Friday, June 3, 2011

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

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, June 3, 2011

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School

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

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to Those meetings might not be included in
this listing.

(*) New or revised this week.


* 4 -- Pt. Loma High Pops Concert, 5 p.m., Spanish Landing Park, San Diego
Bay. The Pt. Loma High instrumental music program is holding a small
encore to the Rhapsody on the Point program on Saturday evening. Free and
open to the public.

4 -- Soaring Eagles Pow Wow, noon to 10 p.m., Harold Ballard Parent
Center, 2375 Congress St. (92110). Annual celebration of the district¹s
groundbreaking Native American program includes Indian tacos, door prizes,
and American Indian arts and crafts booths. Contact: Vicki Gambala,
program manager, (619) 306-7318. Open to the public.

6 -- Kearny Construction Tech Academy Connect-Ed Certification Ceremony,
10:30 a.m., Stanley E. Foster Construction Tech Academy at Kearny High
School, 7651 Wellington St. (92111). Connect-Ed, a statewide educational
advocacy group, will award Linked Learning Certification to the school.
Contact: Laura Bellofatto, Principal, (858) 496-8370. Not open to the

6 -- Crawford High Cluster Committee Meeting, 6 p.m., Mann Middle School,
4345 54th St. (92115). Discussion and community dialogue with parents and
community members in the Crawford High School Complex area, including
middle and elementary schools that feed into Crawford High. Contact: Dr.
Tony Burks, Area Superintendent, (619) 725-5584. Open to the public.

8 -- San Diego High School Cluster meeting, 5:30 p.m., Burbank Elementary
School Multipurpose Room, 2146 Julian Ave. (92113). Discussion with
parents and community members in the San Diego High area, including middle
and elementary schools that feed into San Diego High. Contact: Dr. Hector
Montenegro, Area Superintendent, (619) 725-7341. Open to the public.

9 -- Madison Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Madison High School,
Room 101, 4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). Discussion and community dialogue with
parents, students, staff and community members in the Madison High School
area, including middle and elementary schools that feed into Madison High.
Contact: Michael Snyder at Open to the

10,13 -- Graduation/Commencement: --The 2011 Graduation and Commencement
ceremonies for high, middle and elementary schools are posted at

13 -- Last day of school, traditional calendar.

17 -- Year-Round Schools Closed.

20 -- Year-Round Schools Closed.

* 22 -- Summer Fun Café Kickoff Barbecue, Skyline Hills Community Park
8285 Skyline Dr. San Diego (92114). Sponsored by the San Diego Unified
School District and the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department.
FREE barbecue for children 18 and under. Parents accompanying children eat
free too. Barbecue features lots of activities and great food. Also on
hand will be valuable support service information. Participants receive a
bag of fresh fruits and vegetables to take home. CalFresh pre-screening
offered. Contact: Gary Petill, Food Services Director, (858) 627-7301.
Open to the public.

29 -- Lincoln High School Center for the Arts Concord Blue Devils Drum and
Bugle Corp Show, 3 p.m., Lincoln High School Stadium, 4777 Imperial Ave.
(92113). After a weeklong workshop with the band students at Lincoln High
School, the world-champion Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corp of Concord,
Calif., will perform live in the Lincoln High Stadium. Contact: Kelli
Dower, Vice Principal. Information: (619) 266-6540. Open to the public.


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

21 -- Last day of year for Year-Round Schools


* 6 -- First day of 2011-12 school year.


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.

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.

Wednesday: Adams Avenue Farmers Market, 3- 7 p.m., Adams Elementary School
playground, 4672 35th Street, San Diego (92116). The Adams Avenue Business
Association coordinates the Farmers Market. A percentage of the proceeds
go to Adams Elementary for fieldtrips and to maintain the school garden.
Contact Principal Derek Murchison at or (619)
284-1158. Open to the public.

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.
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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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