MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, May 22, 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 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.
*25--Memorial Day, all schools and district offices closed in observance of Memorial Day.
*26 -- Field and Track Dedication Ceremony, 10-11 a.m. (rain or shine), Whittier K-12 School, 3401 Clairemont Drive (92117). Students, parents, school staff, district leaders and community members will celebrate the completion of the school’s new multipurpose field and track. Whittier K-12 is a separate school option for K-12 students who are non-diploma bound and significantly impacted by behavioral, communication, academic, sensory, and/or social needs. Contact: Cynthia Reed-Porter, communications supervisor, at creed-porter or 619-546-3378.
*26 -- Spring Choir and Orchestra Concert, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Serra High School auditorium, 5156 Santo Rd. (92124). Contact: Brad M. Pulverenti at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
27 -- Salute to Excellence, 4-6 p.m., Shiley Theater, University of San Diego campus, 5998 Alcala Park (92110). Parents, administrators, district leadership and board members will gather to recognize the top 1% of graduating seniors in the Class of 2016 at each district high school. Ed Hildago from Qualcomm is the keynote speaker. Contact: Linda Zintz, communications director, at 619-847-6637 or email@example.com. Not open to the public.
*27-- Franklin STEAM Experience, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Franklin Elementary School, 4481 Copeland Avenue (92116). This free community event highlights the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) program at the Kensington neighborhood elementary school. There will be 10 interactive booths sponsored by the Fleet Science Center, three robotics stations sponsored by 3 R’s Robotics, Hoover High School band, face painting, a student art exhibition and food. Contact: Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-705-6919. Open to the public.
28 -- Day of the Military Child, 7:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m., Crown Point Junior Music Academy, 4033 Ingraham Street (92109). Activities will include a morning assembly warm-up with members of the military, soldiers reading in the classroom, pancake breakfast for military families and all school assembly with special performances and guest speaker. Contact: Cathy Valenzuela at 619-227-7383 or email@example.com. Not open to the public.
28 -- San Diego Army Advisory Council Tablet Giveaway, 12 (Noon) -1 p.m., Mann Middle School, 4345 54th St. (92115). San Diego Army Advisory Council is donating 30 ruggedized tablets to Mann Middle School. Contact: Linda Zintz, communications director, at 619-847-6637 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Not open to the public.
28 -- How to Safely and Effectively Communicate with Law Enforcement, 3:30 p.m., Lincoln High School auditorium, 4777 Imperial Avenue (92113). The Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association is hosting a special workshop for students on the topic being safe everyday to live another day. Contact: Ursula Kroemer, chief public information officer, at email@example.com or 760-705-6919. Not open to the public.
*28 -- Spring Band Concert, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Serra High School auditorium, 5156 Santo Rd. (92124). Contact: Brad M. Pulverenti at firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
29 -- 20th Annual International Festival, 4-7 p.m., Doyle Elementary School, 3950 Berino Ct. (92122). Enjoy multicultural performances and booths representing a variety of countries. Performances begin at 5 p.m. Event is free. Food trucks will be available for purchasing tasty dinners and desserts. Contact: Principal Kimberly Moore at email@example.com . Open to the public.
*29 -- Human Trafficking in City Heights, 5-7 p.m., Crawford High School, 4191 Colts Way (92115). This free community event will focus on how parents and the community can better protect children from human trafficking. It includes a film screening and panel discussion. Translation, child care and food will be provided. Contact: Say San Diego at 858-752-4792 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
29-- 8th Annual Rhapsody on the Point, 6 p.m., Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive (92106). Music students from Pt. Loma High School, joined by students from Dana and Correia middle schools, will perform a special concert to benefit the Pt. Loma High School Music Department. Silent auction begins at 6 p.m.; concert starts at 7 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Information available at www.rhapsodyonthepoint.com. Open to the public.
30 -- IMIN Showdown, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., San Diego State University, Don Powell Theater, 5500 Campanile Drive (92115). High school students from Clairemont, Hoover, Kearny, Lincoln, Madison, Mission Bay, Morse, Point Loma, San Diego, SCPA, Serra and Twain high schools will compete in performance and art competitions scored by expert judges. Categories include music, theater, step, fine arts, step and drill team. IMIN (I’m in) is an after-school program. Contact: Lisa McDonnell at 858-627-7357 or email@example.com. Free. Open to the public.
*30 -- Third Annual Day of Compassion, 1-3 p.m., Cherokee Point Elementary, 3735 38th Street (92105). The free event will feature table displays, a gallery of children’s art, various workshops for all ages intended to foster compassion and provide opportunities to practice compassion, followed by a closing celebration and recognition of some local heroes of compassion. Contact: Principal Godwin Higa at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-641-3400. Open to the public.
11, 12, 15 -- 2015 High School Commencement ceremonies, various times and locations. Visit www.sandi.net/commencement for complete schedule.
15 -- Last day of school for traditional calendar sites.
*25 -- Summer Fun Café Kickoff BBQ, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Skyline Hills Community Park, 8285 Skyline Drive (92114). San Diego Unified and the City of San Diego celebrate the start of the Summer Food Program with a giant kickoff event that includes acts from the Fern Street Circus, games and activities for children, health and nutrition information for adults, free bags of produce from Feeding America San Diego and a free barbeque lunch for children and adults served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supt. Cindy Marten and Mayor Kevin Faulconer will be in attendance. Contact: Joanne Tucker, Food Services marketing coordinator, at email@example.com or 858-627-7316. Open to the public.
*21-- Last day of school for year-round campuses
*15 – Military Appreciation Event 2015, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Serra High School, 5156 Santo Road (92124). This free special event is for all military families in the San Diego Unified School Students. Activities include a resource fair, complimentary BBQ lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and games and prizes for children. Military families new to the district will have the opportunity to enroll their children for the 2015-16 school year. Contact: Linda Zintz, communications director, at 619-847-6637 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Not 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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