Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille visits Alexandria Country Day School.
Alexandria Country Day School received the help of Mayor Bill Euille on Monday in swearing in its new student council. Euille, who said he got his start in government in his elementary school council, advised the 12 students who make up the ACDS council to “get involved, make a difference and stand up for what’s right.” Alexandria’s mayor has participated in the annual swearing-in ceremony at ACDS for nearly every year of the school’s 30-year history. Euille has participated in the last nine ceremonies. He was joined on Monday by Scott Baytosh, the Head of School at ACDS. The 2012-13 ACDS student council includes: President Lauren Ashkenazi, Vice President Temple Palacio, Secretary Oliver Shackley, Treasurer Abby Stephenson, eighth-grade …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Mom Made Foods founder Heather Stouffer offers some back-to-school tips for healthy eating.
Heather Stouffer, founder of Alexandria-based Mom Made Foods, shares some healthy eating tips for kids starting the school year. Stouffer, who produces a line of frozen foods designed for children ages 2 to 10, says she believes that the more and healthier options that children eat, the more of an open mind they’ll will have in the classroom. “Kids often eat such small portions and for those picky eaters, everything that goes into their bodies counts,” Stouffer said. It’s an especially important issue as students start the new school year and eat meals away from home. Lunchbox Tips
Monday, July 23, 2012
Most school supplies and some clothing items and footwear will be exempt from Virginia's sales tax during the event.
Virginia is hosting its annual back-to-school sales tax holiday in August. During the event, which begins Aug. 3 and runs through Aug. 5, most school supplies with a pricetag of $20 or less and clothing items and footwear priced at $100 or less will be exempt from Virginia’s 5 percent state and local sales tax. An all-inclusive list of school supplies, a list of exempt clothing and footwear items, holiday guidelines for shoppers and retailers, and answers to frequently asked questions are available on the department’s Sales Tax Holiday Information Center. As long as each item purchased qualifies for the exemption, there is no limit on the number of items you can buy. During this sales tax holiday, retailers may also choose to save …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
School system says capacity issues will also make it difficult to place some children at their home schools.
Approximately 95 requests for students wishing to attend an Alexandria public school outside their home district have been put on hold because of overcapacity, especially at the kindergarten level. In addition to putting the brakes on transfers, the school system says it also will have trouble even placing some new students in the schools they're supposed to go to in the first place. “The capacity issues will make it difficult to place children new to Alexandria in their home schools,” Alexandria City Public Schools announced in a statement released Friday evening. As parents continue to register students during summer, Superintendent Morton Sherman has put on hold the placement of any additional administrative transfer requests. This …