Dear Ross Families:

We are looking forward to seeing you this Wednesday evening as we celebrate the end of the school year with an international potluck picnic.  Do sign up here to bring your favorite dish from your home country.  If you can help with set up, serving, or clean up, please sign up here.  The Ross PTA will provide pizza and entertainment.

Uniform Exchange at Wednesday’s Picnic
Please bring your outgrown or gently used uniforms to Wednesday’s Picnic for an informal uniform exchange; we will have a table where you can leave your old items and take what will fit your child(ren) next school year.  Please do not include anything with rips or stains.  

Fillmore Performance Share Day, Wednesday, June 5th, 1:15pm-2:30pm:
Please join us in enjoyment and support of our talented K-5 students this Wednesday for their performances in the Fillmore/Hardy MS auditorium.

Join DCPS at the Capital Pride Parade this Saturday, June 8, 4:30pm.  
Ross Elementary has been participating in the annual Gay Pride Parade for over a decade.  Please join the Ross contingent and DCPS on Saturday, June 8.  This is a fun opportunity to show our pride and support for the diversity in our school community, as well as our commitment to making schools safe and inclusive.  Pick up flags at this Wednesday’s picnic and gather on Saturday at 4pm at the intersection of P & 23rd Sts., NW, at the parking area of the gas station (Look for the Pride in DCPS banner and folks in Pride in DCPS t-shirts).  Wear your Ross gear to represent our school!  Map and other information available here; please email our point person, Matt Cunningham, with questions.

2019-2020 School Supplies
The Ross PTA is once again collecting money from families to facilitate the purchase of school supplies for next year.  The PTA asks each Ross family to contribute $100 per student for school supplies, all of which goes directly to teachers to allow them to purchase the items they need for next year’s classes.  This allows the teachers to get exactly what they need and saves parents that pesky Summer trip to Target to gather specific notebooks and folders.
You can pay your school supply fees online here, at this week’s picnic, and the following week at drop-off and pick-up.

Ross Day at Nationals Park
Join Ross families for a day at the Ballpark.  Saturday, June 15 is Star Wars Day and the first 10,000 fans will receive a Obi “Sean” Kenobi Bobblehead!
Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 4:05 pm
Price: $21/ticket 
To purchase tickets, please use this link: https://groupmatics.events/s/other/Rosselementary8
Deadline to purchase tickets is June 12th. If you plan to attend, please consider buying your tickets soon. If we need to add more seats, we need to know before June 8. Thanks!
We hope you can join us!

IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday, June 5
*Fillmore Performance Share Day, 1:15pm
*End of Year PTA Potluck Picnic, 6pm

Friday, June 7
*Final Due Date for Ross Library Books

Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14
*Free Dress Days

Monday, June 10
*No EDCJCC Aftercare (Shavuot)

Tuesday, June 11
*K-5 Field Day!

Wednesday June 12
*June & July Classroom Birthday Celebrations

Thursday, June 13
*5th Grade Promotion

Friday, June 14
*Last Day of School!
*PK Field Day!

Saturday, June 15
*Ross/Star Wars Day at Nats Park