Week in Great Falls

Week in Great Falls

Brightview Great Falls Receives Two Awards

Brightview Great Falls was honored with Resident Satisfaction and Associate Engagement Awards at Brightview Senior Living’s recent annual awards gala held in Baltimore, Md.

“These honors are a direct result of what our residents and our associates say about the community,” said executive director Tina Aulakh. “Residents and associates have created an outstanding community. I am so proud to be part of this special group.”

Resident Satisfaction and Associate Engagement Awards are selected from the communities with the highest Overall Satisfaction Score in each category based on confidential, online surveys conducted annually by a third party. Brightview operates more than thirty communities in eight states and Brightview Great Falls was the first community to win in both categories in the same year.

Located in Great Falls, Brightview Great Falls features 90 apartment homes with Assisted Living and Wellspring Village, a secure neighborhood for Alzheimer’s and dementia care. The community opened in September 2014.

Brightview Senior Living and its parent company, The Shelter Group, successfully create and manage innovative, award-winning senior living communities in the mid-Atlantic to New England region. For more information on Brightview Senior Living, please visit www.brightviewseniorliving.com .

Great Falls Elementary to Hold Kindergarten Orientation

Great Falls Elementary will hold a kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, April 12 from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the school’s cafeteria.

Parents and children eligible for 2016-17 kindergarten are invited to an overview of the school’s kindergarten program.

A child may enter kindergarten if he/she has reached age 5 on or before Sept. 30.

Rising Kindergarten students will meet kindergarten teachers in the classroom for a special welcome and activities. Parents will meet in the cafeteria for a presentation from the school principal and staff. Classroom teachers will present an overview of the kindergarten curriculum and the daily schedule.

Parents who bring completed registration materials may register their child directly after the orientation. If necessary, the Physical/Immunization Form may be turned in at a later date, but must be received before school begins. The completed physical and all required immunizations must be received before your child may start school.

Registration packets are available online, www.fcps.edu. Click on the ‘Forms’ link, then select the ‘New Students Enrolling’ option under Bundled Forms for Parents. Registration materials are also available in the school’s main office.

Great Falls Elementary is located at 701 Walker Road. For information, call 703-757-2100.