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Fairfax County Public Schools Closed, Offices Open

Fairfax County Public Schools Closed, Offices Open

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed today, January 26, 2011. Offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect.
 
The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:
·   extracurricular activities
·   interscholastic contests
·   team practices
·   field trips
·   middle school after-school programs
·   professional learning and training courses
·   all adult and community education classes
·   recreation programs and community use

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed. 

Weather emergency personnel are to report to work.

Fairfax County Public Schools to Host Two Instructional Job Fairs

Fairfax County Public Schools to Host Two Instructional Job Fairs

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools Will Be Closed Today; Offices Remain Open

Fairfax County Public Schools Will Be Closed Today; Offices Remain Open

From FCPS Outreach:

All Fairfax County public schools will be closed today, January 18, 2011. Offices are open with an unscheduled leave policy in effect. 
 
The following activities in schools and on school grounds are canceled:
·   extracurricular activities
·   interscholastic contests
·   team practices
·   field trips
·   middle school after-school programs 
·   professional learning and training courses
·   all adult and community education classes
·   recreation programs and community use 

School Age Child Care (SACC) centers are closed.  

Emergency personnel are to report to work.

Program Focuses on the Impact of Technology in Children’s Lives

Program Focuses on the Impact of Technology in Children’s Lives

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- “Parent Program: Social Networking, Cyber Bullying & Understanding the Importance of a Positive Online Digital Reputation” will be held on Wednesday, January 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry Street, SE.

This free program will provide information about the latest trends in social networking, Facebook, cyber bullying, texting, sexting, GPS tracking and the effects on teens.  Participants will also learn how to monitor their child’s technology use and ways to manage their digital footprint. 

The course is free and open to all parents and others invested in our children’s welfare.  Please register in advance by calling Vienna Parks and Recreation at 703-255-6360 or by visiting www.viennava.gov.

Hard-Hitting Education Documentary Comes to Community

Hard-Hitting Education Documentary Comes to Community

From Nyka Feldman:

The Safe Community Coalition (SCC) is proud to sponsor a screening of the film, Race to Nowhere, on January 11, 2011 at 7:00pm in Langley High School's auditorium, 6520 Georgetown Pike in McLean, VA.  Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion to talk about issues raised in the film.  Note:  Tickets are sold out.  Langley High School auditorium seats 800.

FCPS and Fairfax Chamber to Launch New Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The new Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools will be launched at a news conference on Tuesday, January 4, at 8 a.m. at the Gatehouse Administration Center.

            A partnership of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce and Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), the foundation will be a flexible vehicle for the community to invest in its future through education.  The foundation will be able to support initiatives that help students acquire 21st century skills, advance the diverse needs of the community, and contribute to the creation of a world-class workforce.

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30 Grades5 - 12

MARYLAND'S 2nd Annual Video Gaming Conference Sat Dec.11 8:30 - 1:30  Grades5 - 12

WHAT: This 1-day conference for 5th-12th grade students promises to educate and motivate students who seek information on how to crack into the video gaming industry.  From creation to marketing industry experts will introduce students to the various aspects of video game design, programming…and of course play!  With fun, food, and door prizes you don’t want to miss out on this experience.

 

WHO:                                    WORKSHOP - GAMES - FOOD - PRIZES