Camps & Schools

Camps & Schools

School Notes are for awards and achievements, as well as special events. Send information via e-mail to, or mail to 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean VA 22102. Call 703-917-6449.

Come with your questions or just come and listen to the discussion at the next “Ask Dr. Ciardi” session to be held Thursday, March 22 from 7-8 p.m. in the library.

All parents are invited to this informal open discussion to ask questions and discuss issues related to parenting your teenager. The “Ask Dr. Ciardi” sessions are offered through the Oakton PTSA. Dr. Charmaine Ciardi is an expert in adolescent psychology. For more information, call Kristy Liercke at 703-255-3021 or Diane Post at 703-938-0655.

Fairfax County Public Schools is introducing the Elementary Institute for the Arts, or E-IFTA, a sister program of Institute for the Arts, for students who were enrolled in grades K-5 during the 2006-2007 school year. Each day, students attend two 90 minute courses chosen from the various arts disciplines. The course runs July 9 to Aug. 3, weekdays only, at Forest Edge Elementary School in Reston. Tuition is $450 for Fairfax County residents; $650 for non-Fairfax County residents. There will be an information night at Forest Edge, 1501 Becontree Lane, Reston, 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22. Visit or call the E-IFTA office at 703-227-8449.

Members of the Virginia congressional delegation, will sponsor the 20th annual “Academy Day” on Saturday, March 24, for students interested in attending one of the nation’s service academies. The program runs 8:45 a.m.-noon at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum off Route 28 in Chantilly. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Participants should enter the parking area through Lane 5. Representatives from the Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy, the Air Force Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and the Coast Guard Academy will explain the admission process and answer questions. Information on ROTC programs will also be available. Contact Suzanne Grimsley at 703-709-5800 or 1-800-945-9653.

FCAG Summer Enrichment Camp Fair on Tuesday, March 27, 7:30-9 p.m. at Oakton High School, 2900 Sutton Road, Vienna. The fair is free and open to the general public. It will include representatives from the Johns Hopkins University-Center for Talented Youth, Nysmith, TIC (Technology is Cool) Camp, Creative Cauldron, Joy of Motion, Exploring Engineering, Fairfax Collegiate, Math Enrichment Services, Mathtree, Shenandoah Performs, Science Camp Watonka, Congressional School, Camp Rim Rock and many other summer programs. For information, call 703-917-7960.

Virginia Tech in the National Capital Region will hold a graduate school information fair, Tuesday, March 27, 6-9 p.m., at the Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, for prospective students to explore opportunities in certificate, master’s, and doctorate programs. Classes are held at Virginia Tech’s campuses in West Falls Church and in Old Town Alexandria. Some online courses are also offered. Contact the Graduate Student Services Office at 703-538-8327 or e-mail

The Parent Resource Center has rescheduled a workshop that was canceled due to snow days. Special Siblings: Typical Children who have Siblings with Special Needs presented by Sondra Wolff will take place Wednesday, March 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Dunn Loring Center Assembly Room, 2334 Gallows Road, Dunn Loring. Visit and choose “Workshops.” To reserve a space, e-mail or call Jane at 703-204-3941.

Fairfax County Public Schools will have a school day on Friday, March 30, to make up for the fourth snow day.

Tim Carey, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, has been selected by Music for All to perform in one of the nation’s honor ensembles, the 2007 Honor Band of America. Carey was selected amongst hundreds of applicants from across the nation for membership in this prestigious honors ensemble. Tim is the son of James and Sarah Carey. His band director is Mary Ulrey.

The Honor Band of America is part of the Music for All National Festival, which took place March 15-17 in Indianapolis, Ind. Visit

Ali Coyle, a senior at the University of Mary Washington from Dunn Loring, was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2006 semester. The dean’s list recognizes outstanding academic achievement at the university by full-time students who attain at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.