Stories from Maury. Go deep into daily life at Maury Elementary! Learn more about curriculum, classroom activities, school events, PTA initiatives, and more. Have a topic or story idea you’d like to see in the Maury Messenger? Let us know.

Subscribe to see whenever something new appears from the Maury Messenger.

Dignity Washington Brings Holiday Cheer to Maury

Posted on January 10, 2017 by Maury Messenger

For the sixth year in a row, our very generous friends at Dignity Washington, a Catholic Intentional Community, provided dozens of brightly wrapped presents and two bicycles (!), for families in need of a little extra holiday cheer. Carl Spier and Tom Hardy who live “just around the corner,” and take special interest in Maury, ... Read More

So you want to learn how to code?

Posted on November 17, 2016 by Nhu-An Tran

Last year, Maury students participated in the Hour of Code which aims to show that anyone can learn the basics of coding and encourage broader participation in the field of computer science. But why limit the coding experience to once a year and only for an hour (or a 45-minute Think Tank special)? Under the ... Read More

Baby Benji meets the Grade 4 class for Roots of Empathy.

Meet Our Newest Teachers: Baby Benji, Baby Alex, and Roots of Empathy

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Jean Kohanek

Ms. Rabiah, Instructional Coach at Maury, gives us a peek into this year’s Roots of Empathy Program. “Is Baby Benji coming today?” “When is Baby Alex coming next?” These are two questions I’ll be hearing nonstop now that Roots of Empathy has begun. Our fourth grade students look forward to the day that our Roots ... Read More

Working as a Team: The Essential Guide to APTT

Posted on October 23, 2016 by Jean Kohanek

Grade 2 Teacher Ms. Fox gives us the inside scoop on APTT, and how it improves student learning and benefits the school community. As part of our partnership with the Flamboyan Foundation, Maury is doing a different kind of parent–teacher conference in Grades 2–5: the Academic Parent Teacher Team (APTT) Meeting. (This is the first year for Grade ... Read More

Grade 3 Students Dive Deep Into D.C. History

Posted on October 17, 2016 by Jean Kohanek

You may have heard about some interesting field trips happening at Maury: the Capitol, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Portrait Gallery, coming up in December. When you go to school in Capitol Hill, there’s a lot to see just in your own backyard. As part of the social studies curriculum in Grade ... Read More

Principal’s Book of the Month: October 2016

Posted on October 16, 2016 by Nhu-An Tran

Have You Ever Felt Invisible When You’re Around Other People?  Meet Brian, the invisible boy. Nobody ever seems to notice him or think to include him in their group, game, or birthday party…until, that is, a new kid comes to class. When Justin, the new boy, arrives, Brian is the first to make him feel ... Read More

Let Them Eat $1,225 Worth of Cake: Maury Yard and Bake Sale Recap

Posted on September 27, 2016 by Maury Messenger

The numbers speak for themselves: 244 cookies, 156 muffins, 156 brownies, 96 cupcakes, 60 cake pops, 48 Rice Krispie treats, 5 loaves of bread, 4 pies and 2 coffee cakes. There was something for everyone, ranging from brownies to banana cream pie, all of which Anne McFadden and her dedicated team of power bakers made and sold ... Read More

Joy of Motion Video

Maury Kids Featured on Joy of Motion Video

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Maury Messenger Staff

These students will never be the same. Dance education changes lives. Meet Joy of Motion DC Faculty members Sharon Werth and Maverick Lemons as we take a look behind-the-scenes look at our Motion Express Outreach Program. Then, consider making a contribution to this priceless program here.