Friday, October 25, 2013

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

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School
District, October 25, 2013

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 31 -- Red Ribbon Week, celebrated at schools throughout the
district. Contact Jack Brandais, Communications Department, 619-607-0477,
for activities. The Red Ribbon Campaign® was started when drug traffickers
in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the
continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance
towards the use of drugs.

* 25 -- Deadline for Supplemental Education Services applications. NOTE:
Moved to Friday, November 15, 2013 OR postmarked by Friday, November 8,
2013. For more information, go to the program website at Open to eligible families.

26 -- Supplemental Education Services Meet the Provider Fair, 10 a.m. to 2
p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave. (92113). The "Meet the
Providers Fair" is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to
meet the different tutoring organizations listed below that are contracted
to provide SES Free Tutoring to eligible students. Participating
organizations will be there to answer your questions and provide you with
information regarding their individual programs. If you plan to attend one
or both of these fairs, please remember to bring your child's application
that you received in your mail. SES Staff will be available to assist you
and accept your applications in person. Contact: Andrea Thrower, Program
Manager, (619) 262-0316. Open to eligible families.

25 -- Sequoia Elementary School Fall Carnival, 3-6:30 p.m., 4690 Limerick,
San Diego (92117). $15 Wristbands for unlimited games will be sold in
school office the week before the carnival; $20 day of the event. Contact:
Ryan Kissel, Principal, (858) 496-8240. Open to the public.

26 -- Holmes Elementary School Halloween Carnival, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4902
Mt. Ararat Dr. (92111). Contact: Jonathan Saipe, Principal, (858)
496-8110. Open to the public.

26 -- Bay Park Elementary School Halloween Carnival, 2-5:30 p.m., 2433
Denver St. (92110). Contact: Leslie Barnes, Principal, (619) 276-1471.
Open to the public.

28 -- University City Cluster Committee Common Core Standards
Presentation, 4:30-6 p.m., University City High School Media Center, 6949
Genesee Ave. (92122). UC High Cluster is scheduled to have a presentation
on the new Common Core State Standards that are being phased in by San
Diego Unified. These standards affect the education of all students.
Contact: Jeff Olivero, Principal, 858) 457-3040 or
Open to the public.

28 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mira Mesa High
School Media Center, 10510 Reagan Rd. (92126). The Mira Cluster School
Council is dedicated to improving educational endeavors and student
achievement in the Mira Mesa cluster. The committee has representatives
from each of the Mira Mesa neighborhood schools including the principals,
teachers, students and parents. Contact: Bob Turner, Chairperson, Open to the public.

29 -- State of the District Address, 4:30-7 p.m., Kearny High School, 7651
Wellington St. (92111). This year¹s theme is Dream Big: Vision 2020. Board
of Education President John Evans and Supt. Cindy Marten will be joined by
employees, parents, teachers, students, elected officials and the
community to provide an inside look on the upcoming school year. It
includes a celebration of the district¹s hall of fame. More information at Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, at
(619)-725-5578. Open to the public.

* 31 -- Halloween Parade, 2 p.m., Holmes Elementary School, 4902 Mt.
Ararat Dr. (92111). Students in costume will parade around the playground.
Contact: Jonathan Saipe, Principal, (858) 496-8110. Not open to the public.


2 -- Tallmadge and Mid-City Alley Clean-up, 8 a.m., Hoover High School,
4474 El Cajon Blvd. (92115). The Tallmadge Patrol is hosting its annual
Clean Alley Project, partnering with the Hoover High Football Team, and
with assistance from Councilmember Emerald¹s office, the generous donation
of dumpsters by EDCO Waste. Contact: Rudy Heilig at or Kelly Waggonner Open to
the public.

2 -- Pacific Beach Schools Fair, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p. m., Mission Bay High
School, 2475 Grand Ave. (92109). Come talk to the principals, staff and
parents from PB Elementary, Sessions Elementary, Crown Point Junior Music
Academy, Barnard Asian Pacific Language Academy, Pacific Peach Middle
School and Mission Bay High. For more information join our Facebook Open
Group Mission Bay Cluster. Contact: Fred Hilgers, Principal, Mission Bay
High School, (858) 273-1313. Open to the public.

2 -- Curie Elementary School Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4080 Governor
Drive (92122). Curie¹s Annual PTA Holiday Craft Fair has been famous for
more than three decades for its variety of homemade items. Information: Open to the public.

5 -- Trayvon Martin- George Zimmerman Community Dialogue has been
postponed. Check back for a notice of its rescheduling.

8 -- Audubon K-8 School Design Task force, 7:45 a.m., Audubon K-8 School
auditorium, 8111 San Vicente Street, San Diego CA 92114. San Diego Unified
School District invites you or your representative to participate in a
Design Task Force for the bond-funded whole-site modernization project at
Audubon K-8 School. You will join students, school staff, parents,
neighbors, community members and the architect to discuss the general
design of the school, and how it can best serve the students and the
community for years to come. Contact Alonso Casas, project manager, at or 858-573-5839. Open to the public.
11 -- Holiday, Veterans Day, all school and offices closed.

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

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