Hello and welcome to the latest Next Week at Key. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead.
Key School Spring Fundraising — We Need Your Help!
Last spring, Key School was very lucky to be able to hold its annual auction before closures began. This year our fundraising efforts will look quite different. While the Auction Committee is not planning an in-person party as in years past, we do still need to ensure that the Key PTO raises funds to support in-person and virtual learning in the coming months. The Auction Committee would love the support of any parent who has ideas for spring fundraising. If you would like to join in the planning, the the next virtual meeting is tomorrow, Monday, January 11, at 7:30 p.m.. Please contact Kate Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
Congrats to the Key Green Team!
The Green Team is happy to announce that Key School is being recognized as a Green, Healthy, and Sustainable DC School! Thanks to the amazing hard work by our environmental specialist Mrs. Harbold and Green Team parents Carola Mamberto and Janet Joseph; Key School has been rewarded with an outdoor whiteboard with wheels that can be used by staff to help facilitate continued growth and learning. This amazing recognition led to our school’s nomination to apply to become a U.S. Green Ribbon School! The Green Team is excited for this opportunity because it was a dream of Mrs. Johnson’s that we hope to fulfill.
PTO Dues and Bulk Supplies
Did you know that every school year our PTO provides every KEY teacher with $1000 to purchase classroom supplies? This is just one example of how the PTO helps to support our teachers and our students. We currently have only 48 percent of families contributing their dues this school year. At this time last year, we were at 69 percent. We need to keep Key fully funded so we are ready for whatever the future brings. Teachers are busy making plans for the second semester and identifying needs as we work to reopen Key. Please know that any supplies purchased for students will be for in-person learning students and virtual learning students. Contribute here.
Talk with Mayor Bowser About Education in the District Monday at 7 pm
The Ward 3 Education Network meeting, in coordination with the Ward 3 Democrats, is Monday, January 11, at 7 pm. Mayor Muriel Bowser is the invited speaker and will be discussing issues related to schools. This notice should not be taken as a political endorsement. This event will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/ward3democ