APS Community Engagement Opportunities – August 2022

Dear Friends of APS:
As we wrap up summer school, welcome the return of all teachers next week, and prepare to launch the new school year on Aug. 29, we want to thank you for your interest and valuable support. Public education is strengthened with the engagement and support of the community.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Now Accepting Applications for School Board Advisory Councils for the 2022-23 School Year. Provide input and feedback on the instructional and support programs, facilities, and operations of Arlington Public Schools. The School Board values input from parents and members of the community as part of the APS decision-making process on operations, teaching and learning, and student support. Click here for more information.

Th. Aug. 18       School Board Meeting: Academic Performance Update; Information on School Board 2022-23 Priorities
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Th. Sept. 8        School Board Meeting: Start of School Update; Action on School Board 2022-23 Priorities
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Arlington Community Events:

Arlington County’s Missing Middle Housing Study team is seeking input from the community on the draft framework for expanding housing options in the County. Learn more and share your thoughts here. Translated versions of the online form: English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic, Mongolian

Tu. Aug. 9         Arlington PFLAG in-person pot-luck picnic. RSVP and bring your family and friends
6:30 p.m.          RSVP to arl.pflag@gmail.com, Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd.

Fri & Sat           Free Movies Under the Stars! hosted by the Columbia Pike Partnership thru Aug. 27
Start 8+ p.m.     RSVP here

Th. Aug. 11       The Art of Mindfulness Summer Series at Mason Square – an outdoor painting workshop!
5 – 6:30 p.m.     RSVP here. George Mason University Arlington Campus, 3351 Fairfax Drive, 22201

Th. Aug. 11       Jewish Arlington: 1900-1940, hosted by the Arlington Historical Society
7:00 p.m.          Marymount University Main Campus or RSVP by 8/10 for Zoom link

Sat. Aug. 13      ¡Viva Cultura! Festival celebrates Latino history and culture through live music, folk dance, art, and street food.
10 am – 5 pm   Gateway Park, 1300 Langston Blvd. 22209

Aug 17-21        Arlington County Fair returns with funnel cake, frozen treats, live performances, animals, rides, exhibits, and other attractions.
Hours vary       Free admission, but rides are ticketed. Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 Second St. S. 22204

Th. Aug. 25       7th annual Northern Virginia Regional Elected Leaders Summit, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce
8 – 10 a.m.        RSVP by Aug. 18, George Mason University, Arlington campus

Arlington County/Curative COVID-19 testing kiosk at Sequoia Plaza (2100 S. Washington Blvd, behind Human Services Bldg.) Appointments at curative.com. Free COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5–11 years old – accompanied by a parent/guardian. COVID-19 Info Line 703-228-7999.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage to learn more about engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Note:  To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, use the auto-translation feature at the top of the page to select preferred language.

Visit www.apsva.us/Engage to learn more about engagement opportunities, School Board calendar, Arlington County’s Engage calendar.

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS