Tuesday, March 3, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, March 3, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, March 3, 2015

 

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.

 

MARCH

 

*4 -- Read Across America Day, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Franklin Elementary STEAM Magnet, 4481 Copeland Avenue (92116). Activities include guest readers, school tour, writing activities, a Dr. Seuss Parade and student picnic. Not Open to the Public. Contact: Principal Magdalena Tavasci at (619) 344-3040 or mtavasci@sandi.net.

 

*4 -- Skype Interview with Arun Gandhi, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oak Park Elementary School, 2606 54th St. (92105). Students will conduct the interview with Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mohandas Gandhi. He lived with his grandfather as a young teenager and subsequently spent his lifetime around the pursuit of social justice. Not Open to the Public. Contact: Mick Rabin, teacher, at (619) 985-5608 or mrabin@sandi.net .

 

4 -- Read Across America Celebration, 12:30 – 2 p.m., Rosa Parks Elementary School, 4510 Landis St., (92105). The City Heights elementary school will host a carnival and a free book giveaway for children. Not open to the public. Contact: Linda Zintz, communications director, at (619) 725-5578 or lzintz@sandi.net.

 

4 -- Read Across America Family Literacy Night, 5-7:15 p.m., Field Elementary School, The Clairemont neighborhood school will have a professional storyteller presenting to a large group and then break-out small group participation, local public librarian visitor, take-home craft, family reading room, take-home literacy information packet for parents, and a book giveaway for all children. Not Open to the Public. Contact:  Linda Zintz, communications director, at (619) 725-5578 or lzintz@sandi.net.

 

*4 -- “Indoctrinated” Screening and Panel Discussion, 6-8 p.m., Lincoln High School Performing Arts Center, 4777 Imperial (92113). The film, documentary about sex trafficking in San Diego County, teaches parents and youth what to look for and the tactics used by pimps, predators and gangs. Free. Parental discretion advised due to explicit content. Contact:  Andrea Thrower at athrower@sandi.net or (619) 262-0316.

 

*5 -- Mission Bay Cluster Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., Pacific Beach Elementary, 1234 Tourmaline Street (92109). Contact:  Maria Mikus, Cluster President, at missionbaycluster@gmail.com .

 

*7 -- 2015 Partnership Honor Choir Concert K-12, 7-8:30 p.m., College Avenue Baptist Church, 4747 College Avenue (92115). Concert will feature students from throughout San Diego County. Open to the public. $5 charge at the door. Contact: Kyoko Miura at (858) 256-2703 or kmiura@sandi.net .

 

*9 -- Madison Cluster Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Madison High School, Room 101, 4833 Doliva Drive (92117). Contact Principal Richard Nash at rnash@sandi.net .

 

*9 -- Lincoln Cluster Meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., Porter Elementary North, 445 South 47th St. (92113). Contact: Philip Liburd, Chairperson, at tupride619@yahoo.com

 

*10 – 10th Annual Deaf & Hard of Hearing College and Career Transition Fair, 6-8 p.m., Madison High School, 4833 Doliva Drive (92117). Fair sponsored by the district's Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program and Buchanan Parsons Trust. Thirty plus college and agency vendors onsite as well as other resource information and materials. Complementary dinner provided. Contact:  Fran Knell at (858) 496-8410, ext. 2230 or fknell@sandi.net.

 

*11 -- Morse Cluster Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Zamorano Fine Arts Academy, 2655 Casey St. (92139). Contact: Joann Fields, Chairperson, at MorseCluster@sandi.net 

 

*12 -- Kearny Cluster Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Kearny High Complex Room 301, 7651 Wellington St. (92111). Contact Joe Frescatore, Co-chair, at jfrescatore@sandi.net .

 

*13 -- 9th District PTA Reflections Art Reception, 6-8 p.m., San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road (92111). Art from students across the county will be performed and on display, including: dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, film production and visual arts. This year’s theme is “The world would be a better place if…”  Contact: Debbie Vincent at debbie.pta@gmail.com .

 

*15 -- 2015 Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7-9 p.m., Point Loma Nazarene University, Brown Chapel, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of middle school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District.  There will be a band and orchestra performance. Free, open to the public.  Contact:  Mark Nicholson at (858) 256-2702 or  mnicholson@sandi.net .

March 30 - April 3 -- Spring Break for all schools on traditional calendar. Classes resume on Monday, April 6, 2015. 

 

March 30 – April 24 -- Spring Break for all schools on year-round calendar. Classes resume on Monday, April 27.

