Max Kieba Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – April 14 2016

Testimony for Max Kieba, Maury Elementary School DC Council Committee on Education Budget Oversight Hearing District of Columbia Public Schools Thursday, 4/14/2016   Thank you for the opportunity to testify today.  My name is Max Kieba, also known as Wyatt (Kindergarten) and Hadley’s (PreK-3) dad.   I’m a member of the PTA, serve as Maury’s SchoolContinue reading “Max Kieba Testimony – DCPS Budget Hearing – April 14 2016”

Danica Petroshius Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Hearing – April 14 2016

TESTIMONY OF DANICA PETROSHIUS PARENT, CAPITOL HILL MONTESSORI AT LOGAN deptroshius@yahoo.com April 14, 2016 Thank you for the opportunity to testify. I am Danica Petroshius, a Ward 6 resident and a parent of two at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan. Our school is PK through 6th in one building and a middle school in aContinue reading “Danica Petroshius Testimony – DC Public Schools Budget Hearing – April 14 2016”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – December 15, 2015

CHPSPO Meeting Notes Brent Elementary December 15, 2015   1) 3-8th grade PARCC results presentation by Bonnie O’Keefe OSSE Reviewed PARCC Results and handed out one-page guides to the new assessment –> PARCC one pager. New student reports have been designed for DC – mockups and a parent guide are available on the OSSE website inContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – December 15, 2015”

CHPSPO Meeting is Wednesday, April 23 @ Payne ES

Dear Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization members, Hope everyone had a great Spring break. CHPSPO will meet on Wednesday, April 23, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Payne Elementary (1445 C Street, SE). We will be discussing Bike to School Day (May 7), the proposals for school boundaries/feeder patterns, SY14/15 budgets, and ways ourContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting is Wednesday, April 23 @ Payne ES”

DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Suzanna Dennis, Payne ES

Good morning.  My name is Suzanna Dennis, and I have a daughter in the PK-3 program at Daniel A. Payne Elementary School on Capitol Hill.  Before I begin, I want to thank the Council, Mayor & DCPS for their time and continued support this year.   1. Overview In the past year I have hadContinue reading “DC Council Education Committee Budget Hearing – Testimony by Suzanna Dennis, Payne ES”

DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Martin Welles, Amidon-Bowen ES

Good Evening Mayor Gray, Deputy Mayor for Education Smith, and State Superintendent of Education Aguirre: My name is Martin R. Welles, Esq. and I have three children at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School and am President of the PTA.  While I am primarily testifying today on behalf of my interest in improving Amidon-Bowen Elementary School, it shouldContinue reading “DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Martin Welles, Amidon-Bowen ES”

DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Khai Booker – CHML

Good Evening to All, I am Khai Booker, a long-time parent at Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan.  I have 2 children one in 4th grade and another in 6th grade. Our school offers a unique choice in education, is richly diverse and hails from every Ward in the city.  Currently we serve from PK-3 throughContinue reading “DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Khai Booker – CHML”

DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Joe Weedon – Maury ES

Thank you, Mr. Mayor. My name is Joe Weedon. I’m here today as a parent of two students at Maury Elementary School and as a member of the Eliot-Hine MS LSAT. I serve as the Maury PTA’s Middle School Committee Chair and as Maury ES representative on DCPS’s Eliot-Hine Collaboration Team. I am also aContinue reading “DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Joe Weedon – Maury ES”

DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Danica Petroshius – CHML

Thank you Mayor Gray, Deputy Mayor Smith and Superintendent Aguirre for holding this important hearing. I am Danica Petroshius, President of the Capitol Hill Montessori at Logan PTSO and parent of two children at the school – one in Kindergarten and one in preschool 3. I am here, like Khai, because we want to workContinue reading “DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Danica Petroshius – CHML”

DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Kevin White – CHCS

Good evening.  My name is Kevin White and I am here to represent the 540 students at Watkins Elementary in Ward 6. This winter was hard at Watkins.  Frigid temperatures and windy polar vortices were challenging for our 50 year old windows and burdened heating system.  Just last week, several classrooms spent instructional time andContinue reading “DC Public Schools FY15 Budget Hearing Testimony by Kevin White – CHCS”