Coming Attractions - March 23, 2012

March 23, 2012

March 26 (Mon) — Rallies and red carpet STAAR test events 

Students throughout SAISD are preparing for the upcoming State Assessments of Academic Readiness test through a variety of motivational activities including those to be held:

10 a.m. at Neal Elementary School, 3407 Capitol Ave. A rally will feature his Royal Highness El Rey Feo Richard Ojeda.

2:15 to 2:30 p.m. at Collins Garden Elementary School, 167 Harriman Place.  Dressed in their best, the students’ “STAAR” quality will shine as they take a walk on the red carpet.

2:45 to 3:45 p.m. at Rhodes Middle School, 3000 Tampico St. Students will let the force be with them during a STAAR Wars-themed rally replete with cheerleaders, band and choir.

March 26 (Mon) — San Antonio Chef Coalition inaugural dinner/fundraiser
6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner at a secret location to be disclosed Monday

This inaugural fundraising dinner – already sold out – will benefit local culinary arts students, with the first recipients of proceeds to be Burbank, Lanier and Sam Houston high schools. This newly-formed Coalition comprises nine top chefs across the city (including Burbank 1994 alum Jesse Perez) for the purpose of supporting student education and career development in the field of culinary arts.  Follow the Coalition on Twitter:@SAChefCoalition or email them at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

March 27 (Tues) — SAISD Council of PTAs general meeting
6:30 p.m. at Longfellow Middle School, 1130 E. Sunshine Drive

Elections will be held for next year’s officers.

March 29 (Thurs) — Elementary Art Meet
5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
The artistic talents of elementary students Districtwide will be celebrated and recognized. Following a reception, an awards ceremony will start at 6 p.m. 

March 29 (Thurs) — SAISD Special Education Transition Fair
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive at South St. Mary’s Street

Special needs students and their families can learn about community services and resources available to them to ease the transition between school to work and more independent living. Representatives from 40 agencies are scheduled to attend to answer questions and provide information. Fair sponsor is SAISD’s Department of Special Education Services.

March 30 (Fri) — Jefferson anniversary Fiesta medal presentation
6 p.m. at the Deco Pizzeria, 1815 Fredericksburg Road 

The Jefferson Lasso Alumni Association’s inaugural Fiesta medal will make its debut in honor of the historic school’s 80th anniversary.

March 31 (Sat) — 4E Run/Walk and Health Festival
8:30 a.m. (start of first event) at Mission Reach near Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland at South St. Mary’s Street
The community is invited to join 4E (Education, Exercise, Engagement, Empowerment) festivities beginning with a 5K and 10K Run/Walk. There also will be a Districtwide Health Festival on the Brackenridge High School campus from 9 a.m. to noon featuring giveaways, free screenings, a pediatric mobile clinic with free immunizations, food sampling and a Kids Zone with games and events. A free one-mile fun run will be held on the high school's track starting at 10:30 a.m. Event sponsors are SAISD, the SAISD Foundation and other entities.

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