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Raising Resilient Children: Strategies that Work

From VIENNA ES:

Please join us for a workshop:

Presented by Beth Gross, VES School Counselor
Monday, February 28, 2011
6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
VES Library

Stay for the PTA meeting immediately following. Contact Beth Gross at Beth.Gross@fcps.edu with any questions.

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Takes a Polar Dip to Help Children

Gainesville Pediatric Dentistry Takes a Polar Dip to Help Children

Drs. Arshia Shingler and My Tran plunged into cold waters for the Virginia Polar Dip in Reston, Va. at the Reston Community Center in Lake Anne, benefitting Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. All proceeds help send children from the DC area to Camp Sunshine. To date, the Virginia Polar Dip has raised more than $73,000. The 2011 year, our goal is to raise $75,000 which will allow 37 families from the VA/MD/DC area to come to Camp Sunshine. For more information, go to www.freezinforareason.com.

Salon Daniel Collects More Than $300 of Products for Share, Inc. of McLean

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. collected personal hygiene products and food for Share, Inc. of McLean, Va. Thirty shampoos, 16 shaving cream bottles, and 20 bars of soap were collected, while food items donated were valued at $300. For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.                                        

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel Hairstylists Donate Hair Services to Local Teens

Salon Daniel of McLean, Va. recently treated 54 local teenage girls to a ‘salon day’ in preparation for Pure Fashion Show on Sun., April 3, in Bethesda, Md. The Salon Daniel hair stylists and make-up artists shared their beauty tips and headshots were taken for the Pure Fashion Show program booklet.

 Pure Fashion is a program designed for girls, ages 14 to 18. It is a character formation program that enhances not only a young woman's external appearance, but more importantly, her interior beauty and balanced self confidence.

For more information about Salon Daniel, call 703.893.5000.            

Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

CIVIL WAR PERIOD BASEBALL GAME TO BE HELD in MANASSAS in JULY
Manassas in Search of Baseball Players for Civil War Commemoration Baseball Event

Speedy Green Donates 80 Coats to SERVE, Inc. in January

Speedy Green Donates 80 Coats to SERVE, Inc. in January

 

Local Car Wash Gives Free 80 Car Washes to Customers Donating Coats

Speedy Green Car Wash of Manassas, Va. donated 80 coats, as well as some scarves, gloves and hats to local, community organization, SERVE, Inc. as part of their January coat drive. Customers received a free car wash for bringing in a coat to donate. Speedy Green Car Wash is located at 8411 Centreville Road. For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

FCPS Families, Employees Support Beginning School Before Labor Day

FCPS Families, Employees Support Beginning School Before Labor Day

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

A majority of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) families and employees support opening schools one week before Labor Day, beginning with the 2012-13 school year, as indicated in a recent FCPS survey.  

            “There are several reasons to open schools before Labor Day, the most important of which is to provide additional instructional time for teachers and students before Standards of Learning (SOL) testing takes place,” said FCPS Superintendent Jack D. Dale.  “Our parents and employees are solidly behind making this change.  It’s time for the state to address the wishes of our community to start school earlier.