Welcome to Browne Education Campus

Principal Dwight Davis of Browne EC









A Message from Principal Davis

Greetings Parents,

I hope this email finds you well and you are enjoying your weekend. I have a few announcements and a ton of great information below:


Black History Month Celebration

Please join us for our annual Black History Month Celebration set to take place Wednesday February 24th, 2021. The times for our celebrations are as follows:

 

  • ECE - 2nd Grade: 10am
  • 3rd - 5th Grade: 11am
  • 6th - 8th Grade: 12 noon

 

SLC's and APTT

Parents you should have received an invitation from your child's educator regarding upcoming Student Led Conferences (SLC's) and/or Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) Meetings. These meetings are opportunities for you to learn about your scholar's academic progress, ask questions about their report cards, and discuss strategies for improvement. It is our hope that these meetings provide an opportunity to connect with educators and get the clarity you need to ensure your child's success. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's educators via email using this link.

 

Sincerely,

Principal Davis

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Browne's Week at a Glance (WAG)

4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grade IPL Classrooms open to scholars- February 22nd, 2021

Spring 2021 Panorama Student and Parent Survey Window Opens 2/22-3/19

Term 2 Awards Ceremony and Celebration- March 3rd, 2021

Daylights Savings Time (Spring Forward)- March 14th, 2021


Browne EC Calendar

 

Thought of the Week

“We learn more from people who challenge our thought process than those who affirm our conclusions. Strong leaders engage their critics and make themselves stronger. Weak leaders silence their critics and make themselves weaker.”

Adam Grant

Browne Value of the Month

Equity

“We treat all people fairly, giving them the unique tools, they need, to have an equal opportunity to education, economic success, and a fulfilling life.”


Bomber Word of the Week

Herstory

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

· Full Day of Virtual Instruction for Scholars PreK3- 8th Grade

· PreK-3, 1st- 8th Grade IPL Classrooms in Session

· Breakfast and Lunch @ Browne, Eastern, McKinley Tech and Wheatley EC (10am- 2pm)

 

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

· THT Disseminated to Families

· Full Day of Virtual Instruction for Scholars PreK3- 8th Grade

· PreK-3, 1st, 2nd and 3rdGrade IPL Classrooms in Session

· Breakfast and Lunch @ Browne, Eastern, McKinley Tech and Wheatley EC (10am- 2pm)


Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

· Browne Black History Month Celebration

o K- 2nd Grade: 10am

o 3rd- 5th Grade: 11am

o 6th- 8th Grade: 12 noon

· Asynchronous Instruction for Scholars PreK3- 8th Grade

· Breakfast and Lunch @ Browne, Eastern, McKinley Tech and Wheatley EC (10am- 2pm)


Thursday, February 25th, 2021

· Full Day of Virtual Instruction for Scholars PreK3- 8th Grade

· PreK-3, 1st, 2nd and 3rdGrade IPL Classrooms in Session

· Breakfast and Lunch @ Browne, Eastern, McKinley Tech and Wheatley EC (10am- 2pm)


Friday, February 26th, 2021

· Full Day of Virtual Instruction for Scholars PreK3- 8th Grade

· PreK-3, 1st, 2nd and 3rdGrade IPL Classrooms in Session

· Breakfast and Lunch @ Browne, Eastern, McKinley Tech and Wheatley EC (10am- 2pm)


Saturday, February 27th, 2021

· Produce Distribution beings at 11:00am

· Unloading begins at 9:30am

Browne Reopening 2021

DCPS ReOpening Website for Families

DCPSReopenStrong.com is the online hub for families across the district. Weekly updates from DCPS to families are always posted under the Updates section. Families should take time to review resources available under the Health section to learn more about our safety commitments. On the Students page, you can watch a series of short videos about what the school day will be like when returning to the classroom.

 

On the Buildings page, you can learn about our building readiness standards to ensure every facility is ready to welcome students back to a safe learning environment. School operation plans for elementary schools and readiness checklists are already posted online and information for secondary schools is forthcoming. Our COVID-19 Response Protocol is available online as well and be sure to share information for the new COVID-19 building safety hotline.

The Term 3 section offers an overview of the Reopen Community Corps and in-person learning models. We also developed an In-Person Learning Family Guide with links to the important documents for student participation in in-person programming at school. Translations of these documents are also available.

Immunization Support

Immunization Support

To be a part of in- person learning and or to return to school, all students must have their immunizations updated. In partnership with Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Community Pediatrics, Kelly Miller will be hosting the "Medstar Georgetown Kids Mobile Medical Clinic." Please schedule an appointment and get your child fully immunized by contacting Doriun Browne at (202) 444- 8888

 

Clinic Van Locations:

Lincoln Heights, 50th and Banks NE- 10am- 12:30pm

Richardson Dwellings, 53rd and Cloud NE- 1:30pm- 4pm.

