November 7- Eye of the Tiger Family Message

Dear Barrett Families:

November is also Native American Heritage Month and an opportunity for us to celebrate the rich histories, diverse cultures and important contributions of our nation’s first people. Relationships and celebrations of them are important to Native American people. As we end the 1st quarter of our year, let’s reflect upon ourselves, the relationships we have with others, and where we may need to adjust to strengthen the bonds we are forming with those in our Barrett community and in our own personal lives.

APS Calendar: APS is seeking your input about the calendar for next school year – please click here to find out more.

APS Employee Nominations: Is there a teacher, administrator, custodian, food services staff, Extended Day worker or another member of your school whom you’d like to recognize? Arlington Public Schools is requesting nominations for Employees of the Year 2022-23. Any Arlington citizen, APS employee, parent or student may submit a nomination to your school’s principal for consideration.  Find nomination information HERE.

The Arlington Career Center (ACC) Culinary Arts Program is having their annual pie fundraiser.  Orders will be taken until November 14th with pick up at the Career Center on the 21st in time for Thanksgiving.  The flyer and order form are enclosed.The Culinary Arts Program is also resuming Food Truck Thursday. ACC’s “Off the Pike” food truck is going to be serving up delicious food once again on November 10th from 3:30-5:30 in the ACC front parking lot. Arlington Career Center is located at 816 S Walter Reed Drive, Arlington 22204. Please stop by to  support the students of this program!

Barrett in Twitter: This week in #KWBPride! Photos of staff and students at the Outdoor Lab, a former Barrett student who is in college studying to be a biology teacher, students exploring weather tools, a shoutout from NASA Science Mission Directorate plus Music and Project Discovery https://twitter.com/search?q=%23kwbpride&f=live

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

Playground Update: We are ahead of schedule! It has been so exciting for the students to see the playground equipment go up so quickly! We, unfortunately, do not have an update from Lubber Run. We will provide an update as soon as we hear back. We are hoping, with all the progress that is happening with the playground, that we have an earlier completion date! For now, we are expecting the playground to be ready for us by the new year!

Quarterly Newsletters: All of the quarterly newsletters have been updated with Q2 standards. Please see the links below. Translations are still occurring for some of the grade levels. We will update them by next week!

Volunteering at BarrettSee this link for more information on volunteering with us.

Upcoming Events At A Glance
Date Time Event Details
November 7 End of 1st Quarter
November 8 No School No School for Students: Grade Prep Day
November 11 No School Holiday: Veteran’s Day
November 18 Report Cards are available to parents in ParentVue
November 23-25 No School Thanksgiving Break

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