Friday, April 18, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, April 18, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School
District, April 18, 2014

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.


* 19 -- Community Textile Recycling, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madison High
School, 4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). The Friends of Rachel Club is collecting
nything made of fiber that is no longer needed or wanted around the house,
including clothes, old shoes, stuffed toys, other wearable, non-wearable,
or non-usable items. Please bring items in plastic bags that will also be
recycled. Material must be dry and free from mildew. Contact: Greg
Williams, 858-496-8410, ext. 4066. Open to the public.

21 -- Dr. Richard Cash: "Supporting Your Child to Success: Four Critical
Factors in Learning," 7 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal
St. (92103). Another in the series of talks by experts in the GATE
Distinguished Lecture Series. Contact: Rhonda K. Zawadzki, (619) 725-7284.
Open to the public.

* 22 -- Earth Day at Dingeman Elementary, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Dingeman
Elementary School, 11840 Scripps Creek Dr. (92131). Students, lead by the
school's Green Team, will be working on projects throughout the day,
including planting new landscaping, solar energy projects and hydroponics.
Contact: Kimie Lochtfeld, Principal, (858) 549-4437. Open to the public.

22 -- Bite of Pt. Loma, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Point Loma restaurants. The Point
Loma High School Pointer Association is hosting this tour of local
restaurants to benefit the Pt. Loma High campus makeover. Contact and
information: Maria Gibson at or 619-938-7897. Open
to the public.

24 -- Engineers for a Sustainable World Student Sustainability Outreach
Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Price Center, Gilman Dr., UC San Diego.
Interactive workshops and a panel of speakers will teach students about
both environmental and social sustainability. Information: Media contact: Nayelli Mondragon,
Open to the public.

25 -- Supt. Cindy Marten at Franklin Elementary, 6 p.m., Franklin
Elementary School, 4481 Copeland Ave. (92116). Supt. Marten will be
speaking to the parents and community at this STEAM magnet school.
Contact: Moises Aguirre, Executive Director, District Relations,
619-725-7505. Open to the public.

25-26 -- Association of African American Educators conference, San Diego
Marriott Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Dr. (92108). Conference theme
is Achieving Equitable Education for All: Diversity, Inclusion and
Accountability, and will be marking the 60th Anniversary of Brown vs.
Board of Education. Contact: Open to the public with
conference fees and registration.

26 -- 30th Annual Children's Book Party, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Organ Pavilion,
Balboa Park. Local volunteer Roosevelt Brown is marking his 30 years of
giving away books to children. Entertainment, refreshments and each child
will receive two books. Contact: Roosevelt Brown, 619-266-4118. Open to
the public.

28 -- Schoolyard Dash at Pacific Beach Middle School, 7:30 a.m., DeAnza
Cove, Mission Bay. Join supporters of Pacific Beach Middle School in this
5k adult and 1k kids run/walk around the beautiful bay. Every runner will
take home a finisher's medal and an event shirt with awards to the top
three male and female runners, as well as the top three boys and girls in
elementary, middle school, and high school level. Contact: website,; Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools, Open to the public.

* 28 -- Dedication of Roosevelt Middle School Joint-Use Field, 9:30 a.m.,
Roosevelt Middle School, 3366 Park Blvd. (92103) Join Mayor Kevin
Faulconer, Superintendent Cindy Marten, City Council President Todd
Gloria, Board Trustee Richard Barrera, other school district and city
leaders, students, staff, community members, and our project partners for
this celebratory event. Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Prop. S/Z
Communications, 858-637-3607. Open to the public.

* 30 -- Millennial Tech Middle School Master Plan Meeting, 6 p.m.,
Millennial Tech Middle School, 1110 Carolina Lane (92102). San Diego
Unified staff will be meeting with community members to plan for the
future at the Diamond District campus. Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, Prop.
S/Z Communications, 858-637-3607. Open to the public.


2 -- EdUCate!'s Taste of the Triangle. The University City school
foundation, EdUCate!, sponsors this event with local businesses.
Restaurants provide special menu items for customers. Proceeds go to
University City schools. Contact: Jemma Samala, Taste of the Triangle
chairperson, at Open to the public.

3 -- Future Pointers K-8 Track and Field Meet, 9 a.m., Pt. Loma High
School, Pt. Loma High School, 2335 Chatsworth Blvd. (92106). Last May over
400 athletes from local Elementary and Middle Schools gathered at the PLHS
Track and Field for our inaugural track and field meet. Athletes competed
as members of their school team with their school PE Teachers serving as
head coach. It was a fun filled day and all proceeds support Protect Our
Pointers. Contact: Eleanor Snyder Open to
the public.

3 -- Silver Gate Elementary Foundation Silent Auction and Fiesta, 6 p.m.,
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay, 1442 Quivira Road (92109). Help the community
raise funds for this Point Loma school. Purchase tickets: Contact: Jen Weck, Open to the

3 -- Teen Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Roberts Family Branch, Boys and
Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, 2230 E. Jewett St. (92111), Come meet
local businesses that are hiring teens, organizations offering volunteer
opportunities and local colleges. Contact: 619-247-3598. Open to the

4 -- Muirlands Rocks celebration, 4-7 p.m., Muirlands Middle School, 1056
Nautilus St. (92037). Support the school's foundation and community by
attending this festival, which includes music by student performers,
games, food and fun. Contact: Heather Ryan at Open to
the public.

5 -- Parents of Newly Identified Gifted Children Orientation, 6:30 p.m.,
Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St. (92110). Parents are invited to
hear what it means to have a gifted child -- from parents of gifted
students and from gifted students. Contact: Rhonda K. Zawadzki, (619)
725-7284. Open to the public.

6 -- Day of the Teacher Celebration, 4:30 p.m., Lewis Middle School, 5170
Greenbrier Ave. (92120). San Diego Unified School District honors its 2014
district and school Teachers of the Year in a festive off-site board
meeting with music and refreshments provided by students. Future Educator,
Mashing and STEM Scholars are also recognized. Contact: Jennifer
Rodriguez, Communications Department, 619-725-5598. Open to the public.

* 16 -- Rhapsody on the Point, 6 p.m., Humphreys on the Bay, 2241 Shelter
Island Dr. (92106). Fundraiser and signature event for Pt. Loma High and
music programs at the Pt. Loma middle and elementary schools. Contact: or James Sepulvado, Pt. Loma High instrumental
music director, Open to the public.

18 -- Reality Changers Scholarship Celebration, 4:30 p.m., Jenny Craig
Pavilion, University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park (92110). Reality
Changers, an independent non-profit organization that helps challenged
students complete high school, is celebrating 250 of the region's top
graduating seniors. Speaker is Vicente Fox, Former President of Mexico.
Contact: Reality Changers, 619-516-2222. Open to the public.

20 -- Classified Employee of the Year Celebration, 5 p.m., Marston Middle
School, 3799 Clairemont Dr. (92117). San Diego Unified School District
honors its classified employees, naming one the 2014 Classified Employee
of the Year. The celebratory off-site board meeting features music and
refreshments provided by students. Contact: Anisha Dalal, Human Resources,
619-725-8071. Open to the public.

* 22 -- Special Education Resource Fair, 6 p.m., Kearny High School, 7651
Wellington St. (92111). Information on post-high school options for
students with IEPs and 504s. Contact: Leslie Caporale 619-725-7087, Open to the public.


13 -- Last day of school, traditional calendar.


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

21 -- Last day of school, year-round calendar.

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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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