Where: Small Mammal House at the Smithsonian National Zoo –

What: Families will work together to draw, paint, or build an original animal. We will observe interesting animals in the Small Mammal House and note the unique parts of different species. Then, we will create a whole new animal with these parts all mixed up!

When: Saturday, November 16th 10:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

National Blue Ribbon Award

Ross has been chosen as a National Blue Ribbon School, based on a school’s overall academic excellence. Only 362 schools nationwide were chosen, so we are very proud of this award!

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Ross PTA 12th Annual Holiday Tree Sale

Dear Ross Families: Please consider supporting our school by purchasing a holiday tree from us this year.  A variety of beautiful trees in all sizes are available, as well as wreaths and tree stands.  This year we are offering the most popular Christmas tree: the...

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Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, November 11, 2019

 STEM In the CityNovember's STEM in the CITY event is this Saturday, November 16th, from 10 am-11 am. We will meet at the entrance of the Small Mammal House in the Smithsonian National Zoo to create MAMMAL MASHUPS! All Ross families are invited! Contact Mrs. Sawyer...

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PTA Meeting & Movie Night Wednesday!

   Please join us for the 2nd PTA meeting of the year this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for updates on our finances and upcoming events.  Please let the JCC know if you would like your child's name added to the extended childcare list until 6:30 p.m.   Afterwards, the PTA...

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Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, October 29, 2019

Spooktacular We look forward to seeing everyone at our annual Halloween celebration on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:00pm. The Spook-tacular is a family event. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Costumes are encouraged.  Weapons are not permitted.  See...

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Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, October 21, 2019

Principal's Weekly UpdateThank you for attending Parent/Teacher conferences. If you did not attend a conference, please contact your child’s teacher to make an appointment. We strive to meet with 100% of our families. Learning CelebrationsAt Ross, we host quarterly...

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It's that time of year—support your local school by preordering your holiday tree! Purchase by Nov 29 for a discount: Pick up at Ross Elementary or delivery available for a small fee. Thank you for your support!

Our @RossESDC students walking in the @Nationals World Series Champions parade! #GoNats #grandslamschools


Through our partnership with the @Nationals and @NatsAcademy, 10 Grand Slam schools — including @RossESDC, @KetchamES, and @HearstES —participate in #STEM-based hands-on learning.



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Ross Elementary
1730 R ST NW
Washington , DC
20009 USA
TEL: (202) 673-7200
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