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The community newsletter that brings us together! • I, II, III & IV Volume 3, Issue 9 • April, 2013
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JONATHAN W. PHILLIPS, M.D. Family and Sports Medicine
Meadow Pointe residents, Spring has sprung! Now is the time to get outside in the sunshine and enjoy all that our area has to offer! Whether it’s going to a local Saturday fresh market to shop for veggies and crafts, or a family picnic in the park, or even that first trip to the beach for a long walk along the shore, take advantage of the first warm days of spring!
Florida Hospital Physician Care is proud to welcome Dr. Jonathan W. Phillips. Dr. Phillips is a board-certified family medicine physician with a Certification of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine.
There are many interesting events for families this time of year. One event is the Summer Splash on April 6th at the Glazer Children’s Museum, a fun-filled day for families to learn about summer camps around the Tampa Bay area. There will be games, activities, prizes and live entertainment.
SPECIALTIES Preventative Care Immunizations School and Sports Physicals Sport injury prevention and treatment Concussion diagnosis and treatment Exercise prescription, strength training and conditioning f Special Populations (elderly, disabled, youth, etc.) f f f f f f
There’s also the 5th Annual Ride for Hospice, sponsored by the Pasco County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse, it’s a family friendly event that brings together horse lovers for two days to raise funds for Gulfside Regional Hospice. There will be camping,
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live music, trail rides, wagon rides, a petting zoo, a nature walk and more. Saturday and Sunday, April 13th and 14th. Go to http://rideforhospice.net for more information. USF celebrates going green and sustainability this month with their Earth Day festivities on April 20th, 10 am - 4 pm. The theme this year is Fresh Food Revolution. It’s a wonderful opportunity to teach our young people about the importance of supporting local farmers and vendors. There will be a farmer’s market, drum circle, educational demonstrations and children’s activities. Whatever you find to do this month, be thankful that we live in a beautiful area of the country and that we can get outside and enjoy it! We welcome photos you take of your family events this month. Please send them in and you might be featured on an upcoming cover! Happy springtime!
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MEAD W POINTE I INFO Meadow Pointe Clubhouse
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28245 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 P: (813) 973-1671 F: (813) 973-7268 firstname.lastname@example.org www.meadowpointecdd.com
Office Hours: (M-F) 8 am - 5 pm Operations Manager: Keith Fisk Clubhouse Hours: Everyday from 8am - 9:30pm Pool hours: 10am - Dusk
MP CDD Supervisors
Chair: Dennis Smith- 994-9832 email@example.com Treasurer: Lutfi Jadallah - 991-7511 firstname.lastname@example.org Vice Chair: Pat Asklar - 973-7943 email@example.com Assistant Secretary: Kelly Rodriguez- 991-7955 firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Secretary: Dawn Khalil - 991-4575 email@example.com
We hope you enjoyed the Community Fair held March 30th! Many thanks go to our Community Council led by Dennis Costa. MP1 is very fortunate to have so many dedicated residents ready and willing to help out with these events. Watch our website, www.meadowpointecdd.com for pictures to be posted.
Good luck Steve! We congratulate Steven Holt on accepting a position with the Pasco County Fire Department. After six years with MP1, Steve’s last day was March 7th. During this time, we watched him grow and mature into a responsible young adult and we wish him well in the future.
Meetings are 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. All are welcome!
MP1 Community Council (MP1CC) The community council is a group of volunteers that work to make our community a better place to live. If you are interested in getting involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. We look forward to hearing from you.
Current Village reps are:
Arbors . . . . . . . . Dennis Costa Broadlands . . . . Nancy Deacon Murray Grasslands . . . . . Susan Walsh-Boyle Hammocks . . . . Erick Egeland Meadowlands . . Diane Hemphill Parkland . . . . . . Carlotta Bernard Pinedale . . . . . . . Chris Elam Savannahs . . . . . Carmen Vargas Springs . . . . . . . . . Mike Rosche Summerbrooke . Mike Smith Woodlands . . . . Jeanne Curtin MEADOW Pointe NEWS
Get Ready for Spring Cleaning! The Meadow Pointe CDD Community Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, April 6th from 8 – 2. It’s a great time to clean out those dusty old closets, and organize your garage! Residents in all eleven (11) villages are invited to participate at no cost. Remember one person’s trash can become another’s treasure! Goodwill will have a truck located at MP1 for any unsold treasures you’d like to donate! April 2013
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GOT BOOKS? Gently used book share and exchange. Located in the activities room behind the Meadow Pointe 1 office. For more information, call Pat at 973-7943 or email@example.com.
