Partnerships

Kimball has partnered with numerous organization to provide positive experiences for their students.

Kimball Parent Teacher Association (PTA)  supports the school by improving communication between the staff and parents, assisting  teachers in the classroom, organizing fundraising activities and advocating before the school board on behalf of Kimball.

Volunteers from the community mentor students and assist teachers in the classroom.

In Praise of DC Schools

Source: July 6, 1968 Evening Star

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Assistant Principal and volunteers. Courtesy Kimball Elementary

AmeriCorps provides support in a variety of ways.

City Year volunteers assist with school activities and events, after school programs and classroom support.

2013 Principal Suriya Douglas and City Year Members

2013 Principal Suriya Douglas and City Year Members Courtesy Suriya Douglas

FoodCorps volunteers help students learn about healthy eating by  gardening and cooking.   Kimball was one of several schools selected by  FoodCorps to participate in the First Lady Michelle Obama’s six annual White House Kitchen Garden planting.

In 2015, FoodCorps and DC Greens helped students create a school garden consisting of fruits, vegetables and herbs.  The students supplemented the produce harvested from the garden with produce from a local farm and sold the items at a school garden market.

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Kimball Students and FoodCorps Service Member with DC Greens Photo used with permission of DCGreens.org

Washington Nationals

In 2007, the Washington Nationals baseball team adopted Kimball as part of their community outreach program. In 2009, the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) organization partnered with the Washington Nationals to hold  a RIF Day at the school and RIF Night at the Washington Nationals Ballpark.  RIF President and CEO Carol Rasco read to second grade students and the students were able to select new books to keep as their own.  Starting players from the school’s baseball team where invited to join the Nationals when they played the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Students also participate in the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy  where, in addition to learning to play baseball and softball, they learn to improve their performance in school and make healthier food choices.

Lands and Waters

Lands and Waters  has worked with the school on a variety of environmental programs.