2015 Meeting Schedule

Patrick Henry Elementary School Library at 7:00 PM. Check the newsletter for details.

Dear Neighbors,

Tuesday May 12 at 7pm at Henry Elementary is the AHCA Quarterly Meeting. As always pizza is provided by our friendly neighborhood Papa Johns!

Items on the Agenda:
1. Arlington Police will discuss speeding in Arlington, how they enforce and some of the realities. This was a resident focus this quarter on the list serve.
2. Del Alfonso Lopez will stop by to discuss the recently completed legislative session.
3. TJ Happenings quick discussion on recent events surrounding TJ and an update on the ongoing facilities committee work.
4. PPG Pike Affordable Housing an informal discussion surrounding the concerns of Pike Presidents regarding the current Affordable Housing Master Plan.

I look forward to seeing everyone who can make the meeting tomorrow and as always plan ahead so you can enjoy a slice of pizza.

Stephen Hughes, AHCA President

Dear Neighbors,

Our AHCA Picnic/BBQ is scheduled for Saturday, June 13. We hope you can join us!

Thank you,
Stephen Hughes, President
Arlington Heights Civic Association

Dear Neighbors,

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.

Dear Neighbors,

On November 12, 2014, Arlington Heights Civic Association held its annual elections for Executive Committee members. Please join me in congratulating our 2015 officers:

  • President: Stephen Hughes
  • 1st Vice President: Jeanne Haggerty
  • 2nd Vice President: Jonathan "Jay" Moore
  • Treasurer: Scott Winn
  • Secretary: Maureen Critchley
  • 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.

    Stacey Whyte
    Arlington Heights Civic Association

    Dear Members:

    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:

  • WHEREAS Arlington Public Schools is proposing to build a school adjacent to the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, possibly intruding upon Thomas Jefferson Park,
  • WHEREAS Thomas Jefferson Park is an extremely valuable resource for Arlington and its Arlington Heights neighbors, where our children and families use the park for play and recreation, people walk their dogs, runners jog on its measured half-mile trail, neighborhood volunteers maintain the ornamental garden at the southeast corner of the park, and Thomas Jefferson Middle School students raise food in the park's organic vegetable garden for the Arlington Food Assistance Center,
  • WHEREAS Arlington Heights Civic Association deems the boundary of Thomas Jefferson Park to be as illustrated in Figure 1, (see Attachment 1)
  • BE IT RESOLVED THAT Arlington Heights Civic Association opposes Arlington Public Schools building a school, or any facility, that occupies, or infringes upon, any portion of Thomas Jefferson Park.
  • BE IT RESOLVED THAT Arlington Heights Civic Association strongly supports a comprehensive planning approach to the Thomas Jefferson site. Arlington Heights Civic Association is deeply concerned that building a new elementary school by 2018 on the Thomas Jefferson site would foreclose future improvements of the site.


    Stephen Hughes, President
    Arlington Heights Civic Association

  • Click the map of TJ property below to view a larger map.
    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

    Recent news:

  • Columbia Pike and 9th Street Bike Boulevard project
  • Information about Route 27 bridge over Route 244
  • Read our Autumn 2013 Over The Fence newsletter
  • Sports score: Saturday, May 12 (softball): AHCA Fightin' Pineapples 25, Penrose 24, on a walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th (final) inning
  • Columbia Pike Initiative (information about ongoing planning/development on the Pike)
  • Commonwealth Transportation Board approves the transfer of Columbia Pike to Arlington County

    Arlington Heights neighbors' recommendations on contractors

  • Open an account on YourServiceList.org and specify Arlington Heights / 22204

    Arlington Heights School Guide

  • See what public schools serve Arlington Heights, and learn about the many good choices available to Arlington Heights parents.

    Columbia Pike celebrates its 200th anniversary

  • Read "Columbia Pike: The History of an Early Turnpike" by John Paul Liebertz, Arlington County Historic Preservation Office, April 1, 2010