 

DCPS has also provided a list of locations across the district for immunization. Please check out the link above.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Right now, the COVID-19 vaccine is available to those who work in a health care setting in DC as well as DC residents who are 65 and older. Demand for the vaccine is high, and the District is making appointments available as we receive doses from the federal government. On Monday, January 11, all 6,700 appointments that were made available were quickly filled.

 

If you are not yet eligible, of if you are eligible but have not yet been able to make an appointment, sign up to receive alerts from DC Health at vaccinate.dc.gov. When more appointments become available or when the vaccine opens up to new populations, DC Health will send notifications to those who registered for alerts.

 

To minimize crowds and reduce exposure to the virus, individuals are advised not to go to a vaccination site without an appointment. Only those with appointments and a confirmation code will receive the vaccine.

Saturday Produce Distribution

Saturday Produce Distribution

In partnership with The First Baptist Church of Highland Park, Browne seeks to provide fresh produce to our families and community each Saturday. Due to the cold weather, we are going to begin our produce distribution at 10:45am. This way parents and educators can pick up and get back home to enjoy the day. Please come out and join us this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program Application

Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program Application

The Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program Application is now open for youth who are DC Residents and age 14 and up. MBSYEP 2021 will begin on Monday, June 28, 2021, and will end on Friday, August 6, 2021. Please note, programming will be virtual this year.


Please encourage your scholars to apply as soon as possible, as spots will be filled very quickly. Youth can apply here. You can visit summerjobs.dc.gov for more information. We are thrilled to welcome new and returning students!

Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

The National Society of Black Engineers presents...

2021 Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK)

 

Student Registration Launched Monday!

Monday, February 1st, 2021


The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK), powered by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), is gearing up for our 2021 SEEKseason!! This is our second all-virtual program (check out last year's projects here) and we're ramping up the curriculum!!

 

Program Dates:

Session 1: June 14th - July 2nd

Session 2: July 19 - August 6

 

Virtual Program Hours:

Monday – Thursday

10-11 am (EST) and 1-2 pm (EST)

 

SEEK students will explore:

Drones

Coding

Robotics

APPLY HERE

Frequently Asked Questions

Please Note:

In the interest of our Staff and Students' personal health and safety, this summer will be 100% virtual. We look forward to returning to our in-person format as soon as possible and thank you for continuing to support our program.


Please reference our website seek.nsbe.org for camp details and updates. Got a question? Check out our FAQ page.

 

Stay tuned for more great news...

Browne After School Programming Options

SMARTS After School Program

SMARTS After School Program

Looking for excellent after school programming for your scholars? We have a SMARTS option. SMARTS: Integrating Arts & Life Skills Into STEM Curricula would like to begin recruitment for SMARTS After school Programming for Browne Scholars. SMARTS offers courses in:

SMARTS CLUB Offerings:

    Homework Hotline
    • Creative Writing (Reading/Language Arts)
    • In The LAB (Hands On STEM Projects)
    • HIP-HOP Dance Instruction

     

    NOTE: Scholars are able to participate in MORE THAN ONE CLUB.

     

    If you are interested, please use the registration link below to sign your scholar up.


    SMARTS Registration Link

    https://mysmartskid.com/browne-registration/

     

    To learn more about SMARTS and what they have to offer, please check out their website:

    SMARTS Website Link

    https://mysmartskid.com/


    If you would like someone from SMARTS to contact you, please click here.

    Grocery Distribution Sites

    Grocery Distribution Sites

    Grocery sites are available throughout the District to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable groceries to families. Residents are encouraged to bring a cart and/or tote bag to transport groceries at home. Masks are required at the grocery sites. Grocery sites are open 10 am – 11:30 am.
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    Internet Access for DC Scholars

    DC will pay for at home internet for approximately 25,000 households with school aged children enrolled at DC traditional and charter public schools that receive SNAP or TANF benefits. Comcast and RCN both recognize SNAP and TANF as eligibility requirements for their low-cost internet programs. DC Government will not disclose household SNAP or TANF participation.

     

    What do families need to do?

    The primary guardian will receive a call, text message, or email from DC Government asking if they’d like to join the program and for consent to share their name, address, phone number, and email with the internet provider that will be providing their service, either Comcast or RCN.

     

    Comcast or RCN will then contact the household to initiate the internet installation process. From the point of contact with Comcast or RCN the household should receive their install kit within 5-7 days. Please make sure you are checking your voicemail and emails in case you have miss the call from Comcast or RCN. For more information about this program please click this link.


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