Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pictures from Around Alexandria 7/26 - 8/1

cool car seen around Alexandria 

So much fresh summer goodness in one bowl.  
Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella & pasta 

Another cool car seen around Alexandria.  

The Marine Corp Sunset Parade at the Iwo Jima Memorial is absolutely AMAZING! 

Wow, another old car seen around town. 

Good morning.  

Thursday, July 31, 2014

31st Annual National Night Out Tuesday, August 5th

Alexandria Police Celebrate 31st Annual National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 5, from 5:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M., City officials will partner with Alexandria Police to celebrate the 31st Annual National Night Out.  The special celebration is part of a nationwide crime and drug prevention effort sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).

To heighten awareness of crime prevention, residents in more than 30 Alexandria neighborhoods will turn on their porch lights, host neighborhood cook-outs and sponsor block parties in support of National Night Out. Mayor William D. Euille, City Manager Rashad M. Young, members of City Council and Chief of Police Earl L. Cook will confirm the City’s commitment to fighting crime by visiting residents throughout the City. 
McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog, K-9 Unit, Motor Unit, Bike Patrol, Command Bus, Armored Personnel Carrier and the Crime Scene Mobile Lab will tour neighborhoods and offer special demonstrations. 
National Night Out, a year-long community building campaign, is designed to:
  • Heighten crime prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement-community partnerships;
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
“National Night Out is another opportunity for the Alexandria Police Department to spend time with the members of our community, and reaffirm that we all want to keep Alexandria a safe place to live, work and visit,” says Chief Cook. 

For more information on National Night Out 2014, call the Public Information Office at703.746.6600. A list of specific neighborhoods and their activities is attached.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Keep Police on the Street in Alexandria - Take this Survey

Dear Community Partners,

The following survey takes only 15 minutes and is a mandatory requirement of the COPS grant the APD recently received. We use this federal funding to place more officers on the streets to better serve our community. Please help us maintain compliance in the program by completing this survey and to continue receiving our funding. Thank you in advance for your support.
Captain Scott Ogden
Criminal Investigations Division
Alexandria Police Department

As a requirement of our COPS Hiring Program (CHP) grant, our agency is participating in the Community Policing Self-Assessment Tool (CP-SAT), which is an online survey that collects information about our practice of community policing. Our agency is required to participate in this assessment, which you access by clicking the URL below. Through your participation in this assessment, our agency will be able to gather valuable data allowing us to enhance our community policing practices and identify community policing strengths and areas for improvement. The assessment is sponsored by the COPS Office and is administered by ICF International.

Your responses to this survey will be kept confidential. There are no individual identifiers in the data that the agency will receive, and the agency will not be able to link an individual’s data to their email address. This is not a test, and there are no right or wrong answers. Please answer each question honestly. The assessment will take you approximately 15 minutes of your time.
 Ø Survey URL:
 Ø Your agency’s passcode: VA09900-11C2
 (You will be prompted to enter your agency passcode when you click the above URL. Please copy and paste the above passcode to ensure accuracy).
 Please complete the assessment by August 12.   If you have any questions, please contact Captain Scott Ogden at 703.746.6657.

Thank you,
Captain Scott Ogden
Criminal Investigations Division
Alexandria Police Department

Monday, July 28, 2014

ACPS FACE Center Kicks off School Supplies Drive

ACPS FACE Center Kicks off School Supplies Drive

Alexandria, Va. – Alexandria City Public Schools’ (ACPS) Family and Community Engagement (FACE) Center and Community Partners for Children (CPC), an Alexandria nonprofit organization, will kick off their annual Back-to-School Drive for school supplies for students this Tuesday, July 29. Each fall, many Alexandria students of all ages face the prospect of starting school without adequate supplies.
“By coming together as a community, we can ensure all students have the basic tools to start the school year with confidence,” says FACE Manager Krishna Leyva.
In partnership with CPC and local businesses, FACE will collect backpacks, spiral notebooks, wide-rule notebook paper, pens, pencils, crayons, erasers, two-pocket folders, pencil pouches, scissors, rulers, and school supplies for all age groups. These supplies will then be distributed to ACPS students through each school’s social workers.
FACE is asking the community to donate new backpacks and school supplies by dropping them off in collection bins placed in local area businesses.
The Back-to-School Drive runs until Sunday, Aug. 24. Anyone wishing to contribute may help as follows:
  • Donate new backpacks and school supplies by dropping them off in one of the donation boxes at the locations listed in the flier.
  • Volunteer to help sort school supplies on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at T.C. Williams High School. To volunteer, email Krishna Leyva.
FACE thanks the local sponsors who support the drive and provide sites for the donation boxes. Donation boxes are located at the area businesses listed in the flier.

