Yorktown Parent Pyramid: Standards-Based Instruction Event
Arlington Public Schools are hosting a series of Parent Pyramid events this year. The next one for the Yorktown Pyramid is scheduled for October 1st at Nottingham Elementary at 7PM.
Areas Addressed: Increase achievement and progress towards eliminating the opportunity gaps
Agenda: What is Standards-Based Instruction, and how can it support personal learning goals and a deeper focus on targeted student learning?
Panel includes teachers and administrators from Discovery, Williamsburg and Yorktown.
More information: https://discoverypta.membershiptoolkit.com/calendar/event/8898428
If you can not attend the Pyramid event, but want to learn more about standards-based instruction, Arlington Public Schools is sponsoring information sessions for parents regarding the standards (which are new to most elementary schools this year). The next APS meeting will be on Tuesday October 15th from 7-8 pm at the APS Syphax Education Center (2110 Washington Blvd), Room 354/356.
Boys Gotta Run
Can you see your son benefiting from physical activity before his school day? Over the course of 8 weeks he will embark on a quest to complete a 5k. In addition to running, he will foster friendships through activities based around Pillars of Character: integrity, good sportsmanship, grit and self-control, to name a few.
Wednesdays (7:45-8:45 am) in October and November with a 5k on November 13th. Open to grades 3rd -5th, Min: 6, Max: 20. No refunds after the first week of the program.
Registrations & Payments at www.cordarofit.com/join-now. Questions? Contact Sheila@cordarofit.com or 202-549-7084
SEPTA Ice Cream Social and Activities Fair
The Arlington Special Education Parent Teacher Association is having its annual Ice Cream Social & Extracurricular Activities Fair on Saturday, September 28th from 2-4 pm at Walter Reed Community Center 2909 16th Street South. Learn more.
APS School Safety Forum
APS is sponsoring a School Safety Forum on Tuesday, October 15 from 7-9 pm at Thomas Jefferson Middle School Theater (125 South Old Glebe Road). The forum will include presentations by APS staff and partners on what APS is doing to keep our schools safe. There will also be a 30 minute audience Q&A.
Volunteer Spotlight: Cortney Weber
How many kids do you have at Discovery and what grade(s)?
My daughter, Caden, is in second grade. I also have a son, Jackson, who is a Discovery alum and is now at Williamsburg.
What is your (and your child’s) favorite part about Discovery?
My favorite part about Discovery is the collaborative learning environment the building and teachers provide for the kids.
How did you get started volunteering with the PTA?
I started volunteering for the Discovery PTA 6 years ago, before the building was even open. I started volunteering because helping to build a community and traditions for a new school was really exciting.
What would you say to parents thinking about volunteering at Discovery?
I would say VOLUNTEER! Our school thrives when parents, teachers and administrators work together. I know that parents are VERY busy, but there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to help out. If you are unable to volunteer during the school day, sign up to help out at an event in the evening or weekend. If you only have one hour to volunteer, sign up. Any and all help is needed and appreciated.