Per request of Miner's Local School Advisory Team (LSAT), the Miner Equity Team and PTO developed a survey to help determine if the amount of time spent daily on virtual learning has been beneficial for families thus far. The button below will open the short and anonymous survey, which can be filled out for each Miner student in a household. The goal is to share the results with the LSAT and Administration in the coming weeks.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact the Miner Equity Team at email@example.com.
Miner’s first Community Day of SY20-21 will be on Saturday, September 26. Miner groups participating include the Mutual Aid Network, Green Team, Equity Team, and PTO.
From 3-5pm the Miner Mutual Aid Network will host its 3rd Monthly Community Table. Please stop by for food, masks, cleaning supplies, tech support, school supplies, and more.
From 11am-1pm the Green Team will be offering tours of the garden and will have healthy snacks as well as activities for kids.
Throughout the day the Equity Team will have an informational table set up to answer questions and offer parents and guardians the opportunity to join the Equity Team.
The PTO will also have an informational table from 11am-1pm and 3-5pm to answer questions. You will have the option to sign up for the PTO email list or join a PTO Committee as well as purchase Miner t-shirts, car magnets, and yard signs.
The current schedule of events for the day is listed below, as are the flyers for the overall event and for each group.
Please remember to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing!
Schedule of events (subject to change):
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Peace Garden // Garden Tour & Activities: Miner's Green Team will be offering tours of the incredible Peace Garden and have fun activities for the kids, including healthy snacks.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Miner // Campus Cleanup: Miner's recently renovated field and landscape need a little TLC to remove weeds, trash, and debris. Bring a pair of gloves to spruce up the grounds while your little ones enjoy the garden or playground. PTO will provide trash bags. Thank you for helping keep Miner clean, green, and beautiful!
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM by the Loading Dock // Hazardous Household & E-Waste Dropoff: Time to clean out your storage area or garage of paint, chemicals, old electronics and other items not fit to go into a landfill. We'll have an area set aside to collect these items for transport up to the Fort Totten Transfer Station for proper disposal. Information on accepted/prohibited hazardous waste is here: dpw.dc.gov/node/466802. Information on accepted e-waste is here: dpw.dc.gov/node/414902.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Miner Parking Lot // Miner Mutual Aid Network Community Table: Join us for the Miner Mutual Aid Network’s Monthly Community Table event for the Miner community to access food, PPE, household items, children's books and toys, and distance learning support.
Over the past week, teachers and parents at Miner have held elections for their respective representatives to Miner's LSAT for SY20-21. Results from these elections are now available. LSAT representatives for SY20-21 are:
Their terms begin immediately and the first LSAT meeting of the new school year will be Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
For more information about the Miner LSAT, click here.
Results from the election for SY20-21 PTO Executive Board were announced on Sunday, September 20, 2020, via email and social media. Those elected to the Board are:
Their terms began at 5 PM on September 20, 2020.
Principal Jackson is also a member of the PTO Executive Board.
For more information about the Miner PTO, please click here.
Throughout this past summer, members of the Miner Equity Team worked with Miner leadership to develop standardized communications processes for the school community, which are set out in the attached Miner Communications Plan. This idea of standardizing communications for Miner arose out of many discussions among members of the school community, PTO-related discussions, and the 2019 Kindred Antiracism Dialogue Groups. The Plan was also a deliverable sought by Miner leadership.
The Miner Communications Plan seeks to standardize the ways that information is communicated across the school community to clarify expectations, ensure consistency, and promote equity. As you will see, the Communications Plan is adapted for both distance learning and for when we return to in-person learning. As set out in the Plan, it will periodically be revisited to ensure that communications are working for members of the entire school community.
Click here to download the Communications Plan.
On Saturday, August 29, the Miner Mutual Aid Network held its second Community Table event. Thanks to the support of the Miner community, Serve Your City and the Ward 6 Mutual Aid Network, and the Miner Administration, the event provided:
In addition, the Miner Equity Team’s Return to Learning and Solidarity Committees were on hand to provide additional support and resources.
The Mutual Aid team wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the event, especially our outstanding volunteers. We also wish to thank Christ City Church for their incredible support of the Miner Community.
As a reminder, if you need support or have support to give, please fill out the Mutual Aid Network intake form.
A date for next month’s Community Table will be announced soon. If you are interested in donating, please email MinerMutualAid@gmail.com.
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us on August 15 for Miner’s March for Black Lives Matter. The turnout was amazing and we are so grateful to the support we received from our community!
None of this would have been possible without the hard work of Latoya McCarthy-Scott and the Equity Team’s Solidarity Committee. They organized a great event for families and even provided supplies to make some of the amazing signs and banners. And somehow they even arranged for the rain to hold off until the very end! Attached are some photos of the march. Thanks to all who participated!
The Miner Mutual Aid Network is once again partnering with Serve Your City and Ward 6 Mutual Aid to provide non-perishable food boxes, masks and other PPE, household items, and children’s books and toys.
In addition, as we prepare for distance learning we will have school supplies, including a limited number of devices, and a table set up for distance learning support.
This event is open to the entire Miner community and we encourage everyone to come out and support each other.
Masks and social distancing will be required.
Donations: If you received an EBT card and would like to use it to buy food to be donated to the event, please see the below list of items. Donations can be dropped off at Miner between 12 noon and 1:00 PM Thursday 8/27 or Friday 8/28.
Volunteering: If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please click here and sign-up!
The Miner Equity Team's Solidarity Committee invites the Miner family and community to make signs and march from Miner to Rosedale Community Center in a peaceful protest against police brutality and the systemic oppression of Black people in America. This is the perfect opportunity for our children to be a part of something that isn’t just a moment.
Need poster supplies? They will be available for contactless pick up at Miner August 10–14 from 10AM to 2PM.
Important: please wear a facemask and adhere to social distancing guidelines.