Hearing Impaired Assistance Meadow Pointe 1 has teamed up with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc. to have space at our clubhouse to meet with people who may need special phones. Contact Jane Swanson at 727-853-1010 to make an appointment! This is a FREE service.
Masters of Fine Art of Wesley Chapel Wednesdays from 10-2 at MP1 Clubhouse for experienced artists. Contact Bob Jasper for more information, 973-4734.
Racquetball Challenge MP1 has a Racquetball Challenge from 6 p.m. to closing Thursdays for experienced players. A great way to find a racquetball partner, or meet others at your level. Contact the Fitness Center for more information.
As you have probably noticed, construction is well underway on our new building! We are looking at an early June completion date if all goes as planned. This building will house the CDD office, a lounge, as well as the fitness center. The current fitness center room will be used for several fitness classes, or meetings.
If you are making any changes to the exterior of your house (including new windows, roofing, painting), please be sure to fill out an Architectural Review Application which can be found on our website, or at the CDD office.
Please be courteous and do not leave cardboard or other paper items outside the recycle bin. Boxes should be broken down and folded so to fit more items in the bins. We are working to have the recycling picked up more often, but in the meantime, if your items do not fit in the box, you can try Sand Pine Elementary’s recycling bin, or come back when the dumpster is emptied.
Goodwill and MP1 Trash Dumpsters
We are still having an issue with residents leaving their appliances next to the Goodwill and trash bins at the clubhouse. Did you know you can have major appliances picked up for free? If a resident has a major appliance, working or nonworking, they should call 727-439-1905 and mention Goodwill. Pickup days are normally on Sundays. Items that they will not take are TV’s and microwaves.
New Activities at MP1
Swim Kids Swimkids USA will have swim classes at Clubhouse I (June 1 - August 31). Call Alan at 991-6258 or register at www.swimkidsusa.com.
Tennis lessons at MP 1 Coach Bill Arfsten USPTA trains all levels of players. Call 469-2267 for more information on private and group lessons.
To the Pointe Dance Classes Ballet, jazz, and hip hop dance lessons are available at the MP1 fitness center Mondays between 4:30 and 7pm. Classes are $30/ month. Contact Chrissy at 679-0395, or email ToThePointeDanceCentre@yahoo.com for more information.
Zumba Wednesdays 7:30-8:30 pm and Thursdays 9:30-10:30 am. Contact Maguie 438-2620.
Safety Swim School
Fridays, June 14th - August 9th from 9:30am-4:00pm. Call 800305-1050 for more information.
Encore Basketball Clinic Sundays from 2 - 4pm on Court 2 starting March 24. For more information or to register, visit www.quickscores.com/encore. April 2013
Free Ballroom Dancing Lessons: In the Clubhouse 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6-8pm. Contact Greg Larracas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 813391-9570.
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Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce presented a “Welcome to the Neighborhood” to the Small Business Development Center office
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MEAD W POINTE II INFO Meadow Pointe II Clubhouse 30051 County Line Road Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 P: (813) 991-5016. F: (813) 991-6169 www.meadowpointe2cdd.org
Council esident R & D II CD e t n oi wP o d Mea
Office Hours: Daily 8am-10pm Fitness Center: (M-F) 5am-9:45pm; (S-S) 8am-9:45pm Pool Hours: (Thurs-Tues)10am-Dusk (Wed-12pm-Dusk)
MPII CDD Supervisors Chair: Mike Cline email@example.com Vice Chair: Brian Shahin firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Secretary: Glen Aleo email@example.com Assistant Treasurer: Renee Glassman firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Secretary: Jim Bovis email@example.com Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. All are welcome!
MPII Resident Council The resident council is a group of volunteers that work to make our community a better place to live. The following residents represented their respective village at the March Resident Meeting:
Saturday May 18th, 10am–2pm Meadow Pointe 2 Clubhouse. County Line Road, Wesley Chapel, FL.
ALL ARE WELCOME! Come join your Meadow Pointe 1,2,3 & 4 neighbors and the surrounding area for the Grand Re-opening of our newly renovated pool and clubhouse. Watch the newsletter for more details…
Anyone interested in having a booth at the open house, contact Sheila at the clubhouse or Diana Cline at 813 994-8555.
