Monday, November 3, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, Nov. 3, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, Nov. 3, 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.




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.


*10 -- Autism Spectrum & Related Social Disorders: Practical Strategies for Home and Community, 7:30-8 p.m., Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress Street (92110). An evening for parents, families and community members linking research to evidenced-based educational practice. Presentor: Emily Rubin, MS, CCC-SLP. Child Care Available. Open to the public. Contact: Leslie Vittori at .


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


*18 -- Dedication and Open House of New Performing Arts Center, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Creative Performing Media Arts (CPMA) Middle School, 5050 Conrad Avenue (92117). The community is invited to attend the ceremony for a preview of the school’s new state-of-the-art performing arts center, built with tax payer approved bond funds. Contact:  Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, 619-546-3378 or


*18 -- Grand Opening and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony, 1:15-2:15 p.m., Clairemont High School, 4150 Ute Drive (92117).  San Diego Chargers players and representatives will join school officials and students at the grand opening of the high school’s new weight room and sand volleyball court made possible through a grant from the SD Chargers Foundation. Contact: Dr. Jennifer Roberson, principal, at or 858-273-0201.


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. For a list of events, contact Jennifer Rodriguez, communications specialist, at 619-725-5598 or .


*20 -- Second Annual San Diego Unified Fiddlin’ Festival, 7 p.m., Lewis Middle School, 5170 Greenbrier Avenue (92120). This fundraiser for the Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department brings together musicians from the district and the CA State Old Time Fiddler’s Association. Open to the public. Tickets are $5 pre-sale and military. $10 at the door. Contact:  Karen Childress-Evans at or 858-256-2700.


24-28 -- Thanksgiving 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