Five D.C. Charter Schools Invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Contact: Audrey Williams  202-328-2748
Washington, D.C. — The President and First Lady Michelle Obama have invited 250 students from D.C. charter schools to attend this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll on April 25th.  Easter at the White House would not be complete without the famous “egg in the spoon” race and charter school students will be among other children from the D.C. area and across the country in the annual festivities.  The charter schools participating in the Easter Egg Roll are:
1. Achievement Preparatory Academy
2. Appletree Early Learning Public Charter School – Columbia Heights campus
3. Latin American Montessori Bilingual (LAMB)
4. Roots Public Charter School
5. Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School
The D.C. Public Charter School Board recommended the schools based on their progress in increasing student achievement and incorporating programs that promote health and wellness.
The White House Easter Egg Roll is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme “Get Up and Go!”  All of the activities will encourage children to lead healthy and active lives, which is a central part of the First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, a national campaign to combat childhood obesity.
“The students at these schools have worked hard to improve their academic achievement and the White House treat is well deserved,” said Josephine Baker, Executive Director of the D.C. Public Charter School Board.
These five charter schools are among the 52 public charter schools on 93 campuses that the D.C. Public Charter School Board currently oversees.  The schools serve more than 29,000 students living in every ward of the city.  Public charter schools serve approximately 39% of all public school students in Washington, D.C.  Learn more about PCSB at