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November 2021
2022 DC Teacher of the Year
Dominique Foster, PK-4 teacher at Ward 7’s Friendship Blow Pierce campus was recognized as the 2022 DC Teacher of the Year! Ms. Foster’s PK-4 scholars begin their A typical day in Ms. Foster’s classroom begins with mindfulness practices via meditation, where she guides scholars to release negative energy and embrace positive thoughts. Following meditation, scholars engage in mini-physical exercises that simultaneously prepare them for the lesson of the day or the “Big Idea!” as it’s fondly known in their classroom. Ms. Foster instills in each of her scholars that they are unique and although their young, their voice is a powerful tool. She was embraced by loved ones, colleagues, Mayor Bowser, and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education for her surprise celebration, but it is no secret that this award was well-deserved!

Congratulations Dominique Foster, we’re proud of you and wish you well as you represent Washington, D.C. for the 2022 National Teacher of the Year Award.
Opt-Out information & Weekly Covid Testing

Covid Testing and Consent Opt-Out
All Friendship scholars are now eligible to be tested weekly for Covid-19 unless a parent/guardian completes and signs this opt-out form.
Accessing Test Results
Friendship Public Charter School will continue to test students and adults weekly. Recently, Friendship collaborated with BD to utilize the BD Veritor™ Plus System. The BD Veritor™ Plus System offers Friendship the tools needed to conduct rapid antigen testing for respiratory infections. The BD Veritor™ Plus System also provides real time notifications to parents/guardians on the results of their child’s test results.

Please look for an email from for your student’s results.
Virtual Parent Town Hall - October 7, 2021

If you missed our Virtual Parent Town Hall: Operating through the Era of Covid-19 last month, you can access the presentation here.

For more information regarding Covid-19 and Friendship’s School Safety Resources, please visit our website.
District-Wide Math Fair
Congratulations are in order as we highlight our finalists and winners of the first-ever Friendship District-Wide Math Fair hosted last week by Middle School Deputy Director, Ashley Royal. 

Great job to every scholar who participated in the campus math fairs, we’re excited to witness the evolution of the event in the coming years!
Reminders & Announcements
Something to Say?

Share your “Glows and Grows” with us. Did a teacher or other team member go above and beyond? Are you especially grateful to a student or family member? Do you have a suggestion or lesson learned? Need school-based resources? Let us know! All comments and questions are welcome. Call 202.281.1777 or email
Friendship Public Charter School
1400 1st Street NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001