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ATTENTION Rising 6th Grader Families:

GW Open House for Rising 6th Grade Parents/Caregivers Jan 12 is cancelled. The final date for these makeup sessions are: Mar 9, 9:00-10:30am.

Dear JH Families,


Happy Wednesday!


What a blast celebrating Kindness spirit week, the 100th day of school, and Valentine’s Day! 


Wednesday Weekly Kudos! Introducing the Wednesday Weekly Kudos! Kudos to all our parents who volunteered in classrooms for Valentine’s Day, helping to coordinate arts and crafts, treats, parties, and more. Kudos to PTA VP Jen Palute and parent volunteer Kate Bartholomay for bringing the rejuvenator cart - Valentine’s Day edition -  to all our teachers and staff!  Kudos to parent volunteers Michelle Schell and Michele Hong for teaching second graders and kindergarteners about Lunar New Year and the Year of the Dragon. Another kudos to Michelle Schell for organizing the restaurant night fundraiser at Chipotle. Kudos to the 5th grade team for a fantastic field trip in honor of Black History Month to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. 5th graders had a blast! Kudos to the Middle School team for holding a fantastic awards ceremony for the kiddos! Pictures of all these activities can be found here!


If you have kudos you would like to share in the Wednesday Update, please email 


Our February PTA Meeting is on 2/29 at 7 PM.  If you have any speakers you would like to nominate to present at the PTA meeting, please email us at


Parent Square and Power School Bootcamp: The school is hosting a Parent Square and Power School boot camp today from 10 am to 4 PM.  More info here


Rising K Orientation: Calling all rising JH kinders! Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School will be hosting a kindergarten orientation for rising families on February 29th at 1 PM.  Please contact Ms. Monroe at the front office if you have any questions! (703) 706-4400


Yearbooks are on sale! Get one today here

Upcoming Dates: 

2/29: Rising Kinder Orientation at 1 PM

2/29: PTA Meeting at 7 PM

3/13: Mental health workshop - Parenting Skills


Have a great week and as always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.


Sujata Mitra

President, Jefferson-Houston PTA

5th and 2nd grade parent

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