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MEDIA ADVISORY: District, PTA Partner To Celebrate Parent/Family Involvement Day Nov. 17

posted Nov 17, 2016, 7:42 AM by SD Council PTA

WHAT: Schools across San Diego Unified are joining with PTAs and other parent groups to celebrate the invaluable role that parents and families play in supporting student learning and public education. Activities are planned at schools throughout the day on Thursday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 18. Media is invited to attend any of these activities.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, Nov. 17, and Friday, Nov. 18, Multiple School Locations

FEATURED EVENT: Turkey Trot and Campus Beautification Project at Perry Elementary School, 6290 Oriskany Road (92139)

Thursday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. to Noon

The school is located within Lincoln Military Housing in the Paradise Hills community and serves mostly military families. Parents, PTA members, Navy volunteers and community members will be helping with the school’s Turkey Trot and campus beautification and gardening projects. More info about the school at .

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.:             TK-grade 2 Turkey Trot

11 a.m. – noon:                 Grades 3-5 Turkey Trot

Additional events on Thursday, Nov. 17:

6:30 -10:30 a.m.:               San Diego High School – Breakfast/Meet & Greet/Workshops/Classroom Visits

7:15 a.m.;                            School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) Bring Your Parent to School Day

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

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

7:30 a.m. -1 p.m.:             Morse High School – Breakfast/Principal chat/Classroom Visits/Lunch    

8:30 a.m.:                            Standley Middle School – Coffee with the Principal and PTSA

6-8 p.m.:                              San Diego High School – Meet & Greet/Workshops

Friday, Nov. 18:

8-8:30 a.m.:                        Lafayette Elementary School – Shining Star Assembly & Refreshments

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.:                 CPMA Middle School – Parent Shadow Day/BBQ Lunch

1 p.m.                                   Innovation Middle School – Lunch with Your Student

BACKGROUND:  National Parent/Family Involvement Day is a partnership between San Diego Unified School District and the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs to recognize parents/families 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 are 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.


San Diego Unified School District: Jennifer Rodriguez, 619-847-6029 (Cell) 
San Diego Unified Council of PTAs: Linda Zintz, 858-761-3857 (Cell)