Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, March 18, 2019

Principal's Weekly Update Panorama Survey All families should have received a Panorama Survey link from DCPS via email.  The survey deadline for parents is March 29.  The family survey measures satisfaction and family engagement.  If you need a paper copy of the...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, March 11, 2019

Principal's Weekly Update STEM Fair Our annual STEM Fair is just over three weeks away. Students are collaborating on curriculum aligned projects in their classrooms. Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 3 at 9:00am to visit the classrooms. Projects in...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, January 28, 2019

Principal's Weekly Update Celebration I am thrilled to announce that Ross Elementary School has been nominated for a National Blue Ribbon Award. Blue Ribbon award winning schools demonstrate excellence in academic achievement and an ability to close the achievement...

Principal’s & PTA Weekly Bulletin, January 14, 2019

Principal's & PTA Weekly Update Inclement Weather Guidance With rumors of snow on the way, please take a moment to review the DCPS Inclement Weather Guidance. https://dcps.dc.gov/page/inclement-weather-guidance Budget/Enrollment Audit The annual enrollment audit...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, January 7, 2019

Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a restful and rejuvenating winter break. The children appear to have grown by leaps and bounds since we left for break. We begin our middle of year (MOY) assessment cycle next week and anticipate celebrating student growth in the...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, December 17, 2018

Principal's Weekly Update Warm Wishes to our Ross community for a restful winter break. We hope you enjoy special time with friends and family.  We will see you back at school on Wednesday, January 2. Please remember to register for EDCJCC After School Programming for...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, December 10, 2018

Principal’s Bulletin 12.10.18 With Appreciation Many, many thanks to our parent and faculty volunteers who generously donated their time to our Tree Sale, Bake Sale and related activities last weekend. Children and families made hundreds of sandwiches for Martha’s...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, December 3, 2018

Principal's Weekly Update In this week’s bulletin, there is one key announcement concerning the intended number of PK classes for next year and our anticipated FY20 enrollment.  There is also information about a new holiday display and the OSSE STAR Report Card that...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, November 26, 2018

Principal's Weekly Update I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break filled with family, friends and delicious food.  We have four solid weeks of instruction left before our Winter Break. The next four weeks may be filled with many festive holiday events which...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, November 19, 2018

Principal's Weekly Update Thank you to families who have generously donated food to the PK3 class collection for Martha’s Table. Tomorrow is the final day to donate. Please take all donations directly to the PK3 classroom. We will also donate any unclaimed items in...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, November 12, 2018

Principal's Weekly Update Appreciation Thank you for strong participation in parent/teacher conferences and for attending the first Learning Celebration of the school year. Students exhibited great pride in their accomplishments. We look forward to their continued...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, November 5, 2018

Principal's Weekly Update Appreciation Many thanks to our Ross families for recognizing me during Principal’s Appreciate Month.  I was so touched by the flowers, notes, baked goods and beautiful photos of your children. Thank you for your generosity! Thank you also to...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, October 29, 2018

Parent/Teacher Conferences Please see the email sent from your child’s teacher to schedule your parent/teacher conference. ·      PK3/PK4 conferences will be held on Monday, November 5 from 9:00-11:00am and Tuesday, November 6 from 8:00am-3:40pm. ·      K-5...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, October 22, 2018

Principal's Weekly Update Many thanks to the PTA for coordinating the DC United family outing on Sunday. Students have been sharing positive reflections of the event. Our next family event is our “Spook-tacular” on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:00pm on the Ross playground....

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, October 15, 2018

With Appreciation Thank you to parents who volunteered for our first Open House of the season. The next opportunity is on Saturday, December 8 at the EdFest sponsored by MySchoolDC.org. This event at the Stadium Armory includes all DCPS and DC Charter schools. End of...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, October 8, 2018

Field Trips We value exposing our students to all the city offers by scheduling a variety of field trips and experiential learning opportunities. We rely on parent chaperones to assist us with travel through the city and to ensure student safety and security. If you...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, October 1, 2018

So long, September. Hello, October! Friday is School Picture Day. It is a free dress day for students. Freed Photography will be back at Ross to take individual and whole class photos. Photos will be available online for purchase directly from Freed. Our first Open...

Principal’s Weekly Newsletter, September 24, 2018

Progress Reports Progress reports are being sent home today for selected students in Grades 1-5. If your child will be receiving instructional intervention support, you will receive a letter about that as well. Please sign one copy of the progress report and return it...