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Are you doing some spring cleaning? Consider giving items to the Casa Chirilagua Parent-Sponsored Spring Yard Sale!

This year our Kids Club parents are raising money to pay for their annual family day at the beach.

You can help by dropping off your items on any of these Saturdays:

April 30, May 7, May 14

10:00am – 1:00pm

626 Notabene Drive, Alexandria, VA 22305

We hope to see you at the yard sale on:

May 21

7:00am – 12:30pm

3637 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22305

*Photo courtesy of Bittersweet / John Jacks

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With the help of a wonderful Kids Club volunteer, Mr. John Perlman, two of our Kids Club students wrote to Author Tedd Arnold who wrote “The Fly Guy” book series. His series happens to be a favorite among our Kids Club students. Over John’s many years of working with children, he has helped several children write to their favorite authors but has rarely received a response. His hopes to hear from Mr. Arnold were very low and he was trying to help the boys manage their expectations as well. John commented, “I honestly didn’t think we would hear anything but the kids kept holding out faith and they were sure Mr. Arnold would respond to their letter.”


Lo and behold, Mr. Arnold responded with signed book markers, a hand written letter and Fly Guy books! These two boys were over the moon!


Thank you Mr. Perlman for taking the time to help these happy students write their letters.  Thank you Mr. Arnold for creating books our students are excited to read and for flaming that passion by reading their letter and writing back!

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