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Class notes, Feb. 16

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Book drive: Goodwill's annual BookWorks preschool literacy program continues through March 15. The program is seeking volunteers and donations of new or like-new books for children ages 2 to 5. The purpose of the program is to promote literacy by putting books into the hands of children from low-income families. Goodwill volunteers read to children at Head Start centers and other sites, then present each child with a personalized book to take home. This year, the program will expand to provide books to first- and second-graders. Donations of books should include a note indicating they are "for BookWorks." They may be dropped off at any Goodwill-Suncoast store or donation site in Hernando, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk or Marion counties. The local Goodwill is at 4750 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. For other sites, visit or call toll-free 1-888-279-1988; those interested in volunteering may call (727) 523-1512, ext. 1976.

Springstead High: The school will host an orientation for next year's incoming ninth-graders at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 and 27.

Explorer K-8: The Parent-Teacher-Student Association will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the front conference room, followed by a Title I committee meeting at 5:30 p.m. and a School Advisory Council meeting at 6 p.m.

Hernando High: The School Advisory Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the main office. For information, contact Deana Walker at (352) 797-7015, ext. 406.

Pasco-Hernando State College: The college is offering Term IIB classes, a mini-semester that allows students to complete classes in half the time of a regular semester. The term begins March 17 and runs through May 5. The course schedule is available online at For information, contact the student development office at any PHSC location. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each Friday.

Powell Middle: The School Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school's media center. Call (352) 797-7095.

Nature Coast Technical High: There will be a School Advisory Council and Parent-Teacher-Student Association meeting at 4:30 p.m. March 10 in the school's media center.

Spring Hill Elementary: The Parent-Teacher-Student Organization will meet at 4:15 p.m. Thursday in the Family Center.

Westside Elementary: The school will host Family Math Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Winn-Dixie, 2240 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Teachers and staffers will join Westside families for a night of fun activities and learning. A free hot dog dinner will be provided.

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