 

-- 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, February 27, 2015

Post Board Meeting Agenda, March 3, 2015

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Regular Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=9MHP755D1218

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 Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* 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

MEDIA ADVISORY - San Diego Unified Schools to Celebrate Dr. Seuss and Read Across America

MEDIA ADVISORY From San Diego Unified School District, Feb. 27, 2015

WHAT:  Do you like a good read now and then? If you do, come along as we Read Across America…and back again. San Diego Unified elementary schools will be celebrating the National Education Association’s Read Across America, an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on the birthday of the beloved children's author Dr. Seuss. 

WHEN:  The majority of events will be held on March 2, however, some schools will hold events throughout the week. See event details below.

WHERE:  Various San Diego Unified schools. Please see below for specific addresses.

EVENT DETAILS:

Monday, March 2

-  Sessions Elementary School will be co-hosting its event with its military partners. Following the Monday morning assembly that starts at 7:40 am., the Commanding Officer, Captain Warner, and 20 other military folks will join the school to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. At 8 a.m., the military will be deployed to separate classrooms donning Dr. Seuss hats and carrying Dr. Seuss books, where they will then read to the children. Sessions Elementary School, 2150 Beryl St. (92109).

- Cherokee Point Elementary School will welcome community members from 8–10:30 a.m.  to read and then present a book as a gift to students in grades Pre-K-5. There will be a welcome reception and breakfast in the school library from 8–8:30 a.m. Cherokee Point Elementary School, 3735 38th St., 92015.

-  Jones Elementary School will have five Vons managers read Dr. Seuss books to students from 8–9:40 a.m.  Jones Elementary School, 2751 Greyling Dr., 92123.

-  Walker Elementary School will have a “Literature Comes to Life” staff and student assembly. Grades K-2 (8-9 a.m.); Grades 3-5 (9:30- 10:30 a.m.)  Walker Elementary School, 9225 Hillery Dr., 92124.

-  Fay Elementary School will have guest readers, including Miss California Marina Inserra, San Diego State University’s College of Education Dean Dr. Joseph Johnson, CBS 8 Sports Anchor John Howard and San Diego Unified Board Member Richard Barrera, read a Dr. Seuss or other special book to students. Event kick of starts with an assembly at 8:35 a.m. Fay Elementary School, 4080 52nd St., 92015

-  Edison Elementary School will have a school-wide event from 1:45-2:15 p.m. Student and staff members, along with volunteers from Target, will be sharing their love of reading.  Edison Elementary School, 4077 35th St., 92104.

Tuesday, March 3

-  Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School will have 10 therapy dogs from Paws’itive Teams; authors Kevin Gerard, James Raney and Salina Yoon; and educators Jessica John from Helen Woodward and Krystie Burton from the San Diego Zoo share a book with students from 9:30-11 a.m.  Lindbergh Schweitzer Elementary School, 4133 Mt. Albertine Ave., 92111

Wednesday, March 4

-  Rosa Parks Elementary will host a carnival and a free book giveaway for children from 12:30-2:00 p.m.  Rosa Parks Elementary School, 4510 Landis St., 92105

-  Field Elementary - Family Literacy Night. The school will have a professional storyteller presenting to a large group and then break-out small group participation, local public librarian visitor, take-home craft, family reading room, take-home literacy information packet for parents, and a book giveaway for all children that attend.  5-7:15 p.m.

VISUALS: Children interacting with special guests and receiving books as gifts.

CONTACT: Linda Zintz | Director, Communications | San Diego Unified School District | 619-725-5568

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MEDIA ADVISORY FROM SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ribbon Cutting for Restored Vintage Trolley Honoring Balboa Park Centennial Celebration

MEDIA ADVISORY

February 27, 2015

 

Contact:            Rob Schupp, MTS

               619-557-4511

               Rob.schupp@sdmts.com

 

Ribbon Cutting for Restored Vintage Trolley Honoring Balboa Park Centennial Celebration

 

What:               The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), the San Diego Unified School District and 60 third-graders from Washington Elementary will cut the ribbon and take the inaugural ride on Balboa Park Centennial Car #530 – the latest restored vintage trolley operating on the Silver Line downtown loop.

 

Thanks to grants from SDG&E, nearly a year of restoration work by MTS employees and Balboa Park’s Centennial Celebration, Centennial Car #530 is now ready for service. Attendees will enjoy a celebration at the 12th & Imperial Transit Center and then take the inaugural ride through downtown San Diego.

