• Petitioned Arlington County School Board

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Arlington County School Board, Arlington VA
Arlington County School Board
Superintendent Arlington Public Schools
Patrick Murphy

Arlington County School Board, Arlington VA: Implement Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools (FLES) at Tuckahoe

    1. Kelly Alexis
    2. Petition by

      Kelly Alexis

      Arlington, VA

•Tuckahoe students are being denied the important educational opportunity of learning a second language at an early age. 13 out of 22 Arlington elementary schools have this opportunity, including nearby schools such as McKinley, Jamestown, Ashlawn and Glebe.

•Arlington Public Schools recognizes the benefit of second language instruction for all APS students, and has said that "[a]ll APS students should be proficient in at least two languages upon graduation and should have access to world language proficiency programs regardless of school of attendance."

•Tuckahoe parents have overwhelmingly supported bringing FLES to their school since 2005 and reiterate their support with this petition.

•Tuckahoe parent tax dollars fund FLES for other kids in Arlington while Tuckahoe parents are forced to pay high fees to expose their kids to a second language through enrichment programs offered for limited time periods after school hours.

•Issues such as space constraints, teacher planning time, and early release have been solved by current FLES schools and should not derail the educational mission and stated goals of APS or place Tuckahoe students at an academic disadvantage.

As parents, we ask that our children not be denied the benefits of FLES for yet another school year. Please fund and implement FLES at Tuckahoe Elementary School for the 2013-14 school year.

Arlington County School Board, Arlington County School Board, Arlington VA
Patrick Murphy, Superintendent Arlington Public Schools
Implement Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools (FLES) at Tuckahoe

[Your name]

Recent signatures


    1. FLES for Tuckahoe

      Kelly Alexis
      Petition Organizer

      We have created a new petition and FLES for All website- Please take a moment to sign it to support FLES http://www.flesforall.org/petition/

      Petition in support of FLES

      Arlington County School Board Dr. Patrick Murphy, Superintendent Arlington Public Schools Arlington County Board Barbara Donnellan, Arlington County Manager Please fund and implement Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools (FLES) at all Arlington Public Elementary Schools for the 2014-15 school year. Sincerely, [Your name]

    2. Public School Board Hearing - April 18th - Speakers Needed

      Kelly Alexis
      Petition Organizer

      Speakers are needed to request FLES at Tuckahoe during the public comment part of the School Board Meeting this April 18th. Speakers will be given 2 mins.

      It is important to have your voice heard and ask that our children be granted equal instructional time and foreign language exposure.

      Location: Education Center, Room 101
      Time: 7:30 PM
      1426 N. Quincy St. Arlington VA - Check agenda
      before you come so you are not waiting too long and sign up ahead of time to speak online.

      Please contact Kelly at Kalexis76@gmail.com to let us know you can speak.

      Tuckahoe Parents for FLES

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • mahmoud fawzy CAIRO, EGYPT
      • over 1 year ago


    • Rachel Waldstein Kagy ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Foreign languages are the key to knowing foreign cultures and understanding our interdependent world. Kids learn languages best at an early age. I would like for my elementary age child to have this opportunity.

    • Jenny Miller ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      I would love for my three- and six-year old daughters to learn a second language, but we're at Tuckahoe (moving to Nottingham in 2015 due to boundary changes).

    • Manesh Rath ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      I support equal distribution of educational programming. The points expressed in this petition apply to all of the early release schools, including Taylor Elementary.

    • david logan ARLINGTON, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Educating my child with what should be considered fundamental skills!


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