Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The School Improvement Team met with DC's Department of General Services to discuss the project.
Members of the Hyde-Addison Elementary School community, including parents and staff, met last week with DC's Department of General Services (DGS) to discuss plans for a new gym and media center at the Georgetown public elementary school. The FY 2013 budget included $7.69 million for a modernization project and new addition at Hyde-Addison, 3219 O St. NW. Over the summer, the modernization project replaced old windows and installed central air and heat. Now the Local School Advisory Team (LSAT) and the School Improvement Team (SIT) are advancing discussions and plans to add a gym and media center to the Georgetown school. Parent organizations have been collecting feedback recently about what parents and students would want to see in a …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wisconsin Avenue crosswalks at O and P Street are treacherous, Georgetown's Hyde-Addison Elementary families say.
Parents from Georgetown's Hyde-Addison Elementary want a crossing guard or other safety precaution for one of the Wisconsin Avenue crosswalks near the school because, as one parent wrote, crossing to get her daughter to school is "the scariest part of my day." A group of parents on the PTA are organizing, counting crossings and dangerous traffic incidents, and writing letters to garner support for more safety measures at either the O or P Street crosswalk on Wisconsin Avenue. "Gripping my young daughter's hand and waving my hands while we're in the crosswalk occasions absolutely no sympathy with drivers barreling down the street," wrote Alison Jia in an email to Patch. Jia is one of several parents who is organizing the effort on behalf of…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Parents and students are invited to stop by classrooms and meet teachers.
Before kids head back to school Monday, Hyde-Addison Elementary wants to give students a chance to meet their new teachers and check out their classrooms. This evening is the Hyde-Addison sneak preview event from 4 to 5:30 p.m. "This is an informal opportunity for families to say hello to teachers and staff and peek in the classroom before the first day of school," wrote Principal Dana Nerenberg in an email to parents. Because of ongoing construction activities, attendees are advised to use the main door to Hyde from O Street and to access Addison from P Street. The playground will not be accessible.
Monday, June 4, 2012
Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E meets Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Want an update on the Campus Plan? Wondering about the addition of a library AND a gym at Hyde-Addison? Come to the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E meeting Monday at Visitation School for the run down. Monday's meeting will address rumblings of a compromise on the Georgetown Campus plan as well as the proposal to add a new library and gym to Georgetown's elementary school, among other items. The full agenda is below. If you are unable to attend, Patch will have a full update Tuesday morning. Administrative • Approval of April 30, 2012 Meeting Minutes • Public Safety and Police Report • Financial Report • Transportation Report • DPW Report Community Comment • Update for Hyde-Addison Elementary School…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
The pre-k lottery system for D.C. Public Schools left children from both neighborhoods waitlisted.
A total of 31 children who live in Georgetown, Burleith and Glover Park may not be able to attend pre-Kindergarten at their neighborhood schools, Hyde-Addison and Stoddert Elementary. Nearly 60 in-boundary children were admitted to the pre-K program between the two schools. But that means, between Stoddert and Hyde-Addison, DCPS is only meeting 65 percent of the local demand. At both local elementary schools, the pre-K classes will be filled entirely by children who live in-boundary for Hyde-Addison and Stoddert. At Stoddert, the 38 available pre-K slots were all filled by in-boundary children and another 17 in-boundary children are on the wait list. Following the lead of the previous year, Hyde only admitted one pre-K class — instead of …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Schools in Georgetown and across the District are increasing their enrollment numbers at the early childhood level in 2011.
Georgetown Elementary schools, like many others in D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) and charter schools, have seen an increase in student enrollment, especially at the early childhood level. But, after several tumultuous years, Hardy Middle School's enrollment rate dropped by 20 percent. While Public Charter School enrollment increased by 8 percent across the District, DCPS enrollment overall had a slight decrease of 1 percent, from 45,630 to 45,191 (439 students). “Georgetown offers a number of great schools for students,” said DCPS Press Secretary Melissa Salmanowitz. “At Stoddert, enrollment is up 7 percent and at Hyde, nearly 14 percent.” At Hyde-Addison, enrollment increased from 272 in the 2010-2011 school year to 308 in the 2011-2012 …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Students at Georgetown's Hyde-Addison will go back to school today to a cleaner garden and playground, thanks to volunteers.
Parents, neighbors and volunteers descended on Hyde-Addison elementary for the annual beautification day Saturday. Volunteers pulled weeds, cleared ivy, planted flowers and got the school ready for the first day of school, Monday.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Interim Chancellor Henderson meets with interested Ward 2 constituents to note their concerns and hear their hopes and dreams.
On Tuesday June 7, Interim Chancellor Kaya Henderson joined interested parents and community members at Garrison Elementary for another in her series of "State of the Schools" events. The evening began at 5:30 pm with a Ward 2 School Expo. Booths lined the Garrison cafeteria displaying information and pictures of Ward 2 schools. Prominently displayed were Georgetown schools: Duke Ellington Center for the Performing Arts, Fillmore West Arts Center and Hyde-Addison Elementary. Each school was eager to talk about their programs and strengths and to answer questions. Budget concerns were of top concern for several schools. Ongoing budget decreases, combined with an increasing student body have put pressure on Ellington despite all their …
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Italian restaurant on P Street in Dupont Circle hosted 10 student chefs today.
The ten members of the Hyde-Addison cooking club walked with their teacher and chaperones to a cooking class at Al Tiramisu in Dupont Circle P Street, just over the Rock Creek Parkway bridge. This is club week at the Georgetown elementary school and the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students became chefs for the afternoon, while enjoying a fresh Italian meal they made themselves. Chef Luigi Diotaiuti, executive chef and owner of Al Tiramisu, is celebrating the 15th year of his Dupont Circle restaurant and the 150th anniversary of Italy as a United Republic by teaching cooking classes. His classes for adults will cover all 20 regions of Italy, but today he closed the restaurant for lunch to teach a few aspiring young chefs. Though Chef …
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The Hyde-Addison Progressive dinner will bring parents out to Georgetown homes for a night of dining with neighbors for a good cause.
Roaming groups of Hyde-Addison Elementary parents will take to the sidewalks of Georgetown for the progressive dinner Saturday, May 14. Hosts at some two dozen Georgetown homes will serve the traveling diners appetizers, dinner or dessert. The evening starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for groups of 20 or so at 10 different homes. Then the groups will split off and progress to 15 homes for dinner. Diners will all converge for a dessert reception and open air toast at the home of Nancy Taylor Bubes and Alan Bubes. Tickets are $100/person ($200/couple). A portion of the funds will help support the school garden. Donations from local businesses, along with the expenses paid by the hosts, help keep down the overhead of the event, so that…