“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.”
– George Sheehan
– George Sheehan
Re-Enrollment for rising PK4 through 5th graders: Although the deadline has passed for a chance to win one of five $100 Visa Gift cards, families are encouraged to re-enroll their students before the end of school in June.
Afterschool Registration: Enrollment for DCPS after care will be available online on May 1st, 2017 by visiting the DCPS Out of School Time Programs 2017-18 Afterschool Registration webpage. Only families who have completed the 2017/18 school day enrollment for their child(ren) will be eligible to enroll in the Afterschool Program. Please allow 2 business days for our Main Office team to complete school day enrollment. Seats are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Week Ahead: May 22 - May 28
Wednesday, May 24
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Announcements, Surveys & Feedback
PTO SY16-17 YEAR IN REVIEW SURVEY
At our May 2 PTO General Meeting we held a "Year In Review" exercise to take stock of the PTO's activities this past school year: what we accomplished (well or otherwise), what we need to do better, and how useful our activities and events were. Whether you were able to attend the meeting or not, we'd love to get your thoughts on this topic. We've created a short and *anonymous* survey to collect feedback here. You can download a PDF version from this page.
Volunteer & Donation Opportunities
The PTO is requesting donations of bottled water to replenish the "PTO Pantry" from which we supply water for multiple school events and meetings. What we need: Both the smaller size 8 oz bottles as it is easier for little hands, as well as the regular 12 oz bottles for adults. Mariana Jones will be available during pickup on Monday 5/8 and Tuesday 5/9 at 5:00 PM in the Parent Center to receive donations.
LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS (Dates and Times flexible)
Do you love books? Enjoy the quiet library environment? Have a few hours each week to spare? Miner seeks a few volunteers to help out in the library April-June with student book checkout and to re-shelve books. No particular expertise is required, however, a general knowledge of library cataloging is a bonus. Point of Contact: Principal Mial (email@example.com)
Miner Elementary ECE will be hosting our first Parent Orientation for newly enrolled and prospective parents on May 18 (see details here). Enrolling in a new school can be quite difficult, so that is why Miner would like to offer prospective and newly enrolled parents the opportunity to have a "Parent Sponsor" point of contact. The sponsor will provide guidance concerning enrollment, upcoming events and organizational positions here at Miner. This position will create a welcoming environment here at Miner, in addition to developing a fast rapport with incoming families. If you are willing to volunteer as a Parent Sponsor, we ask that you are flexible with who you may possibly sponsor. Any possible volunteers we ask that you reply to Dante Daniel (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating you would like to volunteer with your full name. The sponsor does not have to be present at the May 18 Parent Orientation event. A list of prospective families that request a sponsor will be taken then and further guidance will be forthcoming.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE
All contributions to Miner Elementary Parent Teacher organization are tax-deductible.