DC Cannot Afford the Luxury of Not Planning for Its Schools

The DC School Boundary and Feeder Pattern proposal, just released by the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME), reflects widespread sentiment for high-quality, by-right neighborhood schools. Families in all wards want their children to have the choice to attend neighborhood schools that offer a balanced and rich curriculum—with the challenges and support their children need. WeContinue reading “DC Cannot Afford the Luxury of Not Planning for Its Schools”

Tuesday, June 18, CHPSPO meeting at Watkins

Dear CHPSPO members,The June 18 (Tuesday) CHPSPO meeting will be from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Watkins Elementary. We have a full agenda for the evening with discussions about open data for education, Revolution Foods (a DCPS food vendor), SWS proximity preference, and the education bills before the council.If you get a chance, stop byContinue reading “Tuesday, June 18, CHPSPO meeting at Watkins”

CHPSPO Meeting Notes – January 15, 2013

Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization Maury Elementary School Library 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.   1) At-large City Council Candidates Forum (Charles Allen, Councilmember Wells’ Chief of Staff) In April, District voters will elect an at-large City Councilmember in a special election for a two-year term. Eliot-Hine would like to host a student-led candidates’ forumContinue reading “CHPSPO Meeting Notes – January 15, 2013”

DCPS School Consolidation Plan Announced

DC Public Schools’ final consolidation plan was announced on January 17. What does this mean for CHPSPO schools? Tommy Wells commends Chancellor Henderson and highlights direct impact to Ward 6 schools and invites the public to attend Chancellor Henderson’s briefing to the Council’s Committee on Education about her “School Consolidation Plan of 2013” on Wednesday JanuaryContinue reading “DCPS School Consolidation Plan Announced”

Call for Support of Healthy School Lunches and Jeff Mills – by Becky Levin

Jeffrey Mills was unfairly fired yesterday (January 14) by DCPS in spite of his success, determination and hard work to overhaul school meals, demand accountability from contractors and move toward a more efficient, cost effective, and healthier food program for DC kids. DO YOU THINK DC KIDS DESERVE BETTER??? I do- contact DC Council to expressContinue reading “Call for Support of Healthy School Lunches and Jeff Mills – by Becky Levin”

Recap of Dec 5 School Consolidation Meeting‏ – by Joe Weedon

by Joe Weedon, Maury ES Superparent ————————————————————- Greetings – I wanted to provide everyone with a quick recap of last night’s meeting with Chancellor Henderson about DCPS’s proposal to close/consolidate schools across the District. Last night’s gathering brought together a standing room only group of parents, teachers and students from Wards 1, 2, 3, 4,Continue reading “Recap of Dec 5 School Consolidation Meeting‏ – by Joe Weedon”

For Immediate Release: Baked Goodies to Support DCPS Libraries – July 11

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Wednesday, July 11   Contact:  CHPSPO, chpspo@gmail.com, Bella Dinh-Zarr (dinhzarr@dinhzarr.org) or Robert Zarr (RLZARR@yahoo.com)    Parents and Students Hold Baked Goodies Event to Support DCPS Libraries    Washington, DC- On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, parents and students from across Washington, DC will be raising funds to support funding school librarians in DistrictContinue reading “For Immediate Release: Baked Goodies to Support DCPS Libraries – July 11”

For Immediate Release: Bake Sale to Support DCPS Libraries

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Thursday, June 14   Contact:  CHPSPO, chpspo@gmail.com,     Parents and Students Hold Bake Sale to Support DCPS Libraries    Washington, DC- On Friday, June 15, 2012, parents and students from across Washington, DC will be raising funds to support funding school librarians in District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).Continue reading “For Immediate Release: Bake Sale to Support DCPS Libraries”