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School roundup

By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published February 10, 2002

ADAMS MIDDLE: Birthday notices can be placed on the marquee for $10. Order forms are available at the office. Birthdays are posted first come, first served. For information, call 975-7665.

BAY CREST ELEMENTARY: The PTA will hold a pizza dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school cafeteria, 4925 Webb Road. Pizza is $1 per slice. For information, call 872-5382.

The school is seeking a local or national company that would like to become the school's business partner. For information, call Jackie Scaglione or Darlene Choe at 872-5382.

BELLAMY ELEMENTARY: The School Advisory Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the media center, 9720 Wilsky Blvd. Guest speaker Brenda Kearse of the school district's development office will discuss "Effective Group Interactions." For information, call 872-5387. The PTA Family Dinner Night will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the school cafeteria. Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q will cater the event. Cost is $7 per person. Reservation deadline is Thursday. For information or reservations, call 872-5387.

BENITO MIDDLE: Conference night will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the school, 10101 Cross Creek Blvd. Teachers will also be available for conferences at the University Area Community Center for parents of satellite students. Please contact your child's teacher to schedule a conference time. For information, call 631-4694.

CANNELLA ELEMENTARY: The PTA will hold a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kash 'N Karry at Gunn Highway and Casey Road. The event will include game booths, moonwalk and food. For information, call 975-6941.

CHAMBERLAIN HIGH: Conference night is scheduled for Thursday at the school, 9401 N Boulevard. For information, call 975-7677.

DAVIDSEN MIDDLE: Conference night will be Tuesday at the school, 10501 Montague St. For information, call 558-5300.

DICKENSON ELEMENTARY: The School Advisory Council is scheduled to meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursdayin Room 300 at the school, 4720 Kelly Road. For information, call 873-4732.

GAITHER HIGH: Conference night will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21 at the school, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway. The school's talent show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in the auditorium. For information, call 975-7340.

HILL MIDDLE: Students are invited to the school's Valentine's Day Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the gym, 5200 Ehrlich Road. For information, call 975-7325.

HUNTER'S GREEN ELEMENTARY: The school's fourth annual auction will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday at Heritage Isles Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive. The Valentine's Day-themed event will include a dinner buffet, live and silent auctions, prizes and cash bar. Tickets are $20 per person. Proceeds will be used to purchase covers for the school's basketball court. For information or reservations, call 973-7394.

JEFFERSON HIGH: Conference night will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 4401 Cypress St. For information, call 872-5241.

MANISCALCO ELEMENTARY: The PTA will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 939 Debuel Road. The program will feature a performance by Dazzling Magic. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 949-0337.

MCKITRICK ELEMENTARY: Classroom pictures will be taken Thursday. The PTA will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 in the school cafeteria, 5503 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. A reading workshop for parents will follow. For information, call 558-5427.

MORGAN WOODS ELEMENTARY: The school's "Phew, the FCAT's Over" skating party will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Skateworld, 7510 Paula Drive. Tickets are $2.50 until Monday, $3 at the door. A cookie cake party will be awarded to the class that sells the most tickets. Conference night is scheduled from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at the school, 7001 Armand Drive. Birthday notices can be posted on the school's marquee for $15. Proceeds will benefit the school's technology program. For information, call 872-5369.

SCHWARZKOPF ELEMENTARY: Family Fun Night will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Chick-Fil-A, 15801 N Dale Mabry Highway. Twenty percent of purchases will be donated to the school. The PTA will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the school cafeteria, 18333 Calusa Trace Blvd. Reflections art work will be displayed and awards will be presented. For information, call 975-6945.

SICKLES HIGH: Conference night will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 7950 Gunn Highway. The Honor Grad Breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Friday in the school cafeteria. For information, call 631-4742. Birthday notices can be posted on the marquee for $20. Proceeds will help fund student scholarships and teacher grants. For information, call Rhonda at 920-2459.

TAMPA PALMS ELEMENTARY: Classroom pictures will be taken on Thursday. For information, call 975-7390. The PTA will hold its spring fundraiser from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 2 at the New Tampa Family YMCA, 16221 Compton Drive. The event will include dinner, bingo, silent auction and prizes. Proceeds will be used to purchase a keyboard system for students. Cost is $100 per family; tickets will be limited to 200. For information, call 975-7390.

WALKER MIDDLE: The School Advisory Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday in the school media center, 8282 N Mobley Road. For information, call 631-4726.

PTA TO CELEBRATE FOUNDING: The Hillsborough County Council of the PTA-PTSA will honor the founding of the National PTA at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Forest Hills United Methodist Church, 904 W Linebaugh Ave. The meeting will include the announcement of nominees for the 2002-2003 PTA election. For information, call Linda Applegate at 627-0212.

BECOME A YOUTH STORYTELLER: Students from kindergarten though 12th grade are invited to participate in the 22nd annual Tampa-Hillsborough County Storytelling Festival. The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 13 at Hillsborough High School, 5000 Central Ave. It will include youth and adult storytellers, a storybook character parade, book fair, puppet shows and workshops. Registration deadline is March 4. For information, call 931-2106.

ESE TRAINING PROGRAMS: The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System and the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities will offer a series of training programs for parents, teachers and other professionals involved with exceptional student education. The second program, "Teaming For Success," will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28 in Room 206 of Chamberlain High School, 9401 N Boulevard. For information or registration, call Christina Munoz at 974-2297.

ESSAY CONTEST: The GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman's Club is holding its third annual essay-writing contest. Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders living in the New Tampa area may submit an essay using the topic "Of All the Freedoms Enjoyed by Living in America, This Is the Most Important to Me, and Why." Essays must be limited to 1,000 words. Entries must include name, address, telephone number, name of school or home school, age and grade. Mail to: Diane Rossi, NTJWC Education Dept., 15702 Richboro Court, Tampa, FL 33647. Essays must be postmarked by Feb. 22. The winner will receive a $200 savings bond, second place a $100 savings bond, and third place a $50 savings bond. Winners will be notified in March. For information, call Rossi at 632-8635.

ACT: The ACT will be administered April 6 at the University of South Florida and Hillsborough, Chamberlain, Gaither, Jefferson and Sickles high schools. Registration deadline is March 1. Cost is $24. Late registration is an additional $15. Students may register online at www.act.org. For information, call (319) 337-1270.

SAT: The SAT will be administered May 4 at Gaither, Hillsborough, King and Sickles high schools. Registration deadline is March 29. Cost is $25. Late registration is an additional $25. Students may register online at www.collegeboard.com. For information, call (609) 771-7600.

- Please send news of your school's upcoming meetings and events to Schools Roundup, the St. Petersburg Times, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, or fax information to (813) 269-5310. Deadline for items to appear Sunday is the prior Thursday.

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