Charlesworth . . . Monica Williams Deer Run . . . . . . Loretta and Steve Novotny Iverson . . . . . . . . Anita Ford Lettingwell . . . . Bill and Joanna Rainey, and Fran Jargowsky Longleaf . . . . . . Marilyn Howell and Arlene Formanski Manor Isle . . . . . Connie Kiefer Morningside . . . Maria Garcia and Judy Bastedo Sedgwick . . . . . . Pauline Workman Tullamore . . . . . Mary Spe-oni Wrencrest . . . . . Valerie Mainguy and Terri Diaz
Representatives are needed for the following villages:, Colehaven, Covina Key, Glenham, Vermillion and Wellington.
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e r ’ e W e n i l On Meadow Pointe II is active online! Like us on Facebook Meadow Pointe II Community Development District, follow us on Twitter @mpiicdd, and check our website www.meadowpointe2cdd.org. These are all great ways to stay informed and stay involved with your community and your neighbors! April 2013
MEAD W POINTE II INFO MPII Clubs
Clubhouse Staff Members Receive Award
Brownie/Daisy/Girl Scout Troops
The clubhouse staff at Meadow Pointe II always strives to be helpful. Recently, two members of the clubhouse staff were recognized by the Pasco County Sheriff’s department for going above and beyond.
Several Troops meet at MPII. Contact your local troop for meeting dates and times.
Dance Connection Couples and singles
welcome, learn Foxtrot, Waltz, and East coast swing, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 pm - 8 pm. For more info contact John Glandon at 813-929-7652.
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Adult and Children dance classes. For more info, contact Cheryl Morris at 813 973-2018.
Book Club Contact Joan Abrams at 813907-8329 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Boot Camp MPII clubhouse is now offering
fitness classes provided by Simply B. This program is designed for all ages and fitness levels. Check them out at www.simplybhealthy. com. Briana Michel is their founder & instructor; you can reach her directly at 727-238-5310.
Mah Jongg Experienced players preferred.
Group meets most Fridays from 1 - 4:30 pm. Contact Dolly at 994-9035 for more info.
Men’s Club Meets Friday nights at 6 pm for cards. For more info, call the clubhouse at 813991-5016.
Individual and group piano/keyboard classes. Join us for a great, fun way to learn the keyboard! For more info, call Anya @ 813-417-3976.
Club Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6:30pm. Anyone interested in learning the game come join us! Email Renee at: email@example.com.
Tampa Bay Newcomers A group for
all women in MP II whether they are new to the area or established. Meet every Wednesday to play Mah Jongg from 12:30 pm - 4 pm. If Mah Jongg is not for you, they also host many other activities including luncheons, outings, bowling, book club, card games and much more. For more info contact Contact Judy at 345-8824.
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pm - 8:30 pm and Wednesdays from 9:30 am10:30 am. Zumba for Kids meet Saturdays from 10:45 am - 11:30 am. www.zumbaonwheels. com or call Maggie at 438-2620
Womens Club Meets the last friday of every month for board games. Contact Marilyn at 813-929-3812. Youmovegirl.com
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Last April, Otis Wathington and Cheryl Farina were working at the clubhouse office for the evening. Sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Smith stopped by to check in with the clubhouse staff and to bring by a photo of a missing girl that had possibly been spotted in the area. Later that evening, Cheryl noticed a girl in the clubhouse that looked like the missing girl in the photo. She asked Otis if he thought she was the girl from the picture. As any of you who’ve spent time at the Clubhouse facilities in the evening can attest, Otis gets to know as many residents as possible. He realized Cheryl was right, and Otis also recalled she had been spending a lot of time lately near the clubhouse. Cheryl called Deputy Smith, who came quickly to the clubhouse. Deputy Smith was able to resolve the situation and ultimately get the young lady reunited with her family out of state. It’s a story with a happy ending and a lot of credit to go around. Otis and Cheryl both recall Deputy Smith (now a Detective specializing in missing persons cases) as being very involved in the Meadow Pointe community. The Sheriff’s Office gives a lot of the credit to Otis and Cheryl, honoring them both with Citizen’s Service Awards that included plaques for their assistance. “You always have to do what you can to help people,” Otis said humbly about the incident.
