Friday, August 31, 2018

Pasco Schools, Offices to Close for Labor Day

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (August 31, 2018) – All Pasco County public schools and offices, including the PLACE before- and after-school program, will be closed on Monday, September 3, in observance of Labor Day.  Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4.

District Seeks After School Enrichment Employees

Who: After School Enrichment Programs Department

What: Job Fair

When: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, September 17

Where: 7227 Land O Lakes Blvd., Building 2
Land O Lakes

Why: Pasco County Schools has openings across the district in before- and after- school enrichment programs.

How: Positions are available for childcare assistants, senior childcare assistants, assistant site managers, and site managers. Hours and locations vary by school site. Applicants must complete an application on the district website, where they also will find job descriptions and salary schedules. Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications based on their application (education background, working history, etc.) will be selected for interviews for appropriate positions. Offers of employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug/alcohol test and job-specific physical.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

District Implements Healthy Classroom Celebration Guidelines

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (August 29, 2018) – Foods for school celebrations often include unhealthy choices such as cupcakes, candy, cookies and soda. While there is nothing wrong with an occasional treat, unhealthy foods are often the norm rather than the exception.

That has changed in Pasco County Schools, with new requirements that birthday parties and classroom celebration food items meet USDA Smart Snack Standards and be prepared in a commercial kitchen.  The School Board’s Wellness Policy and Procedure 8510  recently was updated to comply with USDA Local School Wellness Policy requirements.

Celebration foods are available to parents to purchase for their child’s class through their school cafeteria.  For more information, go to Pasco Smart Snack Celebrations.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Capture the Students’ Reaction When They See This!

Land O’ Lakes, FL – (August 19, 2018) – When Wiregrass Elementary School students arrive at school Monday morning, they will be surprised to see something new on six staircases.

Principal Steve Williams, Assistant Principal Erin Ipock, her son Pierce, Learning Design Coach Katie Galletta, and Plant Manager Andrea Rodriguez spent their Saturday installing on 12 flights of stairs heat-activated vinyl stairway wraps with themes such as math concepts students need to learn, desired character traits, and classic book titles students are encouraged to read.  Students will see them for the first time Monday when they arrive between 9 a.m. and 9:40 a.m.  School starts at 9:40 a.m.
See photos here.  See students’ reactions at 29732 Wiregrass School Road, in Wesley Chapel.

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Dade City Police Department to Host First Ever Summer Shop with a Cop

Who: Dade City Youth Council, Dade City Police Department, Wal-Mart, and east Pasco students

What: Summer Shop with a Cop

When: 2 p.m., Friday, August 10

Where: Dade City Police Department, 38030 Meridian Ave, Dade City, FL 33525
Wal-Mart, 12650 US-301, Dade City, FL 33525

Why: This new program for 2018 involves partnerships between Wal-Mart, Dade City Youth Council, and Dade City Police Department. This activity will give students an opportunity to build strong relationships with Dade City Youth Council and Dade City Police Department members while shopping for back-to-school clothes.

How: A total of 18 students from Pasco Elementary, R.B. Cox Elementary, and Pasco Middle schools have been identified by their schools to attend this event. The students will meet at the Dade City Police Department to be paired with a Youth Council member and go shopping at Dade City Wal-Mart for back-to-school clothing. Each student will receive $100 of new clothing. For more information, contact Dade City Mayor Camille Hernandez at 352-523-5050.

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