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Pinellas school news: acceptance period, 'parent university,' Summer Bridge, and more

ONE MORE STEP: Acceptance period for special programs is Feb. 3-10

Wednesday is a key date for the more than 11,500 Pinellas County students who applied earlier this month to get into a magnet program, fundamental school or high school career academy. It's the first day they can check to see if they received an invitation to a program. During the acceptance period, which lasts through Feb. 10, families need to log into the district's Student Reservation System. Students may accept one invitation. Those who get an invitation and don't accept it during this time will have their applications voided. Once a program's invitation is accepted, the student's name will be removed from all other lists, including waiting lists, except the Center for Gifted Studies. Families can change their selection before midnight Feb. 10, and they don't need to accept waiting list spots. For more information, visit pcsb.org/choice or call the student assignment office at (727) 588-6210.

'Parent University' program addresses variety of topics

The Pinellas school system will host a free half-day conference Feb. 6 at Countryside High School as part of its Parent University program, which is designed to support the academic life of children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Participants will attend a general session and two workshops with titles that include "Ready. Set. High School! — Understanding the Requirements of High School" and "My Gifted Child Didn't Come with an Owner's Manual." Other topics address helping children with math, reading and science, graduation requirements, state standardized tests, college and career readiness, digital learning and STEM, to name a few. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with the general session starting at 8:30 a.m., followed by workshops. Childcare will be provided to all who preregister for the event. Childcare is limited to children enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade. To register, visit all4schools.org/pinellas/. For more information, call (813) 274-0968.

SPC invites you to view the planets at free event

The St. Petersburg College Planetarium and Observatory is inviting the public in for free telescope viewing on certain dates over the next few days while five planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn and Jupiter — are visible at the same time. The viewings are from 6-7 a.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday. Weather permitting on these dates, the moon will add to the spectacle and Mercury will be more easily visible. The rooftop observatory has a 20-inch reflecting telescope. The observatory is at SPC's Gibbs Campus, 6605 Fifth Ave. N in St. Petersburg. The facility is on the second floor of the Natural Science Building (SC205).

Families can plan now for Summer Bridge programs

Pinellas school officials have announced the dates for this year's Summer Bridge programs. Most of them will take place Monday through Thursday, June 20 to July 14. The district is sharing the dates early to give families time to make plans for the summer. Summer Bridge is designed for students who are not performing on grade level or need additional help to stay on track. The programs provide enrichment activities and intensive instruction to ensure that students are prepared for maximum success when the next school year begins. Registration dates will be announced soon. The latest information can be found on the district's Summer Bridge website, pcsb.org/summerbridge.

Elementary lunches

Monday: Hamburger/cheeseburger on a bun, max snax quesadilla, chef salad, turkey and cheese hoagie, seasoned curly fries, salsa cup, veggie dippers.

Tuesday: Beef dipper lo mein with roll, corn dog, farmer's salad, chicken Caesar wrap, baked beans, romaine side salad.

Wednesday: Popcorn chicken, mac and cheese, fruit and yogurt plate, ham and cheese croissant, steamed broccoli, sliced cucumber.

Thursday: Barbecue pork bowl with roll, grilled cheese sandwich, chicken Caesar salad, Italian sub, tomato soup, salad.

Friday: Pizza, ocean treasure nuggets, chicken popper salad, school favorite sandwich, corn, veggie dippers.

Pinellas school news: acceptance period, 'parent university,' Summer Bridge, and more 01/27/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 4:32pm]
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