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From the Principal's Desk 4/3/23

Greetings Ellington Community,

This week is Amnesty Week! We encourage all students to use this time to

their advantage and make sure that any missing assignments are completed

and submitted. Not only is this an opportunity to finish off the term strong, but

it's also an excellent opportunity to practice your time management skills and

make sure that your arts and academics are properly balanced. This month is

going to be busy and having all of your work submitted on time is essential.

We are pleased to announce several upcoming events at DESA! On April

6, the public is invited to join us for a free Chamber Music Concert. On April

12, 13, 14, and 15 the Theatre Department presents Animal Farm, a theatrical adaptation of the classic novel.

Then, the Visual Arts Student Exhibition opens on April 14, giving the community an opportunity to view the outstanding works of our underclassmen. Flyers with more details on each of these events are provided below. We hope to see you all there!

Please note that we will be having a Fire Drill and an Emergency Evacuation drill this week. While we can't give the exact date, please review the safety instructions below for the Emergency Evacuation drill so you can know what to expect.


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


  • Amnesty Week for Term 3 - April 3 - April 7

  • End of Term 3 - April 10

  • No School for Students/PD/Records Day - April 10

  • Spring Break (No school for students or teachers) - April 18 - 21

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


Sandi M. Logan

Principal / Head of School

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


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