Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Monday, November 13, 2017

Facing a Tragedy at T.C. Williams\Una Tragedia Para T.C. Williams



Many of you may have heard of a recent tragic loss for the T.C. community when a 17-year-old girl was killed by an ex-boyfriend and her brother was seriously wounded.  A T.C. parent has set up a GoFundMe site to help the family deal with the medical and funeral costs they have incurred.  The PTSA Board wanted to share the site to help this T.C. family in its time of most devastating need. 

Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.  

If you would like to know more about:
  • how to recognize the warning signs of teen dating violence, and 
  • how to help someone in an unhealthy relationship,
  • the Loveisrespect website is a great resource to read and share.
Muchos de ustedes habrán escuchado sobre una reciente y trágica pérdida para la comunidad de T.C., cuando una niña de 17 años fue asesinada por su ex novio y su hermano resultó gravemente herido.  Una familia de T.C.  ha creado una cuenta en GoFundMe para ayudar a la familia a lidiar con los gastos médicos y funerarios. El PTSA quiere compartir la cuenta para ayudar a esta familia de T.C. en un momento
de dolor y necesidad.

Cada año cerca de 1.5 millones de estudiantes de secundaria de todo el país experimentan abuso físico de una pareja. 

Si desea saber más sobre:
  • cómo reconocer las señales de advertencia de violencia entre parejas adolescentes, y 
  • cómo ayudar a alguien en una relación enfermiza, 
  • el sitio web espanol.loveisrespect.org es un gran recurso para leer y compartir.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ALIVE! NEEDS Volunteers for Food Distribution on Saturday 6/24

Hunger does not take a vacation. We need volunteers for ALIVE's monthly food distribution on Saturday, June 24. Many of our regular volunteers are away during the summer. We need volunteers at Church of the Resurrection ( 2280 N. Beauregard ST) between 8:30 - 11:00am. Individuals, families, and groups are welcome. Children with parents are welcome. 

Please respond to volunteers@alive-inc.org, if you can participate. Thank you. 

Patricia 
Volunteer Coordinator 
ALIVE!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Space of Her Own Program Seeks Female Mentors

Designing, crafting building, innovating…at Space of Her Own (SOHO), preteen girls experiment with art and uncover unique talents with the encouragement of caring mentors. Girls are paired with professional adult female volunteers and engage in visual arts and life skills lessons to open their worlds to new possibilities. Pairs meet in a group setting one night a week for the initial program year, which ends in a team effort to give each girl's bedroom a makeover.

Information sessions for potential mentors will be held as follows:
  • Saturday June 24, 10-11:30 a.m.
    Charles Houston Recreation Center (in the Senior Center)
    910 Wythe St. Alexandria, Virginia
  • Thursday, July 6, 6-7:30 p.m.
    Dr. Oswald Durant Arts Center
    1605 Cameron St., Alexandria, Virginia
  • Wednesday, July 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
    Arlington Career Center (in the Common Area)
    816 S. Walter Reed Drive, Arlington, Virginia
To register, visit www.spaceofherown.org. For more information, email Sarah Maroney at recruitment@spaceofherown.org.
SOHO programs are managed in partnership with the City of Alexandria’s Court Service Unit, Alexandria Public Schools and The Art League.