Next Week at Key (6/8-6/12/15)

E-cycle Spring Fling is this Saturday, June 6, 9am – 1pm

TEACHER’S PARKING LOT (Hurst Terrace parking lot)


* Electronics Recycling

* Paper Shredding

Please note: We will not be accepting hazardous waste.


Recycle your old electronics and scrap metal and keep those materials out of the landfill. Potomac e-Cycle will make sure your electronics & metals are handled safely. An Eco-Shred truck will be on hand to provide professional and secure document shredding and recycling for $5.00 per box.


*There will be a $20 charge for accepting CRT monitors and TVs; $5 charge for LCD Monitors and TVs; and $10 per hard drive destruction.

Recyclables accepted include almost anything with a plug or batteries and most metal, such as: all types of cables, batteries, cable boxes, CDs/DVDs/VHS tapes, cell phones, computers, copiers, DVD players, gaming systems, fax machines, keyboards/mice, hard drives, home appliances, ink/toner, LCD monitors, power strips, printers, routers, scrap metal, switches and toner cartridges.

There will be no hazardous waste accepted.


Questions email Anne Ourand at or Katherine Kranenburg at


For more information on what can be recycled, visit


Next Week is Spirit Week! Look in your child’s backpack for the schedule and look for announcements from the administration.


The Key School End of Year Picnic is coming up, next Friday, June 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. It’s hard to believe the school year is almost over!  Come celebrate on Friday, June 13th from 6:30 to 8 p.m. PLEASE BRING A POTLUCK DISH (organized by last name): A-Q families bring main courses or side dishes; R-Z families bring dessert or fruit. Remember to take home your serving items or use disposable items. School rules apply during picnic, and parents are asked to be responsible for their children the entire event to insure everyone has a great time. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to assist the Hospitality Committee Co-chairs with set-up, clean-up and pizza sales. Here is the Sign Up Genius link: If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Frederick jenfrederick@me.comto volunteer.


ROOM PARENT SIGN UP: Now that class lists are up, those interested in being class parents for next year can sign up! Here is the Sign Up Genius Link: If you have questions, please contact next year’s Class Parent Coordinator, Gail Bailey:




The last day of school is now Friday, June 19. Due to inclement weather, DC Public School students lost 3 days of school this year. DCPS has revised the 2014-2015 calendar to make-up these inclement weather days:


Friday, June 19 is now the last day of school for SY 14-15. Students will be released at 12:15 p.m.






The DC Department of General Services has provided notice that it will hold a hearing to receive public comments on the proposed designation as surplus of the old Hardy School Building. (This is not the current Hardy Middle School.) The meeting will be held on June 9, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the old Hardy School Building (the corner of Foxhall Road and Q Street, NW).  The old Hardy School is the only DCPS-owned building in Ward 3 that is not currently being used as a public school. If the building is designated as surplus DGS intends to lease it to a private school for up to 50 years.


If you have questions please contact Nick Keenan,



Bike to the DC Green Festival Expo at the DC Convention Center, show your helmet to the box office attendants, and receive FREE admission! Kids 16 and under receive free admission as well. Click on this link for more information


Best Camp in DC — right in Our Neighborhood


Over the summer, many Key School parents reach deep into their pockets to send their kids to sleep away camp or take vacations halfway around the world, only for their kids to say that the highlight of their summer was Camp Wigglesworth in the Palisades.  This all-day camp the week before school starts is led by Key alumni Molly & Claire Wigglesworth and their mother, Laura.  Camp includes field trips, arts and crafts, cooking and baking, and sports and recreation.  Sample activities: slip n slide, pie throwing contests, neighborhood scavenger hunt, giant sub sandwich making, sack races, cake decorating, origami animals, and trips to places like the Botanical Gardens, Portrait Gallery, and Voice of America.  for more information, see:  To register, e-mail or call: Laura Wigglesworth:  202.286.2179.  Camp runs from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM.  As of June 1, there are 5 spaces available for each day, Mon-Fri.


Don’t forget summer programs at Key:


Don’t forget to sign up for Academic Summer Programs at Key with Partners in Learning! Visit their website for more details:


Don’t forget to sign up for Write Beginnings Handwriting Camp! Run by Ms. Linden, Ms. Conway, and Ms. Caldito, Kids at Write Beginnings will use chalk, paint, Play-doh, shaving cream, curved pieces of wood, music and the arts, to help them master letter formations. They still have availability and work with children beginning at age 3 and half to age 14. All are welcome! A copy of their brochure is attached.


Key School Summer Camp is back for it’s 13th year! Come join us as we pass the summer days playing sports, creating amazing artwork and building lego structures in a fun, familiar, and happy setting. Picnic lunches, popsicle parties, our ever-popular talent show and our much loved counselors (once campers themselves) are just a few of the exciting Key Camp traditions that bring our campers back every year.


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Upcoming Dates:

June 6, E-Cycle Spring Fling, 9a.m.- 1 p.m.

June 8-12, Spirit Week

June 12, 5th Grade Talent Show, 1:30 p.m.

June 12, End of Year School Picnic, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

June 16, 5th Grade Graduation

June  19, Last Day of School


 There are only 2 weeks of school left! But, really, who’s counting?