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Mayor Bowser to Join 5,000 Students and Family Members at EdFEST 2018, DC’s Annual Public School Fair

Friday, December 7, 2018
More Than 200 DCPS and Public Charter Schools will Host Informational Booths to Help Families Learn about the Wide-Array of DC’s PK3-12 Options

(Washington, DC) – On Saturday, December 8, at 12 pm, Mayor Muriel Bowser and District of Columbia education leaders will showcase more than 200 DC public and public charter schools at EdFEST 2018, DC’s annual public school informational fair. Approximately 5,000 students, family members, and other guests are expected to attend.

EdFEST is a showcase of schools where families can talk to representatives from every DC Public School (DCPS) and public charter school across the District and get help finding the best educational fit for their child. Families may also take advantage of information on critical services and fun activities including:

  • Lottery application information and guidance from the My School DC team.
  • Flu shots for adults and immunization and dental screenings for children, administered through the District Department of Health and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
  • Recreational activities for all ages by the DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), including information about DPR Fun Days, Winter and Spring Break Camps, and Cooperative Play.
  • Story time with DC Public Library as well as library card registration and sign-ups for the Books from Birth program.

Interpretation is available in American Sign Language, Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French throughout the day.

For more information, visit www.myschooldc.org/events/edfest.

WHEN:
Saturday, December 8, at 12 pm
EdFEST hours are 11 am - 3 pm

WHO:

Mayor Muriel Bowser
Paul Kihn, Deputy Mayor for Education
Hanseul Kang, State Superintendent, Office of the State Superintendent
Dr. Amanda Alexander, Interim Chancellor, District of Columbia Public Schools
Scott Pearson, Executive Director, DC Public Charter School Board

WHERE:

DC Armory
2001 East Capitol Street, SE
*Closest Metro: Stadium Armory Metro Station*

Press interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP to press@dc.gov.