Friday, January 27, 2012

Post Special Mtg Notice & Agendas, January 31, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice and Call of Special Meetings, Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Closed Session Agenda, January 31, 2012, 11:00 a.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 1:00 p.m., Room 2226 & Auditorium
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8PJQHX684BE5

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

Thanks.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

Post Advisory Cmtes' Notices

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Location Change: Career Technical Education Advisory Committee (CTEAC), February 1, 2012
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3160

·         Notice of Cancellation: ICOC Audit Subcommittee, February 6, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3228

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

 

Thank you.

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

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

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, January 27, 2012

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 www.sandi.net.
(Indicates new 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.

January

28 ­ All Schools Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Palisades Recital Hall, Balboa
Park (92103). The 4th Annual All Schools Fair provides parents throughout
San Diego County an opportunity to obtain information on the various
programs offered within the San Diego Unified School District. Live
student performances throughout the day. Admission is free. Contact:
Carolyn Goohs, magnet program director, 619-725-5672. Open to the public.

31 ­ Whitman Elementary Star Party, 6:30 ­ 8:30 p.m., 4050 Appleton
Street, (92117). Whitman Elementary School¹s blacktop is the setting for
an evening of star gazing through the San Diego Astronomy Club's
telescopes. Set your sights on several planets, the moon, some of the
stars in our galaxy, or other celestial bodies in the universe. Contact:
Wyvona Barrett, 858-273-2700, ext. 117. Open to the public.

February

1 -- African American History Month.

2 -- Transforming Education -- Education Re-Energized, 5:30 p.m., USS
Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive (92101). Best-selling author and
leadership consultant Steve Farber will share the perspectives of his
book, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, and will lead a discussion of
educators who¹ve successfully implemented his ³Leap² tenets of Love,
Energy, Audacity and Proof and Extreme Leadership. In addition, you¹ll
have the rare opportunity to meet representatives from many of the
region¹s most generous corporate and community-sponsored education
initiatives. Contact: Jim Esterbrooks, County Office of Education, (858)
292-3719. Open to the public.

3 -- Clairemont High Community Tri Mathlon, 6-8 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Dr. Tri Mathlon is a math competition for
mathletes of all abilities where kids compete by grade-level. The contest
features three worksheets involving problems that use number sense, not
special formulas or calculators. Students from throughout the Clairemont
High cluster (middle and elementary schools that feed to Clairemont High
School) will compete. Contact: Julee Jenkins, Clairemont Community of
Schools, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Not open to the public.

* 3 -- Food Trucks Rally Benefitting Birney Elementary School, 3:30-7
p.m., New Vision Christian Fellowship, 4353 Park Blvd. (92103). Tabe,
FoodFar, New York on Rye, Groggy's and Mrs. Frostie food trucks are
schedule to circle to help rebuild the auditorium and cafeteria at Birney
Elementary School. The school's facilities were damaged in a Jan. 17 fire.
Contact: Friends of Alice Birney Foundation, AliceBirneyFriends@gmail.com.
Open to the public.

4 -- Barnard Elementary Chinese New Year Celebration, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Barnard Elementary School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). The Mandarin Chinese
magnet school invites the community to this traditional Chinese ceremony
to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Contact: Edward Park, Principal, (619)
224-3306. Open to the public.

* 4 -- Ocean Beach Elementary Compost Family Workshop, 11 a.m., Ocean
Beach Elementary School, 4741 Santa Monica Ave. (92107). OB Green Gold,
the community support group for the school garden at Ocean Beach
Elementary, will be holding a workshop on small-scale composting. Contact:
Anne, obgreengold@gmail.com. Open to the public.

15 -- School Choice Applications Due for 2012-13. All applications online
at http://www.sandi.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=902

16 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

25 -- High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Copley Symphony
Hall, 750 B St. (92101). Enjoy a concert with the best musicians from high
schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

March

2-4 -- FIRST Robotics Competition, 8 a.m. daily, Valley View Casino
Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. (92110). The FIRST Robotics Competition is
an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and young
people together to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and
competitive way. Contact: http://www.sandiegoregional.com/. Open to the
public.

3 -- Assn. of African American Educators Annual Conference, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m., Mission Valley Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive (92108). This
year¹s theme is ³Transforming Lives: Building Bridges and Closing Gaps.²
More information at www.aaaesandiego.org. Contact: Alma Hills,
619-479-2727 or ahills@sandi.net. Open to the public. Pre-registration
required.

