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Media Advisory Roundup Broward County Public Schools Holiday Events and Activities

Monday, December 15, 2014
The following are exciting holiday events and activities taking place in schools across the District this week. Media are invited to cover these events. For additional information or to arrange for coverage, contact the Public Information Office, 754-321-2300.
Winter Showcase  
Perry Middle School; 3400 Wildcat Way, Miramar, FL 33023
When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014; 6 – 8:30 p.m.
The Winter Showcase includes student works in language arts, social studies, science and reading. Student performances will include “Poetic Prodigies" spoken word, dancers and cheerleaders, and the Drama Team’s modern rendition of "A Christmas Carol." The school is collecting unwrapped toys for needy children in the community in partnership with the Miramar Fire Department. For more information, contact Valerie Crawford-Meyer, Literacy Coach, 754-323-5118.
Ribbon Cutting for the Confucius Institute
Cypress Bay High School; 18600 Vista Park Blvd, Weston, FL 33332  
When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014; 4 – 6 p.m.
Cypress Bay High School’s Confucius Classroom Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will include Chinese-themed entertainment and a reception. The Confucius Institute brings Chinese traditions, customs and the Mandarin language to students. For more information, contact Bob McKinney, Director of the Confucius Institute, 754-321-2119.
The Plantation Zone Holiday Showcase
Plantation High School; 6901 NW 16th St, Plantation, FL 33313
When: Wednesday, December 17, 2014; 6 – 8 p.m.

The second annual Holiday Zone Showcase is hosted by Plantation High School, Plantation Middle School, and Central Park, Peters, Sawgrass and Mirror Lake elementary schools. During the Holiday Zone Showcase choral and band performances from all the zone schools will perform, and Plantation High School’s International Baccalaureate students will display their art work. For more information, contact Principal Alona DiPaolo, 754-322-1850.
Mobile Food Pantry Market Place
Orange Brook Elementary School; 715 South 46th Avenue, Hollywood, FL 33021
When: Thursday, December 18, 2014; 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Just in time for the holiday season, Orange Brook Elementary, in partnership with the Mobile Food Pantry, will distribute fresh fruits and vegetables and non-perishable foods to families in the community. For more information, contact Principal Zaida Prendes, 754-323-6756.
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