6PSPO will meet on Tuesday, March 16, at 7 pm.  Paul Kihn, the Deputy Mayor of Education (DME), will join us to discuss the recovery planning being done by his office.  This will be an opportunity to share your experiences and ideas around school reopening, virtual learning, acceleratingContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday March 16 @ 7pm”

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)”

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”