3 -- City-County Partnership Honor Choir, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma
Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Elementary, middle and
high school choirs from all over San Diego county will join together and
make beautiful music. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858)
539-5349. Open to the public.

10 -- Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 middle
school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District.
There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, Director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

15 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

22 -- La Jolla Cluster Views "Race to Nowhere," 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). "Race to Nowhere: The Dark
Side of America's Achievement Culture" will be watched, followed by a
panel discussion The cluster association first showed this film in October
2010, and it prompted changes in homework policies at some public.
Tickets: $10. If more than 50 attend, the school will be given a copy of
the movie. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

22 -- Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120
elementary school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School
District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

23 -- Adams Elementary School 50th Anniversary Celebration, 5-7 p.m., 4672
35th St. (92116). Contact Derek Murchison, principal, at (619) 284-1158 or
dmurchison@sandi.net. Open to the public.

April

2-6 ­ Spring Break for traditional school sites. All schools are closed.

19 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

26 -- College Orientation with Lynn O'Shaugnessy, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
School, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). An expert on the college admission
process, O'Shaughnessy is the local author of the Amazon bestseller: The
College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the
Right Price. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the
public.

May

17 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

17 -- La Jolla Cluster Hosts Richard Louv, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High Parker
Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). Richard Louv is author of eight
books about the connections between family, nature and community. His
newest book is The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of
Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), which offers a new vision of the
future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in
technology. Tickets: $10. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open
to the public.

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Notes to editors and reporters:
To receive news releases by e-mail from San Diego Unified, go to
www.sandi.net/comm/media/signup
Friday Notes Online: Each Friday afternoon, the superintendent's office
updates district staff and community on a variety of issues. The
newsletter is posted online at www.sandi.net/fridaynotes.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NEWS RELEASE -- Freese Elementary Gets $100,000 Grant from Target Corp.

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, January 25, 2011

FREESE ELEMENTARY GETS $100,000 GRANT FROM TARGET CORPORATION

SAN DIEGO -- Freese Elementary Arts and Culture Magnet School in the
Skyline neighborhood has been awarded a $100,000 grant by Target
Corporation, nominated by viewers of TV's Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The grant will be used to support the school's Arts and Culture Magnet
Program and purchase new books.

"I'm just so excited at what this will mean for our school," said Alma
Hills, Freese Principal. "Due to budget cuts, our Arts and Culture
program, which provides every Freese student with rich experiences in
music, dance, theatre and visual arts, has been in danger of being
eliminated.

"Additionally, Freese library book collections have been severely worn,
due to our ambitious Scholastic Reading Counts independent reading
program, in which Freese students have read more than 100 million words
for multiple years. I want to especially thank Mary Pat Hutt, Freese¹s
Arts and Culture Resource teacher, who submitted the nomination."

As an Arts and Culture Magnet school, Freese students constantly expand
their cultural knowledge by exploring topics with local artists,
musicians, dancers and actors, both on and off campus. All students in
grades kindergarten through five participate in six- to eight-week arts
and culture rotations, which are often enhanced by field trips and
assemblies.

Superintendent Bill Kowba saluted not only the commitment to education by
Target and the Ellen DeGeneres Show, but the excellent program at Freese.

"The Freese community took the initiative to pursue this important
opportunity and deserves great credit for that," he said. "Not only is the
funding appreciated, but the national recognition again highlights the
quality education that students receive at Freese and all over the San
Diego Unified School District."

As the Feb. 15 deadline for school choice applications approaches, Freese
is holding open houses so prospective parents can tour the site and
explore the programs. Contact the school at (619) 479-2727 for a schedule.
In addition, Freese will have a display at this Saturday's All Schools
Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park.
Find Freese online at www.sandi.net/freese

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CONTACT:

Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Barnard Mandarin Chinese Magnet School Invites San Diego to Celebrate Chinese New Year

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, January 24, 2012

BARNARD MANDARIN CHINESE MAGNET SCHOOL INVITES SAN DIEGO TO CELEBRATE
CHINESE NEW YEAR

WHAT: 2012 Year of the Dragon Ceremonies for school community

WHEN:

SCHOOL CELEBRATION: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012 (Students and
performers will be available at 5:30 a.m. for morning shows; make special
arrangements.)

PUBLIC CELEBRATION: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4

WHERE: Barnard Elementary School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110).

