Letter from the Principal

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Dear Janney Community,

I hope you all had a relaxing and safe Thanksgiving holiday.

As I have mentioned in previous communication, DCPS has tasked all schools to form a Reopening Community Corps – a group of parents, teachers, and staff who will focus on providing recommendations on the next phase of our reopening plan set to begin February 1 with the start of the third Advisory.  Our newly elected LSAT is taking on this role and we had our first meeting last night.  The LSAT meeting notes will be posted on the LSAT page on our website. The main goal of the Reopen Community Corps is to support and advise the Principal on understanding various Advisory 3 instructional models and the impact of those models on our school community.  One of the data points that we will use in our work is the results from this DCPS survey.  If you have not taken the survey, please do so by Friday, December 4.  I know there continues to be a lot of information coming your way from DCPS and from Janney, so thank you for taking the time to read all community emails.

The remainder of my letter includes a reminder about our parent-facing workshop opportunity with Jessy Molina tomorrow and Thursday; a Student Council announcement on their upcoming Food Drive; and, our virtual Spelling Bee scheduled for January.

Thank you again for your continued support.

Interrupting Microaggressions Workshop
Our staff has been fortunate to learn with Jessy Molina over the past year as she has facilitated professional development focused on diversity, inclusion, and equity.  We will host additional parent-facing sessions this week focused on Interrupting Microaggressions.  A reminder that the sessions are scheduled for 6-7:30pm on W, Dec 2 & Th, Dec 3.

Please see the RSVP link here; the link also contains explanations of the session.

Student Council Announcement
Hello Janney Community. We are your Student Council. We come with a plan for our first idea for this year!

On December 6th, Sunday from 12:00pm to 2:55pm, each grade will get 25 minutes to donate to So What Else for our Food Drive. We ask you to bring boxed and canned food that will not expire in a month or more. This boxed or canned food should last one or more months Thank you for your participation in helping So What Else.

Our Covid-19 Rules:
Everybody who wants to attend this event will come with a mask. If you forget a mask at home, we will provide a mask for you. While dropping off food, practice social distancing. When it is your time for you to deliver food, please wear a mask and avoid getting too close to people. We appreciate you for following all these rules.

Please do not bring food that contains Nuts.

The location of this food drive is at the front of Janney School.
Pre-K comes at 12:00-12:25
K comes at 12:25-12:50
1st comes at 12:50-1:15
2nd comes at 1:15-1:40
3rd comes at 1:40-2:05
4th comes at 2:05-2:30
5th comes at 2:30-2:55
This event will end at 2:55.

Thank you, Your Student Council at Janney.
Presidents: Gwen Guerrrier, Jakie Searby. Vice Presidents: Max Bitkower, Helene Ouffut. Treasures: Rayna Shaya, Alexandra Ezrow. Secretaries: Emily Coile, Chiara Cerletti Giraudy.

Virtual Spelling Bee
Janney ES 2021 Virtual Spelling Bee – 1/13/20
The Annual Janney Spelling Bee is ON! The Spelling Bee will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. If your child is interested in participating, please have them fill out this form. They will then be given access to the Janney ES 2021 Virtual Spelling Bee Team. All information relating to the Spelling Bee will be given via this Team. It will also be a place for students to ask questions and set up virtual study sessions. We will be hosting in-person lunch-time study sessions at Janney ES on the following Fridays: 12/11, 12/18, and 1/8. (Please note that these study sessions will be capped at 11 students.) Please contact Blake Yedwab at  blake.yedwab@k12.dc.gov if you have any questions. Happy spelling!

Best Regards,

Alysia Lutz, Principal

  • Janney Calendar

    April 2021

    Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
    • End of Term / Half-Day PD & Half-Day Records Day / No School for Students
    • No School
    • No School
    • No School
    • No School
    • Janney Meeting re New Ward 3 Schools
    • Dining Out at Potomac Pizza
    • DCPS Office of School Planning Meeting with Janney re New Ward 3 Schools

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