Monday, January 26, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, January 26, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, January 26, 2015


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 -- Design Task Force Meeting, 6 p.m., Point Loma High School library, 2335 Chatsworth Boulevard (92106). Public meeting to discuss phase one of the Whole Site Modernization Project at Pt. Loma School. The architect will discuss the general design of the school and how it can best serve the students and the community for years to come. Contact:  Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at (619) 546-3378 or


*29 -- “College Prep for All” Study Release Forum, 4-5 p.m., Eugene Brucker Education Center auditorium, 4100 Normal Street (92103). The San Diego Education Research Alliance at UCSD (SanDERA) will release The “College Prep for All” Mandate – An Examination of New Graduation Requirements in the Context of San Diego. The study analyzes the progress of students in the class of 2016 (the first San Diego Unified graduating class subject to the new requirement) through the end of their grade 9 year. Contact:  Karen Bachofer, SanDERA, at (858) 534-3421 or


30 -- 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. March, 9:30 – 11 a.m., Knox Middle School, 1098 S. 49th Street (92113). This annual event helps children gain a better understanding of Dr. King’s vision and emphasis on the principles he advocated for all humankind. Students from other schools as well as special guests, parents, and staff participate in the short march around the neighborhood near the campus. Not open to the public. Contact: Principal Garry Rollins at 619-344-5500 or




*1 -- 2015 Hungry Dog Dash, 8 a.m., NTC Liberty Station (92106). 5th annual 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Pt. Loma High School Cross Country Team. Categories for elementary school children through adult. Contact:


*2 -- Pt. Loma Cluster Schools Foundation meeting, 4:30 p.m., Correia Middle School Library, 4302 Valeta St. (92107). Contact:


*2 -- Crawford Cluster meeting, 6 p.m., Mann Middle School Library, 4345 54th Street (92115). Dinner, childcare, and translation services are provided.


4 -- An Evening with Joy Cowley, 4-6 p.m., Standley Middle School auditorium, 6298 Radcliffe Drive (92122). Renowned children’s book author, Joy Cowley, will give a special presentation to district TK – 2 grade teachers. Her presentation will be followed by a meet and greet. Not open to the public. Contact: Donna Marriott, program coordinator, at or (619) 725-7380.


*5 -- 11th Annual Teen Iron Chef Competition, 3:30-6 p.m., SDG&E Energy Innovation Center, 7460 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (92117). Students from Hoover, Madison, Morse, San Diego and Scripps Ranch high schools will battle each other preparing a three-course meal incorporating a secret ingredient that will be revealed just prior to the start of the competition. Based on the Iron Chef America series on the Food Network. Not open to the public. Contact: Angela Croce, program manager, (619) 995-1253.


*6 -- Mission Bay Cluster meeting, 6.p.m., Mission Bay High School, 2475 Grand Ave. (92109) Contact:  Maria Mikus, Mission Bay Cluster President, at .


*9 -- San Diego Unified Council of PTAs Reflections Reception, 6:30-8 p.m., Standley Middle School library, 6298 Radcliffe Drive (92122).  The Reflections programs give students an opportunity to express themselves creatively and receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected annual theme. This year’s theme is "The world would be a better place if..." Contact: San Diego Unified Council of PTAs at (619) 297-7821 or .


12 -- Renaming Florence Elementary Public Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Florence Elementary School, 3914 First Avenue (92103). San Diego Unified has received a request from the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society to rename Florence Elementary to Christine Kehoe Elementary School. This is the second community meeting to inform the public of the request and gather community input on this request as the district implements its process in the naming of schools. Contact:  Moises Aguirre, District Relations, or (619) 725-5626. 


13,16 -- All schools and offices closed in observance Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays.


*26 -- Black History Month Youth Speech Contest, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Crawford High School auditorium, 4191 Colts Way (92115). Student in grades 2-8 at any school in the San Diego Unified, Lemon Grove, or La Mesa/Spring Valley school districts or San Diego County charter school will present a three-minute speech. Awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Sponsored by the Association of African American Educators.  Contact: .

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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