Friday, October 28, 2011

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

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, October 28, 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
(Indicates new items added since last week.)

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

For a schedule and information on the district's school closure and
realignment effort, go to


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.

29 -- Sunset View Elementary Halloween Carnival, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Sunset
View Elementary School, 4365 Hill St. (92107). The 53rd annual event
includes a by-grade costume contest, slime booth, obstacle course and
more. Go to for more information.

31 -- Trustee Scott Barnett News Conference, 11 a.m., Eugene Brucker
Education Center, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Trustee Barnett will reveal his
plan to save the district from insolvency. Contact: Scott Barnett,, 619-857-1857. Open to media only.


5 -- Curie Elementary School Craft Fair, 4080 Governor Drive (92122).
Curie¹s 33rd Annual PTA Holiday Craft Fair is famous for its variety of
homemade items. Information: Kristen at 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 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, or (858) 484-1597.

16 -- Scripps Ranch High School Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Scripps Ranch
High School, 10410 Treena St. (92131). Open to the public.

17 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive, San Diego (92117). Parents, staff, students
and community members interested in supporting the schools in the
Clairemont High School feeder pattern (Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes
and Toler elementary, Marston Middle and Clairemont High schools) are
invited to join the Clairemont Community of Schools. Contact: Julee
Jenkins, Open to the public.

17 -- Henry High School Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Patrick Henry High
School, 6702 Wandermere Dr. (92120). Open to the public.

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 children¹s book including her
most recent, ³Little America.² Festivities also include student
performances, PTA Book Fair, free raffle and Student Council pizza sale.
Contact: Amy Murad,, (858) 273-0294. 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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