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PARCC Testing Begins March 31

Our annual assessment testing for students in grades 3rd – 8th begins on Tuesday, March 31. This is the first year that CAPCS will be using the PARCC Performance Based Assessment. It replaces the DC-CAS assessment that had been used for a number of years. The English/Language portion of the PARCC will be given on Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2. The mathematics portion will be given on Wednesday, April 8 and Thursday, April 9. This test is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their mastery of learning standards and show what they have learned over the year. Parents are asked to be sure that their children attend school on these days and that they arrive well rested and relaxed.

Art from Amos 1 Students in National Cherry Blossom Festival Exhibit

Artwork by several Amos 1 students is being showcased at the Pepco Edison Place Gallery as part of the 2015 National Cherry Blossom Festival. The gallery is located at 702 8th Street, NW. The exhibition will run through Friday, April 17th. Stop by and admire the talent of our wonderful students.

Amos 5’s STEM S.I.S.T.E.R Club Visits the White House

Members of Amos 5’s Students Interested in Science, Technology, Engineer, Reading (S.I.S.T.E.R) club had a special treat on March 19 when they visited the White House in honor of Women’s History Month.  Their 45-minute tour  of the executive mansion included seeing President Obama and the opportunity to pet the two First Family dogs.  When the girls returned to school they wrote about their experience at the White House.  Here’s what they had to say .  

Shakira Glover (5th) said, “It was amazing and it also was the best fieldtrip I ever took…There were a lot of police officers and guards also the White House was really big and there were lots of pictures of the old Presidents.”

Katherine Melgar(5th) commented, “My other favorite part of the White House was when we all went to see the family dining room.  I also liked the chandeliers that they have in every room and in the hallway…I am very thankful for going on the awesome trip.”

Nikaya Ransome(3rd )  wrote, “My favorite part of the White House is when I saw the dog, Bow.  I counted 29 bald eagles, I saw the President and I saw the rooms.  I really like the White House a lot.

Finally, Sydnei Redd (3rd ) proudly mentioned that “When I looked at the President, he smiled at me.  I like how the President laughs.

March 13 is Digital Learning Day – Tune in To See CAPCS in Action

CAPCS is joining schools across the country in participating in Digital Learning Day on March 13 to showcase how digital learning is being integrated into our classroom instruction. We will be streaming live all day on our CAPCS Connect UStream channel showing selected classrooms from every campus. Go to the following link to watch and be impressed with what CAPCS students are doing.

“Shades of Brown” at Amos 2

On February 26, 2015, Amos 2 Celebrated the Art, Media and Movement for its multicultural celebration for February. This year’s program was called "Shades of Brown" and it was designed to recognize and celebrate the diversity represented in our school and community. As part of the celebration, children made baskets with Ms. Gonzalez to represent American Indian Culture. Those attending, including parents, sampled international foods and learned more about different cultures.

Dr. Seuss Rolls into Amos 2

March is Read Across America Month and the students and staff at Amos 2 got it off to a rollicking start on March 3 when PreK-4 TA Ms. Denise Rhoan rolled into the auditorium in costume carrying a plate of Green Eggs and Ham as PreK Teacher Ms. Adia Harris read the famous story to the delight of the students. As Sam-I-Am came to do, the children loved Green Eggs and Ham.


Amos 1 Fathers and Daughters Take the Floor

It was a lucky Friday the 13th for fathers and daughters at Amos 1 as they danced and partied at the Father and Daughter dance. Everyone had a great time. Check out these photos at here

CAPCS Is Live on Facebook

CAPCS has launched its Facebook page and we hope you’ll “like” us and visit it often. We’re letting the world know about all the great things that are happening at our schools, what’s coming up and any breaking news such as school closures. Encourage your family and friends to become part of our Facebook community. Click here to go to the page or look for the Facebook icon elsewhere on this page or on the campus pages. Let’s see how many people we can get to “like “us.

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