The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is set for another great summer of swimming, field trips, creative activities, and new experiences in the District of Columbia. DPR will offer a rolling registration period beginning February 22. Click here for a flyer with more details. If you have questions contact Vanessa Gerideau at email@example.com
February 17, 2016
- Report cards were distributed to students. Please email Ms. Tracey Smith if your child did not receive one (firstname.lastname@example.org)
February 20, 2016 (Saturday!)
- OPEN HOUSE for NEW FAMILIES
- 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- Please spread the word that we are looking to grow our learning community. Students who invite other families to the open house dates will be entered in a drawing ($100 gift card) that will be held on March the 29th. For every potential student that is invited, you will receive one entry—the more friends that you invite, the better your chances of winning the $100 gift card! J
- 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
February 22 – April 30, 2016
- BOOK DRIVE. Please donate all your gently used books (child appropriate only please). See flyer on opposite side.
March 2, 2016
- Honor Roll Assembly—Invitations will be sent home next week (Week of 2/22 – 2/26)
- Time of Assembly—9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
March 9, 2016
- Progress Reports released to students
March 14, 2016
- Picture Day!! Forms will be sent home in the next couple of weeks
March 16, 2016
- Math PARCC Night for Families—RSVPs will be sent home two weeks in advance.
- Light Dinner will be served
- Dinner Served from 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
- PARCC Night Activities start at 5:45 – 7:30 p.m.
- Light Dinner will be served
March 29, 2016
- Half-Day for Students (12:30 p.m. dismissal)
March 30 – April 1
- Spring Break
February 11, 2016
Dear parents and families:
We are contacting you because on February 9, 2016, the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) inadvertently made personally identifiable student information available through our responses to the DC Council for the fiscal year 2015 performance oversight hearing. The inadvertently disclosed data included universal student identifiers (USIs), names, ages, grade level, race, local education agency (LEA) and school of attendance, disability categories and services for 12,000 District students receiving individualized education plan (IEP) services. Social Security numbers and dates of birth were NOT included in those records.
While we believe access to OSSE’s files – and the specific files at issue with this disclosure – was relatively limited, this accidental disclosure should not have happened. We have taken the following actions in response:
• Immediately worked to delete the two files on the website.
• Completed a review of all other files and confirmed that no other inadvertent data disclosures were present.
• Reported the issue to the Executive Office of the Mayor and LEA leaders.
• Launched a thorough review of the agency’s data policies to ensure there are no further incidents of this nature.
We have also established a dedicated hotline, (202) 481-3400, and email address email@example.com, for families to contact if you would like further information.
We recognize the importance of your child’s privacy and personal information, and I apologize deeply for this situation. It should not have happened, and you have my commitment that we will make every effort to ensure the security and confidentiality of your child’s information and to prevent this kind of inadvertant disclosure in the future.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this situation, or if you would like more information about the records concerning your student that were disclosed, you can contact our hotline at (202) 481-3400, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Superintendent of Education
2015-2016 TCGDC Boys Basketball Schedule
Elementary School Schedule
1/14/16 Turner Elementary School Boys @ 4:00 PM
1/20/16 Bowen Elementary School Boys @ 5:00 PM
1/25/16 Miner Elementary School Boys @ 4:00 PM
1/27/16 Orr Elementary School Boys @ 5:00 PM
Middle School Schedule
1/6/16 Tech Prep Academy Boys @ 5:45 PM
1/11/16 Kingsman Boys @ 4:30 PM
1/13/16 Perry Street Boys @ 4:30 PM
1/21/16 Tech Prep Academy Boys @ 5:45 PM
1/28/16 Mary Mcleod Boys @ 5:45 PM
Adresses for Schools
Miner Elementary School 601 15th St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Turner Elementary School 3264 Stanton Rd SE, Washington, DC 20020
Bowen Elementary School 401 I St SW, Washington, DC 20024
Orr Elementary School 2200 Minnesota Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
Practices will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm.
