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Looking forward to seeing 172 K-2 students and 171 3-5 students rock and roll the night away on


Friday, January 19, 2018

(snow date Feb 2)

Grades K-2: 6:30 - 8:00

Grades 3-5: 8:00 - 9:30


please pick up wristbands and food tickets in the front lobby on Friday, 19 January, between 830-900 

A few reminders when you come to the dance:

  • Only one parent per family – and we encourage groups of friends to come together with one parent chaperone.
  • No cost to attend as a chaperone!
  • Current Nottingham students ONLY (no older or younger siblings).
  • “Mary Beth’s Diner” will have food, drinks and treats available all night long.
  • A DJ will be spinning the oldies (and new goodies)


To make this a successful event, we need volunteers – parents, grandparents, middle-schoolers, high schoolers – just sign up here!





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Community News

 Participate in the new community questionnaire for the 2018-24 APS Strategic Plan. It’s posted at www.apsva.us/engage/strategic-plan/ and will remain open until 9 a.m. on Friday, January 19. This plan, which is scheduled for School Board action in June, will chart a course for students, staff, and APS as a whole. Community input is vital . . . [see more]

Saturday, January 20.  Paint, Build, Create A day of creative exploration for all ages.  Free!  Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford Street.  11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.Learn more at Paint, Build, Create  Sponsored by Arlington Department of Parks & Recreation

Thursday, January 25 530 - 830 pm.  Arlington Child Care Initiative Community Meeting What can we do to increase the accessibility, availability, and quality of child care in Arlington?  Provide your input on a draft action plan.  Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street, Auditorium.  Learn more or provide input online at Child Care Initiative

Thursday, February 1:  The ABCs of Parenting in Spanish/Clases para padres en español Set your family up for success!  Join SCAN of Northern Virginia for an 8-week parenting class in Spanish designed for parents of young children  . . . [see more]

Thursday, February 8.  Project Family @ Night-Preschool Options in Arlington Learn about preschool options in Arlington. Space is limited-must register in advance.  5:30-7:00 p.m. Arlington Mill Community Center.  Contact cfuentes@arlingtonva.us to register.

Open Bounce.  Saturdays through March 24.   If your child loves to bounce, come to Open Bounce!  Madison Community Center, 3829 N Stafford St.  9:30-11:45 a.m.  Cost is $3/child.  Open to ages 3-9.  Learn more at Open Bounce

Family Skate Night.  Saturdays through March.  Bring the whole family to Thomas Jefferson Community Center for Family Skate Night Saturday evenings 6:30-9 p.m. through March. With a live DJ, moon bounces and snack bar, this is a crowd-pleaser for the entire family. Only $2 to skate and $3 to rent a pair of wheels (moon bounce and concessions are additional). Cash Only. Hint hint...a skate party is a great idea for your 4-11 year old's birthday.

SAVE the DATE!!!  The 10th Annual YOUR CHILD’S DEVELOPMENT Information and Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Kenmore Middle School.  For parents and caregivers of children ages newborn to 5 years old.  Parenting workshops and community information tables.  More information coming soon at Arlington Resource Fair

Events of Note

B-I-N-G-O!  It's time for our winter Family Socials -- Just 1 Friday night LEFT! (Feb 9) -- from 6:30 - 8:00 in the MPR. Corral the family* and a gently used game, book or toy to donate to the prize pool.  Bring your own dinner and enjoy some old-fashioned family fun.  *Not a "drop-off" activity.  All students (regardless of age) must be accompanied by an adult.