March 3, 2019
Welcome to this week’s NW@K. Here’s what you need to know for this four-day week ahead.
Community Building Meetings
Thank you to all of the parents and staff who were able to join us for our first community meeting. Please read the update from Key’s administration here (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1eYBlg99KQ9AU-wqtCodVhQoI7mdhiFb9/view). There are two additional community building meetings on Tuesday and Thursday. We hope you are able to join us. In order to make sure we are prepared to accommodate everyone in attendance, please let us know if you plan to attend:
For the Tuesday, March 5, Meeting at 8 am, RSVP here. If you are interested in childcare for Tuesday before school, please send an email to Tricia Duncan at email@example.com with “Tuesday Childcare Needed” as the subject. The PTO will be serving coffee and light pastries.
Cherry Blossom Festival Student Art Content, Deadline Thursday, March 7
Do you have a budding artist at home? It’s time for the 2019 Cherry Blossom Festival Student Art Contest! This year’s theme is “Home is where the Blossoms Are.” Students are invited to create artwork that tells their “Home is where the Blossoms Are” story through discovering what cherry blossoms mean to their perspective communities and finding similarities—via symbols, murals, patterns, and culture, and thinking of how to express their thoughts in the framework of their own backyard.
The deadline for the contest is Thursday, March 7. Ms. Linden will collect all entries and bring them to Fillmore to be entered. All the details you’ll need on size, submissions, and more can be found here. Happy creating!
Kids’ Activities for Friday March 8th
Need something for your child to do when school is closed Friday, March 8th? The PTO has organized some activities! Go the PD Days page (https://keyschooldc.org/dcps/professional-development-days/) on the Key School website and find information and links to register for PLAY-WELL STEM Engineering with LEGO, Art Camp, and Basketball.
Auction Sign-Up Parties: Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, Climb the Cathedral and More
Be sure to check the auction website often for our great line up of sign-up parties. The list of items is growing weekly: St. Paddy’s Day party March 15, Tower climb March 23, progressive dinner party April 6, shopping at The Phoenix April 11, puberty talk April 11, dinner & darts for the kiddos April 26, embassy tours and more! You don’t need to purchase tickets to the auction (May 18th!) to sign up for the sign-up parties! Get started here(https://501auctions.com/keyschool/category/category/76624).
Councilmember Grasso at Tuesday, March 5, PCA Meeting: Let’s Talk School Overcrowding
At-large Councilmember Grosso, who is up for re-election next year, will be the guest on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 pm, at the Palisades Citizens Association meeting at the Palisades Rec Center. We need a BIG turnout. Councilmember Grosso chairs the Education Committee for the Council and it is important he knows how our community feels about over crowding of DC Public schools. The “Old Hardy” school at Hardy Park on Foxhall and Q Street is currently leased to a private school but their lease is coming up in 2023. The PTO is supporting a local campaign to have this building returned to DCPS to address overcrowding at Key and other nearby elementary schools. Please come out and show your support or to just learn more.
Monday — Oven Baked Lasagna Roll or Traditional Cheeseburger
Tuesday — Spaghetti w/ Turkey Meatballs or Turkey Pepperoni or Margherita Pizza
Wednesday — Chicken Nachos or Chipotle Chicken Sandwich
Thursday — Buffalo Chicken Drumstick or Alaskan Pollock Banh Mi Sandwich
To see the entire menu, go here.
Friday, March 8 — No school, professional development
Friday, March 15 — Key School Science Fair
Sunday, March 31 — Grounds Clean Up
Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 — No school, professional development
Tuesday, April 9 — Class Picture Day
Monday, April 15 to Friday, April 19 — No school, Spring Break
To see the entire calendar, go here.