The Supervisors also approved a contract to install two Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pool lifts. Federal law mandates that any public pool over three hundred linear wall feet must have two lifts. The chairlifts will be battery operated and be available anytime the pool is open. They will be closely monitored for use by individuals with special needs. Other ADA compliant requirements are being made around the clubhouse to insure we meet rederal regulations and to make the facilities accessible to all of our residents. After a yearlong debate and months of work, the MPII Employee’s Manual was completed. This is a relief to all of the Supervisors and something owed to our faithful employees. Thanks to our CDD District Attorney Andy Cohen and Attorney Kim Walker for all their hard work in coordinating the completion of this much needed document. In the very near future we will be holding public hearings on the MPII Policies and Procedures which is another document that needs to be in place. - Glen Aleo MPII Supervisor
Mansfield Update The Meadow Pointe II CDD received a copy of a letter that was sent to the Chief Assistant County Attorney from the City of Tampa. “After ongoing discussions between the parties, the City and the Developer may be revisiting the existing zoning and the terms of the agreement given the change or conditions and the needs within the New Tampa area. So at this time, neither the City nor the Developer is in a position to be responsive to the Pasco Requirements, as outlined”.
Email discussions with The Chief Assistant - Earle McDonald MPII Staff County Attorney and county Engineers have indicated there are no plans to move forward Supervisor’s Update at this time with the opening of Mansfield and Kinnan. Does this mean that it’s a DEAD ISSUE? Many different issues were discussed At the March The answer is a resounding NO! 6th CDD Supervisor’s meeting. Most importantly, steps were taken to get the community pool re-opened. The Supervisors hired Finley Pools to fix the filtration system which includes adding new acid and chlorine tanks, an OPM Computer system with probes to constantly monitor the pool, new acid lines and chlorine pump. Finley will also install 40 new filter grids as recommended by an independent engineering company and recirculation valves to the filter grid. Finley will service your community pool 5 days a week, making sure that everything is operating as required. Their service includes vacuuming the pool, maintaining chemical levels and cleaning the pool. April 2013
Thanks to everyone who has been voicing their opinion on the issue, both pro and con. Keep the emails coming. Your input to your community is important to all of us. - Mike Cline MPII Supervisor
Help Wanted We are currently accepting applications for Lifeguards. Up to date first aid and Lifeguard certification is required. Please come to the Clubhouse and fill out an application. MEADOW Pointe NEWS
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Who Can Register? Boys U11-U19 and Girls Middle School and High School.
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April 1st, 2013 6:30-8:30 for Boys U9, U11, U13, Girls Middle School. April 2nd, 2013 6:30-8:30 for Boys U15, U17, Girls High School.
How Can I Register? Online at www.tampatribe.org OR April 1st- 2nd, 2013 ( Stadium Field, Wesley Chapel District Park) 6:30 8:30 PM.
What Is The Cost? $825 - Full season (no half seasons) paid in full at registration (cash or check.)
Can I Make Payments? Online payment option only April 1st-3rd, allows 4 payments of $206.25 Applied to your credit card.
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Grow Financial Hosted Groundbreaking for New Wesley Chapel Branch Wesley Chapel Branch will be the 21st branch to open in Florida. Grow Financial, one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, February 28th for their 21stbranch. The new branch will be located at 2579 Bruce B Downs Blvd. and will open in the latter part of 2013.
During the ceremony, Bob Fisher, President and CEO of Grow Financial, presented remarks on the new branch, and was accompanied by other Grow Financial senior executives. Members of the Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce were also in attendance and able to view a rendering of what the completed branch will look like.
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BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Chairman: Michael Hall Vice Chairman: John Johnson Assistant Secretary: Paul Carlucci Assistant Secretary: William Galetta Assistant Secretary: Glenn Johnston Board of Supervisors public meeting held second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM in the Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse.
April 20th will be our semi-annual garage sale 8am to 2pm.
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Management Team District Manager: Scott Brizendine HOA Rizzetta Representative Bernadette Butterworth Rizzetta & Company, Inc. 5844 Old Pasco Road Ste. 100 Wesley Chapel, FL 33544 Phone: 813-994-1001 Fax: 813-994-2100
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MPIII Clubhouse Info 1500 Meadow Pointe Blvd Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Phone: 813-383-6676 Fax: 813-386-6676 Clubhouse Manager-Dan Richardson E-Mail: email@example.com Hours: 9am-9pm
Office Hours Monday - Sunday 9am - 9pm Fitness Center: Mon - Sun 9am - 9pm Pool Hours Mon. - Sun. 9am – Dusk.
