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KIPP’s Webb Campus: Middle school enrollment open houses

KIPP DC’s Webb campus – also known as Northeast Academy –  is opening a middle school in Summer 2014 and is enrolling 5th and 6th graders for the 2014-15 school year beginning December 16. Open houses coming up at 1375 Mount Olivet Road NE are:

December 17th – 5:30-6:30pm

January 21st – 5:30 – 6:30pm

February 11th – 5:30-6:30pm

KIPP Summer 2014 Enrollment Flyer

5th Annual Webb-Wheatley After School Fundraiser: September 20

Photo by Jaime S. Fearer

For the past 4 years, local business Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club has raised funds to support Webb-Wheatley’s after school programs. The after school programming serves over 200 students, grades K through 6, and is run by Catrice Simpson.

The funds raised make it possible to engage our youth in positive and productive activities and projects, like a play adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, a Halloween party with MPD, the creation of a yearbook by and for the students, kites for “high-flying kite day,” fashion and talent shows with prizes, field trips, and a host of other art and craft supplies that create teaching and learning opportunities for the kids in Ms. Simpson’s program.

This year’s fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, September 20, 6:00-9:00 pm at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, 1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE. Jimmy V’s will offer 3 free drink tickets to each person donating $20 or more.

For those unable to attend, please consider donating via TNA’s dedicated PayPal link. For those who prefer to donate by credit card in advance of the fundraiser, you can donate via PayPal and bring your receipt to the door:

(TNA serves as the fiduciary agent for the fundraiser – by raising funds through TNA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Jimmy Valentine’s and TNA are able to buy and directly donate items as and when needed by Ms. Simpson. This means 100% of the money raised goes to the after school programming.)

Webb E.S. fire is under investigation

As you likely know by now, Webb E.S. suffered a 2-alarm fire late Monday evening. The fire is under investigation, and early reports indicate that the building was not secure.

We have been pressuring the Department of General services over the past few months to increase the transparency of Webb’s property disposition. At this time, we do not know what the future of the building or the property will be; we have reached out to Councilmember McDuffie and will update you as new information becomes available.

Rather than attempt to paraphrase the coverage already out there, we will update the links below as we get them (please share any you’ve come across in the comments):

Your testimony needed ASAP on Webb E.S. surplus property

Webb Elementary School

Webb Elementary, Mt. Olivet Road, Washington, DC. Photo by rllayman on Flickr.

***UPDATE: DGS has extended the dealine for testimony to Friday, June 15, at 5:00 pm. Please send your written testimony to Brian Hanlon, Acting Director of DC Department of General Services, at my.dgs@dc.gov, cc’ing Althea O. Holford, Realty Specialist, at althea.holford@dc.gov.***

Though it appears that a good majority of the community was unaware, the Department of General Services (DGS) held another public meeting on the disposition of Webb E.S. as a surplus property.

Webb was taken off the February public meeting agenda at the last minute, and DGS conducted an analysis of the property to identify whether or not it was suitable for a District agency use. Ultimately, such a use was not identified, and DGS held another meeting on May 17 to explain why the school is being surplused, to explain what the next steps are in the disposition process, and to solicit input from the community. You can review the presentation slides from that meeting here.

TNA was not notified of the May 17 meeting – when we found out about it this week, we contacted DGS for more information. We received  the presentation slides and confirmation that the public record is open until Monday, June 11. We have requested a week extension to this deadline, and will update this post if that extension is granted.

In the meantime, please submit your written testimony, which will be added to the record of the public hearing, by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 11 to Brian Hanlon, Acting Director of DC Department of General Services, at my.dgs@dc.gov, cc’ing Althea O. Holford, Realty Specialist, at althea.holford@dc.gov.

Public meeting on proposed surplus of Webb E.S. property: February 27

Department of General Services

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS REGARDING

SURPLUS RESOLUTIONS PURSUANT TO D.C. OFFICIAL CODE 10-801

Webb Elementary School

Webb Elementary, Mt. Olivet Road, Washington, DC. Photo by rllayman on Flickr.

The District will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed surplus of the following District properties. The date, time and location shall be as follows:

Properties:
Parcel No: 01410047 at 1375 Mount Olivet Road, (“Webb School Building”)
Parcel No: 01600045 at 820 26th Street NE, (“Young School Building”)
Date:
Monday, February 27, 2012
Time:
6:00 p.m.
Location:
Trinidad Recreation Center
1310 Childress Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Contact:
Althea O. Holford, Real Estate Specialist
Department of General Services
202.478.2428 or althea.holford@dc.gov

Jimmy Valentine’s 6th Annual Fundraiser for Youth: Thursday, October 3

For the past 5 years, local business Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club has raised funds to support Webb-Wheatley’s after school programs. The funds raised have made it possible to engage our youth in positive and productive activities and projects, like a play adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, a Halloween party with MPD, the creation of a yearbook by and for the students, kites for “high-flying kite day,” fashion and talent shows with prizes, field trips, and a host of other art and craft supplies that create teaching and learning opportunities.

JVLHC Fundraiser 6

This year’s fundraiser will benefit youth activities throughout the community, and it is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 6:00-9:00 pm at Jimmy Valentine’s Lonely Hearts Club, 1103 Bladensburg Rd. NE. Jimmy V’s will offer 3 free drink tickets to each person donating $20 or more.

We’ll be able to accept cash and checks (and, we hope, credit cards) at the door. Checks can be made payable to Trinidad Neighborhood Association, with “JVLHC Fundraiser 6” in the memo.

