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Monday, June 24, 2013

FACE Center Summer

Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center

Studies show that children tested at the end of the summer have lower scores on the same tests given at the beginning of the summer. In fact, children can lose 2.5 months worth of progress made in math during the school year over the summer months. They can also fall back in their reading and writing. That's why we need to make summer plans for children that are educational as well as recreational.

  • Summer Learning for K - 8 for ELL students only  Summer learning registration forms have been sent home from school. No fee. (July 8 - August 2, 2013)
  •  K-Prep: Kindergarten Preparatory
At each elementary school except Mt.Vernon and Tucker. (August 12 - 16, 2013 from 9:00AM - 1:00PM) 
SummerQuest participants track the books they read and receive a special prize after reading ten books. Prizes may be picked up between July 15 and August 31. The Library has also invited a group of special guests to entertain with music, magic and much more!  The program is free for children from 6 - 12 and also for children 0 - 5. Sign up at your local library:
  • Burke Branch Library 4701 Seminary Rd., Alex, VA 22304 703-746-1704
  • Beatley Central Library 5005 Duke St., Alex, VA 22304 703-746-1702
  • Barrett Branch Library 717 Queen St., Alex, VA 22314 703-746-1703
  • Duncan Brance Library 2501 Commonwealth Ave., 22301 703-746-1705

Neighborhood Centers "Power On" Program: 
Monday - Friday June 24 - Aug 16, 2013 
9:00 AM - 5:00PM (pick up by 6:00 PM): $50                
7:00AM - 9:00AM before care: $40/week 
The "Power On" program is for children ages 6- 12 (must have completed kindergarten). Register at your neighborhood center.  
Playgrounds in the Park Program: 
Monday - Friday June 24 - Aug 16, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00PM: $50
Register at Lee Center, Recreation Services Office, 1108 Jefferson St. For more information call 703-746-5575
  • John Adams - 5651 Rayburn Ave.
  • MacArthur - 1101 Janneys Lane.
  • James K. Polk - 5000 Polk Ave.
  • Ben Brenman Park - 5000 Duke St. (June 24 - Aug 9, Monday - Friday, 9AM-4:30PM)
Summer "Power-Up" Program at GW Middle School:
Monday - Friday June 24 - Aug 9, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00PM (pick up by 6:00 PM): $50                 
The "Power Up" program at G.W. Middle School is for children ages 11 - 14 (grades 5-9). Register at G.W. Middle School on or after June 24 if space is available.Call 703-746-5575 for more information.
Neighborhood Center Teen Program 
Monday - Friday  
6:00PM - 9:00 PM 
Contact your neighborhood center or call 703-746-5575 for more information.  Ask about a variety of teen programs available from July 1 - Aug 9, 2013 including coed sports, teen club, chat & chew club, master chef cooking program, as well as special events:  
·         Splash Pool Party                                                   August 3, 20136:30PM-9:00PM at Old Town Pool - $1  
·         City-Wide Teen Extreme Scavenger Hunt                    August 3, 2013 10:00AM - 4:00PM - $10  
·         Teen Extravaganza                                                August 9, 2013 11:00AM - 4:00PM - $5
Late Night Teen Recreation 
Every Friday and Saturday until 11:00 PM
·         Cora Kelly Center 25 W. Reed Ave., 703-746-5554
·         Chares Houston 901 Wyth St., 703-746-5552
·         William Ramsay Ctr 5650 Sanger Ave.,  703-746-5558   
FREE Family
Learning Experiences
There are many fun-filled, FREE attractions for families in our region that support children's learning and offer opportunities for families to spend quality time together! Click on the links below to get location and other information:  

Educational Websites
Online learning can be fun and challenging. Check out some of the sites below with your child:
Make certain your child is safe when online. He/she can learn internet safety through fun games:

Sports programs offered by the city have been registering since March but may still have openings.  

Call NOW to register: 703-746-5402.

Titans Track & Field Club:
ages 7 - 14
Tennis Program:  
ages 8 - 16
Summer Basketball League
:ages 12 - 17

Summer Baseball League
ages 6 - 8


Old Town Pool
1609 Cameron Street
Warwick Pool
3301 Landover Street
Monday - Friday
6:00AM - 8:00PM
Saturday - Sunday
12:00PM -7:00PM 


Forms for financial assistance are available at the Lee Center (1108 Jefferson St. 22314) 703-746-5575
Submit form with proof of financial need-school lunch letter, TANF or Food Stamp ID-along with application for camp program, at least 2 weeks prior to start of program.
 What is FACE? 
The Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center of ACPS is our way of involving all Alexandria in the educational experience of our youth. Through free information, resources, workshops and fun activities for students and adults, the FACE Center connects you and your family to the academic achievement of students.
Why is this important?
Family engagement is critical to success of every ACPS student. Your parenting at home, our joint communication, community volunteers in the schools and collaboration with the City's leaders and agencies all set the stage for academic success. With your involvement, we can be sure your children will come to school prepared to learn each day, behave appropriately and participate, earn good grades and test scores, aspire to take advanced-level classes, graduate from high school and go on to a successful adult life. So, come on, get engaged now!
Sign up for a free activity today.

Contact Information
Shanna Samson
The FACE Center Hub
T.C. Williams High School
3330 King Street Alexandria, Va. 22302
Phone: 703-824-6865

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