With Appreciation: Thank you to the third-grade class for supporting the 4/5 musical by baking treats and running the concession stand.

Yearbooks are on sale now through May 6 for $25.00. Order online at www.freedpics.com Password: ROSS1819YB or by cash or check using the envelope coming home in backpack mail.
Questions? See Ms. Juriga or Mr. Eickmeyer

Dress Code Review
After last year’s comprehensive dress code review, we decided to revisit the results after a year of implementation. In summary, we expanded the clothing options for dress code to include sweatpants, sweat shirts and t-shirts and increased the number of free dress days to include birthday celebration days. Survey results from last year were 60% in favor of dress code and 40% in favor of no dress code or uniform. Please complete this survey to share your feedback. Any alterations to the current dress code will be made by Principal Searl before the last day of school.

Student-Led Conferences
Please mark your calendar for Friday, May 24 for our annual “Student-Led” conference day. Student-led conferences are held instead of traditional parent/teacher conferences in May.  Each student will lead an individual conference with parent/guardians to identify growth and goals in core content areas.
PK3/PK4: 8:45am
K-1: 9:00am
Grades 2-5: 9:30am

JCC After School Programming
Renovations at the EDCJCC will be complete this summer. The EDCJCC plans on returning to their own site for after school programming for the 2019.20 school year. Questions about programming can be directed to Stacy Frazier, stacyf@edcjcc.org

Every DCPS school has a Local School Advisory Team, an elected body of parents and staff, to advise the Principal on budget and program matters aligned to student performance data. We are currently seeking parents to serve on the LSAT beginning July 1 for a one or two-year term. All interested parents will be put on the election slate. Elections will be held at the May 15 PTA meeting. More information about the LSAT can be found here https://dcps.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dcps/publication/attachments/LSAT%20Guidelines%20SY18-19.pdf
 Principal Searl can also answer any questions.

We are currently at 29% re-enrollment. We need 53 more families to re-enroll by May 1 to meet our DCPS benchmark target. Please see Ms. Campbell in the main office Monday-Friday between 8:00am and noon.

Enrollment Incentives
The first class to reach 90% re-enrollment by May 1 (including residency verification) will win a water balloon fight with the teachers on field day! The first class to reach 95% re-enrollment by May 1 (including residency verification) will win free dress for the rest of the school year.