Thursday, July 2, 2015

Post Board Meeting Notice and Agendas, July 7, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Closed Session Meeting and Agenda—Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 4:30 p.m., Room 2249
Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248.

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9T8PPS62CBC4

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY - 10th Annual City Heights Giant Puppet Parade Celebration featuring Clark Middle and Rosa Parks Elementary students

Reports and Editors: Your coverage is welcome at the July 7 event hosted by the San Diego Guild of Puppetry and featuring nearly 600 San Diego Unified students.

 

CONTACTS: Lynne Jennings at 619-987-5345; lynnejenn@aol.com or sandiegopuppetry@gmail.com. or Mary Pat Hutt at 619-884-5069; marypathutt@yahoo.com  

 

At 8:15 am Tuesday, July 7, 2015, San Diego Guild of Puppetry lead artist, Felix Diaz’s whistle will blow, the drum group from Monroe Clark Middle School will set the beat, and rank upon rank of 6th graders will set out on a spirited march to their feeder elementary, Rosa Parks, in their 10th annual, “Welcome to Middle School” parade.

 

Students will parade with masks, giant puppets and banners that they have created, and as the middle schoolers approach the elementary playground, they will be joined by Rosa Parks’ graduating 5th graders, bearing the masks that they created. After parading before the entire school population, the procession, now close to 600 students strong, will march together back to Monroe Clark, marking the passage to middle school, in a larger than life celebration.

 

Funding for the original parade in 2006 came from an Arts and Culture Community Impact grant from The San Diego Foundation, with additional and continuing funding every year from A-I-S grants from the California Arts Council, a state agency, the NEA, a federal agency and the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

 

Mentoring the process, the San Diego Guild of Puppetry, is hard at work to make giant puppet parade pageantry an important element in the San Diego community at large. Several of the other public, multi-community giant puppet parades have included those at the Theatre of the World Festivals at SDSU, the opening of the New Children’s Museum, ocean and dragon themed parades at the Museum of Art, a number of Dia de los Muertos Celebrations, and parades along downtown San Diego’s waterfront.

 

Lynne Jennings, Guild Executive Director, explains: “Giant puppetry, by its very size, inspires awe. It builds stronger communities, as individuals become part of a committed team effort. It engenders the realization that working together, people can effect powerful and positive change. It invites participants and spectators of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to join hands in celebration!”

 

Everyone is invited to come and cheer.  The parade route will start at the Monroe Clark Middle School field (4388 Thorn Street, San Diego, 92105) go east on Myrtle and north on 45th to Rosa Parks (4510 Landis Street), circle the elementary school playground and then retrace the route back to the middle school.

 

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Monday, June 29, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY - Camping Trip Tradition Continues for Inner City Students from Central Elementary

Media Advisory from San Diego School District, June 29, 2015

 

Camping Trip Tradition Continues for Inner City Students

Central Elementary third graders head to Stelzer County Park for outdoors experience; Superintendent Cindy Marten will join them the evening of June 30

 

WHAT:  Third graders from Central Elementary School in City Heights will be experiencing typical camping rituals (hiking, eating s’mores, sharing stories and singing songs around the campfire) when they head out on the school’s annual camping trip to Louis A. Stelzer County Park on June 30, July 1 and 2. It is often the first time the inner city students have been camping.

 

WHEN:  June 30, July 1 and July 2, all day (call for exact times)

 

WHERE: Louis Stelzer County Park Campground, 11470 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside (92040)

 

INTERVIEWS/PHOTOS: Central Elementary students and teachers, Stelzer Park rangers and program presenters, and representatives from the Jarrett Meeker Foundation. Superintendent Cindy Marten will be there the evening of June 30.

 

DETAILS:  In addition to experiencing the fun of camping, students will be exposed to a standards-based learning experience that includes Kumeyaay Indian history, storytelling, artifacts and games; birds of prey presentation and owl pellet dissections; and native plant and composting education. Superintendent and former Central Elementary principal, Cindy Marten, will continue her tradition of camping with the students on June 30.

