Welcome, New ASFS Families!


Welcome to Arlington Science Focus School! On behalf of the PTA, we are excited you will be joining us at ASFS! Below are some important reminders as you get started:

Join ASFS New Family Buddy Program

All new families are welcome to sign up for the ASFS New Family Buddy Program to meet new families, get your questions answered, and connect with ASFS. Click below if you are interested:

SIGN UP for the ASFS New Family Buddy Program

ASFS New Family Buddy Program Flyer

Visit the ASFS New Family Buddy Program page to learn more, or contact Dena Porter with any questions.

Join the Arlington Science Focus PTA

Join the PTA ($10/individual or $20/family) to support our school and vote on ASFS PTA matters throughout the year. Thank you for your support!

Sign Up to Volunteer at ASFS

Click below to indicate your interests, or see the ASFS PTA Volunteer webpage for more details on volunteering at ASFS:

ASFS PTA Volunteer Sign-Up Form (2020-21)

If you prefer, you may also download the ASFS PTA Volunteer Form (2020-21) and return your completed form to the ASFS front office, or mail to ASFS (1501 N Lincoln St Arlington, VA 22201). 

Learn more, including the APS requirements for volunteers, on the ASFS PTA Volunteering page.

Opt-In to the ASFS PTA Directory

All parents and guardians must opt-in each year (for each APS student) in order to be included in the ASFS PTA Directory. This is the primary way the PTA and ASFS parents may communicate with one another. 

Action Required:

  • Go to APS ParentVUE and login with your User Name and Password.*
  • Opt-in to the ASFS PTA Directory
    • For each of your APS students, select Student Info. 
    • Under Release of Student Information 1: PTA Directory Information, select ‘Yes, Please provide my student/family information’ to be included in the ASFS PTA Directory.

*Note to First Time Users of APS ParentVUE: If you need your individual activation code, please contact the ASFS Front Office at 703.228.7670.

Additional information and resources are available on the Annual Online Verification Process webpage, including Instructions for Activating Your ParentVUE Account.

Purchase Your School Supplies

See the ASFS School Supply List (2020-21) for the list of required supplies for each grade level.

For those who ordered School Supply Kits through EduKit by July 6th, kits will be delivered to ASFS and will be available for pick up during drive by windows the week of August 31st, or you may choose to store your kit(s) at school. For those who ordered after July 6th, kits will be delivered to your home address shortly before school begins.

Stay Informed

  • Bookmark the ASFS PTA Website and Arlington Science Focus School Website
  • Follow us on Twitter (ASFS @asfsonline and the PTA @AsfsPta)
  • Like the ASFS PTA on Facebook (@ASFPTA)
  • Visit the ASFS Master Calendar for the most up-to-date school calendar with key dates for all upcoming events, and the APS Calendar for county-wide dates.
  • Read the weekly Electronic Friday Folder (eFF) sent via email every Friday, and the bimonthly Electric News newsletter to stay up to date on the latest school news and events. You can check out past issues on the ASFS PTA Communications page.

ASFS PTA New Family Parent Liaisons

For English Learners, would you like to connect with other ASFS families?
Please feel free to contact our ASFS PTA Parent Liaisons with any questions:

For other support in other languages, please contact ASFS EL Teacher Danielle Anctil.

U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Families, returning stateside presents many options and challenges for those families placing children in school. If you would like to connect with another Foreign Service family: ask questions about ASFS, seek insight, or just need someone to point you in a helpful direction, feel free to contact:

Other Information

(Note: Not all applicable for the 2020-21 school year, pending APS plans for virtual/hybrid learning.)

  • Extended Day - If you need childcare before or after school, register for Extended Day through APS. 
  • Meals - Set up an account with MySchool Bucks to make it easy for your child to buy lunch; the school menu is available online
  • Shop for ASFS - Link up your Amazon and grocery store rewards program for a free, easy way to help raise money for ASFS. 
  • Important Links - Visit the Important Links page to review and bookmark more key sites you will use throughout the school year.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Dena Porter, ASFS PTA President. Thank you!