NPS Easter Egg Hunt on Sat April 20 @ Frederick Douglass House

Celebrate the lasting legacy of Frederick Douglass’s at the National Park Service’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 10 am to 1 pm at Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in historic Anacostia, Washington D.C.

FRDO Easter 2019 final

At this FREE community event, children ages 0-12 will hunt for Easter eggs, take pictures with the Easter bunny, play games on the lawn of Cedar Hill, and experience the power of place with ranger led tours of Douglass’s historic home. Join in the fun with arts and crafts lead by local community organizations Konsider Dis and EYL 365 Project. Enjoy story time with Dr. Kelsi Bracmort, author of Simone Visits the Museum and DC native, and get your book signed!

Visit for more information on special programming at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.


NPS Emancipation Day Celebration at Lincoln Park – April 16, 2:00 – 8:00PM

April 16, 1876 Emancipation Day was celebrated at Lincoln Park including a keynote address by Frederick Douglass, a crowd of 20,000 people, and the unveiling and dedication ceremony for the “Emancipation Statue” that stands in Lincoln Park today. Please visit National Parks Service – Capitol Hill Parks for details.

Emancipation Day at Lincoln Park - April 16, 2018, 2-8PM

2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. | Family-Friendly Activities

4:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | Concert by Federal City Civil War Band

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. | “The Conflict of Commemoration” An Open Discussion About the Meaning Behind the Emancipation Statue

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  | 1876 Reenactment “Unveiling the Emancipation Statue”

7:30 p.m.  | Ranger-Led Flashlight Tour “The Secret Allegories of the Statue” 

Please visit National Parks Service – Capitol Hill Parks for details.

A Plan for Evaluating the District of Columbia’s Public Schools: From Impressions to Evidence

The National Research Council (NRC) recently completed and released a report entitled A Plan for Evaluating the District of Columbia’s Public Schools: From Impressions to Evidence. This report, which details the first phase of an evaluation of the District of Columbia’s Public Schools, recommends the establishment of a sustainable system to analyze and guide continuing improvement in the city’s public school system. The George Washington University is glad to have been asked by the Academy to plan the next phases for the development of this initiative and to plan for the development of a consortium on research and evaluation.

As a part of GW’s work this summer, we are inviting parents and community members to offer their views on the direction and related indicators that should be included in an ongoing evaluation of the education reform agenda established by the 2007 PERRA legislation. To determine this information, we are setting up a focus group to be held during the month of July.

During the focus group session, we will ask participants a number of questions, including how they currently learn about school performance in the District of Columbia. We will then seek recommendations on the types of school data that should be gathered and shared with the community as part of an evaluation system.

Our session will be held on the following date:

Focus Group:
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Refreshments: 5:00 – 5:30
Time: 5:30 – 7:00
Location: Early Stages Center
Walker Jones Elementary School
1125 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

Please contact Taunya Nesin ( to RSVP. Ms. Nesin can respond to related questions.

No meeting doesn’t mean no work – upcoming CHPSPO initiatives

No meeting doesn’t mean no action. Please read about what we’re up to (and how you can contribute).


  1. Identify the new SY2011/2012 PTA president at your school. Please send their contact information to Suzanne Wells so they can be included in communications (
  2. Hosting a screening for the movie Race to Nowhere Know anyone who might be interested in helping to organize? Please send Suzanne the names of parent volunteers who would be interested in helping organize the screening, including finding a location to show the film and advertising the screening
  3. Attend a double-feature book talk and film screening about THE POWER OF PARENT ORGANIZING FOR SCHOOL REFORM. June 28, 6-8PM @ Busboys and Poets. 
  4. The Capitol Hill Fourth of July parade will take place again at Barrack’s Row. Register your school or group here:
  5. There will be a Save Our Schools & National Call to Action national conference and rally in Washington, DC July 28 – 31.  If you are interested in attending the conference, you can register at registering for the Save Our Schools Conference and/or hosting a family.
  6.  Bylaws are still underway.

    See you in July!

Ward 6 State of the Schools – May 14 @ Eastern HS

Ward 6 State of the Schools

Saturday, May 14, from 10:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Eastern High School, 1700 East Capitol Street, NE

Join Councilmember Tommy Wells and Acting Chancellor Kaya Henderson

The work of improving our schools is too hard for anyone to do alone.
Everyonehas a role to play in this effort!

You will have the opportunity to:
-Learn more about Ward 6 DCPS schools
-Interact with Ward 6 school leadership
-Meet fellow parents and community members
-Share your ideas about how to improve Ward 6 DCPS schools

Read the Agenda for more details.

Refreshments will be served & childcare will be provided

Questions? Contact