I hope you are enjoying a fantastic summer filled with exciting memories with your loved ones. My hope is also that your family is relaxing, recharging and preparing to start an amazing new school year at Leckie! It is with great pleasure that I officially welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year.
Students in Kindergarten through Eighth grades first day of school is Monday, August 30, 2021. Leckie’s PreK scholars will begin September 1, 2021.
We know that there are many questions regarding this new school year as we welcome all students back to in-person learning. Packets were emailed and mailed for you to review at your leisure. Our teachers are currently working and creating lesson plans to ensure students will be presented with learning opportunities that will allow them to thrive and grow.
We are happy to announce new uniform colors for the new year! We want our scholars to feel pride while walking the halls as Leckie Learners and Leaders. We look forward to seeing you and your scholar in the new school year!
At Leckie Education Campus, the safety of our scholars and staff is a top priority. Leckie Education Campus is aware of a troubling post that has been shared widely on social media this week referring to a threat to school safety " for every school in the country". We have made our security team aware that they are to be extra vigilant during this time. DCPS/MPD School Resource Team have communicated with our school security officers to ensure we are all alert, safe, and prepared. We will continue to monitor the situation and communicate with parents accordingly.
DC's will host EdFest this Saturday Dec 11th. Parents and students will have the chance to visit and learn more about schools across the district. Register today to join Leckie staff for a morning of Q&A about our school and vision for the future.
Hello Leckie Families,
As communicated by the Chancellor and Mayor Bowser's office all DCPS schools will participate in randomized COVID Testing to keep our students safe. Parents who would not like their child to participate in Random COVID Testing can opt out using the following form. Please return forms to the front office.
Digital copies of the form can be found here: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=7kagKk6zM0qSt5md8rwKMkfo66lT97lIgUo_rSe38VhUQ0w3MklZWEoyNE5BN0UzSUVQNDlFQ0RXQy4u
I am Niyeka Wilson, your principal. We work to ensure the academic growth that our students are capable of and deserve. I am confident that our caring, compassionate, and skilled teachers serving our children we will help our students to soar. We have ambitious goals and a strategic plan to get us there.
As we grow into a full fledge Education Campus (Grades PreK-8th), DCPS has aligned our curriculum to ensure our students rigorous engagement guided by Common Core Standards for College and Career Readiness in both reading and math. At Leckie we cherish and maximize every minute of the school day by spending 120 minutes on literacy instruction and at least 90 minutes or more for math every day. Our students are enriched in special areas receiving Spanish, music, physical education, art and library/media classes. We believe in both working hard and playing hard, which is why our students have a wide variety of after-school offerings including soccer, cheerleading, basketball, chess, Boy and Girl Scouts as well as mentors from the Joint Base Anacostia- Bolling.
I know we all want the best for our children and want them happy and successful in school and prepared for a fulfilling career. What are your dreams and expectations for your child? Whatever they are, elementary school is the foundation. This is where their skills in reading and math are established.
I know I can count on you to support the instructional program by:
Checking your child’s agenda nightly. Look at our new Family Curriculum Guide (See "State Standards" under "Academics") Making sure your child reads each night; have him/her read it aloud to you if necessary. Making sure your child takes the Accelerated Reader quiz for that book. (See Library Media Center) Making sure your child has daily opportunities to use ST Math at home. (See Library Media Center)
With school staff and parents working collaboratively, we will see all of our children develop into strong academicians, who will someday, serve their county well.