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Elementary schools

Carrollwood Elementary School: (813) 975-7640

The Carrollwood Elementary Golf Tournament is at 1 p.m. April 26 at Heritage Harbour Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway. The cost is $50 and $30 for children. Cost includes greens and cart fees and post-tournament party.

Deer Park Elementary: (813) 956-6636

Take yourself out to the ball game. School Spirit Night at Tropicana Field is May 10. Tickets are $10 and include a hot dog and beverage. Order forms must be submitted to the school by April 18.

The Deer Park Elementary Rangers Dads Club second annual golf tournament is at 7 a.m. April 19 at the Eagles Country Club, 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa. Proceeds benefit construction costs for a permanent outdoor covering. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $250. Cost is $75 for individual golfers. Call (813) 418-6848.

The Dad's Club needs volunteers to help set up at 5:30 a.m. and tear down at 2 p.m. the garage sale May 3.

A support group for children who stutter meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday each month at Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W Platt St. Call (813) 253-5388.

Maniscalco Elementary School: (813) 949-0337

The Kindergarten Round-up is at 8:30 a.m. April 15 in the multi-purpose room at the school, 939 Debuel Road, Lutz. Parents should bring their children's physical examination form, up-to-date shot records, original birth certificate, Social Security number and proof of address.

Pride Elementary School: (813) 558-5400

Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on April 18 and 19. The New Tampa relay's theme is Broadway Shows — Let's Produce a Cure. The school needs 10 members for their Lion King-themed team. Proceeds benefit a cure for cancer. Call (813) 994-7535.

Turner Elementary: (813) 907-9066

Sponsors and auction items are needed for the third annual Turner Elementary golf tournament April 26 at Pebble Creek Golf Club, 10550 Regents Park Drive. Proceeds from the event benefit the "Cover our Cubs" initiative for a permanent covered structure. The cost is $320 for a foursome and $90 for single before April 14. The cost is $360 for a foursome and $100 for single after. Visit

Middle schools

Adams Middle School: (813) 975-7665

The PTSA is selling blue backpacks with the Warrior logo printed on them for $10. A sample is on display, and orders can be made in the front office.

The Parent Teacher Student Association seeks members, especially students. The cost is $6.

The steering committee is selling 4-inch by 8-inch engraved bricks for $25. Have it installed in one of the school's new gardens. The school also seeks a landscape or paver company to donate its services to install the bricks. Call (813) 975-7665, ext. 215.

Benito Middle School: (813) 631-4694

Nominations for the PTSA executive board are being accepted. Interested parents can place a note in the PTSA mailbox in the administration office with their name, position wanted and phone number.

Terrace Community Middle School: (813) 987-6555

The Terrace Community Public Charter School is taking applications for the 2008-09 academic year. Apply online at or complete an application at the school, 11734 Jefferson Road, Thonotosassa.

Walker Middle School: (813) 631-4726

Get the Walker 411 online. The school's morning announcements are available online to download at

High schools

Carrollwood Day School: (813) 920-2288

The school is now authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to offer the Diploma Programme for students in grades 11 and 12.

Freedom High School: (813) 558-1185

Your trash is the PTSA's cash. Bring in used printer cartridges to the front office and the PTSA receives cash back.

The PTSA Relay For Life is now a virtual team, with a main goal of raising money for the American Cancer Society. The team does not have to maintain a tent at the race, just raise money. Visit online at

Gaither High School: (813) 975-7340

Registration for adult community classes, including conversational Spanish, public speaking and introduction to computers, is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the school, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 632-6823 from 2 to 8 p.m. for information.

Jefferson High School: (813) 872-5241

IMPACT, Individually Motivated Performance by Computer Technology, is a one-year competency-based program that allows overage students an opportunity to graduate with their original class. This program of classes is during normal school hours and is not part of after-school, online or home-bound programs. Call (813) 872-5241, ext. 251.

Life Enrichment Center: (813) 932-0241

Beginning Spanish: Ish Gonzales will teach an eight-week beginning Spanish class from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays starting April 15 at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 North Blvd. Students will learn common phrases, basic rules of the language and more. The cost is $100 and $21.50 for course materials. Visit online at

Host an exchange student: World Heritage Student Exchange, a public benefit group, is seeking host families for its high school exchange program. Students are high-school-age boys and girls from France, Germany, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, Denmark, Italy and Switzerland. The students are fully insured, bring their own spending money and expect to bear a share of household chores, as well as be included in normal family activities and lifestyles. Call toll-free 1-800-888-9040 or (813) 333-2599, or visit

Scholarship: The National Association of Women in Construction Gaylene Plodzien $1,000 scholarship is available to students enrolled in a technical program, pursuing a bachelor's or post-graduate degree and interested in a job in the construction industry. Students taking 12 credit hours or the equivalent and who send in school transcripts and professor recommendations by June 1 are eligible. Call (813) 238-7620 or visit

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North Tampa school briefs 04/03/08 [Last modified: Thursday, April 3, 2008 5:30am]
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