Week of September 25

Picture Day

Picture Day will take place on Thursday, October 5th. Freed Photography will be at Hyde-Addison to take individual student portraits. Class photos will take place later in the year. To order your student’s portraits, please visit www.freedspirit.com as all orders will be done online. A flyer for Freed Photography is attached.

THE GREAT ENVELOPE RACE - Submit by November 6

The 4th annual “Great Envelope Race” is a fundraising effort that last year drew over 332 participants and raised over $18,000 to support our school. This year’s effort, with the theme of “110 years and counting,” will include class prizes -- a cooking class (First), a gardening-related workshop (Second) and a popsicle party (Third).  The PTA will spend over $500 per child by the end of this year and the recommended early donation of $300 per child will help. Still, every donation of at least $1 counts, and we are aiming for 100% participation. Please provide your donation to your child's teacher or to the front office and email kirkmclay@gmail.com if you make an online donation using this link: https://www.paypal.me/hydeaddison

This year contributions will help to pay for school programming, professional development, books for classrooms and the school library, school beautification, curricular enhancements and technology upgrades. Also, your support will help us subsidize the PTA’s scholarship fund (a fund that covers student activity fees, books and enrichment programs for Hyde students in need). We believe that giving to this effort epitomizes the Hyde-Addison philosophy of “Empowering children to lead meaningful and purposeful lives.” Finally, your generous tax-deductible gift will fund needed programs and opportunities for children in our school community. 

Dismissal Changes Deadline of 1:00 PM – Email hyde.addison@dc.gov 

If you need to make any change to your child’s regular dismissal plan, please email hyde.addison@dc.gov by 1:00 PM on the day of the change.  This includes changes involving any Enrichment class or Running Club, switching to a bus at a different time, or not taking a bus one day.  We need to have these changes in writing by email.  Thanks for your cooperation.

American Youth Chorus

Participation in the American Youth Chorus is open for students ages 8-14, in Washington, DC.   The chorus is an after-school musical engagement program that rehearses at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, just two blocks from the Eastern Market Metro, in Southeast, DC. A flyer is attached for more information.

Lunch 

Lunch menus for the month of September are available online. More information regarding nutrition can be found at dcps.dc.gov/food

Hyde @ Meyer Parking

Parking is available to families all day along 11th Street between Clifton Street and Florida Avenue. The space directly in front of Hyde-Addison is reserved for Kiss N’ Ride only between the hours of 8:15-8:40. Please do not park and leave your vehicle unattended there as you may be ticketed. If you park on the opposite side of the street from Hyde, please use the crosswalk at the Clifton St. intersection. Also, please not that U-turning in the middle of is dangerous and illegal. 

Upcoming Events

·       Friday, September 29: School Wide Meeting – Ms. Fletcher’s Class

·       Friday, September 29: Principal’s Chat 9:00 AM - Cafeteria

The new school year is here and every day is a new opportunity for our students to learn and grow. We all have a role to play in ensuring students get to school, ready to learn, and understand that #EveryDayCounts. Go to attendance.dc.gov to learn more.