Friday, April 27, 2012

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

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School
District, April 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 (*
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.


28 -- Reading Literacy & Learning Sponsors Children¹s Book Party,
8:30-10:30 a.m., Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, 1549 El Prado
(92101). All children attending the 28th-annual event will receive a free
book and enjoy live entertainment. Refreshments will be served. Contact:
Roosevelt Brown, director, 619-266-4118 or Open to
the public.

30 -- Curie Elementary School Stages Spring Sing, 6 p.m., Curie Elementary
School Auditorium, 4080 Governor Drive (92122). Students in grades K-3
will perform music that celebrates cultural and social diversity in their
Children of the World concert. Contact: Christopher Juarez, Principal,
858-453-4184. Open to the public.

* 30 -- Mission Bay High International Baccalaureate Students Receive Exam
Survival Kits, 1 p.m., Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Ave (92109).
Students from Pacific Beach Middle School and Sessions Elementary School
will visit Mission Bay High School to cheer on students there who are
taking International Baccalaureate exams. All three schools use the
International Baccalaureate program. Contact: Jennifer Sims, Pacific Beach
Middle School, (858) 273-9070. Not open to the public.

30 - May 1 -- California State Science Fair, Grades 6-12, California
Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles (90037). Winners of
the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair will compete for
state-level prizes totaling $50,000. Contact: Nancy Taylor, 858-292-3854
or Registration required.


2 -- Clairemont High College Financial Aid Night, 7 p.m., Clairemont High
School, 4150 Ute Drive (92117). Juniors, sophomores and freshmen are
encouraged to bring their parents for an evening to talk about getting
into a college or university. Financial aid and the application process
will be discussed. Contact: Lenora Smith, Principal, (858) 273-0201. Open
to parents and students.

2 -- Loma Portal Elementary School Kindergarten Tour, 9:30-11 a.m., Loma
Portal Elementary School, 3341 Browning St. (92106). Parents of Pre-K
children and new students can bring their child to the ³Day as a Dolphin,²
a tour featuring student interaction, crafts and stories. Contact: Glenda
Gerde, Principal, 619-223-1683. Open to the public. Registration required.

8 -- Board of Education Day of the Teacher Ceremony, 4:30-6 p.m., Madison
High School Auditorium, 4833 Doliva Drive (92117). This celebration will
honor future educator scholars, the latest class of the district¹s
board-certified teachers and more than 130 teachers of the year from
individual schools. Three teachers will be named district teachers of the
year. Contact: Jennifer Cornelius at or 619-725-5598.
Open to the public.

12 -- Elementary Science Field Day, Grades 4-6, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lakeside
Middle School, 11833 Woodside Ave. (92040). Students compete in 15 events
by manipulating materials and data. The day culminates with an award
ceremony. Sponsored by the San Diego County Office of Education. Contact:
Nancy Taylor, 858-292-3854 or Registration required.

12 -- Middle School Math Field Day, Grades 6-8, 8 a.m., Francis Parker
Middle School, 6501 Linda Vista Road (92111). Students compete in math
activities on topics such as pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. Sponsored
by the Greater San Diego Math Council. Contact: Christi Cole,
858-569-7900, ext. 4207 or Registration required.

* 12 -- Holmes Elementary School Cake Decorating Contest, 9:30 a.m.,
Holmes Elementary School, 4902 Mt. Ararat Dr. (92111). Parents and kids
will be decorating birthday cakes in honor of the school¹s 50th birthday.
Judging begins at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Jennifer (858) 869-7118 or Open to the public.

12 -- Bay Park Elementary PTA Black and White Gala, 6-11 p.m., Hyatt
Regency La Jolla, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive (92122). Evening includes
music, three food stations, a dessert station, silent auction, classroom
art and raffle drawings. $40 per person. Contact: Allison Rogers or
Kristen Miller, 619-276-1471. Open to the public.

