Thursday, June 21, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten Continues Tradition of 12th Annual Student Camping Trip

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MEDIA ADVISORY
June 21, 2018

San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten Continues Tradition of 12th Annual Student Camping Trip

80 Central Elementary third-graders head to Stelzer County Park to experience camping trip for the first time with support from the Jarrett Meeker Foundation

WHAT: Central Elementary third-graders head to Stelzer County Park for outdoors experience with support from the Jarrett Meeker Foundation.


WHEN: June 27, 2018 – June 29, 2018

Media Coverage is available from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. throughout the camping trip

Superintendent Cindy Marten will be available for interview at the campsite Wednesday, June 27 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.



WHERE: Stelzer County Park, 11470 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA 92040



DETAILS: Third-graders from Central Elementary School in City Heights will once again be experiencing typical camping rituals (sleeping in tents, 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 27, 28, and 29. This is the 12th annual trip supported by The Jarrett Meeker Foundation, and is often the first time the inner-city students have been camping.



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. San Diego Unified Superintendent and former Central Elementary principal, Cindy Marten, will continue her tradition of joining the students on the trip the evening of June 27.



"The children from Central Elementary live in the middle of the city with very little opportunity to experience the outdoors," Marten said. "The camping trip helps connect students to the wonders of wildlife, fosters the desire to be good stewards of the environment and gets them outside, unplugged."



The Superintendent will join the students as they toast marshmallows, tell stories, sing camp songs, gaze at the stars and settle into tents when it's time for lights out. The campers will awaken to the smell of pancakes on the griddle, courtesy of the Lake Murray Kiwanis Club.



The Jarrett Meeker Foundation is 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.



Learn about the Jarrett Meeker Foundation at www.TheJMF.org<http://www.thejmf.org/>.


*Please see schedule of events below for detailed agenda and activities*

**MUST confirm coverage prior to arrival**


Media Contact: Jennifer Rodriguez, San Diego Unified School District, 619-847-6029, jcornelius@sandi.net<mailto:jcornelius@sandi.net>
On Site Media Contact: Sarah Mathy, (619) 886-7595, or Judy Meeker, (619) 980-4123



Schedule of Events


Afternoon/Evening – Wednesday, June 27

1:00 – Depart Central Elementary School

1:45 – 2:15 – Campground Arrival - Luggage/Restroom/Snack

2:15 – 2:45 – Welcome and Rules – Ranger Christine

2:45 – 5:45 – Break into groups – Native American Life lesson, Owl Pellet lesson, craft

5:45 – 6:15 – Tent Unpacking

6:15 – 7:00 – Dinner

7:00 – 7:15 – Sweatshirts/Flashlights

7:15 – 7:30 – Campfire songs/stories led by the Boy Scouts

7:30 – 8:15 – Local Native American Storyteller at the campfire

8:15 – 8:30 – Campfire songs/stories led by the Boy Scouts

8:30 – 9:15 – Break into groups for Astronomy and Smores

9:15 – 9:45 – Prepare for Bed

9:45 – 10:00 – Everyone in his/her tent, quiet time

10:00 – Lights Out – ZZZzzzzz!



Morning – Thursday, June 28

6:30 – 7:30 – Wakeup, Pack Up, Bring Gear to designated area

7:30 – 8:15 – Breakfast

8:15 – 9:15 – Break into groups – Nature Center tour, Scavenger hunt

9:15 – 9:30 – Bathroom/Snack

9:30 – 11:30 – Hike, both groups at the same time, going opposite directions

If time at the end of the hike, Compost and Tree Watering

11:30 – 12:00 – Lunch

12:00 – 12:45 – Cruisin' Kritters

12:45 – 1:00 – Restroom, Load Gear

1:00 – Depart the Park

1:45 – Arrive at Central Elementary


Afternoon/Evening – Thursday, June 28

12:15 – Depart Central Elementary

1:00 – 1:15 – Campground Arrival –Luggage /Restroom/Snack

1:15 – 1:45 – Welcome and Rules – Ranger Christine

1:45 - 2:00 - Playground
2:00 – 2:45 – Cruisin' Kritters

2:45 – 5:45 – Break into groups – Native America life lesson, Owl Pellet lesson, Crafts

5:45 – 6:15 – Tent Unpacking

6:15 - 7:00 – Dinner

7:00 – 7:15 – Sweatshirts/Flashlights

7:15 – 7:30 – Campfire songs/stories led by the Boy Scouts

7:30 – 8:15 – Local Native American Storyteller at the campfire

8:15 – 8:30 – Campfire songs/stories led by the Boy Scouts

8:30 – 9:15 – Break into groups for Astronomy and Smores

9:15 – 9:45 – Prepare for Bed

9:45 – 10:00 – Everyone in his/her tent, quiet time

10:00 – Lights Out – ZZZzzzzz!



