Friday, November 5, 2010

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

Campus Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District
Nov. 5, 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.


5-6 -- Association of California School Administrators Leadership Conference, Manchester Grand Hyatt, One Market Place (92101). Conference by statewide educational organization. Supt. Kowba will be welcoming attendees at first session and San Diego Unified staff is participating. Contact:

5-7 -- Old Globe Theater Southeastern San Diego Residency Project at Lincoln
High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). San Diego theater in its second annual visit to the Performing Arts Center for performances (open to the public) and Globe actors working with students at Lincoln and SCPA.
Media contact: Ana Shapiro, Principal, Lincoln Center for the Arts, (619) 266-6500. Public contact: Old Globe Theater box office, (619) 234-5623.

6 -- Morse High Rising Above Pressure Parent-Student Conference, 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., Morse High School, 6905 Skyline Drive (92114). Learn how to rise above pressure with interactive workshops on topics including Internet safety, applying for college, fitness, culinary arts, high school test prep and careers. Contact: Harry Shelton, Principal, Morse High School, (619) 262-0763. Open to the public.

6 -- San Diego Fiesta Educativa, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southwestern College, 900
Otay Lakes Road, Chula Vista (91910). Fiesta Educativa was founded in
California in 1978 to inform and assist Latino families in obtaining services and in caring for their children with special needs. A limited number of scholarships are available; for more information contact Pat Moulton at (619) 725-7327 or

6 -- AP "Super Saturday," 8 a.m., Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Dr.
(92117). San Diego Unified's Advanced Placement Incentive Program presents a
day of teaching, leading and succeeding in the 21st century for teachers and
counselors. Contact: Suzanne Lindemann, (858) 573-5988. Not open to the

6 -- Curie Elementary Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Curie Elementary
School, 4080 Governor Drive (92122). Sponsored by the PTA at Curie, this
longtime community staple draws more than 100 booths with sellers offering
hundreds of handmade arts and crafts items, food booths, bake sale and silent auction. The Kid's Corner will feature carnival games and entertainment. Contact: Curie PTA, (858) 643-9720 or Open to the public.

9 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Agenda and information: Open to the public.

* 10 - Zamorano School Arts and Crafts Around the World Faire. From 4-6 p.m.
Zamorano School 2655 Casey St. (92139). It's a trip around the world through
the arts. School will showcase variety of arts and crafts and participants get to explore 16 different projects. Kids get "passports" to document their travels around the globe. For information, contact Cynthia Pothier, Not open to the public.

10 -- Serra High School Modernization Project Site Master Planning Design Task Force, 6 p.m., Serra High School, 5156 Santo Rd. (92124). Prop.
S-funded whole-site modernization project, including a new building and stadium upgrades, at Serra High School. Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, (619) 725-7252. Open to the public.

11 -- Veterans Day holiday, all schools and offices closed.

13 -- Pt. Loma High 85th Anniversary Gala, 6 p.m., Liberty Station Conference Center, 2600 Laning Road (92106). Point Loma High School will celebrate 85 years of educational excellence with a weekend of events including the "Once a Pointer, Always a Pointer" gala and auction. Contact:
Cathy Bohlman, Open to the public.

13 -Galadash. Benefitting Point Loma High School. 2335 Chatsworth Blvd.
(92106), starting 8 a.m. It's free, fun, and 85. That's a free fun 5-K Run/Walk through the streets of Point Loma to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Point Loma High. Strollers and dogs welcome. Start and finish at the school stadium. Commemorative event T-shirts available with $10 donation to the PLHS Men's/Women's Cross Country Teams. For more information, contact Barbara Shirts, Open to the public.

* 13 - Family Fun Day and Rummage Sale, supporting the Madison High School
Community of Schools. From 10 am to 3 pm at Madison, 4833 Doliva Drive
(92117). Bag some fun and help support 10 schools in the Madison community!
Event will showcase talent from local schools and raise money for scholarships, school clubs and academic needs. No Early Admission. Featuring great shopping, good food, entertainment from local schools and booths from local businesses that support the schools. Sponsored by PTSA at seven elementary schools: Field, Hawthorne, Holmes, Lafayette, Lindbergh/Schweitzer, Sequoia and Whitman. Also sponsored by two middle schools: Creative Performing Media Arts (CPMA) and Innovation Middle as well as Madison High. For information, contact Greg Williams, (858) 496-8410 x4709, Open to the public.

* 13 - Sibshop Special Education Workshop in Ocean Beach. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at
Point Loma United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (92107). Program geared for the brothers and sisters of students with special needs and to help the family be better connected with the school experience. For more information contact Pat Moulton at or (619) 725-7327. Open to the public.

* 13 -- 21st Century Education Symposium, 8:30 am - 4 pm, Handlery Hotel &
Resort, Presidio Ballroom:, 950 Hotel Circle North (92108). Geared to teachers, administrators, service providers and parents. Featuring parenting experts leading discussions on improving educational outcomes for students, with focus on disabled student education. Fees $40/DSA members/$50 public and $70/90 per couple. For information, call (619) 725.7650 r visit Register through by Nov.
9. Sponsored by: San Diego Unified School District and Down Syndrome
Association of San Diego In collaboration with National Down Syndrome Society and Exceptional Family Resource Center. Open to the public.

16 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center,
4100 Normal St. (92103). Agenda and information: Open to the public.

* 17 - Thurgood Marshall Middle School partners with non-profit anti-bullying program Teen Truth Live. The full day assembly will focus on discussion of bullying, positive body image, drugs and alcohol abuse. From 7:40am-1:00pm, sponsored by PTSA. The goal is to help students stand up to peer pressure and choose smart behavior instead of destructive choices. For information, contact Principal Michelle Irwin, Not open to the public.

22-26 -- Thanksgiving Break. All schools closed. Some district offices will be open Nov. 22-24. All schools and offices are closed Nov. 25-26.

30 -- Board of Education Meeting, 5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center,
4100 Normal St. (92103). Agenda and information: Open to the public.


* 11 - Open House and School of Creative and Performing Arts Information
Session. All day starting at 8:45 a.m. SCPA, 2425 Dusk Drive. (92139). Featuring student art, theatrical and band performances. Event for interested students and families presenting information about what SCPA magnet school has to offer and the application process to get in. Event features exhibit of current student art in the Little Theater. The First 25 attendants win free tickets to that day's 2 p.m. showing of student presentation, "Scrooge, The Musical." Next 25 attendants win
free tickets to t 7 p.m. performance. For information, call (619) 725-7153 or visit, (619) 470-055 ext. 233. Open to the public.

20-31 -- Winter break and district office furlough. All schools and offices closed.


3 -- Traditional-calendar schools and district offices reopen.


* 14 - Ladies of Science in the City. Serra High will host UCSD Chancellor UCSD Marye Anne Fox and 30 members of the Ladies of Science program for a
luncheon followed by a special session in the school's science classes with a pickle experiment conducted by UCSD chemistry professor James Whitesell,
who is also the chancellor's husband. For information, contact Serra science
teacher Erika Senegar-Mitchell, Not open to the public


19-26 -- San Diego Science Festival, on SDUSD campuses and in various
locations around San Diego. More than 75,000 students, parents, scientists,
educators, and other community members are anticipated to take part in this
year's activities, with over 30,000 expected on Expo Day, a free-to-the-
community event. Contact: Mary Jo Ball, San Diego Science Festival, Managing
Director (858) 822-4470. Selected events are open to the public.


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 Farmer's 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.,
Scripps Mesa Conference Center, 10380 Spring Canyon Rd. (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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Jack Brandais
Communications Department
San Diego Unified School District
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