Community Engagement Opportunities – January 2022

Dear Friends of APS:

Happy New Year! Wishing you and your family a healthy start to 2022.

APS is fortunate to have some of the best principals around. Let’s take a moment to thank them as we celebrate Virginia School Principal Week. #ThankAPSPrincipals

Thank you for all you do to support Arlington students.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Th. Jan. 13        Work Session #2 with the Advisory Council on Teaching & Learning
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Jan. 20        School Board Meeting: Recognition of Posse Scholars; Revisions to School Board Policies Early Childhood Preschool Programs & English Learner Services. Update on the Virtual Learning Program; Action on Final Fiscal Close-Out/Capital Improvement Plan Quarterly report; Information on Revisions to the 2021-22 School Year Calendar.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Fri. Jan 21         Deadline to apply for Middle School and High School Options Schools/Programs – by 4:00 p.m.

M. Jan. 31         Kindergarten Information Night. Learn about the kindergarten experience, registration process, neighborhood and option schools for the 2022-2023 school year.
6:30 p.m.          Virtual event

W. Feb. 2         Montessori Information Night. Learn about the Montessori philosophy, primary and elementary programs, and the application process.
6:30 p.m.          Virtual event

Th. Feb. 3         School Board Meeting: Recognition of National Board Certified Teachers; School & Community Relations/FACE Monitoring Report; Information on the Strategic Plan Update; Action on Revisions to the 2021-22 School Year Calendar
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Tu. Feb 8          PreK Information Night
6:30-7:30 p.m.  Virtual event

Arlington Community Events:
Arlington County is offering free COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5–11 years old. No appointment necessary. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

On Jan. 10, Arlington County launched another free COVID-19 Testing Kiosk at Central Library/Quincy Park, 3809 10th St. N. Appointments are required and can be made at curative.com. Find more COVID-19 Testing kiosks here.

Now-Jan. 14     Mid-year Teacher School Supply Drive led by Aspire! Afterschool Learning in partnership with several APS elementary schools that serve the highest number of students on free and reduced lunch to compile a wish list of much needed items.Donate by Jan 14 as part of MLK Day of Service!

Jan. 12        Reopening Arlington: County Government and Schools in 2022, hosted by the Arlington Committee of 100
7 – 8:00 p.m.    Register here.

Th. Jan. 13        FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid session, requires completion of a 2-hour online course, prior to the live, in-person session
9am – 3pm       To sign up, email Jennifer.Lambdin@apsva.us (Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, 22204)

F. Jan. 14          Arlington LGBTQA+ Youth (ALY) second Friday virtual ALY meeting, hosted by Arlington PFLAG Community Group
7 – 8:00 p.m.    RSVP in advance!

Sun. Jan. 16       MLK Tribute: Arlington’s Annul Tribute to Dr. King
5:00 p.m.          Visit https://arlingtonparks.us/mlk-tribute/to watch the video starting at 5 p.m.

M. Jan. 17         2022 MLK Day of Service:  “A Day On, Not A Day Off”! Hosted by Volunteer Arlington.
9 a.m. – Noon  Learn more here.

Tu. Jan. 18        Remaining Awake: A Service in Observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, featuring Dr. King’s granddaughter, age 13, hosted by the Washington National Cathedral
9:00 a.m.           For advance and live-stream access link, please fill out this form.

Th. Jan. 20        Conceptos Básicos sobre Ser LGBT+, Grupo de Apoyo para padres/tutores, auspiciado por la División de Servicios a Niños y Familias del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Arlington
7-8:00 p.m.       Inscríbase a Conceptos de Ser LGBT+ aquí

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

Happy New Year!

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, Virginia 22204
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS
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