On Feb. 8, the Garrison Elementary School PTA announced Open House events and 'Drop-in Days' for the public to learn more about the historic Logan Circle, U Street area public school in NW, which was recently spared from closure by DC Public Schools.
Targeting prospective parents, friends, and neighbors, they thanked everyone for their support over the past few months and years. William Lloyd Garrison Elementary was one of 20 schools on Chancellor Kaya Henderson's unpopular closure and consolidation plan for June.
PTA President Ann McLeod reminded DC citizens of the DCPS school Lottery season approaching and about opportunities for children to attend the reinvented Garrison's pre-school (PS), pre-kindergarten (PK) and Out-of Boundaries (OOB) programs.
'As you know, it's DCPS PS/PK/OOB lottery season! It was great to meet those of you who have already stopped by Garrison at one of our open houses.
'Due to high demand, we are pleased to announce we have added additional opportunities to learn more about Garrison. Open Houses are scheduled:
Tuesday, Feb 19 at 7:30 a.m.
'(yes, 7:30 a.m....hey, you don't have to miss work!)'
Saturday, Feb 23 at 9:00 a.m.
'(yes, Saturday....hey, you don't have to miss work!)'
New Drop-in Days are scheduled:
Tuesday, Feb 12 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb 13 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb 14 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
A Drop-In Day is when prospective parents can visit Garrison School and see it in action, as their schedules permit. During these times, staff will be available to talk about the school and escort visitors to observe a classroom while class is in session.
Four other schools also had their scheduled closures reversed, modified or postponed, but for other reasons.
Examiner followed Garrison PTA as it raised community issues, issued a formal press release and 'wielded an arsenal of support' to remain open to serve the public as it has for 150 years.
Garrison PTA President Ann McLeod wishes all parents in DC “a stress-free lottery!”