Principal’s Bulletin

 We are working hard at Ross to have a strong school opening. Boxes of school supplies are arriving daily and teachers are finalizing class schedules and plans. We look forward to welcoming your children to school online on Monday, August 31. In order to prepare your...

Principal’s Weekly Update

Dear Ross Community,I hope you are all safe and healthy during this ongoing challenging time as we prepare for an unprecedented school re-opening. Summer certainly looked and felt different and our virtual school re-opening will require flexibility and patience as it...

Principal’s Weekly

I hope you and your family continue to enjoy good health during this time and are managing this heatwave. Hopefully, we will have more guidance on school re-opening after the Mayor’s press conference this Friday. In the meantime, please give your children a virtual...

Principal’s Bulletin

This morning, Mayor Bowser held a press conference and shared updates as to next steps for DCPS.  The announcement included the following two points: Summer Bridge is now all virtual.  There will be no in person learning. On July 31st, the Mayor...

Principal’s Weekly

CalendarMay 4-8: Teacher Appreciation WeekTuesday, May 19: Joint LSAT/PTA meeting (call in details forthcoming)Wednesday, May 20: Cardozo Feeder Pattern Middle School Feasibility Study5:00-6:00pm+1 202-539-1291   United States, Washington DC...

PTA Mid-April Newsletter

 Dear Ross Families, Thank you for all that you are doing to support your child’s Distance Learning.  Please note that on Friday, the Mayor and the Chancellor made the following announcements about this school year: Distance learning will continue for the remainder of...

Home-Schooling Update

Una traducción al español está en la parte inferior. Dear Ross Community, I hope you are safe and healthy.  I am grateful for the kind words of support many of you have shared regarding the heroic efforts of our teachers to create learning plans and gather...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter

March 9, 2020 Health UpdateThe DC Health Department and DCPS continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation. Mr. Ashby and Mr. Lancaster continue to disinfect our school with germ-killing cleaners and teachers continue to encourage thorough handwashing and safe...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 24, 2020

  It was good to see the smiling faces of children return to Ross this morning. I hope everyone enjoyed the winter break and is feeling rested and rejuvenated.    Arts Update Thank you to parents who completed the Arts survey. For the coming school year,...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 10, 2020

Arts Planning for 2020-21 School Year In anticipation of completion of our attic space for the 2021-22 school year, which will provide dedicated art and music classrooms, Ross staff and parents who joined the Arts Planning Committee support transitioning to offering...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, February 3, 2020

FY 21 Budget Update Budgets have been released to Principals and should be available publicly later today. Our initial school allocation is $3.1 million with a $131K increase from FY20.  DCPS has created a new pocket budget guide for families and community...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, January 13, 2020

Parent/Teacher ConferencesWe look forward to meeting with you at Parent/Teacher conferences on Friday, January 17 or Wednesday, January 29.  Please sign up in advance using the link your child’s teacher shared in the weekly updates.  There is no school for students on...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, December 16, 2019

  Wishing all of our families a safe and joyful winter break and the happiest of holidays to those families who are celebrating.  We look forward to seeing you all back from break in the new year!  The first day of school after break is Thursday, January 2, 2020 Lost...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, December 9, 2019

  Principal's Weekly Update Many, many thanks to our generous community members who supported our annual Tree Sale, Bake Sale and “Super Saturday” events. It was a beautiful day with so much positive energy. Our industrious students participated in a variety of STEM...

Ross Weekly Principal & PTA Bulletin, Week of Dec. 2, 2019

Principal's Weekly Update We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday break. Many thanks to our parent volunteers for launching our annual holiday tree sale over the Thanksgiving weekend. There’s still time to purchase a tree or wreath or make a donation...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Newsletter, December 2, 2019

  Principal's Weekly Update We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday break. Many thanks to our parent volunteers for launching our annual holiday tree sale over the Thanksgiving weekend. There’s still time to purchase a tree or wreath or make a donation...

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...

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...