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Staffing updates and changes – July 2018

Summer is well underway, we are preparing to open summer school, and we are working to get things ready for the fall and re-opening of school. I want to share updates related to our Barrett Elementary School staffing for the fall as it is right now at the beginning of July.

June 2018 – What a Year it Was!

Dear Families, We hope your summer is off to an amazing start! We’ve completed another great year at Barrett in which we saw full implementation of the Reading and Writing Workshop, increased and enhanced differentiation for all students, and beginning steps towards school-wide Responsive Classroom implementation. We’re very excited, and believe we have closed the […]

Reading Takes You Everywhere!

Librarians from the Arlington Public Library will visit Barrett during our Bookapalooza reading celebration on Tuesday, June 19. Students will learn about the public library summer reading program. More information is available here, https://library.arlingtonva.us/explore/for-readers/summer-reading/ This is a great time to remind you of our online resources. Students have access to thousands of ebooks using https://arlington.mackinvia.com/ […]

March Message

Dear Families – Thank you for supporting our new arrival and dismissal procedures.  We are continuing to meet as a staff to review and improve our procedures.  We will continue to communicate with you regarding updates to the procedures as we move forward.  Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or […]

Barrett welcomes author, illustrator Zachariah OHora

Award winning children’s book author and illustrator, Zachariah OHora, will visit Barrett on Wednesday, March 21.  Zachariah began his career as an illustrator. His work can be seen in books, posters, and record covers. He illustrated the New York Times best selling picture book, Wolfie the Bunny which was on the Virginia Readers’ Choice list […]

November 2017

Dear Families – Vamos a traducer en espanol despues de ingles. The first quarter has ended, and students are well into their second quarter learning. At Barrett we are working on instilling a “Growth Mindset” in our entire community.  Growth mindset deals with the belief that mistakes are for learning and we grow when we […]