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Great things are happening at Sela PCS!

We appreciate all families who participated in our first Family School Association (FSA) meeting on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 7:00 pm. Please contact Ms. Shona Maher if you would like to attend the next FSA meeting at

Hebrew Language Acquisition:

Our students are having a blast while acquiring the Hebrew language!

Staff Appreciation Luncheon:

We would like to shout-out one of our Gan Galil parents, Ms. Shana Jones-Mba, for providing a Surprise Appreciation Lunch for all of our staff members on Tuesday, October 6, 2015! Our staff members thoroughly enjoyed it!

KaBOOM Imagination Playground Building Blocks:

During recess, our children are using the KaBOOM Imagination Playground building blocks (even our Pre-K3 students).

Mystery Readers:

We have had the pleasure of having several parents join us as Mystery Readers. Below, please find a picture of Ms. Emmy and Ms. Taylor, two first grade parents.

Sela's Fundraising Programs:

There are many ways in which you can support Sela!

A free, quick, and easy way for you to support the great work that Sela is doing is to register your grocery store loyalty programs to give to our school. It is free to you and each of the stores will give a certain percentage of money you spend at the stores to Sela. It takes about 1 minute to sign up. Once you sign up, the programs do not require you to re-register each school year, so Sela will continue to benefit without any extra effort on your part! Please click here to view all of the fundraising programs. For the Target Take Charge of Education (TCOE) program, please click here.

Get your Sela car magnets now for only $10 each! If you would like to purchase a Sela car magnet, please contact Mr. Flora at

Who to contact…

All staff can be reached via the school phone: 202-670-7352.

  • Instruction: Jenifer Moore,

  • STEM: Holly Seibold,

  • Enrollment: Tiffany Green,

  • Update contact information: Tiffany Green,

  • Attendance: Tiffany Green,

  • School lunch: Sean Flora,

  • Student transportation (Metro): Tiffany Green,

  • Student transportation assistance: Shona Maher,

  • Homeless Liaison: Shona Maher,

  • Family School Association: Shona Maher,

  • Counseling: Kory Bradley,

  • Discipline policies and procedures: Natalie Smith (Arthurs),

  • Special Education: Tiffany Reed,

  • English Language Learners (ELL): Tiffany Reed,

  • Facility: Sean Flora,

  • Arrival/Dismissal procedures: Sean Flora,

  • Volunteering: Tiffany Green,

  • Before and After Care: Valeria Benton,

  • Director of Operations: Sean Flora,

  • Director of Curriculum & Instruction: Jenifer Moore,

  • Head of School: Natalie Smith (Arthurs),

  • Meet our staff by clicking here.

Important Reminders:

Friday, October 9th: No School for Students – Professional Development (PD) day

Monday, October 12th: No School – Columbus Day

Monday, October 19th: Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School for Students)

  • Our 1st Quarter Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Monday October 19th, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm (unless you coordinate another time frame with your child’s teachers). You should be receiving a letter from your child’s teacher today. Please remember to submit your preferences for time frames in which you are available.

October 19th to October 23rd: Our 2nd Annual Scholastic Book Fair will be open all week (at key times)

Thursday, October 29th: Harvest Festival/OSSE Count Day

  • Our 3rd Annual Harvest Festival will take place in the multipurpose room from 9:30 am to 12:45 pm. We are aiming for 100% attendance everyday, but especially on Thursday, October 29th! All students who come to school on time on Thursday, October 29th, will be able to participate in our Harvest Festival (and will earn a “No Uniform” day on Monday, November 2nd)! Officials from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) will be taking attendance in each of our classrooms on Thursday, October 29th, and it is important for your child to be present for our “Count Day.” Click here to see the flyer.

Friday, October 30th: End of Term (Students dismissed at 12:15 pm)

Sela Payments:

  • Please remember to submit Extended Learning and Lunch payments in separate checks.

Arrival/Dismissal Route:

  • This is a friendly reminder to try to drive down First Street, NE, for arrival (from Chillum Place, NE).

  • Pre-K3 parents should still pick up Pre-K3 students at 3:30 from their classrooms. Please try not to come any earlier than 3:30 pm! If you would like their siblings to remain upstairs for dismissal, please contact Mr. Sean Flora at

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