Community Engagement Opportunities – April 2023

Dear Friends of APS:

We hope you are enjoying the lovely spring weather. Visit our webpage to learn more about Assistant Principals Week, Month of the Military Child, Arab American Heritage Month, and more.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Thu. Apr. 13       School Board Meeting: Washington-Liberty High School Jazz Ensemble; Special Education Update
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online, on Comcast Channel 70, Verizon Ch. 41 or at Syphax Education Center 2nd FL

Tue. Apr. 18       School Board Budget Work Session # 5 – Discussion with the Budget Advisory Council
6:30 p.m.            Watch Work Sessions Live here or at Syphax Education Center, Rooms 254-258

Tue. Apr. 25       School Board Meeting: Public Hearing on the School Board Proposed FY 2024 Budget
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online, on Comcast Channel 70, Verizon Ch. 41 or at Syphax Education Center 2nd FL

Wed. Apr. 26     Community Conversations on the Equity Profile Dashboard: Understanding APS Data regarding student opportunity, access, & achievement hosted by the APS Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
6:30 p.m.            Virtual event. Register here. For additional information, contact 703-228-8658 or

Thu, Apr. 27       School Board Meeting: Recognition of Service Awards and Honored Citizens (Reception 5:30); English Language Arts Literacy Update
7:00 p.m.             Watch School Board meetings live online, on Comcast Channel 70, Verizon Ch. 41 or in-person at Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd. 22204

Arlington Community Events:

Wed. Apr. 12      Open House to Celebrate the Renovated Bozman Center, including unveiling of USS Arlington Model at 5:00 p.m.
3 – 6:00 p.m.      2100 Clarendon Blvd. 22201

Wed. Apr. 12      Last Walk in Wednesday for PreK Application Assistance. Application window closes on Mon, 4/17. Week of the Young Child events here.
5 – 8:00 p.m.      Syphax Education Center, 1st FL Welcome Center, 2110 Washington Blvd. 22204

Thu. Apr. 13       Strengthening Families Program begins for families with children 10-14 years old (seven weekly sessions hosted by Arlington DHS)
5:30 – 8 p.m.       Register here. Gunston Middle School, 2700 S Lang St, 22206

Fri. Apr. 14         Columbia Pike Recipes for Recovery book launch, hosted by the Columbia Pike Partnership
5:30-7:30 p.m.   Registration is required.

Sat. Apr. 15        Arlington Fair Housing Conference, hosted by the NAACP Arlington Branch
11 am – 5 p.m.  Register here. Dr. Charles R. Drew Elementary, 3500 23rd St S, 22206

Tue. Apr. 18       Causes and Cocktails: Mental Health. Join civic-minded young professionals to learn about an important cause impacting the local community, hosted by Volunteer Arlington.
5:30- 7 p.m.        Register here. The Commentary, 801 N Glebe Rd, 22203

Sat. Apr. 22         Teen Summer Job Fair hosted by the Arlington Employment Center
10 am – 1 pm     Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S 2nd St, 22204

Sat. Apr. 22        Afternoon Family Movie (Finding Nemo), hosted by Project Peace and Doorways, in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
2 – 4:00 p.m.      Register here. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, 22201

Sat, Apr. 29        Human Library Event (for ages 14+) Challenge Stereotypes and Unjudge Someone, hosted by Arlington Public Library
12 – 4:00 p.m.   RSVP here. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N Quincy St, 22201


Deadline extended to Fri, April 14
2023 STEAM Fellowships for APS teachers – Receive up to a $4,000 stipend for a summer fellowship in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) from the Arlington Community Foundation. Apply by April 14.

iRide SmarTrip Card for Students
After April 30, all students must have an iRide SmarTrip Card to ride ART bus for FREE, all year. Learn more about iRide SmarTrip Cards and how to get on at

Scholarships for military-connected students. Learn about various Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Scholarships for students here. Contact AUSA Member Support at or 1-855-246-6269

Share Your Feedback on School Board Policies Available for Public Comment
Review and comment on draft APS policies that are available for public comment on the School Board Policies for Revision and Amendment webpage.

Visit this link for more information on locations and/or scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments.

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Thank you.

Dulce Carrillo
Supervisor of Public Engagement  |  School and Community Relations
Follow me on Twitter @dulceAPS