School Notes

School Notes

Know something that should be featured in School Notes? Awards? Special events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up to Lea Mae Rice at 704-913-0911, e-mail, or call 703-917-6459.

Parents interested in Providence Nursery School can attend an information session on Monday, Jan. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the school 9019 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax. Providence is a licensed, nonprofit, cooperative preschool for children ages 16 months to 5 years. For more, call 703-250-6101 or visit

Daniels Run Elementary is taking enrollment in its after-school program, which begins Jan. 31. The program is for students in grades K-6, and includes fitness, art, line dancing and flag football. 703-385-7978.

The City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department offers new dance and nutrition courses designed to compliment studies for local pre-school, school or homeschool students. Classes include Dance and Tumbling for boys, Boys and Girls Dance Combo, Kiddie Combo, Teen Dance, Creative Dance, Nutritional Eating for Weight Loss and Healthy Habits and Survival Party Dance. Contact the department at 703-385-6090 for a full brochure and more information, or visit

The City of Fairfax Hot Spot teen center is 6:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights at 4401 Sideburn Road., Fairfax. Registration is free for all sixth through ninth graders. Advance payment of two weeks for all trips and activities. Call 703-591-3360.

Julie Jones, a middle school teacher of English at Robinson Secondary has earned national board certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2006. The certification process involves up to 400 hours of work including samples of student work, video of the candidate teaching and six 30-minute assessment center exercises.

Gym for teens open Friday and Saturday from 7-10 p.m. In order to attend field trips, participants need to register and an emergency care card needs to be completed and on file. All trips depart from Green Acres, 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax. Visit

The Little Run Elementary Preschool Parent Group meets once a month to provide a supportive learning environment for families of preschoolers with special needs, community integration preschoolers, and preschool children participating in the Family and Early Childhood Education program (FECEP) and the Preschool Autism program (PAC). Each meeting focuses on a topic that families have indicated an interest in learning about, along with time to share and learn from each other. Throughout the year, speech and language clinicians, mental health consultants, occupational therapists, and technology specialists will present information on their areas of expertise. Community partner Old Country Buffet is supporting the program. Future plans include the addition of Sibshops, a program to support the typically developing elementary school-age siblings of preschoolers with disabilities.