MEDIA ADVISORY – District to Celebrate National Parent Involvement Day November 19

WHAT: Schools and departments across San Diego Unified School District are celebrating the invaluable role that parents/guardians play in supporting student learning and public education. Activities are planned at schools throughout the day, with several events also occurring on Wednesday, Nov. 18 and Friday, Nov. 20. Media is invited to attend any of these activities.

WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Friday, Nov. 20 (Additional details are listed below)

Wednesday, Nov. 18 6 p.m.: Standley Middle School – Parent Information Night and Volunteer Thank You

Thursday, Nov. 19
6:30 a.m.: San Diego High School – Breakfast/Meet & Greet/Classroom Visits
7-8 a.m.: Pershing Middle School – Parent Appreciation Day Coffee
7-7:30 a.m.: Wangenheim Middle School – Coffee and Donuts
7:15-8:45 a.m.: Challenger Middle School – Principal Chat/Teen Stress Parent Workshop
7:15 a.m.: University City High School – Breakfast & Meditation Speaker
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Roosevelt International Middle School – Shadow a Student Day
7:45 a.m. to Noon: Nye Elementary School – Meet & Greet
7:50-9:15 a.m.: Hancock Elementary School – Read With Your Child
8-10 a.m.:  Cabrillo Elementary School – Instruction Demonstrations & Refreshments
8 a.m.: Standley Middle School – Coffee with the Principal and PTSA
8:20 a.m.:  Alcott Elementary School – Writing Celebration
8:55-10:30 a.m.: Marston Middle School – Exploration Expo
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.:  Crown Point Jr Music Academy – Lunch & Music With A Loved One
11:25 a.m.:  Kumeyaay Elementary – Picnic With Your Parents

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
7:45 to 9:30 a.m.: Balboa Elementary School – Family Friday/Coffee with the Principal
8-8:15 a.m.: Lafayette Elementary School – Shining Star Assembly & Refreshments

BACKGROUND:  National Parent Involvement Day is a joint effort between San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs to recognize parents/guardians and the invaluable role they play in supporting a child’s learning at home and at school. Research indicates that when parents are strategically involved in children’s learning, student achievement significantly improves and schools are more effective.

To recognize the day, schools were encouraged to host celebrations that honor parents/guardians and facilitate further parent engagement. National Parent Involvement Day was started 20 years ago by Project Appleseed.

CONTACT:
San Diego Unified School District: Jennifer Rodriguez, 619-847-6029 (Cell) – Not available from 11-1 on Nov. 19.

DETAILS:

November 18, 2015

Standley Middle School – Parent Information Night and Volunteer Thank You
6 p.m.

Contact:  Bill Pearson, Principal
Phone: 858-455-0550
Address: 6298 Radcliffe Dr., 92122

November 19, 2015

San Diego High School – Breakfast/Meet & Greet/Classroom Visits
6:30 a.m.

The PTSA is co-hosting this event for all parents and families who have students at San Diego High School. The event is an opportunity for parents to ask questions regarding their student’s grades, talk with a counselor, get assistance with the Parent Portal, or learn more about the PTSA and other clubs. Parents can also visit classrooms during the first two periods to see how the class is taught.

Contacts: Barbara Flannery, PTSA; Phone: 858-337-2267 (cell) Email: baflannery@ yahoo.com
Carmen Garcia, Principal
Address: 1405 Park Blvd., 92101
Phone: 619-525-7455

Pershing Middle School – Parent Appreciation Day Coffee
7-8 a.m.

Pershing Middle School will appreciate their parents with coffee and refreshments in the library. Parents and staff can socialize and stop by for coffee before work or activities.

Contact: Susan Levy, Principal
Address: 8204 San Carlos Dr., 92119
Phone: 619-465-3234

Wangenheim Middle School – Coffee and Donuts
7-7:30 a.m.

Wangenheim Middle School, in partnership with its PTSA, will be having a morning coffee and donuts celebration to thank parents. ASB students will be at the school entrances with thank you and welcome signs.

Contact: Matt Fallon, Principal
Address: 9230 Gold Coast Dr., 92126
Phone: 858-578-1400

Challenger Middle School – Principal Chat/Teen Stress Parent Workshop
7:15-8:45 a.m.

Challenger MS will be thanking parents and guardians for their involvement and support at school and at home. They will be hosting a parent workshop on teen stress, which will include information on how to identify signs of stress in your child and how to help them manage stress.

7:15 – 7:30 a.m. – Join your student in Advisory Class
7:30 – 8 a.m. – Principal’s Chat with light breakfast in the Library
8 – 8:45 a.m. – Teen Stress Parent Workshop in the Library

Contact: Julie Vitale, Finance Clerk
Address: 10810 Parkdale Ave., 92126
Phone: 858-586-7001, ext. 2211 or jvitale@sandi.net

University City High School – Breakfast & Mediation Speaker
7:15 a.m.