Morning – Friday, June 29

6:30 – 7:30 – Wakeup, Pack Up, Bring Gear to designated area

7:30 – 8:15 – Breakfast

8:15 – 9:15 – Nature Center tour, Scavenger Hunt

9:15 – 9:30 – Bathroom/Snack

9:30 – 11:30 – Hike, both groups at the same time, going opposite directions

If time at the end of the hike, Compost and Tree Watering

11:30 – 12:00 – Lunch

12:00 – 12:15 – Restroom, Load Gear

12:15 – Depart the Park

1:00 – Arrive at Central


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Post Notices: 2018-19 Meeting Schedules for Board Advisory Committees

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of 2018-19 Meeting Schedule: Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC)
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2018-19-meeting-schedule-and-information

 

·         Notice of 2018-19 Meeting Schedule: Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC)
Committee Meeting Information: General Membership - https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2018-19-general-meeting-and-information and Executive Board - https://www.sandiegounified.org/2018-19-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information    

 

·         Notice of 2018-19 Meeting Schedule: District Advisory Council for Compensatory Education (DAC)
Committee Meeting Information: General Membership - https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2018-19-general-meeting-schedule-and-information and Executive Board - https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2018-19-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         Notice of 2018-19 Meeting Schedule: District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC)
Committee Meeting Information: General Membership and Executive Board - https://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2018-19-meeting-schedule-and-information

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print agenda and post in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.


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

 

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/audit-and-finance-committee  

·        CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2018-19-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         CAC: General Membership https://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2018-19-general-meeting-and-information; and Executive Board https://www.sandiegounified.org/2018-19-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         DAC: General Membership https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2018-19-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Board https://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2018-19-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information  

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Board https://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2018-19-meeting-schedule-and-information

·        CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2018-meetings-schedule         

·         ICOC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/icoc-meeting  

Thank you.

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

mmabe2@sandi.net

"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." - Robert M. Hutchins

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

San Diego Unified Media Coverage Opportunities June 20-21

Hello,
Below is the list of this week's media coverage opportunities.
You are invited to cover or attend any of the following upcoming events on the campuses of the San Diego Unified School District.

As ALWAYS, please confirm your coverage prior to attending event.

Thank you.
San Diego Unified Communications Dept.

Wednesday, 6/20 – 10:30 a.m – 2:00 p.m. - San Diego Unified Kicks-Off Summer Fun Café with Free Family Barbecue
This summer, San Diego Unified's Summer Fun Café will help ensure children do not have to worry about their next meal by providing fresh, tasty lunches and snacks for children throughout San Diego. The kick-off event features a large community resource fair, fitness camp, circus performance, prize giveaway, and a free barbecue lunch for all children 18 years old and younger. Parents and guardians can also eat for free at the barbecue thanks to funding from sponsors Mission Federal Credit Union and San Diego Honda Dealers.
Location: Skyline Hills Park and Recreation, 8285 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114
On-Site Contact: Tara McNamara, San Diego Unified Food & Nutrition, 209-233-1565,
Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, Communications, 619-341-2343

Thursday, 6/21 – 8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Hancock Elementary Summer Day Camp at Blue Apple Ranch in Julian
Hancock Elementary has partnered with the YMCA to provide amazing opportunities for our military student population. This unique summer field trip occurs after school has been let out to show our commitment to ensuring students continue to receive enrichment outside of the school calendar year. 40 outstanding Hancock Elementary students have been chosen, who have displayed all-around excellent academic, citizenship and attendance success throughout the school year. The students will visit the ranch, take part in activities and participate in group interactions with the horses. Toby Wells Blue Apple Ranch (BAR) is a 277 acre facility in the western foothills of Ramona, designed as a community resource for youth and a rescue facility for horses. The four legged residents are grateful for their second lease on life and enjoy interaction with many of the young visitors. Toby Wells Blue Apple Ranch is an accredited facility by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) and has been honored with their coveted "Standards of Excellence" award.
Location: Toby Wells Blue Apple Ranch, 15444 Mussey Grade Road, Ramona, California 92065
On-Site Contact: Nona Richard, Hancock Elementary Principal, 619-504-3950
Media Contact: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, Communications, 619-341-2343




Isabella McNeil
Information Services Specialist
Communications Department
4100 Normal Street, Room 2145
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: (619) 725-7146
Cell: (619) 341-2343
Email: imcneil@sandi.net
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Post Agendas: June 19, 2018

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 3:30 p.m., Room 2249
Open and Closed Session Meeting Information:  https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information

·         Board Meeting Agenda – Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 5:00 p.m., Ed Center Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AR7T32735437         

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print agenda and post in a prominent, publicly accessible location at your site.


