Thursday, January 10, 2013
Posted by Alexandria Mom at 3:17 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A really cool program from some really cool local moms.......
For more information and to obtain the registration form, visit www.UpCycleCRC.weebly.com or e-mail Kelley Organek at email@example.com.
UpCycle CRC, www.UpCycleCRC.weebly.com, is pleased to announce expanded programming and Open Houses to introduce prospective families to our programs for young children.
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center 2013 Open House Dates:
Wednesday, January 16 from 10 am – 12 pm
Saturday, February 2 from 10 am – 12 pm
At Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, 22302
Our Open Houses are opportunities for prospective families to drop-in, meet our teachers, and see what our Reggio-Inspired programs are all about.
Please RSVP to Kelley Organek, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you plan to attend one of our Open Houses.
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center Winter/Spring Programs – 2013
Reggio-Inspired Explorations For Young Children
A playgroup for children with parent or caregiver
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
$210 for 7 sessions, starting Feb. 6
Children will have opportunities to build, experiment and play with open-ended, repurposed objects and art materials. The activities are carefully designed to promote discovery and the development of new skills. In our supportive environment, teachers guide children’s natural curiosity to encourage sustained attention and focus. Together parents and teachers participate with the children to nurture persistence and creativity.
Reggio Inspired Explorations for Pre-K Children
A preschool enrichment experience
Wednesdays 12:45-2:15 pm
$160 for 7 sessions, starting Feb. 6
Research shows that opportunities to work creatively with open-ended objects and art materials train the brain by developing problem-solving skills, focus, and persistence. In this setting the children have time to engage with materials and each other to experiment and develop ideas. Teachers participate with the children and use their observations to design challenges for subsequent classes.
Both programs are taught by former Beverley Hills Preschool teachers Eve LaMois and Suzanne Nealon.
Posted by Alexandria Mom at 8:51 AM
Monday, January 7, 2013
FROM THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT:
In 2012, there were no homicides in City of Alexandria. This marks the first time in at least 42 years that the City experienced a year without a homicide. Additionally, initial crime statistics, though not final, indicate violent crime decreased again in 2012. This continues the trend of historic lows in Alexandria. The Alexandria Police Department’s success in continuing to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods is a direct result of the quality, hard work and dedication of our sworn, civilian and volunteer staff. The Police Department remains committed to keeping crime low and maintaining a safe and vibrant community.
· Commonwealth Academy and the DC Capital Branch of the International Dyslexia Association program on January 26th -- Commonwealth Academy is sponsoring a workshop for educators and parents on “Study Skills and Technology Applications for Academic Success” on Saturday, January 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Commonwealth Academy. The workshop is being provided by the DC Capital Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Additional information is available at www.CommonwealthAcadamy.org/news/upcoming-events.
Posted by Alexandria Mom at 3:01 PM
click here for participating restaurants, menus and more information.
(Unfortunately there aren't many participating restaurants in the West End and only a few in Del Ray. Most of the restaurants are in Old Town.)