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Fall Athletics and Activities Registration

 

We are excited to offer you the convenience of online registration through FamilyID (www.familyid.com). FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for our programs. Additionally, FamilyID helps us to be more administratively efficient and environmentally responsible.

When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your FamilyID profile. Please keep track of your username and password. You will be able to access your child’s information, making future registrations even easier and quicker.

Registration may be done online from

Monday, August 29, 2016 to Friday, September 2, 2016.

 

If you need assistance registering online, you may come to the Imagine Hope Tolson Library on the following days and times:

 

  • Tuesday, August 30:  4 p.m.– 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 31: 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, September 1: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

New! OSSE Attendance Regulations

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Beginning in school year 2016-17, schools should follow the Office of the State Superintendent of Education’s (OSSE) new attendance regulations below:

  • Absences should be deemed unexcused unless the minor’s parent/ guardian provides the school with a valid excuse within 5 school days upon the minor’s return to school.
  • No minor should be expelled or receive an out-of-school suspension due to an unexcused absence or tardiness.
  • No minor, other than those enrolled in an adult education program, should be unenrolled from the Local School Agency (LEA) due to an unexcused absence or tardiness unless the minor has accumulated 20 or more full school day consecutive unexcused absences.
  • Schools should refer a minor student 5 years of age through 13 years of age to CFSA, no later than 2 business days after the accrual of 10 unexcused full day absences within a school year.
  • Schools should refer a minor student 14 years of age through 17 years of age to the Court Social Services Division of the Superior Court and the Office of the Attorney General no later than 2 business days after the accrual of 15 unexcused full day absences within a school year.
  • Schools have discretion with regard to the referral requirements if a minor student accrues the 10th or 15th unexcused absence, respectively, within the final 10 school days of a school year.

Athletics & Activities Cook-out!

 

The Athletics and Activities Department presents:

The Extracurricular Activity Information

Cook-Out

 Tuesday, August 23, 2016

From 4:30p.m. – 6:30p.m.

 At the Imagine Hope Tolson Library

Join us for an evening of free food and important information about Imagine Hope Tolson’s athletics and activities this Fall season. For those who attend the cookout, early online registration for activities will be available.

 

 

 

Approved by:                                                                           

Athletics and Activities

Imagine Hope Tolson’s

Athletic and Activities Department

When it comes to extra-curricular activities, Imagine Hope Community Charter School – Tolson Campus is a leader among all Washington D.C. public charter schools. Our Athletics and Activities Department’s objective is to engage as many of our students as possible by offering a diversity of quality extra-curricular programs. These programs are designed to not only teach new skills but promote positive character in every student that participates. This past school year, our Athletics and Activities Department offered our students the following 25 extra-curricular activities:

1. Boys Middle School Flag Football
2. Co-Ed Cross Country Running
3. Varsity Cheerleading
4. Pee Wee Cheerleading
5. Co-Ed Chess Club
6. Co-Ed Middle School Cooking Class
7. Co-Ed Woodshop Guild
8. Co-Ed CAPA Club (Drama)
9. Co-Ed Tennis
10. Co-Ed Newspaper and Yearbook Club
11. Co-Ed DC SCORES  (Soccer)
12. Co-Ed Spanish Club
13. Boys Middle School Basketball
14. Girls Middle School Basketball
15. Boys Elementary School Basketball
16. Co-Ed Developmental Baseball
17. Co-Ed Creative Movement Class
18. Girls Science Club
19. Co-Ed Sign Language Class
20. Co-Ed Middle School Developmental Basketball
21. Co-Ed, Elementary School Developmental Basketball
22. Co-Ed, Middle School Soccer
23. Co-Ed Art Club
24. Co-Ed Jewelry and Craft Club
25. Co-Ed Choir

As the Department moves into the 2016-2017 school year, it is committed to always improving the quality of its programs, but also offering more programs to the students of Imagine Hope Tolson. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Knecht, Athletics and Activities Coordinator at (202) 832-7370 or at jason.knecht@imagineschools.org.

FYI: Parents, no students can registered until part 4 of their

District of Columbia Universal Health Certificate is completed.

  *Actives are subject to change

Open House

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Friday
August 12, 2016
12:30pm-4:00pm

Our uniform vendor, Risse Brothers, will be on-site for uniform purchases from 10:00am-2:00pm

      •  Meet teachers, administrators, and other staff.
      • Tour our school and learn about our school culture.

There will be a raffle for new school supplies, uniforms and more!

 

Supply List and Uniform Information

Welcome back Tolson Family!

We are excited to start our 2016-2017 school year and look forward to seeing all of our scholars and their families back at Imagine Hope Tolson! Please find supply lists and uniform information below.

