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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