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Coming Up in April 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Coming Up in April 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders
Learn about calendar reminders and upcoming community events for April. Find out when the ACPS Community Outreach team will be in your neighborhood!

Improve your English Speaking Skills! (Beginner and intermediate conversation)

Weekly sessions at different library locations.

The Alexandria Library invites all interested to join a conversation group to practice English and gain confidence. No registration is needed. Just come!

Teacher Work Day

Mon., April 1

There is no school for students. It is a Teacher Work Day.

Fourth Quarter Begins

Tues., April 2

Classes resume as we welcome back ACPS students from Spring Break. This is the first day of the fourth quarter on the traditional academic calendar.

Eid al-Fitr Holiday

Wed., April 10

All ACPS schools will be closed in observance of the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Free Teen Zoo Trip

Wed., April 10, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Avenue)

Dive into a world of excitement with our upcoming teen trips and events, which are scheduled quarterly. Alexandria teens ages 13-17 can join us on a fun and exciting trip to the zoo. Please register to participate in the trip. Learn about additional programs for youth ages 11-17 offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

Communities in Schools Summer Resource Fair

Tues., April 11, 5:45- 7:30 p.m.

Alexandria City High School (3330 King Street)

Looking for ways to keep busy and make the most out of your summer break? Join Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia and get connected to job opportunities, childcare options, free and low-cost summer programs, food assistance and more! Please register at

College Readiness Family Workshop for Dari-Speaking Families

Tues., April 16, 6-8:30 p.m.

Alexandria City High School (3330 King Street)

Join us for a family workshop covering the college application journey, strategies for funding college education and tips for setting your student up for success throughout their high school years! Please register at

ALIVE! Pop-Up Food Distributions

Thurs., April 18, 4-6 p.m.

Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Road)


Sat., April 27, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology (3600 Commonwealth Avenue)

William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Avenue)

ALIVE! is a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency and basic needs support to children, families and individuals living in poverty and with hunger in the City of Alexandria. ALIVE! will distribute bags of food to Alexandria City residents. No ID is required. Make sure to check out the ALIVE website for more information about the Food Hubs.

Alexandria Police Department Community Cookouts

Tues., April 23, 6- 7:30 p.m.

Ewald Park (4452 Duke Street)


Thurs., April 30, 6-7:30 p.m.

Brent Place Apartments (375 S. Reynolds Street)

Alexandria Police Department will host 12 upcoming community cookouts, starting in April and concluding in July. These cookouts are sponsored by a number of nonprofits and city agencies.

Science Unrestricted

Tue., April 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Institute for Defense Analyses (730 E Glebe Road)

Save the date! The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) invites ACPS PreK-12th grade families to this annual family night filled with hands-on exhibits that center on robotics and rockets, space and sound, coding and chemistry... and more! IDA has partnered with ACPS for more than a decade to host this event. Dinner, bus transportation from select ACPS schools and community sites and exciting giveaways are provided. Additional details will be posted on the ACPS web calendar.

Cultural Observance Days this Month

On weekdays, these are regular school days. However, as Cultural Observance Days, these days should not have assessments, sporting events and other school-sponsored special activities. Any missed assignments due to student absences on these days can be made up without penalty. In April, these days include the following:

  • Wed., April 24 – Theravada New Year

  • Tues., April 30 – Last day of Passover

Upcoming School Board Meetings

  • Thurs., April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Thurs., April 25 at 6:30 p.m.

The regularly scheduled School Board meeting will take place on these dates. School Board meetings are held in person in the School Board Meeting Room at 1340 Braddock Place unless noted otherwise. Members of the public may attend in person or via Zoom. Please visit the School Board webpage for any updates to the meeting schedule.
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