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Miner Mutual Aid Network Community Table Saturday, July 31 11am – 1pm
The Miner Mutual Aid Network will host our next Community Table event on Saturday, July 31 from 11am-1pm in the Miner parking lot. We will once again feature free food boxes, PPE, and other necessities for any member of the community in need.
This event is open to the entire Miner community and we encourage everyone to come out and support one another. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Donations For this event, we are focusing on diapers, household items and cleaning supplies (this includes things like sponges, soap, detergent, disinfecting spray and sanitizing wipes). We have had lots of requests for these items and hope that once again our community can come through with donations. If you would like to donate, please reach out to MinerMutualAid@gmail.com.
Volunteers We need volunteers to assist with set-up, distribution, and clean-up. To register as a volunteer, please click here.
Support Miner Mutual Aid: We Are Stronger Together The Miner Mutual Aid team is committed to continuing to serve for the foreseeable future. To do this will require additional financial support. If you are interested in making a contribution, please consider making a donation here. We ask that you include a note with your donation indicating you intend it to support Mutual Aid.
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer break thus far. I am humbled and excited to introduce myself as the Principal of Miner Elementary School. My first introduction to the Mighty Miner Bears was the summer of 2017 when I was invited to do face painting at Principal Jackson's first Popsicles with the Principal event. I knew then that the Miner students and families were extra special. It's amazing how things have come full circle. It is a great honor to continue the great work that has happened under Mr. Jackson's leadership. I did not step into this role lightly, I gave it much prayer and consideration, but Miner's commitment to equity and student success is what let me know I am where I belong. My journey in education started in Atlanta Public Schools and I transitioned to D.C Public Schools 9 years ago. During my time in DCPS I have served as a teacher, TLI Teacher Leader, Instructional Coach, and Assistant Principal. I lead by the core values of love, integrity, clear vision, and excellence. My motto is Excellence through Self-Efficacy. That means that when students and teachers believe in their capacity to put in the effort to reach their goals, we will meet the bar for excellence.
A little bit about me beyond school; I am very committed to my faith, family, and DIY home projects. I am also an advocate for mental health awareness and destigmatizing therapy in my community. The joy of my life is my niece Ellarie who will be turning 2 years old at the end of this month. My most recent home improvement project was a board and batten accent wall in my dining area. The book I am currently reading is How To Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. I am very transparent that as a black woman I am on my own journey of learning and challenging mindsets to ensure that I and those who interact with children show up each day are actively antiracist. My personality leans more on the side of being an introvert, but I love meeting new people and building strong relationships. With that in mind, I am looking forward to meeting you and learning about your families, hopes and dreams for your child as well as Miner ES.
I know that the 21-22 SY brings quite a bit of change with returning to fully in-person and having a new principal. With change comes a myriad of thoughts, questions, and emotions. It is my goal to hear your questions and feedback as I am taking this time to learn about Miner and plan for the start of school in the fall. I will be sharing my entry plan in the coming weeks that gives more detail about my roadmap to learn and plan collaboratively around what is in the best interest of the Miner community and most importantly our students. DCPS is working tirelessly to prepare for a strong recovery while prioritizing safety, maximizing learning, and promoting equity. As guidelines and initiatives are finalized, we will begin to share more detailed plans in early August.
I am excited and welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. I look forward to celebrating our successes and learning from our missteps. Together we will make this a great year for our Mighty Miner Bears!
I am sending well wishes and health for you and your families throughout the remaining days of summer!
The Miner Garden Club is seeking volunteers to help keep Miner's garden watered this summer. The students of the Garden Club have done a great job of planting and maintaining the garden, but they need our help to keep it flourishing during the summer heat.
If you're willing to water the garden, just fill out this online form https://forms.gle/SYMBYQ5JMRUCxQXY8 and we'll get your name put on the calendar. Even volunteering just one day (approx 30 minutes) would be a huge help!
Hello! Thank you for all of the support you have given to the Miner Mutual Aid Network. In just one year, we have made amazing progress in supporting our community: distributing thousands of pounds of food, countless diapers, gallons of hand sanitizer, and so much more.
To celebrate and thank your amazing volunteers and supporters, we're hosting a birthday cookout at Miner on Saturday, July 10 from 11-1. We would LOVE to see you there. If you are able to attend. please RSVP by responding to this message with your name and the number of folks in your party (kids are welcome!).
We are offering an opportunity for the school community to meet Principal Greer for a Meet and Greet on Thursday, July 8th at 6pm. This will give everyone an opportunity to meet Principal Greer in a virtual space and learn more about her educational philosophy.
Join via the Microsoft Teams Link list on the flyer below or Call in using +1 202-539-1291. The conference code is 318 225 546#.