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NCS RECQuest - School Break Activity for Grades 1-6
Upcoming Events
Virginia Caregiver Respite Program
Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2019
Summer Meals for Kids
Fan Care Program
Summer Reading Program
Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020 School Year
Required School Immunizations - FREE at the Health Department
Virginia CommonHelp Application - Apply online for state social services

NCS RECQuest - School Break Activity for Grades 1-6

NCS Summer RECQuest - Summer 2019 (English, Spanish) - June 17 - August 23, 2019

Registration Opens April 1


RECQuest Eligibility:

  • Fall and Winter Sessions: First through sixth graders
  • Summer Session: Rising first graders through rising sixth graders.
  • Fees are based on a sliding scale based on household income as listed in the registration packet for each specific RECQuest session. Mastercard, Visa, cash, check or money orders are accepted for payment. Some field trips and activities may require additional fees. Please contact your RECQuest location for details.
  • Scholarship Opportunities are available - eligibility requirements apply. Please contact a participating location near you for details.

  • Website for more information on registration and locations: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/recquest


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    Upcoming Events

    Free Parent Resource Center Workshops

    Virginia Caregiver Respite Program

    Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program

    The Virginia Lifespan Respite Voucher Program (VLRVP) provides reimbursement vouchers to Virginia caregiverswho resides full-time, in the same household as the person receiving care, forthe cost of temporary, short-term respite care provided to individuals, of anyage, with a documented disability or special need. VLRVP is focusing on peoplewith dementia and grandparents or relative caregivers providing care to a childnot more than 18 years of age or an individual 19 to 59 years of age with asevere disability.

    Priority will begiven to assist those caregivers with the greatest social and economic need.Respite funding is limited to $400 per family thru July 31, 2021, or untilfunds are exhausted. Funds may NOT be used to reimburse household expenses ordaycare (to go to work or other daycare). Due to limited funds, not alleligible applications will be approved and households that received a pastbenefit will be ineligible.


    Go to website for more details and application.


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    Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2019

    From mid-April to December, Fairfax County's farmers markets come to life with a feast for the senses. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, freshly baked bread and pastries are available, along with cheeses, fresh eggs, meats and other foods. Some vendors also carry gardening plants of all sizes.

    All products sold are produced by vendors within 125 miles of Fairfax County so you can be assured that the produce you purchase at Park Authority Farmers Markets is fresh, locally-grown and consistently good. Stop by and shop at your local Farmers Market today!

    Four Farmers Market locations accept SNAP/EBT cards for payment of goods: McCutcheon/Mount Vernon, Lorton, Herndon and Reston. Thanks to the Virginia Fresh Match Program, select markets match up to $20 per market visit for FREE fruits and veggies!

    More information online at: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/farmersmarkets/ or call 703-642-0128, TTY 711.

    In addition to the Fairfax County farmers markets, Capital Area Food Bank offers a farmers market-style food distribution of fresh produce at Southgate Community Center, 12125 Pinecrest Road in Reston. Schedule is every 2nd Saturday year-round from 10 a.m. to noon. 


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    Summer Meals for Kids

    Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

    Kids & Teens Eat FREE!

    The Summer Meals for Kids Program provides free, healthy meals to kids ages 5 to 18. Sites provide breakfast and/or lunch as indicated (see lists of open and closed sites for details). 

    Site and eligibility information for the 2019 Summer Meals for Kids Program:

         Open Sites - Free, nutritious meals will be provided to all children

         Closed Sites - Free meals will be provided to children from households who meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program Children who are part of households that receive SNAP, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals

    For more information, please contact Brent Quarles at 703-324-5330, TTY 711, or by email at Brent.Quarles@fairfaxcounty.gov.



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    Fan Care Program

    The Fan Care Program - June 1 - Sept. 30 

    The Fan Care program begins on June 1 and runs through September 30. The Fan Care program is another way to help older Fairfax area residents stay safe in the summer heat. This electric fan distribution program, sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Department for the Aging, annually provides a limited number of free fans or window air conditioners to eligible senior adults in the Fairfax area.

    To qualify for Fan Care, a person must be at least 60 years old, need a fan to prevent heat-related health problems and meet income eligibility requirements. Not everyone in the home needs to be an older adult to qualify for a fan, but all incomes must be counted. There is a limit of one fan per household.

    To request an application, call the Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services – Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at 703-324-7694,, TTY 703-449-1186..

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    Summer Reading Program

    2019 Summer Reading Adventure – June 13 – August 31

    Fairfax County Library helps make reading fun by providing tools, access and incentives during its Summer Reading Adventure.

    Kids and teens can track their reading online or with a reading log they pick up in any Fairfax County Public Library branch. Finish reading the required number of books by September 1 and go to a library branch to pick up your coupon book which has a variety of free prizes and discounts. Check out the sponsor page! 

    The Summer Reading Adventure also includes Special Events and Contests!

    Ask for signed interpretation or assistive listening devices when you call (TTY users can call 711).


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    Kindergarten Registration 2019-2020 School Year

    Will your child be five years old by September 30th? Visit this link to find out what you need to know to register for Kindergarten:

    https://www.fcps.edu/index.php/registration/kindergarten-registration




    Required School Immunizations - FREE at the Health Department

    Parents: It's Time to Immunize!

    Documentation of immunization is required for children entering kindergarten, sixth grade and new students transferring into Fairfax County Public Schools The Fairfax County Health Department offers school required immunizations from your health care provider and at the Fairfax County Health Department's five clinics. To shorten your wait, call ahead to make an appointment

    Click here for more important information for parents and immunization forms

     

    Virginia CommonHelp Application - Apply online for state social services

     

    CommonHelp is the Commonwealth of Virginia's fast and easy way to apply online for many Virginia social services assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy Assistance and Child Care. Through a single online site, you can find out what assistance you might be eligible for and submit one application saving you time and effort.

    The website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Fairfax County to find out if they might be able to get: 

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    If you already know you are eligible for services, a Virginia Commonhelp account will allow you to quickly and easily:

    • Check and renew benefits

    • Link your account to a specific case

    • Report changes to your account

    • Update your account information

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