DETAILS: Once again, San Diego's Mandarin Chinese Magnet School will be
celebrating the Chinese New Year with traditional lion dance, martial arts
demonstrations, classical Chinese musical performances, and performances by
Barnard¹s incredible students. The students will be performing Chinese
songs and dances, with good food available. Proceeds help support the
programs at the school.

MORE DETAILS:
http://www.barnardelementary.com/ourpages/auto/2012/1/17/57152818/press%20r
elease%20cny%202012%20.pdf

CONTACT: Eddie Park, Principal, (619) 224-3306; Lorenza Levy, parent,
(858) 334-5237.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Post Notice of Addendum & Revised Closed Session Agenda, January 24, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Addendum to Regular Closed Session Agenda, Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Revised Closed Session Agenda, January 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

Thanks.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

Friday, January 20, 2012

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

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District, January 20, 2012

 

Your coverage is invited of any of the following upcoming events on the campuses of the San Diego Unified School District. (*Indicates new items added since last week.) For more items, check out the calendar on the front of the district website at www.sandi.net .

 

For a calendar of noticed public meetings, go to www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar . Those meetings might not be included in this listing.

 

JANUARY

 

* 23 – University City Cluster Committee, 4:30 p.m., University City High School Media Center, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the University City High School cluster are: Curie, Doyle and Spreckels elementary schools; Standley Middle School; and University City High School. Contact:  Jeff Olivero, UC High principal, jolivero@sandi.net . Open to the public.

 

* 23 – Serra High School Cluster Council Meeting, 5 p.m., Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr. (92124) Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Serra High School cluster are: Hancock, Kumeyaay, Miller, Tierrasanta and Vista Grande elementary schools; DePortola and Farb middle schools; and Serra High School. Contact: Susan Levy, Farb principal, slevy@sandi.net . Open to the public.

 

* 23 – Madison Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Madison High School, 4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Madison community are: Field, Hawthorne, Holmes, Lafayette, Lindbergh/Schweitzer, Sequoia and Whitman elementary schools; Creative, Performing and Media Arts and Innovation middle schools; Mt. Everest and Muir K-12; and Madison High School. Contact:  Richard Nash, Madison principal, rnash@sandi.net . Open to the public.

 

23 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High School, 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Mira Mesa cluster are: Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker elementary schools; Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, and Mira Mesa High School. Contact: Bob Turner, rturner4@san.rr.com . Open to the public.

 

* 26 -- Project Ujima: An African American Perspective on Traditional and Modern Discipline Techniques that Work, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tubman-Chavez Multicultural Center, 415 N. Euclid (92114). Free parent class. Workshop participants will examine the meanings and goals of traditional and modern Black Discipline strategies. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the range of choices available for disciplining children in ways that promote positive self-esteem, harmony in the home, school and community, and stronger parent-child relationships. Contact:  Elneda Shannon at (619) 293-443. Open to the public.

 

* 28 -- Free Cash for College FAFSA Workshop, 9 a.m. to Noon, Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Avenue (92113). High school students and their parent/guardian can get free assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Bilingual assistance available. Contact: Cal-SOAP, 858-569-1136. Open to the public.

 

* 28 – All Schools Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Palisades Recital Hall, Balboa Park (92103). The 4th Annual All Schools Fair provides parents throughout San Diego County an opportunity to obtain information on the various programs offered within the San Diego Unified School District. Live student performances throughout the day. Admission is free. Contact:  Carolyn Goohs, magnet program director, 619-725-5672. Open to the public.

 

* 31 – Whitman Elementary Star Party, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., 4050 Appleton Street, (92117). Whitman Elementary School’s blacktop is the setting for an evening of star gazing through the San Diego Astronomy Club's telescopes.  Set your sights on several planets, the moon, some of the stars in our galaxy, or other celestial bodies in the universe. Contact: Wyvona Barrett, 858-273-2700, ext. 117.  Open to the public.

 

FEBRUARY

 

2 -- Transforming Education -- Education Re-Energized, 5:30 p.m., USS Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive (92101).  Best-selling author and leadership consultant Steve Farber will share the perspectives of his book, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, and will lead a discussion of educators who’ve successfully implemented his “Leap” tenets of Love, Energy, Audacity and Proof and Extreme Leadership. In addition, you’ll have the rare opportunity to meet representatives from many of the region’s most generous corporate and community-sponsored education initiatives. Contact: Jim Esterbrooks, County Office of Education, (858) 292-3719. Open to the public.

