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42 x March 16 - April 5, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com n Lake Whitney Elementary Nik Sirois of Lake Whitney Elementary participated in the school’s efforts in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart fundraiser. Nik raised $1,050. LWES raised a total of $10,728.67. Jump Rope For Heart is a fun event where individuals or teams can jump rope and learn about the heart and how to keep it healthy while raising money for the American Heart Association. SCHOOL NEWS compiled by Lauren Salinero n Whispering Oak Elementary Heather Ruhle’s kindergartners at Whispering Oak Elementary participated in Jump Rope For Heart to benefit the American Heart Association. Jump Rope For Heart is a fun event where individuals or teams jump rope and learn about the heart and how to keep it healthy while raising money for the American Heart Association. Funds go to help children with heart disease, as well as toward discovering new medicines and treatments. Lake Whitney Elementary student Nik Sirois (front) raises money for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope For Heart, as nurse Beverly Childs (far left) and Eileen Harvey’s first-grade class looks on. (L. to r.) Lauren Dotson, Ben Treadway and Hudson Allen of Whispering Oak Elementary help to raise money for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope For Heart. 26 TH ANNUAL IN Best Mom Southwest CONTEST. Sponsored by: (Please Print) We want to know why your Mom is the Best in Southwest! The Southwest Orlando Bulletin is proud to announce its 26 TH ANNUAL BEST MOM IN SOUTHWEST CONTEST. Winning mothers receive amazing prizes! Age divisions: 9 and younger, 10 & 11, and 12 to adult. One overall winner will be selected, with first-place winners also being named from each age group. Entries must be 250 words or less. DEADLINE: APRIL 12, 2017 Entries will not be returned. This is not a writing contest. Entries may be edited for length, grammar, punctuation and/or content. Mail entries to: Best Mom Contest, Southwest Orlando Bulletin, P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786; or email lauren@kearneypublishing.com. For more information, call 407-351-1573. Name: _________________________________________ Age: _________________________________________ School/Teacher's Name:__________________________________________ Teacher's Email or Phone Number __________________________________________ Home Address: ___________________________________ ______________________________________________ Neighborhood: ____________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________ Email Address: ____________________________________ Mom’s Name: _____________________________________ Why is your mom the best? (Attach additional sheets if necessary) ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________ All information on this form must be included for entry to be considered. *To be eligible to win, you and your mother must reside in Southwest Orlando.

n Westbrooke Elementary www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x March 16 - April 5, 2017 x 43 “During school they have art and music, and our field trip was so much fun.” Lower School K4-6th Thursday, March 30 8:15am-9:45am Middle & Upper School Thursday, April 6 8:30am-10:00am Westbrooke Elementary first-graders attend Shrek the Musical at West Orange High. Westbooke Elementary parents and teachers escorted the first-graders on their first field trip. The children went to West Orange High to see the Warriors’ production of Shrek the Musical. “As a parent, I love having my child at a school that embraces the arts,” Brooke Axtell said. n Bridgewater Middle On Valentine’s Day, volunteers from Bridgewater Middle’s Parent Teacher Student Organization surprised 230 student members with sweet treats. Each of the kids were able to choose two candies as a PTSO membership Bridgewater Middle Parent Teacher Student Organization parental volunteers (l. to r.) Teri Murray, Holly Vichi, Nesha Zeigler, Bonnie Dooley and Cynthia Royal hand out sweets to student members of the organization on Valentine’s Day. CONTINUED ON PAGE 44