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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Inspired Teaching School Events

Please see message from school below:


We are proud to share with you the news of a few upcoming special events at the Inspired Teaching School. We hope to host two very successful events that engage our community, empower our student body, and help us build the future of our school. Please find more information regarding our events below, and as always, we welcome attendance and/or participation from our community.

Inspired Teaching School will host the first of our three "Learning Showcases" of the school year. These events are (student-led) exhibitions of the work our wonderful students have been engaged in throughout the first trimester of this school year. There will be a Learning Showcase at the end of each trimester.

We will be holding our first recruitment open house of the school year from 10AM-11:30AM. Many families have already signed up to attend and learn more about our school's unique character and offerings.

As always, we are committed to encouraging our families to be considerate when parking, and we also urge them to be respectful in all interactions in and around our fine neighborhood. Please know that ensuring a respectful presence is one of our key goals. 

Inspired Teaching School Staff

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Reminder SMD Meeting Tonight

Please join me from 7-9 pm at Inspired Teaching School (200 Douglas Street NE) for our 5E10 SMD Meeting.  

Monday, November 2, 2015

Edgewood Recreation and Park Development

Please see the information for the upcoming meeting and contact information on how you can share your thoughts and ideas.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Free Movie


--Special Halloween Movie on October 30--


WHAT:            On the last Friday of October, guests and residents will be invited to the Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market to enjoy “Dinner and a Movie”.  The featured movie to celebrate Halloween will be Edward Scissorhands. Participating restaurants will feature special promotions while a free outdoor movie is shown beginning at dusk. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair. All guests will receive a free bag of popcorn provided by Monroe Street Market.


                        Restaurant Dinner Deals:

-Halsa: take 15% off your dinner check

-Potbelly: free cookie or drink with purchase of entree

-Brookland Pint: 10% off any entree purchase


WHEN:            October 30

·      Edward Scissorhands



WHERE:          The Arts Walk at Monroe Street Market

716 Monroe Street, NE in Washington, DC

(Bottom of the Arts Walk near the metro)




NOTE:             For more information about the event, visit




Friday, October 2, 2015

October Community Cleanup -- tomorrow!

Dear neighbors:

You're cordially invited to join tomorrow's monthly Edgewood Cleanup! Meet in front of the Rec. Center (3rd and Evarts NE) -- Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 AM -- rain or shine! Free refreshments for volunteers.

This month's cleanup is again joined by Edgewood's own Beacon House. This local nonprofit serves local at-risk youth through sports (football!) programs at the Rec. Center, homework assistance, mentoring, nutritious meals, and more. We hope you can join too!

The cleanup is sponsored by the Friends of Edgewood, with special help from the Beacon House children's charity this month. It starts here the first Saturday of every month, and we provide bags, gloves, and snacks. All are welcome to meet friendly neighbors, clear litter from our community, and stay informed. If you can't make it, tidying outside your house helps too. Questions? Ask cleanup founder and local government representative THANKS, and see you around!

Friends of Edgewood Recreation Center, Inc., 501(c)(3)
DC Office of the Clean City Partners & DPR Community Garden Park Partners

P.S. -- Our first two outdoor movie screenings -- The Princess Bride, and Jurassic Park, as determined by YOUR VOTES! -- were popular community events, where the Met Branch Trail goes past the Rhode Island Ave. shopping center. Both were preceded by short films about other DC nonprofits' great work.
**SAVE the date for this year's final movie -- BEETLEJUICE! Thursday, October 22 at 7:30 PM by the Met Branch Trail pedestrian bridge.**

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Reminder SMD 5E10 Meeting TONIGHT

I wanted to send out a reminder about tonight's SMD meeting from 7-9 p.m. at Inspired Teaching School (200 Douglas Street NE).  We have a lot on the agenda including DPR update about the Edgewood Recreation Center and update from MRP about the RIA Shopping Center redevelopment.  Please join in the discussion so your opinions/thoughts and ideas can be heard and shared.

Friday, September 4, 2015

AARP Foundation Announces A Celebration of Service on September 11



AARP Foundation will be packing over 1 million meals next Friday on the National Mall and we would love to be included in your daybook. The meals will be distributed to struggling seniors, first responders, and veterans. D.C. has one of the highest rates of seniors living in poverty, with 13.4 percent of all households in the area considered food insecure. 


Volunteers are encouraged to participate and join members from the community, government, local universities, non-profits, and members of the armed services to pay tribute to the service commitment that is now such an important part of September 11th.


People can sign up to participate and learn more at:


Thank you,




Ashley Edokpayi
AARP | Media Relations Associate
601 E Street N.W. | Washington, DC 20004

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