A Step in the Right Direction – Secretary Duncan Promotes Safe Routes to School at Maury Elementary

http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/About+DCPS/Press+Releases+and+Announcements/Press+Releases/A+Step+in+the+Right+Direction+-+Secretary+Duncan+Promotes+Safe+Routes+to+School+at+Maury+Elementary August 24, 2010 A Step in the Right Direction – Secretary Duncan Promotes Safe Routes to School at Maury Elementary Chancellor Rhee and Mayor Fenty Join Nearly 100 Students, Parents in Walk, Bike to School Contact: Safiya Jafari Simmons | (202) 480-0857 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Mayor Adrian Fenty, Chancellor of SchoolsContinue reading “A Step in the Right Direction – Secretary Duncan Promotes Safe Routes to School at Maury Elementary”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – August 17, 2010

Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization (http://chpspo.org) Middle School Subcommittee Meeting July 20, 2010 Brent Elementary School 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Walk to School 2010  – contact (for now, as coordinators are not yet finalized) Heather Schoell (heysassy@yahoo.com) and Mandy Bassow (abassow@gmail.com) Co-Chaired by Maury and the Cluster. Food coordinated by Capitol Hill Green SchoolsContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – August 17, 2010”

August 24 – Ward 6 Council Candidates Forum at SE Library

You’re invited to join the Capitol Hill Public School Parents Organization (CHPSPO), Sports On The Hill (SOTH) and the Eastern Market Metro Community Association (EMMCA) for a Ward 6 Democratic Council Candidates Forum on Tuesday, August 24, at 6:30 pm at the Southeast Library. Councilmember Tommy Wells and candidate Kelvin Robinson will share their viewsContinue reading “August 24 – Ward 6 Council Candidates Forum at SE Library”

CHPSPO meeting tonight!

Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization Tuesday, August 17, 2010 6:30 – 8 pm – Brent Elementary (301 North Carolina) 6:30 p.m.            Welcome and introductions 6:35 p.m.            August 24 Ward 6 Councilmember Candidates Forum (Barbara Riehle) 6:45 p.m.            Meeting with Ward 6 School Board Candidates (Suzanne Wells) 6:55 p.m.            DC-CAS Scores for Capitol Hill SchoolsContinue reading “CHPSPO meeting tonight!”

SAVE THE DATE: DCPS Food Services Roundtable – 8/31 @ Peabody

The Capitol Hill Green Schools Initiative will be hosting a roundtable discussion on DCPS food services, the Healthy Schools Act, support for school gardens and schoolyard greening. Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:30 pm – 8 pm Peabody ES Library (FOURTH Floor), 425 C Street, NE Joining us from DCPS will be: Jeff Mills, Director ofContinue reading “SAVE THE DATE: DCPS Food Services Roundtable – 8/31 @ Peabody”

A busy time at Eastern Senior High School

The DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) is in the process of moving in, and will hold Orchestra Day at Eastern on Saturday, September 11. To learn more about the DCYOP, go to: http://www.dcyop.org/.  Community members have been invited to tour Eastern and have good things to say about the facilities. Read about this here: http://www.thehillishome.com/2010/08/eastern/. ForContinue reading “A busy time at Eastern Senior High School”

Local Foods and School Garden Week – October 11-15

10-11-10 to 10-15-10: Local Foods and School Garden Week Mark your calendars, on October 11-15 DC Farm to School will celebrate the passage of the Healthy Schools Act, and fresh, seasonal, local foods and school gardens in schools and cafeterias District-wide! They’ll send around more information soon for schools interested in participating, and about communityContinue reading “Local Foods and School Garden Week – October 11-15”

DCPS Announces New Food Service Vendors For Pilot Programs

August 03, 2010 RAISING THE BAR: DCPS Takes First Step to Dramatically Improve the Quality, Taste and Nutrition of School Meals School System Launches Two Pilot Food Service Models to Bring Fresh and Local Food to 14 Schools Contact: Jennifer Calloway | (202) 535-1096 WASHINGTON, D.C. – District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) will launchContinue reading “DCPS Announces New Food Service Vendors For Pilot Programs”

Ward 6 Middle Schools Plan – Good Stuff for Capitol Hill Students

DCPS hosted a community meeting for the Ward 6 community (for all families of children attending Ward 6 schools) on Thursday, July 29 @ Maury Elementary.

Attendance was pretty impressive for a mid-summer meeting (50ish participants).

The presentation and all supporting documents (Collaboration Team, Survey feedback and Summary of plan for each individual schools) will be available on the DCPS site: http://www.dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/building-on-momentum