***Transportation is provided to the school we are playing. Transportation WILL NOT be provided home
or back to our school.***
Results.osse.dc.gov is an interactive platform allows parents and other members of the community to explore 2015 next generation assessment results (PARCC and NCSC). On this site, users can view school, district, and DC level information on DC assessment performance. Many of the graphs and reports on this page allow users to select options to look at data in different ways. You may also navigate from www.learndc.org using the “Next Generation Assessments” link at the top menu bar.
The initial launch of results.osse.dc.gov included optional high school results in the aggregate reporting for several high schools and LEAs. We apologize for this error as OSSE had committed not to report these data. We are in the process of uploading aggregate data that only includes required assessment results and will notify LEAs by the Jan. 13 edition of the Look Forward when these updates are complete.
November 6, 2015
Dear TCGDC Parents,
As you know, the TranZed Academy was designed to provide enrichment activities for your children. The original concept was inclusive and designed to be as convenient to parents as possible. This included programming for five days a week, small group sizes, additional creative arts staffing and transportation.
Unfortunately, our per-pupil allotment and current enrollment do not support this level of service. As we right-size the budget we must make difficult choices. With that in mind, effective Monday, November 16, 2015, we will no longer be able to offer the TranZed Academy in its current form. This coming week will be the last week for TranZed. Beginning on November 16, all students will be dismissed at 3:30 p.m. Students must be on a bus or picked up at 3:30. We do wish to provide enrichment activities for students and are working to create plans that we can afford for this school year. It is hoped the program will expand in the future as funds permit.
NEW AFTER SCHOOL ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Beginning, Monday, November 16, 2015 we will be offering three after school clubs. We will offer a sports club that will focus on one sport per season, led by our Physical Education instructor, Mr. Porter. In addition we will offer both a music club run by our Music Teacher, Mr. Williams and a step dance club run by Mr. LaDraveous-Lee. Each club will run for a specified time, which will be communicated shortly. The sports club will not be initiated until later in the year (sometime between December 1st and January 29th). We plan to offer a sports club with boys and girls basketball teams for elementary and middle school grades.
We are also planning for the creation of additional programs, including a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) club. Our hope is to expand the offerings over the year.
Each club will have a limit to enrollment. If more students apply than available space, we will hold a lottery, or in some cases, auditions. The music club can accommodate 25 and the step dance club 10. Each club will have an application process.
Each student and parent will sign a contract detailing the responsibilities of participation. Only students who can manage themselves effectively will be allowed to participate in any of the activities. Furthermore, we will not be able to provide transportation to those who wish to participate and will limit the number of enrollees to each club. While we regret the need to discontinue the current program, it is hoped these new enrichment activities will provide opportunities for your child.
The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School
Dear Parents of The Children’s Guild DC Charter School,
I am pleased to report that we have hired Ms. Nakia Nicholson to serve as our principal. Ms. Nicholson is both an experienced principal and trainer of principals and has held positions in both the Prince George’s County and Baltimore City School systems. She is known for her ability to improve the academic performance of students. She was recognized in the Prince George’s County school community and ranked number one in the district for achieving dramatic academic gains. She was also recognized in 2012 as one of forty women making extraordinary differences in Prince George’s County.
Ms. Nicholson and her husband are Prince George’s County natives and have 2 children. Their 18 year old daughter is an aspiring actress in NY, and their son is 23 and has graduated from college; he is working the technology sector. Amongst some of Ms. Nicholson’s favorite activities are thrifting and singing.
I invite you all to attend a welcome reception to meet Ms. Nicholson and our board of directors on Wednesday, November 4th from 5:30 to 7pm. Ms. Nicholson will assume her responsibilities as principal on November 4th and will spend the week of October 19th being oriented and getting to know the administration, faculty, students and parents.
