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Schools roundup

By Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times
published October 27, 2002

ADAMS MIDDLE: Birthday announcements can be posted on the school marquee for $10. Order forms are available in the front office. Notices are posted on a first-come basis and run for a week. Call 975-7665.

CITRUS PARK ELEMENTARY: Parents are invited to the school's storybook parade at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

The fall carnival is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday with activity booths, dunk tank, moonwalk, pumpkin-decorating contest, petting zoo and food. Armbands are $9 in advance and $11 at the festival. Individual tickets are 50 cents apiece. Citrus Park Elementary is at 7700 Gunn Highway. For information, call 558-5356.

DAVIDSEN MIDDLE: There will be an informational meeting for parents of eighth-graders Tuesday at the school, 10501 Montague St. Parents are first invited to an Italian dinner served at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. At 7 p.m., they will learn about the Education Career Plan, which will be completed by each student in November and used in the spring for high school planning. Staff from Alonso High School will discuss scholarship opportunities and graduation requirements. Call 558-5300.

FARNELL MIDDLE: Students are invited to the PTSA's costume skating party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Skateworld, 7510 Paula Drive. The student wearing the best costume will win a large pizza and pitcher of soda. Tickets can be purchased for $3.50 on Monday and Tuesday in the cafeteria or for $4 at Skateworld. Call 356-1640.

HILL MIDDLE: Parents of eighth-graders are invited to an information meeting on high school international baccalaureate and magnet school programs offered in Hillsborough County. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the school, 5200 Ehrlich Road. Call 975-7325.

HUNTER'S GREEN ELEMENTARY: Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night is Tuesday. The restaurant at 17513 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. will donate a percentage of sales made from 5 to 8 p.m. by Hunter's Green families to the school. The class with the most participation will receive a catered lunch at school.

The school will hold its All American Hoe-Down fall festival dance and pavilion dedication from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday under the new play court. Advance tickets must be purchased by Wednesday.

Volunteers, sponsors and golfers are needed for an annual PTA golf tournament scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Hunter's Green Country Club, 18101 Longwater Run Drive. Cost is $75 per player, $300 per foursome. Entry deadline is Friday. Call Margueritte at 973-4911.

McKITRICK ELEMENTARY: The School Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the media center, 5503 Lutz-Lake Fern Road. The Citizen of the Month assembly will be at 7:15 a.m. Thursday in the cafeteria. Call 558-5427.

MORT ELEMENTARY: The PTA will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 1806 E Bearss Ave. The meeting will include a fourth-grade performance. Call 975-7373.

NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY: Birthday Books are available for purchase. These books, a way of honoring a child's birthday, will be added to the school's library collection. Each Birthday Book will include a book plate with the student's name, birth date and a dedication. Call Joyce Bennett at 975-7323.

SCHWARZKOPF ELEMENTARY: The PTA will open its pumpkin patch to students Monday and Tuesday. The citizen of the month assembly is at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the multipurpose room, 18333 Calusa Trace Blvd. Call 975-6945.

SICKLES HIGH: Birthday notices can be posted on the marquee for $20 a week. Proceeds fund student scholarships, teacher grants and other programs. Call Rhonda at 920-2459.

WESTCHASE ELEMENTARY: Parents are invited to the school awards assembly next week in the multipurpose room, 9517 W Linebaugh Ave. The grade 2 assembly will be at 8:30 a.m. Monday; the grade 4 assembly will be at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday; and the grade 5 assembly will be at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday. Students in kindergarten and grades 1 and 2 will participate in the school's storybook parade Thursday. Parents are invited to observe. Call 631-4600.

WHARTON HIGH SCHOOL: The school at 20150 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. is seeking volunteers to help with office duties. Volunteers are needed in the Student Affairs Office -- answering telephones, helping with signing in/out and verifying absences; Guidance Office -- answering telephones and scheduling appointments; and the Media Center -- shelving books and assisting with checking in/out books. No experience is needed. Call Cindy at 631-4710, ext. 559.

DEMOCRACY SCHOLARSHIP: High school students are asked to participate in the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Voice of Democracy scholarship competition. Interested students must submit a three- to five-minute audio essay expressing their view of "Freedom's Obligation." The state's first-place winner will win a four-day tour of Washington and a $25,000 scholarship. All state winners will receive at least a $1,000 scholarship. Entry deadline is Friday. Contact your high school or call Lillian Bocock at 996-0445.

YOUTH AUTHORS CELEBRATION: Elementary school kids are invited to participate in USF's Department of Childhood Education annual Suncoast Young Authors Celebration scheduled for April 7. Children in kindergarten through grade 5 will share their writings and illustrations with other young authors and meet adults in the writing profession. Cost of $25 per person includes lunch. Registration deadline is Nov. 13. Call Jennifer at 974-3460.

WRITING CONTEST: The GFWC Lutz-Land O'Lakes Woman's Club invites students in grades 1 through 12 to participate in its annual Youth Writing Contest. Children living in Hillsborough and Pasco counties may enter a short story of 2,000 words or less or a poem of any style between eight and 30 lines. A $50 U.S. savings bond will be awarded to winners of each grade level. Deadline for submission is Nov. 15. Winning entries will be sent to the GFWC Florida Federation of Women's Club state contest. Call 996-4228.

ACT: The ACT will be administered Dec. 14 at the University of South Florida and Alonso, Chamberlain and Gaither high schools. The registration deadline is Nov. 8. Cost is $28. Late registration is an additional $15. Applicants may register at Call (319) 337-1270.

SAT: The SAT will be administered Dec. 7 at the University of South Florida and Chamberlain, Sickles and Wharton high schools. The registration deadline is Friday. Students may register at Cost is $26. Late registration is an additional $16. Call (609) 771-7600.

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