Sponsored by: Councilmember Yvette Alexander and the Ward 7 Education Council
Does your child have learning disabilities?
Do you need help with special education services?
Has your child been suspended or expelled?
Does your special education child need help with finding education
opportunities and job opportunities after high school?
Representatives from the following organizations will be available to answer questions and provide support regarding your child’s education:
Advocates for Justice and Education
The Took Crowell Institute for Youth at UDC Law School
University Legal Services Protection and Advocacy Program
Please attend any meeting that fits your schedule
Saturday, Feb 2 12:00 noon The Boys and Girls Club- 4103 Benning Road, NE
Tuesday,Feb 5 10:00 a.m. Stoddert Terrace Comm Center- 155 Ridge Road, NE
Tuesday,Feb 5 6:00 p.m. Deanwood Rec Center-1350 49th Street, NE
All services free to District residents • Food and drinks will be provided
Questions? Please contact:
Engaging, Educating, and Empowering our Community
Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten & Out-of-Boundary Lottery Application is coming!
The Preschool, Pre-K and Out-of-Boundary Lottery application period begins online on the DCPS website on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, and ends on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013.
Are you new to DCPS? New to the DCPS lottery process? Need help selecting a school for your student?
Here are some helpful resources:
Prepare for the Lotteries
Preschool and Pre-K Lottery
K-12 Out-of-Boundary Lottery
Sign up for Important Alerts
School Profiles and Scorecards
Please note that applications submitted early in the process receive the same consideration as applications submitted on the last day. There is no advantage to applying early in the process. You have until Feb. 25, 2013 to complete and submit your application.
We recommend that you take your time and are confident in your choices before submitting your application.
Lottery Information Sessions
DCPS is committed to providing parents and families with the information they need to make the best school choice for their students. Below are several events designed to help you navigate the lottery process.
Each of these events will include a brief “Lottery 101″ presentation, as well as ample time for families to work on applications (for sessions after Jan. 28) and have questions answered by DCPS staff members. We will continue to add additional information sessions as they are confirmed.
Date: Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m. (one session)
Location: The Campbell Building – 1012 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington, DC 20003
Date: Monday, Jan. 28, 2013
Time: 4 – 6 p.m. (one session)
Location: Martha’s Table – 2114 14th St NW
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (one session)
Location: Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library (DC Public Library) – 7420 Georgia Ave, NW Washington DC 20012
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m. (two sessions, 5 – 6 p.m. and 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.)
Location: Barnard Elementary School430 Decatur St. NW Washington, DC 20011
Date: Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. (one session)
Location: Petworth Library – 4200 Kansas Ave. NW Washington
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Time: 5 – 7:30 p.m. (two sessions, 5 – 6 p.m. and 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.)
Where: Turner Elementary School – 3264 Stanton Rd. SE Washington, DC 20032
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
Time: 3 – 6 p.m. (one session)
Where: National Children’ s Center – 3400 MLK Ave. SE Washington, DC
Live Chat on the DCPS website
Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Register online
Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, 6 – 7 p.m. | Register online
Need additional assistance?
During all of the lottery information sessions listed above, DCPS staff will be on hand to answer questions and assist you in completing your application.
Staff from Critical Response Team are also able to assist you any time Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. by phone at 202-478-5738 or by email at criticalresponsetea firstname.lastname@example.org
Receive Email and Text Alerts
Get timely notifications and reminders about the lottery:
Text LOTTERY to 91990
District of Columbia Public Schools | 1200 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002 | (202) 442-5885 | dcps.dc.gov
Ward 7 Councilmember Yvette M. Alexander disapproves of the decision of DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson to close Davis Elementary, Kenilworth Elementary, Ronald Brown Middle, and Winston Education Campus in direct opposition to the demands of the Ward 7 community as a whole.
“While I am pleased that Smothers Elementary will remain open to educate our children, I am tremendously upset that Chancellor Henderson made the decision to close four Ward 7 schools without conducting a comprehensive study on the trickle down effects that this will have on our communities and our children. This decision is shortsighted and it does not in any way persuade me to believe that our children and neighborhoods will somehow be better served,” Councilmember Alexander said.
Along with Ward 7 parents and the Ward 7 Education Council, Councilmember Alexander requested that there be a moratorium on school closings in Ward 7 until a comprehensive school reform plan based on an analysis of student achievement was performed. To date, the only basis for closures given by the Chancellor has been under-enrollment.
“I will not accept under-enrollment as the sole basis for closing Ward 7 schools. If our schools in Ward 7 are under-enrolled, it is because they are under-funded and under-programmed. I have repeatedly stated that schools in Ward 7 should have access to the same programming and resources as schools in other parts of the city. There must be further discussions and community input regarding the future uses of these school buildings,” Councilmember Alexander said.
The consolidation of schools requires a change in the way that school budgets are spent. “I want guarantees that all operating and capital funds allocated to the closing schools, are reallocated to the receiving schools to provide optimal resources for our students,” stated Councilmember Alexander.
