Monday, April 21, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mayor and Superintendent Dedicate New Joint-use Playfield:

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District and City of San Diego

MAYOR AND SUPERINTENDENT DEDICATE NEW JOINT-USE PLAYFIELD: City of San Diego and San Diego Unified School District Celebrate Opening of New Multipurpose Field at Theodore Roosevelt Middle School in Balboa Park

WHAT:  For the first time in their new positions, Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten will dedicate a joint-use multipurpose field shared by the city and the school district. Joining them for the official celebration at Theodore Roosevelt Middle School are Council President Todd Gloria, Board of Education Trustee Richard Barrera, Principal Arturo Cabello, students, parents, school staff and community members.

WHEN:  Monday, April 28 - 9:30 to 10 a.m. (rain or shine)

WHERE: Roosevelt Middle School joint-use field, 3366 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92104 (field on west side of campus). Media parking will be available on site, enter gate off Robinson Street. Call Cynthia Reed-Porter at 619-546-3378 (mobile) for site map and/or assistance in accessing the site. Due to the location, a mult box will not be available.

VISUALS: San Diego High School Army Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps color guard presenting the colors, Roosevelt Middle School band and singer perform National Anthem, and ribbon-cutting ceremony immediately following remarks by guest speakers.

GUEST SPEAKERS/INTERVIEWS: Mayor Kevin Faulconer, Superintendent Cindy Marten, Council President Todd Gloria, Board Trustee Richard Barrera, and Principal Arturo Cabello. Others available for interviews: Andy Field, interim director of the city's Park and Recreation Dept.; and Lee Dulgeroff, executive director of the school district's Facilities Planning and Construction division (Propositions S/Z).

BACKGROUND: The 2.2 acre project features a natural turf multipurpose field, perimeter walkway, non-turfed area, a designated disabled parking space on Upas St. and an accessible pathway to the school. Located on the western part of the middle school campus, the joint-use facility will be used by the students during school hours and the public during non-school hours. It's scheduled to open to the public on April 28. The cost of this project was nearly $1.2 million, which was funded by school district's Proposition S ($600,000) and the city's Development Impact Fee funds ($590,000). Project partners were Rick Engineering (design) and Palm Engineering and Construction (construction).

The city and school district have a long-standing agreement--established in 1948 and updated in 2002--to maximize shared use of schools and/or park land to mutually benefit the community and school. The facilities shared by the city and the school district include multipurpose turf fields, lighted athletic fields, tennis courts, gymnasiums, parking facilities and libraries. In total, the school district and the city currently have 76 joint-use agreements.

CONTACTS:

. San Diego Unified School District: Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, Communications Department, 619-546-3378 (mobile), creed-porter@sandi.net

. City of San Diego: Mario R. Llanos, acting district manager, Balboa Park Operations, 619-235-1124, MLlanos@sandiego.gov; or Barry Kelleher, park designer/project manager, Public Works Department, 619-533-5219, BKelleher@sandiego.gov

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Cynthia Reed-Porter, Communications Supervisor | Communications Office | San Diego Unified School District
Office: 858-637-3607 | Mobile: 619-546-3378 | E-mail: creed-porter@sandi.net


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Friday, April 18, 2014

Board Advisory Committees Notices

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Revised Notice of Meetings: Charter School Facility Committee (CSFC)
Committee Meeting Information:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/53143

 

·         Notice of Special Meeting: CAC Special Education Early Childhood (SEEC) AdHoc Committee—Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/53172

 

·         Notice of Special Meeting: DELAC Executive Board—Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/53386

 

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

·         ACUESP: http://www.sandi.net/Page/53145  

·         Audit and Finance: http://www.sandi.net/Page/53188

·         CAC:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/53171  and http://www.sandi.net/Page/53172

·         CSFC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/53143   

·         CTEAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/53170  

·         DAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/53173 and http://www.sandi.net/Page/53174

·         DELAC: http://www.sandi.net/Page/53386  

·         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

 

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, April 18, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School
District, April 18, 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.

APRIL

* 19 -- Community Textile Recycling, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madison High
School, 4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). The Friends of Rachel Club is collecting
nything made of fiber that is no longer needed or wanted around the house,
including clothes, old shoes, stuffed toys, other wearable, non-wearable,
or non-usable items. Please bring items in plastic bags that will also be
recycled. Material must be dry and free from mildew. Contact: Greg
Williams, 858-496-8410, ext. 4066. Open to the public.

