Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Post Notice of Cancellation: Charter School Facility Committee, November 3, 2014

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Cancellation: Charter School Facility Committee (CSFC), Monday, November 3, 2014
Committee Meeting Information
:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/58524

 

Please forward to staff and as appropriate print and post notice(s) and/or agenda(s) 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

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District: California Thursdays Launches in San Diego Unified Schools on Oct. 23

Oct. 21, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District

Contact: Joanne Tucker, Food Services Marketing Coordinator, (858) 627-7316 or (619) 886-5546

California Thursdays Launches in San Diego Unified Schools

San Diego Unified Joins 14 Other Districts in Revolutionary Action: Serving California Food to California Kids(tm)

SAN DIEGO - Students from 27 schools in San Diego Unified will be test subjects for an experimental school food approach - feeding them freshly prepared, locally grown foods. It's part of a statewide pilot program called California Thursdays that does something incredible - serves California food to California students.

What seems like a no-brainer has actually taken months of preparation and the collective effort of 15 school districts, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and a leading advocacy group. In a single day, San Diego Unified and 14 other school districts will pilot a program that defies a massive and entrenched food supply system.

WHY: San Diego Unified thinks it's the right thing to do for its students. California Thursdays is a win-win for schools, students, family farms and the environment. In addition to providing healthy, delicious meals to students, it boosts student health and education, improves the district's budget, strengthens the local agricultural economy and cuts carbon emissions. San Diego Unified's Farm to School program has been "growing" strong since 2010. California Thursdays is a natural extension that now focuses on the whole meal.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
12 Noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Pacific Beach Elementary
1234 Tourmaline St. SD 92109

Photo Opportunities:

* Students enjoying the California Thursdays' menu of Mary's free-range, antibiotic-free chicken drumsticks, fresh, colorful salad bar full of California produce including the October Harvest of the Month, Red Flame grapes, Valencia oranges and other great build-your-own salad ingredients that can be topped with all-natural honey mustard dressing from San Diego's own Green Bellies; a whole grain roll and milk from the happy California cows at Hollandia Dairy.
* Educational displays teaching children where the food they eat comes from
* Pacific Beach Elementary students planting seedlings in their school garden.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, October 20, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, October 20, 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.

 

OCTOBER

 

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.

 

*22 -- 6th Annual Arts Colleges Salon, 6-8 p.m., San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), 2425 Dusk Drive (92139). SCPA is hosting The New School, San Francisco Art Institute, the Fashion Industry of Design and Merchandising, and USC in an intimate and informative discussion about the differences and similarities of arts focused post-secondary life. Free. Open to the public. Contact:  Richard Trujillo, artistic director, at (619) 470-055, ext. 2211.

 

*23 -- California Thursdays Launch event, 12-1 p.m., Pacific Beach Elementary School, 1234 Tourmaline Street (92109). California Thursdays is a statewide pilot program that focuses on serving California food to California students. 27 schools in San Diego Unified will be participating. Thursday’s menu at PB Elementary consists of Mary’s free-range chicken drumsticks, salad bar with California produce and milk from Hollandia Dairy. Not open to the public. Contact: Joanne Tucker, food services marketing coordinator, at (858) 627-7316 or (619) 886-5546.

 

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.

 

*29 -- College Fair 2014, 6-8:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South (92108). Annual event for high school students and parents with representatives from more than 100 colleges and seven workshops related to college preparation. Free. Open to the public. Contact: Cal-SOAP at (858) 569-1866 or www.sandiegocalsoap.com .

 

NOVEMBER

 

*1-- Dare to Dream College: The African-American Experience, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla (92093). Free event for 4th-12th students, parents and community leaders that includes workshops on financial aid, SAT/ACT tests, UC application process and parent role in education. Registration required.  Contact: Cal-SOAP at (858) 569-1866 or www.sandiegocalsoap.com .

 

*1 -- Curie Elementary 36th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Curie Elementary School, 4080 Governor Drive (92122). This annual event is a fundraiser for the school’s PTA  and includes 100 + vendors selling a variety of homemade items, baked goods area, and a food booth. Punkin Chuckin Kids Corner will have games and crafts just for kids. Free admission. Open to the public. Contact:  Lana Lo, Curie Craft Fair Marketing, at (858) 761-3906 or svuelo@gmail.com .

 

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.

 

*19 -- 17th Annual Garfield High School Thanksgiving Gourmet Luncheon, 12 noon, The Prado restaurant, Balboa Park. Culinary Arts and Hospitality students from Garfield High School along with chefs from the The Prado restaurant will prepare a gourmet Thanksgiving lunch buffet. Proceeds from the lunch will go to the Garfield High School Foundation. Open to the public. Must purchase tickets. Contact:  Harriet Thompson at harriet12@cox.net or 619-388-9208.

 

*24-28Thanksgiving Break. All school sites will be closed.

 

DECEMBER

 

*1 – 2014 State of the District Address, 4:30 p.m. reception, 5:15 p.m. program, Lewis Middle School, 5170 Greenbrier Ave. (92120). This annual event presented by the Board of Education and the Superintendent provides an update on the district’s progress and plans for the future. Free. Open to the public. Contact:  Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer, at 760-705-6919.

