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General Discussion July 20, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Books for Wilson

The Wilson High School English Department is launching a drive to ensure that all Wilson students have a copy to take home of each book assigned as required reading. Although research has shown a strong relationship between book ownership and lifelong learning, DCPS ensures only that a set of books is available for classroom use. Wilson serves students from neighborhoods across the city, many of whom cannot afford the expense of purchasing a personal set of required reading.

There are two ways you can help:

1) Recycle books that are taking up space on your bookshelf. Many of the titles sought (see below) have been popular reads for adults as well as teens. Bins will be available in the Wilson lobby during school hours all summer.

2) Go to Amazon and purchase books off our wish list, and these will be sent directly to Wilson.

The Bluest Eye – 100 copies
Things Fall Apart – 100 copies
Fences – 100 copies
The Other Wes Moore – 75 copies
1984 – 50 copies
The Things They Carried – 75 copies
Kite Runner – 50 copies
Their Eyes Were Watching God – 50 copies
All Quiet on the Western Front – 50 copies
No Fear Macbeth – 75 copies

Events April 30, 2015 at 10:38 pm

Garrison Elementary's On-line Auction Opens 8:00AM May 1st

Please support Garrison Elementary by participating in our on-line auction. Bidding opens promptly at 8:00AM on May 1st and closes at 8:00PM on May 8th. The first 5 people to place a bid will receive five 24-hour membership passes for Capital Bikeshare valued at $35!

Top 5 Reasons to Bid & Donate:

1. All proceeds go directly to the students: Money raised will help fund enhanced programming and school trips like the one we have planned for Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore.

2. Your support helps local businesses: We have been overwhelmed by the donations provided by our generous local sponsors. Let’s return the love and go to their establishments.

3. A strong neighborhood school makes a strong community: Neighborhood schools are the fabric of our community. Strengthen our neighborhood schools with enhanced programming, events, and extra-curricular activities, and a healthy, vibrant local community will surely follow.

4. Give yourself a treat: We have some really nice auction items. Why not splurge on yourself or someone you love and help Garrison at the same time?

5. Just because it feels good: Altruistic giving makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside!

Children December 16, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Spot opening in DC Jewish Community Center Pre-school 2.5 year old class

Hi. My family moved from Columbia Heights to Bethesda and are moving our son to a school close by. We need to find another family with a child to take his spot at DCJCC. Any leads to families, forums, etc would be much appreciated!



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