Eliot-Hine Middle School PTO Weekly Newsletter
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Basketball Fever Fundraiser:  
The PTO is planning a silent auction that will be held during the May 10 Basketball Fever Fundraiser.  If you have auction items you'd like to donate or know businesses to contact for donations, please contact Suzanne Wells at

Calendar Updates

Wednesday April 25th Capitol Hill IB Community Night at Eastern HS at 6:00pm.
Come hear about the student and teacher perspectives.

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.

The 2018-2019 DCPS Calendar is out! You can download your copy here.

PARCC testing: 8th grade completed their PARCC tests on Friday, April 20th and the afternoon concluded with Rita's Water Ice for students who arrived on time throughout the week. 7th grade will test the week of Monday, April 23rd and 6th grade will test the week of Monday, April 30th. Makeup exams for students who missed any portion of the test will begin Tuesday, April 24th. 


IB Projects: 8th grade parents, please encourage your students to continue work on their IB Community Projects. Students should be completing the action portion of their project. If students need help or have questions, they should speak with their advisor or Ms. Davis. The next 8th grade Parent Meeting on Wednesday, May 16th at 5:30pm 

Eliot-Hine parents: if you are interested in helping our students with their IB Community Projects, please contact Ms. Davis ( We would love for parent volunteers to help with research, gathering sources, and putting together PowerPoints. The parent research buddy date is: Wednesday May 9 3:45-4:45pm​

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an opportunity for middle school students to be recognized for their excellence in scholarship, service to community, and character. Candidates were identified and selected in March. If you have any questions about NJHS eligibility, please reach out to AP Lockhart or Ms. Davis  Candidates must be in the second semester of the 6th grade or in the 7th or 8th grade and meet the following criteria to be eligible for induction into the Eliot-Hine Chapter of NJHS:
-Maintain A's or B's in all classes through the 3rd Advisory
-Complete 10 hours of community service 
-Participate in a school club or activity

NJHS 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! ​(See Attached flyer)


EHMS elected to withdraw from spring sports this year due to staffing concerns. It is too late in the season to start spring sports. Staffing is a priority so making sure we have people for both sports and extra-curriculars is high on our list. However, next year the following sports for EHMS as long as we are able to secure staffing have been confirmed: 
  • Fall- Boys and Girls Soccer, cross country
  • Winter- Girls , Coed Cheerleading, swimming, Indoor track, boys and girls basketball
  • Spring- Boys and girls lacrosse, baseball, outdoor track​


All students must be enrolled for 2018 - 2019 school year by June 15th. Current 6th and 7th grade parents should bring their proof of residency to the EH main office to complete the pre-printed enrollment documents. The main office is open from 8:00am - 5pm. 8th graders should take their proof of residency to our feeder high school (Eastern SHS) The required residency verification guidelines are Attached here.

​Congratulations to the Science Fair winners:

1st Place - Nathaniel McAllister, 8th grade on Air Pressure

2nd Place - Hazel Wartchow, 7th grade on Insulation Investigation 

3rd Place - Janell Ford, 7th grade on Grocery Store Experiment

PTO Nominations:  
Serving on the PTO executive board is an important way to contribute to the Eliot-Hine school community.  The PTO has formed a nominating committee to identify candidates to serve on the PTO executive board for SY2018/2019.  Candidates are being sought for President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Parliamentarian, and Teacher Representatives.  

The nominating committee is made up of Mandrell Birks (, Rasa Campbell (, Brittney DeNeal (, LaTasha Williams-Tolson (, and Suzanne Wells (  

If you are interested in running for any of the PTO executive board positions, please contact one of the nominating committee members by April 16.

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, access the site through 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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