21 -- Dr. Richard Cash: "Supporting Your Child to Success: Four Critical
Factors in Learning," 7 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal
St. (92103). Another in the series of talks by experts in the GATE
Distinguished Lecture Series. Contact: Rhonda K. Zawadzki, (619) 725-7284.
Open to the public.

* 22 -- Earth Day at Dingeman Elementary, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dingeman
Elementary School, 11840 Scripps Creek Dr. (92131). Students, lead by the
school's Green Team, will be working on projects throughout the day,
including planting new landscaping, solar energy projects and hydroponics.
Contact: Kimie Lochtfeld, Principal, (858) 549-4437. Open to the public.

22 -- Bite of Pt. Loma, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Point Loma restaurants. The Point
Loma High School Pointer Association is hosting this tour of local
restaurants to benefit the Pt. Loma High campus makeover. Contact and
information: Maria Gibson at mgibson92106@gmail.com or 619-938-7897. Open
to the public.

24 -- Engineers for a Sustainable World Student Sustainability Outreach
Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Price Center, Gilman Dr., UC San Diego.
Interactive workshops and a panel of speakers will teach students about
both environmental and social sustainability. Information:
http://esw.ucsd.edu/ Media contact: Nayelli Mondragon, nmondrag@ucsd.edu.
Open to the public.

25 -- Supt. Cindy Marten at Franklin Elementary, 6 p.m., Franklin
Elementary School, 4481 Copeland Ave. (92116). Supt. Marten will be
speaking to the parents and community at this STEAM magnet school.
Contact: Moises Aguirre, Executive Director, District Relations,
619-725-7505. Open to the public.

25-26 -- Association of African American Educators conference, San Diego
Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr. (92108). Conference theme
is Achieving Equitable Education for All: Diversity, Inclusion and
Accountability, and will be marking the 60th Anniversary of Brown vs.
Board of Education. Contact: aaaesandiego.org. Open to the public with
conference fees and registration.

26 -- 30th Annual Children's Book Party, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Organ Pavilion,
Balboa Park. Local volunteer Roosevelt Brown is marking his 30 years of
giving away books to children. Entertainment, refreshments and each child
will receive two books. Contact: Roosevelt Brown, 619-266-4118. Open to
the public.

28 -- Schoolyard Dash at Pacific Beach Middle School, 7:30 a.m., DeAnza
Cove, Mission Bay. Join supporters of Pacific Beach Middle School in this
5k adult and 1k kids run/walk around the beautiful bay. Every runner will
take home a finisher's medal and an event shirt with awards to the top
three male and female runners, as well as the top three boys and girls in
elementary, middle school, and high school level. Contact: website,
http://schoolyarddash.org/; Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools,
http://fopbss.org/. Open to the public.

* 28 -- Dedication of Roosevelt Middle School Joint-Use Field, 9:30 a.m.,
Roosevelt Middle School, 3366 Park Blvd. (92103) Join Mayor Kevin
Faulconer, Superintendent Cindy Marten, City Council President Todd
Gloria, Board Trustee Richard Barrera, other school district and city
leaders, students, staff, community members, and our project partners for
this celebratory event. Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Prop. S/Z
Communications, 858-637-3607. Open to the public.


* 30 -- Millennial Tech Middle School Master Plan Meeting, 6 p.m.,
Millennial Tech Middle School, 1110 Carolina Lane (92102). San Diego
Unified staff will be meeting with community members to plan for the
future at the Diamond District campus. Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Prop.
S/Z Communications, 858-637-3607. Open to the public.

MAY

2 -- EdUCate!'s Taste of the Triangle. The University City school
foundation, EdUCate!, sponsors this event with local businesses.
Restaurants provide special menu items for customers. Proceeds go to
University City schools. Contact: Jemma Samala, Taste of the Triangle
chairperson, at taste@uc-educate.org. Open to the public.

3 -- Future Pointers K-8 Track and Field Meet, 9 a.m., Pt. Loma High
School, Pt. Loma High School, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd. (92106). Last May over
400 athletes from local Elementary and Middle Schools gathered at the PLHS
Track and Field for our inaugural track and field meet. Athletes competed
as members of their school team with their school PE Teachers serving as
head coach. It was a fun filled day and all proceeds support Protect Our
Pointers. Contact: Eleanor Snyder protectourpointers@gmail.com. Open to
the public.

