March 13, 2023- Eye of the Tiger Parent Message

Dear Barrett Families:

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Community Conversation/Lunch and learn with APS Substance Abuse Counselor

 In collaboration with the Parent Resource Center, families are invited to a Virtual Lunch and Learn: Substance Use Webinar on Monday, March 13, 2023, from 12:00-1:00 pm. This Virtual Community Conversation will be led by an APS Substance Abuse Counselor. Topics of discussion will include:

  • Opioids, fentanyl, fake pills
  • Naloxone, a medicine that rapidly reverses an opioid overdose
  • Warning signs of substance abuse
  • Free resources available in Arlington

This meeting is open to all elementary, middle and high school families; all can register through Parent Resource Center here.

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

Family Science Night is this Thursday, March 16th from 6:00-7:30. Bring the whole family!

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Northern Virginia Magazine’s Teacher of the Year Search:

Northern Virginia Magazine is kicking off the search for our Teacher of the Year 2023. This prestigious annual award recognizes the extraordinary educators in our region. The Teacher of the Year will be awarded $10,000 and be profiled in the October 2023 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine, which will also appear on Finalists will also be featured in the story. You can see our Teacher of the Year 2022 coverage here.  The survey runs March 6 through April 14, and we welcome nominations from school administrators, teachers, parents, students, former students, and the general public. We have also created a media toolkit to help share the poll with faculty and families. If you have any questions, please contact Michele Kettner via email at or by phone at 703-230-2987.

Resources on Fentanyl for Staff and Families: Helpful resources from the Arlington Addiction and Recovery Initiative (AARI): Fentanyl Fast Facts Fentanyl Fast Facts (Spanish)

Spring SEL Survey: The Spring SEL Survey administration window is April 24-28.  Parents will again be given the opportunity to opt-out of the survey.  This information will go out through APS SchoolTalk during the week of March 15.

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
March 15 1:30 PM Early Release Day: Professional Learning Day
March 16 6:00 PM Family Science Night (STEAM Night)Volunteers arrive by 5:15 PM
March 17 5:00 pm United Nations Day in the Gym
March 31 NA 3rd Quarter Ends
April 3-7 NA Spring Break

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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