University City High School is hosting a celebration, honoring the powerful contributions parents and guardians make to support student success. A light breakfast will be provided by UCHS and appreciation gifts will be given to those in attendance. Guest speaker Jeff Zlotnick from Meditation Initiative will share the benefits of meditation with high school students, parents and teachers. Attendees will learn how to hit pause, breathe, focus, and reflect.

Contacts: Marie Byrd, Parent Support Liaison
Tama Becker-Varano, PTSA President, tamambv@msn.com
Address: 6949 Genesee Ave., 92122
Phone: 858-457-3040 x206

Roosevelt International Middle School – Shadow a Student Day
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Roosevelt is inviting parents to shadow their child for a class or the entire day.

Contact: Christina Casillas, Principal
Address: 3366 Park Blvd., 92103
Phone: 619-293-4450

Nye Elementary School – Meet & Greet
7:45 a.m. to Noon

Nye Elementary is hosting a parent breakfast with a support staff “Meet and Greet,” followed by a campus tour and classroom visits.

Contact: Tammy Robinson, Teacher, Grade 5, tmonroe@sandi.net
Address: 981 Valencia Parkway, 92114
Telephone: 619-430-1200

Hancock Elementary School – Read With Your Child
7:50-9:15 a.m.

Parents are invited to come to the school’s Flag Pole Assembly and then spend about 30 minutes in the classroom with their child reading a story.

Contact: Jodi Buckson, Principal
Address: 3303 Taussig St., 92124
Phone: 858-496-8310

Cabrillo Elementary School – Instruction Demonstrations & Refreshments
8-10 a.m.

All parents are invited to our Rockin’ event, which starts out with visiting classrooms to see the reading instruction in action, and then moving to the auditorium to see a math demonstration. Refreshments will be served.

Contacts:
Holly Baskerash, PTA President, HollyBaskerash@yahoo.com
Irene Hightower, Principal
Address: 3120 Talbot St., 92106
Phone: 619-223-7154

Standley Middle School – Coffee with the Principal and PTSA
8 a.m.

Standley is hosting a Coffee with the Principal and PTSA to learn more about how to get involved on campus.

Contact:  Bill Pearson, Principal
Phone: 858-455-0550
Address: 6298 Radcliffe Dr., 92122

Alcott Elementary School – Writing Celebration
8:20 a.m.

Alcott Elementary is doing a writing celebration with parents. Teachers or students will explain how teachers are using Lucy Calkins’ Writing Units to educate children on becoming fluent, proficient writers. Students will share their current writing with their parents.

Contact: Michelle Cambias Riley, Principal
Alcott Elementary
Address: 4680 Hidalgo Ave., 92117
Telephone:  858-273-3415

Marston Middle School – Exploration Expo!
8:55-10:30 a.m.

Parents are invited to shadow their student to 1st period advisory to experience Marston’s Intervention and Exploration Program. Following advisory, parents may attend a presentation in the library about school success and San Diego Unified’s high school graduation requirements.

Contact: Jon Gollias, Principal
Address: 3799 Clairemont Dr., 92117
Phone: 858-273-2030

Crown Point Jr Music Academy – Lunch & Music With A Loved One
11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

CPJMA will be hosting lunch with a loved one that will include students playing violins and dancing. Principal Muriel Bartolini will be conducting a short speech to honor parent volunteers

Contact: Muriel Bartolini, principal
Address: 4033 Ingraham St., 92109
Phone: 858-273-9830

Kumeyaay Elementary – Picnic With Your Parents
Time: 11:25 a.m.

Kumeyaay Elementary invites parents to come have lunch with their child.

Contact: Maria Montgomery, Principal
Address: 6475 Antigua Blvd., 92124
Phone: 858-279-102

Friday, November 20

Balboa Elementary School – Family Friday/Coffee with the Principal
Time: 7:45 to 9:30 a.m.

The school is offering families the opportunity to obtain low cost internet and cable connectivity through Cox. The school will also update parents about its recent PTA organization established at Balboa this month and a list of events planned for the rest of the year.

Contact: Hector Bravo, Principal
Address: 1844 South 40th St., 92113
Phone: 619-362-4100

Lafayette Elementary School – Shining Star Assembly & Refreshments
8-8:15 a.m.

The school will recognize parents during its Shining Star Assembly. Classes will be making thank you posters. Fourth grade class will sing in the auditorium while parents enjoy coffee, sweet breads and fruit.

Contact: Rosemary Orduno, Elementary School Assistant
Address: 6125 Printwood Way, 92117
Phone: 858-496-8160

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