 

The Stelzer County Park icon, the park’s precious “wedding tree,” is starting to fail due to an attack by the Goldspotted oak borer pest. In order to keep the memory of the wedding tree alive, park rangers are attempting to clone the wedding tree and Central students will help start this project. The students will take small twigs from the wedding tree, dip them in a rooting compound and then grow little baby trees.

 

The trip is sponsored by the Jarrett Meeker Foundation, a local non-profit organization that provides programs related to wildlife, conservation and the environment for children and young adults in San Diego County. The foundation was established in 1987 in memory of 8-year-old Jarrett Meeker after his accidental death. Jarrett’s family was inspired by his love of nature. The foundation and the work that it does is Jarrett’s gift—his legacy—and keeps his memory alive. Since 1987, JMF has provided once-in-a-lifetime educational experiences to more than 100,000 children representing over 50 schools throughout San Diego County. Overall contributions to these programs total more than $500,000.

 

Other organizations that support the trip include:

 

Louis A. Stelzer County Park Rangers

Heritage of the Americas Museum

Young Audiences, Abel Silva

The Raptor Institute

San Diego Astronomy Association

San Diego Search & Rescue Canine Unit

Boy Scout Troop 362 Rancho San Diego

Kruisin’ Kritters

Lake Murray Kiwanis Club

Promo Deli

Sharp Grossmont Hospital

 

Learn about the Jarrett Meeker Foundation at www.TheJMF.org .

 

CONTACTS: Sarah Mathy, 619-886-7595 or Jennifer Carpenter, 619-203-4702

 

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Post Second Revision to SELPA Public Hearing Notice, July 14, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Second Revision to Notice of Public Hearing: SELPA Annual Service and Budget Plans for the 2015-16 School Year—Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 5:00 pm
Meeting Information:
http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

 

Please print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) as appropriate and post in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Kindness and a smile are contagious, share them with the world!

MEDIA ADVISORY - USDA Under Secretary For Food, Nutrition And Consumer Services to Visit Summer Fun Café Site

Media Advisory from San Diego Unified School District, June 29, 2015

USDA Under Secretary For Food, Nutrition And Consumer Services to Visit Summer Fun Café Site 

WHAT: United States Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon will visit the Malcolm X Branch Library to observe firsthand children receiving free lunches at a Summer Fun Café. This free summer lunch program offered by San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services is funded through the national Summer Food Service Program that Under Secretary Concannon oversees.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 30, 12-1 p.m.

 

WHERE: Malcolm X Branch Library, 5148 Market St., San Diego, 92114

 

VISUALS: USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon interacting with children receiving free lunch

 

NOTABLE ATTENDEES: Under Secretary Kevin Concannon, Food and Nutrition Services Director Gary Petill

 

BACKGROUND: Summer Fun Café is a free lunch program offered by San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services. The Malcolm X Branch Library is one of the 58 Summer Fun Café sites that San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services sponsors for the free summer lunch program. The funding for this program comes through the USDA’s Seamless Summer Option, which is a branch of the Summer Food Service Program. As the Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, Concannon oversees the national Summer Food Service Program. This will be the first time Concannon has come to observe San Diego Unified’s summer lunch program.   

CONTACT: Joanne Tucker, Food Services marketing coordinator, jtucker@sandi.net, Mobile: 619-886-5546

 

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

ICOC Subcommittee Meetings

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting: ICOC Finance/Audit Subcommittee, Wednesday, June 25, 2015.  Disregard meeting cancellation notice.
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3230

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Executive/Governance Subcommittee, Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3227

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post agenda(s) and/or notice(s) in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

 

Post Notice of Cancellation: ICOC Finance/Audit Subcommittee, July 8, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: ICOC Finance/Audit Subcommittee, Thursday, July 8, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3230

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post agenda(s) and/or notice(s) in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams