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”

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”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – January 21, 2020

W6PSPO Meeting Notes January 21, 2020 Stuart-Hobson MS 1. Laura Marks (Councilmember Charles Allen’s Chief of Staff), Anne Phelps (DC Budget Office Counsel and Senior Advisor) and Jonathan Antista (Deputy Director for Budget) shared an overview of the DC Council performance and budget oversight process. Please review the following documents: FY21 Education Budget Process –Continue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – January 21, 2020”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – October 15, 2019

W6PSPO Meeting Notes October 15, 2019 Eastern High School   1. Eastern High School – Principal Brown Dialogue on where we want to see Eastern 10 years. EHS is at phase zero of the planning – they are collecting information and want to hear from us. Core values: PRIDE of Capitol Hill: Passion, Respect, Innovation,Continue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – October 15, 2019”

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization – August 20, 2019 – Meeting Notes

Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization – August 20, 2019 – Meeting Notes Claudia Lujan, Deputy Chief, DCPS Strategic School Planning and enrollment, shared information on enrollment trends for the Eastern High School feeder pattern.  DCPS prepares school level Recruitment Planning Tools to help schools with recruitment.  These Recruitment Planning Tools show the percent ofContinue reading “Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization – August 20, 2019 – Meeting Notes”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – June 18, 2019

June 18, 2019 Payne Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Discussion on what makes a rich curriculum – Jessica Sutter (DC State Board of Education – Ward 6 Representative) SBOE Role: No power over books, approach, etc Purview over state standards: focus on social studies, art, health, pe SBOE Challenges: Not sure what is being taughtContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – June 18, 2019”

School Transparency Bills: Discussion with Councilmember Allen – May 20, 2019

Summary of Discussion with Councilmember Allen regarding School Transparency Bills. Meeting was hosted by the Ward 6 Public Schools Parent Organization on Tuesday, May 20, 2019. Resources: Testimony support from EmpowerEd for June 26 and October 2: http://bit.ly/TransparencyTestimony School Transparency Bills under DC Council discussion: Introduced by CM Charles Allen: Public School Transparency Amendment ActContinue reading “School Transparency Bills: Discussion with Councilmember Allen – May 20, 2019”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – April 9, 2019

April 9, 2019 Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan, 215 G St. NE, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Theodora Brown & Raenelle Zapata (Ward 5 Council on Education) and Eboni-Rose Thompson (Ward 7 Education Council) – Ward Council priorities and how we can better support each other Ward 5 We are back! And excited about it!! Please joinContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – April 9, 2019”

W6PSPO Meeting Notes – March 19, 2019

March 19, 2019 Payne Elementary School, 1445 C Street, SE, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. At-Risk Funding Overview – Betsy Wolf, Amidon-Bowen parent [See presentation] Inequity in school funding in DCPS DCPS funds look like they are equitably allocated across schools in that schools serving greater % at-risk get more funds. But schools serving greater % at-risk alsoContinue reading “W6PSPO Meeting Notes – March 19, 2019”