Huge thanks to Naomi Greenfield and all of the Stratton teachers and librarians who made our author visit with Peter Reynolds such a success!!!
Boys Book Club
Tuesday, May 14 | right after school | Stratton
We read a book monthly and will begin writing our own e-books. This will be our final meeting for the school year. Contact Kelly Mountain at [email protected] or Janine Duffy at [email protected] for details.
Garden Dedication for Mr. Rick
Friday, May 17 | Stratton Garden | 2:45pm
Stratton families are invited to gather with staff and Mr. Rick’s family as Stratton dedicates a new garden to the memory of Mr. Rick, on his birthday. Parents or guardians should plan to attend with their children, please.
Stratton PTO Meeting
Monday, May 20 | Stratton Media Center | 7:00-9:00 pm
Please come as we vote in next year’s officers and discuss end-of-year events!
Stratton Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group Meeting
Tuesday, May 21 | 7:30-9:00 pm
SDEI will review the programming from the Spring (Arlington Eats, True Story Theatre, AEF Grant) and use the time to help out with anything related to Cultural Night.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Class Parents, Take Note! Stratton celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week at a different time than the national week. Please sign-up to drop off your family’s favorite dish for our all-faculty pot-luck on Thursday, May 23.
Art Night: PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE!
Wednesday, June 5 | Stratton School | 6:00-7:30 pm
Join the Stratton Art Faculty and administration to view the amazing art our children have created in Art Class this year.
Stratton Cultural Fest
Saturday, June 8 | Stratton School | 5:00-8:00 pm
Every family is invited to participate in our first Cultural Fest! Share your culture’s food, history, traditions, and art. Whether you share about New England or Seattle, Japan or Columbia, everyone is encouraged to participate in some way! See below for details & volunteer opportunities!
End of Year Community Celebration!
Thursday, June 13 | 5:30-7:30pm | Stratton School Yard
Bring the whole family to celebrate the end of a great school year. Pack a picnic and enjoy free ice cream or slush.
2019-2020 PTO Positions: The Slate!
We are excited to announce that many willing parents have volunteered to take on leadership positions for the 2019-2020 school year.
The PTO Executive Board Slate:
Co-president: Christina Falcone (2 year term)
(K.C. Kourtz will fulfill the second year of her two-year term as Co-president)
Treasurer: Heather Mell (one-year term)
Secretary: Andrea King (one-year term)
Co-VP of Fundraising: Andrea Haas (one-year term)
Co-VP of Fundraising: Barrie Tysko (one-year term)
Co-VP of Enrichment: Amy Carlson (one-year term)
Co-VP of Enrichment: Carisa Klemeyer (one-year term)
Communications Chair: Kim Van Winkle
Community Event Chair: Brenda Mahoney
Book Chairs: Kelly Mountain and Melissa Johnson
Green Team Chairs: Tina Halfpenny and Kathy Whang
Stratton Cultural Fest
Food! Crafts! Art! Dance! Music! Games! Celebrate and learn about the cultures, heritages, countries, and traditions that make up our Stratton community. But first, we need YOU to help bring Cultural Fest to life.
Please consider being part of the programming this year by sharing your traditional foods, display tables, crafts, art, music, dance or games. If you are interested in learning more or would like to participate, please fill out the short form at http://bit.ly/StrattonCulturalFestInterest and the Committee will be in touch.
Questions? Email the Stratton Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group at
Respond and Prevent: A Dialogue about Addressing Hate Incidents
Please mark your calendars (and register) for Respond and Prevent: A Dialogue about Addressing Hate Incidents. This thoughtful workshop hosted by Arlington Human Rights Commission and the Bishop DIG will be held on May 16 at 6:30. Join us for a special dialogue to discuss how APS families, teachers, and staff can address, respond, and prevent incidents of hate and bias in our schools.
This program will be moderated by Stacy Davison, an Arlington resident with two children in the Arlington Public Schools, who for nearly two decades has served our community, as a former member of the Arlington Human Rights Commission, Ottoson Middle School Building Respect Task Group, Arlington Superintendent’s Diversity Advisory Committee and facilitator for a community dialogue series called Race and Place. Stacy has facilitated anti-bias training programs for the Anti-Defamation League’s A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute since 2000. She launched and managed ADL New England’s anti-bias program for educators and family members of preschool children. She has an MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University and is a certified mediator.
Please help spread the word and share this event with friends!