Monday, December 18, 2017
Education

Pasco schools class notes

Class notes

Gulfside Elementary: Open house, 5:45 to 7 p.m. today for primary students and 5:45 to 7 p.m. Thursday for intermediate students. I-MOM breakfast, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Boy Scout night, 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Lacoochee Elementary: Open house, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Mittye P. Locke Elementary: Open house, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20.

New River Elementary: Open house for all grades on Thursday: 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for grades K-1; 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. for grades 2-3; 7 to 8 p.m. for grades 4-5.

Northwest Elementary: Open house today: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. for primary grades; 6:45 p.m. for intermediate grades. Community and Family Involvement meeting, 8:40 a.m. Sept. 21.

Oakstead Elementary: Open house, 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday for grades 4-5.

Odessa Elementary: Open house, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday for primary grades students; 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 20 for intermediate grades.

Rushe Middle: Open house, 6 p.m. today for grades 7 and 8.

West Zephyrhills Elementary: "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren" meeting, 9:30 a.m. Friday. All Pro Dad breakfast, 7:15 a.m. Sept. 21. "Welcome Back" PTA Dance, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

Briefs

Want to see what's going on in the schools from home? Pasco Education Television (PETV) showcases student, school and district produced videos. PETV can be found on Channel 614 (BrightHouse) and Channel 40 (Verizon). Go to http://connect.pasco.k12.fl.us/petv for the content and broadcast schedule.

College bound

Pasco-Hernando Community College will host a College Night from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the west campus, 10230 Ridge Road in New Port Richey. Representatives from the PHCC and other public and private colleges, universities, other educational institutions and the military will be on hand. High school students, parents and prospective students are welcome. Free.

• The PTSA at Wiregrass Ranch High is offering students a full-length Practice SAT test and strategy session, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the school, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Cost for preregistration (by Friday) is $15. Call (813) 346-6000.

• The Tampa Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 2 at the University of South Florida's Marshall Student Center Ballroom, 4103 USF Cedar Serco in Tampa. Free.

Youth events

Land O'Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O'Lakes, (813) 929-1214.

• Kids Crafts: Better Breakfast Month, 2 p.m. Saturday. Elementary ages.

New River Library, 34043 State Road 54, Zephyrhills. (813) 788-6375.

• Role Playing Game Club, 1 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4 and up.

• Children's Craft Corner, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades K-5.

Regency Park Branch, 9701 Little Road, New Port Richey. (727) 861-3049.

• Tail Waggin' Tutors, 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

South Holiday Library, 4649 Mile Stretch Drive, Holiday, (727) 834-3331.

• Duct tape pencil case art activity, 2 p.m. Saturday. Grades 4-7.

Send your school news to Michele Miller. Email her at [email protected]; by mail, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, Fl. 34668; by fax at (813) 909-4611 or call (813) 435-7307.

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