MINER ELEMENTARY PTO PRESENTS: FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Decked out in orange (the bully prevention safe color) and carrying banners and posters, Mighty Bear students and staff participated in an outdoor parade around around the school. In addition, homeroom and specials teachers, along with Systems of Care staff facilitated grade-level bully prevention sessions. Sessions concluded with students taking the Anti-Bullying Pledge.
Go Mighty Bears! We're so proud of you!
Students and families enjoyed exploring the garden, decorating pumpkins, painting signs, tasting apples, and planting fall crops. Garden improvement was a major focus of the day as well. Volunteers from Howard University did some weeding and cleanup, and began constructing a new planting bed. Miner parent volunteers removed the old chain link fence and gate and replaced it with a much more welcoming “white picket fence.” Miner students even got in the spirit of service and prepped materials for various signage that will be installed around the garden soon.
- Kathy Markus and the crew from Cultivate the City (Miner’s garden partner) for organizing the event!
- Howard University volunteers for contributing their time as part of Howard’s second annual Homecoming Day of Service program.
- Tom Faison Realty, a 2018-19 “Fearless Bear” sponsor, for your generosity to Miner this year, which makes events like this possible.
The Peace Garden has never been in such great shape, and we’re excited at the opportunities the garden program can bring to Miner’s students!
Director Marootian then made the trek down Tennessee Avenue with the Miner contingent - so many Miner teachers, staff, students, and parents came out to represent our school - thank you! This year was probably the largest turnout we've ever had! If you missed it don't worry, you can join us in May for Bike to School Day.
The Miner community would like to thank all the event sponsors, and to the Capitol Hill Public School Parent Organization (CHPSPO) for again coordinating this amazing community event!
Top right: Principal Jackson and Math Instructional Coach Ms. Coles with our school banner.
Bottom left: Miner students signed a Walk to School Day poster that lead the way for our march from Lincoln Park down Tennessee Avenue to Miner.
Bottom right: Director Marootian with the new stop sign at Tennessee Ave and F St. DDOT installed this new sign as a traffic calming measure in front of Miner just this summer.
When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 7:30 - 8:15am
Where: Lincoln Park
Parents and students from schools across Capitol Hill will gather at Lincoln Park in celebration of International Walk to School Day.
Enjoy snacks, speeches, dance and cheerleading performances, fun activities for the kids, warm-up exercises and more!
The Miner delegation will depart Lincoln Park at the corner of East Capitol & Tennessee Ave, NE to walk/bike/scoot to Miner at 8:20am.
Bring noise makers for a fun and festive walk to Miner!
See you bright and early on Wednesday morning!