Principal’s Weekly Update
Maker Mondays
We 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 change the audience for the Maker Spaces.

Kids Ride Free Cards
Please see Ms. Campbell in the main office for your child’s KRF card for all K-5 students. Your child’s teacher will expect your child to have a card for our field trips this year. If you do not get a KRF card from Ms. Campbell, you will need to purchase and load a SmarTrip card for field trips. Teachers will not provide or fund the SmarTrip card if your child is missing the KRF card. The KRF card is free. If you plan to chaperone field trips, you must have DCPS Volunteer Clearance. https://dcps.dc.gov/page/volunteer-our-schools

After School Pick-up
PK4 students should be checked out of their classroom at 3:15pm.
K-5 students are dismissed from their assigned field spots at 3:30pm. Please pick your children up ON TIME.  The contracted duty day for teachers ends at 3:30pm. Teachers are not available or expected to provide care for your children after 3:30pm. If you are unable to arrive on time, please arrange for another parent/caregiver to collect your child and notify us of the plan.

Playground/Field Safety
Please see attached for important information regarding safe and appropriate use of the playground and field during non-school hours.

FIESTA DC Parade
Fiesta DC Latino Festival has been held each year in Washington DC for forty-eight years. It is an annual celebration of Latino culture that features a Parade of Nations that displays and preserves the Native Latino cultural dance troupes as well as contemporary local groups from civic organizations, schools, and performers.  This year, Señor Stewart will lead a “Plena” (type of Puerto Rican drumming; see attached video!) percussion group (made up of Ross 4th Graders) at the FIESTA DC Parade this Saturday for Hispanic Heritage Month.  Please march in the parade with Ross and other DCPS students, teachers, and families!  Wear your school shirt or clothing that represents the rich culture of Latin America.Parade Lineup begins at 12:00PM at 7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW