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 www.sandi.net.
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 www.sandi.net/meetingcalendar. Those meetings might not be included in this listing.
*14 -- K to College Event, 10:30 -11 a.m., Rolando Park Elementary, 6620 Marlowe Drive (92115). School and dental supplies valued at nearly $70 will be distributed to every student at Rolando Park and a special assembly will be held to celebrate the 2014-15 kickoff of "K to College," a nonprofit organization that aims to promote equal access to quality education by ensuring that every student has the resources and tools to learn from kindergarten to college. Contact: Vanessa Peters, program manager, Children in Transition, at (619) 725-7054 or email@example.com.
15 -- College Prep Day, 7:30 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., Hoover High School, 4474 El Cajon Blvd. (92115). In an effort to promote a college-going culture, a campus-wide event is being held to expose students to college activities including seminars on community college orientation, writing a personal statement and choosing a major. Not open to the public. Contact: Melissa Naranjo at (619) 344-4512.
*15 – Project Ujima: Back to School Basics, 5:30-7 p.m., Morse High School Hungry Tiger Café, 6905 Skyline Drive (92114). This is an African American focused free introductory class where parents will explore the meaning, goals and services provided by Project Ujima. Open to the public. Contact: Joyce Orona at (619) 262—763, ext. 2702 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
*16 -- Dedication Ceremony, 9 a.m., Loma Portal Elementary, 3341 Browning St. (92106). Students, parents, staff, community members and district leaders will come together to celebrate the completion of the school’s new synthetic turf field. Open to the public. Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at (619) 546-3378 or email@example.com .
16 -- Great California Shake Out, 10:16 a.m., all district schools and administrative offices will participate in the district wide earthquake drill. The district is joining schools districts from throughout California to better prepare students, staff, parents and visitors in responding to an earthquake. Information can be found at http://www.shakeout.org/california/ . Contact: Linda Zintz, communications director, at 619-847-6637 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
*18 – Invest in Schools, Not Prisons Community Event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Avenue (92113). This free event, sponsored by the SD Organizing Project and District E Trustee Cabinet, includes musical entertainment by Tribal Theory, community resource fair and marketplace. Open to the public. Contact: District E Trustee Cabinet at (619)-363-4783.
*18 -- Fall Carnival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Language Academy, 4961 64th Street (92115). The is the largest fundraiser for the school’s PTSA. Activities include games, raffles, vendors, book fair, face painting, crafts, food trucks and Spellman Magic. Free entrance. Open to the public. Contact: email@example.com or visit www.laptsa.org.
22 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Facilities Planning and Construction, 4860 Ruffner Street (92111). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Transportation Site for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.
26 -- Trick or Trot 5K and 3K Fun Run, 8 a.m., Morley Field, 2221 Morley Field Drive, Balboa Park (92104). Proceeds from the event will support Roosevelt Middle School and its after-school programs. Cost is $35 for adults and $15 for kids 15 years and younger. Participants are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and prizes will be awarded for best costume in addition to race categories. Open to the public. Contact: Sarah Weinberg-Scalo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-278-8057
29 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Fremont/Ballard Center, 2375 Congress Street (92110). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Fremont/Ballard Center for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.
11 – Veterans Day Holiday. All schools and work sites closed.
12 -- Community Development Meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Scripps Mesa Conference Center, 10380 Spring Canyon Road, San Diego (92110). A community meeting to discuss the redevelopment of the Scripps Mesa Conference Center for new uses. Open to the public. Contact: Midori Wong, director, special projects, at (619) 725-8191.
*19 -- 17th Annual Garfield High School Thanksgiving Gourmet Luncheon, 12 noon, The Prado restaurant, Balboa Park. Culinary Arts and Hospitality students from Garfield High School along with chefs from the The Prado restaurant will prepare a gourmet Thanksgiving lunch buffet. Proceeds from the lunch will go to the Garfield High School Foundation. Open to the public. Must purchase tickets. Contact: Harriet Thompson at email@example.com or 619-388-9208.
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