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 below for more details.


Learning Celebrations
Our first “Learning Celebrations” are Friday, November 1. Please plan to visit your child’s classroom at the appointed time to celebrate their learning from the first marking period.
Friday is also a free dress day.
PK4: 8:45am
K-3: 9:00am
4-5: 9:45am

LSAT Meeting Date Change
The November LSAT meeting has been changed from November 19 to November 12 at 5:15pm in the Ross library. Agenda items include: overview of the upcoming attic renovation process and DCPS/DCPCS teacher retention rates. Meetings are open to observers.

Dear Ross Families,

This year’s Spooktacular will take place on the Ross playground and field on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. All Ross families are invited to attend!  Wear your costumes and walking shoes for a parade around the neighborhood starting at 6:15.  We will have pizza to purchase, dancing, a photo booth, and other festivities.  We will begin setting up for the event at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and appreciate your cooperation in clearing out of the playground and field.  We could use a few more volunteers for set-up, clean-up, and helpers during the event.  To sign up, go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48aead2ea5fe3-7thannual

Please note that in an effort to encourage kids to stay with parents, this year’s parade will once again be organized by grade level.  If you have children in multiple grades, feel free to choose the best grade for your family or designate another parent as chaperone.  We are looking for at least one parade ambassador per class; please sign up in the link if you can help.  Also, if you have decorations for us to use for the event, please contact Kate Gardner.

Thank you, and looking forward to seeing you at Spooktacular!

MPD Halloween Party
Our local police precinct is hosting a Halloween Party on Wednesday, October 31, from 6pm to 8pm. 3D Station, 1620 V St NW. There will be food, games, and a haunted house. For more information contact: Jackie Beathea, Community Outreach Coordinator 202.365.1117

2nd PTA General Body Meeting, November 6, 5:30pm
All Ross parents and guardians are invited to our next PTA meeting on Wednesday, November 6th at 5:30pm.  The JCC will provide extended childcare until 6:30 p.m.  If you would like your child to be added to the extended list, please let the JCC know.

4th Annual Ross Screen on the Green, November 6, 6:30pm
Save the date for our Ross Movie Night on the field on Wednesday, November 6 (weather permitting).  We will have pizza and popcorn available for purchase.  In the event of rain, we will reschedule the film for a later date.  Please note that the Storybook Trolley will be in for a visit that afternoon and evening for book shopping and the Ross Yearbook Club will host a Bake Sale between 5-7pm.

Ross 12th Annual Auction Kickoff Meeting, Thursday, November 7, 6:15pm
This year’s Auction will take place on Saturday, March 7th at the Human Rights Campaign.  This is the biggest fundraiser for our school and we are looking for volunteers to help with planning and procuring items for the auction.  We will have a kickoff meeting next Thursday, November 7th at 6:15 at Treehouse Atelier, 1606 17th St., NW.  Please consider joining the auction committee and join us next Thursday; we will have pizza and kids are welcome.

Monday Maker Space
Maker Space on Mondays is open to grades 2-5 for Crochet Club. Please join us in the library at 8:15-8:38 to create a bracelet, headband or a ring. We are also looking for volunteers to help, please just drop by when your schedule permits.

Wednesday, October 30
*Spooktacular, 6-8pm

Friday, November 1
*Free Dress Day
*1st Advisory Learning Celebration, 9:00-9:30am

Monday, November 4-Tuesday, November 5
*No School (End of Term; Professional Development)

Wednesday, November 6
*Storyhouse Trolley Visit, 3:00-7:00pm
*PTA General Body Meeting, 5:30pm
*Ross Annual Screen on the Green, 6:30pm

*Bake Sale to Benefit the Ross Yearbook Club, 5-7pm

Thursday, November 7
*Auction Committee Kick-Off Meeting, Treehouse Atelier, 6:15pm

Friday, November 8
*Free Dress Day

Monday, November 11
*No School (Veterans Day)

Tuesday, November 12
*LSAT Meeting, 5:15-6:15pm

Saturday, November 16
*STEM in the City at the Zoo, 10am