2300 Key Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

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Welcome to Francis Scott Key Elementary School

Key School is named after Francis Scott Key (1790-1843), author of our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.” Key School or Escuela Key was one of the pioneers in two-way immersion programs. The immersion program was established at Key School in 1986 with a first grade class, and one grade was added each year as the initial cohort advanced. Kindergarten was added in 1991.

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APS Closed Nov. 25-7 for Thanksgiving Holiday

A reminder to parents that schools are in session Mon, Nov. 23 and Tue, Nov. 24 and closed the remainder of the week (Nov. 25-27) for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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APS Reading Specialist Awarded International Literacy Scholarship Award
KD award  

 Kathy Davin, reading specialist at Key Elementary, earned the Virginia State Reading International Literacy Scholarship for her work in Guatemala. Beginning in 2011, the Greater Washington Reading Council (GWRC) began to cosponsor a literacy project in the rural highlands of Guatemala.  Davin served as the project leader. The council provides partial funding for the purchase of materials for guided reading instruction and recruitment of members to join a group of educators every July for a week of on-site teacher training in best practices for literacy instruction.  The focus is on first language literacy and vocabulary development in the second language. The US teachers spend the mornings observing and coaching in the classrooms and the afternoons conducting workshops and helping local teachers plan instruction.  Fluency in Spanish is desirable but not required. Davin will share the groups’ experiences and insights at the VSRA Conference in 2016.  

      TEAM KIDSSY 2015.16
Empowering America's Future 
Key School has accepted the challenge again for SY 15.16!  We are empowering kids to make a difference in the community and their own lives.  Working with parents, teachers, police officers, firefighters and members of the community, our kids will make that difference by focusing on the positive assets of youth to serve their community.  We will meet our three challenges and celebrate at our festival this October.  Let us know if YOU would like to volunteer. 
Pre-K Montessori to move out of Key for SY 15.16
Key's two classes of Pre-K Montessori (3-5 year olds) will be moving to Jamestown for SY 2015/16.  For more information please contact Arlington Public Schools Office of Early Childhood at (703) 228-8632.
The Pre-K Registration Night will be held Thursday, February 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Kenmore Middle School, 200 South Carlin Springs Rd.  22204.

American Education Week Ends With Wimpy Kid Day!

“We have a treat for you!” promised NEA Secretary-Treasurer Princess Moss to the students of Francis Scott Key Elementary in Arlington, Va., on Friday morning, the last day of American Education Week.

 “Is it candy?” whispered one boy.

         Read more on the NEA website:  http://www.nea.org/grants/61192.htm

Key Elementary School is an International Spanish Academy School with the Ministry of Education Spain
 A member of the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program


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