 

3 -- Clairemont High Community Tri Mathlon, 6-8 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Dr. Tri Mathlon is a math competition for mathletes of all abilities where kids compete by grade-level.  The contest features three worksheets involving problems that use number sense, not special formulas or calculators. Students from throughout the Clairemont High cluster (middle and elementary schools that feed to Clairemont High School) will compete. Contact: Julee Jenkins, Clairemont Community of Schools, julee.jenkins@gmail.com . Not open to the public.

 

4 -- Barnard Elementary Chinese New Year Celebration, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Barnard Elementary School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). The Mandarin Chinese magnet school invites the community to this traditional Chinese ceremony to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Contact: Edward Park, Principal, (619) 224-3306. Open to the public.

 

15 -- School Choice Applications Due for 2012-13. All applications online at http://www.sandi.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=902

 

16 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com . Open to the public.

 

25 -- High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St. (92101). Enjoy a concert with the best musicians from high schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

 

MARCH

 

2 -- Assn. of African American Educators Annual Conference, 5-9 p.m., Mission Valley Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive (92108). This year’s theme is “Transforming Lives: Building Bridges and Closing Gaps.”  More information at www.aaaesandiego.org. Contact:  Alma Hills, 619-479-2727 or ahills@sandi.net . Open to the public. Pre-registration required.

 

3 -- Assn. of African American Educators Annual Conference, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Mission Valley Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive (92108). This year’s theme is “Transforming Lives: Building Bridges and Closing Gaps.”  More information at www.aaaesandiego.org. Contact:  Alma Hills, 619-479-2727 or ahills@sandi.net . Open to the public. Pre-registration required.

 

3 -- City-County Partnership Honor Choir, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Elementary, middle and high school choirs from all over San Diego county will join together and make beautiful music. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

 

10 -- Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 middle school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, Director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

 

15 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com . Open to the public.

 

22 -- La Jolla Cluster Views "Race to Nowhere," 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). "Race to Nowhere: The Dark Side of America's Achievement Culture" will be watched, followed by a panel discussion The cluster association first showed this film in October 2010, and it prompted changes in homework policies at some public. Tickets: $10. If more than 50 attend, the school will be given a copy of the movie. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com . Open to the public.

 

22 -- Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 elementary school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

 

23 -- Adams Elementary School 50th Anniversary Celebration, 5-7 p.m., 4672 35th St. (92116). Contact Derek Murchison, principal, at (619) 284-1158 or dmurchison@sandi.net . Open to the public.

 

APRIL

 

2 – 6 – SPRING BREAK for traditional school sites. All schools are closed.

 

19 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com . Open to the public.

 

26 -- College Orientation with Lynn O'Shaugnessy, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High School, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). An expert on the college admission process, O'Shaughnessy is the local author of the Amazon bestseller: The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com . Open to the public.

 

MAY

 

17 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com . Open to the public.

 

17 -- La Jolla Cluster Hosts Richard Louv, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). Richard Louv is author of eight books about the connections between family, nature and community. His newest book is The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), which offers a new vision of the future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in technology. Tickets: $10. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com . Open to the public.

 

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Notes to editors and reporters:

To receive news releases by e-mail from San Diego Unified, go to www.sandi.net/comm/media/signup Friday Notes Online: Each Friday afternoon, the superintendent's office updates district staff and community on a variety of issues. The newsletter is posted online at www.sandi.net/fridaynotes

 

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Linda Zintz

Communications Director

San Diego Unified School District

619-725-5578 (office)

619-847-6637 (mobile)

619-725-5576 (Fax)

lzintz@sandi.net 

 

 

 

Post Mtg Notices & Agendas, January 24, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice of Special Meeting, Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 9:30 a.m., Room 2226
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8PKPAZ638A90

·         Regular Meeting Agenda January 24, 2012, 5:00 p.m., Auditorium
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·         Closed Session Agenda, January 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

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Board Services

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San Diego, CA  92103

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NEWS RELEASE -- Birney Elementary School Reopens After Fire

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, Jan. 17, 2012

BIRNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REOPENS AFTER FIRE

SAN DIEGO -- Alice Birney Elementary School will reopen on Wednesday, Jan.
18, following an early morning fire on Jan. 17 that damaged the school's
combination auditorium-cafeteria and adjacent kitchen. There were no
injuires reported.

The International Studies Magnet School will begin its Winter quarter on
Wednesday, a day late. Birney is on a year-round schedule and its more
than 500 students have been on vacation since Dec. 19. Staff has been
working all day to ensure that a safe school is available for students on
Wednesday.

