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BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

School registration is underway for Tyson Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. BASIS Independent McLean will be Tysons Corner, Va.’s first, private school for pre-k to 12th grade. Enrollment is open now through Aug. 1, 2016. School will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. For more enrollment information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

“We’ve have a global marketplace, a global economy‑‑‑and our children’s education should meet that global challenge, which is exactly what we’re doing at BASIS Independent, teaching our next generation to be globally competitive,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. “Whether it’s our select teacher recruitment, foreign language or critical thinking curriculum, BASIS Independent continually raises the bar for students to learn more,” said Aiken.

LEARNINGRx to COLLECT TOYS for LOCAL SALVATION ARMY; AND DONATES BRAIN-BUILDING TOYS

LEARNINGRx to COLLECT TOYS for LOCAL SALVATION ARMY;  AND DONATES BRAIN-BUILDING TOYS

LearningRx of Vienna, Va., Reston, Va. Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., and N. Potomac, Md. are collecting toys at their brain-training centers from now through Dec. 24 for the their respective, local Salvation Army facilities. For every five toys that are collected, LearningRx will also donate one of their ‘smart’ brain-building toys to Salvation Army; toys that help build cognitive skills, like memory, auditory, logic, attention and processing speed. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS to DAZZLE with NUTCRACKER, BREAKFAST w/SANTA and NUTCRACKER in Nutshell

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS to DAZZLE with NUTCRACKER, BREAKFAST w/SANTA and NUTCRACKER in Nutshell

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present three, festive holiday performances in December, including:

The Nutcracker on Thurs., Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., as well as Sat., Dec. 5 at
1 p.m. and 7 p.m., held at the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at 8333 Little River Turnpike in Annandale, Va. Tickets are $27 per adult and $21 for seniors/students at www.metropolitanarts.org.

Breakfast with Santa will be featured on Sun., Dec. 6 at the Hotel Monaco at 480 King St. in Alexandria, Va. with two seatings: 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $45 per adult and $35 for ages 9 and younger. Tickets at www.metropolitanarts.org.

LEARNINGRx of DC AREA TRADES IN FREE BRAIN TRAINING for ‘POOR’ REPORT CARDS

LEARNINGRx of DC AREA TRADES IN FREE BRAIN TRAINING for ‘POOR’ REPORT CARDS

It’s report-card time for many students and LearningRx brain training centers of Reston, Va., Fairfax, Va., Leesburg, Va., Vienna, Va., and N. Potomac, Md. are giving hope to kids and teens by offering two free hours of brain training in exchange for less-than-stellar report cards throughout November. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

LearningRx of the DC area is offering anyone 18 and younger two hours of free brain training when they bring in a copy of their report card. The interactive and fun brain training exercises strengthen the cognitive skills that students need to learn effectively (attention, memory, processing speed, problem solving, among others). And that means improved mental performance in the classroom, at home, and even on the sports field.

2nd Annual “Healing Heroes” Motorcycle Ride on September 12, 2015 to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat

2nd Annual  “Healing Heroes” Motorcycle Ride on September 12, 2015 to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat

The 120-mile motorcycle ride takes place on the second anniversary of the free, country retreat in Loudoun County, Va. for wounded military members, veterans, and their families

LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE; AUG. 6 to AUG. 27

LEARNINGRx’s SUMMER BACK-TO-SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE; AUG. 6 to AUG. 27

Drop off your back-to-school supplies at your nearest LearningRx brain training center, located in Reston, Va. Vienna, Va., Leesburg, Va., Fairfax, Va. and N. Potomac, Md. , to support needy students at local schools. A five percent discount for brain training is offered to those who donate a backpack and five school supplies. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com.

“Being prepared for school is the first step in helping students have a successful school year,” said Maureen Loftus, executive director of LearningRx of Reston, Va. and Vienna, Va.   “We encourage everyone to help our local children get ready for the next school  year, whether it’s some pencils or paper or a backpack, every little bit helps,” said Loftus.

5 Reasons to Visit the Crime Museum this Summer

5 Reasons to Visit the Crime Museum this Summer

The Crime Museum, located in Washington DC, offers families a range of opportunities making a summer stop essential

 

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Americans do a lot of traveling in the summer. In fact, they report that over 657 million long distance summer trips are made in a year, with the average being around 284 miles one-way. Those looking for something fun and off the beaten path this summer may want to consider going to Washington DC and making a stop off at the Crime Museum.

“Whether you are having a staycation this year or are in the area from hours away, you want to add the Crime Museum to your list of places to visit,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum.  “We provide a unique experience that combines history, science, and sociology, providing for a fun and educational time for the whole family.”