Miner’s family-support team has been offering a host of services to parents and students, including a recent Positive Discipline Workshop, a party to create “calm down” boxes, first aid/CPR training and a job-readiness session. The school is also participating in Roots of Empathy to teach students emotional literacy and is offering after-school homework assistance for second-fifth-graders through YOUR (Youth Organizations United to Rise) Community Center.
While students were off during the Nov. 4 Records Day, parent volunteers stepped in to keep teachers’ company in the quiet building. They cleaned and organized classrooms and restocked supply cupboards so teachers could get caught up with grading and their backlogs of other tasks.
Busloads of the school’s youngest students journeyed to Sharp’s at Waterford Farm in Howard County, Md., on Nov. 7 for the fall field trip. Preschoolers, kindergarteners and first-graders got to go on a hayride, pet and feed farm animals and pick pumpkins to take home.
Older students are staying busy with Miner’s many after-school clubs and sports, including Lego club, garden club, cheerleading, soccer and basketball.
Miner’s brand-new playground is nearly complete. Gleeful students have been playing on the state-of-the-art equipment for the past month while workers complete the sports field, outdoor classroom and garden features, to be unveiled in mid-December.
Miner Elementary School is located at 601 15th St NE. For more information visit: www.minerelementary.org; [email protected];www.facebook.com/MinerDCPS; twitter.com/minerelementary; www.instagram.com/minerelementaryschool/. – Chad Lorenz.