Friday, May 10, 2013

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District

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

Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public," that
means accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public
is not. These are generally items during the school day.

*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.


Through May 25, SCPA Young Art 2013: The Story of Me, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesday through Sunday, The San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park. Contact:
Mitzi Lizarraga, Principal, SCPA, (619) 470-0555 ext. 202. Open to the

11 -- University City High Mother's Day Afternoon Tea and Concert, 2-4
p.m., Musicians Hall of San Diego, 1717 Morena Blvd. (92110). Join the UC
High School Choir, Orchestra, Jazz Combo and String Ensemble in an
afternoon saluting mom. Includes afternoon tea with a wide vareity of
salads and other goodies, auction and door prizes. Cost, $30 adluts, $25
staff, $19 child (age 10 and under). Contact: Carina, UC High Music
Department, Open to the public.

13 -- Area 6 Cluster Meeting, 5:30 p.m., San Diego High School Library,
1405 Park Blvd. (92101). 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 San
Diego cluster are: Birney, Burbank, Emerson/Bandini, Florence, Garfield,
Jefferson, Kimbrough, McKinley, Rodriguez, Sherman, and Washington
elementary schools; Golden Hill, Grant, Logan, Perkins K-8s; Memorial and
Roosevelt Middle Schools; and San Diego Complex high schools. Contact:
Hope del Valle at or 619-725-7210. Open to Area 6 San
Diego High Cluster families.

* 15 -- Let's Move Salad Bars News Conference, 10:45 a.m., San Diego
Convention Center, 111 W. Harbor Drive. United Fresh Foundation will be
talking about its donation of 350 salad bars to schools in California. San
Diego Unified is receiving some of those salad bar modular units; the
district has had salad bars in its schools for 10 years. Speakers include
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson and Gary
Petill, Food Services Director for San Diego Unified, who started putting
salad bars in schools in 2003. Contact: Shelby Rajkovich, 202-303-3417.
Not open to the public.

17 -- Rhapsody on the Point, Pt. Loma High concert, 6 p.m., Humphrey's,
2241 Shelter Island Dr. Annual concert and fundraiser for Pt. Loma schools
features Pt. Loma High orchestra, chorus and dance. Students will perform
selections from Leonard Bernstein's operetta, "Candide," and will be
accompanied by a select ensemble choir composed of members from many
distinguished choral groups; and Biebl's "Ave Maria," guest-conducted by
former Pt. Loma High choir teacher Lewis Phelps and featuring alumni
members of the 1965-1969 Pt. Loma High Madrigals. Contact: Kerri DeRosier,
(619) 226-4896. Open to the public. Website:
Open to the public.

18 -- Compassion Across Cultures, 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m., Cherokee Point
Elementary School, 3735 38th St. (92105). Stories of compassion, dance and
other activities. Contact: Godwin Higa, Principal, (619) 641-3400. Open to
the public.

* 19 -- Loma Portal Elementary Home and Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Loma Portal Elementary School, 3341 Browning St. (92106). Residents are
opening their homes and gardens in the neighborhood to benefit the school.
Crafts will be on sale at the school. Contact: Dominique Mimno, Open to the public.

18 -- JROTC Joint Brigade Awards and Review Ceremony, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
Morse High School football field, 6905 Skyline Dr. (92114). This is the
school year's culminating event for JROTC students in the 13 high school
programs. It's a very impressive site seeing all the students the
traditional Pass and Review; families will be there; the kids will receive
awards. For many students it's a bittersweet day, as they;ll be headed
onto college next year. Not all will pursue ROTC in college or a military
career, so for some their "discharge" is just around the corner. Contact:
David Guzman, JROTC Program Manager, (858) 496-8203. Open to the public.

19 -- Loma Portal Home and Garden Tour and Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Loma Portal neighborhood. Tour of local neighborhood and sale benefits
Loma Portal Elementary School. Contact: Dominique Miller Mimno, Admission $20 in advance, $25 day of tour. Open to
the public.

21 -- San Diego Unified's 2013 Classified Employee of the Year, 5 p.m.,
Mann Middle School, 4345 54th St. (92115). The district's annual
Classified Employee of the Year celebration in which school and district
facility employees are recognized. One individual will be recognized as
the district's Classified Employee of the Year for 2013. Contact: Jennifer
Cornelius Rodriguez at or 619-725-5598. Part of a
scheduled Board of Education meeting; open to the public.

* 22 -- GATE Presents Dr. Richard Cash, ³Teaching with the Brain in Mind,²
4 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal St.
(92103). Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. is the Director of Gifted and Talented
Programs, K-12, for the Bloomington Minnesota Public Schools. Richard
taught primary and middle grades in an urban elementary school for gifted
children. Richard also worked for many years as a children's theater
director. The GATE Distinguished Lecture Series brings nationally
recognized speakers to San Diego to talk about gifted and talented
education (GATE). Contact: Office of Advanced Studies, 619-725-7284. Open
to the public.

* 22-23 -- San Diego Regional Model United Nations, all day, Joan B. Kroc
Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego, 5998
Alcalá Park (92110). The San Diego Regional Junior Model United Nations
Conference aims to spread awareness of international issues and the spirit
of diplomacy to high school and middle school students through a two-day
simulation. This conference is targeted specifically to grades 6-9 with
the intent of encouraging the participation of novice delegates. Contact:
Anne Anthony, Grant Elementary School, (619) 293-4420.

27 -- Memorial Day. All schools and offices closed.

* 29 -- Correia Middle School Public Scoping Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Correia
Middle School, 4302 Valeta St. (92107). solicit input from stakeholders as
to the scope and content of the Draft EIR for an upgraded sports complex
on the existing Correia Middle School campus. Contact: Cynthia Reed
Porter, 858-637-3607. Open to the public.

* 31 -- Curie Elementary School Dad's Club Lunch, noon, Curie Elementary
School, 4080 Governor Dr. (92122). Curie dads will be bringing their
lunches with them when they have the midday meal with their sons and
daughters. Dad's Clubs are a program in many San Diego Unified Schools
that encourage fathers and male guardians to get involved. Contact:
Christopher Juarez, Principal, (858) 453-4184. Not open to the public.


* 1 -- Benefit concert for Correia Middle School Music Program, 2-7 p.m.,
Humphreys Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. (92106). Young and old
area talent will assemble to support the school, a collaboration between
the First Friday Music Club and Correia Instrumental Music Association.
Contact: Jonathan McDade, Principal, (619) 222-0476. Open to the public.

* 1 -- Silver Gate Elementary School Beautification Day, 9 a.m. to noon,
Silver Gate Elementary School, 1499 Venice St. (92107). Members of the Pt.
Loma Community Presbyterian Church and Silver Gate families will be
sprucing up the school's kindergarten area. Contact: Sandra McClure,
Principal, (619) 222-1139. Open to the public.

11 -- Last day of school for schools on traditional calendar.

21-26 -- The JROTC Leadership Camp, Forest Lawn Scout Reservation, Cedar
Glenn, CA. The top one-fourth of cadets from around Southern California
meeting up for a week of training in leadership and adaptability. The camp
also offers cadets high adventure training in the areas of land
navigation, rappelling, archery, horsemanship, water safety, and
confidence building courses. Contact: David Guzman, 858-496-8203. Not open
to the public.


4 -- Independence Day, all schools and offices closed.

19 -- Last day of school for year-round schools.


26 -- Most school offices reopen for enrolling new students.


2 -- Labor Day, all schools and offices closed.

3 -- First day of 2013-14 school year.

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means that you're welcome to cover it, but it's not something to list in
an events calendar.


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

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