Friends of Kingman Park
Thursday, October 18, 2012
7:00pm to 8:30pm
2403 Benning Road NE Washington, DC 20002
Please consider running for election as an officer.
Contact: Shirley Washington,
For the past two years it has been my great honor to represent my neighbors in the Kingman Park Neighborhood, ANC 7D01. Once again, I need your support.
During my tenure as ANC Commissioner I have worked extremely hard to improve the quality of life in Kingman Park. Together we have made a lot of progress, but we still have a long way to go.
Here is a list of some of our recent accomplishments:
- Restarted the Orange Hat Patrol with the Metropolitan Police Department
- Organized the Thanksgiving Basket Project with Apple Tree PC School, which fed over 20 needy families in Kingman Park
- Sponsored several Community Clean ups
- Sponsored MLK Days of Service in Kingman Park
- Sponsored Easter Egg Hunts for Kingman Park Children
- Sponsored Halloween Parties for Kingman Park Children
- Advocated for Ward 6 zone parking
- Organized, planned and designed the Triangle Panda Park at 21st Street, D Street, and Oklahoma Avenue
- Advocated for Kingman Park to return to Ward 6 during the redistricting process
- Help develop the Community Blog
- Organized Kingman Park Email and Telephone Communication Trees
- Reorganized Block Captains in the community
This reelection campaign is about all of you – the amazing residents of Kingman Park who I have worked with over the years to make Kingman Park as great as possible for us all. Please stand alongside me in this journey.
I am running for re-election, and I hope I can count on your support.
LETTER OF INVITATION TO OSSE ESEA FLEXIBILITY PRESENTATION
Dear Community Members;
The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) and State Board of Education Representative Dorothy Douglas would like to extend a special invitation to our February presentation regarding the agency’s flexibility request to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), commonly known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
As you may know, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requires 100% of students to be proficient in both math and reading by 2014. If students fail to meet yearly proficiency targets, schools face various repercussions. Because Congress has been unable to amend the legislation, President Obama has allowed states to request flexibility from some NCLB requirements.
The District of Columbia, along with 39 other states, is submitting a flexibility request. In crafting its application, OSSE will host a series of community meetings to engage the public, disseminate information, and let parents, teachers, and students know what this waiver means to them. The District’s draft application is available at www.osse.dc.gov. Comments on the draft can be sent to email@example.com.
The Ward 7 presentation will happen:
February 13th, 2012
IDEA Public Charter School -1027 45th St, NE
We would love for you to join us and participate in this critical education issue.
Pictures and Words
Join the staff of Randle Highlands Elementary School on Tuesday December 20th 2011, for a fundraising event from 5:00p.m. – 7:30p.m. at Dr. Granville Moore’s.
10% of your purchase will go towards supplying digital photography equipment for the students at Randle Highlands Elementary School.
The students will begin a project on documenting their lives outside of school and sharing it through photographs and the written word. The goal is to purchase a minimum of 10 digital cameras, memory cards, photo printer, and photo paper.
Please support this Ward 7 school fundraiser!
Best, Lisa White, ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01 Kingman Park
AppleTree Early Learnig Public Charter School Open House for the Kingman Park Community on Thursday, August 18, 2011 @ 6:30pm.
St. Benedict Campus – Oklahoma Avenue (NE) – New for 2011-2012
320 21st Street NE Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 525-7807
Fax: (202) 629-2189
Please come up to see what this program has to offer the Kingman Park Community. As a community, we need to play an active role in all aspects of our neighborhood.
Apple Tree Early Learning PCS Information:
AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School (AELPCS) is a public charter school authorized by the District of Columbia Public Charter School Board open to all three- and four-year olds in the District of Columbia. AELPCS’s mission is to provide young children with the social, emotional, and cognitive foundations that will enable them to succeed in school.
The mission of AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation (“AppleTree”) is to provide accelerated early language and literacy programs to the underserved preschoolers of Washington, DC to raise the trajectory of their future learning success.
AppleTree’s evidence-based instructional program features an aligned professional development and assessment system designed to close the achievement gap before children enter elementary school.
Today AppleTree Early Learning PCS operates four charter preschool sites—serving 320 children—in Washington, DC’s Southwest, Columbia Heights and East Capitol Hill neighborhoods.
Lisa White - ANC Commissioner SMD 7D01- Kingman Park
Drag Racing @ RFK? Skateboard Park@ RFK? Trolley Cars on Benning Road?
Beautification Projects? Apple Tree Public Charter School?
Proposed Projects on Benning Road?
Dual Zone Parking 6/7?
Great Street Initiatives? Neighborhood Clean Up Project?
Orange Hat Patrol?
Kingman Park Rosedale Community Garden?
NEXT COMMUNITY MEETING:
MEETING UNDER THE STARS!
NEAR RFK PLAYGROUND
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS!
CHAT & CHEW WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS!
Waker Foundation-Proposed Drag Race at RFK,
711 Corporation- Proposed for 2501 Benning Road (Old KFC),
David Holmes- ANC 6A- (Proposal for Kingman Park to join ANC Comm.6A)