MEDIA ADVISORY -- Media Calendar from the San Diego Unified School District, April 15, 2016
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.sandiegounified.org.
Please note that if items are listed as "not open to the public" or "open to families," accredited members of the media are invited, but the general public is not. These are usually items during the school day on the school campus.
For a calendar of noticed public meetings, as well as links to agenda items and other information, go to www.sandiegounified.org/board-meeting-information. Those meetings might not be included in this listing.
MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Zintz, Communications Director, (619) 725-5578, firstname.lastname@example.org.
* -- New item this week.
Through April 18 -- Spring break for year-round schools.
16 -- UC Spirit Run, CANCELED
16 -- Clairemont Day at the Bay, Fast Times 5K, 8 a.m., De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Park. The Clairemont area schools, including Madison and Clairemont high schools, sponsor this day of activities at Mission Bay Park. Area schools partner with local businesses and organizations to have all sorts of fun, family activities. Prospective parents and students can learn about the educational opportunities at the 19 Clairemont public schools. Race starts at 8 a.m., other activities at 10 a.m. Contact: Clairemont Mesa Education Foundation, 619-548-1552. Open to the public.
* 18 -- California Secretary of State Alex Padilla High School Voter Education rally at San Diego High School, 1:15 p.m., San Diego High School, 1405 Park Boulevard, San Diego CA 92101. Sec. Padilla will kick off the High School Voter Education Weeks, April 18-29, by speaking to San Diego High seniors and juniors about the importance of voting. Following the assembly, the county registrar will be present to give students the opportunity to register to vote. Contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Department, 619-725-5578. Not open to the public.
19 -- Year-round schools return from Spring Break.
* 19 -- Physical Activity Can Boost Academic Achievement report news conference, 9:30 a.m., Florence Elementary School, 3914 First Ave., San Diego CA 92103. The report, "A Roadmap for Increasing Physical Activity in California Schools," by Mission: Readiness -- Military Leaders For Kids, highlights physical activity best practices that are not only effective at getting kids active, but can also help them concentrate and perform better in the classroom. Contacts: Meghan Moroney: 415-450-1913 or email@example.com; Laura O'Connor: 202-360-2559 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Not open to the public.
19 -- Joint Board of Education--San Diego Community College District Board Meeting, 5 p.m., Mira Mesa High School Media Center, 10510 Reagan Road, San Diego, CA 92126. Elected leaders from San Diego's school district and community college district will meet jointly to discuss coordinating education programs for San Diego's students. Media contacts: Linda Zintz, San Diego Unified, 619-725-5578; Jack Beresford, San Diego Community College District, 619-388-6540, email@example.com. Open to the public.
20 -- Child Abuse Prevention Month news conference, 9:30 a.m., Cherokee Point Elementary School, 3735 38th St, San Diego, CA 92105. The Chadwick Center for Children & Families at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego is highlighting the efforts of Cherokee Point Elementary in preventing child abuse and supporting abused children. Contact: Jennifer Hossler, Rady Children's Hospital, 858-576-1700 ext. 6581. Not open to the public.
20 -- Day of the Military Child celebration, 7:50 a.m., Sessions Elementary School, 2150 Beryl St, San Diego, CA 92109. A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter is scheduled to land on the school's playground at 8 a.m., volunteers from San Diego's military community will read to students and a special breakfast for military families is planned. Contact: Dr. Margaret Joseph, Principal, Sessions Elementary School, 858-273-3111. Not open to the public.
20 -- Scripps Ranch Schools Committee, 4:30 p.m., Marshall Middle School Community Room, 9700 Avenue of Nations, San Diego, CA 92131. Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Scripps Ranch High School area: Dingeman, Jerabek, Miramar Ranch, Ellen Browning Scripps elementary schools; Thurgood Marshall Middle School; Scripps Ranch High School. Contact: Luis Fregoso at firstname.lastname@example.org; Jen Marchesini, JMarchesini@san.rr.com. Open to the public.
* 20 -- Curie Elementary Family Science Night, 6 p.m., Curie Elementary School, 4080 Governor Dr., San Diego, CA 92122. Science Under the Sea is a fun event where parents/guardians and kids can explore ocean creatures, experiments, and participate in hands-on activities. Contact: Principal Cara Ramsey, 858-453-4184. Open to Curie families.
