March 2017




DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

March Key Communicator Newsletter


Dear Key Communicators,

There are only two days left for you to register your school for the March Lottery! We are serving more schools now than ever before which means more opportunities for your students. This is thanks to our generous member organizations who provide tickets and transportation for your trips for free!

Opportunities featured in this email include:
  • How To: March Lottery Sign-Ups
  • AHFES Event Features
  • NEW! March Lottery events: AFI Silver Theatre
  • NEW! March Lottery events: Pulitzer Center 
  • Free PD opportunities: Imagination Stage and Washington Bach Consort
  • Open registration for field-trips! Register Today
Schools will be notified next week of their lottery assignments so be on the lookout for your reservations. Thanks so much and happy spring!

All best,
The DC Collaborative Team
AHFES Spring Lottery

View our AHFES Online Catalog and make your lottery requests on our website. The DC Collaborative team is currently updating the Lottery Info for this Spring.

Reminder- Participating Schools Must:
Return the School Partnership Agreement to or mail to:
DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative
975 F Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20004
Spring Lottery Features
Check out the events below!

Library of Congress: Echoes of the Great War

Kreeger Museum
"Making of Architecture" (Grade 6-8)
4/04/17, 4/18/17, 5/02/17 and 5/16/17

Library of Congress
"Tour: Echoes of the Great War" (Grade 9-12) 
  5/25/17, 6/8/17

National Building Museum
"Designing for Disaster" (Grade 6-12)
5/9/2017, 5/25/2017

Washington Bach Consort
"Wunderkind Projekt" (Grade 4)
4/10/17 and 4/11/17

AFI Silver Theatre Presents  
Screenings of "Hidden Figures" 
and "Queen of Katwe"
NEW for the March Lottery! 

Screening of "Hidden Figures" 
(Grade 6-12)
Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonĂ¡e)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. 
Dates: 5/8/17, 5/9/17, 5/10/17, 5/11/17, 5/12/17

Screening of "Queen of Katwe" 
(Grade 6-12) 
"Queen of Katwe" is based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion.
Dates: 5/15/17, 5/17/17, 5/18/17
Pulitzer Center Presents  
Everyday DC: A Photography Project Examining Representation of DC
NEW for the March Lottery!
Teachers: Attend the opening reception TONIGHT and then take your students on the 28th! 

Pulitzer Center invites you for an opening reception of the Everyday DC exhibition at the Southwest Arts Club on the evening of Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
"Everyday DC," a photography exhibition on view at the Southwest Arts Club in Washington D.C., from March 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017

AHFES Field Trip Event
What images come to mind when you think of Washington, D.C.? How does media representation of the District compare with the everyday experiences of youth in the DC?  Students will explore these questions as part of an interactive workshop at the Everyday DC exhibition now on view at the Southwest Arts Club.  This field trip will introduce students to the exhibition, teach strategies for analyzing photography, explore curation and photography composition skills and ultimately lead to a final project that asks students to reflect on how they would visualize their everyday realities in DC. 

Date:  Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time(s): 10:00 AM and 12:30PM
AHFES Field-trips Available!
Open Registration
There are still plenty of spaces left that are FREE (including transportation ant tickets) for your school. 
Register today! | Tickets are first come first serve

Gala Hispanic Theatre
"Seneca: Raton de Biblioteca/ The Library Mouse" (Grade K-6)

Washington Bach Consort
The Wunderkind Project

4/4/17 (Grades 6-12: In-School Visit Included) at 12:10pm

4/10/17 (Grade 4: In-School Visit Included) at 10:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.
4/11/17 (Grade 4: In-School Visit Included) at 10:15 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.

A Goldberg Variation
3/13/17 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
3/14/17 at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
3/15/17 at 12:00 p.m.

Professional Development 
Opportunities for Teachers 
2 New Free Workshops!

Imagination Stage  Presents
This PD will explore the themes of the play Oyeme based on the stories of refugee youth and provide hands on activities that teachers and community leaders can bring back to their students.
Date : March 20, 2016
Time : 6PM-7:30PM
Location : Sacred Heart School, 
1625 Park Rd NW Washington DC 2001
Max participants:  30
Grades: All grades are welcome *recommended for middle school and high school*

Washington Bach Consort  Presents
You are invited to participate in a focus group providing valuable feedback that will help the Washington Bach Consort shape & improve their educational programming! 
The first five people to sign up will automatically receive $20 art supplies gift cards! Participants will also automatically win a free bus and free tickets to a Goldberg Variations performance March 13, 14, or 15, 2017!
Date:  Thursday March 16  
Time:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location:  DC Collaborative Offices
923 F Street, NW Ste. 303 (3rd Floor)
Washington, DC 20004


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Media Update

The DC Collaborative Media Release will need to be distributed with all permission slips for field trips and for in-school residencies. Spanish version HERE.


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More Opportunities for More Students
Would you be willing to help with fundraising for the Arts and Humanities for Every Student program at your School? If your school can provide funds to offset transportation costs, we  can reach more students at more schools! We will still provide experiences at no cost to the schools a large majority of the time but if your school has the resources, it can help us reach others who do not. Indicate if you are able to provide reimbursements on your School Partnership Agreement or email
for more information.

Schools can also help in other ways!
  • Write a letter of Support Template Here
  • Get the PTA involved by asking them to sign up for our email list.
  • Participate in the DC Collaborative StoryBank Blog by emailing us!
  • Join and recruit individual members. Email us for more information.