Friday, July 9, 2010

NEWS RELEASE-- Campus Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District, July 9, 2010


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 new district website at


(*) New or revised this week.





13 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Open to the public. Information:


* 13 -- 5th Annual City Heights Giant Puppet Parade and Celebration, 9 a.m. Hundreds of children will march in the annual Welcome to Middle School Parade from Monroe Clark Middle to Rosa Parks Elementary. Joining festivities will be Hoover High students and giant puppets, dragons, African figures and children in traditional masks. It's a rite of passage, literally, for graduates of Rosa Parks to move on to the next level at middle school, part of a 12-year partnership of the three schools in the City Heights Educational Collaborative, supported by San Diego State University and Price Charities. The parade route: From Monroe Clark Middle School field, 4388 Thorn St., east on Myrtle Avenue and north on 45th Street to Rosa Parks, 4510 Landis St., circle the elementary school playground and then back to Clark. Contact:  Midge Backensto, City Heights Collaborative, (619) 594-3054, Jack Brandais, San Diego Unified, (619) 725-5570, Open to the public.



17 -- SCPA 'Hairspray' Preview and Fundraiser, 6 p.m., Lyceum Theater, 324 Horton Plaza (92101). Gala reception will include complimentary appetizers, and desserts, as well as a silent auction and entertainment. Special preview performance of "Hairspray" will follow at 8 p.m. Students at SCPA are heavily involved in the production. Contact: Mitzi Lizarraga, principal,(619) 470-0555. Open to the public.


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


27 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Open to the public. Information:




3 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Open to the public. Information:


14 -- Military Parents' Resource Enrollment Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Drive (92124). Military families new to the area are invited to register for any San Diego Unified school, plus learn about the various resources available to them from the district, the Navy, Marine Corps and the San Diego community. Contact: Pamela Hosmer, Children and Youth in Transition,, or Shannon Milder, (619) 991-2509. Open to the public.


*21 -- New ERAA Rally for Education and Festival: Everybody Recommitting to Academic Achievement. Lincoln High School,  4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free workshops and festival aimed at parent engagement for parents, guardians and students K-12. Continental breakfast and lunch included  Childcare available for conference only, for children ages 3-5 and potty trained. Register by fax: to Pazzaz Inc., (619) 264-6897, or by mail to Pizzaz Inc., 913 Euclid Ave., 92105 or by online at More information contact:  Pazzaz 619-264-6870 or email: Free and open to the public.




*7 -- First day for students at all schools. Information:




Tuesday: Powwow Workshop Soaring Eagles, 6 p.m. Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Ave. (92110). Enjoy free potluck supper and practice for Soaring Eagles student dance troupe, and pitch in to help the children learn history, heritage and performance lessons. Part of Parent Outreach's American Indian Education Program. Contact: Chuck Cadotte or Vickie Gambala,

(619) 994-0392. Free and open to public


Tuesday: Mira Mesa Farmer¹s Market, Mira Mesa High School, 3-7 p.m., 10510 Reagan Road (92126). Some proceeds go to the Mira Mesa High School Foundation. Contact:


Saturday: Scripps Ranch Farmers Market and Art Festival, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School, 11778 Cypress Canyon Road (92131).

(92131). Contact: Bev Cassity, (858) 586-7933,, or visit Open to the public.


Sunday: La Jolla Elementary Open Air Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., La Jolla (92037). Proceeds benefit La Jolla Elementary School. Market hotline, (858) 454-1699. Web site: Open to the public.


Monday: Yoga at Crawford, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Crawford High Educational Complex, 4191 Colts Way (92115). Free yoga classes open to all, students as well as community members. Contact Lara Gutierrez, or Open to the public.


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