Welcome Events

New and returning ABES families for the 2017-18 school year, please join us for the welcome events below!

New PreK Parent Orientation, Wednesday, May 17, 5-6 PM, ABES Library

Come meet the early childhood coordinator and ask questions about next year.

Welcome BBQ and Carnival, Saturday, May 20, 11 AM-2 PM, ABES Playground Area

Mix and mingle with current families, and enjoy carnival games hosted by City Year volunteers.

ABES Night at the Ballpark, May 25, 4:05 PM, Washington Nationals Stadium

Enjoy a baseball game with current and incoming ABES families. Tickets courtesy of Washington Nationals. Sign up in the school lobby.

PTA Meeting, Tuesday, June 6, 6-7 PM, ABES Library

PreK Summer Play Date, Sunday, June 25, 10 AM-12 PM, SW Lot (across the street from the Waterfront metro)

PreK Summer Play Date, Tuesday, July 25, 2-3 PM, ABES Playground



School Enrollment

Office hours for enrollment are 9-11 AM and 4-6 PM Monday through Friday.  You may call Ms. Cureton at 202-724-4867 if you have questions about enrollment.  Please see https://dcps.dc.gov/node/1229066 for the packet of necessary enrollment forms.

Afterschool Enrollment

When you enroll at Amidon-Bowen, ask Ms. Cureton for your child’s ID to register for Afterschool. Wait 2-3 days after enrolling, and then starting on May 1st, 2017, enroll your child in the Afterschool program by following the links and prompts at https://dcps.dc.gov/afterschool. You MUST register your child for Afterschool for your child to participate, there are limited spots, and it is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  Afterschool is available from the end of the school day to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.


A limited number of uniforms are available for families who need them. You may visit the school office and request uniforms in your child’s size.