Friday, August 10, 2012
The rules underscore the need for students to drink plenty of water and to be immediately pulled from play if they show signs of head injury.
Student athletes in Florida must have unrestricted access to water during workouts. Any student who shows signs of a possible concussion playing school sports must be immediately pulled from the game. These are some of the new rules that the state High School Athletic Association will be enforcing as the fall sports practice season kicks off. The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) reminded schools this week of new standards to safeguard student athletes. Many of the new rules involve ensuring that students stay hydrated in the Florida heat and also are protected from the risks of associated with head injuries. The FHSAA’s director of athletics will conduct a workshop on the new safety requirements at a compliance seminar next…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The following schools will host open house events.
Calusa Elementary: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 for primary grades; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 for intermediate grades. Centennial Elementary: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6. Chasco Elementary: 6 to 6:45 p.m. Sept. 6 or primary grades; 6:45 to 7:30 p.m. for intermediate grades. Cox Elementary: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. Cotee River Elementary: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Cypress Elementary: 5:30 to 6:40 p.m. Aug. 30 for primary grades; 7 to 8 p.m. for intermediate grades. Deer Park Elementary: 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 6 for grades K-3; 7 to 8 p.m. for grades 4-5. Denham Oaks Elementary: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 6. Double Branch Elementary: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13 for primary grades; 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. for intermediate grades. Fox Hollow Elementary: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 6 for …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The supplies were delivered by volunteers and crews from Two Men and a Truck to 80 Pasco schools Tuesday.
It takes a village—and the outpouring of community support for the United Way of Pasco's second annual Stuff the Bus donation drive showed just how committed this village is. The three-day event, hosted at various Walmart and Publix locations throughout the county, brought in more than $135,000 in supplies, gift cards and checks, school district spokeswoman Summer Romagnoli said. "We're thrilled," she said. About 1,400 volunteers, including current and retired teachers, students, parents and community leaders, manned the collection posts and helped organize the supplies for distribution, Romagnoli said. Pasco School Board Chairwoman Joanne Hurley volunteered at a drop off location in Wesley Chapel during the donation drive held Aug. 3- 5…
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
From free immunizations and haircuts to important dates, everything you need to know is right here.
Share your finds with your neighbors on Patch.
Shopping for school supplies can be exhausting. Hunting for those plastic three-pronged folders in specific colors sends me into a tailspin every year. Maybe I should learn my lesson and start planning ahead? In that vein, I'd love to know where you've found the best deals, as well as those hard-to-find items on your child's supply list. Share your finds in the comments. You'll have my gratitude, along with your fellow Land O' Lakes shoppers.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Shots will be offered during secondary back-to-school orientation on Aug. 14.
Parents wondering where to go and how to pay for Tdap vaccinations for their incoming seventh-graders don’t have to worry any longer. The Pasco County Health Department has teamed up with the school district to offer the combined diphtheria, acellular pertussis vaccination, also known as the Tdap, during secondary back-to-school orientations. The shots are being offered at no charge and all parents need to do is accompany their kids to the orientation to ensure they can receive them, according to the school district's website. The vaccine is required by the state for all incoming seventh-grade students. Orientation sessions are all scheduled for Aug. 14, but times can vary by school. Here’s the breakdown for Central Pasco: The Pasco County…
We have the answer to that question and a rundown of other important dates for the 2012-13 school year.
Wondering when Pasco County public school students return to class to kick off the 2012-13 school year? We’ve got you covered! Here’s a look at all the important dates for Land O’ Lakes area schools: Source: Pasco County Schools Editor’s note: Check with individual schools for morning report and afternoon dismissal times.
Shop for back-to-school this weekend and you won’t have to pay sales taxes.
Could your wallet use a little back-to-school spending break? The state of Florida is going to give it to you! This year’s tax-free weekend is coming up Aug. 3-5. During this time period, you can buy clothing and school supply items without having to pay sales taxes. According to the Florida Department of Revenue website, the tax breaks apply to most clothing items that sell for less than $75 and standard school supply items that cost under $15. “The exemption will apply no matter how many items are sold on the same invoice to a customer,” the website says. The break does not apply to books or any clothing or supply items purchased at a theme park, entertainment complex, public lodging business or airport. For a complete list of items that…
Target is giving schools up to $10,000 each in gift cards. All you have to do is vote.
With a click of a button, you can help a Land O' Lakes school earn money for books and supplies. Target will donate up to $10,000 in gift cards to K-12 schools nationwide, up to a total of $2.5 million, as part of its Give with Target on Facebook promotion. You can vote once per week for an eligible school, and each time a school recieves 25 votes, it will earn a $25 gift card. Voting ends on Sept. 8 at 11:59 p.m. To vote, go to the Give with Target on Facebook page and enter the name of the school in the search box. Click, vote and done! And of course you can share with friends to rally even more votes for your school. To see a list of all eligible Land O' Lakes schools, type in "Land O Lakes" in the city search box. Note: leave off the …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Kids in kindergarten through 6th grade can get a free haircut at JCPenney during the month of August.
Here's a budget-friendly freebie you might want to know about. JCPenney is offering free back-to-school haircuts for kids during the month of August. Beginning Aug. 1, kids in kindergarten through 6th grade can walk in, or make an appointment for a free haircut. Walk-in customers will be served on a first come, first serve basis. JCPenney advertising lists a 855-JCP-KIDS as the number to call to make a free appointment in August, "while they last." JCPenney is located at the Shops at Wiregrass, 28151 State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel. To reach the store direct, call 813-907-7266.