Tag Archives: John Burroughs’ School

Brookland Gets Another Capital Bikeshare Station At 18th And Monroe

We were happy to learn that Brookland got another Capital Bikeshare (CaBi) station at the corner of 18th and Monroe NE near Burroughs School. It seems like a great location, connecting the Metro and 12th Street with those  deeper in our neighborhood and in Woodridge. Time to get a CaBi membership if you don’t have one already.

Vote Now – Help John Burroughs Garden Program Win 20K

You may remember the cute kids in the wonderful John Burroughs Garden Program, who were recently surprised by First Lady Michelle Obama as part of the White House Let’s Move Program. Now the Burroughs program is competing for a $20,000 grant from Seeds of Change, and you can help them win by voting here. You can vote once per calendar day, per entry, until April 18, 2016. It is super easy, no need to register for an account or anything, just put “Burroughs” in the search box to narrow down the results and it takes two clicks. From a community message:

We don’t have a big budget for our garden, but we do have a resourceful, tireless, committed Garden Educator, Karen Davison. She works with teachers to provide STEM focused lessons, using the school garden as a lab and classroom, creating content specific activities for our Preschool through 5th graders. You can help us continue the Burroughs Garden Program by voting for us to get the Seeds of Change Grant. Please vote today and help spread the word.

John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE. Check out the flyer below for more info.

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FLOTUS Visited Brookland Thursday

We were thrilled to find out that America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama visited two locations in Brookland this past Thursday (wish we would have known ahead of time!). She surprised the kids at John Burroughs Elementary School and neighbors Eriks Brolis and Linda Bilsens to promote her ongoing campaign to solve the problem of obesity within a generation. Check  out the video below:

From her Let’s Move! website:

The garden program at John Burroughs started in 2011 through a partnership with the Washington Youth Garden. It has continued to grow to include 10 raised beds for vegetable gardening, two in-ground beds for herbs and pollinator habitat, four courtyard garden beds for the Head Start scholars, as well as a newly planted fruit orchard. During the winter months, students start seeds and continue learning about healthy eating in an indoor garden classroom…While the First Lady was at John Burroughs, she joined the students in helping to prepare for their spring garden by planting cabbage seeds to start growing indoors and separating worms from the compost…For her last stop, the First Lady visited Eriks Brolis and Linda Bilsens who reside in the Brookland neighborhood of DC. Eriks and Linda started their garden in 2013 because they wanted to demonstrate how to live a lifestyle that was sustainable through growing and eating nutritious and delicious food. The garden occupies the entire backyard in the adjacent lot in addition to their own backyard, and the couple and their family maintain and use the garden all year long, helping to feed their family, relatives, and neighbors. The family also uses a compost machine to avoid any waste and ensure healthy nutrients go back into the soil in their garden. Expanding the impact of their garden into the broader community, the family also welcomes community members to their garden, even hosting workshops on various gardening topics. The family gave Mrs. Obama a tour of their garden and showed her their homemade compost sifter in action.

John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE and neighbors Eriks Brolis and Linda Bilsens live on the 900 block of Lawrence NE.

Brookland Outdoor Movie Night Saturday, Showing Shrek

Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group
Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group

One of Brookland’s  favorite summer events, movie nights under the stars, returns Saturday with a showing of Shrek. Show up around sun-down to claim your spot, and the movie will begin around 8 PM. Bringing blankets or lawn chairs, snacks, bug spray and flashlights is always a good idea.

Many thanks to the Menkiti Group for bringing this event to the community for a third summer. The film will be shown at the field at John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE.

Brookland’s Movie Night Under The Stars Returns Thursday With Finding Nemo

Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group
Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group

One of Brookland’s  favorite summer events, movie nights under the stars, returns Thursday with a showing of Finding Nemo. Show up around sun-down to claim your spot, and the movie will begin around 8 PM. Bringing blankets or lawn chairs, snacks, bug spray and flashlights is always a good idea.

Many thanks to the Menkiti Group for bringing this event to the community for a third summer. The film will be shown at the field at John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE.

Outdoor Movie Night Returns Saturday, Now At Burroughs

Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group
Photo courtesy of the Menkiti Group

One of Brookland’s  favorite summer events is back – movie nights under the stars. The first movie night is Saturday, June 20th, at a new venue, John Burroughs Educational Campus.

Show up around sun-down to claim your spot, and the movie, The Incredibles, will begin around 8 PM. Bringing blankets or lawn chairs, snacks, bug spray and flashlights is always a good idea.

Many thanks to the Menkiti Group for bringing this event to the community for a third summer. The field at John Burroughs Educational Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street, NE.

 

John Burroughs Education Campus Playground Ribbon Cutting Scheduled For May 30 Family Day

Brookland is really lucking out with new playgrounds this summer! We spoke with Ursula Higgins, ANC 5B-02 Commissioner about the super cool playground that was recently completed at John Burroughs Education Campus, which resides in her Single Member District. Although the playground looks ready for play, she explained that the sod around the play areas needs to grow to a certain level of maturity so that it takes hold, and can withstand the wear and tear expected. The playground will be open to the school kids and the community following a May 30 playground ribbon cutting, at the school’s Family Day event.  Commissioner Higgins wanted me to make clear that the whole community is invited to the Family Day festivities, which will take place from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm and will feature recognition of individuals who have been involved in John Burroughs academic life and a balloon release.  The only limitations on the playground is that it will be for school use only Monday through Friday until 3:30 pm during the school year and that it is only intended for kids up to 12 years old. That’s too bad for the rest of us – it looks like a super fun playground! I would like to try out that web-rope climbing thing, oh well. John Burroughs Education Campus is located at 1820 Monroe Street NE and is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school that teaches students from preschool through 8th grade.

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