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Tennis Lessons, Clinics & Leagues Please call The Tennis Connection, Dave Friedman at 949-9195. Tennis Connection, will have “Summer Tennis Camps” at Meadow Pointe starting in June. April 2013
Rules Pool Hours 9am to Dusk No Lifeguard on duty, swim at your own risk Children under the age of 14 MUST have adult supervision Smoking is PROHIBITED No food, drink or glass near or around the pool No Diving No running on pool deck Animals are PROHIBITED in or on deck No loud music- please use headphones Must wear proper swim attire Shower before entering pool Pool will close with inclement weather or lightning Maximum pool capacity - 180 Page 21
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Mahjong Ladies play Mahjong at MPIII Clubhouse every Wednesday 12 noon - 3 pm. Come and meet new friends.
Announcements If a resident would like to make an announcement in the MPIII Section, a birthday, anniversary, wedding or engagement please contact the Clubhouse at 813-383-6676.
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Because street storm drains carry rain into our pond system, it is vital that these drains remain clear. Mulch, sticks and other things may wash into the street during heavy rains and cause the storm drain openings to clog. If clogs are not removed water will back up onto the street surface very quickly and then into yards. Residents need to check storm drains opening and report to clubhouse if there is any type of blockage issue during our rainy season.
Key Fobs at MPIII Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse has gone to an electronic key fob access system. Meadow Pointe III residents will receive two complimentary fobs per household. All MP-1, MP-2 or MP-4 residents may purchase one or two fobs at $10 per key fob. You must bring your key fob to enter the fitness room, pool area, or clubhouse from the pool patio. Everyone is welcome at MPIII.
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Join the Walking Club Meet at Meadow Pointe III Clubhouse every morning at 9 am. We will walk the path along Meadow Pointe Blvd. All are welcome, even strollers, but no dogs please. Walking gives unlimited benefits so come on out and weâ€™ll see you there! For more information contact Susan Johnston 813-767-7071 or email toÂ susan@ walkthewalkhc.com. Page 22
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GFWC Pasco Junior Woman’s Club is spearheading an initiative to decrease child abuse in Pasco County and we need your help. According to the Department of Children & Families in 2011 there were 7,434 reported incidents of abuse in Pasco County. 844 of those children had to be removed from their homes and placed in foster care because their situation was so desperate. You can help. This is your chance to prove that you care about preventing child abuse. Let your Pinwheels fly throughout the month of April in support of Child Abuse Prevention month. For more information contact our project manager: Patricia Murphy at GFWCPascoJuniors@ gmail.com or 813-991-6152.
Saturday April 27th 9am3pm at Crews Lake Park There will be educational booths, crafts for the kids, rain barrel workshops, mercury bounty collection (bring your mercury in exchange for a $5 gift card), electronics collection (bring your household electronics for recycling, 2 TV’s are free, $7 additional per tv), prescription pill take-back program (bring unused/ expired medication for proper disposal), native plant sale, croc encounter show, animal rescue groups. Earth Day will be a fun day in the park for all ages. For more information call Lottie Kelley 727856-2917 X201.
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anny Spence has always loved music. His fondness and natural curiosity, lead him to choose the DJ business as the subject of his senior project at Wiregrass Ranch High School last year. He researched DJ’s, beat matching, the science and “how to” behind DJing. He then presented a powerpoint presentation and performed a live mix for a board of 4 faculty members, providing them all a
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Garden Place A Community Garden In Wesley Chapel
Meadow Pointe IV CDD Info Address: 3902 Meadow Pointe Blvd Wesley Chapel, Fl 33543 Phone: 813-973-3003 Fax: 813-973-3883
Hours of Operation: Sun-Sat.: 9am – 9pm (Clubhouse) Sun-Sat.: 9am – Dusk (Pool and outside amenities) Contact Information: Jeremy T Crawford, Clubhouse Manager
Non-Emergency Sheriff ’s office Phone: 813-929-1204 CDD BOARD Chairman: Sandra Bell Vice Chairman: Arlene Andrews Supervisors: Adam Bell, Joseph Andrews, & Denise Herrera District Manager: Scott Brizendine Location: MPIV Clubhouse Time: April, 9th, 12 pm.
