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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Get ready for school at the Stuart Pyramid Resource Fair

Students and parents prepare for school at the 2015 Stuart Pyramid Resource Fair.
Do you have children going to Beech Tree, Sleepy Hollow, Parklawn or any of the other schools in the Stuart High School pyramid?

Get a jump start on the school year at the second annual Stuart High School Resource Fair, Aug. 9, 1-6 p.m., at Stuart, 3301 Peace Valley Lane, Falls Church.

The resource fair provides free school supplies, clothes, haircuts, and health screenings, along with information for parents about community resources, entertainment,and fun activities.

The goal is to return 100 percent of students in the elementary and middle schools that feed into Stuart ready to learn and excited about the new school year.

About 8,300 students attend schools in the Stuart pyramid, which includes Bailey’s, Beech Tree, Belvedere, Glen Forest, Parklawn, and Sleepy Hollow elementary schools; Glasgow Middle School; and Stuart High School.

The event is presented by the Rotary Club of Bailey’s Crossroads, Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood and Community Services, the FCPS Office of Social Work, JEB Stuart High School, the Stuart PTSA, and the Glasgow Middle School PTA. Sponsors include Britepaths (the new name of Our Daily Bread), the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, and ICA Relief USA. Many community organizations are participating, as well.

3 comments:

  1. I hate to be the barer of bad news when people try so hard to do amazing work but alot of the school supplies never make it back to the schools. A lot of the school supplies end up staying at home. The teachers still need to have the students bring in extra supplies in to offset the students who did not bring in their supplies. I do appreciate the thought behind it but there is still a burden on the parents of the non low income to supply the class room. The supplies should be boxed up at the fair and taken directly to the school that the child represents.

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  2. So what? Do you really begrudge a low-income child keeping a box of free crayons at home instead of taking them to school? I feel fortunate enough to be able to provide my own child's supplies and then some - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-i-wont-buy-one-extra-box-of-kleenex-for-my-kids_us_57a8091de4b034b258955b29

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    1. Is there any issue with boxing up the supplies and sending them to the school that represents the child? Maybe you do not realize but many of us may not be "low income" but we still live paycheck to paycheck and buying 30 glue sticks, 60 pencils, extra paper all adds up on your budget. The same "low income" families also have iPhones and big screen TVs so they can afford to pay for a box a crayons at home and send the free crayons to school.

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