Coming Attractions July 16, 2010

COMING ATTRACTIONS
July 16, 2010

 

July 17 (Sat) — Family Fitness Challenge and Wellness Fair
9 a.m. to noon at Irving Academy, 1300 Delgado St.
SAISD families are encouraged to get on the wellness wagon through attending this and another upcoming health-related fair. Services will include diabetes, cholesterol and other screenings, CPR training, body mass index measurements, and Zumba dance exhibitions.

July 19-21 — Pre-kindergarten registration
9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. at SAISD elementaries and PK to grade 5, 6 or 8 academies
6 p.m. (July 21 only) at SAISD elementaries and PK to grade 5, 6 or 8 academies
Parents of children eligible for SAISD’s pre-kinder program may register them at the school they will attend. To qualify, children must be 3 or 4 on or before Sept. 1, and also meet at least one of the following criteria: unable to speak and comprehend the English language; be economically disadvantaged; the child of a parent who was killed or injured while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces; is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services; and/or homeless.

Ongoing — Head Start program registration
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Head Start main office, 463 Holmgreen Road, building E
While space is still available, enrollment is being held for parents of children eligible for Head Start who have not yet completed an application packet. To qualify, children must be 3 or 4 on or before Sept. 1, and also meet at least one of the following criteria: unable to speak and comprehend the English language; be economically disadvantaged; the child of a parent who was killed or injured while on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces; is or has ever been in the conservatorship of the Department of Family Protective Services; and/or homeless.

July 19 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.

July 20 (Tues) — SAISD Health Fair
2 to 4 p.m. at the Student Support Services building, 1702 N. Alamo St.
Employees can take advantage of health screenings and services including dental care, cancer awareness, diabetes education, heath health, skin care, information on lower back pain and overall pain management, men’s health and more.

July 20 (Tues) — Community meeting
6 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
District 7 Trustee Ed Garza invites the Jefferson community to the next meeting of the Jefferson Education Leadership Council (JELC).  Agenda items include updates from Superintendent Robert Durón, Longfellow Middle School principal Liz Solis, and the District 7 appointees to the community-based committee.

Summer programs for students *
These are just a sample, and may be subject to change. Parents are asked to contact their child’s school for more information.

July 19-30 — STEM Academy
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Texas at San Antonio, One UTSA Circle
Thirty 9th-graders from the Young Women’s Leadership Academy will explore careers in biotechnology and advanced technologies through lessons in gene expression and gene targeting. They also will study how solar energy and nanotechnology could contribute to a new green economy. 

July 21-23 — Girls, Inc. Summer University
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache Ave.
Girls, Inc. representatives will use research-based education programs to encourage enthusiasm for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Lessons for the incoming 6th-graders will include dissecting owl pellets and computers. Guest speakers will be mathematicians, scientists, and economists.

July 21-23 — Girls Scouts Summer Leadership Academy
Noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache Ave.
Incoming 6th-graders will participate in a survey to define their ideas and perceptions of leadership, and come up with an action plan for their own leadership development. A mother-daughter camping trip is planned for the weekend following the academy.

Ongoing thru July 30 — PREP 2010
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at nine area colleges
Sixth through 9th graders from SAISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy are improving their abstract reasoning and problem-solving skills in preparation of careers in mathematics, science, technology or engineering through participation in PREP, the San Antonio Pre-freshman Engineering Program.

Ongoing thru Aug. 6 — San Antonio Summer Youth Program
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  weekdays at 12 District schools
Sponsored by SAISD and the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, this program provides supervised recreational opportunities.

* NOTE TO MEDIA – Please contact the SAISD Communications Department to coordinate coverage.


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