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5 Tips for Choosing Safe Toys

5 Tips for Choosing Safe Toys

5 Tips for Choosing Safe Toys

According to the Toy Industry Association, toys generated nearly $21 billion in sales in 2010. Many of those purchases came during the Christmas holiday season. No matter what time of year they are purchased, a danger risk comes along with them. In fact, the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that, during that same year, 181,500 children under the age of 15 were treated in emergency rooms across the nation as a result of toy-related injuries. There were also 17 toy-related deaths in 2010.

5 Things You Can Do with a Nursing Degree

5 Things You Can Do with a Nursing Degree

 

5 Things You Can Do with a Nursing Degree

Nursing, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, remains one of the most in-demand jobs across the nation. With excellent job opportunities, 2.6 million jobs in the field, and an above-average salary of around $62,000 per year, the field has a lot to offer. What most people are not aware of is all the variety the field offers to a person with a degree in nursing. Opportunities abound for choosing specialties and finding a variety of things to do with a nursing degree.

“Many people who think of nursing degrees picture one specific role that is open to them,” explains Pam McCullough, the director of the nursing program at Stratford University’s Woodbridge campus (www.stratford.edu). “People are often surprised at the variety that is available. In nursing, there is truly something for everyone.”

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts 2011 Career Fair

Stratford University, Falls Church Campus Hosts 2011 Career Fair
Stratford University, Falls Church Campus
Hosts 2011 Career Fair
 
WHO:
Stratford University 
 
WHAT:
2011 Career Fair
 
WHERE:
Escoffier Room, 5th Floor, Stratford University
7777 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22043
 
Stratford University will be hosting a Career Fair designed to serve the employment needs of the entire Washington D.C. and Virginia metropolitan area. Corporations will have the opportunity to gain access to a talented, well-rounded and professional group of job seekers in the DC/VA community.

Falls Church HS principal and parents oppose charter school

Falls Church HS principal and parents oppose charter school

A proposal to develop a charter school for at-risk high school students at the site of the former Graham Road Elementary School was met with anger and outrage at a Falls Church High School PTSA meeting last night.

Several parents expressed alarm that the school could draw students away from one of the smallest high schools in Fairfax County and suggested it be located somewhere else, such as the western part of the county.

FCHS Principal Cathy Benner seemed to sum up parents’ feelings when she said it could do “incredible damage to our school.”

Marshall High School DECA Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness With Rock the Pink Events

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

 

To promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Marshall High School DECA chapter is hosting Rock the Pink, a week's worth of special events, during the week of October 24-28.Marshall High School is a Fairfax County public school.

 Marshall High Students will have a variety of breast cancer awareness events in which to participate, including creating a handprint banner, holding a bake sale fundraiser, and distributing and wearing pink ribbons. Guest speakers will talk to students about early detection methods and personal battles with the disease in physical education classes. Proceeds from the bake sale will benefit a local wellness house for cancer patients.

TJHSST Application Deadline is October 21

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

Falls Church Pyramid to Host Resource Fair for Parents

From Fairfax County Public Schools:

 

Schools in the Falls Church High School Pyramid will host the second annual Resource and Information Fair for Parents on Wednesday, October 19, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Falls Church High School.

Parents will be able to attend workshops to learn strategies to help their children succeed in school.

Principals from the Falls Church High School Pyramid—including Camelot, Fairhill, Graham Road, Pine Spring, Westlawn, and Woodburn Elementary Schools, Jackson Middle School, and Falls Church High School—will be on hand to share their experiences.