21 -- Clairemont Schools Sustainability Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117. Each of the schools from the Clairemont and Madison high school clusters will have displays and activities focusing on sustainability. Contact: Mike Snyder, Clairemont Mesa Education Foundation, 619-548-1552. Open to the public.
21 -- La Jolla Cluster Association meeting, 4:15 p.m., Muirlands Middle School, 1056 Nautilus St., La Jolla, CA 92037. Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the La Jolla High School area: Bird Rock, La Jolla and Torrey Pines elementary schools; Muirlands Middle School; and La Jolla High School. Contact: Contact: Donna Tripi, email@example.com. Open to the public.
21 -- Grad Nation, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Hoover High School, 4474 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115. Parents, students, educators, and business and community members are invited to join the Grad Nation campaign, a collaborative effort with the goal of increasing graduation rates for students learning English. Childcare and translation services will be provided. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact: Linda Zintz at 619-725-5578 or email@example.com. Open to the public.
25 -- Mira Mesa Cluster School Council meeting, Mira Mesa High School Media Center, 10510 Reagan Road San Diego, CA 92116. Discussion and community dialogue with school staff, parents and community members in the Mira Mesa High School area: Ericson, Hage, Hickman, Salk, Mason, Sandburg, Walker elementary schools; Challenger, Wangenheim middle schools; Mira Mesa High School. Contacts: Bob Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jennifer Kvalvik, email@example.com. Open to the public.
* 27 -- Screening of "Paper Tigers," 4:30 p.m., Lincoln High School, 4777 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92113. San Diego Unified School District's Office of Children and Youth in Transition will be sponsoring a community event screening of "Paper Tigers," a film about students with chronic and adverse stress, as well as a resource fair and student panel. Contact: Vanessa Peters, Program Manager, Office of Children and Youth in Transition, 619-725-7054. Open to the public.
1 -- Muirlands Rocks, 2-5 p.m., Muirlands Middle School, 1056 Nautilus Street, La Jolla, CA 92037. Fundraiser features student performances, games and activities, food and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Muirlands Middle School Foundation. Contact: Muirlands Middle School Foundation, 858-459-4211. Open to the public.
3 -- Day of the Teacher Celebration, 4:30 p.m., Creative Performing Media Arts Middle School Performing Arts Center, 5050 Conrad Ave., San Diego, CA 92117. Event honors the teaching profession. At the ceremony, all site teacher of the year honorees, Teacher of the Year candidates and district Teacher of the Year winners and runners-up will be recognized, along with Future Educator Scholars, and Mashin and STEM Scholarship recipients (selected by the San Diego Education Fund). Contact: Jennifer Rodriguez, District Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
* 6 -- Deadline for submission of PrimeTime applications for 2016-17 school year. The program offers income-eligible families the opportunity for before- and after-school care. More information for public: http://www.sandiegounified.org/primetime Media-only contact: Linda Zintz, Communications Department, 619-725-5578.
13 -- Rhapsody on the Point, 7 p.m., Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego CA 92106. Ninth annual highlight of the year for the Pt. Loma High School music program, with a classical music program performed by Pt. Loma HIgh musicians. More information: https://www.sites.google.com/site/rhapsodyonthepoint/ Media contact: Hans Becker, Principal, Pt. Loma High School, 619-223-3121. Open to the public.
17 -- Classified Employee of the Year Celebration, 4:15 p.m., Kearny High School Auditorium, 1954 Komet Way, San Diego, CA 92111. This event recognizes the invaluable efforts of the district's classified employees who work every day to create and sustain a healthy school environment for all students. At the ceremony, all site/department honorees as well as the district's 2016 Classified Employee of the Year winner and runner-up will be recognized. Contact: Jennifer Rodriguez, District Communications, email@example.com. Open to the public.
25 -- Salute to Excellence, 4:30 p.m., SeaWorld Nautilus Pavilion, 500 Sea World Dr. , San Diego, CA 92109. This event honors the top 1 percent of graduating seniors. Contact: Stacey Seiders, firstname.lastname@example.org. Open to the public.
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