School Board Candidate Debate – TONIGHT!

Please spread the word and plan to attend tonight’s SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATE DEBATE in the Patrick Henry Elementary School Gym.
There will be a lively discussion of the hot-button issues currently facing our school system, including capacity concernsperformance disparities, and the near-term, significant revision of our decades-old admissions policy.
  – WHAT:     Arlington County School Board Election – Debate*
  – WHO:       James Lander, Maura McMahon, and Monique O’Grady
  – WHEN:     Wednesday, April 19th, from 7-9pm
  – WHERE:   Patrick Henry Elementary Gym, 701 S Highland St, Arlington, VA
                      (Enter through the front doors, right off the parking lot, and a sign will direct you to the gym.)
*Note: Spanish translation will be provided.
For those who may be new to Arlington’s process, Virginia law requires all candidates for School Board to qualify for the ballot as Independent candidates, although they may be supported or endorsed by a political party.  The Arlington County Democratic Committee (ACDC) will hold a caucus vote to endorse a candidate for School Board on May 9, 11, and 13th.  While the caucus winner may face opposition in the November 2017 general election, no non-Democrat has served on the Board since 2007, so the candidate endorsed by the caucus is highly likely to carry the general election.   More information about upcoming Arlington elections can be found here: https://vote.arlingtonva.us/elections/
We all have busy lives, so please take advantage of this all-in-one opportunity to compare and contrast the School Board candidates’ views.
Tonight’s debate is jointly sponsored by the Pike Presidents’ Group and the Patrick Henry Elementary PTA – we hope to see you there!

Next PTA Parent Education Session – Join Us April 27th, 2017 at 7 pm

Please join us for our April parent education session:


The Ins and Outs of Individualized Education


Thursday, April 27, 2017   7:00 pm

Patrick Henry Library

Childcare and Spanish interpretation, and light refreshments will be provided


Know the difference between an IAT, a 504 and an IEP?

Join Patrick Henry School Counselor, Erin Upton, and Patrick Henry’s School Psychologist, Karen Reich, to learn about the choices that APS parents have in advocating for the individualized education needs of their children.

Chipotle Fundraiser – April 18th, 2017 5 – 9 PM

Give yourself a break from cooking dinner AND help the Patrick Henry PTA raise funds for much-loved programs such as grants, teacher appreciation, special guest speakers, etc.!! Come with your family to grab dinner at Chipotle on April 18th and don’t forget to mention that you are there for the Patrick Henry Fundraiser. You get a delicious meal and happy kids, and Chipotle will donate a portion of all sales to the PTA. It’s a (yummy) WIN-WIN!

WHERE: Chipotle on 1002 S Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22204

WHEN: April 18, 2017 from 5 to 9 PM

WHY: To raise money for the PTA!