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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PTA Weekly Newsletter, September 30, 2019

Dear Ross Families: Please join us this Wednesday to participate in National Walk to School Day!  We will meet at the northeast corner of 15th and R Streets, in front of the 15th Street Presbyterian Church at 7:45am and will leave by 8:00 am to walk across R Street to...

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Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, September 30, 2019

With Appreciation Thank you for the kind words regarding our National Blue Ribbon Award. As I shared with the children at Friday’s Morning Meeting, this is truly an award for the whole community, reflecting staff, student and family commitments to excellence in...

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PTA Weekly Newsletter, September 23, 2019

Dear Ross Families, Thank you to the over 100 families who have joined the PTA to date.  Your membership dues have already supported curriculum materials, new technology, and professional development.  Please help your child's class win school spirit...

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Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, September 16, 2019

Principal's Weekly UpdateMaker MondaysWe had a wonderful crowd of kiddos to launch our first Maker Monday.K-1 students are welcome in the E-Lab on Monday mornings at 8:15 and students in Grades 2-3 are welcome in the Library.  As the year progresses, we will...

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PTA Weekly Newsletter, September 16, 2019

Dear Ross Families:Thank you to everyone who attended our first PTA meeting of the year last Wednesday and we hope everyone enjoyed the Back to School Picnic, especially the Metropolitan Police Department's Side by Side Band!  Special shout out to...

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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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