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Hooray For Books! Donates To Metropolitan School Of The Arts

Hooray For Books! Donates To Metropolitan School Of The Arts

HOORAY for Books! of Old Town Alexandria, Va. is giving back to Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA), an Alexandria, Va. –based performing arts academy, by donating 20 percent of all book proceeds to MSA performing arts education from Tues, Apr. 19 to Thurs., April 21, located at 1555 King St., Alexandria, Va. Purchases and donations can be made via phone or online at 703-548-4092 or www.hooray4books.com.

“We are so grateful for this support and celebrate the importance of bringing together literature and the performing arts to our Alexandria community,” said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts of Alexandria, Va.

DONATE LEGOS, SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS at LEARNINGRX

DONATE LEGOS, SUPPORT AUTISM AWARENESS at LEARNINGRX

Local LearningRx brain training centers are looking for LEGO®s; lots of them for the Autism Society of Northern Virginia, where LEGO® building is a regular part of their community events. Northern Virginia LearningRx centers in Leesburg, Fairfax, Reston, and Vienna have a goal to collect 20,000 LEGO®s in total, and upon reaching that goal, center owners commit to trekking a 10-foot “LEGO® Walk of Fire” in bare feet. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

ASNV provides LEGO®- based activities at various campaigns, but currently have to rent LEGO®s for these events. With enough LEGO®s, ASNV could have their own set of LEGO®s to be used for all of their outreach programs.

BASIS.ed Alumni Reunite at Tysons Sheraton Premiere

BASIS.ed Alumni Reunite at Tysons Sheraton Premiere

Alumni of BASIS.ed reunited this week at Tysons Sheraton Premiere to meet and greet potential students of Tysons Corner’s first pre K-12th grade school, BASIS Independent McLean. BASIS.ed alumni students came from Yale University, Princeton University, Cornell University, Brown University, Duke University and more. For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

School registration is underway for Tyson Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. The school will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va.

“It was exciting to see so many of our graduates, and hear about their successful experiences at college,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va.  

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN HOSTS MARCH INFORMATION SESSIONS and ALUMNI ‘MEET and GREET’

 BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN HOSTS MARCH INFORMATION SESSIONS and ALUMNI ‘MEET and GREET’

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting several information sessions for potential students’ families to get general information, a curriculum overview and meet with BASIS.ed alumni students, currently attending Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Brown and Duke Universities. Events are available, Mar. 8, Mar. 13, and Mar. 15 at the BASIS Independent McLean offices at 7925 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. For more information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

BASIS Independent McLean March events include:

·         Tues., Mar. 8 at 6:30 p.m. – Information Session at 7925 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Va. Curriculum Overview for grades 5 – 12th graders, speaker: Head of School, Sean Aiken

LearningRx’s Top Brain Foods; Brain Awareness Week Mar. 14 - 20

LearningRx’s Top Brain Foods; Brain Awareness Week Mar. 14 - 20

Looking for a brain-power packed dinner? In honor of Brain Awareness Week, Mar. 14-20, LearningRx brain training centers of Northern Virginia have designed a dinner made up of the top 10 brain foods, including: salmon, olive oil, garlic, dark leafy greens (kale and mustard greens), garbanzo beans, and a dessert of dark chocolate-covered blueberries sprinkled with walnuts, accompanied with red wine. Visit LearningRx centers and get a free sample of chocolate-covered blueberries, and the recipe too. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

LEARNINGRX of No. Virginia Announces Winners of President’s Day Contest

LEARNINGRX of No. Virginia Announces Winners of President’s Day Contest

Three local students, Reese Bowen, 11, of Leesburg, Va., Mateo Murguia, 9, from Alexandria, Va., and Daniel Pavolic, 13 of Waterford, Va., earned first place for reciting the U.S. Presidents in order in less than a minute at their local LearningRx brain training centers in Leesburg, Va. Tysons Corner, Va. and Reston, Va., respectively, as part of LearningRx’s annual Presidents Day contest. The U.S. President recitation is a memory-enhancement exercise that helps LearningRx students increase their short-term and long-term memory. For more information, go to www.learningrx.com

Bowen of Leesburg, Va. was able to recite all U.S. Presidents in order, in only nine seconds.

The contest is designed to encourage kids across the country to create videos that demonstrate the memory and focus skills they improved with LearningRx brain training.

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK in TYSONS CORNER, MON. FEB. 22

CO-FOUNDER of BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN to SPEAK in TYSONS CORNER, MON. FEB. 22

In preparation of the opening of BASIS Independent McLean, (which is Tysons Corner’s first prek-12th grade school), Basis.ed’s co-founder Michael Block will speak at an introductory session on Mon., Feb. 22 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel at 7 p.m., located at 8661 Leesburg Pike in Vienna, Va. The Washington Post recently ranked BASIS Oro Valley in Arizona the number one most challenging high school in America and now that  private school model is coming to McLean, Va. To register, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

Block was recognized not only as a top educator by Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, but Noodle also noted Block for ‘creating educational institutions that combined the rigors of Asian and European schooling with the American system’s emphasis on creativity and originality.’