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Kids OVERVIEW FOR Saturday, January 20, 2018

Wizards Talk Middle School to Parents

On Friday, Feb. 2, Westchase will celebrate the grandparents of students in Kindergarten through Grade 2 starting at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast in the MPR. Following the breakfast, grandparents will head to their grandchild’s class, where they can enjoy reading a favorite story with the class.

Westchase Soccer Association Registration Feb. 3

The final open registration opportunity for Westchase Soccer Association’s Spring 2018 season will be held on February 3.

Robinson Band Named Junior League of Tampa Grant Recipient

The Robinson High School Band Boosters, a 501(c)3 organization, has been selected as a 2017 grant recipient from the Junior League of Tampa. Founded in 1926, the Junior League of Tampa is a volunteer organization dedicated to impacting the people, families, and communities of Tampa Bay through volunteerism and collaboration with community partners.

Westchase Kindergarten Round Up Jan. 19

Happy New Year Westchase! We have one more week until the kiddos return to school, and I hope you are able to relax and enjoy this downtime with your family. On Friday, Jan. 12, our fourth graders will travel to St. Augustine. They have been learning all about Florida’s history, and they will get a chance to tour the fort and jail and take a trolley ride around the town and Flagler College.

Abbotford Resident Changes Life in Sri Lankan Village

Abbotsford’s Nipuna Weerapperuma at the dedication of the Sri Lankan village well he made possible.

Abbotsford resident Nipuna Weerapperuma has visited family in Sri Lanka every few years since his birth. Yet a chance side trip during one of his visits led to a service project that is helping an entire Sir Lankan village.

MOMS Club Gets in the Holiday Spirit

The Starfish play group enjoyed a holiday pajama party.

It truly was the most wonderful time of the year! The MOMS Club of Westchase stayed festive and bright through the whole month of December.

Troop 46 Celebrates Newest Eagle

Wyatt Howell and David Whitwam pose with the organic grow boxes that were Howell’s Eagle Scout project

BSA Troop 46 congratulates one of their newest Eagle Scouts, Wyatt Howell, for achieving Boy Scouts of America’s highest rank and honor. Wyatt, the son of Elizabeth and Jim Howell, 17-year residents of Bennington, has been in Scouting for nine years.

Raven Band Honors Veterans at Pearl Harbor

For the Alonso High School band, December’s trip to Hawaii was the experience of a lifetime. It was filled with enduring friendship, excellent food, unforgettable vistas and two meaningful performances.

Westchase Colts Win National Championship

On Friday, Dec. 8 the Westchase Colts JV football team brought home the big trophy. The team won the national championship game against Connecticut’s West Haven Seahawks to become the Pop Warner D2 JV National Champions.

MOMs Club: A Supporting Village Found

It takes a village to raise a child. Well I, like many other MOMS Club members, have found my village. This goes out to the moms who are still trying to get involved and figure out if the MOMS Club of Westchase is for them. I have the answer – it 100 percent is.

MOMS Club Kicks Off New Year

MOMS Club members enjoy a LEGO party with BrickSmarts

The MOMS Club of Westchase brought in 2017 with activities for improvement and learning! To help better ourselves, our moms had two workout sessions: one with Burn Body Bootcamp and the other with Camp Gladiator. To help our kids learn and play, we attended a LEGO party hosted by BrickSmarts.

Lowry Taken Over by Pirates

Ahoy, mateys! Lowry Elementary is taking on the high seas with this year’s theme – Yo [vulgarity], Yo [vulgarity]! A Learner’s Life For Me! Teachers jumped in with both feet after reading Dave Burgess’ book, Teach Like A Pirate.

Alonso Marching Band Camp July 24-28

It’s a super short summer and there are a few events on Alonso’s calendar in July. The Alonso Marching Band Camp will be held July 24-28 from 1-8 p.m. at Alonso High School. If you plan on being a member of the AHS Band next year, please contact Mrs. DuBay at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) so she can save a spot!

Alonso Baseball Fundraiser Jan. 2

The Alonso High School Ravens Baseball 2015 Saladino and District Champions will be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser at the Westchase Golf Club on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. The format is a four-person team scramble.

Little League All Stars Win State Title

They fell just short of the ultimate goal – a spot in the Little League World Series. But the Keystone Little League All-Star baseball team captured something unexpected this summer. They won everyone’s heart.

New Westchasers, March 2014

Elise Marie Longnecker

Carmen and Carl Longnecker of The Shires welcomed Elise Marie Longnecker on January 15 at 7:17 p.m. Elise Marie weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches. She was greeted home by big brother, Nathan, 3, and big sister, Anna, 21 months.

New Westchasers, September 2014

Brendan Richard Gorecki

Brie and Mike Gorecki of Stockbridge welcomed Brendan Richard on June 23 at 3:19 p.m. Brendan Richard weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 21.75 inches. He is their first.

New Westchasers, December 2013

Mia Keely Schoenfeld

Alyson and Jeremy Schoenfeld of Stockbridge welcomed Mia Keely on September 16 at 9:19 p.m. Mia Keely weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches. She is their first.

Westchase School Supply Drive for Just Elementary Organized

Sophie Moss and Publix Manager Dan Damron prepare for Moss’ school supply drive.

Life is good, but not for everyone.Imagine getting to school ready to learn, but not being able to because you have nothing to write with and nothing to write on. Now imagine working so hard at school, and then losing all of your homework and projects because you have no binder or folder in which to carry everything.

Pack 46 Holds Sweet Bake Off

The cake bake off challenged the kids to use their imagination. For the event the Pack 46 Cub Scouts had to come up with ideas to fit the Scout, animal, holiday, sports, movie/TV or cupcake categories – and the scouts came through! Their designs also proved that Scout skills extend to the kitchen.

Casino Night Proves a Successful Fund-Raiser

If you missed it, February’s Casino Night to Remember was a blast! The Westchase Elementary Ways and Means Committee would like to thank the families, teachers and staff for their support in a very successful fourth Casino Night to Remember on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Bayanihan Arts and Event Center. The event raised money to enhance computer technology at Westchase Elementary.

New Westchasers, March 2012

Jack Richard Tamulski

Andrea and Dave Digdo of Castleford welcomed Anna Noelle on December 28 at 3:52 a.m. Anna Noelle weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 19 inches. She was welcomed home by big brother Luke, 5, and big sister Grace, 3.