Community Engagement Opportunities – Nov/Dec 2022

Dear Friends of APS:
Thank you! On November 8, Arlington voters approved the $165.01 million in school bonds to improve and upgrade existing school infrastructure. The school bonds support projects to maintain and update APS school facilities to meet the changing needs of students and the community.
Congratulations to Bethany Zecher Sutton, who was elected to the Arlington School Board on November 8. She will succeed Dr. Barbara Kanninen beginning January 1, 2023.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

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 Committee on Teaching and Learning (ACTL)
6:30-8:30 p.m.   Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Th. Dec. 1            School Board Meeting: Recognition of School Bond Chairs. Educational Technology Update; Action on School Board Legislative Packet; Information on the 2023-24 School Year Calendar.
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Th. Dec. 8            Tentative School Board Work Session Topic TBD
6:30-8:30 p.m.   School Board Rooms 254-258. Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Arlington Community Events:

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.

Fri. Nov. 18         13th Virginia Immigrant Advocates Summit, Free 2-day virtual summit hosted by the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations
10 am-1 pm        Virtual event. Register here.

Sat. Nov. 19        ¿Qué deben saber los padres sobre la Educación Especial? La Sopa de la Abuela: Telenovela educativa de APS
8:30am-2:30pm Regístrese aquí. Centro Educativo Syphax, 2110 Washington Boulevard, 4to piso, Salón 452/454/456

Sat. Nov. 19        Monthly Drive-Thru Food Giveaway, sponsored by Mount Olive Baptist Church in partnership with Capital Area Food Bank
10:00 a.m.           Walk-ups accepted, until all 250 boxes are gone. Mount Olive Baptist Church, 1601 South 13th Rd. 22204

Sat. Nov. 19        13th Virginia Immigrant Advocates Summit, virtual summit Day 2
10 am-1 pm        Register here.

Save the date:
Wed. Dec. 7        2022 Racial Equity Summit, free virtual event hosted by the Leadership Center for Excellence
8:45–10:45 a.m.  Register here.

Wed. Dec. 14     Freedom Fund Virtual Banquet, hosted by the NAACP Arlington Branch
7 – 9:00 p.m.      Buy tickets here.

Share Your Feedback on School Board Policies Available for Public Comment
Review and comment on draft APS policies that are available for public comment on the School Board Policies for Revision and Amendment webpage.

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.

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.

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, visit https://www.apsva.us/school-community-relations/community-engagement-opportunities/ and 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.
School and Community Relations