Miner's Green Team and the garden program are pleased to present Miner's November garden newsletter.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Lawson, Miner's FoodCorps representative, at email@example.com. Don't forget to follow the Miner Elementary Garden on social media - they can be found at instagram.com/minerelementarygarden.
All families are welcome to stop by the Peace Garden anytime they're at Miner when the building and playground is open.
We know that Halloween will be a little bit different this year, so the Miner PTO is planning a safe and socially distant outdoor event for all your little ghouls, goblins, super heroes, and princesses!
Please join us for a Garden Spooktacular on Halloween!
From 3-5pm on Saturday, October 31 we will have scavenger hunts and pumpkin decorating in our garden. Please be sure to wear your costume and of course a face mask. Social distancing rules will be in place.
We hope to see you there! Please see the attached flyer for more details and contact us at MinerPTO@gmail.com with any questions you may have. Please note we will have NO ACCESS to the building for any reason. The entire event will be outdoors.
The Miner Mutual Aid Network will hold its monthly Community Table at Miner on October 24 from 10am-1pm. This Community Table will feature FREE flu shots administered by CVS Pharmacy.
To process flu shots for all who need them, please RSVP and select your time using this link. Please note, CVS can administer one flu shot every five minutes. When you select your block of time, indicate how many members of your household you would like to receive a shot.
There is no cost to getting a flu shot. If you have insurance, please bring your insurance card. If you do not have insurance, the cost will be covered by the Miner PTO.
We will also once again partner with Serve Your City and Ward 6 Mutual Aid to provide non-perishable food boxes, masks and other PPE, household items, and children’s books and toys.
This event is open to the entire Miner community and we encourage everyone to come out and support each other. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Volunteers: If you are interested in volunteering to support the event, please click here.
Donations: We are looking for donations of children’s books, diapers, and non-perishable food to support the event. To coordinate a donation drop off please email MinerMutualAid@gmail.com.
Remember, if you received an EBT card these can be used to buy groceries to be donated. Below is a list of non-perishable food we are seeking:
Per request of Miner's Local School Advisory Team (LSAT), the Miner Equity Team and PTO developed a survey to help determine if the amount of time spent daily on virtual learning has been beneficial for families thus far. The button below will open the short and anonymous survey, which can be filled out for each Miner student in a household. The goal is to share the results with the LSAT and Administration in the coming weeks.
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. If you have any questions, please contact the Miner Equity Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miner’s first Community Day of SY20-21 will be on Saturday, September 26. Miner groups participating include the Mutual Aid Network, Green Team, Equity Team, and PTO.
From 3-5pm the Miner Mutual Aid Network will host its 3rd Monthly Community Table. Please stop by for food, masks, cleaning supplies, tech support, school supplies, and more.
From 11am-1pm the Green Team will be offering tours of the garden and will have healthy snacks as well as activities for kids.
Throughout the day the Equity Team will have an informational table set up to answer questions and offer parents and guardians the opportunity to join the Equity Team.
The PTO will also have an informational table from 11am-1pm and 3-5pm to answer questions. You will have the option to sign up for the PTO email list or join a PTO Committee as well as purchase Miner t-shirts, car magnets, and yard signs.
The current schedule of events for the day is listed below, as are the flyers for the overall event and for each group.
Please remember to wear a mask and practice safe social distancing!
Schedule of events (subject to change):
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM in the Peace Garden // Garden Tour & Activities: Miner's Green Team will be offering tours of the incredible Peace Garden and have fun activities for the kids, including healthy snacks.
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Miner // Campus Cleanup: Miner's recently renovated field and landscape need a little TLC to remove weeds, trash, and debris. Bring a pair of gloves to spruce up the grounds while your little ones enjoy the garden or playground. PTO will provide trash bags. Thank you for helping keep Miner clean, green, and beautiful!
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM by the Loading Dock // Hazardous Household & E-Waste Dropoff: Time to clean out your storage area or garage of paint, chemicals, old electronics and other items not fit to go into a landfill. We'll have an area set aside to collect these items for transport up to the Fort Totten Transfer Station for proper disposal. Information on accepted/prohibited hazardous waste is here: dpw.dc.gov/node/466802. Information on accepted e-waste is here: dpw.dc.gov/node/414902.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Miner Parking Lot // Miner Mutual Aid Network Community Table: Join us for the Miner Mutual Aid Network’s Monthly Community Table event for the Miner community to access food, PPE, household items, children's books and toys, and distance learning support.
Over the past week, teachers and parents at Miner have held elections for their respective representatives to Miner's LSAT for SY20-21. Results from these elections are now available. LSAT representatives for SY20-21 are:
Their terms begin immediately and the first LSAT meeting of the new school year will be Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
For more information about the Miner LSAT, click here.
Results from the election for SY20-21 PTO Executive Board were announced on Sunday, September 20, 2020, via email and social media. Those elected to the Board are:
Their terms began at 5 PM on September 20, 2020.
Principal Jackson is also a member of the PTO Executive Board.
For more information about the Miner PTO, please click here.
Throughout this past summer, members of the Miner Equity Team worked with Miner leadership to develop standardized communications processes for the school community, which are set out in the attached Miner Communications Plan. This idea of standardizing communications for Miner arose out of many discussions among members of the school community, PTO-related discussions, and the 2019 Kindred Antiracism Dialogue Groups. The Plan was also a deliverable sought by Miner leadership.
The Miner Communications Plan seeks to standardize the ways that information is communicated across the school community to clarify expectations, ensure consistency, and promote equity. As you will see, the Communications Plan is adapted for both distance learning and for when we return to in-person learning. As set out in the Plan, it will periodically be revisited to ensure that communications are working for members of the entire school community.
Click here to download the Communications Plan.