Monday, June 18, 2018
Education

Pinellas Parent Academy presents tutoring, communication tips

Classes to focus on tutoring, communication

The Parent Academy continues this week with two sessions designed to encourage Pinellas County families to engage with schools. A session entitled "How to Tutor My Child" will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Tarpon Springs Fundamental Elementary, 400 E Harrison St., Tarpon Springs. Thursday's session, "True Colors," will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Cross & Anvil Human Service Center, 1201 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Parents will learn to recognize "communication styles, behaviors and preferences" and use the information to solve conflicts and "bring out the best in others." Call (727) 588-6405 for more information.

This week in tb-two*

A look at teenagers to admire: one who decided to join the Marines and another whose video fashion blog has more than 40,000 subscribers. Then, there's Justin Bieber. If you're not in high school to see the Times' weekly newspaper for students, check out tb-two.com for a list of places to pick up a free copy.

Elementary menus

Students may choose as many different fruits and vegetables as they'd like with their meal.

Monday: Popcorn chicken bowl with biscuit, max sticks with marinara, chef salad, sweet potato fries, salad.

Tuesday: Rib-b-que sandwich, cherry blossom chicken with rice, farmer's salad, steamed peas, veggie dippers.

Wednesday: Dog in dough, macaroni and cheese, yogurt parfait, baked beans, salad.

Thursday: Chili, cheese and chips, corn dog nuggets, veggie double dipper salad, broccoli, veggie dippers.

Friday: Cheesy fish filet sandwich, chicken Caesar salad, green beans, salad.

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UT shines the spotlight on visiting authors

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Pasco summit aims to merge school cultures while making students feel included

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Central’s air rifle team prepares for national competition

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