SWS to Swing to Spingarn Space in NE

SWS at Goding is located at 920 F St NE. Students will be transported to a modular complex 1.4 miles away during modernization in the 2020-2021 school year.

School lottery players have been waiting for this news before they finalize their lists: DCPS announced to the School Within School at Goding (SWS) community on Thursday that it would build a modular classroom complex between the Springarn facility and Phelps Ace High School at 704 26th … Read the rest

Three Opportunities This Week to Get Answers on PK Lottery

The deadline to submit your PK3-Grade 8 application is March 2. There are three events this week where you can learn more about the lottery.

We have about three weeks left to finalize our DC school lottery lists before the March 2 deadline. If you are struggling and still have lots of questions, I have some good news. There are three opportunities this week to attend an event with an expert, on Monday, Tuesday and … Read the rest

Mr. Skip Headlines Sock Hop at River Park Nursery School, Feb. 29

Mr. Skip will perform at the River Park Nursery School’s Sock Hop and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 29.

River Park Nursery School is holding its annual Sock Hop and Silent Auction on Saturday, Feb. 29, 4-7 p.m. in the parish hall at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol St NE. This fun-for-families event features dinner, drinks, a deluxe silent auction and kids’ entertainer Mr. Skip. Proceeds benefit the school. Buy tickets Read the rest

Demystifying the DC School Lottery: Free Lecture, Feb. 11

“DC Schools Lottery Demystified” will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Riggs LaSalle Rec Center.

Need help with the DC school lottery? Educational consultant E.V. Downey will present a free lecture, “DC Schools Lottery Demystified,” on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Riggs LaSalle Rec Center. E.V. will discuss how the lottery works, school options and criteria for selecting a school. The lecture is designed for parents who are entering this year’s lottery as … Read the rest

School Daze: Get Help with the PK Lottery

Children at Maury Elementary playground.

Are you a Hill parent stressing out about the PK3 lottery? That was me last year. For all of you newbie lottery players out there, I wanted to share what I learned from my experience, answer some basic questions, and point you to resources. I am definitely not an expert, so at the end, I’ll introduce you to a couple of experts and tell you about upcoming events where you … Read the rest

Preschool Spots Still Available at Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School

If you are regretting not getting your rug rat enrolled in preschool this fall, do not despair. Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School (CHCNS) has slots available for children who were 2.5 by Sept. 1, 2019.

CHCNS is a teacher-lead, parent-run cooperative school. Director and lead teacher Frances Slaughter, a fixture in the Capitol Hill community, has been at the helm for more than 30 years.

Tuition is kept low by the cooperative sharing of the … Read the rest

Still Sorting Plans for Preschooler This Fall? Consider Gan Shalom!

Gan Shalom Cooperative Preschool has openings in its 3- and 4-year-old classes for this school year starting Sept. 3. Gan Shalom offers full and partial week schedules, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Children of all faiths are welcome.

“At Gan Shalom we believe that children construct their own knowledge and develop the cognitive skills they will need throughout their lives through play and exploration,” wrote Erin Fry Sosne and Kevin Cantfil, Gan Shalom membership … Read the rest

Two Hill Preschools Have Openings for Fall

Two Hill preschools–Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School and Northeast Stars Montessori–have openings for children this fall. See details:

Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School

“Capitol Hill Cooperative Nursery School (CHCNS) is a parent-run, independent cooperative. At CHCNS we view the child as one who is dynamic and curious and who approaches the world with a competent and individual set of learning strategies and abilities. We believe each child has the right to a nurturing, safe, and playful Read the rest

A Payne Play Date and Fundraisers for JO Wilson, Waterfront Academy

A play date is coming up soon for new Payne Elementary families. J.O. Wilson and Waterfront Academy have fundraisers.

Payne Play Date

The Payne Play Date for new Payne Elementary families is happening Sunday, April 28, 4 p.m., at Spielberg Park (17th and Massachusetts Ave SE). Current parents will be there to answer questions. Snacks will be available. All entering grades are welcome.

JO Wilson Auction, April 26

J.O. Wilson Elementary PTA is holding an … Read the rest