Friday, May 11, 2012

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

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District, May 11, 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.


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 school's 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.

*14 - Lincoln Cluster Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Porter Elementary South Auditorium, 4800 T. St. (92113). 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: Michelle Bryant 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, Humphrey's Concerts on the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive (92106). The fifth-annual event includes hors d'oeuvres 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.

18 -- Jazz and Java at University City High School, 6:30 p.m., University City High School, 6949 Genesee Ave. (92122). For just $3, enjoy the smooth sounds of the University City High jazz band while sipping coffee and enjoying snacks. Proceeds benefit the music program. Contact: Open to the public.

*19 - Mission Bay Music Department 2nd Annual Jazz on the Green, 12 Noon to 4 p.m., Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Ave. (92109). This New Orleans inspired outdoor event will feature the school's outstanding jazz ensembles including the Concert Jazz Band, the Jazz Ensemble, the Mission Bay Preservationists and the Euphoria Brass Band. Event will offer food from local Pacific Beach restaurants, swing dancing, activities for children and music for all ages. All proceeds go to support the music program at Mission Bay. More information is available at Contact: JP Balmat, music director, 858-273-1313 x113. Open to the public.

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 required.

22 -- 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 Education's annual competition showcases students' prowess in events like Sudoku and mental math. Contact: Brian Lawler, Registration required.

25 -- Doyle Elementary International Festival, 5-7 p.m., Doyle Elementary School, 3950 Berino Ct. (92122). The annual event highlights the wide variety of nationalities and cultures at the University City school, with food and games available. Contact: Kimberly Moore, Principal, 858- 455-6230. Open to the public.

29 -- Future Point Loma High Students Welcomed to 'Pointers Got Game,' 5:30-7 p.m., Point Loma High School Main Gym, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd. (92106). Representatives from Point Loma High School's 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.

30 -- Fiesta de Mayo Celebration, 5 p.m., Spreckels Elementary School, 6033 Stadium St. (92122). Mark the upcoming end of the year with games, entertainment and food. Contact: Cecillia Fernandez, Principal, 858-453-5377. Open to the public.

31 -- Taft Middle School Garden Dedication, 2 p.m., Taft Middle School, 9191 Gramercy Dr. (92123). The San Diego Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), in partnership with the Friends of Ruffin Canyon and the ACE Mentor Program, have completed the design and installation of an educational and native garden-The HabiTaft Garden. Contact: Brooke Pietz, ASLA San Diego Chapter, 619-294-4477 x151. Not open to the public.

31 -- Correia Middle School 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 School's 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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