• Tutoring.com offers free online tutoring to U.S. Military Families

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 3/3/2015
    Tutor.com for Military Families is a Department of Defense funded program to provide online tutoring and homework help at no charge to all K-12 students in National Guard, Reserve and Active Duty military families.

    At Tutor.com:

    ·        Students can log on to Tutor.com/military 24/7 to have a one-on-one tutoring session with a live, expert tutor in all core math, science, social studies and English subjects.


    ·        Students and tutors always work anonymously and no personal info is shared during sessions.


    ·        Tutoring sessions take place in an online classroom, where a student and tutor communicate using text messaging, drawing on the interactive whiteboard and file sharing. No video cameras or telephones are used. 

    ·        Each tutor undergoes a background check and probationary period to become a Tutor.com tutor.

    ·        Tutor.com employs nearly 3,000 tutors to help your student day or night from any internet connected device anywhere in the world.

    ·        Military-connected students consistently report that using Tutor.com to get help when they need it improves their grades and confidence.

    Eligibility:  To determine if you are eligible to access Tutor.com for Military Families, go to http://www.tutor.com/military/eligibility
    For more information, go to www.tutor.com/military
    Download print information about Tutor.com for Military Families
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  • Workshop "Military Transition: The Spouse Edition” on April 13, 2015

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 2/23/2015

    The San Diego Military Collaborative is hosting a workshop entitled, "Military Transition: The Spouse Edition

    When:  Monday, April 13th from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
    Where: Newbreak Church (10791 Tierrasanta Blvd #104, San Diego, CA 92124
    What:    This is a half-day workshop geared towards spouses whose service members are transitioning from active duty to civilian (or reserve) life.  Presentations and small group Q&A sessions are provided from Fleet & Family Support Center, the VA, and United Healthcare. Participants are provided a binder of resources, as well as information on topics including finances, healthcare, employment, understanding of VA benefits, emotional support, and education benefits.

    Childcare and refreshments are provided. Families can RSVP at the link below or through the registration form attached: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-kyNqLDSRT1fzFXlLQGt6IfCLU0JMCnDHHy8fIo61Mk/viewform

    For questions or more information, please contact:

    Kat Brown, Administrative/Community Engagement Specialist
    SAY San Diego
    | San Diego Military Family Collaborative
    3487 Santo Rd. | San Diego, CA  92124
    Office: 858-496-0044 ext. 100



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  • Save the Date - Aug 15, 2015 is Military Appreciation Event

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 2/5/2015
    Save the date

    Military Appreciation Event
    Saturday, August 15, 2015     9 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Serra High School

    Families new to San Diego can enroll their child(ren) at this event. 
    The event will include a resource fair, games, activities, prizes and complimentary BBQ lunch. It will be open to all military families within San Diego Unified School District.

    New military families to San Diego Unified School District will have the opportunity to enroll their children in school. The enrollment portion of the Military Appreciation Event is for new students only.  Information on how to schedule an appointment to enroll your child(ren) at the event will be posted in late spring.   Check back for updates as the date approaches.

    Questions?  Call the Office of Children & Youth in Transition, 619-725-7652
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  • Shoe event at Perry Elementary was a great success!

    Posted by Bridget Delagarza at 2/5/2015
    Students walking in new shoes
    Perry students try out their new shoes.

    On October 17, 2014, every student at Perry Elementary School received a fantastic pair of new shoes! Gaylord-Hansen Mortgage, in collaboration with San Diego Unified District's Office of Children and Youth in Transition, distributed about 450 pairs of shoes to ensure that the students of Perry Elementary could begin the 2014-15 school year in style.  The event included a school lunch BBQ provided by Food Services.  There were many smiling faces to be seen that day as volunteers from Gaylord-Hansen, Naval Base San Diego, and other community members worked to fit shoes and socks on kindergarten through fifth grade students.  It was hard to tell who was happier, the volunteers or the children.

