January 6, 2012

Posted by Geoff Smith at 1/6/2012 4:05:00 PM

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  From Superintendent Bill Kowba
January 6, 2012 
In This Issue...
New Laws Affect Parents, Students

Save the Date for Annual Enrollment Options Fair

Locally-grown Lunch Menu Items are a Hit

District Speech Pathologists Present to Conference

School News

In The News

Educational News

Friday Quote

Upcoming Events

Mission Statement

All San Diego students will Graduate with the Skills, Motivation, Curiosity and Resilience to Succeed in their choice of College and Career in order to Lead and Participate in the society of Tomorrow.

New Laws Affect Parents, Students
Several new education and child safety laws, including changes to car seat requirements and scholarship eligibility, went into effect on January 1, 2012. Parents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the changes. Read more from the California Department of Education.
Save the Date for Annual Enrollment Options Fair
School Fair The fourth annual Enrollment Options/Magnet Schools Fair is coming up on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Palisades Recital Hall in Balboa Park. The fair provides parents throughout San Diego County with the opportunity to obtain information on the various programs offered within the San Diego Unified School District. Live student performances will take place throughout the day. Admission is free and open to the public. Read more.
Locally-grown Lunch Menu Items are a Hit
Suzie's Farm 2 SDUSDAmerica's healthiest and tastiest school lunches continue to be in the cafeterias of San Diego Unified. For example, certified locally grown Kabocha squash from Suzie's Farm in the South Bay is our January Harvest of the Month, appearing each Thursday in school salad bars. Read more.
District Speech Pathologists Present to Conference
Speech pathologists from San Diego Unified recently presented papers at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association conference in San Diego. More than 10,000 speech-language pathologists and audiologists attended this national event held Nov. 17-19. Read more.
Freese Parent RoomFreese Elementary Opens New Parent Room
Freese Elementary Arts and Culture Magnet School recently celebrated the grand opening of its new Parent Room, created to strengthen the home/school connection for students. The room provides parents a place to volunteer, hold workshops and conduct other activities. Read more.

Hoover AOIT at QualcommHoover High Students Tour Qualcomm, Shadow Executives
Hoover High School Academy of Information Technology students recently spent the day at Qualcomm Inc. shadowing executives, touring the new Qualcomm Museum… and asking "what if?" Read more.

San Diego High Students Walk for the CureKearny High Design Students Get Their Own Library
Future architects at Kearny High’s Stanley E. Foster Construction Tech Academy (CTA) received an early holiday gift from the San Diego Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in December. AIA donated hundreds of books for the “Architect’s Bookshelf” at CTA. Read more.

Kumeyaay Stuffed AnimalsKumeyaay Students Keep Streak Bearly Alive
Kumeyaay Elementary students in Mrs. Bernstein's room collected 398 stuffed toys to benefit Rady Children's Hospital. The new stuffed toys help children find comfort while at the hospital. Read more.

Mira Mesa Plaque PresentationPlaques Mark Mira Mesa High Achievements
Mira Mesa High School was honored last spring to be only one of five schools in the state that was a California Distinguished School and California Exemplary Career Technical Education Program. A special ceremony was held just before winter break to celebrate this outstanding achievement. Read more.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
-- Thomas A. Edison

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