Dec
08

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

Latest information about Redistricting (12/4)

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

Dec
05

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

Holiday Shop December 10, 2016

Are your kids interested in making homemade gifts for their friends, relatives, and even teachers? Are you crafty, but don’t have the time to purchase all the items, much less sit down and make it all? We have the solution for you!!! Every year the Charles Barrett PTA sponsors the Holiday Shop where students come …

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Dec
05

Barnes and Noble Book Fair Dec 15 (Online 15-20), 2016

Save the date of December 15 (4–8 pm) and stop by the Potomac Yards Barnes & Noble CBPTA Bookfair. Prefer to shop online? Save your Internet shopping at Barnes & Noble for the online CBPTA Bookfair December 15–20! A percentage of purchases made at the bookfair and online will benefit the CBPTA Giving Tree.  This …

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Dec
05

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

Farm to Table Event

Tuesday, November 15, we will celebrate Thanksgiving and harvest time with the CBPTA fall farm-to-table event. All the children will be served a taste of sweet potatoes, many grown in our very own Charles Barrett Garden and harvested by our kindergartners.  For those parents coming to eat Thanksgiving lunch with their children, if you can …

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Nov
15

Rec Advisory Council – Parents Needed

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

Nov
14

No Baroody Camps this week (Nov 14 – 17)!

We wanted to remind you that there are NO scheduled programs this coming week (Monday-Thursday 11/14-11/17).

Nov
13

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. 

Nov
13

Redistricting Updates November 12

Information from team can be found here.

Nov
02

November 2 Redistricting Update

An update from Lena Sandberg, Charles Barrett Redistricting Committee Member:

Oct
31

New Redistricting Maps (#s 7 and 8) Released

Two more more maps have been added to the redistricting plan: Maps numbers 7 and 8.

Oct
23

Donate to the Carpenter Shelter Dinner

Oct
23

BoxTops Deadline Extended!

The deadline has been extended to Wednesday, October 26, so send in the tops with your child in the next few days!

Oct
20

Glow Stick Dance Party

Glow Stick Dance Party which will be held on Friday, November 11 in the Charles Barrett gym.

Oct
20

Parent Leadership Training Institute – Parents Needed!

The Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) of Alexandria is urgently seeking additional applicants to join the Fall 2016 class. Interviews are ongoing, and slots are still available this and next Friday, 10/21/16 and10/28/16. Copies of the program application are provided below in both English and Spanish. Potential applicants can learn more about the program by …

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Oct
19

Redistricting News

Latest Redistricting News Redistricting Maps

Oct
19

English Speaking Parents Needed

Early in 2016, our social worker Ana Bonilla recruited an ACPS ESL teacher to teach a weekly English class for parents in our school community.  Last year, we had a regular group of about 8 parents.  We met for the first time this year and had NINETEEN parents show up!

Oct
19

Parent Travel Survey

ACPS has asked that parents complete a survey with regards to commuting to school.

Oct
19

Supplies Needed for November Dance Party

 In November, students will have the chance to use their Panda Paws to purchase a ticket to our first Dance Party of the year. 

Oct
19

Box Tops Due Friday!

Don’t forget to gather all the Box Tops you’ve been saving and send them in with your child before Friday, October 21, our fall submission deadline.

Oct
11

On-Site Volunteer Application Processing–October 28th 12:30-2:30pm!

If you have completed the on-line portion of your volunteer application and need to complete the final step of your ID verification, we will have staff from Central Office on-site on Friday, October 28th from 12:30-2:30pm. Approved volunteer applications are needed for all regular school volunteers, and for chaperones who will be supervising students independently. …

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Oct
06

Carpenter’s Shelter – October 27, 2016

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We have the first of our 5 hosted dinners at the Carpenter’s Shelter coming up.

Sep
22

CETA Night is coming, Door Prizes are Needed!

CETA Night is coming up on October 27th at 6:30pm! Part of this fun night involves a give-away of donations and gifts from local businesses. If you own a business or have any new items to donate, please contact Ms. Supple at alison.supple@acps.k12.va.us Thank you for your support!

Sep
22

Please sign-up for the Electronic Barrett Buzz!

Our bi-weekly newsletter is going 100% electronic. Please register to receive it and other important ACPS updates at www.tinyurl.com/gopandas Thank you.  

Sep
16

Date Extended for Directory Entry

Please enter data by September 23. You can enter here: Charles Barrett Directory Entry.

Sep
09

Box Tops for Education

Charles Barrett participates in the Boxtops for Education. You’ll see them on participating products at the grocery store, Walmart, Target, etc.  Please clip them and save in a baggie or envelope to send in to school with your child (green folders!).  Please include your child’s name and teacher’s name so that we can tally which …

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Sep
08

Committee and Volunteer Help Needed!

We have several vacant committee chair positions(listed below) and I hope you will consider volunteering. 

Sep
07

New Parent Questions?

Corine Bradshaw and Anna Jaeger are your “New Family Liaisons”. They are both in their seventh year at Charles Barrett and have kids spread out through almost all of the grades.