Coming Attractions - January 18, 2013

January 18, 2013

Ongoing thru March 1 — School Board election informational packets available
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at the Department of Governmental & Community Relations, 518 E. Magnolia Ave.
Qualified citizens interested in serving as an SAISD Trustee for places 1, 3, 4 and 7 may obtain informational packets including: qualifications for office; application for a place on the SAISD general election ballot; campaign finance guide; appointment of a campaign treasurer by a candidate; code of fair campaign practices; candidate/officeholder campaign finance report form; important May 2013 election dates; and 2013 filing schedule for reports. Deadline to file as a candidate is March 1, and Election Day is May 11. For more information visit

Jan. 21 (Mon) — Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
All schools and most offices will be closed.

Jan. 22-24 — Free family fitness classes
5 to 6 p.m. at the SAISD schools listed below.
The popular Zumba dance fitness program is being offered to the community weekly at eight District campuses. The free classes are in partnership with Health Collaborative, a local network of citizens, community organizations and businesses. Upcoming sessions will be:

● Jan. 22 (Tues) – at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive

● Jan. 22 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

● Jan. 22 (Tues) – at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.

● Jan. 23 (Wed) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.

● Jan. 23 (Wed) – at Davis Middle School (for the Sam Houston High School  community), 4702 E. Houston St.

● Jan. 23 (Wed) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.

● Jan. 24 (Thurs) – at Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main Ave.

● Jan. 24 (Thurs) – at Rogers Elementary School (for the Edison High School community), 620 McIlvaine St.

Jan. 22 (Tues) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.

Jan. 22 (Tues) — SAISD Council of PTAs general meeting
6:30 p.m. at Green Elementary School, 122 W. Whittier St.
The public is invited to meetings of PTA chapter representatives Districtwide.

Jan. 23 (Wed) — Lasso Alumni ‘Share the Tradition’ mixer
4 to 6 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
The association formed to support San Antonio’s most famous rope twirlers will host this event providing current and past Lassos representing multiple decades an opportunity to meet, and share memories, stores and traditions. Featured alumni representing the 1940s, 1960s and 2010 will be featured speakers, and former Lassos also are encouraged to bring memorabilia and photos to display. Students interested in becoming Lassos may attend to learn more about this service and spirit organization. Also in attendance will be members of the school’s Wranglers and Lariats.

Jan. 24 (Thurs) — H-E-B Read 3 book fair
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Herff Elementary School, 996 S. Hackberry St.
Parents of 3- and 4-year-olds not enrolled in SAISD are invited to attend and also to sign up for the grocer’s Read 3 child literacy program that advocates helping shape childrens’ minds by reading to them at least three times a week. Age-appropriate books will be available for purchase and refreshments provided. This event is in partnership with Scholastic Book Fairs.

Jan. 26 (Sat) — Social Studies Department Annual Winter Conference for grades K-12
8 to 11:30 a.m. at the Education Service Center Region 20, 1314 Hines Ave.
This year’s theme will be “To Have and To Fold.” The annual conference, sponsored by SAISD’s Department of Social Studies, will include half-day sessions focusing on building vocabulary, writing, critical thinking and analyzing primary sources.

Jan. 26 (Sat) — Student Aid Saturday
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
Teens aspiring to higher education and their parents or guardians will receive free help in completing federal and state financial aid applications. Student Aid Saturdays is a collaborative effort between the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, FirstMark Credit Union, SA2020, San Antonio Education Partnership, Gen TX-San Antonio and local colleges and universities. The citywide goal is to increase by 5 percent the number of parents and students completing applications for federal and state aid this academic year. This will be the first in a series of Student Aid Saturdays to be held citywide through April 27.




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