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Education Notebook - 08/07/02

Student Registration Sites

<bt>Seven Fairfax County Public Schools student registration centers for students in special categories will be open between now through Sept. 13. Students who need to register at these centers are students whose native language is not English, foreign students, students whose natural or legally adoptive parents do not reside in Fairfax County, tuition-paying students and students in foster care. All other students should register at their neighborhood school. English proficiency assessment services are available at each center. Call Student Registration, 703-876-5230 or 703-876-5240, for an appointment.

From Aug. 5-30, the following centers will be open Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: South County Government Center, 8350 Richmond Highway, Alexandria; Fairfax Human Resources Center, 6245 Leesburg Pike, Suite 300, Falls Church; and Fairfax Education Association, 3917 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax.

From Aug. 5-30, the following centers will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Bryant Center, 2709 Popkins Lane, Alexandria; Devonshire Center, 2831 Graham Road, Falls Church; and Herndon Neighborhood Resource Center, 1086 Elden St., Suite 106, Herndon.

From Aug. 5-Sept. 13, the following center will be open Wednesdays, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: The Reading and Writing Center, 7004-I Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

From Sept. 3-13, the following centers will be open from Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.: Devonshire Administrative Center, Bryant Center, Herndon Neighborhood Center, South County Government Center, Fairfax Human Resources Center and Fairfax Education Association.

Additional information is available on the FCPS Web site at www.fcps.edu/DSSSE/StudentServices/StudentRegistration and on Cable Channel 21.

<sh>Literacy Council Temporarily Moves

<bt>The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia, a nonprofit organization that teaches adults basic reading, writing and English-speaking skills, is temporarily moving to 3431-A Carlin Springs Road in Falls Church, while its usual home, James Lee School, is undergoing renovations over the next 15 months. The center will open at its new location Sept. 3, and all programs will continue as usual. To volunteer at the center or for more information, call 703-237-0866 or check the Web site at www.lcnv.org.

<sh>Funds for Meals

<bt>Under the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), federal funds are available for meals for child and adult day-care providers through the Food and Nutrition Service. Children enrolled at child-care centers participating in the CACFP receive meals at no charge, and reimbursement to the centers varies depending on the number of children eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. Centers may be reimbursed for up to three meal types, choosing breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon snack and supper.

Eligible child-care centers are licensed or approved public or private nonprofit facilities. For-profit child-care centers are eligible if they receive compensation under Title XX of the Social Security Act for at least 25 percent of the children enrolled or at least 25 percent of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals.

Licensed or registered family day-care home providers can participate under the auspices of one of the 16 approved family day-care sponsoring organizations.

Eligible adult day-care centers include public or private nonprofit centers that provide nonresidential adult day care to chronically impaired disabled adults or to persons 60 or older. Also, private for-profit centers may participate if 25 percent or more of the enrolled adults are Title XIX or Title XX beneficiaries.

Homeless shelters providing services to families and after-school programs located in low-income areas are also eligible.

For more information, call 609-259-5139.

<sh>School Events Calendar

<bt>Saturday, Aug. 10

Fairfax High School, Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Hyatt Fair Lakes, Fairfax; Langley High School, Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Holiday Inn, Tysons Corner; Oakton High School, Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Holiday Inn Old Town, Alexandria;

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner; West Potomac, Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Embassy Suites, Alexandria; West Springfield, Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Hilton, Crystal City. For more information, call First-Class Reunions at 888-327-1984 or check the Web at www.fcreunions.com.

Saturday, Aug. 17

Fairfax High School, Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Hilton Arlington Towers, Arlington; Mount Vernon High School, Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Holiday Inn Old Town, Alexandria;

Lee High School, Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner; South Lakes High School, Class of 1992, 10-year reunion, Sheraton Reston, Reston; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Class of 1982, 20-year reunion, Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfax. For more information, call First-Class Reunions at 888-327-1984 or go on the Web at www.fcreunions.com.