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PTA Fall Family Picnic, Friday, Sept. 30 at 5:30 p.m. at Clifton Elementary School

The famously deceased singing group, The Plaids, get a chance to make a once-in-an-after-lifetime stand in the musical comedy revue, "Forever Plaid" presented by Westfield Theatre Boosters Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. in the Westfield High School Theatre. Starring Barry Armbruster, Kevin Manship, Jim Mitchell, and Scott Pafumi and featuring Branson Reese, "Forever Plaid" is a benefit to raise funds for Westfield Theatre scholarships for graduating seniors. All tickets are $10 and seating is general admission. Order tickets online at www.westfieldtheatreboosters.com or call 703-488-6439.

Centreville High School will have its 10-year reunion for the Class of 1995 Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Doubletree Tysons Corner in Falls Church. Visit www.greatreunions.com or call 1-800-655-7971.

CVHS Music Department's annual Tag Day is Saturday, from Oct. 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Music students will go door to door collecting donations to enable the band, orchestra, choral, and guitar groups to perform at football games and national competitions, purchase special music and uniforms, and hire regional and national guest instructors. Those who contribute will receive a Family Pass for four to a band, orchestra, guitar or choral performance of your choice. Donations may be made to CVHS Wildcats Band Boosters, Centreville High School, 6001 Union Mill Road, Clifton.

St. Timothy Catholic School in Chantilly is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 1. To commemorate the event, the school is planning a Fall Festival to kick off a year of celebration marking its silver anniversary. The festival will commence with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly opened junior high wing at 9:45 a.m. Principal Marilyn Valatka and Bishop Paul Loverde will preside over the ceremony and Michael Frey, Sully District Supervisor, and Dr. Timothy McNiff will also be in attendance to speak. The festival will follow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include live entertainment, food, and cultural activities.

Centreville Elementary will hold its annual Scholastic Book Fair Saturday, Oct. 1—Thursday, Oct. 6 in the school library. Great books for all ages. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Tuesday evening from 6-9 p.m.

The Brookfield Elementary School Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for fun, games and refreshments. There will be inflatable basketball hoops, face painting, a cake walk and karaoke. Don't miss the Silent Auction and make a bid for one of the many goods and services donated by school families and area businesses. There will be many game booths, including Frisbee and football tosses, duck pond, goldfish toss, hula hoop contests, sand and spin art. Win prizes at the game booths. Food sales will include samples of the entries from the Chili Cook-off, as well as hot dogs, nachos, pizza, and a huge bake sale. Everyone is invited to attend. Call Jill Boddie, 703-449-0755, Lori Hurlburt, 703-502-0528, Teresa Rothschild, 703-8180760, or Kristina Ringqvist, 703-378-4439.

The Chantilly High School Athletics Boosters Club will host The 15th Annual Chantilly Holiday Shops Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Chantilly High School gym. A major fund-raiser for the CHS Athletic Department, the athletic boosters have invited artisans and vendors from all over the mid-Atlantic to feature their merchandise at the show. The Holiday Shop will offer a selection of jewelry, home accessories, clothing, woodcrafts, ceramics, bed and bath items and personalized gifts and food. A new raffle will be offered this year, with prizes including an iPod, a digital camera, and gift certificates to Fair Oaks Mall. Visit Chantilly's athletic booster's page at www.chantillysports.org.

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. LacLean at 703-988-8191 or sally.maclean@fcps.edu.

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

Senior Christine Garzon has been promoted to the top leadership ranks of the Air Force Junior ROTC detachment at Randolph-Macon Academy. Christine is the daughter of Jose Garzon of Chantilly, and Susana Barton of Stoneham, MA.

Christine was awarded the rank of cadet captain, with the position of Deputy Support Officer. Only students with records of strong academics and leadership abilities are eligible for the Academy's cadet officer and non-commissioned officer ranks.

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 reuattheview@yahoo.com or call Sharon DeBragga at the school at 703-227-2388.

The ESL and Immigrant Ministries needs volunteers to teach English-as-a-Second-Language to adult immigrants in 18 locations in Northern Virginia. Free training for volunteers is provided in September and classes begin in September. Both daytime and evening classes are offered. Consult www.eslim.org for class schedules, locations and a volunteer application form or call 703-271-8341 ext. 3 and leave a message for a return call.

South Lakes Class of 1985 is looking for classmates for its 20-year reunion in October 2005. Visit slhs1985.org or contact Melanie Kirsch Colston at 703-476-0579.

The Stone Middle School PTA is looking for parent volunteers to fill PTA positions for the upcoming school year. They are looking for a president and vice president for their executive PTA Board, as well as a committee chair for the following positions: Building and Grounds, By-Laws, Volunteer Coordinator, Cluster 8 Representative, Community Outreach, School Directory, Legislative, Minority Achievement, Fund Raising, 3-on-3 Basketball, 8th Grade Graduation Party, Publicity, and Reflections. Contact Jennifer Campbell, PTA Secretary Elect, at 703-266-1742, or Kym Sunday, Membership Chair, at 703-266-0345. The PTA e-mail address is StonePTA@hotmail.com.

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Foundation has awarded Rose Antwi of Centreville a $2,000 scholarship toward her studies at the Northern Virginia Community College's Medical Education Campus (MEC), located in Springfield. The scholarship rewards a student who has, among other criteria, maintained a 3.0 GPA. Antwi is entering her second year at the MEC and is a nursing major.

The National Archives celebrated the nation's birth with "Declaration Days!" a two-day event filled with activities and performances for children and their families. Highlights of the event included signing a replica of the Declaration of Independence, placing a seal on the Treaty of Alliance, hunting for National Treasure and attending performances by historical re-enactors of Revolutionary War heroes such as Deborah Sampson, Peter Salem and Gen. Bernardo de Galvez. Lacey Dickinson of Fairfax Station, Alyssa Dolny of Clifton, Jung-Ah Kim of Centreville, and Leslie Sherman of Springfield, all of Centreville High School, provided invaluable assistance with a variety of activities that help family audiences better understand and appreciate the holdings of the National Archives and the events that led up to the nation's fight for independence. The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that preserves and shares with the public records that trace the story of our nation, government, and the American people. The National Archives is located at 700 Constitution Ave., NW. Go to http://www.archives.gov to schedule a visit.

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.