As winter (hopefully) comes to an end, the Arlington Education Foundation would like to invite you to two exciting events:

  • Celebrate Super Pi Day and Technology in our Schools – March 14
    March 14 is Super Pi Day (3.1415).  Join AEF to celebrate this unique day, eat pie, and toast technology in Arlington schools.  Meet fellow Pi enthusiasts.  Learn about AEF’s efforts to fund mobile science workstations, computer science and engineering labs and a digital arts studio.  See student demonstrations.  Complimentary pie.  Cash bar.  3-5pm, Common Ground. 
  • Annual Arlington Trivia Bee – March 22
    Do you like trivia and game shows?  Do you like to laugh?  Do you wonder if you are smarter than a 5th grader?  Come cheer on over 20 teams as they test their wit and wisdom.  Fun for all ages – there will be design challenges and activities for kids too!  FREE.  3-5pm, Town Hall.

More information:  


WOW! Fun Time with the Green Team!

Green Team

Our Green Team program on Friday was a great success! With thirteen children in attendance, the room was full of energy, human- and wind-generated!

We were all impressed by the children’s creative design and engineering skills and no two windmills were alike. We now have a colorful windmill farm to submit for the Trashformations exhibit at Arlington's EcoFest.

Huge thanks to Heide Frank and Luchy Roa who planned and facilitated the event, complete with impressive windmills of their own--one which powered a small light and one which lifted a container via a pulley system.

To see the Brackett Green Team’s windmill farm on the Town Hall stage, join in the fun and festivities at Arlington's EcoFest this Saturday, March 7th, from 10am-2pm.
More info here:

Brackett Green Initiatives Group (GIG) volunteers needed!

To sign up for our lunch room waste-reduction program, click here:

To sign up for our monthly after-school Green Team activities, click here:

FOR FIFTH GRADE PARENTS ONLY - - Save the date - Wednesday, March 11th, 7 to 8:30 pm - Ottoson Middle School Cafeteria - Transitioning to OMS Math!

On Wednesday, March 11th, 7 pm to 8:30 pm, the Director of Mathematics will present about the transition to Ottoson Middle School specific to the mathematics department.  The primary audience of the event if families that have children entering 6th grade during the 2015-16 school year. 

Topics will include:

1. Bypassing Math 6 for extreme high achievers.  The structure and timeline for this opportunity will be outlined.

2. The Math Support Intervention Program for grades 6-8.

REGISTER NOW for KidZone, GoLingo, Insiders Guide to Ottoson & More!!

Go to today and register for:

  • KidZone after-school enrichment classes based at every Arlington elementary school. Classes such as Fit Girls, LEGO Engineering, Chess and Children’s Theater begin the week of March 16.

  • Insiders Guide to Ottoson gives rising 6th-graders a fun behind-the-scenes look at their new school and a chance to meet new friends. Classes will run June 24-26 and August 3-5.



  • Ottoson After-School Fun for Teens includes cool classes such as Digital Photography, Yoga, Running and CADD for Kids. Classes are taught by professional educators and meet right after-school at Ottoson (unless otherwise indicated). Classes begin the week of March 16.


Classes fill quickly, so go to now for more information and to register.  Click the word Register in the upper right corner of the homepage to get complete class descriptions and to register.


Also . . .

  • GoLingo after-school language classes in Spanish, Italian, French and Chinese begin the week of February 2 at all Arlington elementary schools. Go to to register. Click Register for GoLingo in the upper right corner of the homepage, then click Arlington to see the schedule of classes for each school and to register.

Planning Ahead: SUMMER IN A-TOWN

(Register in mid-February)


  • SummerFun 2015  runs the weeks of June 29 through July 31 at Ottoson Middle School. Choose one to five weeks, full or half-day amazingly fun and inventive sessions designed and taught by experienced classroom teachers. For students entering grades 1-9.


  • GoLingo Spanish Fun offers mornings-only and full-day immersion in all things Spanish -- language, games, food and more -- at the air-conditioned Peirce School the weeks of August 3 and 10. For students entering grades 1-5; choose one or two weeks.

NEW!! Speed, Strength & Agility Clinics at Arlington High will be offered by Spy Ponder conditioning coaches Matthew Cooney & Jonathan Nascimento for two hours each morning during the weeks of July 6, 13 and 20 at Arlington High. For students entering grades 7-12; choose one, two or three weeks.

  • Volleyball Sports Clinic will meet from 9am-3pm the week of August 3-7 at Arlington High.  AHS Boys Coach Elizabeth Morris and her staff will provide expert instruction in the latest techniques of serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking and defense. For students entering grades 6-12.


AND . . .

  • Camp Inventions for students entering grades 1-6 is a full-day program that connects science, technology, engineering and math through fun hands-on activities during the week of August 3-7 at Arlington High School. Visit or call 800.968.4332 for information; taught and staffed by Arlington Public School teachers.

All programs are open to residents of Arlington and surrounding communities. The complete 2015 Summer Program schedule will be available before February school vacation at  Registration for summer programs will begin in mid-February, and is first come, first served.


For more information or questions on the above programs, email us at


Donna Eidson, Director
Arlington Community Education
A self-supporting program of the Arlington Public Schools
869 Mass. Ave., Arlington 02476
P: 781/316-3668
F: 781/316-3381

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