1338 Farragut St. NW · Washington, DC 20011 · (202) 576-6226
Celebrating Over 100 Years of Excellence in Education!
Read Across America Week
We would like to give a very BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has worked so hard to support our Read Across America Week activities!!!
Last week we held an amazing Change Drive where each day our classes brought in spare change to raise funds for our literacy efforts. Seeing the students with fistfuls of coins has been amazing - particularly since the prize the classes have been competing for is MORE BOOKS! Having scholars become excited about literacy was our goal, and we succeeded!
Our Scholastic Book Fairresulted in amazing eagnerness to read by students of ALL ages. A special shout out to those families who were kind enough to fulfill our Teachers' Classroom Wish Lists and purchased books for each grade! Please remember that the on-line book fair runs until March 14th! Share the link!!
Last, but certainly not least, we were thrilled at the turnout for our annual Family Reading Night Pajama Party! Thank you to our amazing spoken word poet, Pages, for captivating our families so well! For the participants, you all looked amazing in your PJs - Adults and kids alike! Check out the photos to the right!
A special THANK YOU to our Read Across America Week Committee who worked so hard planning and executing all of the above! You are a special team and we could not have done it without you!
Annie's Ace Hardware
Have you visited Annie's Ace Hardware at 1240 Upshur Street NW? We are super proud to have Annie's as a partner at West! This past year, Annie's helped us with a tent for our track team, and sponsored the Turkey Trot Fun Run 5K! Now they're doing it again! On March 15 & 16, Annie's Ace Hardware will donate 10% of your total purchase to West!! Click here for our flyer, and be sure to stop by to suppor this phenomenal local business, while helping West as well! Let the Spring Fever begin!!
Spotlight on the Schoolwide Enrichment Model - Science
Our Middle School students have been hard at work with a variety of projects in Earth and Elemental sciences. They even have created Stop Motion animations through our Technology Enrichment program to demonstarte Plate Tectonics!!! Curious to see their amazing work? Click here!
Boxtops & Cell Phones
We have partnered with a number of organizations to help our school's fundraising efforts! Please visit our fundraising page for details on how you can help!
Faces of Black History
Congratulations to Destiny (1st Grade) and Shardanya (8th Grade) for winning our Faces of Black History contest! How many faces were YOU able to name? Want to see the answers? Click here!
After School Program Calendar
This week, The W features our March After School Program Calendar for your convenience. You can also view the calendar online anytime, to keep abreast of any possible changes. We will begin publishing the schedule with the last edition of The W each month for the next month, and you will see it hung around the school.
After School Activities - March 2014
Our weekly newsletter is available on-line! Click HERE to see this or past week's edition!
Have you taken a moment to join or renew your membership in the West Parent, Staff and Community Organization (PSCO)? Please remember that for Parents and Staff Members, membership is FREE, you just need to fill out the membership form here. Donations are (of course) VERY welcome. We can accept donations via PayPal right here by clicking the DONATE button at the top of this page. Remember, the West PSCO is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, so your donation is 100% tax deductible. Additionally, the sole purpose of PSCO donations is to directly support West students and activities. For more information about the PSCO, please click here.
Uniforms and Uniform Closet
Please make sure you have read your Family Handbook thoroughly this year, as there are changes to the Uniform Policy. Additonally, we are pleased to announce to return of the West Uniform Closet. This is a way that families can share gently worn, outgrown uniforms with other West Families, and that those who are in need can ensure their students adhere to our policies. Please click here for details on the policy and how you can donate to the closet.
School Meal Menus
Did you know you can view and print school Breakfast, Lunch and Supper Menus on-line? Visit the DCPS Website Here.