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Welcome Principal Comeforo to the Cluster!

WelcomeLetter Dear Stuart-Hobson Middle School Students, Staff, Families and the Capitol Hill Cluster Community, Congratulations on completing the school year and thank you for welcoming me into your community!  I am ecstatic and honored at the opportunity to serve as the principal of Stuart-Hobson Middle School.  Since arriving to DCPS in 2009, I have envied […]

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Peabody-Watkins Shuttle Bus for 2017-18!

There will be shuttle bus service between Peabody and Watkins for the 2017-18 school year! The bus will now be run by DDOT, thanks to the efforts of Councilman Charles Allen, his staff, and the hard work and advocacy of the PTA and the many Cluster parents who testified before the D.C. Council and/or wrote […]

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The 38th annual Capitol Hill Classic is on May 21!

The 38th annual Capitol Hill Classic race will take place on May 21! The Cluster’s biggest annual fundraiser is also DC’s largest 10K, and takes place entirely on the historic streets of Capitol Hill. The course takes runners past the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, Lincoln Park, and RFK Stadium. The proceeds go […]

Meet the teachers at April 25 PTA Meeting!

The PTA meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:15 p.m. at Watkins@EH is a great opportunity for you to meet your Cluster teachers for next year. Teachers from all grade levels of the Cluster will be there to provide more information on grade level expectations and curriculum, how to prepare your student for next year and answer […]

Come to the 2017 Cluster Gala!

The Cluster Gala of 2017 will be held at OneEight Distilling on Saturday, March 25th from 8-11pm. It’s a fun adult night out sponsored by the Cluster PTA, where Cluster parents gather to celebrate all of the Cluster School staff – and everything they do every day for our kids! Appetizers, dancing and merriment are included, […]

A Triumphant Family Game Night!

Tuesday night, hordes of Cluster students and their families gathered at Stuart-Hobson for a raucous evening of games and prizes. Labyrinth Games & Puzzles brought the fun, while the PTA supplied the dinner. The gymnasium was packed as students scampered among all the tables, excitedly participating in the wide variety of games. The raffle at the end of the event only […]

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Peabody students celebrate Friendship Day

Need a friend? Peabody students are there for you!

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October PTA Meeting: Oct. 25, 6:15 PM, Watkins@EH

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A Record-Breaking Renovator’s House Tour!

This year’s Renovator’s House Tour exceeded all expectations and appears to have set a fundraising record for the event! The amazing team of volunteers raised more money than ever before in sponsorships and advertising in the booklet. In addition, we sold roughly 325 tickets either online, at homes on the day of the tour, or at […]

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The Cluster Goes Out to the Ball Game!

Cluster families turned out Sunday, Oct. 2 to watch the Washington Nationals end the regular season with a curly “W”! Families snapped up 204 tickets to the game, doubling last year’s participation. The event raised $1,400 for the Cluster PTA, which will put the money to work funding programs on all three campuses. Thanks for coming […]

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Renovator’s House Tour 2016

The 16th Annual Renovator’s House Tour will take place on Capitol Hill on Saturday, October 15, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Designed for the modern homeowner, this walking tour showcases a wide variety of homes and styles. The emphasis is on clever solutions to everyday problems and how to create the house of your dreams […]

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Update on Watkins Renovation Project

DCPS/DGS  COMMUNITY MEETING First, please note a newly scheduled, DCPS-hosted community meeting scheduled for September 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at Watkins @ Eliot Hine.  DCPS and DGS will report on the project schedule for the renovation of our Watkins building.   Flyers will be posted next week.   The meeting will also be posted on the DCPS Modernization webpage.  https://sites.google.com/a/ […]

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DCPS Replacing Parts of Peabody-Watkins Bus Route

WMATA has eliminated the C40 Bus route between Watkins and Peabody.  DCPS will provide free shuttle bus service between the schools during at least August and September from Watkins to Peabody. The PTA will reimburse each family who has paid for C40 service this school year.  The DCPS bus company that will be transporting ALL students is Miles Away […]

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Peabody “Play Dates” Announced for Aug. 20 & 28

Hello, new and returning Peabody students and families. The PTA has arranged for play dates for students and families to get to know each other. Mark your calendars for the below events. We’ll tweet out reminders when the dates are closer: PK3- Stanton Park between 4 and 5:30 pm on Saturday, August 20 AND Saturday, […]

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Miss the Watkins Community Meeting? Click Here

Curious about the layout of Watkins’ new home at Eliot-Hine? Questions about bus times? Looking for aftercare information for Watkins students? See below for a copy of the PowerPoint presentation provided by Principal Bell, as well as aftercare information, a Watkins school supply list, and a Watkins staff list. And in case you weren’t able […]

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Peabody Back to School Information for Parents

Peabody Playdates Join your fellow classmates and get to know each other before the start of school. PK3 Saturday, August 20 AND Sunday, August 28 4pm-5:30pm Stanton Park PK4 & K Saturday, August 20 AND Sunday, August 28 2:30pm-4pm Stanton Park After Care Electives at Peabody The Peabody PTA Campus Group is actively working to schedule […]

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New Staff at Peabody and Watkins

Peabody and Watkins are welcoming new staff for the 2016-2017 school year! Read about the new teachers and staff members for Peabody and Watkins.    

