Week in Herndon

Week in Herndon

Volunteers Needed for Food Packing Event

Assistance League of Northern Virginia invites community members to help pack food for its Weekend Food for Kids program which benefits 1500 schoolchildren who receive free or reduced price meals during the week. The final food packing event for the 2015-16 school year starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 19 at Dominion Virginia Power, 3072 Centreville Road in Herndon. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. if you would like to help with setup. For more info, contact Karen Amster: karenamter@aol.com.

Recognition for Partnership with Schools

Assistance League of Northern Virginia has been selected as a finalist for the Fairfax County Public School’s Community Partner of the Year Award. This is an independently judged award recognizing a nonprofit partner that is currently providing leadership and service to FCPS. The award will be presented at the annual FCPS Honors event on June 8, 2016 at George Mason University Center for the Arts. Christine Slattery, principal, Garfield Elementary, nominated the all-volunteer nonprofit for this prestigious award. Assistance League of Northern Virginia's philanthropic programs feed, clothe and educate children in need in our community. To learn about ALNV's Operation School Bell programs and sponsorship opportunities, contact VP Resource Development, Linda Shilts: lindamshilts@gmail.com or visit www.northernvirginia.assistanceleague.org.

Summer STEM Camps at Three Area Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is partnering with SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community College's regional K-16 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) outreach initiative, to host STEM camps at three schools this summer. The camps will be held in July and August from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. as follows:

  • VEX IQ Robotics, for grades 4-8, at Edison High, July 11-15; South Lakes High, July 18-22 and July 25-29; Marshall High, Aug. 1-5.

  • VEX EDR Robotics 1.0, for grades 8-12, at Edison High, July 11-15; South Lakes High, July 18-22 and July 25-29, and Marshall High, Aug. 1-5.

  • Cybersecurity (Basic and Advanced), for grades 9-12, at Marshall High, Aug. 1-5.

The camps are designed to provide rising fourth through twelfth grade students with knowledge and hands-on experience in STEM programs, and introduce them to the many career opportunities in the growing field. Additional information and registration instructions are available at http://www.nvcc.edu/systemic/camps.html.