New Elementary School Name – Your Valuable Input is Needed!

As you may know, our new elementary school building is scheduled to open in September 2019 and will be located next to Thomas Jefferson Middle School. Per policy, APS has formed a Naming Committee to recommend the name of the new school. The Naming Committee is now collecting input from the community to help inform the direction of the naming process. 

Please take a few minutes and go to to learn more about the process and get answers to most of your questions.

The Community Input Form is available in English, Spanish, Arabic, Amharic, and Mongolian. We are asking each Patrick Henry Elementary School parent and staff to fill out the appropriate survey. Our timeline is short, so we hope you can do it soon. It should not take more than 5 minutes.

English –

Spanish –

Arabic –

Amharic –

Mongolian –

Thanks in advance for taking the time to provide your input!

Help Your PTA Earn Easy Money!

Have a child participating in after school enrichment? Want to help the PTA make $5?? Want it to be quick and painless??? Well here’s your chance:

Baroody Camps, facilitators of the enrichment classes at Patrick Henry, would appreciate any feedback you could give them on your family’s experience with their After-School Winter 2017 Enrichment Program. Below is a link to their brief survey:

Baroody Camps has generously offered to donate $5 to the PTA for every family that completes the survey! By completing the survey, your name will also be entered into a drawing for a free class (up to $160 value) for the Spring session.


Important After-School Enrichment Update

A reminder that ALL programs END this week at Patrick Henry with the following EXCEPTIONS:

++ Nature Journaling has already ended (on March 7th)
+ +All Tuesday programs end on March 28th EXCEPT for Art Adventures, which ends on April 4th.
++Theater Improv & Shakespeare – ends on March 29th. (special note that there is NO class on March 22nd. The showcase will be on April 5th at 6:30pm in Room #194)
++Karate ends on March 31st.

Catalogs and Registration dates will sent home and posted online for the Spring session by Thursday! Registration opens Thursday, March 23rd at 4:00pm!

For more information – please visit

Virginia529 Presentation – Friday March 10th at 9 AM

Bummed that you missed an incredibly informative session on setting up a Virginia529 higher education savings plan for your child or children? Well, don’t worry! A representative from Virginia529 will be on hand again on Friday to provide information and answer all of your questions. You might even score some cool swag. Hope to see you there!

What: Virginia529 college savings plan presentation/discussion
When: this Friday (3/10) at 9 AM
Where: Patrick Henry Elementary
Who: YOU!!!

PTA Meeting – Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday at our PTA meeting at 7:00 pm. Pizza and babysitting will be provided starting at 6:30 pm.  The business part of the meeting will be short. We will have the opportunity to learn more about Arlington Tech from our special guest Margaret Chung, Arlington Tech Principal. At 7:30 pm, we will welcome a representative from the Virginia529 Plan to teach us about saving for college. Please note that the Virginia529 Plan representative will return on Friday at 9:00 am for those who miss the meeting Tuesday night.