Andrew L. Ross
President and CEO
The Children’s Guild
September 28, 2015
Dear Children’s Guild DC Charter Parents,
Thank you very much for beginning this journey with The Children’s Guild DC Charter School and being part of our founding group of parents. During these first few weeks of school, we have been getting to know you and your children while putting into practice our initial plans for the vision for our school. We look forward to seeing you at the Harvest Night, a celebratory evening that we are planning for the week of October 26th. You will be receiving the details on this later on in the week.
We want to let you know that Friday, we accepted the resignation of Principal Hillary Garner. Our very experienced assistant principal Bryan Daniels, who has been with The Children’s Guild for the past fourteen years, will assume the position of acting principal. We are actively engaged in the search for a new principal. In the interim, please know that Mr. Daniels has the complete support of the core Children’s Guild DCPCS administration team; Ms. Tracey Smith, Dean of Instruction, Ms. Jacqueline Frye, Dean of Student and Family Life, and Ms. Jill Howlett, Coordinator of Special Education. In addition, Kelly Spanoghe, MA, Ed.S., Vice President of Special Education and Student Support services and Dr. Duane Arbogast, Vice President of Educational Services and Chief Operating Officer for Schools, both of whom are seasoned educators with many years of experience will be supporting the administrative team. Ms. Spanoghe’s expertise is in special education and Dr. Arbogast is an expert in academic instruction. Please be assured that this leadership team will provide a seamless transition.
On another note, we appreciate your patience as we work through the growing pains of opening a new school. In these few weeks we’ve identified several key areas on which we know we can improve: transportation, the TranZed enrichment program, student support center, special education, and the website.
We have identified where the delays occur that make pick-up and drop-off time problematic. We will be deploying a new system on October 5th. The new schedule can be viewed here for your reference. Questions about transportation should be directed to Mr. Daniels. Again, please be aware that this new schedule will begin on Monday, October 5, 2015.
THE TRANZED ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
As of Monday, September 28th, we are partnering with the YMCA for management of the TranZed Enrichment Period. This period will focus on helping students get homework done, fun, recreational clubs, and other activities that further the school day experience and learning.
THE STUDENT SUPPORT CENTER
The Student Support Center is the place where we help students who are having difficulty managing their classroom behavior. Many times we find out they lack conflict resolution skills, or need more large muscle activity or have something trigger their feelings that flood them so they have difficulty processing information or following directions. We also use the MSD Room (Multi Sensory De-escalation Room) when students need assistance to regulate their own behavior.
We have reviewed each child’s Individual Education Plan and 504 Plans. We have conducted classroom observations and are identifying the resources needed to meet the students’ needs.
The website is in the process of being updated to reflect the changes mentioned above. We are also making an update for the calendar. We are also working on deploying a communication platform called Living Tree. Through this application we will be able to communicate via the app, email, and SMS. We will build groups based on grade level, classroom teachers, and bus routes. This will allow TCGDC to reach families quickly and with ease and allow parents to communicate with faculty and staff easily.
Thank you again for choosing The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School. We look forward to seeing you at the Harvest Night, the week of October 26th. Look for information on the dates and times which will be coming from Mr. Daniels.
Andrew L. Ross
President and CEO
The Children’s Guild
At The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, we’re going the extra mile to ensure that your child receives a top notch education.
We will offer an enrichment period between the end of school day at 3:30 and 5pm where your child can participate in clubs at no additional cost. This means that much of your after school care needs will be met free of charge. In addition, bus transportation will be provided at 3:30 and 5pm as well as in the morning also at no additional charge.
Each child will receive one uniform shirt for free as well as a backpack which is a savings in your back to school shopping list.
At The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, we will offer free breakfast and lunch to every student. Saving you not only money, but also time. Along these lines, a snack will be offered between 3:30 and 5pm to those participating in the enrichment period, at no charge.
Each of these items add up to make The Children’s Guild DC Public Charter School, the most cost effective option available to parents in the DC area. We care deeply about the children we educate and it is our mission to change the way America educates and cares for its children. These offerings are a step in that direction.