The Miner Elementary School community has gotten back into a routine after its festive and heartwarming holiday celebrations. Many of the Christmas trees and wreaths enjoyed around Capitol Hill were sold by the school’s fourth annual Greenery and Bake Sale, this year in partnership with Amidon-Bowen Elementary and Eliot-Hine Middle School.
Students made every day count in December as each grade competed with each other in Attendance Wars. By the time school adjourned for winter break, the fifth-grade class had achieved the best on-time arrival rate and daily attendance numbers.
Also in December, students were treated to a gift delivery from D.C. United soccer player (and cancer survivor) Chris Odoi-Atsem as well as the team’s mascot, Talon the Eagle, and the Screaming Eagles supporter group. The group, in partnership with the D.C. Scores youth soccer league, donated more than 100 wrapped presents to Miner students. (Check out the video.)
Miner’s young athletes now are competing in basketball—including a new girls’ team this year. So far the Mighty Bears have faced off against H.D.Cooke, Van Ness, Ludlow Taylor, and West Elementary.
The school’s family-support team offered two workshops for parents in January: one focused on “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” and another session about Restorative Justice, a technique that seeks to repair the harm of crime by bringing the victim and offender together.
The PTO’s annual Yard Sale will be March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school. Clothing, toys, games, books, household items, and much more will be sold for bargains of $1 to $5. The PTO will also collect hazardous waste and e-waste the morning of the sale.
Proud award recipients at Miner Elementary's Honor Roll & Student Achievement Assembly.
Miner's new girls basketball team after a victory in their first game, against H.D. Cooke Elementary. Coach Gina Stoyle is leading the school’s girls squad.