Glencarlyn Updates — Nov. 8, 2019
APS Proposes Major School Swap Impacting Carlin Springs and Campbell Elementary Schools
Arlington Public Schools (APS) has made two proposals to deal with the overcrowding in the elementary schools. One proposal impacts both Campbell and Carlin Springs Elementary schools, moving the Campbell Elementary program to The Arlington Traditional School, off N. George Mason Drive, and moving the majority of students at Carlin Springs to Campbell. Campbell Elementary would become a neighborhood school. If Campbell becomes a neighborhood school, it is unclear where the Glencarlyn children would go to school. Campbell is not in Glencarlyn’s walk zone. Also, Campbell is not large enough to handle all of the students from Carlin Springs.
Moving the expeditionary program away from Campbell would not only hurt the program, it could negatively impact the diversity of the student body.
To learn more about this proposed moves, and voice your opinion, go to:
We will provide you more information as we receive it. We are putting together a task force to address this issue and it will be discussed further at the Dec 2nd GCA meeting. If you are interested in working with the task force, please contact Julie Lee at email@example.com
Resolution on VHC Property
The Glencarlyn Citizens Association and the Forest Glen Civic Association approved a resolution about the Virginia Hospital Center property at 601 S. Carlin Springs Road on Nov 4th. The resolution, stating concerns and recommendations relating to the razing of the building as well as short and long term use of the property, will be presented to the County Board. You can read the resolution on the Glencarlyn website.
Wheels to Africa Flyer Info BTG (Bridge the Gap) Walk for African Children, Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1 PM
A bus will leave from the GC Library at noon on the 24th if you would like to attend the walk.
Details of the walk: The walk will start at 1 p.m. and you will arrive at National Harbor around 2 p.m. The starting point will be Jones Point Park, Jones Point Drive, Alexandria, Va., and we will end up at National Harbor via the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. It’s a wonderful safe walk for all with great scenery which is about 3 miles with very few hills.
Don’t eat – come hungry to understand the obstacles African children experience EVERY DAY when they journey to school.
There are no school buses in Africa except for private schools!
Wheels to Africa will serve refreshments and have a short presentation about bikes in Africa.
Other:Everyone will have about 30 minutes to one hour to enjoy National Harbor Awakening and other sites. Buses will start returning to Jones Point Park from National Harbor at 3PM.
Please sign up at Eventbrite and note that you are a GlenCarlyn resident.
About Wheels to Africa:
Wheels to Africa is your local grassroots nonprofit working to assist rural committees in Africa and America. as well as building youth leaders in America.
Important to a youth leader: Please note this walk is a project for her the Girl Scout highest honor the Gold award.
Join us in developing youth leaders!
Contact: Dixie Duncan, 703-919-0570, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.wheels-to-africa.org
Note on Arlington Advisory for Boiling Water — Glencarlyn is Outside Impacted Area
Volunteers Needed for Dec. 7th Luminaria Sales and Holiday Party
Volunteers are needed to make the Dec. 7th Glencarlyn Luminaria and Holiday Party a success.
- Eighteen volunteers are needed for sales between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 pm at Carlin Hall. Four or five volunteers are needed to work each shift of approximately two hours. We need some volunteers to work outside bagging sand.
- We need 6 dozen cookies for the Holiday Party. You can drop them off at Carlin Hall during Luminaria sales or bring them to the Party.
- Ten volunteers are needed for the Holiday Party, beginning with set-up at 5:15 p.m.
- Also, because we have scheduled a rain date for Sat. Dec 14th, we need volunteers to sign up for the rain date as well.
If you can work either day, sign up for both, if you can only help on one day, sign up for that day. Of course you will only have to work one day.
Volunteers can sign up to help for both the scheduled day (7th) and the rain date (14th) by:
- Use the Sign-up Genius at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084BAEAC2DA2FE3-gcaluminaria2
- Or by contacting Julie Lee at email@example.com or 808-384-4954.
Small Group Activities in Glencarlyn
Are you interested in being part of small groups of interest and activities in Glencarlyn? This question was posed in the Village View Interested in a book group? Or a card group – canasta? bridge? Dungeons and Dragons? Perhaps there is interest in crafting groups. We could have cooking lessons, language groups, wine tastings, trivia nights. Obviously the list is limitless. This can be done during the day or in the evenings. We can meet in homes, at the library or in Carlin when life’s tempo slows down.
Go to the sign-up genius with a list of possible groups/activities and the option to add more. Please check it out! See what people are interested in and sign up for what interests you.
- Go to the sign-up genius directly, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084BAEAC2DA2FE3-gcasmall
What’s Happening in Real Estate at the Dec 2nd GCA meeting, 7:30 pm in Carlin Hall
Curious to know more about the Real Estate Market in our neighborhood, in Arlington and in No. Virginia? Plan to attend the Dec 2nd GCA meeting, 7:30 pm in Carlin Hall when we will hear from Gary Fitzgibbon, Re/Max Gateway, Linda Murphy, McEnerny Associates and Casey O’Neal, Re/Max Allegiance, three agents who know Glencarlyn well.
Learn about buying and selling our homes, current trends in real estate, home improvements and returns on investment, the Amazon effect, and much more.
Have questions or topics for these experts? Submit them to Julie Lee in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org and plan to attend this very informative and interesting evening.