Langley Elementary (and the neighborhood!) is getting a Food Forest! Persimmon, pear, apple, paw paw, pomegranate, fig and many other exciting (and delicious) fruit-bearing trees and shrubs will be planted on the West-facing side of the school and at the top of Harry Thomas park field. This exciting new community asset is brought to us through a partnership with the Urban Forestry Division of DDOT, Forested, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, Freshfarms Foodprints, and the Langley PTO.
We are seeking volunteers to plant trees and shrubs at the school on October 31 and November 1. We are making this volunteer opportunity as safe as possible by targeting our volunteer outreach, limiting the number of volunteers on site at a time, and requesting that all volunteers wear masks and practice social distancing.
We have set up a spreadsheet to help with coordinating and making sure we have enough people to get all the trees and shrubs planted. Please sign up here if you can commit to planting trees and shrubs for a couple hours (or more!) on one or both days. Experienced gardeners and arborists will be on site to provide guidance and information about the food forest, so please don’t be shy if you’re not a professional gardener! :)
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the Food Forest or the planting day.
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DCPS Summer Bridge for Grades 3
DC Public Schools (DCPS) will offer a special in-person program for students this summer. To help our students as they transition into the next school year, DCPS will hold a Summer Bridge program for Langley ES students entering grades 3.
Summer Bridge will take place in-person at schools for two weeks, as long as health conditions allow.
The dates and times, with lunch provided, are:
• Monday, August 10 to Thursday, August 13 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
• Monday, August 17 to Thursday, August 20 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Summer Bridge 2020 for grades 3, 6, and 9 will be an introduction to what school life will be like as DCPS moves to a hybrid learning model due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will build relationships as they engage in a variety of academic and social-emotional learning activities designed to prepare them for success as they transition to the next grade. Students will be introduced to new health protocols, including social distancing, and masks will be provided daily and required at all times.
Read more about how we are keeping students and staff safe in the Summer Bridge FAQ.
Students must be enrolled in their DCPS school for SY20-21 before signing up for Summer Bridge. Visit enrolldcps.dc.gov to complete that step. DCPS Summer Bridge is subject to change depending on public health conditions.
Students entering grades 3, 6, or 9 in SY20-21 can enroll using this link:
If you have questions, please contact your school or email SummerBridge@k12.dc.gov.
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As we shared last week, DC Public Schools (DCPS) will continue learning at home through the end of the school year. We acknowledge that May 29 is prior to our anticipated end of the 2019-2020 School Year in June. Further, we realize this is not ideal for many of our families as it may disrupt other arrangements you have planned.
Please know that we do not take adjustments to our calendar lightly, and, as a district, we are doing all we can to take into account the needs of our students and families while also balancing the planning that is necessary due to our public health crisis. This calendar shift will give us the opportunity to preserve time for the option of additional, targeted summer learning, as well as the start of SY20-21 when health conditions are more favorable.
We know you may have questions about what the end of the school year looks like on topics such as graduation, summer school, and enrollment for next school year. This situation is new ground for all of us and thank you for your patience as we work to provide more details on how the school year will conclude.
In the more immediate, we want to know how we are doing. Your partnership during this unprecedented moment has allowed our students to continue their learning even while our classrooms are now phone calls, video lessons, and Teams chats.
Family Survey on Learning at Home
During this period of school building closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reaching out to families to get an understanding of how learning at home is going for you and to receive feedback to help our teachers and staff continue to provide support.
Please take a few minutes to complete our learning at home family survey. You’ll be asked about student learning activities, technology you may be using, and support structures you may need, as well as general feedback. Select the language you wish to take the survey in by using the menu in the upper-righthand corner.
Families may also take the survey over the phone by calling 202-671-2617 on weekdays between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. If you have multiple children enrolled in DCPS, please fill out the survey for your oldest child first. You will have an option to fill it out for additional children at the end. The survey will close on Wednesday, May 6.
Thank you in advance for sharing your thoughts on how your school and DCPS can best serve you during this time of learning at home.