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So Much to Celebrate

Kindergartners moved up. Fifth graders were promoted. Eighth graders graduated. There were Field Days and summer reading kickoffs and honors assemblies. Over the last few weeks of school, there was almost too much to celebrate -and we’ve got the pictures from all three Cluster campuses to prove it! Have a great summer!

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11 Years in the Capitol Hill Cluster

More than two dozen graduating 8th graders have been Cluster scholars for their entire school career – from 3 to 13 years old. Now getting ready for high schools across the region, they will always have their Cluster friendships. At the 8th grade graduation ceremony this week, these 11-year Cluster students posed for a photo […]

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Watkins Students Sharpen STEM Skills

Watkins students have been sharpening their STEM skills with science fair projects.  First and second graders have been working on whole class projects, while third through fifth graders have developed individual projects.  Third through fifth grade students presented their projects to their class and thirty-six projects were selected to go onto to a school-wide contest […]

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Thank You, Peabody Parents

Parent Thanks – Small Check out this adorable video, made by Peabody staff to thank Peabody parents! (click link above)  

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Meet your 2016-2017 CHCS PTA Board Members

Meet your 2016-2017 CHCS PTA Board Members, who were elected at the May 24 PTA meeting.  We look forward to continuing the PTA’s legacy of providing support to the Cluster through community events, funding school needs and volunteering time and talent to our schools. Lisa Miller, President Amy Bryan, Vice President Thu Pham, Vice President Shannon Welch, Co-Treasurer Lindsey Miller, Co-Treasurer Beth […]

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Clay Bowl Celebration at Peabody

Peabody students gathered Friday to show off the brightly hued clay bowls they worked on for five months with art teacher Katie Cushman. Each student rolled balls of real clay, which they then placed carefully around a mold to dry. After the bowls dried for several weeks, they were fired in a kiln, transforming them […]

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PTA Meeting May 24

Please join us for this month’s PTA meeting. Come vote on PTA and LSAT elections for the 2016/2017 school year and “big-ticket” project spending for all three Cluster campuses for next year. Meeting Details: May 24th – 6:15PM Watkins Elementary There will be a pizza dinner for students starting at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria. ($2 […]

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This Run Was a Classic!

Thanks for a great run! Thousands of runners took to the streets of Capitol Hill on May 15 as part of the 37th Capitol Hill Classic. The event is the biggest Cluster fundraiser of the year, providing benefits to Cluster classrooms long after the last runner crossed the finish line. The event shattered records this […]

Ready, Set, Go! It’s Time for the Capitol Hill Classic

Get ready to run. The 37th annual Capitol Hill Classic will take place on May 15. The Cluster’s biggest annual fundraiser has something for everyone, so register now for the 10K, 3K or fun run. And don’t forget to activate your child’s pledge page! For more information and to register, go here. And don’t forget […]

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PTA Meeting April 26

Join us for this month’s PTA Meeting, April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8  p.m. at Stuart-Hobson Middle School! The meeting will feature updates from Principals Bell and Clemens and a budget review.  Participants will also brainstorm, within their campus groups, big-ticket projects for PTA funding.  The PTA is offering fun and free child care. A pizza dinner will […]

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PTA Meeting Tuesday

Come out Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6:15 p.m. for the next PTA meeting at Peabody Elementary. The PTA will be awarding grants to school programs, so please come help decide how to spend the money. Also, Patrick Davis from DCPS will attend the meeting to update parents on the Watkins modernization plans and share drafts […]

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5th Annual Cluster Family Game Night

The Cluster will host its 5th Annual Family Game Night on November 5th! Families will enjoy a catered dinner followed by math and literacy based board games and puzzles. Over 20 tables of games for all age ranges will be provided by Labyrinth Games & Puzzles. Join us on Thursday, November 5th at Stuart Hobson […]

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Cluster PTA Meeting — Save the Date for October 27!

Come meet with the PTA to hear important news and updates, and engage with campus working groups! Childcare (and pizza) will be provided – with Mad Science DC! When: Tuesday, October 27, 6:15-8:00 pm Where: Stuart-Hobson (410 E Street NE) Download the full October PTA Meeting Agenda Agenda: President’s Welcome Principal Updates PTA Report Outs from Chairs & […]

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Meet the 2015-16 PTA Board

The 2015-16 Capitol Hill Cluster School PTA Board was officially elected on June 3. Take a moment to get to know the Board members and think about ways you can pledge your support for the 2015-16 school year. Our PTA works hard for our kids and our schools — all of which is made possible […]

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Letter from PTA President Lisa Miller

It is such an honor to represent you next year as Capitol Hill Cluster School’s PTA president. A big “Panther” thank you to outgoing President Vince Morris, Vice President Beth Bacon, and the entire board for their service. It was a great year for the Cluster! One of the cornerstones of the Cluster School philosophy […]

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