BROOKSVILLE ELEMENTARY: PTA Skate Night will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rainbow Rollerland, 1125 W Jefferson St. Admission is $3 per child; adults skate free with paid child. The class with the most participation will get free pizza and admission to the next school skate.
• Students, families and community members are invited to help raise funds for the school by participating in Dairy Queen Grill & Chill Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 27. The restaurant is at 901 S Broad St. in Brooksville. Twenty percent of receipts will be donated to the school.
ESE ADVISORY COUNCIL: The Exceptional Student Education Advisory Council will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in the media center at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. The topic will be "Clear and Cooperative Communication Skills" with JoAnn Forcino.
BRAIN BOWL SPONSORS NEEDED: The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is seeking sponsors for the 21st annual Rotary of Spring Hill/Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl, which will be March 16 at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, the defending champion. The Brain Bowl is an academic competition among all of Hernando County's public middle schools. Students answer math, science, English and geography questions. This year's competition will also include questions about world affairs and the promotion of worldwide peace. Sponsorships help provide T-shirts, door prizes, goody bags, awards and a pizza lunch for the students and their families. For information, call Jim Stewart at (352) 683-3627.
PINE GROVE ELEMENTARY: The school will host Family Accelerated Reader Night from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today in the media center.
• The School Advisory Council/Title 1 Committee will meet at 4:15 p.m. today in Room 800. Parents, guardians and community members are invited.
• The school will celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a birthday bash from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 8. Community members will participate. Participants will vote for their favorite book on machines from the Supervisor of Elections Office.
SPRING HILL ELEMENTARY: The School Advisory Council will meet at 4:30 p.m. today in the family center.
WEST HERNANDO MIDDLE SCHOOL: The school will host its Parent Institute Feb. 21 in the cafeteria. There will be free hot dogs, chips and refreshments in the courtyard from 5:15 to 6 p.m. At 6, Dr. Judy Ann Munford, author of Small Boat, Wide Sea: Parenting in the 21st Century, will speak on "Pre-Adolescence: What a Ride!" During the second part of the evening program, community services and teachers and administrators will be at tables throughout the cafeteria for information on topics such as homework, help in all subject areas, and drug and alcohol prevention. For information, call Tula Kelleher, Title 1 parent educator at (352) 797-7035, ext. 256.
2012-13 school calendar
Feb. 18: Presidents Day
Feb. 26-28: FCAT Writing
March 14: End of third grading period
March 15: Professional day
March 25-29: Spring break
April 15-26: FCAT
May 27: Memorial Day
May 31, June 3-4: Semester exams; early release days
June 4: Last day for students
June 6: Last day for instructional staff