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Cluster Budget Planning for 2014-2015

Important budgeting for 2014-15 are included in this post: DCPS budgets (per campus), PWP Student Satisfaction Grants, and PTA Budget. Collectively, this will determine spending for the 2014-15 school year at the Cluster.

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DME / DCPS Boundary Review Process – Here’s How to Take Part

Various cluster families have been participating in this initiative since the Fall.  Read more about the Cluster’s involvement here (including the latest recommendations made). FROM DME / DCPS – below….(email sent 3/26/14) Dear Parents, Families, and DCPS Stakeholders, Please share the message below and the attached flier with your networks, listserv, or group. We look forward […]

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Cluster Winter Reading Program – We read almost 1 Million Minutes!

The results from our Winter Reading Program are in!

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Register Now for the Capitol Hill Classic

Support the Cluster and Run the Capitol Hill Classic…Sunday May 18, 2014…choose the 10k, 3k, or Fun Run. Clicking on this post will take you to the Classic’s website, which will open in a new browser window. If your Cluster scholar will be running, please stay tuned for registration – students who raise enough pledges will have their registration fees waived.

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Family/School Partnerships: Get Involved!

At the February PTA meeting, we had a lively discussion about family/school partnerships. Many teachers joined our meeting (thank you!) and talked with parents about how to build partnerships with each other. Mr. Bronner and Ms. Jones, both Watkins teachers, emphasized that communication between parents and teachers was of the utmost importance. “If we know […]

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Peabody Parent Information Night @Watkins

Watkins Information Night on Wednesday, April 30th from 6:15-7:30pm for current Peabody Families – Join Us!

What’s happening in Art, Library, Music, PE & Spanish?

The Peabody Specials Team has created a web site (via Google Sites) to keep families up to date on what your students are doing in Art, Library, Music and PE classes.

Ms. Palero’s Spanish Specials Videos

Find a link to Spanish videos from Ms. Palero, Watkins Spanish Teacher

Watkins Modernization Update – FY15 Budget Proposes Pushing Us Back Again!

Posted April 9, 2014 Write the Mayor and Council Members: Tell them we will not stand by while Watkins modernization is pushed back for the third time! Please write to the mayor and council members to tell them that we will not stand by while Watkins modernization is pushed back — for the third time! Our building […]

Order Spiritwear by April 25

Don’t miss your last chance for Stuart-Hobson spiritwear this year! Please see STUART HOBSON SPrt flyr 14 for details and order form. Orders and payments are due April 25 (to me in 119; I’ll also be collecting during morning arrival and lunches from students).  All sales are final– when in doubt, I suggest ordering a bit bigger as […]

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I Am the Cluster: Coach Mike

The Stuart-Hobson Cross Country team refers to Michael Pryor fondly as “Coach Mike”: A 2009 graduate of Stuart-Hobson Middle School, and Watkins Elementary before, and most recently DC’s own Dunbar High School, Coach Mike exemplifies the Cluster School.

2015 Budget Information & Advocacy

The budget season is upon us — school budgets, capital (modernization) budgets, and PTA budgets. Below is information on these budgets and advocacy Cluster parents are conducting on behalf of our school. School Budgets DCPS released school budgets in mid-March. Below is the DCPS budget overview for each Cluster campus: DCPS-PEABODY-Allocation-FY15 DCPS-WATKINS-Allocation-FY15 DCPS-STUARTHOBSON-Allocation-FY15 All initial […]

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Cluster Kids Run the Classic

Scholars who raise $40 in pledges run the Classic free! Details and pledge forms in this post.

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Register Now for the Capitol Hill Classic

Support the Cluster and Run the Capitol Hill Classic…Sunday May 18, 2014…choose the 10k, 3k, or Fun Run. Clicking on this post will take you to the Classic’s website, which will open in a new browser window. If your Cluster scholar will be running, please stay tuned for registration – students who raise enough pledges will have their registration fees waived.

Ms. Amy Wertheimer, Watkins 2nd Grade Teacher (left) and Ms. Dowan McNair-Lee, SH SEM Resource Teacher

Two Cluster Teachers Win Prestigious Rubenstein Award

The Cluster is thrilled to share that both Amy Wertheimer (2nd Grade Teacher) and Dowan McNair-Lee (SEM Resource Teacher) have been selected to receive a 2013 Rubenstein Award for Highly Effective Teaching!

Coming up at the Cluster

  • April 21, 2014
    • Administrative Professionals Week

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, April 26, 2014

  • April 23, 2014
    • Administrative Professionals Day

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, April 24, 2014

    • SH working Group

      Starts: 6:30 pm

      Ends: 8:00 pm, April 23, 2014

      Location: SH room 108

      Description: Valerie Jablow & William Horne [wolbajenroh@earthlink.net]
      Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2014 10:31 AM
      To:
      Dewhurst, Elizabeth (MS); King, Victor T. (JHS)
      Hi all:

      I wanted to reserve room 108 for Wednesday April 23 from 6:30-8pm for a SH working group meeting.

      Many thanks.

      Valerie
      202-997-1563

  • April 24, 2014
    • SH - Washington Performing Arts Society Field Trip

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, April 24, 2014

      Location: Woodrow Wilson Senior High School, Chesapeake Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

      Description: The event will be held at Wilson High School and schools from around DCPS will be attending. WPAS is providing both admission and transportation, so there is no cost to us. Buses would pick us up around 9:00 so we can be in our seats for the 10AM performance. The performance should end at 11:00 and we would return to school immediately afterward

    • SH - Joy of Motion Field Trip

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 pm, April 24, 2014

      Location: Atlas Performing Arts Center, H Street Northeast, Washington, DC, United States

      Description: 7th Grade Incentive Trip - Joy of Motion Dance Performance
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