Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District
October 14, 2011
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 http://www.sandi.net/ . (* Indicates new calendar 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.
17 -- Morse Cluster Meeting, 6 p.m., Morse High School, 6905 Skyline Dr. (92114). Parents, students, community members and staff are all invited. Clusters are a pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 community of schools with established feeder patterns. Within these communities of schools, there are specific needs and interests that are both common and unique to the cluster. Clusters include staff, parents, students and community members. Contact: Dora Maher, firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
*18 -- Be A Reader – Back-to-School Tour, 10 a.m., Normal Heights Elementary School media center, 3750 Ward Road (92116). Read-aloud event and free book giveaway for 55 second graders to help them discover the joy of reading. Erik Smith, exhibits manager for the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, will be our guest reader. He will read “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and bring a weather exhibit to share with the children. Contact: Mary Brophy, Be A Reader PR director, (414) 429-6180 (mobile)
19 -- Scripps Ranch High School Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Scripps Ranch High School, 10410 Treena St. (92131). Parents, students, community members and staff are all invited. Clusters are a pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 community of schools with established feeder patterns. Within these communities of schools, there are specific needs and interests that are both common and unique to the cluster. Clusters include staff, parents, students and community members. Contact: Ann Mena, Principal, (858) 621-9020. Open to the public.
20 -- Great California Shakeout, at schools throughout the district. Contact Jack Brandais if you are interested in covering; 619-725-5570.
20 -- “Building Healthy Communities,” 6 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). The Community Wellness program presents: James P. Comer, MD, MPH, a nationally renowned child psychiatrist, will discuss promoting collaboration among parents, educators and the community to improve social, emotional and academic outcomes for students. Sponsored by the Lincoln High School Youth Health Council and UCSD Center for Community Well-Being. Contact: email@example.com. Free and open to the public.
*20 – Clairemont Cluster Drug Workshop for Parents, 6:30-8 p.m., Marston Middle School auditorium, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Free presentation by Frederick B. Becker, a leading authority on youth drug use and parenting in the United States. Contact: Julee Jenkins, Clairemont Community of Schools chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
22 -- Miramar Ranch Elementary School Halloween Carnival, noon – 5 p.m., 10770 Red Cedar Drive, (92131). 38th annual Halloween Carnival featuring Games, Costume Contest (K-5th), Cake Walk, Haunted House, Popular Food Trucks, Sand Art, Used Book Sale, Music and Dancing. Contact: Robert Hasson, email@example.com. Free and open to the public.
24 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High School Library - 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Meeting of schools and community: Mira Mesa High School, Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker elementary schools. Contact: Bob Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
24-28 -- Red Ribbon Week marked at schools throughout the district. An important part of each year’s drug education programs. Contact Jack Brandais for coverage, (619) 725-5570.
*26 -- Free College Fair, 6-8:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South (92108). High school students and their parents can meet representatives from more than 100 colleges and attend workshops, including Secrets of Selective Colleges, Financing Your College Dream, Top 10 Future Careers in America and The College Athlete. Free admission, parking. Contact: CalSOAP, (858) 569-1866. Open to the public.
*29 – Holmes Elementary School Halloween Carnival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Holmes Elementary School, 4902 Mt. Ararat Dr. (92111). Annual PTA-sponsored event features games, cake walk, food booths. Contact: Jonathan Saipe, principal, (858) 496-8110. Open to the public.
5 -- Curie Elementary School Craft Fair, 4080 Governor Drive (92122). Curie’s 33rd Annual PTA Holiday Craft Fair is famous for its variety of homemade items. Information: Kristen at email@example.com or call (619) 723-0304. Open to the public.
*5 – GLEE Club Sing Out, 7 p.m., Taft Middle School auditorium, 9191 Gramercy Dr. (92123). San Diego staff and students will show-off their musical talents at the fundraiser to support Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) programs at the district. $10 per ticket. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, VAPA director, (858) 539-5349 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
*11 – Veterans Day, all schools and district offices will be closed.
16 -- 14th Annual Garfield High School Thanksgiving Luncheon, 12 noon, The Prado, Balboa Park. Garfield High culinary arts students, under the direction of the Prado chefs, will prepare a delicious Thanksgiving feast. Tickets are $40 in advance; $50 at the door. RSVP by 10/30/11. Contact: Karlene Dockery, email@example.com or (858) 484-1597.
*21 -25 -- Thanksgiving Break. All schools closed; district offices closed to the public.
*1 – Toler School Community Literacy Night/Book Fair, 3350 Baker Street (92117), 5-8 p.m. Celebration of learning and literature, featuring guest speaker Helen Foster James, author of four children’s book including her most recent, “Little America.” Festivities also include student performances, PTA Book Fair, free raffle and Student Council pizza sale. Contact: Amy Murad, firstname.lastname@example.org, (858) 273-0294. Open to the public.
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