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St. Peter School

Kids & Family - 9 hours 19 min ago
By Susan Braun Johnson

Student Families! 

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Waterfront Academy

Kids & Family - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Hispanic Heritage

The students of Waterfront Academy walked to the Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater on the Washington Mall, had a picnic on the Mall, and then enjoyed the show, “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres” to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. “Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres” is a bilingual children’s music show that celebrates Latin culture. 

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NPS and Francis Marion Memorial Project Seek Public Comment on Location of New Memorial

Neighborhood News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:00pm
The National Park Service and the Francis Marion Memorial Project (FMMP) are conducting an Environmental Assessment to evaluate the impacts of establishing a permanent memorial honoring Revolutionary War General Francis Marion. The first phase of of public scoping focuses on site selection, and the NPS and FMMP are accepting public comments through Dec. 10, 2014 on possible locations for the Congressionally authorized memorial. The next public meting is on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Southeast Library, 403 7th St.

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Marion Barry’s Memorial Events Will Span Three Days

Neighborhood News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:52pm
By Madeleine Deason

Three days of events celebrating the life of former Mayor and Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry will take place next week from Thursday, Dec. 4, to Saturday, Dec. 6, officials said.

The details of Barry’s memorial events were released today by Mayor Vincent C. Gray, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson, and representatives of Barry’s family.

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Developer to Host Meeting on Redevelopment of Frager's Site

Neighborhood News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:47pm

Roadside Development will host a community meeting about the redevelopment of the Frager’s Hardware Store site, 1101-1117 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 at The Hill Center.

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Violent Evening Robbery on Tennessee Ave. NE

Neighborhood News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 2:07pm
By Andrew Lightman

A female pedestrian on the 100 block of of Tennessee Ave. NE at 8:50 p.m. was approached by two men. They forcibly took her purse and cell phone. The victim suffered minor injuries that were treated at a local hospital.

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There was an attempted sidewalk robbery on the 1800 block of A St. SE at 8:13 p.m.

There were assaults on:

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Shooting on 12th Street SE

Neighborhood News - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 1:54pm
By Andrew Lightman

A resident of the 1000 block of I St. NE answered a knock on the door of his home. He was shot. Multiple shoots were fired.

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There was an assault with a deadly weapon on the 1100 block of 21st St. NE at 10:42 a.m. at a residence.

There was a rape at a college dorm located on the 700 block of Florida Ave. NE at 5:42 a.m.

There were burglaries on:

  • the 1100 block of H St. NE at midnight at a restaurant;

  • the 200 block of 16th St. SE at 10:40 a.m. at a residence ;

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Become a DC Reading Partner

Kids & Family - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00am
Can you share one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read? By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. Reading Partners DC provides an easy to use curriculum and on-site staff support to enable volunteers to be effective tutors. Eighty-seven percent of fourth graders from low-income families do not read proficiently. Last Year Reading Partners’ DC students improved their rate of learning in reading and narrowed their achievement gap.

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Tyler Elementary School

Kids & Family - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Caption: Tyler Walks for Autism

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Payne Elementary

Kids & Family - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Basketball legend, Bill Walton, is quoted as saying: “I can think. I can sleep. I can move. I can ride my bike. I can dream.” Now, many Payne Wildcats may share that same sentiment. During the week of October 6th, Dan Hoagland of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) visited the school and brought with him a fleet of bicycles that were used in conjunction with the Physical Education (PE) program for the week.

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Get Your Turkey Fried at Medium Rare

Dining - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 2:38pm
By Annette Nielsen

Mark Bucher, the famed chef at BGR The Burger Joint in Bethesda is bringing his annual Thanksgiving tradition to his Medium Rare’s Barracks Row location (515 Eighth St. SE).  Each year, the chef opens up one of his restaurants from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving day, and deep fries turkeys for his neighbors. 

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Elliot-Hine

Kids & Family - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

On October 21st and 25th, Eliot-Hine students participated in the “Get the Ball Rolling Flag Football Experience” held at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA. Students were able to participate in warm-ups and play flag football games inside the Redskins indoor practice facility. More importantly, students learned from a panel about the importance of a healthy body and healthy mind, and enjoyed lunch in the team dining facility.

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Dancing to Barry's Blues When Others Would Prefer You to Waltz

Commentary - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:39am
By E. Ethelbert Miller

Maybe Marion was our Mugabe. As my friend Jonetta Rose Barras recently wrote, “If he was an addict, as he admitted, he was also addictive.” Maybe only Shakespeare could explain a person like Marion S. Barry, Jr.

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Stuart-Hobson Middle School

Kids & Family - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Stuart-Hobson is taking a new approach to math instruction this year: Teachers are using a “blended learning” model, a combination of traditional teacher-led instruction and an adaptive computer program that targets each student’s individual learning needs. Recent research shows that this model has been highly successful at increasing achievement in schools. 

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Watkins Elementary School

Kids & Family - Sun, 11/23/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

In the art room with Watkins’ new art teacher Claire Reintgen, fourth-graders have been producing some intricate artwork that requires focus and patience. It’s “op art” or optical art, abstract pieces that rely on repeating patterns for their sometimes eye-popping effects. Oct. 31, is the annual book character day celebration at Watkins. Students dress up like a favorite book character and bring a copy of the book to carry during a parade on the field. 

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Capitol Hill Cluster School

Kids & Family - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00am
By Susan Braun Johnson

Peabody Primary Campus 

The pre-k classes have begun six-week studies based on the students’ interests. The pre-k3 classes are studying music-making. The pre-k4 classes are studying buildings, and they kicked off their study unit by collecting “found items from the home” contributed by the school community. Meanwhile, the kindergarten team will be working with The Library of Congress this year to teach students about “primary source material” and how to be young historians. 

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New Requirement for DC Kids Ride Free Program

Kids & Family - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 12:00am
In early January, District students participating in the “DC Kids Ride Free on Bus” program must “tap” their registered DC One Card on the farebox card reader each time to board the bus for free, during the designated program hours.   The DC Kids Ride Free on Bus program allows students to ride Metrobus and the DC Circulator without charge, Mondays to Fridays, from 5:30-9 a.m. and 2-8 p.m., during the regular school year. Students may also ride free when school dismisses them early for a half day during the weekday.

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Union Market To Open Monday Before Thanksgiving

Dining - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:47pm
On Monday, November 24, Union Market will open its doors on a Monday, especially for Thanksgiving shoppers. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Washingtonians prepping for last minute Thanksgiving festivities and one-of-a-kind hostess gifts can peruse select artisan food and beverage vendors leading up to, and on the day of, Thanksgiving. Guests are encouraged to contact individual vendors directly for exact hours of operation. .unionmarketdc.com
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Woman Held Up at Gunpoint on E Street NE

Neighborhood News - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:32pm
By Andrew Lightman

On Nov. 20 at 5:50 p.m., a female pedestrian on the 700 block of E St. NE was approached by two black men, one of whom attempted to snatch her purse. The woman resisted. One of the men pulled out a gun and threatened her. She then handed over her belongings. The two men jumped into a black sedan fleeing the scene.

In Other News

There was a robbery at an unknown location in PSA 106.

There were cars stolen on:

  • the 1000 block of I St. NE;

  • the 1100 block of K St. SE.

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