Please drop off new school supplies at these area businesses.
The supplies will be distributed to children in the Alexandria City Public Schools. Thank you!



Cora Kelly Recreation Center – 25 W. Reed Ave.
Dept. of Community & Human Services – 2525 Mount Vernon Ave. The Dairy Godmother – 2308 Mount Vernon Ave.
Eclectic Nature Gift & Garden Center – 1503 Mount Vernon Ave. Grace Episcopal Church – 3601 Russell Rd.
Nature's Nibbles – 2601 Mount Vernon Ave.
Pork Barrel BBQ – 2312 Mount Vernon Ave.


Alexandria Bar Association – 520 King St., Suite 202 Alexandria City Hall – 301 King St., Main Lobby & 2nd Floor Alexandria Fire Department – 900 Second St.
Altarum Institute – 2000 Duke St., Suite 200
Artfully Chocolate – 506 John Carlyle St.
Carlyle Place – 2251 Eisenhower Ave
Charles Houston Recreation Center – 901 Wythe St.
Delta Career Education Corporation – 99 Canal Center Plaza MPR Associates, Inc. – 320 King St.
McEnearney Associates – 109 S. Pitt St.
PTO Federal Credit Union – 501 Dulaney St., 1st Floor Volunteer Alexandria – 123 N. Alfred St., 1st Floor


Alexandria Health Department – 4480 King St., 4th Floor Alexandria INOVA Hospital – 4320 Seminary Rd.
Alexandria Transportation & Environmental Services – 2900 Business Center Drive

Congregation Agudas Achim – 2908 Valley Dr. Crave Frozen Yogurt – 3610 King St., Bradlee Center DASH – 3000 Business Center Drive
Lee Center – 1108 Jefferson St.

T.C. Williams High School – 3330 King St., Main Office Tempo Restaurant – 4231 Duke St.
William Ramsay Recreation Center – 5650 Sanger Ave.

Carlyle – 1775 Jamieson Ave. Fairlington – 1705 Fern St.
King Street – 621 King St. Landmark – 155 N Paxton St. Main Office – 100 S Fairfax St. Monroe Ave – 306 E Monroe Ave.

Barrett Branch – 717 Queen St.
Beatley Branch – 5005 Duke St.
Burke Branch – 4701 Seminary Rd.
Duncan Branch – 2501 Commonwealth Ave.

The Alexander – Apartments – 4390 King St.
The Asher – Apartments – 620 N. Fayette St.
Bell Dell Ray – Apartments – 625 East Monroe St.
Braddock Place – Condominium – 1200 Braddock Place
The Henry – Condominium – 525 N. Fayette St.
The Kingsley – Apartments – 500 Madison St.
London Park Towers – Apartments – 5375 Duke St.
Meridian at Braddock – Apartments – 1200 First St.
Park East – Condominium – 1225 Martha Custis Drive
Place One – Condominium – 5500 Holmes Run Parkway
Port Royal – Condominium – 801 N. Pitt St.
The Sentinel of Landmark – Condominium – 6300 Stevenson Ave. Whitestone at Landmark – Apartments – 250 S. Whiting St.

Spiral notebooks
Wide-Rule filler paper 
3 ring binders
2 pocket folders
Subject dividers
Pencil boxes
Pencil sharpeners 

For more information, contact Gerson Paniagua at 703-824-6865 or 

Alexandria City Academy Now Accepting Applications

Alexandria City Academy Now Accepting Applications
For Immediate Release: July 28, 2014

Want to learn more about your City government? The Alexandria City Academy is accepting applications for its fall season. The nine-week program begins Thursday, September 11.

The City offers the program to provide a unique opportunity for residents to learn about and gain exposure to a wide range of City government functions, services, activities and issues. Classes will take place on Thursdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., at locations throughout the City.  The Academy is designed to develop civic leadership, building a stronger city through well informed, engaged residents and business owners.  The program also prepares individuals for public service on a board, commission, task force or other involvement in the City’s governance.
The program is open to City residents ages 18 and over, and owners of businesses located within the City.  Class size is limited to 20 students. The application form may be downloadedsubmitted online, or picked up at City Hall, 301 King St., Room 1900, Alexandria VA 22314.  The completed printed applications may be submitted in one of four ways: by return email, regular mail, by fax to 703.838.6426, or in person to the above address. The registration deadline is Thursday, August 14, at 5 p.m.

For additional information, visit, or contact Elaine Scott at 703.746.4317 or