February 20, 2023- Eye of the Tiger Family Message

Dear Barrett Families:

Happy President’s Day Weekend! I hope you enjoy the long weekend with your family this week.

Barrett in Twitter: Check out Barrett #KWBPride photos and videos from Barrett classrooms and Specials during Kindness Week!

Dr. Duran’s Message: Please see the most recent message from the Superintendent here and the Friday 5 message linked here.

Gifted Services Referral Season is HERE! 

Classroom teachers, school personnel, parents/guardians, and community leaders may refer students for gifted services by April 1 for the 2023-24 school year. A referral form must be filled out and returned to the Resource Teacher for the Gifted. Referral forms and more information about the gifted program in APS can be found on the gifted services page on the Barrett website found here: feel free to contact Erin VerWest,, with any questions.

Math Workshop Parent Workshop: Curious about your child’s experiences during Math Workshop?  Curious about the math strategies your child shares with you at home?  Please join Barrett’s Math Coaches for breakfast and an opportunity to engage in a Math Workshop.  If attending, please register using this form by March 3rd.

When?   Friday, March 17th from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Where?  Lubber Run Community Center, Oak Room

300 N. Park Dr. Arlington, VA

Volunteering Opportunities at BarrettSee this link for more information on completing the volunteering process with us. All volunteers will need to sign in at the front office and wear a visitor sticker throughout their visit with us. Please ensure you have completed the volunteer application prior to volunteering with us.

Upcoming Events At A Glance
Date Time Event Details
February 20 No School Holiday: President’s Day
February 23 6:00 PM Kindergarten Information Night
February 24 6:30-8:30 PM Family Valentine’s Day Dance
March 2 1:30 PM Early Release Day : Parent Teacher Conferences
March 3 No School for Students Parent Teacher Conferences

3rd  Quarter Grade Level Newsletters

Click on the link for your child’s grade level newsletter. This year, newsletters will be linked to the principal’s message. Please reach out to your child’s teacher to request a printed copy if you’d prefer a hard copy.

Pre-K Montessori Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade


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