Apr
28
2017

5th Grade Panoramic Picture Day

Calling all parents of 5th graders–our 5th Grade Panoramic picture day is scheduled for May 18th at 9:30am. We need two parent volunteers–these lucky volunteers will not only get to hang out with some amazing 5th graders, but also they will each get a $15 voucher to use towards their panoramic picture order. Let Kristen Weber know if you …

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Apr
28
2017

Screen Free Popsicles Fun

Please join the PTA for a fun, screen-free night on the Charles Barrett field on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. The PTA will provide popsicle treats for all the kids enjoying a screen-free evening. Bring a blanket, a book, a ball, or whatever you like (as long it doesn’t have a screen). Come …

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Apr
25
2017

Screen Free Week May 1 – 5, 2017

Screen Free Week is coming up in just one week! On May 1-5 Charles Barrett Elementary School will join thousands of schools, libraries, and community groups nationwide in a coordinated effort to encourage millions of Americans to turn off televisions, smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles for seven days and turn on the world around them.

Apr
24
2017

Teacher Appreciation Week

The PTA will be organizing activities throughout the week of May 1st as a sign of our gratitude to CBES teachers and staff.

Apr
24
2017

Field Day Coordinators Needed

We need 1-2 parents to coordinate field day with Mr. McGrath.  It is a fun event the last week of school (June 20th).  It isn’t a huge time commitment and the kids will be thankful for all the fun. If you can volunteer, please contact Kristen Webber or Becky Kotuby

Apr
24
2017

Barrett Carnival Tickets Available for Pre-Purchase

Barrett Carnival Tickets are available for pre-purchase now through May 4, 2017 3 for $1.  Tickets will be 2 for $1 at the door. We will also be pre-selling tickets in front of school 2:15-3:00 Tues 5/2 & Thurs 5/4 and in front of Rec 5/3 4:00-6:00.

Apr
23
2017

Yearbooks are Coming

Order Now!

Mar
14
2017

Earth Day Plastic Bag Recycling Competition

Fun competition to get the students ready for Earth Day!

Mar
14
2017

After School Club Information

There are no programs for today, Mar. 14th. A make up for Tuesday classes is now scheduled on Mar. 21st EXCEPT for Art Studio which already had a make up scheduled on Mar. 21st but now has an additional make up scheduled on Mar. 28th.

Mar
14
2017

Budget Hearing Thank You

A big thank you to all who spoke at the March 13 City Council meeting to fully fund our schools, and also to the many who have written letters of support. Without a fully funded school district, many of the projects currently planned will not happen. This is important, and impacts the district for years.

Mar
10
2017

March 15 – City Council Member at Barrett

City Council member and Vice Mayor, Justin Wilson, will meet with parents in the Charles Barrett multipurpose room on Wednesday, March 15th at 6:00 pm.  Please come, learn about the budget gap, ask questions, push for more funding. The time to act is NOW.  

Mar
08
2017

Important Budget Hearing March 13 2017

The Superintendent proposed a lean budget to the city earlier this year, but the city’s proposed budget for schools does not fully fund our schools:

Mar
08
2017

No After School Clubs March 8 Due to School Closing

As you know by now, there will be no school on Wednesday (3/8). There also will be NO after school enrichment programs for that day. Baroody Camps will send out details regarding make-up classes for families whose children participate in programs on Wednesdays.

Mar
07
2017

Book Character Day Rescheduled

Book Character Day has been rescheduled for Friday, March 31st.

Mar
07
2017

Charles Barrett Rec Open All Day March 8

Charles Barrett Recreation Center will be open on Wednesday, March 8th from 9 am to 6 pm. Available space and activities will be limited due to similar circumstances which led to Alexandria Public School closures. This program is only open to current Charles Barrett After School Program participants. Attendees should have a packed lunch and …

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Mar
06
2017

No School Wednesday March 8

All ACPS schools closed for students this Wednesday, March 8

Mar
06
2017

2017 Charles Barrett Spring Carnival

Please make sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, May 6th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm.  It is a wonderful day filled with lots of fun for our kids – Games, Raffle items to win, yummy food and drink, the Moonbounce, the Obstacle course and of course having a chance to help Mr. McGrath cool off …

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Mar
05
2017

Charles Barrett PTA Communications Survey (Encuesta de Comunicaciones)

We need your input!

Mar
05
2017

February 13 PTA Meeting Minutes

Can be found here: Feb 13 2017 Meeting Minutes

Mar
05
2017

February 2017 Treasurer’s Report

February 2017 Treasurer Report is posted.

Feb
23
2017

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up

We need your help and there are lots of spots open and its a great way to get involved!

Feb
23
2017

Volunteers Needed for Talent Show

We are looking for volunteers to help with the CB Panda Extravaganza (i.e. talent show)!

Feb
23
2017

Barrett PTA Nominating Committee

The PTA is actively recruiting three parents to form a Nominating Committee.  This committee is tasked with identifying and recruiting next year’s PTA leadership– specifically the PTA secretary, treasurer, and president-elect.

Feb
23
2017

Art to Remember Coming Up

Art to Remember, a fundraising activity for Charles Barrett is coming up. Specific dates are TBD (released ones have been extended). A flier with further information can be found here: Art to Remember 2017 If you have questions, or need further information, please contact JulieAnne Kito (julieanne.kito@yahoo.com).

Dec
08
2016

Fall 2016 Garden Updates

Read about what the Autumn Garden activities. Highlighted by the harvesting of sweet potatoes for a feast! Read about it here:

Dec
05
2016

Latest information about Redistricting (12/4)

Read the latest redistricting information from the PTA President: December 4 Redistricting Update

Dec
05
2016

Congratulations Lily Pfeifer – Yearbook Cover Winner

Our fifth graders submitted some fantastic artwork for the Yearbook Cover Contest.  The teachers voted and the winners are: COVER – Lily Pfeifer BACK COVER – Sydney Payne, Geremias Ayala Chicas, Noah Jennings, Yahney-Marie Sangare

Dec
05
2016

2016 Art Reflections Winners

Thanks to all the Pandas who participated in this year’s Reflections program. Judges examined technique, creativity and how well the artist interpreted and illustrated the theme, “What Is Your Story?” to arrive at their decisions below. Let us congratulate all participants and wish our 1st place winners luck as they move onto the city level. …

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Nov
15
2016

Rec Advisory Council – Parents Needed

The next Rec Advisory Council meeting date is December 6, 2016, from 5:30pm to 6:30pm.

Nov
13
2016

Fall Appeal Goal Exceeded!

Thank you all so much for helping us exceed our Fall Appeal goal, I am so happy to report that we have now raised $38,488. 

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