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(2:00-4:00PM, Sunday, October 6th) Meet FCPS School Board Candidates @ Hope Chinese School - Tysons

Meet FCPS School Board Candidates!

Sunday, October 6th, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Candidates for School Board At-large (County Wide)
Anastasia Karloutsos Candidate for School Board, Dranesville District

Special Guest:
Srilekha Palle - Candidate for Supervisor, Sully District

(Election Day is November 5th)

Host: Cindy Rogers 

Place: The Cafeteria
Marshall High School
7731 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043

Open to the Public! 

2:00-2:30PM   Meet and Greet
2:30-3:20PM   Seminar - FCPS Challenges and Solutions
3:20-4:00PM   Discussion in Small Groups; Signs Distribution

Please contact Cindy Rogers at for any question.

*** Candidates and campaign representatives: please don't forget to bring plenty of literature, a way for volunteers to sign up, and (if you have them) yard signs and bumper stickers. You may consider arriving 30 minutes earlier to distribute literature at the front entry and the rear entry.

Please help promote this event in your groups (and feel free to edit). 

Thank you, everyone!

FCPS School Board Election Volunteers Team

FCPS 2015 School Board election results

Currently we are faced with the fight to change the current school board and the direction they want to take the public school education for our children and our communities. Can we do it? Yes we can ! Is it going to be a uphill fight? yes it is! Will petty politics come into play ? Of course it will but we can to do it united as one community. 

Note our very Dranesville Representative, Jane Strauss, in her past elections she ran as the fighter and protector of the Great Falls Boundaries staying intact. Now that she is retiring she is working with the board in changing the boundary policy that would effectively split Great Falls. The irony in that is mind blowing!

Breakdown of 2015 Election - Dranesville District 

McLean 25% of total votes
3670 voted Strauss 56%
2869 votes Kurzenhauser 44%
That is 801 vote difference

Langley 58% of total votes
7665 voted Strauss 
7261 voted Kuzenhauser 
That is 404 vote difference

Herndon 17% of total votes 
2750 voted Strauss
1659 voted Kuzenhauser
That is a 1091 vote difference

The number of votes allocated above for the 2015 school board race total 28,000, but there are some 80,000 registered voters in Dranesville! So in 2015 was only 35% turnout.. And Strauss won by 2k or about 2.5% of 80,000 
So we just need 5% turnout in our favor to match the 2k and raise another 2k.

There is a lot of nonsense being communicated but let’s stay focused and change the board not our boundaries.

Laura VOF

Anti-ICE Protestors Gathering at Pro-ICE Rally, Rockville, MD - 9/13/2019

Pro-ICE protesters demonstrate outside the Montgomery Council Office Building in Rockville, MD on Friday, 9/13/2019.

(October 30, 2019) Newport Academy Appeal Public Hearing

Newport Academy appealed the County's determination that the three properties on Davidson Rd. are a "Congregate Living Facility" and therefore need a permit for operation. The appeal hearing is scheduled for October 30, 2019 at the Fairfax County Government Center in front of the Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA). There is a public hearing during the appeal and citizens can signup to speak before the board for 3 minutes. I encourage everyone to consider speaking because Newport Academy is essentially asking to cluster facilities in a close area. If you'd like to speak, the County's determination letter and Newport's appeal are available here: You can sign up to speak here:…/board-zoning…/speaker-signup. Use application number: A 2019-DR-009 in the signup form. It looks like the meeting starts at 9am.

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P.O. Box 1315
Great Falls, VA  22066

Fairfax County School Board Candidates

A rare voice of common sense on Fairfax County School Board, Ms. Schultz breaks down “One Fairfax” and other controversial issues.

The Truth About One Fairfax School Reboundarying

Voices of Fairfax

Published on Aug 1, 2019

This video includes clips from the following school board work sessions: 6.26.18, 2.26.19, 3.11.19, 5.13.19, 7.22.19. These videos are all publicly available on the Fairfax County website and on YouTube.

FCPS School Board Work Session 7-22-19 Boundary Policy

Horrific Sex Ed Curriculum Is Taking Over in This Virginia County, and Objectors Are Getting Steamrolled

10/1/2019 海外中文及古典教育讲座

国际读经教育中心将在华盛顿特区进行关于海外中文及古典教育讲座。讲座将于2019年10月1日在Arlington的Shirlington Library进行,同时将会开网络直播间进行现场直播(根据网络情况)。

中文讲座(侧重海外中文教育):5:30 -7:00pm 杨嵋博士  

英文讲座(侧重古典拉丁文教育):7:00-8:30pm 黄俊扬老师

参加现场讲座注册请移步 或者扫码

现代教育为什么迫切需要引入古典教育? 现代人遭遇了日益普遍的生活意义危机,以及与之相关的文明冲突危机。这不只是中国的问题,而是全球性的现代社会问题。北美华裔子女往往处在两种文化的撞击点上,一方面接受着西方学校的教育,一方面在家中又接受着父母中国文化及生活习惯的熏陶感染,身处两个世界碰撞交融的叠加地带。


博士做为海外华文教育的先行者和开拓者,在自己的孩子身上成功的实现了中国文化传承,她所撰写的海外华文教育的解决之道全面的探讨了海外中文教育的问题以及解决方案。同时杨博士开始思考包括中西印文化在内的经典教育, 近年来在推广中国经典教育的同时,杨博士和文礼书院的同仁一起在为实现中西会通的经典教育而不断努力。2018年开始,与意大利维真学院的相遇令真正高水平的拉丁文教育在中国开始落地生根,维真学院优秀毕业生黄俊扬老师从2018年9月开始在文礼书院和文礼国际学校同时开始教授拉丁文 


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Subject: SAT Verbal Class for October SAT

Dear all

Next month, I will be opening another SAT verbal class covering reading comprehension and writing/grammar. This class targets the October SAT exam. The details are as follows:
My summer verbal course reached capacity in under two weeks, so please register early to secure your spot!

If you have any questions, please email or call 571-295-7867. I hope to work with you soon!



Curious: are the rehab facilities impacting the neighborhood real estate sales? See the below listings:

(1411 Kurtz Rd, Mclean, VA 22101)
Recent Changes: 
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We had almost a 1/4 of the auditorium filled up, front and center. Thank you all who were able to come out on a workday morning in a show of support.

Foust and the other Supervisors couldn’t have missed us if they tried. There is another Supervisor’s Meeting on May 21st where folks can (and have) register to speak. We walked out together as a group after about an hour of holding our signs quietly - -

  • Election Date : NOV 05, 2019 There are 3 At-Large seats on FCPS Board. Every voter gets to vote for 3 individuals. If you agree that there are serious problems in FCPS that needs immediate correction, then you need to send the right team to make it happen.

Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 01:17:59 -0400

Subject: Vinson, your school board candidate is seeking your help


Dear Friends,

I am happy to report that our campaign is going really well. I am really hopeful about the prospects of winning for the sake of the future of out count and our nation.


I am writing this email to request you a favor. I have my yard signs and bumper stickers ready. It’s hue help if you can place my yard sign on your yard. Even better, if you can have a bumper sticker. If you can help me, please let me know in a reply email or phone call. I am counting on your help.


Best regards


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(M): +1 (703) 568-8070

P.O. Box 661

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