Miner Elementary School Welcomes Dr. Janet Hubka!
Presentation and Q&A: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 10:00 AM in the Miner Gymnasium
Miner is hosting a very special event April 5, and you’re invited! As part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival “Nifty Fifty” series, we will have a very special guest speaker who will speak with Miner’s students and parents about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). This is the second year in a row that our school has been honored with a guest STEM speaker as part of the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
This year Miner welcomes Dr. Janet Hubka! Dr. Hubka uses scientific art (immunofluorescent images) of human cells as the foundation of her talk: "The Art of Science: Taking Art to the Cellular Level." The initial engagement for the students is the amazing beauty of the cells within our bodies, stem cells, etc. Then Dr. Hubka discusses how the body regenerates tissue or organs after injury and what scientists are doing in their labs to help facilitate their discovery. This includes stem cell research on the International Space Station and their challenges, and stem cell research at the San Diego Zoo and TSRI to help save the Northern White Rhino from extinction.
More information about Dr. Hubka can be found here: usasciencefestival.org/people/janet-hubka/
Miner Point of Contact: Ms. Alesha Russey, STEM Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
On behalf of the PTO's Appreciation and Recognition Committee, we would like to thank the families who donated items for the spring break survival packs for Miner staff! The packs with donated baked goods, granola bars, crackers, and chocolate were left in the staff mailboxes this morning. Thanks for everyone's flexibility with dropping off items given yesterday's snow day. We really appreciate everyone's help in showing our support to Miner staff!
Have a great spring break,
Justin and Jessica Burniske
We had an incredible turnout yesterday for our first Miner Community Day of 2018! Thank you so much to those who came out to assist with the four activities on hand:
Principal Jackson and Dr. King joined our group of families and community members, as did some of our incredible Miner teachers! Thank you Miner staff! The day was made possible via the generous donations of our Move!Play!Grow! sponsors.
Our upcoming Community Days are Saturday, April 21, and Saturday, May 19. We hope you'll be able to join us for one or both of those events.
The Administration of Miner Elementary School and the Miner Parent Teacher Organization would like to invite all prospective and current families to our first spring playdate, this Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 AM until noon on the north side playground. Parent ambassadors will be on hand to chat with and answer any questions you may have about Miner. Weather permitting, the playgrounds will be open and we’ll have our Bounce Castle up and running in the gym.
We hope to see you there!
PS - We’ll have future playdates on April 21 and May 19 if you can’t make it this week.
Monday 3/19: Wear Green Day - Wear Green for St. Patrick’s Day!
Tuesday 3/20: March Madness Day - Represent your favorite college basketball team!
Wednesday 3/21: Made in the Shade - Wear sunglasses or a hat!
Thursday 3/22: Class Color Day - *Homeroom Teachers will assign color*
Friday 3/23: Spring Outfit Day - Wear your favorite Spring outfit!
Any student who attends school every day during this week will get a treat on Friday!
At Tuesday’s PTO meeting, Principal Jackson informed us that the number of common school lottery applications listing Miner has exceeded last year, with a great majority of them placing Miner either first, second, or third in their list. We’re very pleased that so many families are considering our school!
To help parents learn more about Miner, our teachers, our programs, and our community, the PTO and PreK Parent Committee are sponsoring a series of playdates this spring and summer for incoming and prospective families of all grade levels. We always encourage current families to join in the fun and chat with parents who have decided to join the Miner family in the fall and with those still making their final decision.
This year we’re trying something a bit different and would like to form a cadre of parent “ambassadors” who will commit to coming to at least one playdate to meet with incoming and prospective families. If you’re interested, please see the signup form here: https://goo.gl/forms/9uBf37fUFARqk8Mj2.
The playdates for spring are March 17, April 21, and May 19 (all Saturdays). Dates for summer playdates will be determined later.
Thank you all for being a part of the Miner family and helping us strengthen and grow our school community!
Miner has the opportunity to win up to $10,000 via the WTOP Click for Kids Sweepstakes! The school with the most votes at the end of the voting window will win $10,000. Second place receives $7,500, and third place receives $5,000. Winners will be announced on Monday March 19.
Click HERE to Vote for Miner!
Voting is open now through next Friday, March 16 at 5:00 PM. One vote per person per day. Tell your friends, neighbors and family to vote today and EVERYDAY until next Friday!
People who submit with multiple email addresses are subject to disqualification. Voters must be at least 13 years of age.
“Go Green” Spring Cleanup Day & Playdate