Brooksville Elementary School: A first-grade reader's showcase is at 6 tonight in the media center. Parents can learn about the Accelerated Reader program, and there will be a special Spanish class presentation by students.
• There will be a Title I committee meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Family Center.
• The Coney Island Drive Inn Night is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the restaurant, 1112 E Jefferson St. in Brooksville. Join Brooksville Elementary teachers at a special fundraising night for the school. Bring your flier and 15 percent of your order's total will be donated to the school. The class that has the most students participating will receive a free lunch from Coney Island delivered to the school.
• A black history performance will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 in the multipurpose room to help celebrate Black History Month.
• Families Building Better Readers, for parents of children from kindergarten to second grade, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 25. The location is to be announced. This workshop is limited to the first 25 families that register. Students will participate in learning activities with teachers while parents learn how to help their children. For information or to register, call Amy Anderson at (352) 797- 7014, ext. 255.
Deltona Elementary School: The Title I committee meets at 5 p.m. and the School Advisory Council meeting is at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the library.
D.S. Parrott Middle School: The annual "Dancing into Literacy" student dance and parent night is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. While students enjoy music, dancing and games, parents will be treated to dinner and attend a workshop about middle school reading and test-taking strategies that can help students maximize reading skills. Admission for the student dance is $3 and one 2-liter bottle of soda. Admission to the dance is free, along with a bottle of soda, for students whose parents stay for the parent night. For information or to RSVP, call (352) 797-7075, ext. 318.
Hernando High School: An informational meeting about Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment programs for incoming ninth-graders from Powell Middle, Challenger K-8 and West Hernando Middle will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the media center. Hernando High School freshmen, sophomores and juniors interested in taking college classes are invited to attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. the same evening in the media center.
• Orientation for students who will enter ninth grade at the school in the 2010-2011 school year is at 6 p.m. Feb. 25 in the auditorium. Course selection menus are to be turned in at that time. Parents and students will have the opportunity to speak with teachers and counselors.
• Hernando High, in conjunction with Brooksville, Eastside, Moton, and Parrott middle schools, is raising funds to help the people of Haiti. Dr. Paul Farmer, a graduate of Hernando High, provides medical care for the Haitian community through Partners in Health (pih.org). The schools are accepting donations and selling bracelets for $1. All proceeds go directly to Partners in Health. Make checks payable to Hernando High School with reference to the Haiti Fund. For information on any of these events or projects, call Mary Krabel at (352) 797-7015, ext. 403.
Pine Grove Elementary School: The PTA will meet from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today in Room 800.
• Accelerated Reader Night is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in the media center.
West Hernando Middle School: The Title I committee will meet from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Feb. 22 in the family center.
• The School Advisory Council meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. the same day in the media center. All parents and students are invited.
• There will be an All Pro Dads get-together from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Feb. 24 for fathers and their children in the cafeteria. Join assistant principal Carmine Rufa for a quick, free, before-school breakfast and a 45-minute program of fatherhood and family topics.
Paulette Lash Ritchie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.