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Monday, December 14, 2009

Elementary Language Immersion Advocates to Meet With Superintendent

Hey, remember how cash-strapped Fairfax County Schools was going to do away with elementary language immersion, full-day kindergarten and other programs at Lake Anne Elementary and other county schools? Apparently someone was listening to the silent protests organized by a group of parents supporting the language immersion program. Fairfax Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Dale will discuss the group's concerns at a meeting tonight.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Dale will be available to discuss our budget concerns and answer questions at the next FLAGS (Foreign Language Advocacy for Grade Schools) meeting on Monday, December 14 from 7-8 PM... in the 1st floor Cafe of the FCPS Gatehouse Administration building at 8115 Gatehouse Rd. , Falls Church, VA 22042 . Go past the building to park and enter the building from the parking garage.

Dr. Dale will be available for the first part of the meeting. During the second part of the meeting, Fairfax FLAGS will hear from updates from committees and discuss specific actions/next steps and delegate tasks for people to contribute to and share the workload within the FLAGS group.

You are invited tostay for the second part of the meeting, however, if you unable to stay, you are still encouraged to come to the discussion with Dr. Dale.

Important - please email if you plan to attend the meeting so enough copies of printed materials will be prepared. Traffic and weather make travel time unpredictable so please do your best to plan ahead and arrive on time by 7 PM (especially since Dr. Dale will be there.)

For more information about Fairfax FLAGS (Foreign Language Advocacy for Grade Schools) please visit their website (

Dr. Dale has been a supporter of the elementary immersion program, as this fancy "streaming video" purportedly shows. (We couldn't get it to work on the Commodore 64 powering Restonian World Headquarters, so it could just as easily be discussing his love of professional wrestling or roller derby.)


  1. The Convict in the GulagDecember 14, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Hey! Roller Derby is a noble sport and should be a part of the County's phys ed program or maybe even an extra-curricular activity.

    I can hardly wait for the Silver Line to get completed. Then I'll be able to see the matches in DC without having to drive to East Falls Church. The next bout is Saturday.

    Bring Roller Derby to Reston!

  2. Is the trailer-park twin of "NIMBY" named "DTAMKP"? (Don't take away my kid's program)...


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