3 -- Silver Gate Elementary Foundation Silent Auction and Fiesta, 6 p.m.,
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, 1442 Quivira Road (92109). Help the community
raise funds for this Point Loma school. Purchase tickets:
www.sandi.net/silvergate Contact: Jen Weck, jenweck@gmail.com. Open to the
public.

3 -- Teen Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Roberts Family Branch, Boys and
Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, 2230 E. Jewett St. (92111), Come meet
local businesses that are hiring teens, organizations offering volunteer
opportunities and local colleges. Contact: 619-247-3598. Open to the
public.

4 -- Muirlands Rocks celebration, 4-7 p.m., Muirlands Middle School, 1056
Nautilus St. (92037). Support the school's foundation and community by
attending this festival, which includes music by student performers,
games, food and fun. Contact: Heather Ryan at hryan813@gmail.com. Open to
the public.

5 -- Parents of Newly Identified Gifted Children Orientation, 6:30 p.m.,
Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St. (92110). Parents are invited to
hear what it means to have a gifted child -- from parents of gifted
students and from gifted students. Contact: Rhonda K. Zawadzki, (619)
725-7284. Open to the public.

6 -- Day of the Teacher Celebration, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Middle School, 5170
Greenbrier Ave. (92120). San Diego Unified School District honors its 2014
district and school Teachers of the Year in a festive off-site board
meeting with music and refreshments provided by students. Future Educator,
Mashing and STEM Scholars are also recognized. Contact: Jennifer
Rodriguez, Communications Department, 619-725-5598. Open to the public.

* 16 -- Rhapsody on the Point, 6 p.m., Humphreys on the Bay, 2241 Shelter
Island Dr. (92106). Fundraiser and signature event for Pt. Loma High and
music programs at the Pt. Loma middle and elementary schools. Contact:
rhapsodyonthepoint.com or James Sepulvado, Pt. Loma High instrumental
music director, jsepulvado@sandi.net. Open to the public.

18 -- Reality Changers Scholarship Celebration, 4:30 p.m., Jenny Craig
Pavilion, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park (92110). Reality
Changers, an independent non-profit organization that helps challenged
students complete high school, is celebrating 250 of the region's top
graduating seniors. Speaker is Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico.
Contact: Reality Changers, 619-516-2222. Open to the public.

20 -- Classified Employee of the Year Celebration, 5 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Dr. (92117). San Diego Unified School District
honors its classified employees, naming one the 2014 Classified Employee
of the Year. The celebratory off-site board meeting features music and
refreshments provided by students. Contact: Anisha Dalal, Human Resources,
619-725-8071. Open to the public.

* 22 -- Special Education Resource Fair, 6 p.m., Kearny High School, 7651
Wellington St. (92111). Information on post-high school options for
students with IEPs and 504s. Contact: Leslie Caporale 619-725-7087,
lcaporale@sandi.net. Open to the public.

JUNE

13 -- Last day of school, traditional calendar.

JULY

4 -- Independence Day, all schools and offices closed.

21 -- Last day of school, year-round calendar.


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Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Friday, April 11, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY CORRECTED -- Announcement of $750,000, Three-Year Grant to Boost Military-Dependent Testing at Serra High

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, April 11, 2014

* * * NOTE: CORRECTS DATE TO TUESDAY, APRIL 15 * * *

ANNOUNCEMENT OF $750,000, THREE-YEAR GRANT TO BOOST MILITARY-DEPENDENT
TESTING AT SERRA HIGH

WHAT: Announcement of $750,000, three-year grant creating a partnership
between the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and the
National Math and Science Initiative to help Serra High School
military-dependent students to increase achievement
and participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and tests.

WHEN: 10:40-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WHERE: Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd. (92124). Classroom of Elizabeth
Ward, former San Diego Unified Teacher of the Year.

DETAILS: Announcement to kick off the partnership between NMSI and the
Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) implementing and
supporting the expansion of NMSI¹s comprehensive AP Program serving
military families for the 2013-14 school year at
Junipero Serra High School; build presence and knowledge through the
district and state and recruitment/encouragement of further students to
participate in AP courses.

SPEAKERS: Speakers include Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego); Kevin Beiser,
President, San Diego Unified Board of Education; Dale Fleury, National
Math and Science Initiative; Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego
Unified School District; Navy and Marine
representatives.

