May 8, 2023- Eye of the Tiger Family Message

Dear Barrett Families:

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! Please find opportunities this week to show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all the time, energy, and love they pour onto our students each and every day.

Can you believe that there are only 6 weeks left in this school year?! Please ensure that your child arrives at school on time every day to ensure that they are making the most of the last few weeks of school. This week, we will celebrate this school year with our final school wide Morning Meeting. We have been building up to this all year. This will be an opportunity for the whole school to build community together. We have a special surprise waiting for our students!

Additionally, we will host the Barrett 5K for our Barrett Runners on Friday.  Please join us to run, walk, or just cheer on our students as they engage in their final run for this school year.

Please see the messages below:

Barrett in Twitter: Check out this week in #KWBPride photos and videos!  !

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

Food Allergy Reminders: To ensure we are keeping our students safe and healthy at school, we ask all families to ensure that any packed lunches and snacks are peanut and tree nut free.  One thing every family can do is make sure all food products do not contain nuts by reading food labels. Please contact the school clinic with any questions regarding food allergies.  The clinic is not able to assist with whether a food items was made any nut products.   Additionally, please talk to you child(ren) about food allergies and the reactions they can have if a student with food allergies consumes or come into contact with the allergen.Thank you for your partnership in ensuring that we are keeping our students safe.  Mental Health Awareness Events: May is Mental Health Awareness Month!Please see APS sponsored Mental Health Awareness events this month! 

  • Silent No More Substance Use Prevention Community Conversation 

Arlington Public Schools and the Silent No More O.P.I.O.D. Program will host a community conversation on substance use and opioids use at Wakefield High School (1325 S. Dinwiddie St.) on Wednesday, May 10 from 6 – 8 p.m. The Silent No More O.P.I.O.I.D. Program (Opioid Prevention Initiative: Outreach on Invisible Dangers) will inform attendees of the risks of substance use and the increase of specific substances like opioids. The program includes federal prosecutors from the United States Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, along with a DEA agent, medical doctor, and family members who lost loved ones to overdoses. The goal of the event is for attendees to learn, ask questions, discuss the risks of substance use, and to receive the knowledge and information needed to protect everyone from this current crisis. It is open to the public and registration is not required to attend. 

  • Kenmore Middle School Monthly Parent Meeting (EL Program) Presents: Summer Safety 

Ms. Jenny Sexton, Substance Abuse Counselor will be facilitating discussion topics: recognizing the signs and symptoms of adolescent substance use, bicycle safety, and pool safety. Training in first aid, CPR, and Naloxone will also be provided.

    • When: TUESDAY, May 23, 2023
    • Time: 6:30 P.M. TO 8:30 P.M.
  • You Can Support Your Youth’s Mental Wellness 

APS School Psychologist Greg Myers shares concrete strategies to support the mental health of our young people:

This event is part of the Child and Family Services Division of DHS “Spring into Wellness.”

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
May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week
May 15- June 2 SOL Testing Weeks
May 29 No School: Holiday
June 7 Early Release
June 7

5:15 PM

6:00 PM

Barrett Arts Fest

Instrumental and Chorus Concert

June 9 Field Day
June 14 Early Release
June 16 Early Release: Last Day of School

4th 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