On October 24, Miner Elementary School recognized National Bully Prevention Awareness and Unity Day, the signature event of National Bullying Prevention Month.
It was so amazing to see our students, staff and the community come together with one message: “Mighty Bears Together Against Bullying: United for Kindness, Acceptance and Inclusion”.
Go Mighty Bears! We're so proud of you!
On Saturday, October 20, Miner hosted a “Fall in Love with the Garden” playdate in the Peace Garden. Family, student, and volunteer participation was beyond expectation and we wish to thank everyone who came out to have fun and even do a bit of work around the garden.
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.
We’re so appreciative of the support from the dozens of students, parents, and volunteers who participated. We’d especially like to thank the following:
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!
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us bright and early in Lincoln Park on Wednesday for Walk to School Day! The event kicked off with remarks from community leaders and VIP guests including Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, Councilman Charles Allen, Interim DCPS Chancellor Amanda Alexander, and DC Department of Transportation Director Jeff Marootian.
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 left: District Department of Transportation (DDOT) director Marootian addresses the crowd and our Miner contingent in Lincoln Park, with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen looking on.
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.
Join fellow Miner students, families, staff and community members for Capitol Hill's Walk to School Day Celebration!
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!
The Miner PTO is excited to announce the launch of our annual Move! Play! Grow! fundraising campaign, which allows local businesses to support Miner students, teachers, and staff. The campaign will raise funds to support:
There are four different sponsor levels ranging from $500 to $4,000. Visit our Move!Play!Grow! page for details on each level and the sponsorship benefits.
If you are interested in contacting local businesses to ask for their support, or know someone at a business who may want to become a sponsor, please contact the Chair of the Fundraising & Grants Committee, Maggie Ben-Or (firstname.lastname@example.org).