Message from the Principal: Open House & Back to School Night

Dear Fleet Families,

I hope you are enjoying your summer break. We have been busy preparing for the new school year and the upcoming move into the brand new Alice Fleet West Elementary School!

Given all the activity around the school, we have decided to combine our Open House and Back to School Night into one event that will take place on Thursday, August 29 from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  I encourage you all to attend. This will provide an opportunity to meet your teacher, visit your classroom, drop off school supplies and learn about the upcoming school year. Please see the flyer below for more information.

The combined event on August 29 will replace the Back to School Night that generally takes place in September after school starts. If you are unable to attend the Back to School Night presentations, they will be uploaded to our website so you will have access to the same information as parents who attend.

Another important date to keep in mind is Saturday, October 19. We’re planning an official Fleet opening celebration and dedication event in honor of Alice West Feet on that date. Details to come!

I look forward to working with all of you this year and encourage you to reach out and share feedback and insight.

You may reach me or by calling the school and scheduling an appointment to meet with me.

I will continue to keep you informed about the latest school updates and events through School Talk, Peachjar e-flyers, our website, and social media. Follow me on Twitter at or  our school twitter account at

Lastly, in case you missed it, I recently got a preview of our school, and we captured a short video tour so you can follow along. You can view it here . I cannot wait to welcome everyone and see these classrooms filled with students on September 3. It is going to be an amazing year at Fleet!

Francis Legagneur Ed. D
Arlington Public Schools
Alice West Fleet Elementary School

AW Fleet Open House Flyer