Title 1 and FACE



Family and Community Engagement (FACE) is supported by the Office of Family Engagement and Title 1 through Arlington Public School! FACE is a learning strategy to support student achievement.

Visit this site to see a video about why Family Engagement matters by our school Superintendent, Dr. Durán!  

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Your coordinators are:

  • Jennifer Burgin – Family and Community Engagement Action Team Coordinator
  • Lila Vega – Title 1 Family and Community Engagement Coordinator

The 2021 FACE Action Team Members are:

  • Zaya Coughlin – Bilingual Family Liaison Representative
  • Kristen Diaz – 1st Grade Representative
  • Candy Echague – PreK Representative
  • Leila Hanafi – Parent & PTA Representative
  • Pat Harvey – 4th Grade & Special Education Representative
  • Emily Hernandez – English Language Learner Educators Representative
  • Melissa Hinkson – 5th Grade Representative
  • Steve Hisler – Social Emotional Learning Team Representative
  • Nora Garcia – 2nd Grade Representative
  • Kimberly Lefkowitz – 3rd Grade Representative
  • Suzanne Paul – Administration Representative
  • Betsy Rosso – Parent Representative
  • Hailey Spina – Kindergarten Representative
  • Ariel Stevens – Parent Representative
  • Gwenn Zaberer – Specials Team Representative

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Fall 2021 Update – Our FACE team members are beginning Family and Community Engagement processes at Hoffman-Boston. Our first step was choosing a standard for each grade level and seeking support from families. Our theme this year is Patterns & Problem Solving! See each grade level for a family support experience.



PreK – Simple Patterns

PreK uses newsletters with families to promote engagement and will continue to do so with these goals! Check out their introduction to simple patterns in the Week 12 newsletter snippets.

Patterns English

Patterns Spanish

Kindergarten – Counting to 20

The kindergarten team would like to provide activities you can do on the weekends or free time with your child to support your child’s number skills. Today we are introducing two games, Mix and Fix and Guess My Number. All you need to play these games are number cards. Your child will be bringing the cards home in their blue folder. If you lose them, you can also just make your own. These activities will reinforce counting to 20, recognizing numerals to 20 and understanding which numbers come before and after each other. Ms. Vega, one of our Kindergarten teachers, and her son Liam demonstrate how to play these games in the video link below.

Need to print the card? Click here: Numbers 1 to 20 – Google Docs copy

Play Mix & Fix or Guess My Number – video instructions with Ms. Vega & Liam in English – there is also a video in Spanish!


1st Grade – Exploring Patterns

The first-grade team has provided resources for exploring patterns and key vocabulary surrounding this skill. Goals for students include:

  • Identifying and describing a repeating pattern made from sounds, shapes, or colors by finding its core.
  • Extending the pattern by repeating the core two or more times.
  • Identifying, describing, extending, and creating a repeating pattern made from numbers. (Example- 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2,…)
  • Transferring a pattern to create new patterns. ( Example- ‘1, 2, 3, 1, 1, 2, 3, 1’ can be transferred to become ‘¬­ ® X ¬ ¬ ­® X ¬’ OR ‘red, green, yellow, red, red, green, yellow, red’ )

Some examples of some pattern types can be found below:

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2nd Grade – Telling Time to 5 Minutes

2nd Grade shared a SeeSaw activity with families to encourage supporting learners to tell time to 5-minute intervals. The video came with audio instructions and practice activities to encourage families to tell time with their children.

Families can watch the video with their learners on the school-distributed iPad using SeeSaw. Look for the activity called “Telling Time to the Nearest 5 Minute.”

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3rd & 4th Grades – Adding Triple Digit Numbers

3rd & 4th grade encouraged families to play The Greatest Sum. Directions and cards can be found below.

Each player has a 20 card digit deck with 0-9 twice. Each player shuffles the deck and stacks it face down. Each player draws this board: Greatest Sum

Players take turns picking up a card from the top of their deck and deciding where that number will go on their board – thousands place, hundreds, tens, or ones. After deciding that player writes that number in the chosen place and can never move that number. The digit card goes to the discard pile. As the game goes on, fewer spaces are available and players cannot place a digit in a place value spot that is already taken. After each player has drawn and placed 8 digits, each player adds the two numbers. The player that created the largest sum wins. After playing a few rounds, discuss strategy with the class: “Does anyone have a strategy for winning?” “How did you plan to get the greatest number?” “I see you put an 8 in the thousands place – why did you do that?” “I see you put a 2 in the one’s place – why did you do that?”What did you do with any 5’s you got?”

Download and print the playing cards here: 20 digit cards 0 to 9 twice


5th Grade – coming soon