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School calendar: Grace Episcopal Preschool presents safety seminar

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Grace Episcopal Preschool: (813) 971-8484, ext. 15

Find out what to do when faced with dangerous situations at Escape School family-safety seminar from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 15102 Amberly Drive.

Elementary schools

Bryant Elementary: (813) 356-1645

The Dad's Club sixth annual golf tournament is at 8 a.m. May 10 at the Eagles Golf Club-Forest Course, 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa. The event benefits the purchase and installation of an outdoor cover for the playground and LCD projectors for the classrooms. Call (813) 495-3485.

Carrollwood Elementary School: (813) 975-7640

The Carrollwood Elementary Golf Tournament is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Harbour Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway. The cost is $50 and $30 for children. Cost includes greens and cart fees and a post-tournament party.

Citrus Park Elementary: (813) 558-5356

The Tampa school took part in breaking two world records on Earth Day, one for the most trees planted on a single Earth Day, the other for planting the most trees in a single hour. Hundreds of schools were selected and helped plant 10,450 longleaf pine seedlings in an hour. All the trees had to be planted from 11 a.m. to noon April 22.

Two volunteers per class are needed to escort students from the cafeteria to the classroom during the teacher appreciation luncheon Wednesday . During the time in the classroom, the students can create a card or a skit telling the teacher how much they are appreciated or play some of the students' favorite games.

Deer Park Elementary: (813) 854-6031

The Deer Park dedication ceremony is at 4 p.m. Sunday at the school, 11605 Citrus Park Drive. The event features the presentation of colors, students singing patriotic songs, a slide show of the first year and more.

Volunteers are needed to help with setup and sales at the Spring Book Fair from May 12 to 16.

Students can enjoy some hands-on fun at Summer Enrichment Camp at Deer Park from 8 a.m. to noon June 16 through July 3 or from July 14 to Aug. 1. Register by May 9. Cost is $300 each session. Call (813) 854-6031, ext. 224.

Take yourself out to the ball game. School Spirit Night at Tropicana Field is May 10. Tickets are $10 and include a hot dog and beverage.

Kindergarten Round Up is at 6 p.m. May 13 in the cafeteria. Parents can register or get more information about the school.

The school garage sale is Saturday.

A support group for children who stutter meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday each month at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W Platt St. Call (813) 253-5388.

Hammond Elementary School: (813) 792-5120

The Hammond dedication ceremony is at 2 p.m. Sunday at the school, 8008 N Mobley Road, Odessa. The event features the presentation of colors, students singing patriotic songs, a slide show of the first year and more.

Incarnation Catholic School: (813) 884-4502

Register for Pre-K 4 through eighth grade now for the 2008-09 school year. Grades Pre-K 4, kindergarten and first must be 4, 5, and 6 years old by Sept. 1.

Schwarzkopf Elementary School: (813) 975-6945

The signup deadline is May 16 to enter the Schwarzkopf Charity Golf Scramble. The event is at 11 a.m. May 23 at the Eagles Golf Club of Tampa Bay, 16101 Nine Eagles Drive. It benefits the school PTA and the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers support to injured members of the military. Cost is $100 for a single and $400 a foursome. Call (813) 274-6014.

Tampa Palms Elementary: (813) 975-7390

Achievers: Denisha Kirnes won the Rookie of the Year Award at the West Central Florida Braille Challenge for her proficiency in Braille.

The Tampa Palms Relay for Life team received the best campsite honor and raised more than $8,000 for the American Cancer Association.

Middle schools

Adams Middle School: (813) 975-7665

The PTSA is selling blue backpacks with the Warrior logo printed on them for $10. A sample is on display, and orders can be made in the front office.

The Parent Teacher Student Association seeks members, especially students. The cost is $6.

The Alumni Square has been established with 55 engraved bricks. Buy a 4-inch by 8-inch engraved brick for $25 and have it installed in one of the school's new gardens. Call (813) 975-7665, ext. 215.

Ben Hill Middle School: (813) 975-7325

All students in grades fifth through eighth can blast off at Rocket Science Summer Camp from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 9 to 20 or June 23 to 27 at the school. Campers will learn design, building, safe launch and more. Register by May 23. Cost is $174 for the 10-day camp or $134 for the five-day session. Call (813) 975-7325, ext. 449.

