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School Notes are for awards and achievements, as well as special events. Send information via e-mail to greatfalls@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.

Forestville Elementary School needs volunteers for their Bingo night on Friday, March 2. Contact Cecily Breiseth at Cbreiseth@aol.com, or Susie Ffrench at smffrench@cox.net.

International Night at Cooper Middle School: food and performances from different countries, Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. This event is organized by the Foreign Language Department and the PTA, and is open to the entire school. The planning committee is asking students and families to bring ethnic food to share that night. Those interested in participating in, attending or volunteering for the event, should contact Diane Duffy, dduffyfamily@yahoo.com, or Malou Rennert, malouren@msn.com, International Night Chairpersons; Susan Underhill, Susan.Underhill@fcps.edu, Foreign Language Dept. Chair.

Great Falls Elementary School is preparing for the annual Fun Fair, which will be held on Sunday, March 25, noon-4 p.m. The school is looking for 8th grade volunteers who are interested in receiving community service hours. The last date for accepting information from 8th graders will be March 18. Contact Mrs. Ayodeji at cayodeji@hotmail.com, and in the subject line, put GFES Student Volunteer.

The Great Falls Art Center holds weekly art classes for all ages and stages at the Fouquet Art Studio on Walker Road in Great Falls. Children, ages 6 and up, teens, adults, and senior citizens, beginners and advanced may enroll for once weekly classes in drawing, oil painting, pottery, sculpture, and art history. All teachers are trained and experienced with college degrees in art and teaching. For a schedule of classes call 703-759-3867 or e-mail greatfallsart@yahoo.com.

For its 2006-2007 A+ Performance Series, the Robert Ames Alden Theatre has expanded the number of performances with reduced price tickets for area high school and college students. The cost of a student ticket averages less than half of the cost of a full-priced ticket. The Alden Theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

Student ticket prices are available for a number of selected upcoming erformances. Student tickets can only be purchased at the Alden Theatre Box Office. A student ID will be required. Call 703-790-0123, or visit www.mcleancenter.org.