1. The Education Gradebook

North Tampa school notes for Jan. 31 and beyond

New Tampa SongFest at Fairgrounds: Choruses from several elementary schools and the Tampa Bay Children's Chorus will perform at the ninth annual New Tampa SongFest at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center, 4802 U.S. 301 N.

About 500 singers will perform including students from Chiles, Clark, Heritage, Hunter's Green, Pride, Tampa Palms and Turner elementary schools.

For more information, contact Jennifer LeBlanc, a Chiles Elementary music teacher, at (813) 558-5422.

Run for the Manatees at Lake Park: The Lake Magdalene Elementary Dads' Club and Lowry Park Zoo will host the first Run for the Manatees Saturday at Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway.

Proceeds benefit Lake Magdalene Elementary and the Lowry Park Zoo manatee hospital. The 5K race and 1 mile "Fun Run/Walk" begin at 8 a.m.

For more information and to register, visit or (813) 936-8700.

Independent Day School to host admissions open house: The Corbett Campus hosts an admissions open house at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 8.

The event consists of an overview of the school, campus tour, and light breakfast. It's at 12015 Orange Grove Drive.

For more information or to place a reservation, contact Jennifer Morrow, admissions director, at or (813) 961-3087.

District preps for kindergarten roundup: Hillsborough County Public Schools will hold a Kindergarten Round Up from Feb. 13-24 for the 2012-13 school year. Parents should attend the Round Up event scheduled for their child's assigned school. The event is designed to help families get acquainted with the campus. Parents are encouraged to bring birth date, health and home address documentation to register their children. Those unable to attend are encouraged to enroll their children by the end of June.

For parents who wish to send their children to schools outside of their neighborhoods through the Hillsborough Choice program, the application period for elementary schools closes Feb. 29. Hillsborough Choice applications are available online for download at For a detailed list of Kindergarten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, parents should visit the district website at and see the "Kindergarten Round Up" section.