Hello parents of rising kindergartners!
The Arlington Family Connection's kinder connect program traditionally helped organize social meet ups in the summer for incoming students and families to meet each other. As the organization re-organizes and revitalizes, we are unlikely to be able to assist in scheduling these events without a larger membership and volunteer force. In the meantime, here are some value links of information shameless sourced from the private Arlington Parents Facebook group. We hope by sharing these publicly on our blog that other families not on social media will have equitable access to these resources.
Registration is open, and more information and instructions can be found from the town's website here
Already organized Facebook groups for parents of incoming kindergarten classes:
PEIRCE: Pierce Incoming Kindergarteners of 2023
THOMPSON: Thompson Class of 2029 (Kindergarten 2023-2024)
DALLIN: Dallin Class of 2029 (Kindergarten 2023-2024)
BISHOP: Bishop Elementary - Class of 2029
HARDY: Hardy Kindergarten 2023-2024 (Graduating 5th grade in 2029) Arlington MA
BRACKETT: Brackett-AHS Class of 2036
STRATTON: Stratton Rising Kindergarten - Class of 2036
Resources for parents of children with or needing an IEP:
TASA: The Arlington Special Education Alliance: www.arlingtonspedalliance.wordpress.com
TASA is a confidential networking and advocacy group for parents only – there is a private FB group and a private email list. See the website for further information.
SEPAC: Special Education Advisory Council: www.arlington.k12.ma.us/sepacSEPAC is a group that anyone can join. There are monthly meetings that APS administrators also attend, and they sponsor an annual workshop on SPED parent rights. See the website for further information.