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New Family Info
Sign Up & Distribution Lists
Sending Bishop related emails and access rights:
ALL parents/guardians should be a part of the Bishop_News list. To save paper, many announcements will ONLY be sent electronically. Please sign up for this list and forward this email to anyone you know that may not be signed up. Important information, announcements, newsletters, date reminders, etc will all be sent to this list. To subscribe to this list, please visit http://public.arlington.k12.ma.us/mailman/listinfo.
For the moment, at least, when you sign up for the Bishop_News mailing list, you will receive a confirmation message in your Inbox. You MUST reply to this message in order to confirm your subscription. Since Mr. Silvestri has been sending out weekly Principal News, if you have not gotten those, than you are not subscribed.
You may subscribe to Bishop Talk list via yahoogroups (you do not need a yahoo id), or by sending a blank e-mail message to: BishopTalkfirstname.lastname@example.org. This is also a great list to be a part of, but not as vital as Bishop_News. Please consider joining both, for the most school related information.
Email Lists by Grade and Classroom:
The preferred way for parents to subscribe is to go to https://www.arlington.k12.ma.us/ptodirectory. This site lets you register for the directory, and as mentioned automatically subscribes you to the lists. Typically, these lists are run with access to posting by any member -- which would be the principal, teachers or parents who need to communicate with the community for school and PTO related matters. All parents on the list are able to post, but posts will be moderated, meaning that messages will need to be approved before going out to any list. This will ensure acceptable content, and eliminate any potential spam. We are awaiting additional clarification of APS policy for posting and moderation. Please restrict posts to school related announcements only. The addressing is slightly different this year for the lists. These lists are supported by the District, the Bishop PTO, and in particular by parent volunteer, Josh Lobel who deserves much credit for developing the lists.