From: Parker, Zachary (SBOE) <Zachary.Parker@dc.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2020 8:41 AM
Subject: Ward 5 Back-to-School Supplies Giveaway!
I am emailing you with exciting news! I am teaming up with the Ward 5 Education Equity Committee, the McKinley Tech PTO, and my predecessor, Mark Jones, to host the Ward 5 Back-to-School Supplies Giveaway!
The purpose of the event is to provide Ward 5 students school supplies to meaningfully engage in distance or in-person learning this school year. All DCPS and charter school students are eligible to pick up supplies on Friday, September 11th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. via the McKinley Tech parking lot. Neighbors are encouraged to enter McKinley's parking lot via T Street NE and exit via the alleyway to maintain traffic flow. We will have signs to support the flow of traffic. Students picking up supplies in cars will stay in their vehicles for safety purposes; students walking up will retrieve supplies from one of several socially-distant stations. We will have PPE on hand.
Over the next couple of weeks, we are working to fundraise and get the word out about the event. If you or someone you know (or even the Civic Association) is interested in donating, you can contribute here. All donations are tax-deductible (thanks to the McKinley PTO!). Also, if you can share the flyer below via your networks and listservs and encourage your neighbors to pick up supplies on September 11th, that would be great. We want neighbors from all corners of the Ward to benefit from this opportunity.
We are also looking for volunteers. If interested, please let me know. DCPS high school students who volunteer will receive community service hours.
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. Thanks in advance for your support in making this event a success!
Ward 5 Representative
DC State Board of Education