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<lst>Know something that should be featured in School Notes? Awards? Special events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991. Or call Jon Whiten at 703-917-6422.

TOT Preschool, a ministry of Sydenstricker United Methodist Church, has openings in its morning three-year-old classes and the afternoon four-year-old class. Visit www.sumcdisciples.org or call 703-644-6384. The Sydenstricker United Methodist Church is located at 8508 Hooes Road, Springfield.

Students in the bands program at Robert E. Lee High School are hosting a car wash on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Brookfield Plaza Shell, 6620 Backlick Road in Springfield.

The Lee Chorus Boosters present the first annual Chorus Day Carnival, on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the Lee High School Cafeteria, 6540 Franconia, Springfield. Platters of BBQ Chicken or fish, burgers and hot dogs, cornbread and lots of sides will be available, along with sodas. Chorus students will be in charge of face painting, temporary tattoos, hair wraps, balloons, and games, all at affordable prices. Call 703-924-8342.

Lee High School's homecoming week is Oct. 17-21, with events all week, including a pep rally on Oct. 21. Activities after school on Oct. 21 include a Chili Cook Off, a Battle of the Bands and a parade through the local neighborhood including the marching band, the homecoming court and banners made by each organization.

Grace Weekday Preschool, a ministry of Grace Presbyterian Church, is accepting registrations for the 2005-2006 school year for 2-4-year-olds, including Pre-K. The preschool is located at 7434 Bath St., Springfield. For more, call 703-451-3314.

St. John's Center for Early Childhood Education is taking registrations for the 2005-06 school year. St. John's offers classes for 2, 3 and Pre-K 4-year olds, and before and after school care for K-5. St. John's is located at 5312 Backlick Road, Springfield. Call 703-256-7748.

Lake Braddock Secondary School students Jacqueline N. Chu, Lue-Yee Tsang and Haige Zhou were named semifinalists for the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program.

West Springfield High School students Justin E. Cardinale and Kate E. Zavack were named semifinalists for the 2006 National Merit Scholarship Program.

The Lee High School Library needs a few volunteers who can come once a week, twice a month or once a month during the school day to help shelve books. No experience necessary. Call Marj Lohmann at 703-924-8370.

The Lee High School Library welcomes used book donations throughout the year for their annual book sale. Call 924-8370.