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June 2018 Newsletter


DCSRN Awarded $20,000 from

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

DCSRN is very proud  to announce the recent award of a $20,000 grant from the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation. This funding will go towards funding one parent advocate for the 2018-19 HQSC, which helps families navigate the DC public school lottery process. Thank you to the Marriott Foundation for their continued generosity and belief in the power of DCSRN's work! 

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Meet Sharon Lemons, DCSRN Parent 

A high quality education has always been the top priority for Ward 7 mom Sharon Lemons and her rising ninth-grader Johnae. But as a first time lottery participant, Sharon quickly found the process to be overwhelming and confusing as she searched for a school that matched Johnae's needs. Her DCSRN parent advocate proved to be an invaluable asset, and helped Sharon find a program that would challenge her daughter academically, as well as provide her with engaging extracurriculars that she wanted.  

Read Sharon's full story →



Parent Listening

Stop Summer Slide!

Keep learning up even though school is out! Build on the learning that happened during the school year and prevent "summer slide," where students stop practicing skills over the summer months and end up losing what they learned. Access online learning resources, check out your school's website, and learn tips and tricks to make sure your child is ready to succeed.     

Have questions about staying in touch with your new school over the summer? Contact DCSRN to get support.  

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