Programs & Events

The ATS PTA runs many programs and events throughout the year, including those shown below.




ATS International Night

4/4/2024 12:13 pm

Each spring, we come together to celebrate ATS’ impressive cultural diversity with food, dance, and entertainment from around the world!


All ATS families are encouraged to participate in this fun and educational event. Sample fabulous foods from around the world, be entertained by international performers, learn about country-specific books, stories, and animals, and participate in crafts and activities!


The PTA is accepting donations in lieu of tickets at the door.


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Restaurant Night

12/12/2023 5:52 pm

The PTA schedules these special fundraisers throughout the year. Check out the PTA Calendar to see the latest dates and locations.

Walk & Roll to School Day

9/28/2023 8:19 pm

Where and when? Scheduled for one day in October each year, stay tuned! 

Why? It’s fun! There will be a school photo with all bikers and walkers, stickers for all, and prizes for the farthest walk and ride.

What if I live too far away? Park at Madison Manor Park (6225 12th Rd N) and walk from there. Or park at Bon Air Park (850 N Lexington St and bike from there). Meet Mrs. Schoenbrun at 7am at Bon Air Park and bike to ATS as a group.

How can I get my kids to have breakfast and walk or bike to school by 7:30 am?! Let them buy breakfast in the cafeteria after the event.


See (2023) Flyer for Details


9/10/2023 12:02 pm


Each fall, every student at ATS will have the opportunity to participate in the National PTA Reflections contest.


This year’s theme is “I am Hopeful Because…” Watch the 2023-2024 Reflections Call for Entries video with your child to get inspired. 


Students can submit entries in literature, videography, dance, music, photography, or visual arts. Entries require an artistic submission (in paper or electronic format) and a short explanation of how the submission interprets the theme. 


Entries will be due in early November and are required for Grades 3-5 (encouraged for Grades K-2). 


If you have questions about this year’s theme or ATS’ Reflections program, contact

ATS Fall Festival

9/9/2023 12:07 pm

Join us for the ATS Fall Festival!

Bring your family and friends for lots of fun at the ATS PTA Fall Festival. You'll enjoy carnival games, inflatables, crafts, face painting, DJ games, Zoofari, Cake Walk, Bake Sale, Chili Cook Off, raffle prizes, teacher experience, food, and a special anniversary celebration. Don't forget to have your kids wear their special Reading Carnival shirt this year!
How can you help?
  • VOLUNTEER - Sign up to volunteer for the day of!
  • DONATE TO THE RAFFLE - We use the money to buy cool raffle items like Legos, Echo Dot, Crafts and Toys. Items will be displayed in the Library. 
  • ZOOFARI - Please bring in gently used/washed or new stuffed animals to school.
  • BAKE SALE - Please bring in baked goods (NO ITEMS CONTAINING NUTS) for the BAKE SALE!
  • CAKE WALK COMPETITION - Enter your tasty and creative cakes!
  • CHILI COOK OFF -  Got a secret chili recipe you'd like to show off? You think your Chili is the best? Well, enter the Chili Cook Off! 




Spirit Wear

8/28/2023 2:03 pm

ATS PTA Spirit Wear is for students and adults! T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, polos and more are available for purchase online through our vendor at specific times throughout the year. 


Spirit Wear Online Shop



After-School Enrichment

8/26/2023 2:26 pm

The ATS PTA sponsors after-school enrichment programs in partnership with Baroody Camps.


The PTA coordinates after school activities like sports, art and other offerings that all ATS students can participate in directly after school. 


Limited financial aid opportunities are available for those who qualify.


Registration and program information is available via Baroody's registration website.


Box Tops for Education

8/10/2023 3:15 pm

Money from Box Tops goes straight into your classrooms, through Grants and Teacher Reimbursements. Get your kids involved to search for Box Tops and clip them (be sure to keep the expiration date on)!

You can spot bright pink Box Tops on a wide array of the food and household products, from granola bars to diapers, school supplies to detergent. Some of the brands included in the program are General Mills, Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Green Giant, Ziploc, Hefty, Kleenex, and Scott. Each of these Box Tops is worth 10 cents to ATS.

**No Guilt Option: If you forget or don’t have anything with box tops on it, just paper clip $5.00 to the Box Top collection form and turn it in – we’ll count that as a complete sheet!

Box Tops are now easier than ever! You can still hunt down bright pink Box Tops logos, but now you no longer need to clip and send Box Tops to school. All you need is your phone!

To participate:

1) Download the ALL-NEW Box Tops app.

2) Select “Arlington Traditional School” as your school.

3) Shop for Box Tops products (there are hundreds at the grocery store – some of the brands included are Pillsbury, Cheerios, Yoplait, Annie’s, Old El Paso, Cascadian Farms, and Lysol).

4) Scan your store receipts with the app to find participating products.


The app will automatically credit ATS with our Box Tops earnings from your receipt. Twice a year, ATS will receive a check to buy whatever we need to support our school. Money from Box Tops goes straight into your classrooms, through Grants and Teacher Reimbursements.



Harris Teeter Cards

8/10/2023 3:09 pm

Harris Teeter’s Together In Education program gives schools a chance to earn funds when you link your VIC card and shop Harris Teeter brands.


When you shop Harris Teeter brands, a percentage of your purchase is donated to the school that your VIC card is linked to.


Any customer with a VIC card can link their card to a school. Customers can link up to five (5) schools to their account. The more people that connect their loyalty cards to a school, the higher the earning potential for a school.


Don't forget to sign up...You must renew every year! See the Harris Teeter site to enter the ATS code.


ATS School Code: 4378


You can also ask your store’s customer service department to link your card – Just provide them the code above.

REACH for Uganda

8/10/2023 2:56 pm

Arlington Traditional School is proud to partner with and support our sister school in Uganda, REACH for Uganda (formerly the Arlington Academy of Hope).  Founded by John and Joyce Wanda, the mission of REACH is to help children in rural Uganda reach their full potential.


Please visit their website, to learn more about this amazing organization.  Then, support their goal – for the Arlington Academy of Hope to serve as a model which lifts the standards of education and demonstrates that children can learn when their basic needs are met.

Spring Auction

8/10/2023 11:47 am

ATS Game Night and Auction!

Each spring the PTA puts on an amazing event to raise funds for the ATS PTA. Join us to connect with the ATS community, and come home with a few fun or useful items!


Come show off those honed bowling skills or maybe singing in your own private karaoke room is more your style? Still not sure? Pull up a stool to watch some prime time games. No matter your preference, there is something for everyone—and most importantly you’ll be able to raise money for the ATS PTA via dozens of silent auction items. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year to support Field Trips for All Grade Levels, Schoolwide Student Activities, and more!

To buy tickets and find out more visit: 

Do you have items to donate —perhaps tickets to a sporting event or theatre performance, business services, gift cards from your favorite local shops or restaurants—we’ll take them! See this online form to get started on a donation.

To ask questions or donate items contact: 

Square One Art

8/10/2023 11:46 am