Supply Lists

Uniform Information

The Imagine Hope Community Charter School has a uniform policy. The uniform policy will be strictly enforced. Scholars are expected to come to school everyday dressed in accordance with the uniform policy. The first time a student arrives to school out of uniform, the school will provide the appropriate uniform to that student for the day and the borrowed uniform must be returned back to the school the following day. Repeated infractions will require a parent to bring the student a complete uniform before the student is permitted to class. There are days that the uniform policy is relaxed; when those days arise, you will be notified in writing. The school reserves the right to change the dress code as needed; parents will be notified.

Dress Code:

Elementary School (Grades PreK-3 through 5th):

  • Any color yellow, blue, or green polo
  • Navy or khaki pants & skirts
  • Athletic shoes, sandals with straps on the heel, and boots are permitted. Flip flops, shoes with wheels/rollers, or spurs are not permitted
  • All shirts must reflect the Imagine Hope Community logo.

Middle School (Grades 6th through 8th):

  • White oxford shirts with tie WORN EVERYDAY. Girls may wear the cross bow.
  • All students must purchase a yellow polo (to be worn for field trips only)
  • Navy or khaki pants & skirts
  • Athletic shoes, sandals with straps on the heel, and boots are permitted. Flip flops, shoes with wheels/rollers, or spurs are not permitted.

Uniform materials may be purchased at 5112 Berwyn Road College Park, MD or visit them online at: www.RisseBrothers.com (School Code: HT1477).

Click HERE for the price list.

Hope Helps!

On May 20, 2016, DC SCORES and Classroom Champions students hosted a Community Clean-up & School Garden Day. Students and special guests from the USA Olympic Teams volunteered to clean up the the surrounding school grounds and plant flowers. The rainy weather took a pause, giving our volunteers a wonderful day of community service! Imagine Hope Tolson would like to thank the following sponsors for their dedication and support:

DC SCORES – @DCSCORES
Classroom Champions – @classroomchamps
Champions for Future – @Champs4Future
Steve Mesler – Founder of Classroom Champions @SteveMesler
Rep. Adrian Smith – @RepAdrianSmith
James Cole, Jr. – @EDDepSec

 

Click on the photo below to view our photo gallery.

 

 

 

Summer Reading List!

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

As the 2015-2016 school year draws to a close, we would like to provide you with our Summer Reading List and Reading Log. Did you know that most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills, spelling and reading skills over the summer months? Summer reading and summer reading programs are a great way to prevent “summer-time brain drain”!

Your child should read for a minimum of 30 minutes each day of the summer break. One way to encourage your child to read is to allow him/her the freedom to read books that spark their interests, curiosity and imagination. We have compiled a list of suggested books that we think your child will enjoy reading over the summer months.

Some ways to encourage your child to read, are to allow her/him the freedom to read books that speak to their individual interests and participate in free summer reading programs. You can visit your local library (www.dclibrary.org/kidsummerreading) or Barnes & Noble’s Imagination’s Destination (www.barnesandnoble.com).

Please find our suggested summer reading lists and reading log HERE. As your child reads, please have her/him record the time, title of the book and how many pages were read. Please bring the attached reading log during the first week of school for a certificate of participation and a special prize.

 

Thank you for helping us to continue to emphasize that learning is an exciting life long journey!

 

Happy Reading!

Important Charter Update

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Important Charter Update

Charter Agreement Amendment

Goals and Academic Achievement Expectations*

It is our mission to shape the hearts and minds of our students positively, by providing them with an academically rigorous, content rich curriculum, an environment in which character is modeled and promoted, and a community in which to build positive relationships with others.

Our 10-year charter review was held on February 22, 2016.  The DC Public Charter School Board voted to grant us continuance to operate in the District of Columbia.  At that time, we also re-evaluated our goals and academic achievement expectations and met with our Board of Trustees to determine our next course of action leading into our charter renewal in the 2019-2020 school year.

Next Steps…

We are adopting the Performance Management Framework!

As we refine our instructional program to meet the diverse needs of students, our Board of Trustees voted to adopt the Performance Management Framework (PMF) to serve as our measurement tool for our goals and academic achievement expectations.

 

*Your child should have brought home this notice, please sign this important notice, acknowledging that you are aware that Imagine Hope Community Charter School is in the process of amending our charter agreement by adopting the Performance Management Framework (PMF).  The PMF is designed to measure specific indicators each year to assess the quality of the instructional and organizational program.  This information will be accessible to parents annually through the DC Public Charter School’s website.  We will also hold several parent informational sessions each year to inform you of our PMF status.

DCPL Summer Reading Program

This summer, children, teens and adults are encouraged to discover great books, enjoy fun events all summer long.  Go for the gold just like hometown Olympian Stephen Strasburg and sign up at your local District of Columbia Public Library. For more information on DCPL’s Summer Reading Program and to find your local library, click HERE.