Letter from the Principal

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Dear Janney Families,

This newsletter will be our last community newsletter of the 2018-2019 school year.

Thank you all for the kindness and generosity that you have displayed this year, and over the past few days as our community has begun to process Friday’s tragedy.  The Crisis Response Team has been supporting staff and students since Monday, and we are grateful for their support.  Our older students have engaged in small group and whole class conversations, while the teachers of our younger grades have been observing students and responding individually if a need arises.  We will have some form of outside support for the remainder of the school year, but I also know that many of you will need support into the summer.  Our counseling team has compiled a list of local providers with immediate availability for grief counseling and that can be accessed here.

The last newsletter of the year tends to contain a hodgepodge of items, and this year’s newsletter is no exception; please read on for supply lists, a summer reading list, and more.

Our 2019-2020 supply lists have been finalized and can be accessed here.

Additionally, a group of staff members routinely meet to ensure that our classroom libraries contain diverse literature.  This group has vetted countless titles and has also created lesson plans for teachers aligned to specific books.  They recently created a summer reading list that can be accessed here.

I am including a few housekeeping items, and then I want to acknowledge a few community members for their contributions and support this year…

Housekeeping items:
*Report cards for Pk-4th grade students will be sent home on the last day of school, Friday, June 14th

*We will host a special Jamboree on Thursday, June 13th, so please make sure you arrive on time at 8:35 am.  If you have a PK or a K student, you are welcome to join us on the field, provided your child is accompanied by their care giver.

*Please check our website frequently over the summer as we will announce new staff members joining the Janney community.  We anticipate that the summer mailing will be available by August 2nd, with class lists being released during the week of August 5th.

*The 2019-2020 DCPS calendar can be accessed here; please note that the first day of school for students in grades K-5 is Monday, August 26, 2019.  Note that we always host K Open House and 1st-5th grade supply drop-off the Friday before we return to school.

Thank yous and acknowledgements:
Justin Jones, this year’s LSAT chair, and Tara Cooksey, Heather Turekian, & Ginny Warren, this year’s PTA Presidents for all of their hard work, time, and patience!  I truly appreciated their insight, perspective, and Janney pride as we worked together to make the Janney experience great for all families.  Special thanks to Tara and Ginny who served an additional year on the PTA EB.

Thank you to the LSAT and the PTA Executive Board.  These members volunteered their evenings at least once per month to offer advice on all things Janney-related and I grew tremendously from our shared conversations and brainstorming.

Thank you to Jenn Reid, Darcy Anderson, Johanna Moran, and Lulu Cheng for putting this newsletter together each week!  I wasn’t always able to adhere to our established deadline, but I knew that whenever the Principal’s Letter was ready, the rest of the newsletter was good to go!

I finally want to recognize the students, staff, and families that make our school so unique.   Thank you for making Janney such an inspiring community to lead each and every day.

Enjoy your summer, check the website frequently for updates, and I will see you in August!

Warmly,
Alysia Lutz, Principal

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