Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Media advisory: San Diego Unified Dedicates New Track and Fitness Stations to Green Elementary School

MEDIA ADVISORY

CONTACT: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor, 619-546-3378 (mobile)

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT DEDICATES NEW ALL-WEATHER TRACK & FITNESS STATIONS TO GREEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District's Green Elementary School is getting a long-awaited track and three fitness stations for its academic-athletics magnet program. Students, parents, community members and staff will celebrate with a dedication ceremony tomorrow.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 2, 8:30 - 9 a.m.

WHERE: Green Elementary School field, 7030 Wandermere Ave, San Diego, CA 92119
(Media parking is available on site. Enter off Belle Grade on the west side of the campus.)

VISUALS: Presentation of Colors by Patrick Henry High School's Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps color guard, National Anthem performed by Green Elementary School music teacher, "Green Crew" dance troupe (elementary school students) performance, and ceremonial ribbon-cutting

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Board of Education president, Green Elementary School student, Henry High School varsity track member and Green Elementary alumna; Green ES principal; Chief Facilities Planning & Construction Officer, and two parents, Green ES Track Committee co-chairs.

PROJECT INFO:
This project included the installation of an all-weather, four-lane running track and three fitness stations around the school's current turf field. The more than $401,000 project was funded by the school district's Proposition Z, the general obligation bond measure approved by voters in 2012; and by a $25,000 donation from San Diego Half Marathon. Construction began in late June, and was completed at the end of September.

BACKGROUND:
Myron B. Green Elementary is an academic and athletic magnet school in the San Carlos community of San Diego. It offers regular, vigorous exercise in addition to rigorous academics to create a sound mind and sound body.  

This fitness circuit course is part of the comprehensive "Keep Green on Track Project" that provides a unique and varied Physical Education (PE) program without the need to increase staffing or secure ongoing financial resources. This fitness course will expose Green ES students to physically and mentally challenging activities that can be done outdoors using equipment typically found in the community and on playgrounds.  It also provides opportunities for students who may not be interested in traditional activities normally offered in PE classes, and for disabled students who may not otherwise be able to fully participate in track and field, running, and fitness portions of the PE program due to lack of accessibility.


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Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor l Communications Office l San Diego Unified School District
Mobile phone: 619-546-3378 l E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net

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Monday, September 29, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, September 29, 2014

 

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.

 

Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public," that means accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public is not. These are generally items during the school day.

 

*Indicates new items added since last week.

 

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar . Those meetings might not be included in this listing.

 

SEPTEMBER

*30 -- Backpacks and Supplies Give-Away, 9 a.m., Encanto Elementary School, 822 65th St. (92114). Representatives from Ashford University will present the principal and students with a check for $10,000.  This generous donation will supply each of the more than 500 students at Encanto and other students across the district with a brand new backpack filled with school supplies. Contact: Vanessa Peters, program manager, Children and Youth in Transition, (619) 725-7054.

 

*30 -- Dedication and Ribbon Cutting of Peaceful Playground, 12:45-1:30 p.m., Nye Elementary School, 981 Valencia Pkwy. (92114). Nye Elementary School received a $30,000 Chargers' Champions grant and was able to completely upgrade the playground and furnish the motor lab. The playground was rebuilt based upon the Peaceful Playground model. Students, staff, district leaders and Chargers players will be in attendance. Not open to the public. Contact: Pamela Thompson, principal, at (619)430-1200.

 

OCTOBER

1-- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Revere Center, 6735 Gifford Way (92111). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of five district-owned properties for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

*4 -- 6th Annual Oktoberfest, 2-6 p.m., Standley Park and Recreation Center,  3585 Governor Drive (92123). This fundraiser, hosted by EdUCate! hopes to raise $15,000 to benefit the five University City public schools. There will be games for the kids, music provided by three bands, food and more. We will also have our school principals competing in a fun contest. Open to the public. Contact EdUCate at information@uc-educate.org or visit https://www.uc-educate.org/events/oktoberfest/.

 

*8-- UCSD Alumni and San Diego Unified Evening for Educators, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Morse High School, 6905 Skyline Dr. (92114). UCSD alumni and K-12 educators will come together for an event to strengthen the network of alumni educators.  Supt. Cindy Marten is the featured speaker and  will reflect on her experience at UCSD and address the district’s Vision 2020. Refreshments will be provided by students in the Morse High School Culinary Arts Program. Contact: Jennifer Harling at jharling@sandi.net or (619) 725-7076.

 

8 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Barnard Elementary, 2445 Fogg Street (92109). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of five district-owned properties for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

22 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Facilities Planning and Construction, 4860 Ruffner Street (92111). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Transportation Site for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

*26 -- Trick or Trot 5K and 3K Fun Run, 8 a.m., Morley Field, 2221 Morley Field Drive, Balboa Park (92104). Proceeds from the event will support Roosevelt Middle School and its after-school programs. Cost is $35 for adults and $15 for kids 15 years and younger. Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and prizes will be awarded for best costume in addition to race categories. Open to the public. Contact: Sarah Weinberg-Scalo at sandgscalo@cox.net or 619-278-8057

 

29 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont/Ballard Center, 2375 Congress Street (92110). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Fremont/Ballard Center for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

NOVEMBER

11 – Veterans Day Holiday. All schools and work sites closed.

 

12 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Scripps Mesa Conference Center, 10380 Spring Canyon Road, San Diego (92110). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Scripps Mesa Conference Center for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

-- To receive news releases by e-mail from San Diego Unified, go to http://sandi.net/comm/media/signup/.

