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Book Fair. Forestdale Elementary students and their families are invited to a book fair and ice cream social on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30-8 p.m. Free ice cream sundaes will be served in the cafeteria, with assistance from Student Council Officers. As a special Community of Caring service project, students are making thank you cards and assembling “Goodie Boxes” for U.S. military stationed in Iraq. They will include such items as snacks, batteries and magazines. Forestdale Elementary is located at 6530 Elder Ave. For more information, e-mail Mary.Wall@fcps.edu.

Eileen O'Brien, a student from Robert E. Lee High School and Jessamyn Randall, a student from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology recently completed the Pre-Collegiate Program in Early American History at the College of William and Mary. While enrolled, students lived at the university in residence halls, and upon completing the program, students earned four hours of college credit.

Lauren Corry of Springfield and her ice dance partner, Ben Michael, placed second in Intermediate Dance at this year's South Atlantic Regional Championships in Charleston, S.C. Lauren is a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. Lauren and Ben were one of four intermediate teams from the region that qualified to compete in December at the 2005 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships in Jamestown, N.Y.

The Community of Caring Committee of Lynbrook Elementary School has partnered up with Volunteer Fairfax to "Make a Difference" in their community by joining in the celebration of the 10th annual VolunteerFest on Saturday, Oct. 23. Lynbrook Elementary School is one of 45 local nonprofit and public agencies participating in this year's event: "Building Communities One Day at a Time." All staff members, parents and students are invited to come and weed, plant bulbs and flowers, cut shrubs, clean up the front and sides of the school or even donate a delectable snack for the green-thumbed workers. For more information call 703-866-2940.

The Lorton Station Elementary School PTA sponsors a College Funding Night on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., in the school cafeteria. The free seminar explores various options for saving for college. For more information, call 571-642-6000.