Keeping you informed about happenings around Alexandria City Public Schools
It’s Mad Hatter Day, so named because the Mad Hatter in the original “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” illustrations wears an oversized top hat adorned with a slip of paper that reads “In this style 10/6.” Computer technicians in Boulder, Col., started the holiday in 1986 as a celebration of silliness. Embrace this wacky premise tonight by donning goofy hats, reading funny poetry and throwing a crazy tea party for supper.
Walk to School
Don’t forget to celebrate the 13th annual International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 7. ACPS activities include a visit to George Mason Elementary School by Joseph S. Toole, associate administrator of the Office of Safety, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA); and Rebecca Crowe, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program Manager, FHWA. The FHWA officials will walk to school with a group of George Mason students as part of a “walking school bus,” a group of children supervised by adults while walking to school. For more information about the 13th annual International Walk to School Day, visit http://www.saferoutesinfo.org/news_room/2009-10-05_walktoschool.cfm .
Kindergarten Fair Clarification
Alexandria’s annual Kindergarten Fair will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Grace Episcopal School´s Merrow Hall Auditorium, 3601 Russell Road, Alexandria. Alexandria preschool directors are sponsoring this event, which is geared primarily to parents of preschool-aged children. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009100503.php .
Mount Vernon Community School’s Origami for Kindergarteners Intersession classes will perform the Sweet Honey in the Rock song “Make New Friends” at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, at the Japan Culture Center, Lafayette Center III, 1155 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009100604.php .
Children Together will hold its fall conference featuring Dr. Pam Schiller from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King St
Alexandria. Dr. Schiller will present on “Brain Based Early Literacy Activities.”Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009100601.php .
Book lovers will find a fantastic selection of affordable books for all age at the Matthew Maury Elementary School Scholastic Books Fair, which will begin during the Fall Festival, noon to 4 on Saturday, Oct. 17, at the school, 600 Russell Road, Alexandria. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009100603.php .
Congratulations to Mrs. Sonja Montague, English teacher in T.C. Williams High School’s Academy 1, who will be presenting a workshop titled “Breaking It Down – Reading, Writing, Learning, Testing” at two upcoming conferences. Read more at http://www.acps.k12.va.us/news2010/nr2009100602.php .