January 9- Eye of the Tiger Family Message

Dear Barrett Families:

We hope you had a wonderful weekend! It was so wonderful to see all of our students and staff back this week.  Please see below for updates for this week.

Barrett in Twitter: The past weeks in #KWBPride Photos and videos located here https://twitter.com/search?q=%23kwbpride&f=live .

Counseling Lessons in January: Emotion Management

It is hard to think straight and make good decisions when emotions are intense. Strong feelings of anger can lead to aggressive behavior, and students may also struggle to make good choices when experiencing other intense feelings. Recognizing and labeling feelings in oneself and others facilitates problem solving, self management, and social-emotional competence. Focusing on bodily signs of strong emotions helps students recognize distressing emotions that might require managing. Classroom lessons this month will focus on strategies for students to manage their emotions. Please reach out to Christina Castromiller, School Counselor, with any questions at christina.castromiller@apsva.us.

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!

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 BarrettSee 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 Day

APS’ 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