Pumpkin Patches, Preschool Fair, Open Houses & More: Community Cool

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Favorite Pumpkin Patches in the DC Area
This piece I contributed to The Washington Post still stands as a round-up of my family’s all-time favorite pumpkin patch destinations! I hope you and yours have fun pumpkin picking this weekend!

Wheaton Area Moms Annual Preschool Fair
Saturday, October 24, 10am-12pm at the Gwendolyn E. Coffield Community Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. 30 local preschools listed so far and the list is growing. Meet representatives from this wide variety of area schools and learn about their curriculum, staff, tuition, application procedures and more. This event is FREE and is open to the public. Cool perk: Kids are welcome to attend!

Friends Community School Fall Fair
Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 12-4pm, 5901 Westchester Park Drive, College Park, MD.
The Fall Fair will include student-run games, a moon bounce, a toy and book sale, petting zoo, live entertainment and plenty of good food prepared by local restaurants and school families. The fair will take place rain or shine. All are invited, especially families who are considering sending their children to Friends and want to learn more about the school community. Friends Community School is a small Quaker kindergarten to 8th grade school that educates children of all beliefs. It has a student-teacher ratio of 8:1 and an average class size of 12 in kindergarten and about 15 in other grades. More information about the school is available by contacting Connie Belfiore, Director of Admissions and Outreach, at connie@friendscommunityschool.org or 301-441-2100 x129 or at www.friendscommunityschool.org.

St. John the Evangelist Preschool and K-8 Elementary Open House
Thursday, November 5th 8:30am-11:30am at 10201 Woodland Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20902 (the intersection of Silver Spring, Kensington and Wheaton.) Meet the principal, tour the school, observe classes in session, meet parents of current students, and see what makes us a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. In the preschool, four year olds have two five day a week options: either half day M-F (8am-12:30pm including lunch) or a full day (8am-3pm). Beforecare and aftercare are also available. There are limited openings in most grades and registrations are currently being accepted. Fully accredited.  Any questions?  Visit www.sjte.org for more information, and you can also email a member of the Open House Committee at acampbelltlv@msn.com or krisdukes03@gmail.com.

Would you like your local school or community event listed, especially during open house season? Simply send me an e-mail and I will try my best! 

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