Thursday, June 22, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten Continues Tradition of 11th Annual Camping with Students

MEDIA ADVISORY

San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten Continues Tradition of 11th Annual Camping with Students
110 Central Elementary third graders head to Stelzer County Park to experience camping trip for the first time with support from the Jarrett Meeker Foundation

WHEN: June 28, 2017 – June 30, 2017
Media Coverage is available from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. throughout the camping weekend

Superintendent Cindy Marten will be available for interview Wednesday, June 28 from 7:00 p.m. To 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 29 from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

*Please see Schedule of events below for more detailed dates and times*
**As always please confirm coverage prior to arrival**


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

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 28, 29, and 30. This is the 11th 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 28.

"The children from Central Elementary live in the middle of the city with very little opportunity to experience the outdoors," said Supt. Cindy Marten. "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 spend the night, joining 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/>.


Media Inquiries: 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 28
12:00 – Depart Central Elementary School
12:45 – 1:15 – Campground Arrival - Luggage/Restroom/Snack
1:15 – 1:45 – Welcome and Rules – Ranger Christine
1:45 – 2:45 – Break into groups –Scavenger Hunt
2:45 – 5:45 – Break into groups – Native American Life lesson, Owl Pellet lesson
5:30 – 6:30 – Superintendent Cindy Marten arrival/campground tour
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 29
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
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 29
12:15 – Depart Central Elementary
1:00 – 1:30 – Campground Arrival –Luggage /Restroom/Snack
1:30 – 2:00 – Welcome and Rules – Ranger Christine
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 30
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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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Post Notice of Change of Date: ICOC Finance/Audit Subcommittee Meeting, June 29, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Date: ICOC Finance/Audit Subcommittee Meeting—Rescheduled from June 22 to June 29, 2017
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/financeaudit-subcommittee    

 

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

 

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

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Board Services Office

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San Diego, CA  92103

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MEDIA ADVISORY: As San Diego Unified Expands STEAM Programs; California Coast Credit Union Offers Local Teachers Free STREAM Project Funding

Media Advisory

As San Diego Unified Expands STEAM Programs; California Coast Credit Union Offers Local Teachers Free STREAM Project Funding
California Coast Credit Union offering Educator's Grants that provide monetary support for learning opportunities in the subject categories of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math.

WHAT: San Diego Unified expands STEAM programs; California Coast Credit Union offers educator grants in support of STEAM/STREAM subjects.

WHEN: Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Montgomery Middle School, 2470 Ulric St, San Diego, CA 92111
(Press Conference will be held in STEAM Outdoor Garden and Aquaponics lab located off of East Jewett St.)

VISUALS: STEAM Students working in the Aquaponics outdoor science lab

SPEAKERS: San Diego Unified School District Superintendent, Cindy Marten, President & CEO California Coast Credit Union, Todd Lane, Montgomery Middle School Principal, Stephanie Brown

SPECIAL GUESTS: Aquaponics STEAM Teacher, Emalyn Leppard, California Coast Credit Union Senior Vice President of Community & Public Relations, Rene McKee, Manager of California Coast Community & Public Relations, Robert Scheid, and Senior Community Relations Specialist, Marjorie Rice.

DETAILS: San Diego Unified is expanding its Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs into three new magnet schools in 2017-18: Linda Vista and Carson elementary schools and Montgomery Middle School. The $10 million plan to create these magnet schools was funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Cal Coast Cares Foundation, a non-profit foundation created by California Coast Credit Union, is proud to support San Diego Unified's STEAM expansion by offering an Educator's Grant program that provides monetary support to the educational community by funding learning opportunities for students in the STREAM subject categories of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math. Grants range in amounts from $500 to $2,000.

The Aquaponics lab at Montgomery Middle is an example of what STEAM funding can bring to the classroom. A unique hands-on learning experience that encourages students to experience a variety of career's and pathways they may have never thought to explore.

