January 16, 2023- Eye of the Tiger Family Message

Dear Barrett Families:Barrett in Twitter:

The past weeks in #KWBPride Photos and videos located here .

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

Kindergarten Information Night on January 30, 2023

APS will host a virtual Kindergarten Information Night on January 30, 2023. This is a great opportunity to learn about the variety of schools and programs that Arlington Public Schools offer for Kindergarten. Stay tuned for information on Barrett Elementary’s specific Kindergarten Information Night and help spread the word!

Library Services Survey:

The Department of Planning and Evaluation in the APS is conducting a Library Services Program Evaluation and looking for feedback from parents/guardians. Participation is voluntary and all responses are aggregated and kept confidential. Individual responses will not be reported or shared.  If you have students at more than one school, please complete one survey for each school. You can access the short survey here  –

SEL Survey Results

Elementary Parent Information Session: Thursday, January 19, 2023 – 1pm to 2pm

Presented by: Jennifer Lambdin, School Psychologist – Ashlawn Elementary School and Section 504 Coordinator – Arlington Public Schools

Register at:

The SEL Survey results are a report of your student’s self-reported strengths and experiences at a particular moment in time. Your child’s SEL Survey Results are in your ParentVue account. Survey results are reported in the areas of Self-Management, Growth Mindset, Social Awareness and Self-Efficacy. Schools will use the survey results along with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and support student social emotional needs. This data also will help staff and families partner together to promote student success.

Upcoming Assessments Information:

  • ACCESS Testing for English Language Learners for K-5th graders Opens January 17- March 24, 2023

Stay tuned for Barrett Specific Schedule Information!

  • DIBELS MidYear Assessment Window Opens January 9-February 3, 2023

Stay tuned for Barrett Specific Schedule Information!

  • Winter Virginia Growth Assessment for Grades 3-5  January 13- February 3, 2023

Parent Information Letter will be shared via School Talk on Monday.

Volunteering at Barrett – See this link for more information on volunteering with us.

Upcoming Events At A Glance
Date Time Event Details
January 16 MLK Holiday
January 27 End of 2nd Quarter
January 30 No School- Grade Prep DayAPS’ Kindergarten Information Night (Virtual)

2nd 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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