………….Editor’s Note: We have added the article “And It Gets Worse” to the original “Letter” story and it also appears here…………
“And It Gets Worse”
by Daniel Rice
The Parent of Child Sexually Abused by Michael Gardner
……………..In 2011, as I was driving away from picking up my daughter from a slumber party, my daughter leaned over to me, and in a hushed voice, because her younger sisters were in the back, said, “Mr. Gardner touched me in my private area last night.” And so began a four year, three month, arduous ordeal for my family to bring a deceptive, dishonest, pedophile to justice.
I am writing this to complete some of what was left unsaid in my response on the Falls Church Post to city leaders who wrote leniency letters in support of the convicted child molester, Michael Gardner. Unbelievably, the story [...]
“I Write With Hope and Concern…”
The Need to Craft a School System for all Children
Scrambling to Meet Math Needs
Editor’s Note: The teacher has requested that his/her name remain confidential and that request is being honored. When you read the letter you will undoubtedly conclude that it is authentic. The Post and a number of other citizens know that to be the case. In this posting, comments will be moderated; this teacher will not be served up with any angry personal comments that may find their way to this article.
Dear Falls Church City Parents – an open letter from a FCCPS teacher:
On the eve of the upcoming election I am writing you with both hope and concern. The dialogue that has sprung from the rich field of candidates has opened up many questions that the Falls Church City community must address. I do have hope that such a group of [...]
The power point presentation from the September 26th meeting of the GMHS/MEHMS Steering Committee
meeting is available on the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/CampusJointSteeringCommittee.
The Architecture Firm RTKL provided a Site Capacity Study of the campus.
The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Farm Day on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including: horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, cider pressing from locally grown apples, pony rides and much more. Enjoy live music from Andrew Acosta and The New Old-Time String Band. Participants who bring their own pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt will be able to craft a scarecrow.
Free tours of the 1845 Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be offered throughout the day.
Admission is free, however nominal fees apply to some activities.
For more information about Farm Day, please visitwww.FallsChurchVA.gov/farmday or call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).