"It should be close to a normal day for us," said Amanda Hammond-Williams,
principal. "We'll talk with our students about what happened, then it's
back to work."

The full cost of repair is still being determined by San Diego Unified
School District staff. There was fire and smoke damage to the building,
which is separate from other structures at the campus. Structural repairs,
and replacement of fixtures and equipment will be funded by the district,
however there were losses of materials for the school's drama and before-
and after-school programs that are not expected to be covered.

"We estimate that it will cost about $50,000 to replace all the materials
we had stored in the auditorium," said Hammond-Williams. Donations to the
school can be made through the foundation, which is online at
http://friendsofalicebirney.org/

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Friday, January 13, 2012

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

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, January 13, 2012

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 www.sandi.net.
(Indicates new 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.

January

14-15 -- E-Waste Drop-off, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University City High School,
6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Drop off those old TVs, computers and other
electronic gear. Proceeds benefit the University City High School Cheer
Squad. Contact: (619) 822-2680. Open to the public.

14 -- Clairemont High School Cheerleading Clinic, 8 a.m. to noon,
Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Dr. (92117). The big kids will be
teaching the little kids as Chieftain Varsity Cheer squad invites all kids
age 4 and up to this clinic that raises money for the program. Cost: $20;
participants get a t-shirt and a bow to wear at their performance.
Contact: Cheryl Esselstein, (858) 273-0201, ext. 4305. Not open to the
public.

16 -- Martin Luther King Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

17 -- Year-round schools reopen.

19 -- Patrick Henry High School Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Patrick Henry
High School, 6702 Wandermere Dr. (92120). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Henry cluster are: Benchley/Weinberger, Dailard, Foster, Gage,
Green, Hardy, Hearst and Marvin elementary schools; Lewis and Pershing
middle schools; and Patrick Henry High School. Contact: David Downey,
Principal, Foster Elementary, ddowney@sandi.net; or Pat Crowder,
Principal, Henry High School, pcrowder@sandi.net. Open to the public.

19 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

* 19 ­ Grant K-8 School Winter Showcase, 6 ­ 7:30 p.m., 1425 Washington
Place (92103). Find out all the Grant School has to offer middle school
students, including all core classes and a variety of electives including
foreign language, digital media design and a full band and orchestra.
Contact: Donald Craig, principal, at (619) 293-4420 or dcraig@sandi.net.
Open to the public.

20 ­ 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, 9:30 a.m., Knox Middle
School, 1098 S. 49th St. (92113). Students, parents, staff and community
members will gather for this annual event that begins with a program
focused on Dr. King¹s ³I Have a Dream² speech and concludes with a march
around the neighborhood. Contact: Garry Rollins, principal, at
619-262-2473.

23 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High
School, 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Parents, students and community members
are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at
the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Mira
Mesa cluster are: Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker
elementary schools; Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, and Mira
Mesa High School. Contact: Bob Turner, rturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the
public.

February

2 -- Transforming Education -- Education Re-Energized, 5:30 p.m., USS
Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive (92101). Best-selling author and
leadership consultant Steve Farber will share the perspectives of his
book, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, and will lead a discussion of
educators who¹ve successfully implemented his ³Leap² tenets of Love,
Energy, Audacity and Proof and Extreme Leadership. In addition, you¹ll
have the rare opportunity to meet representatives from many of the
region¹s most generous corporate and community-sponsored education
initiatives. Contact: Jim Esterbrooks, County Office of Education, (858)
292-3719. Open to the public.

3 -- Clairemont High Community Tri Mathlon, 6-8 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Dr. Tri Mathlon is a math competition for
mathletes of all abilities where kids compete by grade-level. The contest
features three worksheets involving problems that use number sense, not
special formulas or calculators. Students from throughout the Clairemont
High cluster (middle and elementary schools that feed to Clairemont High
School) will compete. Contact: Julee Jenkins, Clairemont Community of
Schools, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Not open to the public.

4 -- Barnard Elementary Chinese New Year Celebration, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Barnard Elementary School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). The Mandarin Chinese
magnet school invites the community to this traditional Chinese ceremony
to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Contact: Edward Park, Principal, (619)
224-3306. Open to the public.

