AN Open house ON THURSDAY honorS Lakeview teacher
Lakeview Fundamental Elementary School will hold an open house from 2-4 p.m. Thursday to mark the retirement of long-time teacher Mary Jane Cartier. The event will be held in the cafeteria at the school, 2229 25th St. S in St. Petersburg. Cartier has worked in Pinellas public schools for 37 years and has been a teacher at Lake- view for 28 years. Former students, parents and colleagues are invited.
A different dismissal time for last day
Classes end Wednesday in Pinellas public schools, but students will be dismissed at a different hour than the usual Wednesday early-release time. Students will be released two hours earlier than their normal release time.
Help for students in Oklahoma tornado
The parent-teacher group at Madeira Beach Fundamental School this week continues its collection drive for students affected by the recent tornado in Oklahoma. The group is seeking donations of new or gently used backpacks, art supplies and school supplies. They'll also accept VISA and MasterCard gift cards, or gift cards to certain businesses, including Wal-Mart, Target and Amazon. Proceeds will benefit students at Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, Okla. Donations will be accepted from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Madeira Beach Fundamental, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway.