Hope, Strength, and Solidarity: Creative Minds Stands with the Peaceful Protesters

June 2, 2020

Dear Creative Minds Community: Today, and over the last week, we are witnessing a cry of pain. This pain arises from centuries of systemic violence against black men, women, and children and is most recently amplified by the brutal murder of George Floyd. There is great pain, too, in the murders of others like Eric […]

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Press Release: Creative Minds Launches Innovative Free-Meals Delivery Program

May 1, 2020

Free-Meals Program Is First of Its Kind in Washington, DC NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 1, 2020 Contact: Margaret Ward Director of Grants and Development (202) 588-0370 x124 To provide its families with crucial food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, Creative Minds International, a public charter school in Washington, DC, serving students in […]

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School Year Ending May 29

April 17, 2020

April 17, 2020: Today Mayor Bowser announced that schools in Washington, DC, will continue with remote learning through the end of the school year and that the last day of school has been moved to May 29. Creative Minds is following this directive. Our last day of school for 2019–20 will be Friday, May 29. […]

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Comidas gratuitas para niños de Creative Minds Families

April 8, 2020

Creative Minds se ha asociado con Genuine Foods para ofrecer comidas gratuitas a nuestros estudiantes y a otros niños en sus hogares, durante la emergencia de salud pública de COVID-19. Las comidas se entregarán “sin contacto” a los hogares de los miembros de la comunidad una vez por semana, a partir del miércoles 15 de […]

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Free Meals for Children of Creative Minds Families

April 8, 2020

Creative Minds is partnering with Genuine Foods to offer free meals to our students, and any other children in their households, during the COVID-19 public-health emergency. Meals will be “touchlessly” delivered to community members’ homes once a week, beginning Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Registration, in writing, is required. Please read our FAQs for more information: […]

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Letter from Chuck: Promoting Reading and Writing Skills and Celebrating Literacy

February 27, 2020

As we prepare for what promises to be a very fun Literacy Night, on March 5, I’ve been thinking about how we promote literacy learning among Creative Minds students of all ages. When we talk about literacy, we’re talking about the many skills involved in reading and writing. But how do we nurture a lifelong […]

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Kindergarten Teacher Liz Rosenberg Coauthors Article on Thinking Routines

February 25, 2020

We’re #CMIProud of Creative Minds kindergarten teacher Liz Rosenberg for coauthoring “Teaching Kindergarteners Critical Thinking Skills,” an article from Next Generation Learning Challenges. Ms. Rosenberg recently participated in the Deeper Learning Cohort at Two Rivers Public Charter School, where she and other educators from across Washington, DC, explored critical thinking and problem solving and learned […]

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Literacy Night Spells Fun for Our Community

February 22, 2020

At Creative Minds International Public Charter School, we’re gearing up for Literacy Night and all the fun it spells for our community. This evening of literacy learning, on March 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., is for students of every age and their families. We’ll feature traditional word games, such as crossword puzzles and […]

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Nayamka Long Named to Principal Advisory Council

February 14, 2020

Congratulations to Nayamka Long, Creative Minds chief academic officer, on being selected for the 2020 Superintendent’s Principal Advisory Council with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. She’s joining other school leaders to share insights, suggestions, and feedback on OSSE policies and resources, with a focus on special education and literacy. Nayamka was a […]

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Letter from Chuck: Growth and a Promising 2020–21

February 13, 2020

Dear Creative Minds Community: We recently sent surveys to our teaching staff and asked them to share their thoughts on working at Creative Minds and the culture of our school. One of the survey questions asked, “Are you planning to return to Creative Minds next year?” I’m delighted to say that a majority of both […]

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