March 27, 2023- Eye of the Tiger Parent Message

Dear Barrett Families:

We are in the final stretch before Spring Break! We are beginning this week with a Science Assembly and ending our week with Combined Morning Meetings.  Please see below for information about this week!

Barrett in Twitter- Check out this week in #KWBPride photos and videos! 4th Grade Field Trip to the Planetarium, 5th grade sculptures, and Project Discovery !

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

Field Day-  We are tentatively planning on holding Field Day on Friday, June 9th and are in need of parent volunteers!  Please email Robert McLaughlin for any questions at

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This year, through the Title I Summer Mailbox Books Program, all students (preK-5th grade) can choose 10 free books that will be mailed home over the summer to read and keep.  Your child may be coming home from school with questions and ideas for conversation with you about what types of books, stories, or topics you like and why. Talking about yourself as a reader can support your child in thinking about the books they might want to choose! Students will select the books they are interested in at school between April 10-26.  If you prefer to select books together with your child as a family activity, you are invited to do so March 27-April 9. Information about how to do that can be found on this APS website for the Summer Mailbox Books program, or by scanning the QR code below.


To watch a video with step-by-step directions in English, click here.

To watch a video with step-by-step directions in Spanish, click here.


To kick off Spring Break, we will have a SPIRIT DAY on Friday, March 31st! Send your child to school dressed in sunglasses, hats, Hawaiian shirts, flip flops, shorts, and/or leis.

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SEL Survey-Arlington Public Schools (APS) will again be conducting a social-emotional (SEL) survey for our students in grades 3-12. The spring administration will occur between April 24-28.  If you wish for your child to participate, no action is needed. If you do NOT wish for your child to participate in the SEL survey, and you did not fill out an opt-out form in the Fall, please click on the following opt-out form which allows you to submit electronically by Wed, March 29:

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 31 NA 3rd Quarter Ends
April 3-7 NA Spring Break
April 10 No School Grade Prep Day
April 11 7:00 PM PTA Meeting
April 14 TBD Bingo Night
April 18 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM SOL Academic Night for 3rd-5th grade Parents
April 28 3rd Quarter Report Cards are Posted

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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