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School Notes are for awards and achievements, as well as special events. Send information via e-mail to vienna@connectionnewspapers.com, or mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102. Deadline is 2 p.m. the Friday before publication. Entries will run as space is available. Call 703-917-6449 with questions.

Flat Stanley figures, based on the popular book character, have been traveling around the world with employees of Serco, the business partner of Stenwood Elementary. On Thursday, Feb. 22, at 2:15 p.m., the Flat Stanleys will return to their creators at Stenwood during a presentation at the school. Serco employees will talk about the places they took the Flat Stanleys and will show students photos and scrapbooks of their travels. Contact event liaison Sally Donnelly at sally.donnelly@fcps.edu.

First grade partial-immersion programs: registration is open to all rising first graders living in Fairfax County. FCPS will not provide transportation for students outside the attendance area of the immersion schools. First grade partial-immersion programs in French, German, Spanish and Japanese are offered at Herndon, Kent Gardens, Orange Hunt, Bailey's, Fort Hunt, Lake Anne, Laurel Ridge, London Towne, Ravensworth, Rose Hill, Fox Mill, and Great Falls Elementary Schools. The application is available at www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/forlang/partial.htm.; the deadline is Friday, Feb. 23.

Oakcrest School sent eight students to the Regional Math Counts competition of Northern Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 10. The total participants registered for the day from thje the Northern Virginia area include 16 teams plus 56 individuals, or a total of 120 registered Mathletes. The students representing Oakcrest in the competition include: Candice Kaplan, Lourdes Bobbio, Trixie Haddon, Kerri McGonigle, Molly Donovan, Alexis Levedahl, Bonnie Newton and Cristen Corry.

Emily Patton of Vienna was named to the dean’s list at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa. Students make the dean’s list if they complete at least four letter-graded courses and earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the semester.