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.
We are excited to host the DC Cluster Spelling Bees February 5- 7, 2020 This year, students from over 80 public, private, charter, and home-school organizations around the District of Columbia will come to Langley ready to compete for a spot to participate in the District Spelling Bee. Each participating school or organization will send three school winners (3rd- 8th grade only) to the cluster bees. The top seven students from each cluster bee will advance to the district bee.
1/24: School-Wide Spelling Bee
3rd- 5th: 10:00 am
K-2: 2:00 pm
2/5, 2/6, 2/7: District Wide Cluster Spelling Bees at Langley Elementary School
We are excited to continue FoodPrints this year with a new FoodPrints teacher, Ms. Courtney Lucente, and assistant teacher, Ms. Allie Davis. Ms. Courtney has a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Johns Hopkins University and over a decade of teaching experience. FoodPrints combines her passion for education and love of food and cooking. Ms. Allie has a degree in Public Health from Dickinson College and comes from a family of teachers. She is excited to apply her knowledge of nutrition in the FoodPrints classroom. They both look forward to gardening, cooking, eating, and learning with Langley students this year!
All Langley students will participate in FoodPrints this year! We are planning monthly sessions for each class throughout the school year. FoodPrints integrates gardening, cooking, eating, and academic learning with the goal of growing healthy students and families. We help students learn about the natural world and how to enjoy eating healthy, whole foods.
We welcome parent volunteers! Parents (or other family members) help our classes run smoothly. Students are so happy to have their parents come in to help, and there is always something tasty to eat. Look for FoodPrints dates from your classroom teacher or reach out to Ms. Courtney for dates.
FoodPrints recipes will be served in the Langley lunchroom on Wednesdays. As part of the
Class to Café program in partnership with DCPS and with the support of Wellness in the Schools Chef Meagan, the Langley cafeteria team will be scratch-cooking and serving some of the same recipes that we are preparing in FoodPrints.
We hope your students will try these new recipes!
Burrito Bowl: Sofrito Rice and Chicken
Warm Bean & Corn Salad
9/25, 10/16, 11/6, 12/4, 12/18
Pasta with Colorful Marinara Sauce
Simple Green Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Dressing
10/2, 10/23, 11/13
Red, White, and Green Hot Sandwich (Toasted Cheese Sandwich with Tomato and Spinach)
10/9, 10/30, 12/11
footprints lead teacher
Spring is spectacular at Langley Elementary! Langley students now have beautiful raised beds full of growing food to enrich their FoodPrints lessons.
During a typical FoodPrints class, kids receive a short lesson from their FoodPrints teacher and engage in a hands-on food-preparation activity, followed by a tasting! After the snack, the FoodPrints teacher takes the students outside to the school garden for another hands-on lesson on growing food.
Ms. Murphy's Kindergarten class was in for a treat on Thursday: Author Linda Sue Park did a reading of her book "Bee-bim Bop!," a story about Korea's favorite dish and one family's experience enjoying it together.
Linda Sue Park guided the kids through the reading, encouraging them to help with some of the words, especially the name of the beloved Korean dish: bee-bim bop, which they never failed to shout in unison. "Ms. Murphy," she exclaimed, "you didn't tell me your students were such good readers!" The children beamed with pride.
After learning a fast, fun Korean game and receiving signed copies of their very own, you'd think the kids had just eaten a batch of cupcakes - they were bouncing with delight.
Thank you, Linda Sue Park, for the thrill and the books! And thank you, An Open Book Foundation, for arranging this special event for our Kindergarteners.
Ms. Park's visit was made possible by FoodPrints' partnership with An Open Book Foundation. A week later, the children had the chance to create and taste bee-bim bop during their FoodPrints class.
Today was the final day of our spirit week "I Have a Destiny," and kids were encouraged to reflect on all they had learned and to think about their dreams and future careers. As part of today's activities, there were two discussion panels empowering 4th and 5th graders with interest in technology, science and medicine. Dr. Shelley Brown (Biomedical Engineer and ordained minister) and Keshia Ashe ( AAAS fellow at the National Science Foundation) talked with girls while Dr. Joseph Bunivel (an engineer with the Department of Defense) talked with boys.
Langley children served as a living museum Thursday, dressing as, and teaching others about prominent African Americans. All week, students have been learning about and celebrating African American history and culture through hands-on experiences and special guests.
Black History Month Spirit Week at Langley was in full swing today with gallery walks through the cafeteria and interpreters on hand to teach students about African Americans who contributed to our country in important ways. Kids participated in crafts and had snacks to celebrate the occasion.