April 28, 2019
Hello and welcome to the latest NW@K! We hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready for the week ahead.
General PTO Meeting Tuesday, April 30
Please mark your calendars for our next general PTO meeting on Tuesday, April 30, in the cafeteria. This is the second-to-last PTO meeting of the year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and should be completed by 8 pm. Agenda items include: draft budget for 2019-2020 SY, Equity Team presentation, auction update, and next year’s PTO executive nominations.
Get Your Auction Tickets NOW!
It’s almost time to dance the night away at the Key School auction, the Speakeasy Soiree, on Saturday, May 18! Get your tickets and learn about new sign-up parties here: https://501auctions.com/keyschool.
See Your Students at the Fillmore Arts Center Art Show & Spring Performances
There are many upcoming Key student art shows and performances at the Fillmore Arts Center, 1819 35th St NW, 3rd Floor. Don’t miss out on seeing your child’s/children’s creativity shine. Plan to attend these fun, art-filled events:
Wednesday, May 1: “The Fillmore Experience.” Key and Stoddert Kindergartners will perform for parents at 10:30 am in the second-floor auditorium.
Thursday, May 9: “The Fillmore Experience.” Key first and second grade students will perform for parents at 10:30 am in the second-floor auditorium.
Friday, May 17th: “The Really Big Art Show and Concert.” See art from all three Fillmore schools (including Key!), from K through 5th Grade students, starting at 5 pm. Concert for 3rd through 5th Graders starts at 7pm. 5 to 8 pm, second-floor auditorium.
Key students are participating in following arts opportunities through Fillmore:
Wednesday, May 8: Select Theater students will be performing at the Keegan Theater, 6 pm
Wednesday, May 15: Key Kindergarten students field trip to Atlas Theater
Monday, May 20: Kennedy Center Student Performance. Select dance students and theater students will perform
Tuesday, May 21: Kennedy Center Student Performance. All band, select strings, select vocal students will perform
April Passport Friday: Macedonia!
The students learned all about Macedonia in their latest Passport Friday! On Friday, April 26, students attended an assembly from Key’s World Family Community. Virginia Gorsevski, mother of Theo in third grade, presented on Macedonia. Ask your kids what they learned. Thank you, Virginia, for sharing your culture with our children.
Please note Date Change: World Family Day will be Friday, May 24. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to participate.
Keep Old Hardy Public and Address Overcrowding
You can get the latest on overcrowding in DCPS and specifically the fate of the Old Hardy Building by following @KeepHardy on Twitter or Facebook, or by visiting kohp.org. The legislation before the DC Council will likely have public hearings sometime in June. Stay tuned!
Book Fair Volunteers Needed
The annual spring Book Fair is around the corner and many volunteers are required to ensure the success of this popular event. Assistance is needed on the following days:
Wednesday, May 1: 10 am to 12 pm
Parents of PreK, K, and 1st grade students are encouraged to shop with them during their class visit. If you plan to shop with your child, perhaps you can stay an hour or two before or after and help out with the Fair. The schedule is included in the link below. If you would like to lend a hand and can spare a couple of hours, please go here(https://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&urlid=904084CAEA922A75-keyschool3&useFullSite=true).
Register Now for Key School Summer Camp
Play Sports! Create amazing artwork! Build cool Lego structures! 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. Join us at: keyschoolsummercamp.com.
Write Beginnings Handwriting Camp — After Care Available This Year
A great summer camp option is the Write Beginnings Handwriting Camp, cursive and print instruction for ages 4 to 14. They make learning handwriting fun! Writing by hand helps improve letter recognition, which is the strongest predictor of reading success. Handwriting is a very powerful tool and empowers children’s learning and creative writing. Non-Key school students are welcome to attend! The session dates are as follows:
Session A: June 17 to 21
Write Beginnings can offer extended hours this year, from 11:30 am to 4 pm via Arts Camp with Ms. Palm or Sports Camp with Mr. Colton. Contact Ms. Linden email@example.com or visit www.camphandwriting.com for more info. Private instruction is also available.
Monday — Glorious Macaroni & Cheese or Turkey Sloppy Joe
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Tuesday, April 30 — General PTO Meeting and General Leadership Election, 6:30 pm
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