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...

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...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, October 7, 2019

Principal's Weekly UpdateParent/Teacher Conferences We look forward to your attendance at Parent/Teacher conferences on Friday, October 11 and the afternoon of Wednesday, October 16. Teachers sent out a sign-up genius link. Please contact your child’s teacher with...

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...

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...

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...

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

Principal's Weekly UpdateWe look forward to seeing everyone at our first PTA meeting of the year and the Back to School Potluck picnic. Please note that students must be under the supervision of adults at the picnic.They may not attend on their own. PARCC...