Family Newsletter Week of 3/22/2024

Dear Brackett Families,


Today is World Down Syndrome Day! We wore mismatched, colorful socks to celebrate our students. Tomorrow is Decades Day. What a fun way to show school spirit!


Hope to see some you tonight at the PTO meeting or at the EL Information Session. Here is the latest PTO Newsletter.


Dr. Vice

New Information Overview

  • From the Nurse
  • April Vacation & Arlington EATS
  • Third Annual Spring Window Painting
  • APS PRIDE Logo Contest
  • Hiring ACE Onsite Coordinator 
  • Calendar Reminders

All previous family communication can be accessed in the News and Announcements on the district website.

Family Communication about MCAS

Next Week: Grade 4 – ELA on March 26 and March 28

Last call for AfterSchool Registration!

  • BASP: Registration closes on March 24 for all new/waitlisted families.
  • Spanish Immersion: Return the forms to the school by March 25 to be included in our lottery.

From the Nurse

Reminder: Enroll in the SNAP Health Portal

If you have not done so already, please be sure to enroll in the SNAP Health Portal. All primary parents/guardians received a sign-up email from [email protected] with instructions for enrolling. Moving forward, the portal will be the primary platform used for communications between the school nurse and parents/guardians, automated medication refill requests (if applicable), sending of medical letters and documents, and so much more. Be sure to take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the portal's functions and upload/update any pertinent medical information for your student. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or need additional assistance.

April Vacation & Arlington EATS

April Vacation is just a few weeks away! Arlington EATS will be offering free pre-packed bags of groceries to any family with kids in Arlington schools in need of food support over the break. Vacation lunch bags are filled with nutritious, easy to prepare, and kid-friendly foods.

Pick up on is Thursday, April 11th at Arlington EATS, 117 Broadway from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

SIGN UP HERE by Thursday, April 4th or call 339-707-6757 to find out more.

Third Annual Spring Window Painting

The Arlington Heights Community Association is hosting its Third Annual Spring Window Painting on Saturday, May 4, 9am-1pm (rain dare, May 5). It would be appreciated if you could publicize the event and the upcoming,ing line registration in your weekly newsletters. Attached is a press release and a poster.


We are so happy to see more and more Arlington school-age children participating in this event. Our future artists, art lovers or, just more engaged residents in our community.

APS PRIDE Logo Competition

All students are welcome to submit an entry for the competition. Check out this flier for more information!

Hiring for Arlington Community Education

Hiring Brackett: Onsite Coordinator for ACE Kids Enrichment Program

Arlington Community Education is seeking an Onsite Coordinator for its ACE Kids after-school enrichment classes at Brackett for the remainder of 2024 with the possibility of continuing through next school year. 

Responsibilities include: gathering students after school, taking attendance, and escorting students to the classroom. The coordinator stays for the duration of the class to help the instructor if needed and to dismiss students after class. Classes run immediately after school, Mon-Fri for 60-90 minutes Sept–June (spring term begins 4/22). Pay is $25/hour. 


If interested, please contact Monica von Huene at [email protected]

If you can only work a few days each week, that would be helpful too.

Arlington Community Education is a self-funded program of the Arlington Public Schools.

Calendar Reminders

Mar 21 – Brackett PTO Meeting (6:30-8pm)

Mar 21 – Brackett PTO Fundraiser - Andrina's

Mar 22 – Progress Reports are available on PowerSchool

Mar 26 – Last day of Spring Food Drive

Mar 29 – Makeup School Day for Brackett only (8am-1pm)

Mar 30 – Green Team Clean Up