GGA Newsletter – January 2020

MLK Day of Service

What a joy it was to have so many enthusiastic children and adults come out to our event on the MLK Day of Service. 88 volunteers packed over 10,000 meals and made over 150 care packages . The meals have been picked up by the Capital Area Food Bank and the care packages were delivered to So Others Might Eat. Thank you to WGirls, Palantir Tech, and CHCI for volunteering as groups.A special shoutout is extended to Miss District of Columbia’s Outstanding Teen, Kiana Kelly-Futch for volunteering with us.
Our next community event is the #FITDC Her Story 5K walk/run on March 7, 2020 to honor Women’s History Month. The race begins at Freedom Plaza and we would love for you to join us! Please email us if you would like to participate!

The My School DC Lottery closes soon!

My School DC tutorial video!

Year One Instructional Priorities

As a new school, we are prioritizing what we have identified from five years of feedback from families and community members:
  • We will know our students academically and social-emotionally.
  • We will establish a culture for learning with parent and student input.
  • We will assess learning in diverse ways to meet student need.
  • We will communicate regularly and transparently with families.

Families Are Our Partners

“Educators need to tear down the artificial wall between schools and parents”
~The Merrow Report
We sought family feedback when we started the application writing process in 2015 and continue to seek input and feedback from families. It is both appreciated and expected that your voice is at the table in making decisions.
Here are some ways for you to be involved right now:
~ Follow us on Social Media @GirlsGlobalDC and like our posts.
Attend our service events and volunteer beside your student.
Participate on our hiring panels for staff members.
Weigh in on what social-emotional skills we should prioritize for year one.
Distribute flyers/posters to get the word out about Girls Global.
Join our steering committee to guide engineering and business pathways.
Make a suggestion on how you would like to be involved!

The Girls' School Advantage: By the Numbers

“I was really lucky because I went to an all-girl school and that single sex education really helped me because I really learned to bond with women and to not compete with or compare myself as much because we were all allowed to be ourselves and be unique and kind of have our unique strengths. But I always felt like my value was much more in my intellect than it was in my appearance, and so that’s what I spent time cultivating .
 ~Actress, Kerry Washington
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