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October Updates

Dear Families, La traducción al español está al final. October was Bullying Prevention Month. During this month, students received two counseling lessons related to bullying, based on their grade level: Kindergarten: Friendships: Sweet and Sour Friends and Being Kind and Unkind First: Standing up to bullying and being included Second: What is bullying, what it […]

September Principal’s Blog Post

Dear Families, We are so pleased with the start of the new school year! It’s wonderful to have the children back in the school and have the hallways and playground full of joy and laughter. This year we experienced a number of changes, and I’ve previously written about a number of staff new to Barrett. […]

APS Elementary School Boundary Process

Dear Families- Due to enrollment growth across the county, APS will be undergoing a boundary process for elementary schools in 2018 and again in 2020.  Barrett is not currently slated to be part of the 2018 boundary process, but is expected to be part of the 2020 process.  Families will want to stay up-to-date with […]

Welcome to our Open House!

Dear Families, I want to welcome everyone back to school for the 2018-2019 school year!  By now you should have received the welcome back letter from us with teacher assignments for students in pre-K and grades one through five.  Kindergarten students have been assigned to classes, and class lists will be posted in the halls […]

Gearing Up for the New School Year!

Dear Families, We are so excited to be getting ready for the new year! There are many exciting things happening as we prepare to welcome new staff and welcome all of our students back! We are all extremely excited about the work to improve our playground area!  There have been engineers working on and testing […]

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 […]