Friday, May 18, 2012

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

MEDIA CALENDAR -- Upcoming Events in the San Diego Unified School District, May 18, 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.

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.

*23-Distinguished Lecture Series for Parents, 7-8:30 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. (92103). Award-winning high school teacher Steven Kahl will present the topic, "A Crash Course in Creativity and Critical Thinking." Free. Childcare provided. Contact: Office of Advanced Studies, 619-725-7284.

*23 -- Madison High School Fine Arts Night, 6:30 p.m., Madison High School Performing Arts Center, 4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). The talented students in the School of the Arts at Madison High School will be featured on Fine Arts Night. The program will include students in Theatre, Choir, Culinary Arts, Orchestra, Media, and Band. Tickets are $5. Contact: Patricia Cox, 858.496.8410 ext. 4903 or

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-- Grand Opening of San Carlos Certified Farmers' Market, 4 p.m., Pershing Middle School Field, Navajo and Boulder Lake, (92119). The new Farmers' Market will be held every Thursday, from 4-7 p.m., and will have over 50 booths. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Pershing Middle School. Contact: Chris Morache, Pershing MS Foundation president, at 619-861-1491. Open to the public.

*31 - Toler Elementary Distinguished International Night, 6 p.m., Toler Elementary School, 3350 Baker Street, (92117). Community Academic Night will celebrate Toler's new designation as a California Distinguished School. Each grade level will highlight a country through dance, art, music and activities. Participants will be given a "passport" at the door that will take them through an evening of activities and fun. Contact: Principal Peggy Lewis, 858-273-0294 or 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.

*18-- Military Families Back-2-School and Enrollment Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Farb Middle School, 4880 La Cuenta Dr. (92124). Military families new to San Diego can enroll their child(ren) in school (San Diego Unified only) at this event and visit community and military-related resource booths. Complimentary lunch provided. Contact: Laura Dewan at 619-725-8163 or

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