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News You Can Use

News You Can Use

Ellington News for the week of Monday, February 10th. Stay informed on the latest resources and updates for the Ellington Community.

Counseling Corner
A representative from George Mason University will be at Ellington on Wednesday, Feb, 12. Visit or contact the counseling office for more information on this and upcoming college visits.

Important message from Chancellor Ferebee
“I know that our work is strongest when it is informed by you, so I encourage all DCPS families to complete the Panorama survey by Feb. 14. I also hope that you join me on Feb. 12 from noon to 1 p.m. for a Twitter Town Hall where I will be answering your questions. Submit your questions for me using #DCPSProgressPride, or by filling out this form in advance.

Valentine’s Day
The Gender & Sexuality Alliance is sponsoring “Date Night @ DESA” on Friday, Feb. 14. Contact Mr. Dana Nearing for more information.

Carnegie Mellon Pre-College Summer Program Scholarship
Thanks to a generous donation for a recent silent auction, the Show Choir Parents Group has a $2,300 gift certificate for Carnegie Mellon’s summer program in Pittsburgh. The group is offering the certificate for $900. Click here to lean more about the program, which has multiple fine arts offerings. For inquiries about the certificate, please contact Ms. Caren Benjamin.

Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program
Applications are being accepted through Feb. 29. The employment program begins June 29 and ends on Aug. 7. Click here to learn more and apply.

Saturday Tutoring
Second Semester Saturday Tutoring will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 8, 15 and 29, as well as March 21 and 28.

Community Service or Paid Opportunity
The DC Board of Elections is looking for students 16 and older who are interested in working the polls for the upcoming election on Nov. 3. Students will be trained and will be either paid or receive community service hours, whatever their preference. Click here for more details.

PARCC Testing
The PARCC & DC Science Window for Ellington is April 21 to May 22. ESSA requires school districts to notify parents of their rights to request information about statewide assessment participation. In this regard, schools are asked to send the Notification of Parents Right to Know to parents and families of students who will be taking the OSSE mandated assessments (PARCC, Science, MSAA, DLM, and ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS). Click here for the notification.

Plan’s Youth Leadership Academy
Determined youth advocates who are ready to create an equal world can enjoy a taste of college life in DC. They’ll spend three nights at Catholic University, July 20-23, leaning about civic engagement, international development, social justice, and more. The priority deadline is Feb. 15 and the general deadline is March 1. Click here to learn more.

Ellington Reads
The Media Center’s latest newsletter includes several links for Black History Month; results of a survey on students’ reading habits; a digital literacy test; and reading picks from the Language Arts department. Check it out here!

Enrollment for SY 2020-2021 Approaching Quickly
The key to smooth enrollment is early preparation and careful attention to detail. Enrollment packets for SY 2020-2021 will be accepted beginning March 30. Click here for more information.

Student Withdrawal Process Overview
We understand that life can take us in unexpected directions. If it leads away from Ellington School, adhering to the withdrawal process is important. Click here for more information.

Date Night at DESA

Saturday Tutoring - 2020.2

DC Board of Elections Student Workers SAT Testing Flyer - 2020.4