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”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm

W6PSPO will meet virtually on Tuesday, February 16, at 7 pm.  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, you can register at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudOqsqDorHdOqNZKiWVfvLL0TPp_az3Wp. After registering, you will receive a confirmation emailContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, Feb 16 @ 7pm”

W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, December 15 @ 7pm

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members, I hope everyone is safe and healthy.  The W6PSPO will have a virtual meeting on Tuesday, December 15, at 7 pm (please contact me for Zoom info).  Our agenda is: 1.  David Whitehead with the DC Education Coalition for Change (DECC) will discuss the #KeepTheEd Committee petition DECC isContinue reading “W6PSPO Meets Tuesday, December 15 @ 7pm”

W6PSPO Meeting Agenda – November 16, 2020

Dear Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization members, There’s a lot going on, and I’m doing my best to capture it! The W6PSPO meeting will be on Monday, November 16, from 7 – 8:30 pm (please note we’re moving our normal Tuesday meeting to Monday).  A zoom link will be sent out before the meeting.  OnContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Agenda – November 16, 2020”

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”