Click the link below to watch Students at Montgomery Middle build a hands-on learning lab using the power of aquaponics!
https://www.sandiegounified.org/schools/montgomery/eco-life-montgomery

Information on how to apply for the Educator's Grant program can be found at:
https://www.calcoastcu.org/news.htm#Grants
or by emailing: calcoastcaresfoundation@calcoastcu.org<mailto:calcoastcaresfoundation@calcoastcu.org>


CONTACT: Isabella McNeil, Communications, 619-341-2343, imcneil@sandi.net<mailto:imcneil@sandi.net>, San Diego Unified: www.sandiegounified.org

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Monday, June 19, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified Free Summer Lunch Program Kicks-off with FREE BBQ for ALL

MEDIA ADVISORY
June 19, 2016



SAN DIEGO UNIFIED KEEPS SUMMER HUNGER AWAY WITH NO COST NUTRITIOUS MEALS

Summer Lunch Program Kicks-off with Free Barbecue Event



WHAT: Students may be out of school for the summer, but hunger does not take a vacation. San Diego Unified once again prepares to kick-off its summer lunch program that provides healthy meals to kids 18 years and younger for free with the annual Summer Fun Café Kickoff BBQ. Along with the free BBQ lunch for all children and accompanying adults, the kickoff will feature a performance by the Fern Street Circus, a community resource fair, and fresh fruits and vegetables for families to take home.



WHEN: Wednesday, June 21

10:30 a.m - 2 p.m.



WHERE: Skyline Hills Community Park

8285 Skyline Drive SD (92114)

Media parking available in main lot off of Skyline Drive



EVENT SHCHEDULE:

**PLEASE CALL for live morning show coverage availability**

10:30 a.m. – Event begins: community resource fair and activity decathlon with FCBEscola coaches.



11:30 a.m.-noon – San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, San Diego Unified Police Chief Mike Marquez, City of San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, City of San Diego Fire Chief Brian Fennessey and board members from the San Diego Unified School District will serve the no cost barbecue lunch.



12:30 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 Food and Nutrition Services.



1:15 p.m. – Prize drawing for children: bicycles, an electric scooter, Padres gift bags, and more.



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 interacting during activities, parents receiving fresh fruits and vegetables to take home.



NOTABLE ATTENDEES/INTERVIEWS: San Diego Unified Superintendent Cindy Marten, San Diego Unified Police Chief Mike Marquez, City of San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, City of San Diego Fire Chief Brian Fennessey and board members from the San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Unified Food & Nutrition Services Director Gary Petill, San Diego Unified Food & Nutrition Services Summer Program Specialist Torin Childress


BACKGROUND: The Summer Fun Café summer meals program is funded through the United States Department of Agriculture's Seamless Summer Feeding Option and requires no paperwork to participate. Meals are served from June 19-August 18 at 58 locations, including schools, park and recreation centers, military community sites, libraries and other community centers.

This year, parents and guardians accompanying their children can also eat at no cost at special barbecue events throughout the summer thanks to donations from Mission Federal Credit Union, San Diego Honda Dealers and General Mills


In the summer of 2016, more than 225,000 meals were served through the Summer Fun Café.



For a complete list of serving sites, hours and special barbecue dates, visit www.sandiegounified.org/summermeals<http://www.sandiegounified.org/summermeals>.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Isabella McNeil | imcneil@sandi.net |C: 619-341-2343

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Post Notice of Change of Date: Props S and Z ICOC Meeting, June 22, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Date: Props S and Z ICOC Meeting—Rescheduled from June 15 to June 22, 2017
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/construction-subcommittee   

 

Please forward to staff as appropriate and print notice 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

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Post Notice of Special Meeting/Agenda, June 20, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting—Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information

·         Special Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m., Conference Room 2249
Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information

 

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


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

·         Audit and Finance: https://www.sandiegounified.org/node/528

·         CAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/cac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         CTEAC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/cteac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information

·         CSFC: https://www.sandiegounified.org/csfc-2016-meetings-schedule       

·         DAC: General Membershiphttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-general-meeting-schedule-and-information; and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/dac-2016-17-executive-meeting-schedule-and-information 

·         DELAC: General Membership and Executive Boardhttps://www.sandiegounified.org/delac-2016-17-meeting-schedule-and-information  

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

Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

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( (619) 725-5550-Office

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Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Post Notice of Change of Time and Location: Props S and Z ICOC, July 20, 2017

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Change of Time and Location: Props S and Z ICOC Meeting—July 20, 2017
Committee Meeting Information: https://www.sandiegounified.org/icoc-meeting

 

Please forward to staff as appropriate and print notice 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-Direct

( (619) 725-5550-Office

7 (619) 297-5624-Fax

* 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