15 -- School Choice Applications Due for 2012-13. All applications online
at http://www.sandi.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=902

* 16 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

25 -- High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Copley Symphony
Hall, 750 B St. (92101). Enjoy a concert with the best musicians from high
schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.
March

* 2 -- Assn. of African American Educators Annual Conference, 5-9 p.m.,
Mission Valley Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive (92108). This year¹s
theme is ³Transforming Lives: Building Bridges and Closing Gaps.² More
information at www.aaaesandiego.org. Contact: Alma Hills, 619-479-2727 or
ahills@sandi.net. Open to the public. Pre-registration required.

* 3 -- Assn. of African American Educators Annual Conference, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m., Mission Valley Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive (92108). This
year¹s theme is ³Transforming Lives: Building Bridges and Closing Gaps.²
More information at www.aaaesandiego.org. Contact: Alma Hills,
619-479-2727 or ahills@sandi.net. Open to the public. Pre-registration
required.

3 -- City-County Partnership Honor Choir, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma
Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Elementary, middle and
high school choirs from all over San Diego county will join together and
make beautiful music. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858)
539-5349. Open to the public.

10 -- Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 middle
school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District.
There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, Director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

* 15 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

22 -- La Jolla Cluster Views "Race to Nowhere," 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). "Race to Nowhere: The Dark
Side of America's Achievement Culture" will be watched, followed by a
panel discussion The cluster association first showed this film in October
2010, and it prompted changes in homework policies at some public.
Tickets: $10. If more than 50 attend, the school will be given a copy of
the movie. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

22 -- Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120
elementary school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School
District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

* 23 -- Adams Elementary School 50th Anniversary Celebration, 5-7 p.m.,
4672 35th St. (92116). Contact Derek Murchison, principal, at (619)
284-1158 or dmurchison@sandi.net. Open to the public.

April

* 2 ­ 6 ­ SPRING BREAK for traditional school sites. All schools are
closed.

* 19 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

26 -- College Orientation with Lynn O'Shaugnessy, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
School, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). An expert on the college admission
process, O'Shaughnessy is the local author of the Amazon bestseller: The
College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the
Right Price. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the
public.

May

* 17 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive (92117). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman, Holmes and Toler
elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High School. Contact:
Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the public.

* 17 -- La Jolla Cluster Hosts Richard Louv, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). Richard Louv is author of
eight books about the connections between family, nature and community.
His newest book is The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of
Nature-Deficit Disorder (Algonquin), which offers a new vision of the
future, in which our lives are as immersed in nature as they are in
technology. Tickets: $10. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open
to the public.

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Post Special Mtg Notice & Agenda, January 17, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·         Notice and Call of Special Meeting, Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

·         Special Meeting Agenda—Tuesday, January 17, 2012, 4:00 p.m., Room 2226
BoardDocs Agenda Link: http://www.boarddocs.com/ca/sandi/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=8Q9VBT7FFF14

Please forward to staff and as appropriate, print notice(s) and/or agenda(s) and post in a prominent, accessible location at your site.

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Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

NEWS RELEASE -- Edison, SD High International Studies are Blue Ribbon Nominees

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, January 11, 2012

EDISON, SD HIGH INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ARE BLUE RIBBON NOMINEES

SAN DIEGO -- Edison Elementary School and the School of International
Studies at the San Diego High Educational Complex have been nominated for
Blue Ribbons from the U.S. Department of Education.

The two schools were in a group of 35 submitted by the state Department of
Education. Nominees generally receive the awards, which are generally
announced in the fall by the U.S. Department of Education.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and non-public
elementary, middle, and high schools where students achieve at very high
levels and/or where the achievement gap in narrowing. The Program sets a
standard of excellence for all schools striving for the highest level of
achievement.

"Both of these schools have outstanding, innovative programs and
hard-working students in very challenging neighborhoods," said
Superintendent Bill Kowba. "Edison is a national leader in
English-language learning and International Studies is regularly near the
top of America's best high schools lists."

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is part of a larger U.S.
Department of Education effort to identify and disseminate knowledge about
best school leadership and teaching practices. Each year since 1982, the
U.S. Department of Education has sought out schools where students attain
and maintain high academic goals, including those that beat the odds.

"There are only two other school districts of the thousand in the state
that had two schools nominated," said Kowba. "This is another indication
of the fine learning being done by students, the fine teaching being done
by our teachers and all the fine work being done by our staff."

Nearly a dozen San Diego Unified schools have been honored over the years
with a Blue Ribbon, most recently 2010, when the School of Digital Media
and Design at Kearny High and Preuss UCSD charter picked up the prize. For
more information on the Blue Ribbon winners, go to
http://www.sandi.net/Page/33040.


