From the Principal: January 2017

Dear Families, Traduccion en espanol despues de ingles. We are almost at the halfway point in the school year!  Much has been happening at Barrett – and I want to update you on where we are: In November, MIPA teacher Ms. Deborah Cox resigned, citing personal reasons.  We have since hired Ms. Kellie Osborn to take […]

and the winner is…

Congratulations to Mariam M. for winning Barrett Elementary’s Geography Bee!  

Barrett Celebrates Employees and Teacher of the Year

Barrett is happy to announce this year’s Employees and Teacher of the Year! Please join us in congratulating Marvin Flores, Asli Hundessa, Jose Vasquez, Arturo Ramirez, and Katie Aiken! Nominated by their peers and colleagues, these individuals are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the students, staff and community of K.W. Barrett Elementary. […]

Valentine Family Dance Party

Dear Barrett Families: Please mark your calendars. Friday, February 17th is fast approaching and is the official date of our annual Barrett Valentine Family Party. Don’t miss an opportunity to be present for the most talked about social event of the year. Date of event: Friday, February 17, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM […]

Family Bingo Night

Join us for Family Bingo Night this Friday, December 16 from 6:30PM – 8:30PM. There will be prizes and a raffle. If you are hungry, there will be food for purchase. And of course there will be lots of fun!

Barrett Tigers “Paws” for Reading!

The Read-a-Thon is here! Your student should have brought home a Read-a-Thon flyer on Monday with his/her personal code. A reminder flyer went home today. If you cannot find your student’s code contact me at Please help your students set up their pages this weekend so they are ready to read on Monday. Bonus, […]

September Barrett Updates!

Dear Families – What an amazing start to the year!  Everything is going so smoothly and students are engaged in thought-provoking learning experiences in their classes.  K, 1st, and 2nd grade math students are starting the math block with “number talks,” in which teachers probe students’ thinking to uncover strategies for mental math. Third and […]

Welcome to Barrett

Kate Waller Barrett Elementary School offers a quality education to all children in a caring environment that recognizes and respects multicultural diversity. Centrally located, Barrett serves as the school for the Arlington Forest and Buckingham neighborhoods.

Unique among Arlington Schools, Barrett’s Project Discovery and Project Interaction link the entire school in an integrated program using hands-on, activity-centered instruction to promote an in-depth understanding of science and math in everyday life, a mastery of technology tools that shape the frontiers of knowledge and a strong foundation in the communication arts that fosters critical thinking and clear expression.