Check Out Brackett's Holiday Check List. Thank you to the many Brackett families who have already participated in items on our checklist! We are lucky to have such a giving community!

Brackett Holiday Check List   

_____     Donate items to the Arlington Food Pantry – drop-off in school lobby

_____     Donate coats to Anton’s Coats for Kids – drop-off in school lobby

_____     Start Collecting old glasses and sunglasses to donate to the Lion’s Club - drop-off in school lobby.  Collection is December 1st through December 5th.

______    Sign up for Brackett’s Holiday Helper Program

 Link to sign up for a gift:

______   Sign Up Stop and Shop Card for Brackett and participate in Stop and Shop’s A Plus Program ®   (You do NOT need to sign up again if you signed up last year).

_____     Visit Brackett Family Stores for Holiday Shopping - Coyote Impressions and Maxima Gift Center both have rewards program with the PTO.

­­_____     Register your Target Charge Card for Brackett and participate in Target’s Charge of Education ® program.


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR MATH NIGHT! Thursday, December 4th, from 6 to 8 pm

Hello parents!  We have about 20 fantastic math activities planned for our annual Math Night, but we will need some volunteers!  Please consider giving one hour of your time during the Dec. 4th event.  Help Brackett kids guess the number of treats in a jar, play Dice Golf, or do Minecraft Manipulations.  Or simply help us sell pizza to fund the event. There are lots of activities to choose from.  See our SignupGenius form at:

IMORTANT NEWS! Picture Re-Take Day is Thursday, December 4th!!

If you need a retake, please send the original package of photos back in the original envelope to your child's teacher on or before School Picture Retake Day on Thursday, December 4th and the photographer will collect the packages and your package will be reprinted with the retake photo. You will need to submit all photos from your first package in order for them to be reprinted with the retake.

 *You can keep the class photo.

If your child was absent and needs their photo taken on December 4th, please send me an email with your child's name, grade and teacher and I will send you an order form.
Questions or problems with your order? Contact Karen O'Hagan at

Arlington Food Pantry and Arlington Thanksgiving Food Drive a HUGE SUCCESS!



We want to thank all the families who made our November Food Pantry Drive and Thanksgiving Food Drive a huge success. Your generosity was simply overwhelming. Each grade met their goals
and really got into the spirit of giving. We collected nearly $400 of food gift cards!

We also want to thank Ms.Gorman and her firth grade class for all their efforts in getting our community together to really make this happen.
Her class marketed the event and sorted and organized the food daily. They proudly brought the food to the delivery vans that were heading to the pantry for the pre Thanksgiving sort. One hundred Arlington families with youth will receive a large grocery bag full of Thanksgiving
trimmings and a food gift card for the purchase of a turkey. The students were great role models for our school!


ANNOUNCING: Brackett Holiday Helper Program! Information below!

The Brackett School will be participating in Arlington's Holiday Helper Program again this year! This program allows us to help many children living in Arlington during the Holiday Season.

 Link to sign up for a gift:

SAVE THE DATE! Math Night, Thursday, December 4th, from 6 to 8 pm


Mark your calendars! This annual Brackett event celebrates all things mathematical and has fun activities for all ages throughout the building, from the lobby to the art room on the third floor. Kids can do a math scavenger hunt, measure themselves in nanometers, learn to count in Mayan or Babylonian numerals, write their age in binary and play games such as sudoku and pentomino, as well as unique games created specifically for Brackett Math Night. Started in 2008, Math Night grows and becomes more popular each year. Pizza and baked goods will be sold.

The Fifth Grade Lions are Collecting Eye Glasses - Monday, December 1st through, Friday, December 5th. Look for the bin in the school lobby.


Simply put old eyeglasses, including sunglasses, in the bin marked “Lions Recycle For Sight” in the school lobby and the Fifth Grade Lions will take care of the rest.  It is not necessary to have the glass case. 

                                  Thank You !

Tell your Teacher they are a STAR!

The Arlington Education Foundation STARS (School Teachers are Really Special) program is a way to say “Thank you for all you do!”   With your $15 donation, the teacher of your choice will receive a certificate that honors them with a gift in their name.  Consider a STAR as your holiday teacher gift (deadline is December 3 to ensure delivery before the December break).   

The Arlington Education Foundation funds system wide initiatives and creative new projects to enhance the educational experiences of Arlington’s teachers and students.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS - Registration Opens 10:00am, Wednesday, November 12th
• Evening: December 11th
• Afternoons: December 9th & *17th
  * Note: Several Kindergarten teachers will hold an alternate conference date in place of 12/17.

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