School Notes

School Notes

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Summer Art Camp 2003. Camp will take place Monday through Friday at the Woods Community, Burke Centre, 1100 Wards Grove Circle, and at Accotink Unitarian Church. The three sessions are July 14-18, July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 4-8. Classes include:

Art Camp for 8 years and up. Campers will explore clay, scratchboard, sculpey, cross-stitching, paper maiche, drawing, watercolor and Chinese brush painting. Campers will also decorate T-shirts. Camp will be take place 12:15-3 p.m.

Crafts and Drawing Fun Camp for 5-8 years. Campers explore crafts with pony-bead key chains, mixed-media mirror frames, tie-dye shirts, kites, paper maiche. Campers will also draw and paint with watercolors. 9:15-11:45 a.m. This class is not offered July 28-Aug. 1.

Drawing Camp for 8 years and up. Campers extend their drawing abilities with varied media: pencil, charcoal, oil pastel, color pencil. Campers will draw subjects such as faces, still life, landscape and cartooning. July 28-Aug. 1, 9:30-11:45 a.m.

Call instructor Carol Zeitlin at 703-250-6930 for registration details. Camp brochures are available online at

Newington Forest Elementary School alumni are asked to contact the school to help with the "Where are they now?" section of the alumni book to be distributed at the school's 20th anniversary celebration on Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m., at the school. Alumni are asked to share their best memories, both of Newington Forest and since graduating, and give some information about their current lives. Alumni may mail the information to the school or complete an alumni information form online at Contact Patricia Portare by writing to her at Newington Forest Elementary School, 8001 Newington Forest Ave., Springfield, VA 22153; calling 703-923-2617; or e-mailing

U.S Department of Agriculture's summer food service program for children of Fairfax Country Public Schools offers free meals to ensure low-income children continue to receive meals when school is not in session.

Breakfast service takes place July 7 to Aug. 8, 9:55-11:10 a.m., at Irving Middle; July 7 to Aug. 1, 9-9:20 a.m., at North Springfield Elementary; and July 7- Aug. 1, 9-9:20 a.m., at Springfield Estates Elementary. Lunch service is July 7 to Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., at Burke Center. Contact 703-813-4800 for more information. Some sites are subject to change.

Debra Lane was promoted from assistant principal to principal at Oak View.

Patricia Phillips was promoted from assistant principal at Daniels Run to principal at Fairhill.

Scott Poole, former staff development assistant principal, is now assistant principal at Lanier.

Nicholas Rousos, former assistant principal at Forestville, is now assistant principal at Cherry Run.

Sharon Eisenberg was promoted from assistant principal at Lanier to principal at Key.

Christine Gray was promoted from administrative intern at Timber Lane to assistant principal at Newington Forest.

Bridget Lauren Wandelt of Clifton has been selected by Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg for honors admission for the fall of 2003. Wandelt is the daughter of Edward and Karen Wandelt of Clifton and the granddaughter of Christel Wandelt of Springfield, Va. She is a recent graduate of James W. Robinson Jr. Secondary School.

Wandelt has been an honor student and was selected for membership in the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society. She was a member of the Key Club and secretary, president and district secretary of the Leo Club. An athlete on the cross country and indoor track teams, she also was a member of the crew team, where she earned three varsity letters and was named to the first team of the All-Virginia Crew. Her volunteer activities include Girl Scouts, where she has earned the silver award, and tutoring for visually impaired students at her high school.

K. Jeanne Fraser, a Fairfax County Public Schools teacher, was recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the two-year college national honor society. Fraser is a special education resource teacher working with teachers and students at Terra Centre, Fairview and Laurel Ridge Elementary Schools in the area of inclusion. Fraser earned her master's degree in special education with a focus on learning disabilities at the University of the Virgin Islands where she was the top student in her class. Upon moving to Northern Virginia in 1994, she continued her studies at the University of Virginia and Old Dominion University earning certification in teaching students with Emotional Disabilities and students with Mental Retardation from ODU.