Event Calendar

May is Mental Health Awareness Month  download-3

NOVA Dual Enrollment Considerations for Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, May 23, 2018: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Syphax Education Center 2110 Washington Blvd., Room 454, Arlington, VA 22204 
Taking a Dual Enrolled Course? Thinking about taking a Dual Enrolled Course? Don’t miss this important session to learn more about dual enrollment, and the steps students need to take to request accommodations for dual enrolled courses. Arlington Public Schools partners with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to offer a number of dual enrollment classes. Parents and students are invited to join us for an informational session to learn about:

  • Dual enrollment/Earning college credit while in High School
  • Differences between Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Section 504 Plans, and college level disability support services
  • Disability Support Services and how to apply for them

Spanish language interpretation will be available. Please request interpretation by 5.21.18.
Registration is required. Register online.
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Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
Skill Seven – Engaged, Self-Directed Learning: Thursday, June 7, 2018: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 452/454, Arlington, VA 22204
Mind in the Making (MITM), is an unprecedented effort to share the science of children’s learning with families and professionals who work with children. Based on extensive research, MITM has identified seven evidence-based essential life skills that every child needs.  These skills are called life skills because of their powerful potential to help children succeed socially, emotionally and intellectually in the short- and long-term. These are skills that every adult can teach and every child can learnEngaged, Self-Directed Learning:  “It is through learning that we can realize our potential. As the world changes, so can we, for as long as we live—as long as we learn.” Join us to learn more about this important skill, and how to promote it in your children.Registration is required, and space is limited. Register online, or call the PRC at 703.228.7239. Recommended for parents of and staff working with children ages birth-8. 

December 14 Skill One   Focus and Self-Control
January 18  Skill Two   Perspective Taking
February 15  Skill Three   Communicating
March 15  Skill Four   Making Connections
April 11  Skill Five   Critical Thinking
May 17  Skill Six   Taking on Challenges
June 7  Skill Seven   Self-Directed, Engaged Learning Register Now

Arlington Special Education Advisory Committee (ASEAC) Meeting 
June 12, 2018: 7pm to 9pm
Syphax Education Center, Room 452/454/456, 2110 Washington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204

A 15-minute public comment period will begin the ASEAC meeting. If you cannot attend a meeting in person, you can still participate. Feel free to ask your questions related to the topic being discussed prior to the meeting, during, or afterwards at ASEAC.mail@gmail.com.  Questions emailed to ASEAC’s email address will only be read by the ASEAC leadership team and your privacy will be respected. While ASEAC cannot guarantee that they will have time to answer every question during the 2 hour meeting, they will work to provide answers to every question that they receive within a reasonable amount of time. Both the comment and the response become part of ASEAC meeting minutes.


2nd Annual Dyslexia Conference
Saturday, October 13, 2018: 8:15am to 2:00pm
Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA 22204

Staff, families and students will be able to attend hour-long sessions on a variety of topics related to Dyslexia as well as ADHD. Look for more information soon on all of the sessions that will be available.


Need more information?  You can contact the Parent Resource Center at 703.228.7239 or emma.parralsanchez@apsva.us.
We look forward to talking with you.