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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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Peabody Book Fair April 4 – April 11

Come visit the Peabody Book Fair – stock up for Spring Break or for your child’s classroom!

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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 Book Fair April 4 – April 11

Come visit the Peabody Book Fair – stock up for Spring Break or for your child’s classroom!

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.

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 […]

April 1 @Watkins: Enrollment, Elections, No Foolin’

Tuesday April 1st will be a busy day at Watkins – please be prepared for modified arrival and dismissal procedures, as the cafeteria will be in use election day in Washington DC. (Don’t forget to vote on Tuesday, too!)

Watkins Testimony on Modernization – DCPS Budget Hearing, March 20, 2014

Testimony of Kevin White Parent at the Capitol Hill Cluster School and PTA Parent Representative at Watkins Elementary 521 14th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003 Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for Public Schools in the District of Columbia Thursday, March 20, 2014 Cardozo Education Campus 1200 Clifton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009 Good evening. My name […]

Watkins Working Group Awards $9000 in February

In February, the Watkins Working Group awarded $9000 in grants for our music program, classrooms, art room, FoodPrints, and more. Grants funded at Watkins in this grants cycle included: Our Little Kids Rock! – Supplies for our music program, including: Portable risers so more students preforming at concerts can be seen and staff can easily […]

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 […]

SH Parent Input Needed for PTA Budget

Stuart-Hobson Parents: The PTA wants YOUR ideas! Our school has a very active PTA that has money to help Stuart-Hobson. But we need to have your input on what you might want the PTA to help fund for next school year. Please contact SH PTA reps. Sharon Jeffress (SHParentRep2@chcspta.org) or Valerie Jablow (wolbajenroh@earthlink.net; 202-997-1563) by April 21 if […]

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After-School All-Stars Presents Camp Hoop Heroes

Sign your SH student up for spring break Camp Hoop Heroes – includes free tickets to a Wizards game, basketball skills and leadership development.

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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.

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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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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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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 14, 2014
    • Spring Break

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, April 22, 2014

      Description: No school for students & teachers

    • Hoop Ed

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 5:30 pm, April 21, 2014

      Location: Gym

      Description: Mr. King

  • April 21, 2014
    • Administrative Professionals Week

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, April 26, 2014

  • April 22, 2014
    • 5th grade enrollment for SH at WE

      Starts: 7:00 am

      Ends: 9:30 am, April 22, 2014

      Location: WE

  • April 23, 2014
    • Administrative Professionals Day

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, April 24, 2014

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