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

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/audit-and-finance-committee  

·         CAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2017-18-general-meeting-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/2017-18-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2017-18-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2018-meetings-schedule         

·         DAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2017-18-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2017-18-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information  

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2017-18-meeting-schedule-and-information-0   

·         ICOC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/icoc-meeting  

·     Review of District Progress on Graduation Standards and Strategies: Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/graduation-standards-strategies

·         Advisory Committee on School Board Member Elections: Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-member-elections-committee

 

Thank you.

Martha Corrales

Confidential Admin Assistant II

Board Services Office

619-725-5551/619-725-5550

mcorrales1@sandi.net

 

Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better.  -Maya Angelou

 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Post ICOC Agenda

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Committee Meeting Agenda: Independent Citizens’ Oversight Committee (ICOC) – Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10:00 a.m., PPO Training Room A
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AZFMYU523AAC  

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

mmabe2@sandi.net

"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." - Robert M. Hutchins

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Kicks-Off Summer Fun Café with Free Family Barbecue

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MEDIA ADVISORY
June 12, 2018


San Diego Unified Kicks-Off Summer Fun Café with Free Family Barbecue

Summer should be fun, carefree, and exciting for all kids. But for too many San Diego children, the end of the school year can sadly also mean hunger. Summer means the free and reduced price meals kids depend on throughout the year are gone, and many children find themselves wondering where their next healthy meal is going to come from.

This summer, San Diego Unified's Summer Fun Café will help ensure children do not have to worry about their next meal by providing fresh, tasty lunches and snacks for children throughout San Diego.

Children may go on summer vacation, but hunger doesn't! San Diego Unified's Summer Fun Café bridges the summer hunger gap and lets our children know that the community cares about their well-being all year long.

A well-nourished San Diego child is a happier and healthier child, and we owe it to our children to make sure their summers are reserved for fun, growing, and learning.

WHAT: Kickoff BBQ event to mark the start of San Diego Unified's Summer Fun Café. The event features a large community resource fair, fitness camp, circus performance, prize giveaway, and a free barbecue lunch for all children 18 years old and younger. Parents and guardians can also eat for free at the barbecue thanks to funding from sponsors Mission Federal Credit Union and San Diego Honda Dealers.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. **Early morning live shots and preview interviews available upon request.**

WHERE: Skyline Hills Park and Recreation
8285 Skyline Drive
San Diego, CA 92114


EVENT SCHEDULE:

10:30 a.m. – Event begins: community resource fair and fitness camp with San Diego Kings Basketball Team



11:30 a.m. – Free barbecue lunch service begins



12:15 p.m. – Performance by Fern Street Circus



1 p.m. – Mission Federal Credit Union and Honda Dealers of San Diego present check to San Diego Unified



1:15 p.m. – Prize drawing for children


PHOTOS/VISUALS: Children receiving free lunch, notable figures serving children, performance by Fern Street Circus, San Diego Unified receiving check from Mission Federal Credit Union and Honda Dealers of San Diego, children participating in physical activities, parents receiving fresh fruits and vegetables to take home.

BACKGROUND: Summer Fun Café is a federally funded program and meets all federal nutrition standards, ensuring that children continue to have access to the healthy, well-balanced foods they receive throughout the school year.
*News Release attached with additional details**

The Summer Fun Café is operating Monday through Friday from June 18 to August 17 at 58 locations throughout San Diego. Find serving times and locations at www.sandiegounified.org/summermeals<http://www.sandiegounified.org/summermeals>.

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CONTACT: Tara McNamara, Food & Nutrition, O: 858-627-7316, C: 209-233-1565, tmcnamara@sandi.net<mailto:tmcnamara@sandi.net>
Isabella McNeil, Communications, C: 619-341-2343, Imcneil@sandi.net

Monday, June 11, 2018

Post DELAC Executive Agenda

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Committee Meeting Agenda: Executive Board of the District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC) – Thursday, June 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m., Ballard Parent Center, Room 5
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=AZN2HY729B3A 

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Melissa Hudson

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board of Education

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA 92103-2682

Office: (619) 725-5550

Fax: (619) 297-5624

mmabe2@sandi.net

"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives." - Robert M. Hutchins

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