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School notes: from bilingual books to electric-car racing

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Spanish, bilingual books available for checkout

Alexander Elementary School and Hillsborough County public schools launched the Dual Language Family Center at the school, 5602 N Lois Ave., last month.

Families can check out fiction and nonfiction Spanish and bilingual books at the center. For more information, call Melissa Morgado at (813) 272-4835.


Parents of Tampa Prep juniors can get info

Tampa Preparatory School will hold an informational meeting for parents of juniors planning to attend a college or university.

The event is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 727 W Cass St., Room 3015.

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Electric cars to race at USF on Feb. 14

Do you want to find out what electrathons are all about? Visit the University of South Florida College of Engineering Electrathon on Feb. 14.

The event will feature about 20 students from the electric car clubs of Middleton, King, Brandon and Tampa Bay Technical high schools racing the electric cars they built at the beginning of the school year.

An electrathon features vehicles like go-carts powered by an electric motor and batteries.

The track opens at 8 a.m., the first race starts at 10 and the second race is at 2 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony in the USF College of Engineering parking lot, 4202 E Fowler Ave.

For more information, contact Ken Fiallos at (813) 272-4703 or visit

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Calling all alumni of B.T. Washington

B.T. Washington Elementary School, 1407 Estelle St., will host an alumni day at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 20.

The event will feature entertainment and refreshments. All interested alumni should contact Kenya Jones or Olivia Brown Andrew at (813) 233-3720.

School notes: from bilingual books to electric-car racing 02/05/09 [Last modified: Thursday, February 5, 2009 3:30am]
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