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The National Honor Society at Park View High School is conducting its annual Citrus Sales. The fruit selections consist of navel oranges, grapefruit and mixed packages. Contact Dan Wallace at 703-444-7500 to place orders.

A seminar on College Financial Aid will be take place at Old Dominion University at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. The seminar will help parents faced with the prospect of getting their children through college while continuing to fund their own retirement. The seminar is free but reservations are a must. Call James W. Respess, the presenter, at 703-654-6073 to reserve your place for this important seminar.

The number of colleges and universities attending LCPS' College Fair taking place on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School has grown to 134. The College Fair will be the only college fair in Loudoun County sanctioned by the Virginia Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers. Free to LCPS students and their parents.

Stone Bridge High School is seeking convertibles for its Friday, Sept. 27 homecoming. The convertibles will be used in the homecoming parade at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in donating a convertible should call 703-779-8900.

Stone Bridge High School has invited representatives from James Madison University and Christopher Newport University to speak at 'Senior Night' on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. The program will provide seniors and their parents information on picking the right college for them; questions for the college visit; filling out the application; early action/early decision; essays, and what happens to your completed application. All interested students and their families are welcome to attend. For more information, call 703-779-8911.

The Classroom of Discovery offers weekly educational enrichment for children 2 1/2-5 years old who are either already attending preschool or looking for a weekly educational experience that will prepare them for higher learning. Use this program as an initial preschool experience or as a supplement to their current preschool program. The program is offered Tuesday and Friday mornings this fall at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Sterling. Call 703-406-6199 or 703-450-5456 for more information.

The Loudoun County School board has kicked off its LEF Knowledge Endowment Campaign, which raises funds to create exceptional learning opportunities for Loudoun's public school students. The program is designed to channel community resources to students and teachers and support projects that excite children's curiosity and enhance the quality of Loudoun County Public Schools. Contributions to a particular school or program can be made via the United Way or the Consolidated Federal Campaign using the designation "Agency No. 8491."

Each year since 1999, Loudoun County Public Schools has offered the Early Back program for elementary school students in order to help students who failed particular Standards of Learning tests catch up before the next school year begins. This year, 18 schools offered 16 programs serving 387 students to hone students' skills and change any negative attitudes about learning.

Loudoun County Public Schools is seeking four-year-olds who may qualify to participate in the Starting Towards Excellence in Preschool (STEP) and Head Start programs. Four-year-olds who could benefit from preschool experience can get an early start on success in school through these free, half-day programs. To be eligible for the preschool programs, children must be four years old on or before Sept. 30 and live in a low-income household. Children with disabilities are also welcome. There is no charge for either program. Head Start serves children throughout Loudoun County. STEP serves children who live in the Leesburg and Sterling areas. Both preschool programs provide developmentally appropriate preschool experiences and create a nurturing environment of active learning. Parents who would like additional information are encouraged to call 703-771-6444. Registration is limited to space available, so call as soon as possible before the Fall 2002 opening are filled.