Parent Forum: Eight Things You Cannot Do for Your Children (But Wish You Could)

Come to the next Arlington Parent Forum where Michael Thompson will discuss "Eight Things You Cannot Do for Your Children (But Wish You Could)."

Wednesday, March 15th 7-8:30pm at the Ottoson Middle School

In the U.S. today, we have a generation of adults who are dedicated to doing a great job of parenting. They want to produce healthy, happy children who are athletically skilled, socially accepted and academically successful. There is nothing wrong with these parental ambitions. However, there is an assumption that this kind of embedded parenting always adds psychological value.

In this talk, Dr. Thompson will explain the eight things that parents wish they could do for their children, but in the end they cannot.

Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than seven hundred schools across the United States, as well as abroad. He is an Arlington resident.

Come to STEM Night & Science Fair Friday Evening!

Please join us Friday, March 10th at 6 pm for a night of amazing demonstrations, fun games, and hands on science, engineering, and math!  Our favorite activities like the Scavenger Hunt, and Big Dice Bingo will be joined by exciting new activities, including paper engineering, acoustics and sound, pinhole camera, Win a Pi(e)! and many more.


To help make this a successful night of science and math, we need your help to fill in the remaining volunteer slots for the event.  We’ve got a terrific line up of new and classic activities that need your participation.   Visit Brackett STEM Night 2017 to sign up.  Thanks in advance for your time and effort!


Last Call for Lost & Found! Items will be Donated this FRIDAY!

Missing a winter coat, boots, hats or gloves? Check the lost & found!

lost and found

It's overflowing with your kids really nice stuff! All unclaimed items will be donated this FRIDAY so please check the cafeteria today!

Kindergarten Registration Nights are March 13 & 15th and Online Registration Info

Families who have incoming Kindergarten students for the Fall of 2017, please note that Kindergarten Registration Nights will be held at Central Registration located at Arlington High School, 869 Massachusetts Avenue, from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
on the following days:

    •    Monday, March 13
    •    Wednesday, March 15

Online Registration for Fall 2017-2018 begins on Saturday, March 11. If you successfully 
complete the application online, please do not attend Registration Nights. You will be able to find the online registration by clicking on this link starting March 11th.

Important Note: All registrations received between March 11 at 12:01 AM and March 13 at 11:59 PM will be treated equally when making buffer zone assignments. All subsequent buffer zone decisions will be made based on class sizes.

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