Next Week at Key is SPRING BREAK

We wish you a safe and happy Spring Break!


Soccer Fanatic?

DC United has a program partnering with schools to offer low cost tickets for a certain night to raise funds for schools, and other deals for local schools and families. If you would like to take advantage of these offers, cane be willing to coordinate for the school, please let us know…we need a volunteer liaison.



FINAL SALE for April Sign-Up Parties!  Don’t miss out…


Shopping Party at The Phoenix on April 21st.  Only 5 slots left! keyschool/item/98905

Belle of The Ball on April 30th.  Only 10 slots left! keyschool/item/98932

Women’s Self Defense Class and Drinks on April 30th.  Only 2 slots left! keyschool/item/101106



Free After-School Family Cooking Classes: Register by (4/15)

Empower your families to cook healthy meals together! Common Threads is offering a limited number of after-school, chef-led family cooking classes throughout the district. The Family Cooking Class (FCC) focuses on family participation, healthy ingredient substitutions, and convenient cost-saving recipes. Par­ticipants even have the opportunity to attend a grocery store field trip that introduces meal planning and effective family shopping habits. Please see the attached flyer and to register, contact DC Senior Program Manager, Kristen Rowe at



Family Matters Camp Moss Hollow

Summer is quickly approaching and it is important that our students experience an exceptional summer. Family Matters Camp Moss Hollow is building future leaders naturally at their beautiful overnight camp located at the foothills of Shenandoah Valley, about an hour drive from Washington, DC.  DCPS students, ages 7-14, will engage in activities that will improve social and emotional skills; stimulate learning to improve academic performance; build self-esteem, character and confidence…and so much more!  Tell a parent to check out Camp Moss Hollow and its income based pricing, or call Michael Preston, (202)289-1510, ext.  154. If you would like Family Matters to join your PTA or other parent meetings to share information and answer questions, please contact



The Fillmore Fight is not over yet!

Friends of Fillmore is re-calibrating the effort to save Fillmore. We need more than just one more year, we need Fillmore For Good. Stay Tuned!!!





Do you and your children use the Palisades Library? Can you please share the following survey link with your parent community and encourage folks to take a few minutes to complete it?


Palisades Library Parent Survey


Also, the next Community Meeting about the Palisades Library Renovation will be Wednesday, April 6 at 6 p.m.We will meet on the large meeting room on the second floor of the library.


Learn more about the project and get updates at






April 8: Records Day- 12:15 DISMISSAL

April 15: NO SCHOOL: Observation of DC’s Emancipation Day

April 22: Open House for Prospective Parents

April 24: Volunteer Grounds Clean-Up

May 3: Teacher Appreciation Day

May 6: Professional Development Day

May 11: General PTA Meeting 8-9 AM

May 19: Hootenanny 6:30 PM

May 20: World Family Day


May 25: Class Photo Day