Tuesday, April 19, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY FROM THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Sessions Elementary to Celebrate Month of the Military Child with Special Appearance by US Coast Guard Helicopter

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, April 19, 2016


Sessions Elementary to Celebrate Month of the Military Child with Special  Appearance by US Coast Guard Helicopter


WHAT: Students, staff and guests at Sessions Elementary School celebrate “Month of the Military Child” with a special breakfast for military families, military volunteers reading to students, and a special appearance by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter, which will land on the school’s playground.


WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2016

              7:50 - 9 a.m.  


WHERE: Sessions Elementary School, 2150 Beryl Street, San Diego, CA 92109


DETAILS:  In 1986, then Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger declared April as the “Month of the Military Child” to honor the special sacrifices and service of military-connected students. Schools, organizations and installations will be honoring and celebrating military children all over the world during the month of April. San Diego Unified currently serves 13,000 military-connected students.


Sessions Elementary School, located in Pacific Beach, has a special day planned on its campus that will include a breakfast for military families, a morning assembly, volunteers from San Diego's military community will read to students and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter will land on the school's playground between 8:15 and 9:15 a.m.


PHOTOS: Students eating breakfast with their active duty or retired military parent(s); military volunteers reading to students; special assembly with color guard and student singing the national anthem; and a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter landing on school’s playground.


CONTACTS: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, 619-725-5578 (office); 619-847-6637 (cell)


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