 

-- 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, October 17, 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, October 16, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM MARNE FOSTER: Unity in the Community Social Justice Roundtable

October 16, 2014

Contact: Marne Foster | 619.725.5550 | mfoster@sandi.net

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Unity in the Community Social Justice Roundtable

 

Students, community leaders, members of the public, school district and elected officials are invited to attend the Unity in the Community Social Justice Forum this evening, Thursday, October 14, at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church, located at 5825 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, CA 92114.

 

This is a free event and is open to the public.

 

The featured speaker and moderator of the event is Harvard Law Professor and trusted advisor to President Barrack Obama, Dr. Charles Ogletree. The roundtable will cover topics such as: why do so many black people die at an early age; the importance of voting and political involvement; how to achieve success through education; the goals of community policing; understanding your civil and human rights; pitfalls of domestic violence.

 

The following panelists will be featured during the roundtable: Dr. Rodney Hood, Careview Medical Group; Myrtle Cole, San Diego City Councilmember 4th District; Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney; San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman; Attorney Lei-Chala Wilson; Marne Foster, Vice President of San Diego Unified School Board. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

 

Who: All Members of the Public

 

What: Unity in the Community Social Justice Roundtable

 

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m. SHARP

 

Where: St. Stephen’s Cathedral Church, 5825 Imperial Avenue, San Diego, 92114

 

Contact: Marne Foster | 619.725.5550 | mfoster@sandi.net

 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Media Advisory: Loma Portal Elementary Holds Jog-a-thon on New Track and Field

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Oct. 15, 2014
Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, 619-546-3378

Loma Portal Elementary School Holds Jog-a-thon on New Track and Field

WHAT:  San Diego Unified School District's Loma Portal Elementary School inaugurate its new turf field with a jog-a-thon and dedication ceremony. Students, parents, community members and staff will celebrate with a dedication ceremony tomorrow.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 16, 9-9:30 a.m. (The jog-a-thon is immediately following dedication ceremony that starts at 9 a.m.)

WHERE: Loma Portal Elementary School, 3341 Browning St., San Diego, CA 92106
(Media parking is available on site. Enter gate off Clove St. on the west side of the campus.)

VISUALS: Presentation of Colors by Point Loma High School's Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps color guard, student speakers, ceremonial ribbon-cutting, and fourth-graders start school's jog-a-thon with parents and staff cheering on students.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Board of Education member, Loma Portal Elementary School students (fourth-graders), school principal, and Chief Facilities Planning & Construction Officer in charge of capital facilities bond program.

PROJECT INFO:
This project included the installation of 17,000 square feet of turf play field and an asphalt track that replaced a decomposed granite play field. The nearly $350,000 project was funded by the school district's Proposition Z, the general obligation bond measure approved by voters in 2012. Construction began in August and was completed this month.

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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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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Hoover High School College Prep Day is October 15

MEDIA ADVISORY October 14, 2014

CONTACT:  Melissa Naranjo, 619-344-4512

 

Reporters:  The following information is being sent on behalf of Hoover High School. Please contact Melissa Naranjo at 619-344-4512 if you have questions. Your coverage is welcomed.

               

HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL—COLLEGE PREP DAY

 

DATE:    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

7:30 am to 12:25 pm

 

LOCATION:         Hoover High School

                                4474 El Cajon Boulevard

                                San Diego, CA. 92115

 

Detail:  In an effort to promote a college going culture, GEAR UP and College Avenue Compact (CAC) are sponsoring College Prep Day—a campus wide event that exposes students to college activities.  All Hoover High School students will participate and benefit from some type of college preparatory benchmark exam or seminars on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 as part of the PSAT National Testing Day.  SPANISH SPEAKERS AVAILABLE.

 

Students will take the following exams or seminars:

Ø  9th grade— Readistep 

Ø  10th grade— PSAT

Ø  11th grade— ACT Aspire 

Ø  12th grade— Students will be able to choose two seminars from the following options:

 

1.      Community College Orientation

2.       Job Applications and Resume Building

3.       Writing a Personal Statement

4.       Choosing a Major and Career

5.       Get started on UC/CSU Applications

                               

Administrators, teachers, counselors, custodians, cafeteria managers, campus security, and student support staff have been working diligently to prepare for this academically enriching experience.  In addition, the campus has been promoting this event to the students via a countdown banner and daily SAT words of the week.  SDSU’s very own Aztec Warrior will also be joining us to celebrate the event to motivate students to start preparing for college.

 

Another unique benefit offered exclusively to Hoover High School students in the San Diego Unified School District is the College Avenue Compact, which guarantees admission to San Diego State University (SDSU) for all Hoover students who meet the CAC benchmark requirements. For students who prefer to begin their higher education at the community college, the agreement also provides an alternate pathway through San Diego City College with a guaranteed transfer to SDSU.  Hoover High School is committed to prepare all students to be college and career ready.

 

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Linda Zintz

Communications Director

8lzintz@sandi.net

(619-725-5578 office

(619-847-6637 mobile