Three Upcoming Education-Related Events

MySchoolDC Enrollment Lottery info session

(Please note, Garrison ES community has added an open house 9:30am to 10:30am)

The Ward 2 Education Network invites you to hear from MySchoolDC:

Saturday, Nov 15
10:30am to 12:00pm at:
Garrison Elementary
1200 S St NW.

This meeting will feature representatives of MySchoolDC, who will make a presentation about next year’s Enrollment Lottery and student assignment process. The school year 2015/16 lottery sign-ups will go from November 22, 2014 through March 2, 2015 (Feb 2 for high schools). Results will come out on March 27.

There will be light snacks.  Childcare will be available.

RSVP to: W2EdNetwork@gmail.com

This meeting is sponsored by the Foggy Bottom Association, the Logan Circle Community Association, and the Dupont Circle Citizen Association in conjunction with the Advisory Neighborhood Commissions from Foggy Bottom (ANC 2A), Dupont Circle (ANC 2B) and Logan Circle (ANC 2F).

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MySchool DC EdFEST 

Saturday, Nov 22
DC Armory
11:00am – 3:00pm

My School DC is the common application and lottery for the District’s public school options, both DCPS and charter. As we prepare for the SY15-16 application cycle, we would like to stay engaged with partners like you across the city. We hope you’ll join us in keeping families informed about the lottery process. We will send out this newsletter monthly, with occasional updates in between.

Right now we are busy planning for EdFEST, the District’s only citywide public school fair. It’s a great way for you and the families you serve to learn more about school options (PK3-12) and how to apply. EdFEST takes place on Saturday, November 22 from 11am to 3pm at DC Armory.

With the launch of the My School DC application on December 15, 2014, EdFEST is a timely event to help families make informed school selections for the SY215-16 common lottery. And both admission and parking are free! We will also have interpretation available in Spanish, Amharic, French, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and in sign language throughout the day..

Visit MySchoolDC.org for more information about My School DC, including the dates for next year’s lottery and the list of participating schools. You can also contact us via the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or atinfo@myschooldc.org

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Language Immersion In Urban Public Schools: Exploring The Benefits & Challenges

(co-hosted by the DC Public Library, DC State Board of Education and the DC Language Immersion Project)

Thursday, Dec 4
6-8pm
MLK Library
901 G St. NW

You are invited to join us for a panel discussion with a focus on the benefits and challenges of implementing language immersion programs in our public elementary schools – both charter and traditional public schools. This discussion is not only meant to highlight the overall value of language immersion but also is designed to be a forum that will engage all stakeholders in a way that will move toward collaborative strategic planning to expand language immersion offerings in public schools in the District of Columbia.

GUESTS INCLUDE:

Marty Abbott – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Delores Millhouse and Gina Bowler – My Bilingual Child
Maquita Alexander –Washington Yu Ying PCS
D. Lynn Fulton-Archer –World Language Immersion, Delaware Department of Education
Sally Schwartz – Globalize DC
Donna Sothern, Spanish Immersion Teacher – Cleveland Elementary, DC Public Schools

RSVP: http://dclanguageimmersionproject.eventbrite.com
Email: info@dcimmersion.org
Twitter: @DCImmersion
www.DCImmersion.org

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