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Bellamy Elementary: (813) 872-5387: Adult tutors are needed for one hour each week. The "Building Better Readers" workshop for adult tutors is 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the school.

Bryant Elementary: (813) 356-1645: Save hundreds of dollars with Bronco Savings Cards, on sale for $10. Call (813) 545-3175.

• The Fall Festival is 5:30-9 p.m. today at the school, 13910 Nine Eagles Drive. The event features games, inflatables and more.

• Kindergarten Bedtime Stories is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. First-grade Bedtime Stories is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14. The Tools for School Success program is 7 p.m. Oct. 16.

• The Bryant Broncos Race For the Cure Team is walking Saturday to end breast cancer. The Spell-A-Thon kickoff is Oct. 13. Volunteers are needed for the Book Fair Oct. 20-24.

Cannella Elementary: (813) 975-6941: Meet your child's teacher at conference night Oct. 16.

Carrollwood Elementary: (813) 975-7640: The school walk-a-thon is today.

• The Beta Club is recycling toner and ink cartridges. The club gets money for each item saved from the landfill. A collection box is in the front office.

• Box Tops for Education will be collected until Oct. 15.

Citrus Park Elementary: (813) 558-5356: Box Tops for Education is doubling the dollar total for all tops turned in by Oct. 31. A prize goes to the student and class with the most tops turned in by Oct. 15.

• The school raised $3,000 for this year's St. Jude's donation drive.

• All chorus T-shirt orders and payments are due Thursday.

• The "Hip Hop Happening" is at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 in the cafeteria. Come dressed from the 1960s and listen to students' original poetry. Bring a T-shirt to make a tie-dyed shirt.

• The annual Storybook Parade is 9 a.m. Oct. 31. Students can come dressed as their favorite storybook character, but no scary costumes. Parents and visitors are welcome, but must sign-in.

• The school seeks volunteers, including business leaders, chefs, broadcasters, entertainers, sports figures and crafters, to speak to students at the Great American Teach-In Nov. 19.

• Volunteers are needed to make presentations for the Safety and Health Fair from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 15.

Chiles Elementary: (813) 558-5422: The Book O'Ween Parade is at noon Oct. 31.

Deer Park Elementary: (813) 956-6636: Student directories are delivered today. Summer Readers Reward Day is today. The Fall Carnival is 6-8 p.m. today.

• The Too Good For Drugs Walk and Kidfest is 8 a.m.-noon at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave.

• The School Public Accountability Report is available for parents to view in the front office. Under No Child Left Behind, each school is required to notify parents of the availability of this report. Call (813) 854-6031.

• Spaces are still available to attend Mad Science Camp. Send registration forms and checks to the office. Call (813) 854-6031.

• Volunteers are needed to help with the Book Fair from Oct. 23 through Oct. 30. The event will feature a "Battle of the Books" and award-winning books for sale.

• Ranger Chorus auditions are starting soon during music class. The new program will allow chorus members a chance to learn the music without many after-school practices.

Heritage Elementary: (813) 740-4580: The Too Good for Drugs Walk and Kidfest is 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Participants get free admission to the museum from 9:30-11:30 a.m. The event features Radio Disney, Carmen and Wagner and Kidfest activity booths. Call (813) 740-4580.

Maniscalco Elementary: (813) 949-0337: The Hats On Day to raise money and awareness for children with cancer was Sept. 26 at the school.

Morgan Woods Elementary: (813) 872-5369: Family Reading night is 6-8 p.m. Nov. 5.

Pride Elementary: (813) 558-5400: School pictures are today.

• Volunteers are needed to help at the Fall Festival 1-5 p.m. Nov. 15. The book fair is Nov. 17-21.

• Entries for the fourth annual Run with Pride 5K are due by Jan. 15 The 5K run/walk and 1-mile family run is 7 a.m. Jan. 31 at the school, 10310 Lion's Den Drive. The cost before Jan. 15 for the 5K is $20, 1-mile fun run is $12, and family rate is $60. The cost after Jan. 15 for the 5K is $25, the 1-mile fun run is $15 and the family rate is $65.

Schwarzkopf Elementary: (813) 975-6945: The school still has Entertainment Books for sale. The cost is $20. Call (813) 908-9860.

Turner Elementary: (813) 907-9066: The Fall Festival is 5:30-8:30 p.m. today on the football field at Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

• Tampa Fire Rescue will visit the kindergarten program at 9 a.m. Oct. 10. Students will be able to meet the firefighters, explore the fire engine and learn about fire safety.

• Buy a Turner Tile for $20. Call (813) 973-4879.

Adams Middle School: (813) 975-7665: Family Fun Day to celebrate 50 Years of Adams is noon-3 p.m. Nov. 1 at the school, 10201 N Boulevard. The event features face painting, a bounce house, student/faculty basketball and volleyball games, music performances by a student ensemble, and a picnic. All Adams alumni and former staff members are welcome to attend.

Liberty Middle School: (813) 558-1180: Win a treat and help the school raise $1,400 in the Box Tops for Education fundraiser. The next raffle is Oct. 24. For eligibility, place 15 box tops in a baggie with the student's name.

Terrace Community Middle School: (813) 987-6555: The public charter school is accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school year. Applications received before Jan. 16 are eligible for the Jan. 26 random lottery. Applications for students entering grades 6-8 will be available online at or in the school's main office, 11734 Jefferson Road, Thonotosassa.

Sgt. Smith Middle School: (813) 792-5125: The eighth-grade dance is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the media center.

• The National PTA Reflections Program theme is "WOW." Writing, drawing, painting, short film, photography, dance choreography or music composition entries reflecting the theme are due by Wednesday. Call (813) 842-0136.

Alonso High School: (813) 356-1525: Homecoming tickets are on sale today in the bookstore.

Freedom High School: (813) 558-1185: The reading resource teacher seeks book donations to build classroom libraries. Bookshelves and wire-rack donations also are needed. Call ext. 228.

• Bring in your old cell phone to the front office for the Cell Phone Recycling Program. Empty ink jet and laser printer cartridges can be turned in at the front office for the Ink Cartridge Recycling Program.

• The Reflections Program Theme is "Wow!" Entries are due Monday. Call (813) 310-4835.

• Buy a brick for the memorial flag site. The cost is $50 for a 4-by-8 brick and $80 for an 8-by-8 brick.

• The mandatory "Partners for Safe Teen Driving" meeting is 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Any sophomore who plans on taking Behind the Wheel through is required to attend with a parent.

Jefferson High School: (813) 872-5241: Career and College Fest: Middle- and high-school students can find out about educational and career options from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the school, 4401 W Cypress St. Call (813) 231-1860.

King High School: (813) 744-8333: Picture day for ninth-, 10th- and 11th-grade students is today. Call ext. 260.

Leto High School: (813) 872-5300: Parent and College night is Oct. 29.

Sickles High School: (813) 631-4742: The last day for seniors to get their pictures taken is Oct. 11. Call (813) 829-7302. The senior assembly to get information about ordering caps, gowns and graduation announcements is Oct. 13.

Tampa school happenings 10/02/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 2:22pm]
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