Monday Morning Rundown

Reston Little League Parade/Credit: Melissa Gifford

Fifty Trees For 50 Years Planting Monday — In honor of Reston’s 50th anniversary, Friends of Reston will give 50 trees to the community to be planted on Arbor Day, Monday, April 7 from 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m., rain or shine. [Reston Association]

Fewer Virginia SOL Tests —  A bill passed in Richmond last month and signed by the governor Friday cuts the number of standardized tests that third-graders take in half, eliminating the social studies and science tests. School districts will be required to develop alternative assessments that are project-based to show that students are learning the same material. [Washington Post]

Fill Those Potholes — Spring is here, but a few traces of winter remain. One annoying one: potholes. Potholes are created when moisture seeps into the pavement, freezes, expands and then thaws, says the Virginia Department of Transportation. Who to call with a heads up depends on who maintains the road. Most primary and secondary roads are maintained by VDOT. Call them at 1-800-FOR-ROAD (1-800-367-7623).

“Our” Reston — More thoughts on Reston’s big anniversary, these from people who have lived here for many years. [Reston Connection]

Photo of Reston Little League Parade by Melissa Gifford.

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The Ravel Dance Studio will re-open for fall classes 2020. The school will offer in person and virtual online instruction. With over 5000 sq. ft. to social distance the school has added air ionization filtration systems, ballet barres, acrylic dividers, hands free bathrooms, strict monitoring and more.

The Ravel Dance Studio will produce a Nutcracker Ballet Hollywood style video through the Reston Community CenterStage. REGISTRATION online begins August 17.

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