School Notes

School Notes

Nov. 15-21

Know something that should be featured in School Notes? Awards? Special events? School fairs? Fax a brief write-up to 703-917-0991. Or call Lea Mae Rice at 703-917-6459.

Robinson Theatre presents "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940" Nov. 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. $10/door or on-line at Call 703-426-2123.

A Holiday Extravaganza Craft Show is Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Cafeteria of Thomas Jefferson High School, 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria. Benefits TJHSST’s award-winning crew team. Juried craft show. Free admission, baked goods for sale. Call Susan Matthews at 571-331-4465

Burke United Methodist Preschool (BUMP) accepts registrations for the 2007-08 school year. BUMP offers a Virginia State licensed preschool with half-day classes for ages 3-5. Located at 6200 Burke Centre Parkway. Call 703-250-6100, visit or e-mail for a school tour or more information.

The Leslie Sherman Memorial Scholarship is being established at West Springfield High School in memory of Sherman, a graduate of West Springfield who died April 16 at Virginia Tech. To contribute to that Scholarship Fund, write a check to West Springfield High School, with "Leslie Sherman Memorial Scholarship" in the memo line or attached to a letter designating that purpose, and send to West Springfield High School, Finance Office, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152. Call the school at 703-913-3800.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers SAT preparation, study skills, and other enrichment courses for secondary school students at several area schools including South County Secondary, West Springfield High School and Hayfield Secondary. For more information, visit the Web site at Current FCPS students may submit registration and payment by mail, by fax or walk-in at any Fairfax County adult education registration center. For information about the courses, call 703-227-8453 or 703-227-8472 Monday through Friday during regular business hours.

Fairfax County Public Schools maintains a toll-free telephone hotline for emergency messages, with information in three languages. 1-800-839-FCPS (3277) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the event of school closings or delays or other emergency situations, information can be obtained by dialing the toll-free number from anywhere in the region. Messages are available in English, Korean and Spanish.

Mainly Music, a weekly musical group for preschool children and their caregivers, every Friday, at 10:15 a.m., at Fairfax Community Church, 11451 Braddock Road, Fairfax. The cost for each Friday's group is $3. Call 703-745-1030 or visit

Fairfax County Public Schools offers the services of a special education ombudsman for guidance and support. The eight ombudsmen are part of a network that provides assistance to parents who are navigating the special education process and feel they could benefit from the advice and knowledge of a more experienced and specially trained parent. Contact the Parent Resource Center at 703-204-3941. For a listing of the eight ombudsmen visit