CHEC hosts students from Cat Island - The Bahamas as part of the study abroad program.
A CHEC MOMENT WITH MS. CARINO
UPDATES FROM: I ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP TEAM I DONORS CHOOSE I GrantEd I YOGA WEDNESDAYS I SCHOOL ENROLLMENT I OFFICE DEPOT GIFT CARDS I DC ARTS AND HUMANITIES EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE I TYLER MANNING - FINANCIAL CONSULTANT I PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT LINK I LIBRARY UPDATE I OFFICE DEPOT GIVE BACK I NEWSELSA
ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP TEAM
The Academic Leadership Team (ALT) consists of all administrators, LEAP leads, Department Chairs, and any interested faculty or staff. Meetings are held twice a month. The ALT team designs and monitors the Comprehensive School Plan. All are welcome to attend, either for one meeting or for all.
The last ALT meeting was Wednesday, May 27 at 8:00 am. The team continued the process of completing the Needs Assessment for our Comprehensive School Plan, by moving into Breakout Groups on TEAMS. The agenda and minutes are posted on TEAMS. The next ALT team meeting will be Wednesday, June 3 at 3:00 pm. Our agenda will include continuing work on the Needs Assessment for the Comprehensive School Plan, and planning for short term and long term Professional Development.
MR. TALARICO HAS A PROJECTED FUNDED BY DONORS CHOOSE!
Congratulations to Mr. Talarico - his classroom project "Urban Students Need Contemporary Novels by Writers of Color" was recently funded.
The resources for this project include:
- Lost Children Archive: A novel x 15
- Salvage the Bones: A Novel x 15
- The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears x 7
- The Water Dancer (Oprah's Book Club): A Novel x 15
- Dominicana: A Novel x 8
- Knitting the Fog x 15
Our students are facing many technological inequities that make online learning, especially reading instruction very difficult. Even when E-books are available, they are difficult to come by and are often canonical books by white writers. In these trying times, our students need to see their identities celebrated on the page. I wish you could see how much our students love reading and how excited they become they will receive a new book.
You have the opportunity to further instill a love of reading in our students by exposing them to diverse contemporary voices that challenge preconceived notions and systems that have for too long impeded the progress of our brilliant students.
Our students are still coming to school to pick up lunch. With your help, they will also be able to pick up books that will help them complete their summer reading project. With school ending early, our students are potentially facing three months without learning. A high summer reading turn in rate will be key in preventing even further learning losses during these trying times. The key to a high summer reading turn in rate is putting books in the hands of students, especially books that connect to their experiences and cultures. These books will go on to become a permanent part of our Independent Reading initiative, with hundreds of students benefitting from your generosity. I have no doubt that these books will inspire our students to continue to speak the truth to power and demand that their voices be heard.
MR. AGUILAR HAS A PROJECT FUNDED BY GrantEd
Mr. Aguilar applied for and received a May 2020 GrantEd grant! He was granted the funds in the amount of $496.64 for 38 books total (30 English Version and 8 Spanish Version) of "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" by Julia Alvarez.
Set up your space!
All are welcome – pet, spouses, partners, kids and parents!
1. Join with audio and turn the volume up.
2. You are invited to turn your video on so that we can see you and connect as a community.
3. After class, you will be unmuted and have some time to say, "Hi" to your fellow yogis
Looking forward to practicing with you!
As you may have heard, DCPS has begun the SY 2020 -21 Enrollment Process for all students. In the last many years, CHEC has always been one few DCPS schools that consistently met the Enrollment Goals. CHEC Enrollment Team has always relied upon the help of Teachers, Counselors, Social Workers, Librarians, Aides and Administrative Staff to help us achieve our Enrollment Goals. Enrollment is the main driving force behind School Budgets and Staffing.
Goal for SY 2020 – 21: We have to be fully enrolled by the time school opens (date is yet to be announced). Total projection for CHEC next year is 1520.
Timeline: We have to re-enroll all our current students by May 29, earlier if possible. All students by first day of school next SY.
POC: Any questions or issues with Enrollment, please reach out to CHEC Registrar Ms. Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the current crisis, Enrollment process is going to look very different as safety of families, students and staff is the number one priority.
Main points below:
Enrollment is going to be online, via an online tool called Seamless Docs. DCPS has already sent parents have already been sent the information and we will keep messaging as well.
All students – current and new students have to enroll.
Parents can simply go on to Seamless Docs, create an account and upload documents. Documents can be uploaded as pictures, files, etc.
https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/ - is the link parents can access to go to the Enrollment App. They can select from the 6 language options.
https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/Spanish - Spanish version
Parents will need an email address to create an account.
There will be a dedicated phone number and email address for CHEC parents to contact regarding Enrollment. We are waiting to hear back from DCPS on this. For now, please contact Ms. Paige at email@example.com
In the next few weeks, we will be messaging to parents via Robocalls, KiNVO and emails about enrollment. As in the past, we will also announce incentives for Students, Teachers and Grade Levels in order to get to our Enrollment Goals.
I thank you for your support in advance. Please let Ms. Paige and I know if you have any questions.
