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By Times Staff Writer
Published January 4, 2006
Canterbury School to host parenting lecture
Clinical psychologist Dr. Patricia J. Shiflett will discuss the role of parents in the social and emotional development of children and adolescents, particularly in regard to promoting success in school and preparing kids for adult life, at The ABC's of Resilience: Parenting in 2006.
The lecture, with question and answer segment, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Dollinger Center of the Canterbury School of Florida, 901 58th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg.
The event is part of the school's Academy at Canterbury series of lectures, workshops and presentations to educate parents and community members on topics affecting the developmental growth of children.
Homeschooling seminar set for Jan. 28
The Pinellas Parent Educators Association, a nonprofit organization that supports homeschooling, will have a homeschooling conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 28 at First Baptist Church of Pinellas Park, 5495 Park Blvd.
Also, a free orientation for new homeschoolers will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.. Topics will include "Navigating the Middle School Years," "Teaching Your Kids to Manage Money," "Teaching Values in a MTV World," and "Money for College: Financial Aid 101."
The conference is for anyone who is homeschooling or is interested in homeschooling and will have speakers, workshops and a curriculum vendor hall.
The cost is $2 per person for PPEA members and $10 per individual or couple for nonmembers. For information or to register, visit the association's Web site at www.ppea-homeschool.com
ACT registration deadline is this week
The deadline to register for the Feb. 11 ACT exam is Friday. The cost is $29, or $43 for students who wish to take the optional writing test. Students are encouraged to find out if their prospective college requires the writing test. Late registrations, postmarked by Jan. 20, will be accepted with an additional $18 fee. Registration materials are available on high school guidance counselor offices, or online at www.actstudent.org
Honor Thy Teacher program seeks donors
The Pinellas Education Foundation is sponsoring the Honor Thy Teacher program, which gives members of the community an opportunity to honor a specific Pinellas County teacher through a charitable gift to the foundation. Teachers will be notified that a donation, for an undisclosed amount, has been made in their honor. Donations will fund classroom grants for county teachers.
For information, call the foundation at 588-4816 or fill out a donation form at www.pinellaseducation.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Donate.Honor_Thy_Teacher
Regular School Board meeting set for Tuesday
The Pinellas County School Board will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the district administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo.
The public is invited to attend. Anyone wishing to speak on either agenda or nonagenda items can do so by filling out a form at or before the meeting. Citizens may speak about any item on the agenda not involving a hearing on employee discipline by registering five minutes before the item is introduced.
The meeting will be televised at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays for two weeks following the meeting date. All broadcasts are shown on WPDS-Ch. 14, which also appears on Knology Ch. 14 and Bright House Networks Ch. 14.
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