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From the Principal's Desk 4/10/23

Greetings Ellington Community,

I hope all is well with you and happy Easter to those of you who celebrate.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the PARCC Pep Rally a success last

week for our 9th and 10th graders. The PARCC testing window for DESA will

be from April 25 to May 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please note that

some students will begin testing on April 11 to April 14th (*Students testing

earlier have already been notified and made aware).

In preparation for the PARCC Exam, all 9th and 10th-grade students will need

to turn in their Surface Go devices between Thursday, April 13, and Friday,

April 14. Please see the flyer below for additional details and instructions.

We have a busy week ahead of us once students return to school on Tuesday! First, we have Animal Farm the stage play on April 12, 13, 14, and 15. We hope you can join us to watch the Theatre Department's theatrical adaptation of the classic novel. The Visual Arts Student Exhibition opens on April 14, giving the community an opportunity to view the outstanding works of our underclassmen. Then we have Jazz City on April 28, which will be a performance and celebration in honor of Duke Ellington's 124th Birthday! Flyers with more details on each of these events are provided below. Visit our Box Office to purchase tickets!


Ellington Parents/caregivers, We understand if you are surveyed out but please complete this DC government survey about emotional and mental health supports for students at our school: *This survey is anonymous and will provide valuable information about students levels of stress and wellness needs.


Welcome to Ms. Faustina Sam, our new PCT representative. Her email address

is Please refer all COVID-19-related questions and emails to Ms. Sam.


Save the dates – Next Workshop:

Workshop #5, April 12th - 7 p.m. - Borrowed Money


No School for Students/PD/Records Day - April 10 (End of Term 3)

Spring Break (No school for students or teachers) - April 17 - 21

That's it for now! Thank you for your attention to the details below! See you next week!


Sandi M. Logan

Principal / Head of School

For the full From the Principal's Desk message, please click here.


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