Dorothy I Height Community Academy Public Charter Schools

Amos 5 Early Childhood Students Help Make Dr. King’s Dream a Reality

 

 

In celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the Amos 5 Early Childhood Department held its annual “Making the Dream…A Reality” assembly on January 20. Each PreK-3 to Kindergarten class presented a song or a poem in honor of this beloved historical hero. Supporters of the early childhood students and those wishing to honor the memory of Dr. King packed the Eckstine-Ellington Theatre and enthusiastically applauded the presentations.

Additional CAPCS Open Houses Scheduled

An evening open house has been scheduled at each CAPCS campus on Thursday, January 29, for the convenience of families who find it difficult to attend a morning open house. You’ll hear from school leaders, talk to teachers and staff, have your questions answered, and visit a classroom or afterschool program. Below is the schedule for the upcoming open houses. Come and see what CAPCS can do for your child.

Amos 1: Thursday, January 29, 4:30 – 6 pm;
Monday, February 2, 9 am - 12 pm

Amos 2: Thursday, January 29, 5:30 – 7 pm ;
Tuesday, February 3, 9 am – 12 pm Flyer

Amos 5: Thursday, January 29, 5 – 6:30 pm;
Wednesday, February 4, 9 am – 12 pm

Adult English Language Course for CAPCS’ ELL Families

A course offering English language instruction is being offered to ELL parents and guardians from all campuses. The course will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Amos 1 campus beginning on February 2nd and ending on May 28th. The course will cover speaking, reading, writing and listening at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Our ELL students are making solid progress in their English language acquisition. This course will enable parents to better support their children’s efforts. Sign-up sheets are available at the concierge desk at every campus or from members of the ESL team.

Adult English Language Course for CAPCS’ ELL Families

A course offering English language instruction is being offered to ELL parents and guardians from all campuses. The course will be held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Amos 1 campus beginning on February 2nd and ending on May 28th. The course will cover speaking, reading, writing and listening at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Our ELL students are making solid progress in their English language acquisition. This course will enable parents to better support their children’s efforts. Sign-up sheets are available at the concierge desk at every campus or from members of the ESL team.

Amos 2 Kicks Off 2015 with Firefighter Mike

Firefighter Mike was the special guest at Amos 2’s first school-wide Morning Meeting of the new year on Monday, January 5! He talked about how to prevent fires and what to do if a fire breaks out. Firefighter Mike explained to students how firefighters are community helpers and how they can be too. He also described the function of several parts of a firefighter’s uniform and how it protects them and helps them fight fires.

 

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.

CAPCS Receives 7-year Re-accreditation

The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools has fully re-accredited CAPCS’ schools as a whole until 2021 under its new Excellence by Design system-wide accreditation process. That includes Amos 1, Amos 2, Amos 5 and CAPCS Online. CAPCS is the first system in Washington, DC to receive this accreditation. Previously, schools were accredited individually. The re-accreditation process includes an extensive and in-depth self-study requiring input from school leaders, teachers, parents and students. A volunteer team of Middle States educators then conducts an on-site peer review in which they observe school operations and interview various stakeholders. The new protocol is designed to align with the improvement and strategic planning requirements of state and federal agencies. In announcing the schools re-accredited under this more holistic approach, Middle States commended those who had taken this extra step “towards ensuring high quality education for all of their students.”

CAPCS Open Houses in February

Come learn about what a CAPCS education offers its students at our Open Houses which will be held at each CAPCS campus in February. The open house program will include an opportunity for parents to see our teachers and students in action as well as meet school leaders.  Open houses will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following dates:
Amos 1:         February 2
Amos 2:         February 3
Amos 5:         February 4  

 

Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you believe that every child can learn? Will you commit to seeing that every child will achieve? If so, you are the type of educator CAPCS is seeking. We are still accepting applications for Elementary, Special Education and English Language Learners and Spanish teachers for the 2014-2015 school year. There also are a limited number of Teacher’s Assistant positions available. Candidates interested in substitute positions also are welcome.  Click here for more information on qualifications and how to submit an application.

 

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