17 -- College, Career and Technical Education Project Competition, 4-6
p.m., Celebration Hall, Market Creek Events & Venues at the Joe & Vi
Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave. (92114). Awards for special projects will
be given as students show off the work they've done during the year,
ranging from robots to radios, hors d'oeuvres to can sculptures. Students
from all high schools compete. The event is also to honor community
partners and to encourage new partners to help educate the next generation
of San Diegans. Contact: Shawn Loescher, Director, College, Career and
Technical Education Program, 858-503-1754. Open to the public.

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, Open to the public.

18 -- Point Loma High School Presents Rhapsody on the Point, 6:30 p.m.
Reception & Silent Auction, 7:30 p.m. Concert, Humphrey¹s Concerts on the
Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive (92106). The fifth-annual event includes
hors d¹oeuvres and a silent auction. Point Loma students and Kristina
Goettler, the principal oboist for the Kansas City Symphony, will perform.
Proceeds benefit the Point Loma High School instrumental music program.
Public contact: or Media contact: Barbara Samilson, Principal,
619-213-3121. Tickets required.

19 -- Loma Portal Elementary Stages Home & Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Loma Portal Elementary School, 3314 Browning St. (92106). At this
fundraising event, participants peek into the homes and gardens of eight
or more Loma Portal residences. The event includes a craft fair and
raffle. Recommended donation: $20. Contact: Glenda Gerde, Principal,
619-223-1683. Open to the public.

21 -- Patrick Henry Alumni Golf Tournament and Reunion Barbecue, 11 a.m.
Registration, 12:30 p.m. Tournament, 5:30 p.m. Barbecue, Admiral Baker
Golf Course & Clubhouse, 2400 Admiral Baker Road No. 3604 (92120). The
newly created Patrick Henry High School Alumni Association invites golf
enthusiasts to compete for a chance to win a new car valued at about
$30,000. Proceeds benefit Patrick Henry High School. Contact: alumni/class78/2012_golf_tourney.htm. Registration
Classified Employee of the Year Ceremony, 4:30 p.m., Taft Middle School,
9191 Gramercy Dr. (92123). Celebrates the best classified, non-teaching
support staff members in the San Diego Unified School District. Contact:
Anisha Dalal, Human Resources Department, Not open to
the public.

22 -- Elementary Math Field Day, Grades 4-5, 4 p.m., Canyon View
Elementary School, 9225 Adolphia St. (92129).The Greater San Diego
Mathematics Council and the San Diego County Office of Education¹s annual
competition showcases students¹ prowess in events like Sudoku and mental
math. Contact: Brian Lawler, Registration required.

29 -- Future Point Loma High Students Welcomed to Å’Pointers Got Game,¹
5:30-7 p.m., Point Loma High School Main Gym, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd.
(92106). Representatives from Point Loma High School¹s 50 teams and
activity groups will answer questions about tryouts and participation
requirements. Contact: Eleanor Snyder, the booster director of PLHS
Pointer Association, Open to the public.

31 -- Correia Middle Stages 8th-grade Career Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Correia Middle School, 4302 Valeta St. (92107). Parents and community
members will deliver short presentations about their careers to Correia
Middle School¹s eighth-grade students. Contact: Beverly Fitzpatrick,
Principal, 619-222-0476. Open to the public.

31 -- Correia Middle School Welcomes Parents for School Tour, 2:15 p.m.,
Correia Middle School Library, 4302 Valeta St. (92107). Visitors will take
a tour of the school grounds and learn about the instructional program at
Correia Middle School. All families are welcome. Contact: Beverly
Fitzpatrick, Principal, 619-222-0476. Open to the public.

31 -- 24 Challenge Math Competition, Grades 4-6, Marina Village, 1936
Quivira Way (92109). Students compete using the 24 Challenge Single-Double
Digit and Variable cards. Sponsored by the Greater San Diego Math Council
and the San Diego County Office of Education. Contact: Carole Manderson,
619-444-5573 or


8 -- San Diego County Office of Education Presents Project Citizen
Showcase, 9 a.m. to noon, San Diego History Center, Balboa Park, 1649 El
Prado Suite 3 (92101). Students in grades 4-10 will present their
portfolios for the regional Project Citizen competition, which challenges
students to solve social problems by proposing new public policy. Contact:
Janet Mulder, 619-588-5672 or By application or
invitation only.

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