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Eliot-Hine Middle School PTO Weekly Newsletter
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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 - 11th!
In order to thank our wonderful staff, The PTO has arranged the following: continental breakfast, catered lunch, personal notes from students, Uber Eats gift cards and a thank-you banner. We welcome your additional contributions on behalf of your family.

Calendar Updates

Families we are happy to announce that Ms. Kemp has returned from leave.

Bike To School Day is Wednesday, May 9th at 7:30am. Join your classmates at Lincoln Park for activities and then travel to Eliot-Hine together.

Principal Selection Meeting/PTO Elections are Wednesday May 9th at 6:00pm in the Media Center. Elections will take place at the start of the meeting. Then Superintendent Gordon will inform the community about the process around the Principal Selection Process.

Eliot Hine Basketball Fever Event is Thursday May 10th. Doors open at 5:30 for food and the game starts at 6pm. Come cheer on staff from Eliot-Hine, Eastern, Maury, Miner, Payne, SWS as they play a basketball game to say goodbye to our gym which will be torn down and renovated over the next two years. We will have raffle prizes, food for sale, performances and auction items. All money raised will support classroom libraries. Auction items include front row seats to 8th grade promotion, club-level Nats tickets, an African sash, weekend getaways and more! All Eliot-Hine students who attend and stay at least through half-time will get a no-uniform day pass!


Save the date for the end of the year Athletic Banquet which will be held on May 23rd.

Enrollment, Enrollment, Enrollment. Have you enrolled you students for SY 18 - 19? If not, please enroll your scholar prior to Friday, May 25th 


8th grade End Of Year testing will be held Tuesday, May 8th - Friday, May 11th. ​

The MANDATORY 8th grade Meeting will be held Wednesday, May 16th at 5pm in the media center. Please check the website for 8th grade class fees

National Junior Honors Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 17th at 10:30am 

The DCPS World Language Festival will take place at Eliot-Hine Middle School on Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Come enjoy workshops, food, exhibitions, and performances! ​

IB Projects:
8th grade project presentations begin Monday May 14.

Please encourage your student by asking: 
Do you have…
Your action complete? (take photos, videos!)
Your process journal filled out?
Your PowerPoint complete (ask Ms. Davis or your advisor for the template)?
    Including Global Context? (Identities and relationships; Scientific and technical innovation; Globalization and sustainability; Orientation in space and time; Personal and cultural expression; Fairness and  development)
    Including bibliography and sources?
    Including a reflection on what you learned?

Also, we are seeking 6th and 7th grade parents to serve as panelists for the presentations. Presentations will be held Monday-Thursday 9:30am-11:30am, beginning Monday May 14. Please contact Ms. Davis (bess.davis@dc.gov) if you are able to volunteer. Thank you!
6th ELA
We have started our study of our final anchor text of the year, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry​. Students will also be reading a range of texts about individuals overcoming obstacles. We will be exploring the following essential questions: "What is prejudice? How do people demonstrate courage? How can courage help to overcome prejudice?".
 
7th ELA
We have started our final anchor text of the year: The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm.​ Students will be exploring the concept of heroism from various vantage points. We will be exploring the following essential questions: "How am I a hero? How necessary is the heroic archetype when defining a hero? Why is reflection and revision essential to improving my writing and my confidence in my writing?". Students will be completing daily checks for understanding through reading quizzes--encourage your student to keep up with their assigned reading!  
 
8th ELA
We are continuing our year-long study of Perspectives and diving into our 4th Unit: Community and Connections. This week, we are starting the anchor text, 145th Street Short Stories and exploring the essential questions: "How am I impacted by my community? How can I impact my community?". 
Mr. Richardson will not be returning for SY 18 - 19 effective immediately. Mr. Nash who has been serving as the long-term teacher replacement will continue throughout the end of the school year

7th and 8th Social Studies--Nash/McMullen
8th grade is finishing their unit assessment on westward expansion this week and beginning the next unit on the resulting factors that lead to the outbreak of the Civil War on Monday, May 7.
 
7th grade is finishing their unit assessment on ancient Greece this week by writing an essay on citizenship in a democracy. Next week they will be beginning their final unit on ancient Rome.
 
7th Grade (Evans):
7th Grade will continue their study on Ancient Rome.  We will look specifically at what the accomplishments and weaknesses of the Roman Republic were. Students will also predict what may have led to the downfall of the Republic by analyzing a secondary source about Rome to write a critique of Rome’s hierarc
Box Tops
Now's the time to send these little guys in. Tell grandma and friends and neighbors to clip and save -- each one is worth 10 cents cash! There's a collection can in the office.
Fundraisers to Support Eliot-Hine

French Toast - uniforms; enter code for our school to get donation back 

Lands' End - uniforms; enter Preferred School number 900183518 (you can look it up, too) to get donation back

Amazon Smile - if you shop at Amazon.com, access the site through smile.amazon.com and select Eliot-Hine PTO as your charity.  Amazon donates .5% to your charity of choice for eligible items, which doesn't sound like much, but we earn over $100/year with this program.  Getting out-of-town family to sign up is easy, too.

Boxtops - if you see a pink Boxtop symbol on your cereal or snackbars or ziploc bags, cut it out and turn it in to the Main Office.  We get $0.10 for every Boxtop when we turn them in twice a year.
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