Parent Resource Center Weekly Message: 6.18.21

June 18, 2021

The team at the PRC extends congratulations to all APS graduates, and to all students, families and staff for pulling together during an incredibly challenging year. As restrictions are increasingly being lifted and more and more members of our community are getting vaccinated, it is exciting to be reconnecting with extended family and friends, and venturing back out into our community. We know there is much work to be done in the 21-22 academic year, but hope the summer proves to be a healthy, relaxing and restorative one for each of you and your loved ones.

As mentioned in a recent PRC Message, today we bid a fond farewell to our dear colleague, Kelly Mountain, who is embarking on her next adventure in a well-deserved retirement. Her presence and contributions will always be felt at our Parent Resource Center, and we are so grateful that Kelly chose to spend her final years in Arlington Public Schools working with us at the PRC.

The Parent Resource Center will be available by phone, email and videochat during the summer. Please feel free to contact us at 703.228.7239 or

We will send periodic updates and information during the summer months, and will resume our Weekly Messages during the week of August 30, 2021. Although the PRC will not host events during the summer, we will plan to  keep our Events page updated with community events.


Speaking of events, please weigh in with your thoughts, interests, suggestions and needs about your PRC’s program planning for the 2021-22 school year!

We would be grateful if you’d take a moment to share your thoughts with us here.



Each school year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the “Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities.”  Your participation in this survey will help VDOE collect additional information to identify training needs related to the special education processes. The VDOE will use the results of this survey to improve parental involvement in the special education process and improve outcomes for all students within the Commonwealth.
It is important to note that your responses are recorded anonymously and cannot be personally linked to your child.
Parents who have more than one child receiving special education services should submit one survey for each child receiving services.If you have any questions about this survey, please contact Tracy Lee, VDOE family engagement specialist, via telephone, at (804) 225-3492, or via e-mail, at

2020-2021 English Survey
2020-2021 Spanish Survey


summer_learningResearch shows that children who read for pleasure in the summer do better and forget less when they go back to school. And it’s not just in reading. Kids who don’t read over the summer can slide backward in all subject areas. This means the summer months and other breaks from school offer great opportunities for families and caregivers to help improve reading and writing.Visit VDOE’s Summer Learning page for reading, mathematics, science, history, and social sciences resources. 

Have a wonderful summer! We can’t wait to see you in 2021-22!