Community Engagement Opportunities – Oct/Nov 2022

Dear Friends of APS:

As we continue into fall, we appreciate your support of Arlington Public Schools and encourage your valuable engagement in support of our students.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Tu. Oct. 18       School Board Work Session on Early Childhood
6:30 p.m.          Watch Work Sessions Live here.

Wed. Oct. 19    Ribbon Cutting for Washington-Liberty High School Annex, 5:15 PM Open House
4:30 p.m.           RSVP here. 1426 N. Quincy Street, 22207

Wed. Oct. 19    Family Support Night for the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP)
7 – 8:00 p.m.     Lubber Run Community Center, 300 N. Park Dr. 22203

Wed. Oct. 26    Family Support Night for the Annual Online Verification Process (AOVP)
6 – 8:00 p.m.     Arlington Mill Community Center, 909 S. Dinwiddie St. 22204

Th. Oct. 27       School Board MeetingMathematics Report; Action on the Arlington Career Center Project Proposed Schematic Design
7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Ch. 41

Tu. Nov. 1        School Board Work Session on English Learners
5:30 p.m.         Watch Work Sessions Live here.

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

Arlington Community Events:

Mon. Oct. 17    Arlington County Candidate Forum hosted by the NAACP Arlington Branch
7:30-9 p.m.       Register here.

Wed. Oct. 19    Equity Profile Dashboard Community Conversations, hosted by the APS Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
7:00 p.m.           Register online.

Sat. Oct. 22      Live in Arlington Information Fair, hosted by Arlington County
11 am- 4 pm     Walter Reed Recreation Center, 3009 16th St. S

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

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

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.

Nominate an APS All Star Today!
The APS All Stars program recognizes outstanding employees who go above and beyond their normal scope of work to ensure that all students thrive and excel. Learn more about the program and nominate someone today! We’ll recognize our next group of All Stars in October.

School Board Now 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 eCheckup
How 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.

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