Community Garden: A community garden is a single piece of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens provide fresh produce and plants as well as satisfying labor, neighborhood improvement, sense of community and connection to the environment. (Wikipedia) The concept of Garden Place (meaning garden and meeting place) is to create a beautiful and interactive community garden in our own community. A community garden representing the Wesley Chapel community, housed right here in our very own Meadow Pointe would make for a remarkable point of pride and would be a way to learn and grow together, while giv-
President: Seth Bohannon Treasurer: Ken Kauffman Director: Warren Merkle Director: Vacant Director: Vacant
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For any questions, please contact Jessica List at email@example.com or call 813507-9898. Please join our facebook page: www.facebook.com/#!/groups/gardenplacewesleychapel/ With sincere appreciation, Jessica List, Parkmonte Resident
Community Association Manager: Bernadette Butterworth Location: MPIII Clubhouse Time: April 2nd, 6:30 pm.
ing back to our residents, and exposing our children to working with all that nature has to offer. Realizing the dream of Garden Place will take planning, dedication, collaboration and input from residents. If you have interest, passion, and/or a particular skill, please come attend our next planning meeting. We will need ideas and manpower to get our garden up and running; folks who have construction skills, irrigation knowledge, a truck, please join in too! Meetings will be held every other Saturday and proposed meeting dates for April will be on the 13th and 27th.
Spanish Lessons Classes for children and adults. Thursdays $15/class, paid by the month (a 3 month course), includes notebook. Contact Patricia Rios 813-388-9416 to register. April 2013
American Red Cross swim lessons for children and adults are now available. Private one on one instruction. Free 15 minute introductory lesson. Call Susan at (800) 305-1050 to schedule.
To The Pointe Dance Centre Time: Wednesday 4:30-7:00 Location: MPIV clubhouse Contact: Christine Phone: 813-679-0395 Page 29
MEAD W POINTE IV INFO Bizarre U SA G E G U I D E L I N ES No Life Guard on duty. Swim at own risk. Pool hours are 9am to dusk.
All swimmers are required to shower before entering the pool.
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3rd Don’t go to work unless it’s fun day! 10th Golfers day!
Pool is open everyday unless maintenance or severe weather forces closure and or the Clubhouse is closed.
Use of chaise lounges require a towel to be placed to avoid oil stains on the webbing of the chairs.
13th Scrabble day!
Loud music is prohibited.
17th National cheeseball day!
The pool furniture may not be reserved and is on a first-come basis for usage.
Foul Language in and around the pool will not be tolerated.
22nd Jelly Bean day!
Pool furniture must be kept ten feetfrom the pools edge at all times.
Pool and pool deck will be evacuated when severe weather occurs.
No glass containers and/or glasses may be brought into the pool deck area.
Lightning that is observed will force closure of the pool for thirty minutes after each strike.
All swimmers under the age of 14 years old must be under adult supervision at all times. All swimmers under the age of 5 must have an adult in the pool with them at all times.
The lightning detector when showing electrical activity within 8 miles will force pool closure.
No alcohol beverages are permitted on the pool deck and/or clubhouse premises. No beverages/food may be taken into the pool and must be kept ten feet form the pools edge. No balls, Frisbees or toys are allowed unless they are made with soft material. Flotation devises are allowed provided they are used in a normal and safe manner. Swimming lanes must be kept open when in use by lap swimmers. No running or horseplay is allowed on the deck. No rough housing or splashing is allowed while in the pool.
Severe thunder or heavy rains will also close the pool. No smoking permitted in the pool area. No diving or flipping into the pool No running and jumping into the pool. ALL infants require Swim Diapers and a plastic underwear diaper cover to be in the pool.
Access cards required While visiting clubhouse and outside amenities, all residents are reminded to bring their clubhouse access card or Drivers License. This includes the pool area, fitness room, clubhouse lobby, basketball, tennis and playground areas. Please have it available upon entry into the clubhouse and accessible since we will be doing random checks.
No electronic devises are permitted in the pool.
Notice Please take note, There is no fishing permitted in any of the District ponds located within MPIV. Please notify the clubhouse immediately if you witness anyone fishing or trespassing around the ponds on District property.
