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Pasco school briefs for March 13

The Safety Patrol Wildcats at Wesley Chapel Elementary are collecting cat food donations through Friday for the Labor of Love Animal Rescue. Drop cat food or cash donations between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. week days at the front office at 30243 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel.

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• The Genesis Elementary School Spring Fling Charity Event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the west campus, 6609 River Road, New Port Richey. Children and their families can enjoy a free day of activities including Easter egg hunts, crafts, face painting, games and jump rope challenge. Each child will receive a free children's book from the Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties Inc. There will be an Easter Basket Raffle (25 cents per ticket); plus refreshments for sale. All proceeds benefit the Foundation for Early Learning. For information about the event, contact Genesis Elementary School principal Debbie Lees at (727) 845-1111. For information about the Foundation for Early Learning, contact volunteer communications specialist Katie Nelson at (727) 233-8291 or FoundationELC@yahoo.com, or visit www.phelc.org/Foundation.php.

• Returning for its ninth year, the Cinderella Project of Pasco provides new and gently used prom attire at no cost to young ladies with financial need. Students from all Pasco County high schools are welcome to choose their ensemble from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at 7916 Evolutions Way, Trinity. Donations are also welcome. Contemporary prom-style dresses and accessories in excellent condition may be dropped off at any Pasco County high school during regular school hours. To make a tax-deductible cash donation, contact Alison Crumbley at (727) 858-1281 or agcrumbley@prutropical.net or Laurie Weiss at (727) 389-3112 or lauriemmm3@yahoo.com

• Gulfside Elementary and Generations Church will host a Community Spirit Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23 at the school, 2329 Anclote Blvd, Holiday. There will be an Easter Egg hunt, free food and fun children's activities. Agencies in attendance will include Metropolitan Ministries, United Way, Pasco County Health Department, Habitat for Humanity, Youth and Family Alternatives, St. Petersburg College, Marchman Technical Education Center, Pasco Head Start, Florida Kid Care, Healthy Start and the Ronald McDonald Wellness Van. For more information or to participate, please call the school at (727) 774-6000.

Newsmakers

• Gulf Middle School eighth-grade students Amanda Tetso and Alyssa Butler took first place in the Pasco Regional Science Fair and are advancing to the State Science and Engineering Fair at the Lakeland Center, March 26-28.

• Gulfside Elementary School students Chubasco Howard, Sierra Poth, Phebe Knoll and Kylee Wion were selected to perform with the All County Chorus on April 13 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge.

Pasco school briefs for March 13 03/12/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:07pm]

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