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Briefs: Time to get school assignments for kindergarten

COUNTYWIDE

Time to get kindergarten assignments

Parents of incoming kindergarteners are urged to go to a nearby elementary school and get their close-to-home school assignment before the last day of classes Tuesday, June 3. School officials are concerned because only 58 percent of the projected 2008-09 kindergarten students have been assigned to a school. Here are the steps for parents to take:

• Visit any nearby school to get a user ID and password. Bring a state-issued photo ID with you.

• Go online to www.pcsb.org to reserve a seat at your close-to-home school.

• Take the required documents to your child's assigned school (birth certificate or other proof of identity/age, proof of residency, Florida certificate of immunization and a physical examination certificate within the last 12 months).

For more information, call student assignment at (727) 588-6210 or the district call center at (727) 587-2020, or visit www.pcsb.org.

Pinellas fares best in foreclosures

Based on the latest data from RealtyTrac, Pinellas County may be in better shape coming out of the real estate slump than the rest of the bay area. Pinellas saw foreclosures dip 19 percent from March to April. About 996 foreclosure filings were counted for April, or one for every 503 households. But consider the rest of the region: Pasco County reported foreclosures rose 13 percent from March to April; Hillsborough County had 1,889 foreclosures in April, a 9 percent increase from March; and Hernando County fared the worst with its 561 filings, a 135 percent jump from March.

LARGO

Teach pit bulls to be good pets

Enroll your American pit bullterrier today in a preparatory course to be held at 9 a.m. May 31 at the Tampa Bay SPCA, 9099 130th Ave. N in Largo. The class will prepare the dogs for the 10-step Canine Good Citizen certification test, which will follow the class at 11 a.m. All dogs that pass receive a certificate from the AKC. Make an appointment for the test at www.SPCATampaBay.org or call (727) 586-3591, ext. 167. There is a $10 fee.

CLEARWATER

Tournament for Big East starts today

Head to Bright House Field for the Big East 2008 Conference Baseball Championship, starting today. Saturday's championship game will be televised on ESPNU. The winner will receive the conference's bid to the NCAA Championship. Visit www.BIGEASTBaseball.com for ticket information and tournament brackets. Bright House Field is located at 601 N Old Coachman Road. For more information, call (727) 467- 4457.

Pinellas deaths

Brewer, Marjorie F.

Brown, Nancy L.

Gamble, Donald S.

Gillen, Marie

Hawk, Jane R.

Knight, Anna

Koszela, Majorie D.

McCarthy, Carol

Muller, Mary A. DeLuca

Rouhana, Afife

Salamon, George F.

Satinoff, Etta

Smaragdas, Maria

Van Theemsche, Ronald J.

Varner, Richard J.

Wentworth, John

Wexler, Sidney

Woodford, Mary Lou

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Briefs: Time to get school assignments for kindergarten 05/19/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 11:56am]
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