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Upcoming Events Spring Community Garage Sale April 27th 8AM -2PM There will be a Goodwill truck set up in the parking lot for donations during the garage sale. April 2013
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he sun is hot, the weather is beautiful and it’s “Pool Time” here in Meadow Pointe! It’s time to begin swim lessons and Safety Swim School is pleased to begin their fourth season at Meadow Pointe IV community pool. Based in Meadow Pointe, Safety Swim School offers Private American Red Cross swim classes which are designed to help swimmers of varying ages and abilities develop their water safety, survival and swim skills. Classes are age-appropriate and fun, helping students stay motivated and achieve success with every lesson. As students progress through the various levels, they increase their comfort level in and around the water. Parent and Child Aquatics are geared for children 10 months through 3 years and help parents learn key coaching skills to assist their beginner swimmers. Preschool Aquatics are taught with parents poolside and help children ages 3-5 achieve healthy water safety habits and basic survival swimming skills. Students ages 5 through adult participate in the Learn-To-Swim program, which covers everything from fundamental aquatic skills to stroke development and stroke improvement. Sign up today for your Free 15 minute Introductory Lesson and join the millions of people who choose the American Red Cross for their swimming and water safety training. Call Coach Susan 1-800-305-1050. MEADOW Pointe NEWS
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Double Branch Elementary News & Updates There will be a quiet campus from April 15th to April 26th for FCAT. No volunteers or visitors on campus during this time. The PTA will host an art show and ice cream social on May 2nd at 6:30 pm. The evening will begin with a PTA General Assembly Meeting where the PTA Board for the 2013-2014 school year will be announced. Browse art work from each DBES student and enjoy ice cream. There will also be a community fair showcasing local camps, sports leagues, and educational opportunities for students over the summer months. The Barns and Novels Book Fair will be open in the media center. Thank you to the families and community members who contributed to the walk-a-thon. Because of your support, we are able to purchase a set of iPads and accessories for classroom use. Double Branch Elementary is holding a Kindergarten Orientation Night on Tuesday, April 30th from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. Join us to meet members of the administration, faculty, and PTA. Classroom tours will be given and registration packets distributed. Information will be available about curriculum resources and our summer Kindergarten Rancher Round-up.
Rancher of the Quarter Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as Rancher of the Quarter. The celebration to honor these students was held on March 22nd.
Pre-K: Caleb Brewer Kindergarten: Megan Preston, Aaron Gergely, Caelin Smallwood, Blake Hessemyer, Thalia Velez, Ashlyn Raysor, and Anthony Powell. First Grade: Ryan Torres, Vanessa Thorne, Jason Salatino, Piper Dunne, Alana Folz, Amelia Meyer, Riley Hall, and Carlos Estevez. Second Grade: Nico Stevenson, Emaan Ahmed, Jillian Bradarich, Alexandra Hebert, Taylor Bradsell, Austin Heger, and Olivia Robertson. Third Grade: Colin McBride, Ricardo Reyes, Matthew Ignat, Kahlia Ortiz, Riley McCurdy, Madison Baxter, Giancarlo Rivera, and Wade Thomas. Fourth Grade: Calista Hidalgo, Chaz Diaz, Nickolas Ignat, Abimaelle St. Louis, Finn Ryder, and Loryn Smith.
PTSA has adopted Chasco Middle School. We will be collecting hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, body wash, body spray, deodorant, etc.) through the month of April to donate to the students of this Title 1 school. Your donations are greatly appreciated!
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Congratulations to Reflections Program winner Tara Rosenbaum from JLMS! Tara is a merit winner at the state level in the literature division. Great job! We are currently seeking board members for JLMS PTSA for next school year. It’s a great way to get involved with your child’s school. If you are interested, please contact Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Pictures below are from our Healthy Heart Fair at JLMS on February 2st.
Fifth Grade: Junah Torres, Taylor Douglas, Mackenzie Sholl, Armani Williams, Phoebe Teo, Tajujuan Hill, Andrea Navarro, and Kayla Piper.
Book Drive WRHS PTSA wants your summer reading, classic literature, fiction and non-fiction books. Through the month of April, please bring your books to donate to WRHS Student Services, a book drop off box will be provided. Donate your books today!
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Dr. John Long Middle School PTSA News and Updates Come join us Friday, April 12th from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at JLMS for our 6th Annual Roundup Carnival. This family favorite is the PTSA’s largest event of the school year. Armbands will be sold at the school the week of the carnival for $15 which will cover all the activities. Separate tickets will be sold at the event for games, food, drinks, and gift basket drawings. Hope to see you there! As part of Pasco County PTA Pairs Program (3P Program), the JLMS
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