Community Engagement Opportunities – June 2023

Dear Friends of APS:

As we approach the final weeks of the school year, we want to thank you for staying informed and supporting our students.

Upcoming APS Community Engagement Opportunities:

Wed. May 31     Equity Profile Dashboard Community Conversation: Engaged Workforce, hosted by the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
6:30 p.m.            Virtual event. Register here.

Thu. June 8         School Board Meeting: Recognition of the Arlington Career Center Space Force Junior ROTC Cadets Corps & the Multicultural Student Achievement Network (MSAN); Professional Learning Update; FY 2023 3rd Quarter Fiscal Monitoring Report
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online, on Comcast Channel 70, Verizon Ch. 41 or at Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd. 22204

Tue. June 13       Arlington County Civic Federation Meeting with the Arlington School Board
7:00 p.m.            Virginia Hospital Center, 1701 N George Mason Dr. 22204

Tue. June 20      School Board Work Session on the Pre-Planning for the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
6:30 p.m.            Watch Work Sessions Live here or at Syphax Education Center, Rooms 254-258

Thu. June 22       School Board Meeting: Advisory Council on Teaching and Learning (ACTL), Budget Advisory Council(BAC) & Advisory Council on School Facilities and Capital Programs (FAC) Annual Reports
7:00 p.m.            Watch School Board meetings live online, on Comcast Channel 70, Verizon Ch. 41 or at Syphax Education Center, 2110 Washington Blvd. 22204

Arlington Community Events:

May 31 –            Familias Reunidas Immigrant Family Reunification Program, hosted by Edu-Futuro
June 2               Virtual program in Spanish 6-8 p.m. for 3 nights

Thu. June 1         Free Relationship & Finance Workshop for LGBTQ+ Couples (18 yrs. +), sponsored by the Univ of Maryland’s Together Program
6 – 8:30 p.m.       Register here for virtual program. Receive gift cards for surveys completion and perfect attendance.

Sat. June 3          Latina Labs STEAM Virtual Program for Middle School Students, hosted by Latinas Leading Tomorrow
10:30am – 1 pm  Virtual event. Apply here by May 15. (Held every Saturday in June)

Sat. June 3        Fathers, Families, and Community / Padres, Familias, y Comunidad promoting mental health and wellness, hosted by Arlington’s Child and Family Service Division, DHS
12 – 3:00 p.m.   Reserve here. 2406 Shirlington Road, 22206

Sat. June 3        36th annual Festival Argentino celebrates cultural freedom & 200 yrs. of US-Argentina diplomatic relations, co-sponsored by StayArlington & the Embassy of Argentina
3:30 – 8:45 pm  Tickets here. Kenmore Middle School, 200 S Carlin Springs Rd. 22204

Thu. June 8         Arlington County Board Candidate Forum, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce
5:30 p.m.            Register here. George Mason University – Van Metre Hall, 3351 Fairfax Dr. 22201

Fri. June 16         Juneteenth Celebration co-hosted by the Arlington Branch of the NAACP and the Arlington Historical Society
7 – 9:00 p.m.      Arlington Historical Museum, 1805 S Arlington Ridge Road, 22202

Fri. June 16         Second annual Pride Prom: New York State of Mind, hosted by Safe Space NOVA to support LGBTQIA+ youth
7 – 11:00 p.m.   Sign up to chaperone or Purchase tickets. Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St. Alexandria 22314

Sat. June 17        17th annual Gang Prevention Soccer Tournament, hosted by Arlington County
11 am-6 pm       Register by 6/9 to or 571-274-2699 ($9 fee incl T-shirt & lunch). Washington-Liberty High, 1301 N Stafford St. 22201

Sat. June 17        26th annual Blues Festival, “Arlington’s Best Block Party”, Free event hosted by the Columbia Pike Partnership
1 – 8:30 p.m.      Intersection of S Walter Reed Drive and Columbia Pike

Sat. June 17        DC United + APS Team Up to Offer discounted tickets for families and staff vs. Real Salt Lake. Superintendent Dr. Durán will be tossing the coin to start the game!
7:30 p.m.            Use this link to access up to 30% off of tickets:

Thu. June 22      (New date) Pride Celebration with food, fun, games, music, and a proclamation presentation hosted by OUTstanding, an Arlington County ERG.
3:30 – 5 p.m.       Courthouse Plaza, 2100 Clarendon Blvd. 22201

Tue. June 27       Annual State of the County & Public Safety Awards, hosted by the Arlington Chamber of Commerce
8 – 9:30 a.m.      Register here. Army Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive 22202

2023 Historical Essay Contest
The Arlington Historical Society and Cherrydale-Columbia Masonic Lodge 42, host essay contest for students gr. 8-12. The topic this year focuses on the significance of the Arlington House estate. More information hereDeadline Fri. June 30

iRide SmarTrip Card for StudentsAfter 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

FLU/COVID-19/RSV PCR TESTVisit this link for more information on locations and/or scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments.

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