Monday, October 27, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, October 27, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, October 27, 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.




*28 -- Dedication Ceremony, SD Chargers Fitness Center, 2:30-3 p.m., John Muir School, 4431 Mt. Herbert Ave. (92117). The K-12 school in the Clairemont area will be celebrating the official dedication and ribbon-cutting of its news Fitness Center made possible by a grant from the SD Chargers. Several Chargers’ VIPs and Players will be at the event along with students, staff and parents. Contact: Principal Laura Bellofatto, (858) 268-1954 or


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.


29 -- College Fair 2014, 6-8:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South (92108). Annual event for high school students and parents with representatives from more than 100 colleges and seven workshops related to college preparation. Free. Open to the public. Contact: Cal-SOAP at (858) 569-1866 or .




1-- Dare to Dream College: The African-American Experience, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla (92093). Free event for 4th-12th students, parents and community leaders that includes workshops on financial aid, SAT/ACT tests, UC application process and parent role in education. Registration required.  Contact: Cal-SOAP at (858) 569-1866 or .


1 -- Curie Elementary 36th Annual Holiday Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Curie Elementary School, 4080 Governor Drive (92122). This annual event is a fundraiser for the school’s PTA  and includes 100 + vendors selling a variety of homemade items, baked goods area, and a food booth. Punkin Chuckin Kids Corner will have games and crafts just for kids. Free admission. Open to the public. Contact:  Lana Lo, Curie Craft Fair Marketing, at (858) 761-3906 or .


*1 -- Dia de Los Muertos, 12-8 p.m., Market Creek Amphitheater, 310 Euclid Avenue (92114). This full day of entertainment includes student bands from Lincoln High School and student artwork from several district campuses. Free. Open to the public. For more information, visit .


*6 -- Preview of the Musical RENT, 2:30 p.m., San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Ole Kittleson Little Theater, 2425 Dusk Drive (92139). Students will be staging the performance in-the-round. Performances run through Nov. 15. Open to the public with ticket purchase: $8 for adults; $5 for students, military and seniors. Contact: Richard Trujillo, artistic director, at (619) 470-0555, ext. 2211.


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.


*16 -- Kakehashi Project Welcome Reception, 5-7 p.m., Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park (92103). Students from the Henry High School Japanese Program are holding a reception for exchange students from the Okinawa Prefecture who participated in the Kakehashi Project. The objective of the program is to promote deeper mutual understanding, enable future leaders to form networks and help young people develop wider perspectives to encourage active roles at the global level in the future. Contact: Principal Listy Gillingham, at (619) 286-7700 or .


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 or 619-388-9208.


*20 -- National Parent Involvement Day. The San Diego Unified Council of PTAs is partnering with the district to celebrate National Parent Involvement Day. Schools across the district will be hosting various events for parents and guardians. For a list of events, contact Jennifer Rodriguez, communications specialist, at 619-725-5598 or .


24-28Thanksgiving Break. All school sites will be closed.




*1 – 2014 State of the District Address, 4:30 p.m. reception, 5:15 p.m. program, Lewis Middle School, 5170 Greenbrier Ave. (92120). This annual event presented by the Board of Education and the Superintendent provides an update on the district’s progress and plans for the future. Free. Open to the public. Contact:  Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer, at 760-705-6919.


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-- To separate public events from school functions we'd like you to cover, items open to the public are now labeled as such. "Not open to the public" means that you're welcome to cover it, but it's not something to list in an events calendar or announce to the public.


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Linda Zintz

Communications Director

(619-725-5578 office

(619-847-6637 mobile