Monday, March 30, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, March 30, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, March 30, 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.




March 30 – April 3 -- Spring Break for all schools on traditional calendar. Classes resume on Monday, April 6, 2015. 


March 30 – April 24 -- Spring Break for all schools on year-round calendar. Classes resume on Monday, April 27.



*6 -- Point Loma Cluster Meeting, 4:30 p.m. Correia Middle School Library, 4302 Valeta St. (92107). Contact Suzy Reid, President, at Open to the public.


*9 -- Masons of California celebrate Public Schools Month, 9 a.m., Madison High School Auditorium, 4833 Doliva Drive (92117). San Diego Unified and the Masons of California kick off Public Schools Month in San Diego. At the celebration, the Masons of California will present a check for $119,000, demonstrating the fraternity's continued commitment to providing vital support for public education in San Diego. Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Department, 619-725-5568. Not open to the public.


*9 -- Kearny Cluster Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Kearny High Complex Room 301, 7651 Wellington St. (92111). Contact Joe Frescatore, Co-chair, at . Open to the public.


*12 -- San Diego Unified High School Instrumental Honor Concert, High School Honor Orchestra and High School Honor Band, 3 p.m. Jacobs Music Center Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B Street (92101). More than 130 students selected by audition will be playing, representing 13 San Diego Unified high schools: Clairemont, Hoover, La Jolla, Madison, Mira Mesa, Morse, Patrick Henry, Point Loma, SDHS School of International Studies, SCPA, Scripps Ranch, Serra and University City. No admission charge or reservations required. Contact: Mark Nicholson, VAPA Concert Coordinator, 858-256-2700. Open to the public.


*13 -- Madison Cluster Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m., Madison High School, Room 101, 4833 Doliva Drive (92117). Contact Principal Richard Nash at Open to the public.


*15 -- Scripps Ranch Cluster Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Marshall Middle School - Community Room 9700 Avenue of Nations (92131). Contact: Principal Michelle Irwin at Open to the public.


*16 -- Henry Cluster Meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., Benchley/Weinberger Elementary, 6269 Twin Lake Dr. (92119). Contact: Principal Mariclaret (MC) Patton at Open to the public.


18 -- Clairemont Day at the Bay, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., De Anza Cove, Mission Bay. This free community event will bring Clairemont schools, businesses and community members together for a day of fun and educational activities for the whole family. Activities include the Fast Times 5K. Schools in the Clairemont and Madison clusters will showcase the many innovative programs they offer students. Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Department, 619-725-5568. Free and open to the public.


*20 -- University City Cluster Committee meeting, 4:30-6 p.m., University City High School media center, 6949 Genesee Avenue (92122). Contact: Open to the public.


*23 -- La Jolla Cluster Meeting, 4:15-5:30 p.m. Muirlands Middle School library. 1056 Nautilus St. (92037). Contact:  Natascha Vossen, Chair, Open to the public.


25 -- 31st Annual Children’s Book Party, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Balboa Park Organ Pavilion. Parents and students grade K-12 are invited to the 31st Annual Children’s Book Party. This free, public event features entertainment, refreshments and each student will receive two free brand new books. Contact: Roosevelt Brown at 619-266-4118. Open to the public.


*27 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council meeting, 5:30-7 p.m., Mira Mesa High School media center, 10510 Reagan Road (92126). Contact: Bob Turner at Open to the public.


*29 -- Athlete Ally Pledge at Petco Park, 12:25-12:45 p.m. Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd. (92101). Superintendent Cindy Marten, Padres CEO Mike Dee, Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor, students and players will be on the field at Petco Park before the game to take a pledge against bullying. The goal is to educate fans about Athlete Ally and encourage everyone to take the pledge. There will be a 30-second video clip played with a relevant message from Supt. Marten and various pro-athletes. Contact: Josh Ishoo, San Diego Padres Media Relations, 619-795-5000. Open to the public.



*2 -- 21st Annual Taste of the Triangle 2015, 7-10:30 p.m. UCSD Faculty Club, 9500 Gilman Drive (92093). "Reach for the Stars"- will be an evening of fun, food and fundraising for University City public schools. Enjoy food from 20 San Diego restaurants, over 100 silent auction baskets, live entertainment throughout the evening, and dancing underneath the stars. Taste of the Triangle is the major fundraiser for University City public schools. Tickets go on sale April 1, 2015. Contact: EDUCATE President Anne St. Louuis at Open to the public.


*5 -- Day of the Teacher Celebration, 4:15-7 p.m., Madison High School, 4833 Doliva Dr. (92117). San Diego Unified School District honors its 2015 district and school site Teachers of the Year in a festive off-site board meeting with music and refreshments provided by students. Future Educator, Mashin and STEM Scholars are also recognized. Contact: Jennifer Rodriguez, Communications Department, 619-725-5598. Open to the public.


*19 -- Classified Employee of the Year Celebration, 4:15-7 p.m., Ibarra Elementary School, 4877 Orange Ave. (92115). San Diego Unified School District honors its classified employees, naming one the 2015 Classified Employee of the Year. The celebratory off-site board meeting features music and refreshments provided by students. Contact: Dao Nguyen, Human Resources, 619-725-8000. Open to the public.


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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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