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Published on Sunday, January 12, 2014

My School DC LogoWhich school will your child call My School?

For this coming school year (2014-15), DC Public Schools (DCPS) and participating public charter schools have a common application and lottery. Visit to find everything you need to learn and apply, or come to one of the information sessions listed below. The application closes Feb. 3 for grades 9-12 and March 3 for grades PK3-8.

Please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336 or email for additional information.

A personal remembrance of Dr. King and a career in the CIA

Published on Thursday, January 9, 2014

Iosborne2n his celebrated 2012 memoir, Black Man in the CIA, Leutrell Osborne Sr. mentions meeting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Oslo, Norway at the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony in December 1964 when the Intelligence Officer was stationed in the Scandinavian city. What else is there to learn about this special occasion?

Osborne, the first African American CIA Case Officer to serve in a management capacity, worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 27 years. In a career that took him to more than 30 countries, he delivered exemplary service as a Counter Intelligence Officer supervising CIA agents, spies and other assets.

Published on Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Riot1Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination on April 4, 1968 sparked riots in more than 100 U.S. cities. The nation's capital saw some of the most extensive violence and destruction.

On April 5, President Lyndon Johnson dispatched nearly 13,000 federal troops to assist the Metropolitan Police Department. When the disturbance had ended on April 13, there were 12 people dead, 1,097 injuries, nearly 6,000 arrests and approximately 1,200 burned-out buildings.

Learn a new crochet project, just in time for Christmas.

Published on Monday, November 18, 2013

Woman crochetingOur resident crochet expert, Mrs. Darlene, is going to be teaching a special Mother/Daughter Christmas project.

All ages, and experience levels are welcome.

You'll need to bring an 'I' or 'J' needle for each person.

You'll also need a ball of yarn (Christmas colored, or any other color you like).

Come in and create something unique, learn a new craft, and spend time with your loved ones.

Join us on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9:30 to 12 p.m. Drop in anytime.

Look How I Dance

Published on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Euro1Are you interested in dancing?

Parents and children, you do not want to miss this opportunity for fun and dance.

Look How I Dance is an interactive performance where children will learn about the elements of dance and have an opportunity to use dance moves in a short story. Children, ages 4 to 8, and adults are invited to attend this 30-minute program. The dances will focus on customs from Finland.

Activities begin on Monday, Nov. 4, at 10:30 a.m.  See you there!

Published on Thursday, September 12, 2013

whale2Children and youth, do you like plays or wish to see one in production?

You do not want to miss a drama production by one of the community's most talented seniors, Kelly-Marie Berry.  Ms. Berry, a retired playwright and college professor who taught theater and drama classes, gained notoriety in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1970s when she launched Danse Uhuru, a multicultural entertainment program for young people. Baku; or How To Save A Whale's Tale is Ms. Kelly's latest production -- a children's story about how to save a whale. 

A Book Club for Girls, Grades 4 through 6

Published on Wednesday, September 11, 2013

girlbookclub4Children's book clubs are important. According to experts, they offer kids a way to share experiences, discuss challenging ideas and more. Participants often can increase their language skills. Overall, book clubs promote literacy, comprehension, vocabulary and social interaction, as well as encourage lifelong learning through the practice of reading.

Children's book clubs are also fun!

Girls -- ages 9 through 11 or grades 4 through 6 -- are you interested? You do not want to miss this opportunity to join "The Reading Divas" book club.   

Published on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

People chvegan1oose a vegetarian lifestye for various reasons. Scientific research reveals that vegetarian diets help prevent cadiovascular diseases and contribute to weight maintenance.

Aside from a healthier life, some people want to do their part in preserving the earth, saving animals, and more. 

What do vegetarians eat? Are there different types? Is this way of life costly? If you desire basic information, you do not want to miss the documentary Vegucated, a sociological and adventurous film that covers the life of three meat-loving New Yorkers that agree to become vegans for six weeks. 

What Is There to Know?

Published on Monday, July 8, 2013

homebuying1A home is an investment.

Many financial experts content that a house is typically the biggest and most expensive purchase consumers will make. Accordingly, first-time homebuyers need to be familiar with a series of matters.

Some of the finer points include but are not limited to qualifying for a mortgage, shopping for a home, downpayment and the closing process. 

If you are in the market for the first time, you do not want to miss this presentation by a certified home mortgage consultant about the advantages of buying, new rules governing mortgage lending practies that protect consumers, special homeownership grants, understanding what you can afford and more.

Published on Friday, July 5, 2013

Are you 18 years old or younger?  If so, The DC Free Summer Meals Program is for you.

The federal nutritional program -- targeted at children and teenagers -- is funded under the auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture and is administered through the D.C. Office of the Superintendent of Education. A typical lunch consists of a sandwich, milk, a fruit and a salad.

The progam begins on Monday July 8 and ends on Friday, Aug. 16. Lunch will be served from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. No registration is required.

Turn up for a free a meal and hopefully borrow books or attend a variety of planned summer activities.

See you starting July 8!