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Helpful Dates for Parents of T.C. Williams Juniors

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Here are the 2015 SAT and ACT test dates and registration deadlines. All registrations are online, and all of these tests will be administered at T.C. Williams. Fee waivers are available for students who are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch; bring your eligibility letter to the college and career center to receive a waiver code.

SAT (www.collegeboard.org; $52.50)

Jan. 24             Register by Dec. 29

March 14         Register by Feb. 13

May 2              Register by April 6

June 6              Register by May 8

ACT (www.ACTstudent.org; $54.50)

Feb. 7              Register by Jan. 9

April 18           Register by March 13

June 13            Register by May 8

T.C. School Code: 470051

SAT Test Center Code: 47115

ACT Test Center Code: 233860


Dine-Out to benefit T.C. Williams Swim & Dive Team on Dec. 1…

TCS&DThe T.C. Swim & Dive Team is holding a dine-out fundraiser on Monday, December 1, at Cafe Pizzaiolo’s Fern Street location in Alexandria to raise money for a scholarship that goes to a senior on the team from the Scholarship Fund of Alexandria. If you print out this flyer and bring it with you, the restaurant will donate 15% of your tab for either dine-in or carry-out orders (but not for deliveries). Thank you to Larry and Christine Ponzi, Café Pizzaiolo’s owners, for their generous support of T.C. sports and other community groups.

…and then show your support for a new pool at Chinquapin on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 2

Advocates for Alexandria Aquatics (AAA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve the aquatics facilities in Alexandria so that they are among the best in the nation. As a sign of our commitment, AAA has pledged to raise $5 million in private sector funds over the next four years.

We believe extraordinary facilities are vital to the health and well-being of our community, as swimming is a life-long activity that promotes dedication, teamwork and sportsmanship. Moreover, water therapy promotes healing and longevity.

In partnership with the City of Alexandria we will:

  • Build a new 50 meter pool at Chinquapin;
  • Improve the existing facilities at Chinquapin, Old Town and Warwick; and
  • Build a therapeutic pool at Lee Center.

We have a goal of raising $10,000 on December 2, and we need your help.

GivingTuesphoto3A contribution from you will pay lasting dividends. Reaching our $10,000 goal will allow AAA to attract larger corporate gifts and grants needed to reach our longer-term $5 million goal.

With your support we will Fuel the Pools so that our community enjoys the benefits of extraordinary aquatics facilities.

Give online at alexandriaaquatics.com on Tuesday, Dec. 2. PayPal will match 1% of all donations made, which means your support on December 2 is critical. Thank you!

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