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Coming Up in March 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders

Coming Up in March 2024: Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders
Learn about calendar reminders and upcoming community events for March. 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.

Free Teen Skate Night

Fri., March 1, 6-10 p.m.

Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 W. Reed Avenue)

Each first Friday of the month, Alexandria teens can skate for free at a designated recreation center. Learn about a variety of programs for youth ages 11-17 offered by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

2024 Alexandria St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sat., March 2, 12:15 p.m.

Old Town Alexandria (300 King Street)

Held annually on the first Saturday in March, the parade has grown to be the largest one-day event in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring bagpipe bands, Irish dance schools, community groups and a host of other musicians and performers. It is a fantastic day to spend with family or friends.

ACPS Family Engagement Action Team Open House

Mon., March 4, 6:30-8 p.m.

Ferdinand T. Day Elementary School Cafeteria (1701 N. Beauregard Street)

ACPS is committed to an equitable, quality education for all students. Join our Family Engagement Action Team (FEAT) to accelerate academic and social-emotional growth. Get involved with parents, caregivers and staff to promote equitable family engagement strategies across our school division and community. Please register to ensure that you are connected to transportation services and childcare for ages 3-8. Dinner and interpretation services will be provided.

Dual Presidential Primary Elections in Alexandria City/Staff Professional Development Day

Mon., March 5

There will be no school for ACPS students.

ALIVE! Pop-Up Food Distributions

Various dates and locations (see below)

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 identification is required. Make sure to check out the ALIVE website for more information about the Food Hubs.
  • Thurs., March 15, 4-6 p.m.

Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Road)

  • Sat., March 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Avenue)
William Ramsay Recreation Center (5650 Sanger Avenue)

Teen Appreciation Day

Thurs., March 22, 6-8:30 p.m.

Various locations (see below)

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities provides a variety of programs for youth, ages 11-17. All programs offer fun, safe and age-appropriate activities that create opportunities for success and provide positive alternatives to undesirable activities.
Join one of the recreation centers for Teen Appreciation Day! There will be games, arts and crafts, games, food, exciting prizes and more.
  • Patrick Henry Recreation Center
6-8:30 p.m. | 4653 Taney Avenue
Olympic games, free barber cuts, free manicures, game room, arts and crafts, DJ, raffle, Mobile Art Lab, Sheriff’s Department.
  • Leonard "Chick" Armstrong Recreation Center
6:30-8:30 p.m. | 25 W. Reed Avenue
Wear pajama pants and crocs, Marvel film festival, gaming tournament, dodgeball tournament, 3v3 basketball or soccer tournament, picture walls, candy bar, karaoke, Master Chef cooking class and raffle tickets.
  • Charles Houston Recreation Center
6-8 p.m. | 901 Wythe Street
Pass the AUX Game Night will encourage teens to express themselves through their favorite songs. We will also have a variety of board games available for play.
  • William Ramsay Recreation Center
6:30-8:30 p.m. | 5650 Sanger Avenue
Sports: 3v3 basketball, 3-point shot & futsal, photo wall, music, video games, raffle and food.

Last Day of Third Quarter

Thurs., March 21

Teacher Work Day

Fri., March 22

There will be no school for all ACPS students, except for Samuel W. Tucker Elementary students, due to its modified schedule.

Spring Break

Mon., March 25 - Fri., March 29

All ACPS schools and offices will be closed for Spring Break. There will also be no school for students (except Samuel W. Tucker Elementary students) on Mon., Apr. 1. It is a Teacher Work Day on the traditional academic calendar.

Cultural Observance Days

When occurring on weekdays, these are regular school days. However, students should not have assessments, sporting events and other school-sponsored special activities scheduled on these dates. Any missed assignments due to student absences on these days can be made up without penalty.

  • Mon., March 11 — First Full Day of Ramadan

Upcoming School Board Meetings

Thurs., March 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Thurs., March 21 at 6:30 p.m.
The regularly scheduled School Board meeting will take place.
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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  • Community Engagement and Calendar Reminders