Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Community Gardening & Edible Schoolyards Seminar

The Arlington County office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is sponsoring
a seminar on Building Sustainability with Community Gardening and Edible
Schoolyards on Friday, September 16 at Fairlington Community Center. The
seminar will focus on patterns and tools for success. Keynote speakers will
be Walter Tejada of the Arlington County Board and Rob Krupika, Alexandria
city councilman. Alexandrians are welcome to attend.

Networking begins at 8:15 a.m. and panel sessions at 9:15. Topics include
Cultivating Community With Edible Gardening; Pre-School to Higher Education:
A Gardening Continuum; and Food for Thought: Ideas for Success and

A BYO Brown Bag Lunch is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., and the program will end
at 2:30. 

Limited spaces are available. The cost is $5, payable at the door.
Pre-register by phone at 703-228 6414 or by e-mail at

Fairlington Community Center is located at 3308 S. Stafford Street in
Arlington. Take 33rd Street off Quaker Lane.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Alexandria Police Department Enhances Safe Return to School

The Alexandria Police Department, in its annual effort to foster the start of a safe school year, will be increasing enforcement as students return to school on Tuesday, September 6.  Additional police and parking enforcement officers will be assigned to enforce all traffic laws, including speeding, passing school buses, illegal parking and failing to yield to pedestrians.
Enforcement will be increased in and around school zones and along bus routes.  The Police Department would like to remind drivers that the speed limit in school zones is posted at 15 or 25 mph.  Drivers are also reminded that it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus with its lights flashing. This action constitutes Reckless Driving and is subject to DMV fines. All violators of these laws will be ticketed as the Police Department strives to promote the safety and welfare of both children and adults.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution and maintain a safe driving environment.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall Crew Sign up

From the TC Williams crew boosters---

Fall Crew Signup 
Saturday September 10

The Alexandria Crew Boosters would like to invite you down to signup for Fall Crew on Saturday September 10.
This is a great way to stay conditioned and in touch with your coaches for the Spring Season.

Refer to the TC Williams Crew website for more information.

We hope to see you at sign up.

Karen and Roland Lemke
Co-Presidents Alexandria Crew Booster

Friends of the Beatley Library Book Sale

Members Only Preview: Thursday, September 8, from 4 to 8:30 pm
(Non-members may join the Friends of Beatley at the door for $10); 
Saturday, September 10, from 10:30am to 4:30 pm;

Sunday, September 11, from 1:15 to 4:30 pm.

Kids events during the sale on Saturday, September 10!
From 10:15 to 11 am: “Singing Books with Emily” with Children’s Author Emily Leatha Everson.
From 11 to 11:45 am: Jane Harrington shares her book Extreme Pets and shows a pet or two.
From 11 am to 4 pm: Face-Painting with “Heavenly Face Designs” and “Cheeky Faces”.
From 1 to 2:30 pm:  Lisa the Unicycle Lady and her “Wheely Wacky Circus Show”.
And from 2:45 to 3:45 pm: Mr. Don and his amazing “Children’s Music Show”.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

City of Alexandria Service Schedule for Labor Day


All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

                Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department, 4480 King St.; the Flora Krause Casey Health Center, 1200 N. Howard St.; and the Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be closed.

                Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline, 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline, 703.746.3401; and the sexual assault hotline, 703.683.7273.

                Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be closed from September 3 - 5.

                Parking: On September 5, the Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, as well as time restrictions in residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits.

                Recreation Centers: The Chinquapin Park Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 5. All other City recreation centers will be closed.
                Refuse Collection: Residential trash and recycling will not be collected on September 5. Scheduled collections will be delayed by one day during the week of September 5. The household hazardous waste and electronics recycling collection site will be open on September 3 and closed on September 5.

                State Offices: The following Commonwealth of Virginia offices located in Alexandria will be closed on September 5: the Circuit, General District, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts, the Clerk of Court Office, Office of Adult Probation & Parole and the DMV Office at 2681 Mill Road.

Transit: Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule on September 5.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Job Description for a High School Student

As we get redy for school, I thought I would share this --

Help Wanted
Job description for High School Student

  • Individual to work on a part time basis for 7 subcontractors.
  • No permanent office or desk provided.
  • Employee is expected to carry all needed materials to each job site. 
  • Overtime required on most jobs each day.
  • No coordination of work assignments between subcontractors, no choice of jobs.
  • Distracting work environment, no coffee breaks, half hour lunch in company cafeteria.
  • Workday begins at 7:15AM.
  • Prolonged concentration, math and writing skills a must.
  • Four-year contract required.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Children Are.....

Children are…
Amazing, acknowledge them
Believable, trust them
Childlike, allow them
Divine, honor them
Energetic, nourish them
Fallible, embrace them
Gifts, treasure them
Here now, be with them
Innocent, delight with them
Joyful, appreciate them
Kindhearted, learn from them
Lovable, cherish them
Magical, fly with them
Noble, esteem them
Open minded, respect them
Precious, value them
Questioners, encourage them
Resourceful, support them
Spontaneous, enjoy them
Talented, believe in them
Unique, affirm them
Vulnerable, protect them
Whole, recognize them
XTra Special, celebrate them
Yearning, notice them
Zany, laugh with them
~~Meiji Stewart~~