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Friday, January 6, 2012

Post Closed Session Agenda, January 10, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:

 

·            Closed Session Agenda—Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m., Room 2249,
Open & Closed Session Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/page/3248

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Thank you.

 

 

Josefina Viorato

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Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

* jviorato@sandi.net

 

 

 

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ --Nelson Mandela

 

 

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

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, January 6, 2012

Media Calendar -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District

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 www.sandi.net.
(Indicates new 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.

January

7 -- Mira Mesa High Class of 2013 Rummage Sale, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mira
Mesa High School, 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Help raise money for the Class
of 2013 activities by buying some fine items. Contact: Mary Jensen, ASB
Advisor, (858) 566-2262. Open to the public.

9 -- Madison Community of Schools Meeting, 5:30 p.m., Madison High School,
Madison High School, 4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). Parents, students and
community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses
educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary
schools. Schools in the Madison community are: Field, Hawthorne, Holmes,
Lafayette, Lindbergh/Schweitzer, Sequoia and Whitman elementary schools;
Creative, Performing and Media Arts and Innovation middle schools; Mt.
Everest and Muir K-12; and Madison High School. Contact: Richard Nash,
Principal, rnash@sandi.net. Open to the public.

* 9 -- County Office of Education Truancy News Conference, 10 a.m., San
Diego County Office of Education. 6401 Linda Vista Road San Diego, CA
92111. Contact: Jim Esterbrooks, San Diego County Office of Education,
858-292-3719, 619 987-6956-cell. Not open to the public.

9 -- Lincoln High School Cluster Meeting, 6 p.m., Porter Elementary South
Auditorium, 4800 T St. (92113). Parents, students and community members
are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at
the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the
Lincoln cluster are: Baker, Balboa, Chavez, Chollas/Mead, Encanto, Horton,
Johnson, Nye, Porter, Valencia Park, Webster; Knox and Millennial Tech
middle schools; Lincoln High School. Contact: Michelle Bryant,
Chairperson, mbryant@sandi.net. Open to the public.

9 -- Mission Bay High School Winter Concert, 7 p.m., Mission Bay High
School, 2475 Grand Ave. (92109). Open to the public.

12 -- Pt. Loma High 8th Grade Family Night, 6 p.m., Pt. Loma High School,
2335 Chatsworth Blvd. (92106). Evening gives families and middle school
students who will be entering Pt. Loma High next year a chance to look
around and ask questions. Contact: Barbara Samilson, principal, (619)
223-3121. Not open to the public.

12 -- La Jolla Cluster Association Meeting, 4:15 p.m., Muirlands Middle
School, 1056 Nautilus St. (92037). Parents, students and community members
are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at
the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the La
Jolla cluster are: Bird Rock, La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary
schools; Muirlands Middle School and La Jolla High School. Contact: John
May, info@lajollacluster.com. Open to the public.

14-15 -- E-Waste Drop-off, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., University City High School,
6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). Drop off those old TVs, computers and other
electronic gear. Proceeds benefit the University City High School Cheer
Squad. Contact: (619) 822-2680. Open to the public.

14 -- Clairemont High School Cheerleading Clinic, 8 a.m. to noon,
Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Dr. (92117). The big kids will be
teaching the little kids as Chieftain Varsity Cheer squad invites all kids
age 4 and up to this clinic that raises money for the program. Cost: $20;
participants get a t-shirt and a bow to wear at their performance.
Contact: Cheryl Esselstein, (858) 273-0201, ext. 4305. Not open to the
public.

16 -- Martin Luther King Holiday. All schools and offices closed.

17 -- Year-round schools reopen.

19 -- Patrick Henry High School Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Patrick Henry
High School, 6702 Wandermere Dr. (92120). Parents, students and community
members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational
issues at the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools
in the Henry cluster are: Benchley/Weinberger, Dailard, Foster, Gage,
Green, Hardy, Hearst and Marvin elementary schools; Lewis and Pershing
middle schools; and Patrick Henry High School. Contact: David Downey,
Principal, Foster Elementary, ddowney@sandi.net; or Pat Crowder,
Principal, Henry High School, pcrowder@sandi.net. Open to the public.

19 -- Clairemont Community of Schools Meeting, 6 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Drive, San Diego (92117). Parents, students and
community members are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses
educational issues at the high school and its middle and elementary
schools. Schools in the Clairemont cluster are: Alcott, Bay Park, Cadman,
Holmes and Toler elementary schools, Marston Middle and Clairemont High
School. Contact: Julee Jenkins, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Open to the
public.

