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Bellamy Elementary School: (813) 872-5387

The following Bellamy Freedom Singers Chorus members were picked for the Hillsborough County All County Chorus to perform at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center: Glovanna Cano, Cristina Curbelo, Nathaniel Howard, Sharaven Jones, Kayla Loubriel, Paola Otero, Jessica Rojas, Sahelle Rolles, Melissa Schnell, Meagan Young and Wilson Zarzuela.

Bryant Elementary: (813) 356-1645

The Dad's Club sixth annual golf tournament is at 8 a.m. May 10 at the Eagles Golf Club-Forest Course, 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa. The event will raise money to buy and install an outdoor cover for the playground and LCD projectors for classrooms. Call (813) 495-3485.

Caminiti Exceptional Center: (813) 975-7611

Former students and employees will help the center celebrate its 20th anniversary at 7 p.m. April 18 at the school, 2600 W Humphrey St.

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. The cost includes greens and cart fees and a 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. The 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. for the May 3 garage sale.

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

Lake Magdalene Elementary: (813) 975-7625

The Dad's Club 17th annual golf tournament is at noon April 27 at the Northdale Golf & Tennis Club, 4417 Northdale Blvd. The event will feature a hole-in-one contest for a new car as well as a long-drive contest. The cost is $75 and includes cart, golf and dinner. Call (813) 760-4239 or visit

Maniscalco Elementary School: (813) 949-0337

The Kindergarten Round-up is at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday 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, an 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 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.

Schwarzkopf Elementary School: (813) 975-6945

The sign-up deadline is May 16 to enter the Schwarzkopf Charity Golf Scramble. The event is at 11 a.m. May 23 at the Eagles Golf Club of Tampa Bay, 16101 Nine Eagles Drive. It benefits the school PTA and the Wounded Warrior Project, which supports injured members of the military. The cost is $100 for a single and $400 a foursome. Call (813) 274-6014.

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 singles before Monday. The cost is $360 for a foursome and $100 for singles 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- 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

The Nature's Classroom Earth Day Celebration and Nature Art Festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 19 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20 at Nature's Classroom, 13100 Verges Road, Thonotosassa. The event features live music, environmental displays, children's activities and more. The cost is $4.

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

The Walker Band Spring Concert is at 6:30 May 13 in the cafeteria. Visit

The final orchestra concert is at 6 p.m. May 20 in the cafeteria.

Entries are due April 25 for the Walker Film Festival. The event is 5 to 7 p.m. April 29 in the media center. Student films must be 10 minutes or less and can be any genre including, comedy, drama, commercial, public service announcement or animation. Call (813) 631-4726, ext. 267.

PTSA cookbooks are available for $10 in Student Affairs. The book is a compilation of recipes from faculty and staff members.

The Thumb Drive Fundraiser is until May 31. Buy a Store-It Thumb Drive from A thumb drive can be used to store, transfer and backup a range of digital files. The fundraising code is F2WMS.

Bring in old ink cartridges, cell phones, laptops and other small electronic devices to recycle to the front office or to the TV studio.

Arpan Parekh won first place in the Humane Society of Tampa Bay pet essay contest in March.

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 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

Gaither High School: (813) 975-7340

The Gaither High School Band Boosters Rummage Sale starts at 8 a.m. April 26 at Northside Little League Park, 2650 N Lakeview Drive. Call (813) 210-4366.

A $100 deposit is due May 15 for the Gaither High Cheerleading summer camp from June 13 to June 16 at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. The cost is $375 and includes dorms, meals, travel and instruction. Call (813) 968-1813 or (813) 767-3614.

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 over-age 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 Tuesday at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Students will learn common phrases, basic rules of the language and more. The cost is $100 and $21.50 for course materials. Visit

Quilt class: Chris van Hillo, an art teacher for more than 30 years, will lead the six-week Cutting Edge Quilt Guild from 1 to 3 p.m. starting Monday. Learn piecing, appliqueing and quilting — the basics to make a hand-quilted heirloom piece. The cost is $75.

Smith Middle School boundaries: The Hillsborough County School board will talk about Smith Middle School's boundaries at 10 a.m. May 14 on the second-floor staff conference room of the Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center, 901 E Kennedy Blvd.

Host an exchange student: World Heritage Student Exchange, a public benefit group, seeks 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 schools 04/10/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 10:26am]
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