Aug. 26, 2021

APL Families – We are canceling our Back-to-School Picnic at Magnuson Park scheduled for 8/29/21 out of an abundance of caution as we approach the start of school on Wednesday, September 1.

I know many of us, families, staff, and administration, have been looking forward to bringing back this special event that launches the school year for APL. We are quite a large group when we get together, and I fear that, even with being outdoors, we invite the possibility of the spread of infection. If the opportunity to gather presents itself again later in the year, we will plan a similar event and bring this amazing APL family together. 

Meanwhile, my team’s top priority for this fall is to have a healthy, safe school community and for us to attend school with as little disruption as possible. Thank you for your understanding. 

Additionally, I am changing the format for our Open House on Tuesday afternoon, 8/31/21, to be by appointment. This way, we can limit the number of students and families visiting each classroom and still give our students the chance to meet teachers, familiarize themselves with new spaces, and get comfortable with the setting. 

To schedule an Open House appointment, refer to the All Families email message that I sent on the evening of 8/26/21 or message our main office at


Kelly Meyer (she/her)
Executive Director