Monday, May 6, 2013
Money raised will benefit education enrichment activities and help teachers purchase classroom supplies.
Following Saturday’s blowout sale, the MV Big Flea raised more than $35,000 for Mount Vernon Community School—a record for the event. The total far exceeded the $25,000 goal organizers set when shop ‘n’ drop events to collect and sell donated merchandise began in November. All the money raised will fund education enrichment activities for students and help teachers purchase classroom supplies. Last year, the MV Big Flea raised $25,111, down from $30,619 in 2011. For the quickest updates on Del Ray and Alexandria, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into your inbox each morning? Learn more about our daily newsletter.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Fundraising event benefits Mount Vernon Community School in Del Ray.
The MV Big Flea, a huge fundraiser for the Mount Vernon Community School PTA, is almost here. On Saturday, May 4, at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center, the gymnasium will be filled with used goods collected over the last several months for a huge flea market. All the money raised will fund education enrichment activities for students and help teachers purchase classroom supplies. The Big Flea begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, when shoppers can pay a $10 early admission fee to get first crack at the merchandise. No entrance fee is needed after 8 a.m. The market will close briefly at 10:30 a.m. when organizers announce the winner of the Flea Car donated by Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota, which will be raffled off. Tickets for the car cost $10 …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Alexandria and Arlington police investigate apparent break-in at Del Ray school.
Alexandria and Arlington police responded to a call of an apparent break-in at Mount Vernon Community School Saturday morning. MVCS Principal Peter Balas sent out the following message to parents: On Saturday, at approximately 9:30am, Alexandria Police were on MVCS campus in response to a call of an apparent break-in. Police from both Alexandria and Arlington were on site and searched the building with K-9 support. I walked the building after the official search with the police. All is clear. No further information at this time. Patch will have more information on this story as it is available. For the quickest updates, "like" Del Ray Patch on Facebook and follow @delraypatch on Twitter. Interested in getting Del Ray Patch directly into …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Woollum attended Mount Vernon Community School and George Washington High School in Del Ray.
The state’s athletics community is mourning the loss of Alexandria native C.J. Woollum, a longtime men’s basketball coach and athletics director at Christopher Newport University. Woollum passed away Wednesday following a battle with brain cancer. He was 64. Woollum, who attended Mount Vernon Community School and George Washington High School in Del Ray, coached basketball at the Newport News school from 1984 to 2010, winning 502 games and leading the Captains to NCAA Tournament appearances. He also served as the university’s athletic director for 25 years beginning in 1987. “His tireless efforts had a positive impact on the lives of thousands of student-athletes, coaches and colleagues,” reads a statement on the CNU website. “C.J. led …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Students honored for their participation in the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run.
Wednesday, January 23
by Alexandria Patch Staff Mount Vernon Community School and George Mason Elementary were honored for their participation in October's Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run. Five Virginia schools were honored with the Healthy Schools Award. Of those schools, Alexandria's James K. Polk Elementary had the most students participate in the run with 325 students participate. Mason had 245 students participate, while MVCS had 216. Other schools receiving the award: Lynbrook Elementary in Springfield (323 students) and Claremont Immersion School in Arlington (206 students). "The Healthy Kids Fun Run is consistently growing in participation as parents, schools and communities reinforce the importance of a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness…
Monday, November 12, 2012
PTA still hopes to reach fundraising goal for technology and literacy needs.
The Mount Vernon Community School PTA’s Fabulous Fall Fundraiser held Nov. 3 generated $22,750 to be used toward the school’s technology and literacy wish list. The total cost of the items on the wish list is $25,000 and the PTA is looking to make up the difference through donations. Donations can be made through the MVCS PTA website or by dropping off a check made out to the MVCS PTA. Checks can be left in the PTA mailbox in the school’s office. Last year, the fall fundraiser raised $19,000 for technology and literacy education needs.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Students evacuated down to Mount Vernon Community School on foot.
1 p.m. update — The Alexandria Fire Department traced the gas odor at Cora Kelly School to a long-dormant heating unit that was automatically activated by Tuesday morning's cool temperatures, according to a press release from Alexandria City Public Schools. After finding no evidence of a gas leak, the fire department deemed the building safe to reopen at 9:48 a.m. Traveling with a police escort, ACPS school buses quickly picked up and returned students to Cora Kelly. "The rapid action of Cora Kelly administrators, swift assistance from the Alexandria Fire and Police departments and welcoming response from Mount Vernon ensured our students' safety and limited disruption to their school day," said ACPS Superintendent Morton Sherman in the …
Thirty-nine students from three Alexandria schools witness proclamation signing.
Students from Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy and Mount Vernon and Samuel Tucker elementary schools visited City Hall on Monday to participate in a proclamation signing by Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille signifying Constitution Week. Constitution Week is recognized from Sept. 17 to Sept. 23. It was created to emphasize the responsibility of citizens to protect and defend the Constitution, recognize the document as the foundation of the way of life in the United States and to encourage the study of the events that led to the creation of the Constitution in September 1787. All 39 students in attendance Monday received a copy of The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution along with an Alexandria pin and pen. Councilmembers Frank …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Principal Peter Balas says two soft-pellet BB guns were found on campus.
Mount Vernon Community School Principal Peter Balas sent a second letter home to parents on Thursday afternoon addressing an incident involving a BB gun on school property that happened last week. In the first letter Balas sent home Aug. 17, he wrote that a single student was found with a BB gun on the school’s playground that afternoon and that no students were injured. Alexandria Police Department spokesperson Ashley Hildrebrandt told Patch later that day that “a kid handed out three Airsoft BB guns” to friends for a game. A female student was “hit accidentally” by a BB and reported the incident. Thursday’s letter from Balas offered a few more details. “The BB gun was actually a soft pellet BB gun, which discharges white plastic pellets…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Administrators confiscated the gun and contacted the police and superintendent's office.
4:30 p.m. update — Alexandria Police Department spokesperson Ashley Hildrebrandt said “a kid handed out three Airsoft BB guns” to friends to play with on Friday at Mount Vernon Recreation Center. A female student was “hit accidentally” by a BB and reported the incident. Hildebrandt did not know if the students were in session at Mount Vernon Community School or if they were ACPS students who attend other schools that were participating in programs at the recreation center connected to MVCS. MVCS operates on a modified calendar and started school on Aug. 1. Other schools in Alexandria return to classes on Sept. 4. The parents of the children involved were all contacted, Hildebrandt said. — — — — Mount Vernon Community School Principal Peter…