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Roll Your R's to Earn Cash

Roll Your R's to Earn Cash

Simon Contreras has been teaching Spanish in Arlington for 26 years. He now teaches 4 Spanish classes at Wakefield High School and is head of the Foreign Language Department. Over 20 years ago he introduced something fun to the area: the Annual Spanish R Rolling Contest. This year marks the 22nd Annual Contest which will be held at Key Elementary School on Friday, March 18 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

The contest first started when Contreras noticed that some of his students had trouble rolling their R's. "It started in my own classes and it went well and it was fun, so we decided to compete with other schools." Soon the contest spread to multiple schools, even in other states such as Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. "We have come a long way!" exclaimed Contreras. 

Two Washington Redskins Visit Local Elementary School

Claremont Immersion Elementary School of Arlington, VA had some special visitors today. Washington Redkins LB Brian Orakpo and RB Clinton Portis gathered in the elementary school’s packed gymnasium this afternoon. Tanya Snyder, wife of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, was also present.

Why did Claremont Immersion Elementary have these NFL visitors? The school was selected as a NFL PLAY 60 Super School and received a check for $10,000 to go towards health, fitness, and nutrition activities, as well as programs and equipment. Faculty and students screamed and jumped with excitement when the NFL presented the school with the large check.

'Tis the Season for Giving

On Friday, Giant Food donated $10,000 to Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network (A-SPAN), a community based organization dedicated to help every homeless person in Arlington County get off the streets and live a better life.

Giant presented the check on Friday at Nottingham Elementary School in Arlington. During the remainder of the day, A-SPAN gave 5 presentations and “mini-walks” to help elementary school students learn about what the organization does and how the kids can help. A-SPAN’s efforts help support the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Program, so these "mini-walks" were a smaller version of the Fannie Mae Walk for the Homeless, which will talk place on the National Mall on November 20.

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Washington Capitals and Mike Green to Reward Chesterbrook Academy

This was sent to us by Christina Bortner of MGH:

The Washington Capitals and Defenseman Mike Green to Reward Chesterbrook Academy for Participating in So Kids Can

Three kindergarten classes raised $1,550 for Children’s National Medical Center and hope to raise $2,000 for KaBOOM! through Green’s So Kids Can program

100 Needy Students Receive School Supplies Shopping Spree

Early this morning 100 local students in need were given the opportunity to visit a local Target store to buy back-to-school supplies. The Salvation Army and Target teamed up to help these students purchase a variety of supplies for the upcoming school year.

The Salvation Army and Target are helping a total of 12,000 students nationwide with the Target School Spree. Each student that is selected by the Salvation Army gets an $80 Target Giftcard for school supplies.

There were 30 students from DC and Prince Georges County, 30 from Alexandria and Arlington County, 30 from Fairfax and Prince William County, and 10 from Montgomery County.