Benito Middle School: (813) 631-4694

Nominations for the PTSA executive board are being accepted. Interested parents can place a note in the PTSA mailbox in the administration office with their name, position wanted and phone number.

Terrace Community Middle School: (813) 987-6555

The Terrace Community Public Charter School is taking applications for the 2008-09 academic year. Apply online at or complete an application at the school, 11734 Jefferson Road, Thonotosassa.

Walker Middle School: (813) 631-4726

The Walker Band Spring Concert is at 6:30 p.m. May 13 in the cafeteria. Visit .

The final orchestra concert is at 6 p.m. May 20 in the cafeteria.

PTSA cookbooks are available for $10 in Student Affairs. The book is a compilation of recipes from faculty and staff.

The Thumb Drive Fundraiser is until May 31. Buy a Store-It Thumb Drive from A thumb drive can be used to store, transfer and back up myriad digital files. The fundraising code is F2WMS.

Bring in old ink cartridges, cell phones, laptops and other small electronic devices to recycle to the front office or to the TV studio.

High schools

Carrollwood Day School: (813) 920-2288

The school is now authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the Diploma Programme for students in grades 11 and 12.

Freedom High School: (813) 558-1185

Your trash is the PTSA's cash. Bring in used printer cartridges to the front office and the PTSA receives cash back.

The principal retirement reception is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 22 in the media center.

Gaither High School: (813) 975-7340

The Gaither High School Band Boosters Rummage Sale starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at Northside Little League Park, 2650 N Lakeview Drive. Call (813) 210-4366.

A $100 deposit is due May 15 for the Gaither High Cheerleading summer camp from June 13 to June 16 at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. Cost is $375, and includes dorms, meals, travel and instruction. Call (813) 968-1813 or (813) 767-3614.

Registration for adult community classes, including conversational Spanish, public speaking and introduction to computers, is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the school, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 632-6823 from 2 to 8 p.m. for information.

Jefferson High School: (813) 872-5241

IMPACT, Individually Motivated Performance by Computer Technology, is a one-year competency-based program that allows overage students an opportunity to graduate with their original class. This program of classes is during normal school hours and is not part of after-school, online or home-bound programs. Call (813) 872-5241, ext. 251.

Wharton High School: (813) 631-4710

Meet new friends and cheer on your team from the sidelines as a Wharton cheerleader. Tryouts are at 6 p.m. May 8.

Carrollwood Cultural Center: (813) 269-1310

Registration for May Adult Enrichment Classes is open. Sign up for visual arts, computer, dance, language classes and more.

Life Enrichment Center: (813) 932-0241

Beginning Spanish: Ish Gonzales will teach an eight-week beginning Spanish class from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through June 3 at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Students will learn common phrases, basic rules of the language and more. The cost is $100 and $21.50 for course materials. Visit

Quilt class: Chris van Hillo, an art teacher for more than 30 years, will lead the six weeks Cutting Edge Quilt Guild from 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays through May 19. Learn piecing, appliqueing and quilting, the basics to make a hand-quilted heirloom piece. Cost is $75.

Crochet and knitting: Learn to knit and crochet from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Cost is $4 each class.

Online Investigative Class: Learn how to locate anyone with tips from the Online Friends and Family Investigative Course. A free preview is at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. The eight-week e-mail class costs $125.

Temple Terrace: Applications for the School Support Committee are being accepted through May 20. The group works to increase the educational environment for Temple Terrace children and the schools they attend. Call (813) 989-7141.

Send school announcements to or fax to (813) 269-5310.


The National Association of Women in Construction Gaylene Plodzien $1,000 scholarship is available to students enrolled in a technical program, pursuing a bachelor's or post-graduate degree and interested in a job in the construction industry. Students taking 12 credit hours or the equivalent and who send in school transcripts and professor recommendations by June 1 are eligible. Call (813) 238-7620 or visit

Child literacy program

Children living in Hillsborough County born on or after Sept. 1, 2006, are eligible for the Imagination Library free book program. Call (813) 272-5017 or visit

School calendar: Grace Episcopal Preschool presents safety seminar 05/01/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:28pm]
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