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June 2020 Newsletter

posted Jun 17, 2020, 7:28 AM by c traband
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This newsletter is compiled by the Rock Spring Civic Association for residents of the Rock Spring neighborhood.

1.  Arlington County:
Voting Information for all upcoming elections:  The safest way to vote in the upcoming elections is by mail. All registered voters in Arlington are eligible to vote by mail during COVID-19, but voters must request a mail ballot, either online, by email or by mail. Learn more about requesting and returning your ballot.  You can apply for the Special Election for County Board on July 7 as well as the November Presidential Election.  Still holding onto your ballot? Consider using a Drop Box next week.

Covid-19 Information:

Capital Improvement Plan:  Joint School Board/County Board Capital Improvement Plan Work Session

5 - 6:30 p.m.       Hosted by the County; can be viewed live on Arlington TV.

2.  Arlington County Public Schools:  Save the Date: Virtual Town Halls with the New Superintendent, Tuesday, June 23 from 7 - 8 pm.  See below.

Tu. June 16       School Board Work Session #4 on FY 2021 Capital Improvement Plan

5:30 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.


Tu. June 23       Virtual Community Town Hall with Superintendent, Dr. Francisco Durán. Simultaneous      interpretation available in Amharic, Arabic, Mongolian, Spanish & American Sign Language (ASL)

7:00 p.m.          LiveStream link here - Email questions in advance to

Th. June 25       Last School Board Meeting of the school year. School Board action on FY 2021 Capital     Improvement Plan

7:00 p.m.          Watch School Board meetings live online or on Comcast Channel 70 or Verizon Channel 41.

From: Williamsburg Middle School PTA and Jamestown Elementary School PTA:  Please Help Feed our Community:  Randolph Elementary School PTA (in South Arlington) Continues to Host Food Pantries For Needy Families Throughout Summer: 

Please shop from the list below and drop off donations at 4857 N 35th Rd, Arlington by Thursdays at noon. 

  • 1-2 lb Bags of white or brown rice

  •  Bags of dry beans

  • Cans of black, red, white beans

  • Boxes of hard taco shells and packets of mild taco seasoning

  • Bottles of vegetable oil

  • Canned fruit or vegetables

  • Dry pasta

  • Pasta sauce - Since many of our clients are walkers, we would appreciate average-sized jars if possible. BJ and Costco sized jars can cause our bags to become too heavy and break.

  • Boxes of breakfast cereal

  • Macaroni & Cheese

  • Granola bars

Donate Giant Food Grocery Cards – $25 and $50 grocery cards from Giant Food will also be collected at the address above. The PTA cannot purchase gift cards with PTA funds, only donated gift cards can be given to our families.

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to the PTA  – Please donate via Paypal by clicking the button on the  Randolph PTA web site  or by sending a check to Randolph PTA, c/o Meredith Krug, 1719 South Pollard Street, Arlington, VA 22204.

3. Parks and Recreation Guidelines:  Effective Fri., June 12, Arlington County reopens dog parks, basketball courts and volleyball courts for people who practice social distancing and follow the appropriate usage.  Here is a list of open park amenities and their usage guidelines:  Click on the downward facing arrow to open the specifics.

4.  Arlington Library: Starting June 15, Arlington Public Library will accept book returns at all branches and offer a materials pickup service at Central Library to patrons who have a hold which is currently ready. And then starting on June 18, new holds may be placed online in the Library catalog and app. More info.

Contact the newsletter editors for information or items to share, please email either Judy Hadden  or Joan Trabandt