|Subject: ||Weekly Media Tips-11-11-10|
|Date to send: ||11/11/2010 at 11:00 AM|
November 11, 2010
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EVENT: Veteran’s Day Presentation
SCHOOL: Fishburn Park
DATE/TIME: November 11, 9:00 a.m.
DETAILS: Fishburn Park will be honoring veterans from their community on Veteran’s Day. The event will begin with a presentation of the colors by PHHS ROTC, followed by an address from retired Army Reserves Executive Officer and longtime Fishburn volunteer, Mr. Charlie Steele. The program concludes with the recognition of each veteran in attendance.
EVENT: Crystal Spring Students Sing to Veterans at V.A. Hospital
LOCATION: V.A. Hospital, Salem, VA
DATE/TIME: November 12, 10:30 a.m.
DETAILS: First grade students from Crystal Spring Elementary will travel to the V.A. Hospital and perform a one-hour patriotic choral presentation. The performance will be held in the hospital’s main lobby and all are welcome to attend.
EVENT: Patrick Henry Players presenting George Orwell’s 1984
SCHOOL: Patrick Henry
DATE/TIME: November 12, 13, 19 & 20, 7:30 PM.
DETAILS: The Patrick Henry Theatre Department will present a stage adaptation of Orwell’s famous, futuristic novel, 1984. Like the novel, the play will present all the major characters and themes of love and the growing scope of governmental control in a totalitarian society.
EVENT: 50th Anniversary Celebration
DATE/TIME: November 17, 3:00 p.m.
DETAILS: A reception at Fairview Elementary in honor of the school’s fifty years of educating and enriching the lives of thousands of young people. This will be an informal gathering for all present and former Fairview faculty and staff.
EVENT: Foundation for Roanoke Valley Reveals Winners of New “Grants 4 Teachers”
LOCATION: Roanoke Civic Center
DATE/TIME: November 18, 5:30 p.m.
DETAILS:The Foundation for the Roanoke Valley will reveal the recipients of the 2010 “Grants 4 Teachers” program and recognize those teachers during an event at the civic center. The new “Grants 4 Teachers” program is designed to fund highly creative, low cost activities to stimulate learning. The program awards grants of up to $250 dollars to teachers who dream up innovative and inexpensive educational classroom experiences for their students. Feedback from the pilot program will be used in planning for the next year, with a goal of expanding “Grants 4 Teachers” to other school divisions.
EVENT: Reusable Fashion Show and Clothing Sale
DATE/TIME: Fashion Show-November 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Clothing Sale-November 20, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
DETAILS: Students will be modeling various donated items of clothing and accessories, and will be selling the items as a fundraiser. The sale will also include household items and toys.
EVENT: RCPS Students Recognized for Winning the 6th Annual Team Up For Fire Safety Art Contest
LOCATION: Fire-EMS Station 5, 1920 Orange Ave, N.W.
DATE/TIME: November 23, 6:30 p.m.
DETAILS: A reception will be held to honor the winners of the 6th Annual Team Up For Fire Safety Art Contest, as part of the Roanoke City’s Fire Prevention Week. Winners and their families will be in attendance and all participants will receive certificates. Winners will have their work displayed at one of two Chick-Fil-A locations (Valley View Blvd. and Southern Hills) after the party.
EVENT: Crystal Spring Turkey Bowl Fundraiser for Rescue Mission
SCHOOL: Crystal Spring
DATE/TIME: November 24, 9:00 a.m.
DETAILS: Fourth and fifth graders from Crystal Spring Elementary will face off in the annual Turkey Bowl fundraiser for the Rescue Mission. Fundraising for the event begins November 15. Crystal Spring is hoping to present $2,010 dollars to the Rescue Mission during the Turkey Bowl game.
EVENT: Holidays Around the World
DATE/TIME: December 3, 8:00am-11:45am
DETAILS: Students at Monterey will celebrate the 18 different countries and 11 different languages represented within the student body. Pearl Fu with Local Colors will give a presentation during the event. English Language Learners (ELL) students will display items such as pictures, crafts, and their native flag. Parents are bringing ethnic foods for all students to sample and students and staff will wear multi-cultural clothing.