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The Old Firehouse Center is offering a new program! Old Firehouse Learning Connection is a supervised e-learning program held at the Old Firehouse Center, supervised by our staff, designed for students in 5th -10th grades. The program will provide a supervised environment for students to complete their school led virtual instruction. Staff will provide limited socially distant recreation opportunities for students during their breaks. Program waivers, participant contracts and additional information will be sent to all registered participants prior to the start of the program.

 

Registration is open and ongoing. To register click on the Activity Numbers below or call 703 448 8336.

 

Program Details:

Tuesday - Friday
Drop Off – 7am
Pick Up – 5pm

Session 4: 8104.220      12/1–12/18      $300
Session 5: 8120.321          1/5–1/29      $400
Session 6: 8121.321          2/2–2/26      $300
Session 7: 8122.321          3/2–3/26      $300

Session 8: 8123.321          4/6–4/30      $300
Session 9: 8124.321          5/4–6/11      $500

No transportation will be provided.

This program will only be offered for residents of McLean Small Tax District 1A.

 

Program Requirements:

• Parents and/or guardians must transport students to and from the OFC Learning Connection program.
• Students must bring their own laptop (with charger), and headset/headphones. Please bring computers or devices fully charged each day.
• Students must bring their own lunch, snacks and drinks. A water fountain/bottle filler will be available for students.
• There will be two adult staff supervising the students. These staff are not teachers and have no teaching certificates or experience teaching. Their background is in childcare and activity facilitation. They will help students in a limited capacity with their schoolwork. The main task of program staff is to provide a supervised environment for students to spend the day completing their schoolwork.
• Wifi will be provided.

 

COVID – 19 Precautions:

• Students must pass a health screening each morning before being permitted into the program. Staff will take each student’s temperature and observe them for any coughing, sneezing etc. Parents will be required to sign a document daily testifying that the student does not have a fever, has not taken any fever reducing meds in the last 12 hours and has not been in contact with any individual who’s tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.
• Staff and students who are feeling ill should remain home. Any staff or student exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be isolated and sent home.
• Students and staff MUST wear a mask at all times inside the Old Firehouse Center, except while actively eating or drinking. When students are outside of the center AND socially distant, they may remove their masks. Students must bring their own masks and other PPE.
• Students will sit at tables at least 6ft apart from other students and walking isles.
• Group size is limited to 18 students.
• Students will eat lunch and snacks at their workspace unless the group is going outside.
• Students should limit their personal belongings to one bag labeled with their name. The bag will be kept under their table accessible to the child.
• Students will have frequent opportunities for handwashing.

Register Monday, Nov. 16–Wednesday, Dec. 9
Registration is free; the competition is limited to the first 15 registered households.
Must be 18 or older to register.
Activity No. 4727.220

The Old Firehouse is holding a new competition for tax district residents. The Light Up McLean Holiday Decorating Competition is your opportunity to show off your home in all its holiday splendor! Think your holiday decorations are the best? Enter the competition and prove it! The judging period begins Sunday, Dec. 20 and ends Sunday, Jan. 3.

Your neighbors will vote for the top two winners in the following categories:

1. Best Overall:  Exceptionally attractive, unique and complete design with that utilizes space and resources well.

2. Most Creative/Original: Exceptional use of creative ideas and lots of originality evident in design.

3. Best Holiday Theme: Eye-catching decorations that clearly communicate a fully-conceptualized theme.

Questions? Contact Andrew Carter at Andrew.carter@fairfaxcounty.gov or call the Old Firehouse at 703-448-8336, TTY: 711.

Friday, Dec. 18, 7–9 p.m.

Activity No. 4708.120

$5 per family.

 

Gather the whole family around the computer or tablet and get ready for some socially distant trivia. Prizes for winning teams! Preregistration is required.

 

Register by clicking on the Activity No. or call OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).

Friday, Jan. 29, 7–9 p.m.

Activity No. 4725.321

$5 per family (per Zoom invite). Regisration is required.

 

Gather the whole family around the computer or tablet and get ready for some socially distant trivia. Prizes for winning teams!

 

Register by clicking on the Activity No. or call OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).

Virtual Sweetheart Dance Party

Friday, Feb. 12, 7-9 p.m.
Activity No. 4733.321
$5 per family (per Zoom invite); Preregistration is recommended.

Gather your family and dance the night away with the Old Firehouse with our virtual dance party. Request some of your favorite songs, dance along with us and the music and stay for some game and surprises along the way.

Friday, Feb. 19, 7–9 p.m.

Activity No. 4729.321

$5 per family (per Zoom invite).

 

Join us for a virtual evening of fun and prizes with your family! Winners will take their pick of prizes! Preregistration is recommended.

 

 Register by clicking on the Activity No. or call OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).

Friday, Feb. 26, 7–9 p.m.

Activity No. 4726.321

$5 per family (per Zoom invite). Regisration is required.

 

Gather the whole family around the computer or tablet and get ready for some socially distant trivia. Prizes for winning teams!

 

Register by clicking on the Activity No. or call OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).

The Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader Parties*
Friday, March 19, 7-9 p.m.

Activity No. 4734.321
$30 each/$25 MCC district residents. Preregistration is highly recommended.
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va., 22101

*These programs may become virtual programs or cancelled at Fairfax County and the McLean Community Center’s discretion regarding the coronavirus.

Old Firehouse 5th & 6th Grader parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Free catered food and beverages will be distributed to participants. Parties feature a DJ, open dance floor and a variety of activities. Preregistration is recommended.

 

To volunteer: Parents who wish to volunteer for parties must submit an email request to oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, your child’s name and home address. Volunteer hours are 6:30-9:15 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child. Volunteer spots are limited.

Friday, March 26, 7–9 p.m.

Activity No. 4727.321

$5 per family (per Zoom invite). Regisration is required.

 

Gather the whole family around the computer or tablet and get ready for some socially distant trivia. Prizes for winning teams!

 

Register by clicking on the Activity No. or call OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).

The Old Firehouse Teacher Work Day Trip
Monday, March 29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Activity No. 8501.321
$50/$40 MCC district residents

 

This indoor facility is one of the most unique trampoline parks plus ninja warrior course in the area. With the opportunity for casual jumping, testing you bouncing dodgeball skills or testing your ninja abilities, this trip has something for everyone. We will get some lunch before watching one of the newest blockbuster movies. A signed waiver is required for participation. Lunch, movie tickets and admission are included. Appropriate exercise clothing required. Bring money for additional snacks as desired.