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From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Chefs Visit Schools to Demonstrate Benefits of Eating Local Foods

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

In conjunction with Virginia Farm to School Week, Chefs as Parents (www.chefsasparents.com) today sent three chefs to Alexandria City Public Schools to demonstrate the benefits of eating local foods. Each chef demonstrated how to make a salad using local, fresh and seasonal ingredients.

Restaurant Eve Executive Chef and Owner Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve visited first-graders at Mount Vernon Community School, while Virtue Feed & Grain Executive Chef Ryan Wheeler spoke to second-graders at George Mason Elementary School and The Bayou Bakery's David Guas met with third-graders at Matthew Maury Elementary School.

Minnie Howard Holds Sneaker Drive through Nov. 18

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The T.C. Williams High School Minnie Howard Campus is collecting new and used sneakers to benefit high school and middle school students worldwide. Collected shoes will be donated to the Burns Foundation/Capitol Education Support, which in turn will contribute 35 cents per pound of collected shoes to the school. Between now and Nov. 18th, please join us in helping others in need by bringing shoe donations to Room 172 at Minnie Howard, 3801 W. Braddock Road, Alexandria.

For more information, contact the school at 703-824-6750.

T.C. Williams Photography Student Wins First Place in Annual Competition

T.C. Williams Photography Student Wins First Place in Annual Competition

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Shannon Smythe, a T.C. Williams High School senior and a student in T.C.'s Documentary Studies advanced photography course, received a first-place award for best animal photo in the fourth annual Fotoweek DC/Washington Post Youth Photo Contest. The photograph, titled "Missy," is a triple exposure of a dog taken with a Holga, a $30 plastic film camera. The photo was then scanned and digitally edited.

 

NOVA’s Alexandria Campus presents an academic conference about the Civil War

From NVCC:

The Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will present “At the Crossroads of History: Bailey’s Through the Century” on Friday, Nov. 11 at 8:15 a.m. in the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center. This conference will focus on the history of the Bailey’s Crossroads area with a particular emphasis on the Civil War period. The catalyst for this conference is a celebration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s review of the Union troops that took place near the present-day Alexandria Campus on Nov. 20, 1861.

T.C. Williams Students, Community to Celebrate Homecoming This Week

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

T.C. Williams High School invites the entire Alexandria community to celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 29. Festivities will start at 12:15 p.m. with a parade that marches around the football field track. The big game, featuring the T.C. Williams Titans versus the Lee Lancers, will start at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $4 until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the T.C. Williams Athletic Office. Admission at the gate will cost $5.

The Homecoming Parade will feature the Homecoming Court, class floats, the T.C. Williams Marching Titans, cheerleaders and banners from T.C. Williams clubs. As part of a T.C. Williams initiative to build community among its feeder schools, Alexandria City Public Schools elementary school students wearing "Building Titan Pride K-12" T-shirts also will march in the parade.

CFNC Goes on a Bearhunt with Good Shepherd Christian Academy

CFNC Goes on a Bearhunt with Good Shepherd Christian Academy

From CNFC:

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On Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 32 preschoolers at The Child and Family Network Centers’ (CFNC) Arlington classrooms were visited by third and fourth graders from Good Shepherd Christian Academy in Fairfax, VA. As part of Good Shepherd’s Serve-a-Thon, their students read stories, much to the delight of CFNC preschoolers.