* 20 ­ 35th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, 9:30 a.m., Knox Middle
School, 1098 S. 49th St. (92113). Students, parents, staff and community
members will gather for this annual event that begins with a program
focused on Dr. King¹s ³I Have a Dream² speech and concludes with a march
around the neighborhood. Contact: Garry Rollins, principal, at
619-262-2473.

23 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council Meeting, 6 p.m., Mira Mesa High
School, 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). Parents, students and community members
are invited to attend this meeting, which discusses educational issues at
the high school and its middle and elementary schools. Schools in the Mira
Mesa cluster are: Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Mason, Sandburg and Walker
elementary schools; Challenger and Wangenheim middle schools, and Mira
Mesa High School. Contact: Bob Turner, rturner4@san.rr.com. Open to the
public.

February

2 -- Transforming Education -- Education Re-Energized, 5:30 p.m., USS
Midway Museum, 910 North Harbor Drive (92101). Best-selling author and
leadership consultant Steve Farber will share the perspectives of his
book, The Radical Leap Re-Energized, and will lead a discussion of
educators who¹ve successfully implemented his ³Leap² tenets of Love,
Energy, Audacity and Proof and Extreme Leadership. In addition, you¹ll
have the rare opportunity to meet representatives from many of the
region¹s most generous corporate and community-sponsored education
initiatives. Contact: Jim Esterbrooks, County Office of Education, (858)
292-3719. Open to the public.

3 -- Clairemont High Community Tri Mathlon, 6-8 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Dr. Tri Mathlon is a math competition for
mathletes of all abilities where kids compete by grade-level. The contest
features three worksheets involving problems that use number sense, not
special formulas or calculators. Students from throughout the Clairemont
High cluster (middle and elementary schools that feed to Clairemont High
School) will compete. Contact: Julee Jenkins, Clairemont Community of
Schools, julee.jenkins@gmail.com. Not open to the public.

4 -- Barnard Elementary Chinese New Year Celebration, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Barnard Elementary School, 2930 Barnard St. (92110). The Mandarin Chinese
magnet school invites the community to this traditional Chinese ceremony
to welcome the Year of the Rabbit. Contact: Edward Park, Principal, (619)
224-3306. Open to the public.

15 -- School Choice Applications Due for 2012-13. All applications online
at http://www.sandi.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=902

25 -- High School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Copley Symphony
Hall, 750 B St. (92101). Enjoy a concert with the best musicians from high
schools throughout the San Diego Unified School District. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

March

3 -- City-County Partnership Honor Choir, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt. Loma
Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Elementary, middle and
high school choirs from all over San Diego county will join together and
make beautiful music. Contact: Karen Childress-Evans, director, (858)
539-5349. Open to the public.

10 -- Middle School Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120 middle
school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School District.
There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, Director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

22 -- La Jolla Cluster Views "Race to Nowhere," 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
Parker Auditorium, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). "Race to Nowhere: The Dark
Side of America's Achievement Culture" will be watched, followed by a
panel discussion The cluster association first showed this film in October
2010, and it prompted changes in homework policies at some public.
Tickets: $10. If more than 50 attend, the school will be given a copy of
the movie. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the public.

22 -- Elementary Instrumental Honor Concert, 7 p.m., Brown Chapel, Pt.
Loma Nazarene College, 3900 Lomaland Drive (92106). Concert of 120
elementary school students from throughout the San Diego Unified School
District. There will be a band and orchestra performance. Contact: Karen
Childress-Evans, Director, (858) 539-5349. Open to the public.

April

26 -- College Orientation with Lynn O'Shaugnessy, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla High
School, 750 Nautilus St. (92037). An expert on the college admission
process, O'Shaughnessy is the local author of the Amazon bestseller: The
College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the
Right Price. Contact: Sharon Jones, sharonlj@san.rr.com. Open to the
public.

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Post Notice of Cancellation of Meetings: ICOC Audits SubCmte, January 9, 2012

PLEASE NOTE:  

·         Notice of Cancellation of Meeting:  ICOC Audit Subcommittee Meeting, Monday, January 9, 2012
Committee Meeting Information: http://www.sandi.net/Page/3230.   

 

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Thank you.

 

Josefina Viorato

Confidential Administrative Assistant II

Board Services

4100 Normal Street, Room 2231

San Diego, CA  92103

( (619) 725-5551

7 (619) 297-5624

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