Van Ness Elementary School



Check out current Volunteer Opportunities! Have an idea for a new project? Let us know!

DCPS requires that all in-school volunteers pass a full background clearance. This includes receiving a TB test within the previous 12 months and completing fingerprinting. Once your clearance is completed, it is valid for 2 years. Learn more here.


We value your participation at school meetings and events!

Check our calendar at the menu link above for upcoming events, fundraisers, and give back nights.

You can also quickly and easily participate in store give backs. Click on the button below!


The PTO raises funds to support our teachers and school. Every donation--no matter how big or small--helps us realize Van Ness's vision of excellence. We are a 501c3, so your donation is tax deductible.

If you'd like to make your donation recurring or you'd like your donation to be earmarked for a specific purpose, contact the Van Ness PTO.

Periodically, the school is in need of items for classrooms or events. We will post those request here as they arise.

The school is ALWAYS in need of sanitizing wipes for work surfaces, pencils, and dry erase markers. You can bring these items to the front office.

Have a different item you think the school could use? Let us know.


Thank you to our 2019-2020 Partners and Supporters!

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