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Discover Fauquier November 2019
Windy Hill Foundation and Fauquier County Public Schools
Awarded $149,740 Grant
In mid-August, Windy Hill Foundation and Fauquier County Public Schools
were awarded one of 28 Title IV, Part B grants by the Virginia Department of
Education. The $149,740 grant is for year one of a three-year grant and will
be used to develop a 21st-Century Community Learning Center, specifi cally
the Horizons program, which will benefi t Windy Hill Foundation children and
families served in The Plains and Marshall, as well as some students at
Coleman and Thompson Elementary Schools and Marshall Middle School.
Horizons is a free, after-school program that will meet Monday through
Friday and provide transportation between
schools. Students in grades K4 will attend
the program at Thompson Elementary while
those in 58 will attend at the Bland-Graham
Learning Den at the Marshall Community Center. The program includes
outdoor and environmental education in cooperation with Fauquier County
Parks and Recreation; nutrition and physical education that promotes a
healthy and active lifestyle in collaboration with Fauquier FISH and FRESH;
fi ne arts, performing arts, and STEM instruction with local partners; and
monthly fi eld trips and summer camps.
~ Nancy Griffi n-Bonnaire
Living Christmas Tree is Back for 2019!
After taking a break last year, the Living Christmas
Tree performances are back and better than
ever in 2019! Mark your calendars to attend
one (or more) of these one-of-a-kind shows on
December 12 & 13 at 7:30 p.m. or December
14 & 15 at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. at Warrenton
United Methodist Church (341 Church Street).
This beloved tradition includes more than 50
singers arranged in a multi-tiered Christmas
tree that reaches up three stories and is accompanied by a carefully
choreographed LED light show. Tickets are free, but free-will offerings are
gratefully accepted, with 10% of proceeds going to Fauquier Community
Coalition. New this year--preferred seating tickets are available for $10
each, with guaranteed seats in the third, fourth, and fi fth rows on both sides
of the sanctuary. To learn more or reserve tickets, visit LCT2019.org or call
"Math Night" Makes Math Fun!
Mathnasium of Warrenton is teaming up with
local schools to host "Math Night" events, which
provide quality STEM experiences for elementary
school students and their families. Mathnasium
centers across the nation have partnered with
PTAs to put on these events, and Fauquier County
is thrilled that they are coming to their schools.
"Parents and students frequently request programming that reinforces STEM
subjects," say Carla and Steve Strong, Mathnasium of Warrenton owners.
"We're thrilled to provide an event where families can enjoy math games
together and discover STEM talents and interests."
Mathnasium of Warrenton joins P.B. Smith Elementary onsite at the school
in hosting Math Night on Tuesday, November 19 and then joins Coleman
Elementary for Math Night on Wednesday, November 20. Both events will
be fi lled with games, learning, and fun. Additional events will follow in coming
months too. To learn more, call (540) 349-9797.
Café Torino Goes Green with All Paper Carryout Products
If you can't fi nish your fabulous meal at Café Torino, you can feel good about
bringing home leftovers in eco-friendly containers. Owners Amber and Andrea
Ferrero have witnessed fi rsthand the rise of polluted beaches and waters
during SCUBA dives and decided to make a concentrated effort to promote
using recyclable and greener products. Last summer they began offering
paper straws, as well as paper bags and biodegradable salad containers
for customers to use. To learn more, call (540) 347-2713.
Fauquier Excellence in Education Foundation
Hosts Third Annual 5K and Fun Run
With a hat tipped to Dr. Seuss, the Fauquier Excellence in Education
Foundation is excited to host the third annual "Oh, the Places You'll
Run!" 5K Trail Run and 1K Fun Run on November 9 at Liberty High
School in Bealeton.
The 5K is open to runners of all ages while the
Fun Run is geared toward children ages
410. Both runs will be held on or
near the Liberty High School
track. Registration runs from
9:009:45 a.m., with the
Fun Run beginning at
10:00 followed by the
5K at 10:30. Advanced
r e g i s t r a t i o n r u n s
through November 7
and is $25 for the 5K
and $10 for the Fun Run.
Onsite registration fees
increase to $30 and $15,
Since the Foundation's mission aims to expand educational opportunities
for the county's public school students and teachers, this event is the
perfect way to connect with the community--both youth and adults. New
this year--the Foundation will give 5% of event proceeds to the elementary
school, middle school, and high school with the highest participant
revenue--parents and friends count too! The money will go to the PTO
for elementary and middle schools and the Boosters for the winning high
school. To register, visit www.FauquierEIE.racewire.com.
Andrea and Amber Ferrero, Cody, Katie, and April