I want to thank everyone for the flexibility over the past few weeks as we have had an irregular schedule. It has felt great to be back into our normal routines this week. As a reminder, we have will have our January PTO Meeting this Thursday, January 26th at 6:00 p.m. We hope to see you there - please see the announcements below:
Pancakes and Literacy: Thursday, February 23rd from 6pm-8pm
Mark your calendars… Pancakes and Literacy is BACK! Come out and support Literacy Awareness month with a night filled with Pancakes and Literacy FUN. This year, there will be PANCAKES, PANCAKES, and more PANCAKES, activities for younger and older readers, and some informative workshops for parents interested in learning how to support their young readers. More information coming soon in backpacks, on the LTES listserv and the LTES website. Tickets are $5 for families (up to 3 kids) and will go on sell Thursday, February 9th. If you would like to volunteer please email Melanie Moore (Teagen Chacon’s mom) at email@example.com
Open Books Family Literacy Workshops:
Open Books Family Literacy Workshops are for families of students in grades K-3. While the workshops are open to all K-3 students, they are highly recommended for families who feel that their child has difficulty reading or for students who were recommended by their classroom teacher. If you would like to participate in upcoming workshops, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Our final workshops will take place on Thursday, February 9th and Thursday, March 2nd from 5:30-6:30 in room 217.
At this point, we unfortunately have no updates on the playground. We were recently told that construction would begin after Inauguration, but now there seems to be another delay. I will be meeting with the Head of Construction for DGS next week to hopefully get a timeline and updated rendering of the new playground. I appreciate everyone’s patience with through this process.
Taste for the Arts Auction:
This year’s auction will be held on Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at St Marks Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for updates as the date gets closer.
Outdoor Recess in the Cold:
As a general DCPS policy, students are not sent outside for recess if the temperature is below freezing. With that being said, we will send students out above 32 degrees, so please be sure to pack your kiddos with hats, gloves and coats. If any extra winter apparel is needed, please let me know personally or contact our social worker, Mrs. Frazier, at Nicole.Frazier@dc.gov.
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Principal, Ludlow-Taylor Elementary School