Oct. 10-20: FCAT retakes.
Oct. 20: End of first grading quarter.
Oct. 21: Teacher planning day; no school for students.
Oct. 28: Report cards are issued.
Anclote Elementary: School pictures, today.
Centennial Middle: Book Fair starts Monday.
Chasco Elementary: Bagels and Books Family breakfast, 8:45 a.m. Thursday.
Cotee River Elementary: Fall Fun Fest, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Deer Park Elementary: Ident-A-Kid program, Thursday. Fall Carnival, Friday. Advisory Council, 7:40 a.m. Oct. 14.
Denham Oaks Elementary: Picture day, Thursday. Fall Festival, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14. Donations are needed for prizes. Vendor tables are available for $25. For information, e-mail the PTA at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fivay High: Homecoming Dance, Friday.
Hudson Middle: School pictures, today.
Gulf Middle: Booster Dance, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Gulfside Elementary: School picture day, Friday. Volunteers are needed to read with students and help out during kindergarten lunch time and in the media center. Call (727) 774-6000.
John Long Middle: Families are invited to "Coffee Chat," 8:45 a.m. Oct. 15.
Mary Giella Elementary: Health screenings, Oct. 13.
Northwest Elementary: Fall picture day, Oct. 12.
Odessa Elementary: BINGO night, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 14.
River Ridge High: PSAT, 8 a.m. Oct. 12.
Thomas E. Weightman Middle: Book fair ends Friday.
Wesley Chapel High: Homecoming week starts Monday.
• Friday is the regular deadline to register for the SAT to be administered Nov. 5. Late registration, with fees, is Oct. 21. For information, go to www.collegeboard.org.
• AES Engineering: Students must submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words in answer to these questions: "What impact will the Natural Disasters of 2010/11 have on the global economy? How should these events affect future political, business and personal decisions?" Amount of award: $500. Deadline is Friday. Submit essay to: email@example.com.
• St. Petersburg Times' Barnes Scholarship for college-bound teens who are high academic achievers, who have overcome significant obstacles in their lives and who have financial need. Each of the four winners is eligible to receive up to $15,000 per year for four years to attend any nationally accredited college or university. Deadline is Oct. 15. Go to www.tampabay.com/company/times-fund/scholarships.
• The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for high school seniors who have made a difference volunteering in their community. Amount: $1,000. Deadline is Nov. 1. Contact: http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit or call toll-free 1-877-525-8491.
Send your school news to Michele Miller, by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax, (813) 909-4611, by regular mail, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. Miller can be reached at (813) 435-7307 or toll free at 1-800-333-7505, ext. 7307.
• Centennial Middle Fall Band Concert, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school.
• Center for the Arts at River Ridge, 11646 Town Center Road, New Port Richey. (727) 774-7380.
• Play 'N' Around Theatre Company presents Bullyproof at 10:30 a.m. and noon Oct. 12. Grades 1 to 6. $4.
• Mitchell High band concert, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
• Ridgewood High band concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 13.
• River Ridge High History Honor Society Talent Showcase, 7 p.m. Oct. 14.
• Fantasy Theatre Factory presents Little Monster Tales at 10:30 a.m. and noon Oct. 18. Grades 2 to 6. $4.
Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel, 30651 Wells Road. (813) 794-8772 or (727) 774-8772.
• Students and adult musicians are invited to join the Wesley Chapel Wind Ensemble. All levels of players are welcome. Rehearsals are from 7 to 9 p.m. each Thursday at Crossroads United Methodist Church, 26211 County Line Road. For information, go to www.wesleychapelwindensemble.com.
• Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown, 10:30 a.m. and noon Oct. 18. $4.
• John Long Middle orchestra concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 24.
• John Long Middle choral concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
• Florida Orchestra youth concert presentation, Gotta Dance, 10:30 a.m. and noon Nov. 2. Join Maestro Stuart Malina, music director and conductor of the internationally acclaimed Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, in a fast-paced exploration of dance featuring the dynamic artistry of 17-year-old violin virtuoso Alexandra Switala. Grades 4-12. $6.