Lynn Kristianson, our 2014 Neighborhood hero award winner, recently passed away. Details on the service are below.
Lynn was one of our key neighborhood gardeners and she will be missed.
Memorial Service for Lynn Kristianson
by Tara Claeys
The memorial service for Lynn Kristianson is Saturday, June 27, at 5:30 PM at Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington VA 22201.
A gardening clean-up crew meets on Saturday, June 20, from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM at Arlington Central Library, Please stop by anytime during those hours to clean and weed the gardens at Central Library that Lynn so much cared for. Thus the gardens will be at their best for the memorial service.
A death notice for Lynn appears in The Washington Post on Tuesday.
Our annual neighborhood picnic was Saturday, June 13, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 PM. A big thank-you to everyone who participated!
Our own neighborhood elementary has now received national recognition in addition to recent state awards. Congratulations to the whole Henry community for making this possible.
This just in from WTOP News (from AP):
2 Va. elementary schools earn national distinction
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Two Virginia elementary schools are being recognized for their achievements.
The state Department of Education says Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington County and High Point Elementary in Washington County have been named as Virginia's two 2014-2015 National Title I Distinguished Schools.
Representatives from the schools will be recognized by the National Association of State Title I Directors during the organization's annual conference in February in Salt Lake City.
Officials say the schools were selected from the 40 high- achieving Title I schools honored by the Virginia Board of Education in October.
Patrick Henry Elementary was selected for exceeding federal annual measurable objectives for two consecutive school years. High Point Elementary was chosen for its efforts to close achievement gaps among student subgroups over two consecutive years.
On November 12, 2014, Arlington Heights Civic Association held its annual elections for Executive Committee members. Please join me in congratulating our 2015 officers:
Thank you so much to Stephen and Maureen for stepping up to support our neighborhood as new incoming officers.
Thank you to Jeanne, Jay, and Scott for their willingness to serve a third term. Many thanks for your tireless efforts on behalf of our community. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with all of you.
I would also like to take a moment to thank our wonderful out-going secretary, Megan Haydasz. Her dedication to AHCA and commitment to our neighborhood is inspiring. Thank you so much, Megan. You will be greatly missed.
Best wishes to Executive Committee members past and present.
On November 18, 2014, we sent a letter to Arlington County Board stating the resolution unanimously approved at our quarterly meeting on Wednesday, November 12, 2014:
Stephen Hughes, President
Green areas are owned by Arlington County Board. School area is owned by Arlington Public Schools.
Click the map of Patrick Henry Elementary School / Career Center property below to view a larger map.
To re-create these maps, open Arlington County Maps, select Parcel Search, and search for Parcel ID 24011037 or 25014010