School Notes

School Notes


Centreville Elementary School has a busy November ahead.

Nov. 1 — First grading period ends. First grade field trip to Cox Farms.

Nov. 4 & 5 — Student holiday. No school. Parent/teacher conferences.

Nov. 5 — Election day.

Nov. 6 — Second grading period begins. Mad Science from 3:40-5:55 p.m.

Nov. 7 — PTA Meeting at 7 p.m. Mad Science from 3:40-5:55 p.m. Sally Foster pick-up between 5-7 p.m.

Nov. 8 — Reflection projects due.

Nov. 11 — Veteran's Day celebration.

Nov. 12 — Homework Club from 3:30-5:15 p.m.

Nov. 13 — Mad Science from 3:40-5:55 p.m.

Nov. 14 — First grade stranger safety in first grade pod. Mad Science from 3:40-5:55 p.m.

The following students were among the 3,100 new first-year and transfer students who have enrolled at Syracuse University for the 2002-03 academic year.

* Roger Brown of Fernbrook Drive in Centreville enrolled in SU's School of Management, majoring in general studies in management.

* Ryan Korby of Yellow Poplar Drive in Centreville enrolled in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, majoring in broadcast journalism.

* Brian Smith of Star Flower Drive in Chantilly is enrolled in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, majoring in mechanical engineering.

Robinson Secondary's drama department will host the Shenandoah Shakespeare Express on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the Russell Theater. At 3.30 p.m., they perform "Taming of the Shrew." At 7.30 p.m., the evening performance is Shakespeare’s final play, "The Tempest." Go to the Web site or call 703-426-2123. Tickets are $15 for both performances or $10 for one show.

The Mighty Marching Chargers band from Chantilly High School continued to perform this season's show "Niagara Falls" with enthusiasm at the Bands of America Regional Competition held at Hofstra University in New York on Oct. 19. In spite not being able to practice marching outside for two weeks, the band received a superior rating from the judges and was selected to perform in the finalist competition that same day. Band members, chaperons and directors returned home in the wee hours of Oct. 20, tired but proud of the performances.

Founded in 1975, Bands of America is the nation's leading presenter of music events for high school band students.

Students in the Westfield High School music programs will be selling Indian River Grove oranges and grapefruit beginning Oct. 31 and ending on Nov. 15. The fruit will be delivered on Dec. 16 and may be picked up from 6 to 9 p.m. in the band room. Proceeds from the sale will be used to pay for musical equipment and travel expenses for spring competitions. Look for a music student near you or call Deb Leser at 703-968-7097 to place an order. Visit the Web site at

Centreville High School's band will begin selling fresh H&S Florida citrus on Friday, Nov. 8 and continue through Friday, Nov. 22. To place an order, call the school's band office and leave a message. The number is 703-802-5510. Fruit can also be ordered through a band student. Fruit will be available for pickup at the band room on Friday, Dec. 6 between 2 and 7 p.m. Prices are as follows: Naval oranges are $14/half case and $24/full case. Seedless pink grapefruits are $12/half case and $20/full case.

The Chantilly High School Music Boosters is selling fresh Florida citrus now through Nov. 8. Students will take orders for fresh oranges and grapefruit. Fruit will be delivered on Dec. 6, just in time for the holidays. Buyers may choose from grove-fresh Florida naval oranges or pink grapefruit. Oranges are priced at $24/case or $14/half-case; grapefruit are priced at $20/case or $12/half-case.

Proceeds from the sales will be used for spring music competition trips.

Call-in orders may be placed to Debbie Hobbs at 703-817-0180. Call-in orders will be available for pickup on Friday, Dec. 6, between 3-7 p.m. in the CHS Band Room.

The 13th annual Poplar Tree Elementary Book Fair sponsored by the PTA and the school library will take place the week of Oct. 31 to Nov. 8. Students will have the opportunity to purchase paperback books during school hours. The night Book Fair will be Friday, Nov. 1 from 7-9 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Poplar Tree School library.

A Kindergarten Open House for Clifton Children's Academy will be held on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. for families interested in information for Fall 2003. There will be a presentation at 7:15 p.m. and parents are requested to RSVP to the enrollment director at 703-968-8455.

Centreville High School's class of 1992 is holding its 10-year reunion on Saturday, Nov. 9. Contact Megan Garczynski for tickets and registration. Call 703-875-1306. E-mail to:

A Kindergarten Open House for Clifton Children's Academy will be held on Monday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, for families interested in information for Fall 2003. There will be a presentation at 11 a.m. and parents are requested to RSVP at 703-968-8455.

Theatre Centreville will be performing the show "Rumors" by Neil Simon instead of "Noises Off!" "Rumors" will be performed at the Centreville High School Theatre on Nov. 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Westfield High School's theater department will present "Hamlet" on Nov. 22-24 at the school. Directed by Scott Pafumi, the showtimes are Nov. 22-23 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. Admission is $5. Call 703-488-6430.

The Westfield High School Cheerleaders are selling Gold Cards for their first fund-raiser of the year. For $10 each, these cards will be good for discounts at Popeye's, Subway, Master Tuxedo, Modell's Sporting Goods, Domino's, Papa John's Pizza and others. The girls are raising money for new uniforms. To purchase cards, contact Cathy Voyten at 703-818-7033 or Jean Novak at 703-830-0954.

The holidays are fast approaching and the Westfield High School Cheerleading Squad is selling Yankee candles. With the budget cuts this year, this fund-raising activity is a way for the cheerleaders to purchase new uniforms and other cheerleading accessories. Call 703-818-7033.

Chantilly High School will offer musical groups to entertain at holiday parties as a fund-raiser. Small groups of about eight carolers or small instrumental ensembles will be available to perform. The money will be used to offset the cost of music trips. Instead of a set fee, they are asking for a donation to Chantilly Music Boosters. To schedule a group to perform at your party, contact Gail Cope at e-mail or call 703-631-2569.

A Chantilly High Alumni Club is being started by Debra Weeks Alexander and her husband Joe, co-presidents of the Chantilly Athletic Booster Club. They hope to reunite Chantilly grads, as well as their parents, and get them involved in school spirit to make Chantilly a real, hometown school. Call the Chantilly Booster Hotline at 703-912-4002 and leave a message. Or call the Alexanders at 703-620-3434.

The Westfield High School Art Department is selling White House Christmas ornaments again this year. Ornaments are $16 each and can be ordered through the end of October. To place an order, call Julia Hoffman, Art Department chairman, at 703-488-6569. All proceeds from the ornament sale will be used to purchase art supplies for student use.

Centreville Elementary is expanding its after-school, homework/activities club for grades three through six. It'll go from one to two evenings a week, from 3:45 to 5 or 5:30 p.m. The school provides a snack and transportation home, plus homework help and various leisure activities. Some 140 children are expected to participate, but community volunteers are needed to help staff it; call Principal Jim Latt at 703- 502-3500.

Join all the Whos down in Whoville as the Westfield High School Theatre Arts Department presents "The Grinch" and other holiday songs, stories and poems. The performances will be held Thursday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. Admission is $3. For ages 3 and up. Call 703-488-6430.