Community Engagement Opportunities – Jan/Feb 2022

Dear Friends of APS:

Thank you for your ongoing support to keep our schools safe. This takes all of us doing our part, and we are grateful to the entire community for helping us maintain in-person learning for our students.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

M. Jan. 31     Kindergarten Information Night. Learn about the kindergarten experience, registration process, neighborhood and option schools for the 2022-23 school year.
6:30 p.m.       Watch online

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

Th. Feb. 3     School Board Meeting: Recognition of National Board Certified Teachers; Addition of Music Appreciation to the 2022-23 High School Program of Studies; Educational Technology Update; Information on the Strategic Plan Update and revisions to School Board Policies on Advisory Committees, School Health Advisory Board, Student Advisory Board, Advanced Classes and Changes to the Virtual Learning Program
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. Learn about our Early Childhood programs, services, and application process.
6:30 p.m.       Watch online

Th. Feb. 10       School Board Work Session on Annual Update, summarizing strategies to manage enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year.
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Feb. 17       School Board Meeting: Recognition of Black History Month and MLK Jr. Contest Winners. FY 2022 Mid-Year Fiscal Monitoring Report. Consent on revisions to School Board Policies on Advisory Committees, School Health Advisory Board, Student Advisory Board, Advanced Classes. Action on Changes to the Virtual Learning Program and Dual Language Immersion Model. Information on SB Policies on school rules and reporting serious incidents.
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Th. Feb. 24       School Board Meeting: Superintendent’s Proposed FY 2023 Budget presentation, followed by Budget Work Session #1
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Th. Feb. 24       Budget Work Session #1 following the School Board meeting
TBD                 Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Arlington Community Events:

Arlington County is offering free COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5–11 years old. Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. COVID-19 Information Line 703-228-7999.

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.

W. Jan. 26        Free weekly Nurturing Parenting Programs by SCAN of Northern Virginia, for parents with children from birth to 18 yrs.
6 – 8 p.m.        Virtual. Sign up here (English) or Spanish

Th. Jan. 27        La Sopa de la Abuela: Una Telenovela sobre Educación Especial. 5 talleres educativos para familias (27 ene – 24 feb)
7-8:30 p.m.       Más información aquí

Th. Jan. 27        GMU presents Winter Welcome Fair to kick off a new semester. All are welcome!
4:30 p.m.          RSVP to attend. George Mason Univ. Arlington Campus, Founders Plaza

Due Feb. 1      Dream Project Scholarships for students born outside the US with status that creates barriers to accessing college. Click here to apply

Due Feb. 4      The Arlington Community Foundation has $580,000 for 70+ scholarships. One application is required to be considered for all scholarships! Learn more here.

Fri. Feb. 4         CCPTA Reflections Awards Ceremony
7:20 p.m.          APS YouTube channel or APS Cable TV channel

Note:
To read Community Engagement Opportunities in other languages, use the auto-translation feature at the top of this 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
2110 Washington Blvd. Arlington, Virginia 22204
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