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To have an item listed mail to 10220 River Road, Suite 303, Potomac, MD 20854, e-mail to almanac@connectionnewspapers.com, or fax to 703-917-0991. Deadline is Thursday at noon for the following week’s paper. Photos and artwork encouraged. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in Potomac. If you have any questions, call Rebecca Halik at 703-917-6476.

The Montgomery County Board of Education met on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and, among other items, tentatively approved a revised policy on naming schools and reviewed an update on the Middle School Magnet Consortium. The Board approved the Comprehensive Master Plan, approved preliminary plans for two additions and a gymnasium, and rescinded two policies. The winner of the Mark Mann award was recognized. The Board approved the observance of American Indian Heritage Month and National Bus Safety Week. The Board also urged employees to participate in the 2006 Montgomery County Public Schools Charity Campaign.

Parents of prospective Washington Episcopal School students are invited to attend an open house at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19. The school is located at 5600 Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda. The program begins with a panel presentation and question/answer period, followed by a tour of the school. Washington Episcopal School offers small, coed classes for children in Nursery (age 3) through grade 8. Call the Admissions Office at 301-652-7878, e-mail

admissions@w-e-s.org or visit website, www.w-e-s.org.

Learn more about area preschools at the 9th annual Preschool Fair sponsored by the MOMS Club of Potomac on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Approximately 30 preschools from Potomac, Rockville, Bethesda, Chevy Chase and surrounding areas will be represented. The fair is at the Potomac Community Center, 11315 Falls Road. Free and children are welcome. For more information, call Carrie Lee 301-906-2377 or Julie Krieger 301-987-5917, or e-mail momspotomac@gmail.com.

Parents of prospective Washington Episcopal School students are invited to attend an open house at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. The school is located at 5600 Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda. The program begins with a panel presentation and question/answer period, followed by a tour of the school. Washington Episcopal School offers small, coed classes for children in Nursery (age 3) through grade 8. Call the Admissions Office at 301-652-7878, e-mail

admissions@w-e-s.org or visit website, www.w-e-s.org.

Parents of prospective Washington Episcopal School students are invited to attend an open house at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3. The school is located at 5600 Little Falls Parkway in Bethesda. The program begins with a panel presentation and question/answer period, followed by a tour of the school. Washington Episcopal School offers small, coed classes for children in Nursery (age 3) through grade 8. Call the Admissions Office at 301-652-7878, e-mail

admissions@w-e-s.org or visit website, www.w-e-s.org.