    The Gaylord Hansen Mortgage Team; a branch of Caliber Home Loans, believes in giving back to the local community. They targeted the annual shoe giveaway at Perry due to the high number of students from military families. The Gaylord-Hansen Shoe Foundation was created to provide San Diego’s neediest school children with the opportunity to receive a brand new  pair of shoes.  By donating thirty dollars from every loan transaction, they are able to improve the lives of children in this small but significant way.

    For more information, contact J.D. Dyas, Children & Youth in Transition, (619) 725-8170.

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  • Dewey Back to School BBQ/Meet & Greet

    Posted by J.D. Dyas at 8/14/2014 9:00:00 AM
    Join us for the
    Dewey Back to School 
    BBQ/Meet & Greet!   August 28th, 12:00pm -1:30 pm
    Dewey Lunch Courtyard


    -Learn about all the resources Dewey has to offer and socialize with the teachers and staff before school starts!

    -Complimentary BBQ Lunch for Dewey families.

    -Resource Fair Featuring:  Dewey Mandarin Chinese Program...Family Forces...MCRD School Liaison...Naval Base Point Loma School Liaison...Dewey PTO

     * Hosted by Operation World Language Mandarin Program and the Office of Children & Youth in Transition, San Diego Unified School District

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  • Christmas You Missed

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 7/24/2014
    On Saturday, July 26 from 8am to 11am the Armed Services YMCA is holding their annual “Christmas You Missed” for military families who were separated at the holidays due to a deployment.

    During their 8th Annual ”Christmas You Missed” every sight, sound, scent and feel of Christmas morning will once again be restaged for San Diego military personnel. Families will finally have an opportunity to trim trees, sing carols, enjoy Christmas breakfast, photos with Santa, and exchange gifts, while strengthening their family bonds. The event is free and will be held at the Murphy Canyon Youth Center in the Murphy Canyon military housing community.
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  • Positive Parenting Seminar

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 6/30/2014

    Jewish Family Services is hosting a Positive Parenting Seminar series at their Kearny Mesa offices.
    Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behavior, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships.  
    When:  June 24, 2014 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    Repeats:  Weekly on Tuesday for 3 occurrences
    Where: Jewish Family Services Kearny Mesa
    Contact: (858) 637-3375

    The Seminars are provided free and are ideal for families with young children (ages 2 to 12), but can be helpful for any parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, foster parents or other caregivers who work with children.

    Click here for the flyer. Interested parents can call (858) 637-3375 to register.

    Free child care and snacks will be provided. A certificate of completion is given if you complete all three sessions.
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  • Military Initiative Summer Events

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 6/19/2014
    Outdoor Outreach invites military dependents ages 13-17 to join them in one of three summer sessions.
    For additional information or to register, contact Erika Rogness, Military Initiative Coordinator, Erika@outdooroutreach.org
    All  registration paperwork must be returned by June 20, 2014
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  • Summer Fun Café 2014

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 6/16/2014
    Eat Smart, Play HardSummer Fun Cafe

    Summertime means school is out but healthy free lunches are still available for many of San Diego's kids.

    The Summer Lunch Program provides free lunches and snacks to all children, 18 years and younger, regardless of income, at school sites, Park and Recreation Centers, libraries, military sites and community centers within the San Diego Unified School District.

    “There’s no enrollment, no paperwork and no income qualifications,” said Gary Petill, Director of the District’s Food Services program.
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  • Military Appreciation Event

    Posted by Kimberly Shapazian at 6/13/2014

    Please join us for San Diego Unified School District’s Military Appreciation Event
    on August 9th from 9am-2pm at Serra High School.

    The event will include a resource fair, games, activities, prizes and complimentary BBQ lunch. It will be open to all military families within San Diego Unified School District.

    New military families to San Diego Unified School District will have the opportunity to enroll their children in school. The enrollment portion of the Military Appreciation Event is for new students only. Students already enrolled in San Diego Unified School District that did not get their school choice or missed the deadline (February 15, 2014) will not be accommodated at this event, but are encouraged to attend the military appreciation festivities.

    If you are a new military family to San Diego Unified School District and want enroll your child in school during the event, visit the event page and review guidelines

    Questions please call 619-725-7652
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