 

Additionally Centennial Car #530 will be part of a year-long third grade student education program about San Diego’s past and present. Throughout the year, third grade students will be invited to take historic trips on the Silver Line aboard the historic vintage Trolley cars. Both cars will be a history lesson on rails as the interiors will be lined with historic photos of SDG&E, Balboa Park, San Diego Unified School District and MTS.

 

When:              Monday, March 2, 2015

                        11:30 a.m.

 

Where:             12th & Imperial Transit Center

                        San Diego, 92101

                        **Media parking available behind parking structure**

 

Who:                Harry Mathis, MTS Board Chairman

                        Todd Gloria, San Diego City Councilman and MTS Board member

Jim Avery, VP of Power Supply and Clean Transportation, SDG&E

Richard Barrera, San Diego Unified Board Trustee

                        Washington Elementary School Third-Graders

 

Visuals:            Balboa Park Centennial Car #530

                        American Standards singer

                        Washington Elementary School third-graders singing “America”

                        Miniature replica display of the 2015 Centennial Railway Garden from Balboa Park’s Model Railroad Museum

 

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Linda Zintz

Communications Director

8lzintz@sandi.net

(619-725-5578 office

(619-847-6637 mobile

 

 

 

Thursday, February 26, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: Mira Mesa High Marching Band, Color Guard to be Presented With Official Invite to 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, February 26, 2015

 

WHAT: Mira Mesa High School’s “Sapphire Sound” Marching Band and Color Guard have been invited to perform in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. They will be receiving their official invitation and tournament banner from Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen.

 

WHEN:          February 27, 2015, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:        Mira Mesa High School Gymnasium, 10510 Reagan Rd (92126), www.sandi.net/miramesa

 

NOTABLE ATTENDEES: Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen, Superintendent Cindy Martin, Area 2 Superintendent Lamont Jackson, San Diego City Councilman Chris Cate, 3rd District County Supervisor Dave Roberts, Thomas Workman of the U.S. National Parks Service and representatives from Congressman Scott Peter’s office and the Office of San Diego Mayor Kevin Falconer.

 

VISUALS: Mira Mesa High students, parents, teachers and administrators will be gathering at an assembly to celebrate the invitation to the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade.

 

BACKGROUND: The Tournament of Roses President announced earlier this month the 20 bands that will participate in the 2016 Rose Parade. Mira Mesa High is the first school to be presented with their official invitation and banner. Being selected to play the 127th Rose Parade on New Year’s Day is a tremendous opportunity and honor for the students of “Sapphire Sound” Marching Band and Color Guard. For more information about “Sapphire Sound,” please contact Band Director Jeanne Christensen at 858-578-5143.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Rodriguez | San Diego Unified Communications | 619-847-6029.

 

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Post Advisory Committees' Notices

PLEASE NOTE:

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: Charter School Facility Committee (CSFC), Monday, March 2, 2015
Committee Meeting Information:  http://www.sandi.net/Page/72695

·         Notice of Meeting Cancellation: Executive/Governance Subcommittee (ICOC), Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3227  

 

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 Office

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* 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

 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - East Meets West in San Diego’s Most Diverse Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 25 and Feb. 29

MEDIA ADVISORY
For Immediate Release
Contact:  Ana Borja, (619) 335-0245

East Meets West in San Diego's Most Diverse Lunar New Year Celebration

WHAT:   7th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration:  2015 Year of the Sheep

WHEN:   Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015
    5-9 a.m.  Student performances, martial arts demonstrations, classical Chinese musical performances
                9:30 - 11 a.m. Ceremony for local elected officials, community partners, parents 
               
                Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
                11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Public Celebration

WHERE:  Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy
                2445 Fogg Street (9210
           
DETAILS: Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy has many special things to celebrate in this coming Year of the Sheep – it's the language school's second year on its new campus in Pacific Beach; the continuation of teaching Chinese; and expansion to offer other Pacific Rim languages, i.e., Korean and Japanese.  It is the only public school of this kind in the nation.

So, it is with extra excitement that Barnard celebrates the Lunar New Year. On Wednesday, February 25, the school will have the traditional lion dance, martial arts demonstrations, classical Chinese musical performances, and performances by Barnard students. Invited guests include San Diego Mayor, Kevin Faulconer, School Board Members: Richard Barrera, Michael McQuary, Kevin Beiser, and Marne Foster, among others.  

On Saturday, February 29, the public celebration will also include crafts, games, art auction, as well as fabulous performances.  The festival annually draws hundreds of people from all over the county.

Contact:  Ana Borja, (619) 335-0245.

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