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Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

Tips for Focusing on Fabulous Holiday Drinks

With the holiday season upon us, many people will be focusing on the food that takes center stage at family meals, parties, and office gatherings. Often, however, it is the holiday drinks that can steal the show or help to put the finishing touches on the festivities. Choosing the right holiday drinks to provide to your guests can be easy, with a little advance planning.

 

West Potomac Academy, Alexandria Community Dance Present The Nutcracker

West Potomac Academy, Alexandria Community Dance Present The Nutcracker

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

West Potomac Academy and Alexandria Community Dance are teaming up to present their third joint performance of The Nutcracker, the traditional holiday story with a modern twist, on December 1, 2, and 3, at West Potomac High School.  Four shows will be performed: Thursday, December 1, at 5 p.m.; Friday, December 2, at 6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 3, at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS).

West Potomac Academy Fashion Design Instructor

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Maggy François, West Potomac Academy Fashion Design instructor, is one of 15 individuals from nonprofit organizations to be featured in Shoot for Change’s black and white photo exhibition on Wednesday, November 16, at the L2 Lounge in Washington, D.C. West Potomac Academy is one of six high school academies in Fairfax County Public Schools.

Featuring photographs by Walter Grio—who has been working with West Potomac Academy Fashion Design students for the past few years to build their professional portfolios—the show features nonprofit leaders who have been transformed to look like classic movie stars. Each of the participants has also written an essay on what inspires him or her to do what he or she does and to keep doing it.

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the West Potomac Academy Fashion Design program and other nonprofit organizations that were invited to participate.

Greenspring Residents to Perform with Local Students in Kid Pan Alley

Kid Pan Alley’s intergenerational residency entitled “Across the Ages” will feature students from Forestdale Elementary School and seniors from Greenspring retirement community.  The two groups will collaborate leading up to a November 4 performance, where stories told by both the students and the seniors will be translated into song for the public.

FCPS Artist Teacher Exhibition Begins October 31

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

The fourth annual Artist Teacher Exhibition, featuring works by art teachers in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), will be on display at the Annandale Campus of Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) from Monday, October 31, through Saturday, December 3.   A reception is planned for Thursday, November 10, for 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on the NVCC campus.

For many years, FCPS has sought candidates who are not only great art teachers but also excellent artists. Today there are more than 350 art teachers in FCPS, many of whom continue to create art while sharing their expertise with students. Thirty artist-teachers, represented by 46 artworks, will be featured in the exhibition. The works were selected from over 200 submissions by juror Joanne Bauer, curator at Greater Reston Arts Center.

FCPS Debuts New Website

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has launched a new website (www.fcps.edu) that has been designed to improve navigation and make the site more user-friendly for parents, students, employees, and the community. The transition from the old to the new website occurred during the evening of October 17.

The following changes will help make navigating the site easier.

FCPS Encourages Students to Adopt 9-5-2-1-0

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

As part of its 2011-12 school year goals to encourage good nutrition and physical activity among students, Fairfax County Public Schools Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) is promoting the 9-5-2-1-0 program in October.This program promotes 9 hours of sleep, 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, 2 hours of screen time, 1 hour of physical activity, and 0 sugary drinks for elementary school-age students each day.

In conjunction with the 9-5-2-1-0 campaign, FNS is introducing students to new fruits and vegetables and purchasing locally-grown seasonal produce whenever possible to serve in schools. These activities complement the Give Me 5! Colors That Jive! nutrition message that encourages students to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables of different colors in order to get proper nutrition. FNS is also working with schools to use produce that is grown in school gardens in school menus.