OFFICE DEPOT GIFT CARDS
I hope everyone is well and safe! Please see the attached flyer regarding $50 gift cards from Office Depot for distance learning supplies. Please note that it must be used by May 29, 2020. The e-gift card will come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Only WTU and select CSO members will receive this (same people that received the $200 gift card at the start of the school year). If you do not receive your electronic gift card by May 1 to your DCPS e-mail, please contact the e-mail addresses contained within the flyer.
DC ARTS AND HUMANITIES EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
We hope that you're doing well. In order to best support our school partners in these uncertain times, the DC Collaborative is excited to announce the launch of our online Distance Learning Resource Database. These resources encompass curricular guides, virtual field trips, and other educational activities to enhance students' at-home learning experiences. We hope that you're able to use the resources in your distance learning efforts.
Please feel free to share this resource with other educators and parents in your community. We know this is a challenging time on many fronts and we will support you and your students in any way that we can. Do let us know if you have any questions, feedback, or additional resources to share.
Manager of School Partnerships
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
Office Hours: Monday - Friday: 8AM - 4PM
#CollectiveImpact #CollaborativeEffect #ArtsAndHumanitiesForEveryStudent
202.470.6467 ext. 1 (p)
Starting Monday, March 16th
MESSAGE FROM TYLER MANNING - FINANCIAL CONSULTANT
Donors Choose is a great resource for all teachers. You can receive a mini grant to support a special project or initiative. Please see some of our recent Donors Choose grantees! You can reach out to them for support in obtaining your own grant!
I hope you are staying safe! I am sure you have a lot on your mind right now as a result of this COVID-19 chaos. I wanted to inform you that as a financial consultant with AXA Equitable, one of the approved providers of the supplemental retirement plans for DC, I am doing brief phone appointments with faculty and staff to help them get a better handle on how this market volatility affects their:
1. DC Pension
2. 403b supplemental retirement plan
3. 457b supplemental retirement plan
2. 403b supplemental retirement plan
3. 457b supplemental retirement plan
If you think you may benefit from this information, I have attached a PDF that provides insightful and contextual perspective to all this craziness. If there’s another way I may be of assistance, please let me know!
Tyler ManningFinancial Consultant
3141 Fairview Park Drive, Suite #250
Falls Church, VA
GREAT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER LINK
Here is a link for a monthly newsletter from OSSE about PD opportunities for a bunch of subjects/areas.
Please take a look … it may have something they could use! http://eepurl.com/gBFkKw
It has ELL, SpEd, SEL, H & PE, RTI, literacy, math and more.
LINCOLN LIBRARY UPDATE
Antiracist Advocacy Summer Reading List
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi shared an image of a stack of books to read if you're looking to explore antiracism and race issues. That list can be found here with a few additional titles.
BELL LIBRARY UPDATE
Sending peace and love your way as we navigate unfamiliar personal and educational territory. This is an unprecedented time. Taking this time to practice constant self-love and care is essential. Washingtonian Taraji P. Henson's, Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, named after her father, is offering (5) COVID-19 Free Virtual Therapy sessions (please review eligibility).
WTU has partnered with FOX5, its sister station, FOXPlus WDCA-TV to air lessons on television. In celebration of National Library Week, several librarians have presented lessons. Because its National Financial Literacy Month, I chose to present on Financial Literacy. The lesson airs this morning at 10 AM.
I had the great pleasure of distributing sanitized text books to Ms. Lainez' amazing students...please see the attached Show and Tell video. Bell High School Library picture album coming soon!
As we get ready to re-introduce the 25 Books Campaign, just in time for the summer, be on the lookout for author talks and additional programming that will be located on the Bell Library website. Also, check out the website for updated resources and tabs!
Steven Blackburn from District Administration has compiled an impressive list of 200 + K-12 resources, please take a look!
Come ALL! The Bell Library Virtual Book Club kicks off Thursday, April 30th at 2 PM. Bring your favorite book and food.
OFFICE DEPOT GIVE BACK
Office Depot has a Give Back to Schools program that provides 5% credit from people's purchases to help schools buy supplies throughout the year. Below is more info and our school ID numbers that people can share at in-store or online check out. The site provides graphics to share online as well.
'Simply make a purchase of qualifying school supplies, provide your school ID at checkout and your school will receive 5% back in credits for FREE supplies!'
FREE ON LINE RESOURCES AND PD OPPORTUNITIES
Your teachers now have free access to our entire new product suite through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. That includes Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science, and The Newsela Social-Emotional Learning Collection. All teachers at your district will begin receiving getting started emails from Newsela within 7 days. Please get in touch with your Newsela representative or reply back to this email if you would like to pause emails from Newsela at this time.
We created this distance learning toolkit to help you activate your community for distance learning. For additional support, we invite you to join our upcoming office hours. Register for the time that works for you.
High school students, like everyone else, are cooped up at home. So The New York Times came up with a smart plan to help those students kill time, stay informed and maybe drum up some more readers. Through a deal with Verizon, the Times will offer students and teachers in U.S. high schools free digital access to NYTimes.com. The deal is from now through July 6. (Here are the details to sign up.)
It's from the Poynter news media daily update.
As distance learning becomes the new norm for students across the country, a lot of families are playing an increased role in the day-to-day education of their child(ren).
The home-school connections added to the Ellevation Distance Learning activities allow educators to engage family members to share in the learning process.
Check out this just released instructional activity that allows multilingual learners to benefit from educational opportunities at home.
Your Ellevation Team