 

-- To separate public events from school functions we'd like you to cover, items open to the public are now labeled as such. "Not open to the public" means that you're welcome to cover it, but it's not something to list in an events calendar or announce to the public.

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Board Advisory Committees—Notices/Agendas

Please refer to the below web links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of all board advisory committees:

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/65823

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788

·         CSFC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/58524    

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/64793 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64792

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834   

·         ICOC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226  

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

 

 

 

'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' --Nelson Mandela

 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Edison Elementary School Celebrates the Unveiling of a Newly Renovated Library from Target and The Heart of America Foundation

September 25, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, San Diego Unified School District, (619) 847-6637
Target Media Hotline, (612) 696-3400

Edison Elementary School Celebrates the Unveiling of a Newly Renovated Library from Target and The Heart of America Foundation

Makeover includes 2,000 new books and technology upgrades

What: Target and The Heart of America Foundation will unveil a newly renovated library at Edison Elementary School. Several hundred volunteer hours were invested in the redesign and construction of the library space, which features 2,000 new books, furniture, carpet and shelves, and a complete technology upgrade, including new iPads interactive white boards and more. By reimagining school libraries and transforming outdated spaces into state-of-the-art learning centers, Target continues to foster a love of reading in students across the country.

This year, Edison Elementary School is one of 25 elementary schools across the country to receive a new library as part of the Target School Library Makeover program. It is the fifth school in the San Diego Unified School District to receive a library makeover. Previous recipients include Miller, Kimbrough, Angier and Hancock elementary schools. Through programs like this one, Target is on track to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.

When: Friday, Sept. 26, 2014
* Target Volunteers putting finishing touches on library space: 9:15 a.m.
* Ribbon Cutting and Remarks: 10:45 a.m.

Where: Edison Elementary School Library, 4077 35th St. (92104)

Who: Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District
Derek Murchison, Principal, Edison Elementary
Edison Elementary Students and Parents
Target and The Heart of America Foundation Volunteers

Visual: Volunteers shelving books, arranging furniture and decorating the library before students arrive. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with students, teachers, staff and parents seeing the library for the first time.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Media Calendar of Events

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, September 22, 2014

 

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. For more items, check out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net.

 

Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public," that means accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public is not. These are generally items during the school day.

 

*Indicates new items added since last week.

 

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar. Those meetings might not be included in this listing.

 

SEPTEMBER

23—Native American College Fair, 6-8 p.m., Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street, San Diego (92110). This event encourages Native youth and adults to continue their education with college information. Open to the public. Contact: Connie Greybull, (6190 293-4427.

 

26--Target School Library Makeover Ribbon-cutting Ceremony, 10:45 a.m., Edison Elementary School, 4077 35th St. (92104). Edison Elementary School is one of 25 elementary schools across the country to receive a new library as part of the Target School Library Makeover program. Several hundred volunteer hours were invested in the redesign and construction of the library space, which features 2,000 new books, furniture, carpet and shelves, and a complete technology upgrade, including new iPads interactive white boards and more. Not open to the public. Contact: Linda Zintz, communications director, (619) 847-6637.

 

26-- UCHS Hall of Fame Ceremony, 4 p.m., University City High School Media Center, 6949 Genesee Avenue, San Diego (92122). The event will honor UCHS alumni:  Commander Joseph Ring USN (Class of 1991), Captain USN "Mustin;” Lieutenant Commander Paul Brantuas (Class of 1990), USN Blue Angels Pilot; and Lisa Dodd (Class of 2003), National & International Softball star, for their accomplishments beyond high school, representing former students who have excelled in one of a variety of disciplines on a national or international level. Not open to the public. Contact: Cheryl Creagh at cherylc@san.rr.com.

 

OCTOBER

1-- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Revere Center, 6735 Gifford Way, San Diego (92111). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of Revere Center for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

8 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Barnard Elementary, 2445 Fogg Street, San Diego (92109). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the former Barnard Elementary site for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

22 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Facilities Planning and Construction, 4860 Ruffner Street, San Diego (92111). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Transportation Site for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

29 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont/Ballard Center, 2375 Congress Street, San Diego (92110). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Fremont/Ballard Center for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

NOVEMBER

11 – Veterans Day Holiday. All schools and work sites closed.

 

12 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Scripps Mesa Conference Center, 10380 Spring Canyon Road, San Diego (92110). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Scripps Mesa Conference Center for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.

 

-- To receive news releases by e-mail from San Diego Unified, go to http://sandi.net/comm/media/signup/.

 

-- To separate public events from school functions we'd like you to cover, items open to the public are now labeled as such. "Not open to the public" means that you're welcome to cover it, but it's not something to list in an events calendar or announce to the public.

 

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Linda Zintz

Communications Director

8lzintz@sandi.net

(619-725-5578 office

(619-847-6637 mobile

 

 

 

Post Revised 2014-15 Meeting Schedules for ACUESP

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Revised 2014-15 Meeting Schedule: Advisory Committee for the Utilization of Excess School Property (ACUESP)
Committee Meeting Information:
http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notices in a prominent, 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

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

Friday, September 19, 2014

Post Board Meeting Agendas, September 23, 2014

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248.

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: : http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9J2TYJ5EA3A5

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

 


 

In addition, refer to the below links for upcoming meetings, agendas, and minutes of the board advisory committees:

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/63841

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/65823

·         CAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64789  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64788

·         CSFC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/58524    

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64791   

·         DAC http://www.sandi.net/Page/64793 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/64792

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/64834   

·         ICOC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3226  

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

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela