Challenger K8: Parent orientation for the 2009-2010 year will be held at 5 and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the cafeteria. Bring your child's student number (lunch number) and the name of his or her current and zoned school.
• Deadline for portfolios is 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Accepted applicants will be notified by Feb. 6. All others will be placed on the waiting list. For information, call 797-7024, ext. 406.
Deltona Elementary: The Title I Committee will meet at 5 p.m. and the School Advisory Council at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 in the media center.
Foster Parents Association: The Foster Parents Association of Hernando County will host a wine tasting from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Strong Tower Vineyards, Spring Hill. The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Guests will sample wines, take a tour and enjoy appetizers from the Chesapeake Bay Crab House. All proceeds will benefit foster children. To learn more, visit www.fpahc.org/index.html. For tickets, call Cheryl Licht at 442-8546 or association president Linda Hoins at 754-0377.
J.D. Floyd K8: Students and staffers held a mini Relay for Life on Friday as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The school was part of a districtwide drive to support cancer research. Last year J.D. Floyd raised more than $10,000 after a number of fundraising events. On Friday, students circulated among booths manned by teachers, some in costumes, selling hot dogs, pickles, cupcakes, chips and candy, among other items, for 25 to 75 cents.
Pine Grove Elementary: The first Accelerated Reading Night will be held from 6 to 8:30 Nov. 18 in the media center.
Scholarship opportunity: College-bound seniors are invited to apply for the Cumberland Farms Believe and Achieve Scholarship. The program provides individual $1,000 scholarships and is open to students who live within 30 miles of any Cumberland Farms outlet, including children of Cumberland Farms employees. Academic performance and financial need will be considered. Applications can be submitted online at www.CumberlandFarms.com. Deadline is Dec. 15.
Spring Hill Elementary: The School Advisory Council will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the media center.