School Notes

School Notes

Centreville High School will stage "Noises Off," this Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19 in the school theater. Tickets are $7, and performances are at 7:30 p.m. each night, plus a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. The Saturday night show is Centreville's Cappie show. In a pose from "Noises Off" are (back row, from left) Mickey DeVito, Sarah Langan, Mary Caitlin Barrett, Natalie Carneal, Tande Berry and Doug Watkins. (Front row): Jamal Crowelle and Nate Betancourt.

Deer Park Elementary sponsors "Save Your Coupons Drive" for overseas military members and their families. Drop off your clipped, unused and/or expired coupons in the Deer Park Elementary school lobby drop box between now and Nov. 21. (Overseas military members may use coupons up to six months beyond their expiration dates.)

Westfield High School will hold its annual Ethics Day at the Westfields Marriott on Monday, Nov. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. More than 900 sophomores and 50 senior leaders will participate in this event, which teaches the students the ABC’s of ethics and responsible decision making. Students will attend three different sessions and discuss topics pertinent to teenagers today such as underage drinking, business ethics and character education in the high school. Several guest facilitators will lead the discussions. More than 100 staff and adult volunteers will serve as discussion facilitators and security volunteers. The event is sponsored by Westfield High School and the Herndon-Dulles Chamber of Commerce, Northrup Grumman Information Technology, and Westfields Marriott, Westfield Business Owners Association and the Westfield HS PTSA.

The Centreville High Wildcat Band Citrus Sale runs now through Nov. 21. Band students will take orders for fresh Florida navel oranges and pink grapefruit. Oranges are priced at $30/case or $19/half case; grapefruit are priced at $28/case or $17/half case. To place an order, call the Band Office at 703-802-5510. Call-in orders will be available for pick up at Centreville High School's Band room on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3-7 p.m. Or order directly from a band student and have your fruit delivered to your home that weekend. All proceeds from the citrus sale directly benefit the Centreville Band students.

Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax will host its 9th Annual Thanksgiving Alumni Reunion on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. All alumni are invited to spend the evening at Paul VI reconnecting with old friends and faculty members. There will be dinner and drinks, door prizes and a 50/50 Raffle. This is an opportunity for all Paul VI alumni to come together for the evening, enjoy the spirit of the Thanksgiving season and establish a tradition of staying in touch with the Paul VI community. The event will be free of charge for all alumni from the classes of 2002 through 2005. There will be a $10 entrance fee for all other alumni. Call 703-352-0925 ext. 345 or E-mail

Stone Middle School will present the musical, "Fiddler on the Roof Jr." on Dec. 1-3. Some 46 students are involved in the cast and stage crew. The dates are as follows: Dec. 1 at 3:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5. Stone Middle School is located at 5500 Sully Park Drive, Centreville. Call 703-631-5500.

Poplar Tree Elementary School will be holding its Second Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Dec. 3. It will be held in the cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafters are welcome. Crafters interested in participating can contact Kathy Richter at or Tasha Virostek at

Chantilly High School is offering caroling groups to entertain at local holiday parties as a fund-raiser. Small groups of eight carolers from the Touch of Class show choir and Jazz Touch choir will be available to perform at your place of business or private party this holiday season. Instead of a set fee, donations are given to the Chantilly Music Boosters. These funds are used to offset travel expenses to national competitions for students this spring. To schedule a group to perform at your party, e-mail Carol Hrubik at or call 703-222-1270.

The Art Department at Westfield High School is once again selling White House ornaments. The cost is $17 each. They are in stock now and ornaments can be set aside by calling 703-488-6577 to place an order.

Pleasant Valley Preschool is currently enrolling for its class for 4-year-olds. The co-operative preschool is located in the Greenbriar Community Center on Stringfellow Road. Call 703-378-6911 or visit

Liberty Middle School is looking for caring adults who can spare 30 minutes a day working with students. Tutoring takes place either any time between 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on school days, or after school on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. Boys and girls need help with organizational skills, homework, or any one or all of the core subjects. Students will be matched with adults, depending on strengths and availability. TB test required. Contact Mrs. MacLean at 703-988-8191 or

The Brookfield Elementary School and Center Parent Teacher Association is conducting its annual fall fund-raiser. Gifts and wrapping paper are available through catalogue and online sales. To order online, go to On check out, enter the school “Brookfield Elementary.” Or, to order via catalogue, contact Dawne LeKang, 703-263-9099, or Profits are used to enhance curriculum studies including support for field trips, assemblies, classroom libraries/equipment, teacher development/training, after hours educational programs and to support the operations of the PTA.

Mountain View School in Centreville is planning a 10-year reunion/celebration. The school, located on Spindle Court, first opened its doors as FCPS’s third adult/alternative high school in January 1996 and graduated its first class in June 1996. Since that time, more than 1,000 students have graduated from Mountain View.

A committee comprised of staff and graduates has begun meeting to plan events. In the works are small monthly commemorations followed by a “family reunion” picnic event in June 2006.

The Reunion Committee is looking for contact information on all alumni and former staff. Any alumni, former staff member or person with contact information for either should e-mail or call Sharon DeBragga at the school at 703-227-2388.

South Lakes Class of 1985 is looking for classmates for its 20-year reunion in October 2005. Visit or contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.

Centreville Preschool Inc. (CPI) currently has openings in their 4-year-old program from the 2005-2006 school year. CPI is a nonprofit, cooperative preschool established in 1969 by a group of parents wishing to provide the best possible preschool experience for their children. Call the school at 703-830-5656 and leave a message after hours. The school is located at 13916 Braddock Road, Centreville.