WALK TO SCHOOL DAY - - Wednesday, October 8th! See below for details . . .


On Wednesday, Oct 8 we will hold our Autumn Walk to School Day. This will be a celebration of the return to school (no really) and the opportunity to enjoy our great neighborhoods with the company of our friends. We will be asking children to record how they arrived at school on Tuesday Oct 7, and Wednesday of Oct 8 on a large poster board in front of the school. 
Though this is a one day event we hope to encourage walking to school everyday possible. Of course walking is not practical or possible for every family, but even if you drive your child to school, please think about parking several blocks away to reduce traffic congestion and provide a short breath of fresh air.
For more info on the Brackett Safe Routes to Schools program please contact Mustafa Varoglu via mvaroglu@gmail.com or srts.brackett@gmail.com .

Welcome from Arlington Education (AEF) !


Welcome to the 2014-15 school year!  AEF is our local education foundation. It’s a volunteer-led organization, and its mission is to support Arlington’s students and teachers.

Last year, AEF distributed over $100,000 in grant money to educators for projects at all grade levels in the Arlington public schools.  Brackett School has benefited from these recent AEF grants:

Electric Kiln: Installed at Brackett, shared with Peirce (awarded spring 2013)

All students at Brackett and Peirce work with clay and glazes every year.

Concentration Tools:  Expansion and Acceptance (implemented fall 2014)
Every elementary classroom now has a concentration station with a ‘Cool Tool Box’ that contains simple and effective sensory-based self-regulation resources, which all students can use to maintain focus in the classroom.

AEF’s grant programs are made possible by donations from the community. For more information about AEF please visit www.arlingtoneducationfoundationma.org, follow AEF on Facebook and/or contact me!

Thank you!

Amy Horsburgh

AEF Brackett School Representative



THRUSDAY, OCTOBER 2ND AT 7PM - First STEM MEETING - details below.



(STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

THURSDAY, OCT. 2nd at 7 pm
at the home of Deb Savage - 9 High Haith Road in Arlington

Brackett PTO fall Fundraiser - Genevieve's Gift Wrap and Home Items - ORDER BY October 16th! Details below . . .


Every order makes a difference and helps to fund PTO sponsored activities such as field trips, cultural enrichment programs and more. Catalogs were sent home in back packs, you will also find a display of some of the items in the school lobby. To participate:

 -          Share brochure with your friends and family. 

-          Collect orders and payment.  Make checks payable to Brackett PTO.  Do not collect sales tax.

-          Return the envelope with order form (white and yellow copies) and payment to your classroom teacher by Wednesday, October 15

-          Keep the pink copy of order form for you records

-          Orders will arrive to the school before the Thanksgiving break.

Orders can also be placed online by emailing your family and friends

-          Visit:  www.genevieves.com

-          Click on ’Email Family and Friends’

-          Enter school account number 3489

Please contact Gwen Mansfield (mansfield09@verizon.net) with questions.

Brackett Green Initiatives Group (GIG) Needs Lunchroom Volunteers!


The children, lunchroom staff, and our planet need your help!

GIG initiated the food waste sorting program in the lunchroom and we need some extra assistance to keep it going so it can become part of the lunch routine every day.

You can volunteer for as little (just your child's grade) or as much (one or two shifts) as you can!  We are hoping for every day to be covered through the end of this month!

It's easy! Just click here to sign up:


We are grateful for your help!


Registration is still open for many KidZone after school classes!  Classes begin the week of 9/29 and registration ends next week.  Go to www.ArlingtonCommunityEd.org  to register online.

GoLingo! after-school language classes are still enrolling as well, and registration ends in 2 weeks.   Register online at www.golingo.org
Questions:  Contact Mora Rothenberg, Program Coordinator, APS KidZone Enrichment Program  www.arlingtoncommunityed.org


Will Your Child be Absent or Late? Please call the Brackett Safe Arrival Number at 781-648-2576

Leave a message before school with the date, your child's name, grade, teacher and the reason for absence or late arrival and your phone number in case we need to call you.

When your child is marked absent you will receive an automatic call from the School Department reminding you to call the Safe Arrival line if you have not already done so.

Thank You!

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