April 2012 Newsletter
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April 2012
In this issue
BWS Black History Month Program
Progress Report
Upcoming Events
Volunteer Highlight
Donate Now
Greetings Family and Friends of BWS,
The Bishop Walker School has gotten off to a great start in 2012 and is looking forward to an active and productive Spring season. Since January, the boys have embarked on a host of exciting educational adventures.
Our first grade class built an entire urban neighborhood out of recycled materials in their social studies unit. Most recently, they visited the Tidal Basin to explore the natural wonders of their own city. The kindergarten class has done a great job continuing the BWS recycling program as part of our ongoing environmental education initiative. Our junior-kindergarten class is in the midst of a gardening project and is currently in week one of observing the growth of their radishes, lettuce and peas.
The boys enjoyed an uplifting and inspiring Black History Month where they learned about a number of important historical figures including Louis Armstrong, Ben Carson, Harriet Tubman and Muhammad Ali. They had an opportunity to share what they learned with their families and a record number of our supporters during our Black History Month tribute. We would like to thank everyone who came to support the boys and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events!
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James R. Woody
Executive Director  
BWS Black History Month Program  
Junior-Kindergarten class does parade of heroes 
We would like to thank everyone who came to support our boys during the Black History Month Program. Our boys enjoyed sharing what they learned about important figures in black history through artistic, musical and dramatic expression. This was our best attended Black History Month Program to date and we look forward to having and even larger audience next year. If you missed the program click the following link for a clip from our Harlem Renaissance scene:   
BWS Progress Report  
BWS Kindergarteners
In the years since our inception BWS has accomplished a lot. We have created a 2012 Progress Report so our supporters can get a glimpse of what we have been doing for the last four years. Our Progress Report features information on our program, faculty and staff, activities and our valued funders. Click here to open the 2012 BWS Progress Report. 
Upcoming Events
3rd Annual BWS Book Fair at Politics and Prose Bookstore
Group Reading Exercise
The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys will be holding our 3rd annual fundraising book fair at Politics and Prose Bookstore Saturday, April 21st from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Politics and Prose bookstore is located at 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20008.
We encourage supporters of the Bishop Walker School to come purchase either books for the school or for their personal collection. BWS will receive 20 percent of the day's sales. There will also be a list of the desired titles on hand if supporters would like to donate a specific book.
For inquiries about the fundraising book fair and volunteer opportunities at Politics and Prose Bookstore, contact LaToya Russell at (202) 591-3073 or lrussell@bishopwalkerschool.org.  
BWS Family and Friends Day
BWS Campus
Family and Friends Day will be held at the Bishop Walker School onFriday, May 11th from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This is a day for family, friends and supporters of students attending BWS to visit and learn more about our programs and activities. During Family and Friends Day, we will conduct tours of the facility and give family, friends and the community an opportunity to ask questions about admission, curriculum and school culture. All family, friends and supporters are invited to attend.  
Volunteer Highlight 
Rocket Demonstration
Charles "Charlie" Bolden has been volunteering as a lunch buddy with BWS since 2011. Mr. Bolden is the NASA Administrator and a former NASA Astronaut. He spends time mentoring our boys each month. This year he has taught them about various aspects of science, the solar system and has even done a rocket demonstration. He is a real inspiration to our boys and a model of the type of men we are preparing them to be. BWS thanks Mr. Bolden for his commitment to our students.
Donate Now
The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys is a tuition-free school. We rely on contributions from individuals and foundations to educate our students. When you give, you are not simply making a donation - you are making an investment in the lives of our students.  
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