Walk to School Wednesdays

Did you know that walking, biking, scootering, busing and carpooling can be good for the environment? Most cars burn gasoline (refined oil) to make them move. This is a fossil fuel which comes from the earth. When it’s burned for energy, it causes air pollution. So, why not walk, bike, scooter, ride the bus or carpool when you can? That’s why our Environmental Club is promoting Walk to School Wednesday!

Fiesta de la Amistad Friendship Party: February 10!

The Fiesta de la Amistad (Barcroft Friendship Party) will be held this coming February 10th from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. Come and enjoy this family friendly event, great food, music and fun. Tickets are $5/family, they will be sold on the day of the event or in advance at the school. PLEASE NOTE: This is a family event – no drop offs; students must be supervised by an adult.

Rising Middle School Families

Our 5th grade Eagles will leave the nest to head to middle school soon. We know that the middle school transition is both exciting and, at times, overwhelming.  Check out the most important next steps recommended by our counselor, Ms. Demastus, as well as information from Kenmore and Jefferson about their course information sessions in early February.

Upcoming Testing Information

During the school year, statewide and district testing is scheduled for students. Information regarding the different tests and dates will be updated throughout the year. In January, our third, fourth, and fifth graders took mid-year Virginia Growth Assessments in math and reading.

Celebrating Ovechkin’s 802+ Goal Milestone

Fourth and fifth grade Eagles were selected to participate in Alexander Ovechkin’s 802+ goal celebration on Friday, January 13. More information about the celebration can be found here: More than 800 local students will help Alex Ovechkin celebrate his latest milestone (Washington Post) and A Field Trip For the Ages: Arlington Public Schools Attends Capitals Practice, […]

Barcroft’s Lunch Plan

APS is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our staff and students throughout the entire school day. In accordance with CDC and VDH guidance, we will continue to protect student health and safety during meals. Every school will consistently implement the following health and safety measures during lunch.

Thank you Arlington Community Foundation!

Barcroft Elementary received a grant from Arlington Community Foundation. Their generosity provided funding for: transportation for our students and families to and from a DC United Game an after-school Environmental Club transportation for our SciGirls to visit the Children’s Science Center We are grateful for the opportunities and access Arlington Community Foundation’s grant provided for […]