Jun
13
2017

Order School Supplies Today – Deadline is Friday, June 16

Just a reminder that the hard deadline for online school supply kit orders for the 2017-18 school year is THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 16. 

Jun
12
2017

Latest Treasurer’s Report

Want to know where the PTA spends it’s money? Read the May 2017 Treasurer’s Report

Jun
09
2017

2017 – 2018 Budget Available

The 2017 – 2018 Budget has been drafted and is available here.

Jun
07
2017

Still Need Field Day Volunteers!

We do still need volunteers for Field Day, we are just about 50% there.  Please consider giving us two hours of your time on June 20th! What: Superhero Field Day!! When: June 20th. 8am-10:15am for grades K, 3, 4.  10:05am-12:45pm for grades 1, 2, 5.  We also need 6 volunteers to help us set up between 7am-8am. Where: Charles Barrett …

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Jun
07
2017

Farm to Table Event June 6, 2017

Thursday June 6 is our annual Farm to Table event – Strawberries and Greens.  The kindergartners will be harvesting the lettuce they planted 6 weeks ago and we will be serving it along with strawberries during lunch on Thursday. I need volunteers to help make this work.  Please consider signing up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a5a923ab9-spring

May
24
2017

Donations Needed for Field Day

Field Day is June 20, 2017 and we need some help.

May
24
2017

Gallery Night May 25

Don’t forget Gallery Night and the awesome dog pictures!

May
24
2017

2017-2018 School Supply Kit

Ease your back-to-school headaches next year by purchasing a 2017-2018 School Supply Kit now.

May
24
2017

Last Call for Boxtops!

If you have any Box Tops collected at home, please send them in with your child by Friday, May 26. Many of the Tops expire on June 1, so I will mail one more batch in for credit. Please keep clipping over the summer break!

May
10
2017

Spring 2017 SOL Schedule

Coming dates for the SOLs:

May
10
2017

Superintendent Crowley Departing ACPS July 28, 2017

Superintendent Crawley Announces He Will Be Leaving ACPS This Summer Alexandria, Va. — Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley has announced that he will be leaving Alexandria City Public Schools this summer to take a position as a professor in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University in the fall. Dr. Crawley’s last day with …

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May
09
2017

Carpenter Shelter May 25, 2017

On Thursday, April 27th, we hosted the fourth of five dinners this year for residents of the Alexandria Carpenter’s Shelter, serving local homeless families.

Apr
30
2017

Screen Free Week – More Information

Tomorrow is the start of Screen Free Week! Based on feedback from parents and staff, we decided to highlight this week again at Barrett this year. A few things for parents to know:

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
05
2017

Charles Barrett PTA Communications Survey (Encuesta de Comunicaciones)

We need your input!

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