Family Newsletter Week of 5/17/2024

Dear Brackett Families,

Check out the MAY PTO NEWSLETTER for volunteer opportunities, end of year information, and more!


Thank you to everyone who filled out the  Family/Caregiver Form for Class Placement. The form will close tomorrow morning at 8am. If you have any last entries, please fill out the form before then. 


There are a few amazing events happening at the end of school that we need volunteers for: Movie Night and Field Day. Please consider helping out!


One final ask … Our district values your feedback! We are surveying Arlington Public Schools families to gain insight into your perception of our school and district effectiveness. We need your feedback to ensure we continue to provide high-quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for college and careers.


Dr. Vice

New Information Overview

  • AEF Stars
  • Free Youth Mental Health Trainings
  • Calendar Reminders

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


Give a STAR to recognize an educator that shines bright!
A donation of $20 to AEF purchases a  STAR Certificate of Appreciation for the person you choose to recognize. Recognize 4 or more people and each STAR is $15. 


Purchase your STAR Certificate anytime before May 31, 2024 and your honoree(s) will receive their printed Star Certificate delivered in early June. STARs can be purchased for anyone at APS, not just for your child’s current teacher! Specials teachers, custodians, nurses, administrative assistants and even lunch staff can all receive STARs! 


Free Youth Mental Health Trainings for Parents/Caregivers

Families are invited to participate… Register here.


What is Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA)?

An evidence- and skills-based training for adults who frequently interact with youth. YMHFA is the help offered to a young person experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Training is for anyone 18+ connected to Arlington!

Calendar Reminders

DATE CHANGE: PTO Community Meeting now Thursday, May 23rd 6:30-8:00pm 

Join us for our final PTO meeting for a year end review and help plan for next year. 


April 30-May 30 – Arlington Public Schools Annual Textile Recycling Competition – Go BRACKETT!

May 22 Brackett Art Show (Grades 1-5) Opening Reception & Choral Concert (6:30-8pm)

May 23 Brackett Community PTO Meeting (6:30-8pm)

May 23-30 – Art Show viewing (4-5pm daily)

May 24 – Menotomy Day (Third Grade only)

May 24 – Spirit Day – Kids dress like teachers & teachers dress like kids

May 29 – Bike/Pedestrian Safety Assemblies

May 31 – Field Day

May 31 – Brackett Movie Night (7-10pm at Robbins Farm Park)

June 1 – Dear Edwina, Jr. (4:00pm)

June 5 – Fifth Grade visits Gibbs

June 6 – Scooper-Bowl

June 13 Fifth Grade Graduation

June 13 – Last day of school for Kindergarten (2:30pm dismissal)

June 14 & 17 –2024-25 Kindergarten Screenings

June 18 – Last day of school for Grades 1-5 (11:30am dismissal)


Please check with your classroom teacher for grade level field trips and events.


Every Friday at 7:20am - Math Mornings for 3rd-5th Grade

3rd graders- Library; 4th- Room 204; 5th graders- Room 201

Every Friday from 8-9am - Brackett Bank