For those unable to attend, please consider donating via TNA’s dedicated PayPal link. For those who prefer to donate by credit card in advance of the fundraiser, you can donate via PayPal and bring your receipt to the door:

TNA serves as the fiduciary agent for the fundraiser – by raising funds through TNA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Jimmy Valentine’s and TNA are able to buy and directly donate items as and when needed. This means 100% of the money raised benefits the kids in our neighborhood.

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, June 25

Please join us on June 25 at Trinidad Rec Center!

**UPDATED flyer below – additional guests include Tree House Lounge and Holy Name Catholic Church.**

This month representatives from EDENS (the folks behind the new Union Market) will present details of the proposed Gateway Market & Residences project, which will be located at the corner of 4th St. and Florida Ave. NE. We’ll also have updates from MPD-5D and neighborhood ANCs. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements! After this meeting, we’ll be on summer break for July and August and will meet again on September 24.

A few additional updates to share:

TNA June 2013 meeting notice_UPDATED

TNA monthly community meeting: Tuesday, January 22

Please join us on January 22 at Joe Cole Rec Center!

Happy New Year! This month KIPP DC will share their plans to redevelop the Webb School, Bardo Brewpub reps will discuss their proposed new business on Bladensburg Road, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center will bring us up to speed on their community outreach. We’ll also have updates from neighborhood ANCs and MPD-5D. As always, we’d love to hear your community announcements!

TNA jan 2013 meeting notice

TNA community meeting: Tuesday, July 24

Please join us on July 24th at the Joe Cole Recreation Center!

Councilmember McDuffie’s office and DGS will discuss the recent fire at Webb E.S. and inform the community of the next steps with regard to the damage and the disposition process.

Mike Goodno from DDOT will share a bike lane proposal for West Virginia Avenue NE [pdf] The major change required to install the bicycle lanes per this draft plan would be the removal of the parking lane on the Gallaudet University side of the road. Removing this parking lane would create the necessary 10’ of roadway width to install a 5’ bicycle lane on each side of the road.

February 2012 events in Trinidad

Thursday, February 2nd  

ADVISORY NEIGHBORHOOD COMMISSION 5B MONTHLY MEETING

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Community Room, 5th District Police Station, 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE

Agenda: Presentations by medical marijuana cultivation center applicants with proposed facilities in 5B

Made up of the residents of the neighborhoods that are directly affected by government action, the ANC is the body of government with the closest official ties to the people in a neighborhood. ANC 5B meets the 1st Thursday of the month

Saturday, February 4th

GALLERY OPENING RECEPTIONS

6:00 – 8:00 pm, 1300 block of Florida Ave. NE

Connor Contemporary Art and G Fine Art will host opening night receptions for new exhibits with the artists in attendance. If you haven’t visited Trinidad’s art galleries, this is a great opportunity.

Wednesday, February 15th  

HEARING ON DISPOSITION OF 5 PROPERTIES IN TRINIDAD

6:00 pm, DHCD 1st Floor Conference Room, 1800 Martin Luther King Ave. SE

DC Department of Housing and Community Development is holding this public hearing in order to assure that citizens are informed about the selling of the properties (1214 Staples St. NE, 1214 Montello Ave. NE, 1612 Montello Ave. NE, 1663 Montello Ave. NE & 1259 Holbrook Ter. NE) to Horizon Hill Ventures LLC, and to ensure that all citizens have the opportunity to present publicly their views concerning such sale. More information at DHCD.dc.gov.

Thursday, February 16th

POLICE SERVICE AREA 506 MEETING

7:00 pm, Community Room, 5th District Police Station, 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE

Agenda: First meeting since realignment of PSAs will gauge interest for scheduling of future meetings

PSA officials work with area residents to address & resolve concerns to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods.

Tuesday, February 21st

WARD 5 OVERSIGHT ROUNDTABLE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS & PROGRAMS

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Turkey Thicket Recreation Center, 1100 Michigan Ave. NE

The public oversight roundtable has two purposes: to allow the District government witnesses to inform Ward 5 residents about the economic development projects and programs occurring in their neighborhoods and to provide an opportunity for Ward 5 residents to testify on economic development matters and recommend areas for improvement.  To register to testify contact Priscilla McIver, Administrative Assistant to the Committee of the Whole, at (202) 724-8196 or pford@dccouncil.us  by February 20th

Thursday, February 23rd

5th DISTRICT CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Fifth District Station, 1805 Bladensburg Rd. NE

Will include meeting of all the 5th District PSAs
The CAC is an advisory panel in each police district that provides the District Commander with information and recommendations from the community on public safety problems and police service needs. All Fifth District residents are invited to the monthly CAC meeting.

Monday, February 27th

HEARING ON THE DISPOSITION OF THE OLD WEBB SCHOOL BUILDING

6:00 pm, Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St. NE

The District will conduct a public hearing to receive public comments on the proposed surplus of the former Webb School Building (1374 Mt. Olivet Rd.) and the former Young School Building (820 26th St. NE)

Tuesday, February 28th

TRINIDAD NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION GENERAL MEETING

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Trinidad Recreation Center, 1310 Childress St. NE

Agenda: Meet new board members and hear about TNA’s plans for 2012, how you can get involved and what we all can do to improve the quality of life in Trinidad.

Stay informed about the efforts of the Trinidad Neighborhood Association and happenings in the neighborhood.

Join the Trinidad-DC email list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TrinidadDC/

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