APS News Release

Join APS at the Arlington County Fair

Arlington COunty Fair LogoAPS families and community members are encouraged to stop by the Arlington County/Arlington Public Schools booth during the County Fair. The annual Arlington County Fair will be held at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, August 16-20, inside dates are August 18 – 20.

APS will once again share space with Arlington County and will be jointly located near the main entrance to share information. This year’s theme is “Super Heroes,” both County and APS staff are all “super heroes” in many unique ways. Each County and APS employee in the exhibit space will be wearing a t-shirt or cape that highlights a special “super power.“

  • The APS Super Power is the “Power of Learning.”
  • Parks: The Power of Play
  • Partnership for CY&F: Power of People and Listening
  • Emergency Management: Power of Being Prepared for ANYTHING
  • REEP: Power of Language
  • Nature: Power of Nature
  • WWS: Power of Clean Water
  • Environmental Services: Power of Green Living & Sustainability
  • Housing: Power of a Safe Place to Live
  • Recycling: Power of Trash
  • Volunteering: Power of People
  • Foster: Power of Love
  • Libraries: Power of Knowledge
  • Public Health: Power of Killing Germs!
  • Communications: Power from Community Voices

Throughout the event, APS staff will distribute “APS Class of _____” stickers to former graduates/alumni, current students enrolled in APS, and our young “future” students (ages 1 month through 4).

This allows us an opportunity to engage with current and future alumni of all ages as well as young families and seniors to talk about the “good old days,” hear about experiences from current students, and engage with young families about the opportunities available at APS schools and programs.

Fair attendees will be able to learn how to volunteer with APS, obtain a Senior Citizen Card, and submit questions with “Ask APS” notecards.

For additional information about the Arlington County Fair please visit http://arlingtoncountyfair.us/getting-here/