It is likely that DC Public School (DCPS) will revert back to remote learning, because of the highly contagious Omicron variant, when they reopen after the holiday break on January 4, 2022.
In September 2021 your generous support in response to our Little by Little Campaign appeal to support our intensified training program for UPO Foster Grandparents in computer literacy and social-emotional development, helped to fund our training program through December 2021.
At that time we had 25 Foster Grandparents fully trained mentoring children who need the most help with social-emotional skills, math, reading, and physical development. We now have 25 more Foster Grandparents fully trained ready to mentor 2nd to 6th grade students, most likely remotely, when school reopens in January.
Our goal is for 50 more Foster Grandparents to be trained during the next 6 months, thus further increasing the number of socio-economically disadvantaged children we serve. Foster Grandparents, as always, are ready to help teachers and their students. Since there will be an increase in remote learning in the classroom to overcome the impact of the Omicron variant, our volunteers need to be prepared. They will greatly benefit from intensified training in computer literacy and social-emotional development.
Your continued generous support of the UPO Foster Grandparent Program will help us meet our current project goal of $5,800 to cover the cost of training at least 25 more Foster Grandparents in the first quarter of 2022. This will strengthen the impact on students attaining increased academic achievement and closing early literacy and social-emotional development gaps.
Your donation made by December 31 will give you an additional tax deduction for 2021. We wish you a Healthy and Happy New Year.