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Nominations Being Accepted for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Nominations are being accepted through Feb. 24 for the 2011 Salute to Women Awards, which recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to improving the lives of women and girls in Alexandria. Save the date for Monday, March 28, when the awards will be presented at the Salute to Women banquet. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2011/nr2011020902.php .

Foreign Film Festival Coming Soon

Foreign Film Festival Coming Soon

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The George Washington Middle School Campus, 1005 Mount Vernon Ave., welcomes Alexandria City Public Schools students, families and friends to the second international film festival, "Word Languages Animated," at 7 p.m. every Friday from Feb. 11 through March 11. Admission is free. Concession sales will benefit school clubs. 

Snow Make-Up Days in March

Snow Make-Up Days in March

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

Because all Alexandria City Public Schools were closed on Tuesday, Jan. 18, and Thursday, Jan. 27, due to inclement weather, the days will be made up on Friday, March 18, and on Friday, May 27, in accordance with the School Board-approved schedule of make-up dates. March 18would have been a student holiday, and May 27 would have been a student/staff holiday. ACPS calendars can be viewed online athttp://www.acps.k12.va.us/calendars/ .

School Board Meeting Rescheduled

From Alexandria City Public Schools:

The Alexandria City School Board Meeting that was postponed last night due to the weather has been rescheduled for next Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room at 2000 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria.   For more information, please contact Rosemary Webb, Clerk of the Board, at 703-824-6614 or rwebb@acps.k12.va.us.

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Safeway ‘Neediest Kids Funds Drive’ until January 1, 2011

Stop by any Washington or Baltimore area Safeway store throughout the 2010 Holiday Season and please make a donation at check out to support Neediest Kids.

Neediest Kids works with these area school systems:

Washington, D.C:

-Archdiocese of Washington

-D.C. Public and Public Charter Schools

Maryland:

-Frederick County Public Schools

-Montgomery County Public Schools

-Prince George's County Public Schools

Virginia:

-Alexandria City Public Schools

-Arlington County Public Schools

-Fairfax County Public Schools

-Loudoun County Public Schools

Neediest Kids works with the schools systems in the Greater Washington Area to ensure students have access to basic necessities to stay in school and thrive. Schools depend on Neediest Kids to provide funds to purchase what is needed most for their students to attend class and to be ready to learn:

Local Elementary School Hosts Annual Festival of Lights

Local Elementary School Hosts Annual Festival of Lights

This morning the students of Burgundy Farm County Day School celebrated diversity through their annual Festival of Lights. This annual event is a way for students to celebrate different holiday traditions including songs from cultures from around the world. It is a way to help the students realize that they are a part of a larger community of people with differing faiths and celebrations during the winter holiday season.

The school gymnasium was decorated in a way to portray every culture and was packed with students, teachers, and parents for the program. I have to say my favorite was the Jingle Bell Rock dance that the youngest class, the junior kindergarteners, did at the elementary school. They were adorable!

Burgundy Farm County Day School is located at 3700 Burgundy Road in Alexandria, VA. It was the first racially integrated school in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1950, so the annual Festival of Lights is an important tradition for the school.

City of Alexandria to Host Annual Invitational Cheerleading Competition

City of Alexandria to Host Annual Invitational Cheerleading Competition

From the City of Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities:

The Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities is hosting an Invitational Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, December 11 at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King St. at 11 a.m. The competition features cheerleading teams from Charles Barrett, Charles Houston, Cora Kelly, Mount Vernon, Nannie J. Lee, Patrick Henry and William Ramsay Recreation Centers, as well as teams from around the metro DC area.

Participants will compete in three divisions: Pee Wee (7 and under), Youth (12 and under) and Junior (16 and under) divisions. This entertaining family event provides participating teams with the opportunity to display their enthusiasm for their sport, and the skills they have developed through regular practice and hard work. In addition, individual awards will be presented for "individual performance," "jumps" and "tumbling skills."