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28 x September 6 — 19, 2018 x n Palm Lake Elementary Palm Lake Elementary’s Parent Teacher Association sponsored a Boo Hoo/Yippee Breakfast on the first day of school for Bobcat parents. Among those to welcome new/returning students and families were Principal James Weis and Assistant Principal Victoria Tierney. Palm Lake Elementary Principal James Weis and Assistant Principal Victoria Tierney welcome students and families on the first day of school. n Thornebrooke Elementary Thornebrooke Elementary officials announced that the SCHOOL NEWS The sensory room at Thornebrooke Elementary receives a makeover thanks to a grant from BB&T. compiled by Lauren Salinero sensory room was renovated, and it was well-received by students and parents. The makeover was made possible through a grant from BB&T. With a budget of almost $3,000, 20 employees from the Orlando BB&T branch were able to freshly paint the room and purchase new equipment and sensory toys for the needs of the students. The BB&T Lighthouse Project is an annual companywide community-service effort that brings together thousands of associates to serve as a beacon for their neighbors. n Westbrooke Elementary Westbrooke Elementary welcomed a new principal through its doors for the 2018-19 school year, Alex Reyes. The school held a Meet the Principal event at Peachwave Frozen Yogurt, so parents and students could get to know Principal Reyes before classes started. He also sent this message: “It is with great enthusiasm that I am starting this new school year at Westbrooke Elementary School. I feel honored to have the opportunity to lead a school in such a family-engaged community. I have been in education for 19 years, starting in high school all the way down to elementary school. In addition, I worked at the district office, providing opportunities for schools on building the pipeline to college and career readiness through rigorous instruction. I earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida and CONTINUED ON PAGE 30 Save $761. * Combine Home & Auto. Andy Phillips, Agent 7608 W Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32819 Bus: 407-354-1320 Save money and time when you combine your home and auto insurance. Just another way I’m here to help life go right. CALL ME TODAY. 1601489 *Average household savings based on 2015 national survey of new policyholders who reported savings by switching to State Farm ® . State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, State Farm General Insurance Company Bloomington, IL x September 6 — 19, 2018 x 29