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SHADE Meeting

Welcome to the 2021 – 20221 School Year!
Duke Ellington’s Parent Teacher Organization, otherwise known as SHADE, has been busy this summer preparing for an effective school year despite the unique challenges presented by COVID-19!

Who is SHADE?
SHADE is the voice of Ellington families and community with:

  • the school,
  • the Office of State Superintendent of Education, the Superintendent and DC Public Schools, the Mayor, and the City Council, and
  • the greater community.

But to be heard by all, we need YOUR voice too!

Ellington Community Survey

Greetings!!!! This survey is for all members of the Ellington community! We need to hear from you! Please encourage your students and other parents to complete the survey.

Please complete this short survey by Sunday, October 10th so that we can lift your concerns to school administrators, learn more about the needs of our community, and the best way to communicate methods so that no one is left out.

YOUR RESPONSES ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL ONLY BE REPORTED IN AGGREGATE FORM. When applicable, we may separate responses by category (e.g. student, parent, Ward, etc.) to better understand and address the needs of the community.

Please submit your response by Sunday, October 10th.

SHADE Monthly Meeting
October 6th @ 8 PM
(1st Wednesdays)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 821 5186 3853
Passcode: 893748

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. Monthly:

Carpool Connections

Want to carpool with other families? Need a way to connect?
We have had several requests on how to connect with other parents to carpool. We have created a private Rallyhood site where parents can connect with other parents wanting to carpool. We will only include this link here in the Ellington Express to ensure that only Ellington families registered with the school have access. We welcome your suggestions on how to make this an efficient and safe process for Ellington families. Please use COVID safety practices.

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