The Miner PTO is thrilled to have received over 160 donated books featuring black characters and historical figures for our Black History Month Book Drive! These books will be distributed throughout Miner teachers' classrooms.
This count includes a donation of 21 books from Reach Incorporated, an organization that trains teenage tutors in the Washington DC area to write and illustrate children's books that feature children of color. All 21 books are authored by one of these youth.
Thank you to our book donors for your generosity and to the Miner community for your continued support!
The Miner PTO would like to send a big thank you to the Maury Elementary School PTA for donating over 100 books from your used book sale to Miner classrooms! Our teachers loved picking out the books and were so pleased with this collaboration. We greatly appreciate the efforts of your team.
Thank you for supporting your neighborhood school down the street. We look forward to more collaboration between Maury and Miner!
DCPS Chancellor Wilson has appointed Bruce Jackson as permanent principal of Miner Elementary School. The announcement was made via a February 2, 2018 letter addressed to the Miner community (see below). Mr. Jackson has served as Miner's interim principal since July 2017, and his mid-year transition to permanent had been sought by Miner's parents and staff alike. The Miner community, as well as parent and teacher leadership of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Local School Advisory Team (LSAT), and School Chapter Advisory Committee (SCAC), welcome this DCPS action and look forward to the continued positive leadership of Mr. Jackson for the remainder of this school year and beyond.
Thank you Chancellor Wilson for hearing the voices of the Miner community, and congratulations to Principal Jackson!
Miner Elementary School is excited and proud to be selected as one of five DCPS schools to receive funding and training to implement innovative schoolyard greening projects through the DC Department of Energy & Environment’s (DDOE) RiverSmart Schools (RSS) program. The RSS effort at Miner will be targeted to the early childhood outdoor space, which currently consists of a playground and garden. The two-year long project will aim to teach gardening and community service skills to students, provide wildlife habitat, improve the aesthetics of the school grounds and build student/community pride.
The Miner administration, Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and Pre-K Parent Committee all look forward to working collaboratively with DOEE, the Department of General Services, and DCPS to transform Miner’s early childhood playground and garden into an amazing instructional and recreational space for the benefit of our youngest Bears. Thanks go out to Katy Thomas, the Miner PTO Civic Liaison, for authoring the grant application on behalf of Miner.
For more information about the RiverSmart Schools program, visit their website at https://doee.dc.gov/service/riversmart-schools.
Today is the 1st day of Black History Month. The Miner community invites you to honor Black History Month by donating to the school a used or new book featuring Black characters or influential African American figures.
Help Miner receive 100 donated books by the end of February! Forward this your friends, families, and neighborhood listservs. Donors are encouraged to choose from one of these books: www.wishlistr.com/miner-pto-grants
Please support local Black businesses and authors such as:
Drop off books in the school's front lobby or mail them directly to:
601 15th St NE
Washington DC 20002