School Notes

School Notes

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Northern Virginia Friends School at 2854 Hunter Mill Road in Oakton will host six open houses this fall at the new site on Hunter Mill Road just north of the intersection with Route 123 in Oakton. Families will have an opportunity to tour new classroom spaces, learn about the interior and exterior planning and the school's educational philosophy.

The evening open houses will be from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5; Thursday, Nov. 14; and Monday, Nov. 18. Weekend open houses from 4-5:30 p.m. will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, and Sunday, Dec. 8.

Applications are available by calling 703-281-6837 or through the Web site,

Registration is ongoing for fall classes at the McLean Community Center (MCC). More than 50 classes for children are designed with learning in mind. Sports classes like Soccer and Kids Sports introduce children to the rules of the game, and parent-and-child classes allow parents to spend quality time with their children as they learn. Other classes include FunFit, a parent-and-child active-play class utilizing creative movement and games to develop motor skills, coordination and socialization. Little Scientist’s classes, for children 3-8, are aimed at introducing children to scientific concepts. Other classes include Chemistry of Color and Light and Super Sensations. For a full listing of children’s classes at MCC, call 703-790-0123 or visit

James Madison High School Bands and Color Guard kicked off the fall citrus/pecan fundraising drive on Oct. 14. Students will take orders throughout the town for citrus from Florida and for pecans from South Carolina for delivery the week of Dec. 9. The fundraiser will raise funds for instruments. The fundraising drive will run now through Nov. 11. For more information or to place orders, call 703-242-0799 or contact a band or color guard member from the school.