VISUALS: Ms. Ward¹s class starts at 10:41. Her AP English class is
researching issues and discovering how different opinions can be on one
topic. Each of the VIPs invited to the event will be working with a group
of students. Media is welcome to photograph
and interview students and VIPs during this time, from class start at
10:41 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.

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CONTACT: Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified
School District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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MEDIA ADVISORY -- Announcement of $750,000, Three-Year Grant to Boost Military-Dependent Testing at Serra High

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, April 11, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENT OF $750,000, THREE-YEAR GRANT TO BOOST MILITARY-DEPENDENT TESTING AT SERRA HIGH

WHAT: Announcement of $750,000, three-year grant creating a partnership between the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and the National Math and Science Initiative to help Serra High School military-dependent students to increase achievement and participation in Advanced Placement (AP) courses and tests.

WHEN: 10:40-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2014

WHERE: Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd. (92124). Classroom of Elizabeth Ward, former San Diego Unified Teacher of the Year.

DETAILS: Announcement to kick off the partnership between NMSI and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) implementing and supporting the expansion of NMSI's comprehensive AP Program serving military families for the 2013-14 school year at Junipero Serra High School; build presence and knowledge through the district and state and recruitment/encouragement of further students to participate in AP courses.

SPEAKERS: Speakers include Rep. Scott Peters (D-San Diego); Kevin Beiser, President, San Diego Unified Board of Education; Dale Fleury, National Math and Science Initiative; Cindy Marten, Superintendent, San Diego Unified School District; Navy and Marine representatives.

VISUALS: Ms. Ward's class starts at 10:41. Her AP English class is researching issues and discovering how different opinions can be on one topic. Each of the VIPs invited to the event will be working with a group of students. Media is welcome to photograph and interview students and VIPs during this time, from class start at 10:41 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m.

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CONTACT: Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Masons donate $141,000 for San Diego Unified students

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, April 9, 2014

MASONS DONATE $141,000 TO SAN DIEGO UNIFIED STUDENTS

WHAT: Masons of California present San Diego Unified School District
officials with a check for $141,000 to support learning in the district.

WHEN/WHERE: 9 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014, Rowan Elementary School, 1755
Rowan St. (92105). Directions: South on Fairmount Ave. or I-805 to Home
Ave., west on Home Ave. to Gateway Dr., northwest to 39th St., south to
Rowan St.

DETAILS: On April 10, San Diego public schools will receive a generous
donation from the Masons of California: Local Masons on the fraternity¹s
Public Schools Advisory Council will present district administrators with
$141,000 in support of local teachers and students. The donation is part
of the Mason¹s commitment to make a profound difference for public
education throughout the state.

The programs generously supported by the Masons¹ donation include:

‹ Raising A Reader Literacy Partnership, which strengthens families and
boosts elementary school students¹ chances to succeed academically;

‹ Investment in Success Scholarship Program, which gives deserving high
school seniors a chance to complete a college education.

CONTACTS:

SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT

Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-847-6637 (cell)

MASONS OF CALIFORNIA

Joshua Castro, Philanthropy Coordinator, 415-292-9139


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MEDIA ADVISORY -- SCPA Announces "SCPA Roars Into Downtown"

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts,
April 9, 2014

SCPA ROARS INTO DOWNTOWN

Contact: Richard Trujillo, Artistic Director @ (619) 470-0555 ext. 2211

The SCPA is staging three dynamic shows in a two-week period at The Lyceum
Theatre at Horton Plaza.

WHAT: The San Diego SCPA will stage the Brand New updated version of a
San Diego Original, ³Suds, The Rocking 60¹s Musical Soap Opera², written
by Steve Gunderson and Melinda Gilb, directed by Javier Velasco.

SCPA then performs its Tribute to Frank Sinatra, The Pop Music Concert.
And, closes the two-week run with ³inMotion 2014² the spring dance concert
featuring the legendary dance master Donald McKayle¹s ³The Rainbow Suite²

WHEN: May 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 at 7pm and May 3, 4, 10, 11 at 2pm.
Tickets: $10.00.

WHERE: The Lyceum Theatre at Horton Plaza, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego 92101

VISUALS: please see MORE DETAILS: The San Diego SCPA is a college
preparatory arts-focused school in the San Diego Unified School District.
The SCPA is celebrating its 36th year as a public arts magnet high school,
and features six majors and 12 programs of study in the arts, plus an
outstanding academic curriculum. More information is available at
www.sandi.net/scpa.

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