Community Engagement Opportunities – Nov. 2022

Dear Friends of APS:
APS is seeking input from students, staff, families, and community members related to the development of the 2023-24 School Year Calendar. See the first item below.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

By Nov. 8             Complete the 2023-24 School Year Calendar Survey. There are three calendar options available for review and all have a school start date prior to Labor Day. The School Board will take action on the 2023-24 School Year Calendar at the Dec. 15 School Board Meeting. For additional information, visit the Development of the 2023-24 School Year Calendar webpage.

Th. Nov. 10         School Board Meeting: Operational Efficiency Update; Action on the Arlington Career Center Project Architecture and Engineering Fee; Information on School Board Legislative Packet and Annual Report on Summer School and Fees
7:00 p.m.             Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Tu. Nov. 15         School Board Work Session on Social Emotional Learning
5:30-7:30 p.m.   Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Wed. Nov. 16    Equity Profile Dashboard Community Conversations, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
7:00 p.m.           Register online.

Tu. Nov. 29         School Board Work Session #1 with the Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (ACTL)
6:30-8:30 p.m.   Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Arlington Community Events:

Wed. Nov. 2       Fixer-Upper: How to Repair America’s Broken Housing Systems, author talk hosted by the Alliance for Housing Solutions
4 – 6:00 p.m.      Church at Clarendon, 1210 N. Highland St. 22201

Wed. Nov. 2       History of the American Nazi Party in Arlington, hosted by the Center for Local History
7 – 8:00 p.m.      Online event. RSVP here.

Fri. Nov. 4           FREE Family Movie Night featuring Encanto. Free popcorn and hot cocoa. Come dressed as your favorite Encanto character for a chance to win a prize! Hosted by Project PEACE and Doorways.
6-8:00 p.m.         Register here to reserve your snacks and seats. Arlington Mill Community Center.

Sat. Nov. 5          Flip the Script: The Day Nothing Happened, an original theatre piece exploring the 1959 desegregation of Arlington’s Stratford Junior High School, hosted by Encore Stage and the Leadership Center for Excellence.
3:00 p.m.             Thomas Jefferson Community Center. Tickets are $12 for students, $15. 100% of proceeds go towards Encore’s scholarship fund.

Wed. Nov. 9       Missing Middle: Impact on Schools and Seniors, virtual panel includes Lisa Stengle, Executive Director of Planning and Evaluation, hosted by the Arlington Committee of 100.
7:00 p.m.             RSVP here.

Th. Nov. 10         2022 Spirit of Community Luncheon, hosted by the Arlington Community Foundation
12:00 p.m.          SOLD OUT.  Register for the waitlist today The Westin Arlington Gateway

Th. Nov. 17         The Heart and Soul of Employee Well-Being, hosted by George Mason University
12 – 1:30 p.m.    Register here for this live webinar.


Updated bivalent COVID-19 boosters are now available for 5-11-year-olds
. Find a location to get your boosters at vaccines.gov. COVID-19 Information Line 703-228-7999.

Information on the 2022 School Bond Referendum
On Election Day, Nov. 8, Arlington voters will vote on $165.01 million in school bonds to improve and upgrade existing school infrastructure. The school bonds ensure APS school facilities are maintained and updated to meet the changing needs of students, support high-quality education, and invests in APS facilities because they serve a dual role as community assets. For information or questions about the 2022 School Bond Referendum, please visit the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) webpage or email engage@apsva.us.

Extra! Extra! Read all about the Volunteers and Partners that are Making a Difference for APS!
We are pleased to share the first Volunteer and Partnership Newsletter of the school year. This monthly newsletter highlights school volunteers and partners who are making important contributions to student success, both inside and outside of the classroom. This month, we feature the numerous organizations that contributed school supplies, profile new partners and look at a few parent-volunteer groups that are making a difference.

School Board Accepting Applications for Advisory Councils for the 2022-23 School Year
The School Board Advisory Councils and Committees provide input and feedback on the instructional and support programs, facilities, and operations of the 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.

Broadband eCheckupHow does your broadband internet measure up? Share your input on the Digital Equity Broadband Study eCheckup as a resident or as a business to help the County better understand the community’s internet access and use, now through September 30.

Visit School Board calendar and Arlington County’s Engage calendar to learn more about engagement opportunities.

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.

Thank you for all you do!
Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations