School Notes

School Notes

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Students from Stone Bridge High School's Future Business Leaders of America chapter (FBLA) will hold the fifth annual Warm-a-Life, coat drive to benefit the Community Holiday Coalition. Many of the students plan to use the student holidays Nov. 7 and 8 to collect coats in their neighborhood. Stone Bridge High School FBLA students are collecting coats and blankets, Nov. 1-13. Contact David Palanzi, adviser, at 571-252-2200. On Election Day community, members can bring items to drop off in the containers located in the school lobby.

The Freedom High School Fine Arts Boosters Association (FABA) is selling Florida Indian River naval oranges and grapefruit until Nov. 10. Proceeds benefit students in art, band, chorus, drama and orchestra. Visit

Christian Fellowship School, 21637 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn, will have an assembly Monday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m., honoring America's veterans. Miss Virginia, Adriana Scarlatti, will be a guest speaker. All veterans are invited to attend.

Dominion High School is offering partnership opportunities for its annual girls' and boys' basketball tournament, the Brown's Nissan Tip-Off Classic, which kicks off the 2006-2007 season. Eight teams will participate in this four-day event held at Dominion High School in Sterling Nov. 29-Dec. 2. For more information, contact athletic director Joe Fleming at 703-444-8038 or via e-mail

Craft vendors needed for Countryside Elementary School's PTA 4th annual Winter Breakfast & Bazaar & More, Dec. 2. Vendor hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon. Interested vendors, call Jill, 703-450-0570.

The school system has scheduled community input meetings to establish attendance boundaries for several schools. For more information about the schools potentially impacted by the changes, upcoming meetings or how to submit written comments visit; contact the Department of Planning and Legislative Services by e-mailing or calling 571-252-1050.

* Forest Grove/Rolling Ridge elementary schools, Sterling: Wednesday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., at Rolling Ridge Elementary, 500 E. Frederick Drive, Sterling; Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Forest Grove Elementary, 46245 Forest Grove Drive, Sterling.

* Middle school to be named, (MS-5), in the Dulles area: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m., at Mercer Middle, 42149 Greenstone Drive, Aldie; Wednesday, Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m., at Freedom High, 25450 Riding Center Drive, South Riding.

Members of the Dominion High School community and all local residents are encouraged to join the Receipt Partnership Program — a no-cost way to help Dominion High School raise funds for student activities.

Local stores have teamed with Dominion through ATLAS (Association of Titan Leaders Assisting Students). The process requires linking a supermarket discount card to Dominion's program.

The following merchants are participating by donating a portion of receipts to ATLAS. This is how to link: Giant, go to under "A+ Bonus Bucks." Dominion's code is 0155, must reregister each year. Safeway, go to The account is 500004824. Harris Teeter, go to under "Together in Education." Dominion's code is 6110. Office Depot, when checking out ask the cashier that the "Back to school credit" go to Dominion High School.

Broad Run High School's Project Graduation committee is selling White House Christmas ornaments to support the drug- and alcohol-free party for graduating seniors of the 2006-2007 school year.

The cost is $20 each for one ornament, $18 each for five to nine ornaments, and $16 each for 10 or more ornaments. Contact Carol Peters at 703-450-2344 or

Vice chairman Bruce E. Tulloch (R-Potomac) has secured $10,000 in donations for the Potomac Falls High School Challenge Day Character Program. The money was donated by Inova Loudoun Hospital and a check was presented at the PFHS Back-to-School Night Sept. 18. The Challenge Day Character Program promotes self-acceptance and respect for others, motivating the participants to become positive forces in their schools and communities. Nancy Lasik, president of the Parent-Teacher Student Organization, and Kathy Lague, the vice president of programs for the PTSO, accepted the check on behalf of the entire PTSO, which will be funding the Challenge Day Character Program.