MLK Day of Service Laundry Drive

Support Stokes Equity Team’s Laundry Drive by donating laundry detergent, fabric softener, and/or dryer sheets to House of Ruth. Drop off at Stokes Brookland campus Monday, January 18th, between 11am and 2pm. While there, participate in the PTA’s book swap (drop off your used books or pick up new to you books) for the PTA’s Read-a-thon.

You can also donate using the House of Ruth Amazon Wish List or by sending items directly to: House of Ruth 621 10th Street NE Washington, DC 20002.

Stokes Basketball Game and March Madness Contest

Pass, dribble, shoot.

Join us for the Annual French v Spanish Basketball Game.
Date: Friday April 5th, 6 pm
Location: East End Gym

Admission: $5 (under 3 FREE) – Buy Tickets

We need players and volunteers! French and Spanish team players must be registered by Tuesday, March 19.

Sign up to display your athletic prowess or otherwise assist for the Big Game.

Show your support by wearing your team colors!

Bragging Rights

Join Stokes Brookland PTA in some fun (and fundraising) for March Madness! 

Stokes staff and families are invited to play a March Madness bracket competition. Fill out a bracket on ESPN.com at this link for the Men’s Tournament and this link for the Women’s Tournament. 

The password for both brackets is “stokes”. Brackets open on Sunday, March 17th and you’ve got to pick quickly before the games begin! 

There’s a suggested donation of $5 per bracket (you can play up to three brackets), and money will be collected in Ms. Julia’s office, at the April PTA meeting and through the PTA’s PayPal account (send funds to stokespta@gmail.com through your app). Funds will be deposited into the general PTA account, financing such things as Staff Appreciation Week, study tour donations and playground renovations. 

If you are one of our bracket winners, you will get bragging rights plus a trophy declaring you are the Oracle of Oakview which you may PROUDLY take home or display in the Stokes trophy display case in the hallway. Each of our Oracles of Oakview will also win a $25 gift card from Brookland Pint (which is a great local bar and restaurant to watch the games with friends). AND one of you, to be determined randomly, will win access to the coveted parking space up next to the front door for the whole month of May, giving you special drive up Oakview Terrace privileges if you are a family member and the best parking in town if you are a staff member. 

Have fun!

Playground Design Charrette

Hosted by the PTA

The PTA will be hosting the Playground Design Charrette on Wednesday, September 5, from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM in the multi-purpose room.

The Playground designer, Nancy Striniste of Early Space, will lead an interactive session with the goal of getting as much community input on the design of the new playground as possible. Participants will brainstorm together and develop goals for the space. The charrette will include opportunities for participants to see a variety of outdoor learning spaces, to learn about current research on the value of time outdoors, to explore their own childhood memories, and to come to consensus on their goals for the space. The charrette will also include time to talk with teachers about ways to include students in the project through as many phases of design and build as possible.

This  meeting will be a bit longer than our regular PTA meetings but we’ll have food and childcare will be available ($5 suggested donation).

DATE:
Wednesday, September 5

TIME:
Arrive by 5:45 for a pre-meeting mingle. Meeting will run from 6-8pm

LOCATION:
Multi-purpose room

AGENDA:

  • Brief introduction of PTA executive board and discussion of board vacancies
  • Discussion of new playground design

PLEASE NOTE: Discussion of all other topics will be postponed until the first full regular PTA meeting Oct. 3 (all PTA meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month during the school year)