May 27, 2019
Hello and welcome to the latest NW@K! We hope you are enjoying your long weekend. Here’s what you need to know for the week ahead as we near the end of school …
Kids’ Activities for Parent-Teacher Conferences Tuesday, May 28
Need something for your child to do when school is closed Tuesday, May 28, for Parent-Teacher Conferences? 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.
Cereal Drive Underway!
Key School is participating in a cereal drive that supports the Capital Area Food Bank. Your child can bring cereal boxes directly to their classroom, or drop them marked with your teacher’s name in the bin located in the main entrance.The classroom that collects the most boxes of cereal wins the “Golden Spoon.” These donations are a source for breakfast during the summer school break for at-risk area children. Ends June 9th.
Hootenanny on Thursday, May 30
Come on down to the Hootenanny on Thursday, May 30, at 6:30 pm to hear the Key School chorus perform. Student council will be selling pizza slices beginning around 5:45 to 6 pm. We’ll see you there!
World Family Day is Monday, June 3
World Family Day is kicking off Spirit Week on Monday, June 3! WFD is when the Key School black top turns into our own International World Expo. Nine countries from our World families at Key will be featured. If you would like to present on your country, please email email@example.com by Wednesday, May 29.
May Passport Friday is Norway!
The last Passport Friday of the year is this week. On Friday, May 31, our students will attend an assembly on Norway presented by Heidi Stenland Warren, mother of Annika (2nd) and Odin (PreK). Thank you, Heidi, for sharing your culture with our children!
Before and After Care for 2019 – 2020
Interested in before or after care at school? Learn more about the PTO-sponsored Key Extended Hours Program (KEHP) program and how to express interest for the 2019-2020 school year. Click here to add your name to the wait list (Download Google docs to access via phone).
Collecting Toiletries and More for Neighbors in Need
For Key’s last community service drive of the year we will be collecting essential items for the female clientele being served at N Street Village. This is a safe haven for those impacted by domestic violence, a support system for women who suffer from mental illness and substance abuse issues, and a service provider for those with disabilities. Between 50 and 100 women enter N Street Village DAILY.
Let’s help. Donation boxes for toiletries (of any kind or size), socks, and undergarments (for females, all sizes) will be set up in the breezeway through the end of the school year.
Thanks to everyone for a successful year supporting important organizations that help our neighbors. We focused on making the drives student-led in part by sharing with the kids important information about how these drives help D.C. families in need. Please share any ideas for drives and organizations we can support in the 2019-2020 school year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any suggestions.
All Book Fair Backorders Delivered
All book fair backorders were distributed last week. If you have not received a backorder but were expecting one, please contact Julie Hayes at email@example.com as soon as possible.
Hardy Musical Into the Woods Jr.
Hardy Middle School will be presenting their musical, Into the Woods Jr. Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1. Enjoy this fairy-tale mashup and support our local neighborhood middle school. Get your tickets here: https://squareup.com/store/hardyptodonate/
Palisades Library Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off Saturday, June 1
Palisades Library will be hosting a party to kick-off their reading program “Summer Challenge: Read a Universe of Stories” on Saturday, June 1. Activities include:
11 am: Story time
1 pm: NASA conducts STEM experiments
2 pm: Outdoor games and lots more fun!
For more information about the Summer Challenge please visit https://www.dclibrary.org/summerchallenge
Children’s Chorus of Washington Spring Concert June 2
DCPS teachers and students can get discounted tickets to the for the Children’s Chorus of Washington Spring Concert Sunday, June 2, at 4 pm at Washington Hebrew Congregation. DCPS community members can access $5 tickets using the code DCPS Go here for more: https://www.childrenschorusdc.org/events/2019/6/2/sing-on
CCW is also holding auditions on June 17 and 22. Families can sign up for a slot online: https://www.childrenschorusdc.org/auditions
Wednesday — Chicken Drumstick w/ Mumbo Sauce or BBQ Burger w/ Coleslaw
Thursday — Chicken Alfredo Macaroni or Turkey Sausage or Veggie Pizza
Friday — Turkey Tacos or Cheese Quesadilla
To see the entire menu, go here.
Monday, May 27 — No school, Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28 — No school, Professional Development
Thursday, May 30 — Hootenanny
Monday, June 3 — Spirit Week Begins
Friday, June 7 — Field Day, Talent Show, and End-of-Year Picnic
Thursday, June 13 — Fifth Grade Graduation
Friday, June 14 — Last Day of School!
To see the entire calendar, go here.