PROTECT Against Substance Abuse

Parents/guardians and their middle school and high school students are invited and encouraged to attend together this upcoming forum led by PROTECT, Parents Reaching Out To Educate Communities Together, a work group of the Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County. Hear the personal stories of parents, young adults, and professionals about the dangers of substance abuse, the signs and symptoms of teenage drug abuse, preventive actions parents can take, and supportive resources.

A parent and student program hosted by the Fairfax High School PTSA.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

7 – 8:30 p.m.

Fairfax High School

Choral Room, Room K104

3501 Rebel Run

 Fairfax, VA 22030

Program will include remarks and a question-answer session with:

  • Lori Shapiro, parent of son in recovery
  • Chris Leibowitz, young adult in recovery
  • Bill Fulton, School Resource Officer Coordinator, Fairfax County Police Department
  • David Edelman, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Service Board Youth and Family Team
  • Paula King, Intake Officer, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, as moderator


For more information, contact Jennifer Lewis-Cooper,, 703.966.8304 or visit

The PTSA is proposing to amend our current by-laws regarding the number of required meetings throughout the school year.  This amendment shall be posted at least thirty (30) days prior to approval.  Currently, our by-laws state that meetings shall be held SEVEN (7) times during the school year.  The PTSA proposes the following change to that section:

"Regular meetings of the association shall be held at least FIVE (5) times during the school year, unless otherwise provided by the association or by the executive board, FIVE (5) days' notice having been given."   Article XII, Section 1

The general membership will vote on this amendment at our next meeting on November 18, 2014. Questions? Contact Laura Welke at

Our FAST desk needs volunteers to perform copying projects for our teachers throughout the school year. Hours are flexible; and any help is greatly appreciated.  Ideally we have a volunteer covering the FAST desk every day.  Volunteer slots are flexible - sign up for the day/time that works for you.  If interested contact Sheetal Lakhia at

The FHS PTSA announces the annual Arts in Education "Reflections" contest. This year's theme is "The world would be a better place if...."  This competetiton is sponsored by the National PTSA and  is open to all FHS students.  There are various prize levels if you advance in the competetion, including scholarships at the National level.  The FHS deadline is Friday, October 31. The Art categories are: Dance; Film Production; Literature; Music Composition; Photography; & Visual Arts.  The rules and requirements are located at  Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form.  They are available from the Academy office, Ms Scharl in the English Dept,Ms. Naber in the art department, or the PTSA Reflections chairperson, Cris Gaines. at(703) 591 4969 or  

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