Coming Attractions March 8, 2013
March 8, 2013
March 11-15 — Spring Break
All schools and most offices will be closed this week and will re-open Monday, March 18.
March 16 (Sat) — Batter Up to Dress ‘Em Uniform Drive/Softball Tournament
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rusty Lyons Softball Field, 6300 McCullough Ave.
The community can contribute to a worthy cause while enjoying games of softball played by five SAISD schools. Spectators are asked to bring new or gently-used uniforms to this drive and tournament sponsored by SAISD in partnership with the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation. Organizer of this third-annual event is De Zavala Elementary, one of the participating schools. The others are Bowden and Sarah King elementaries, Longfellow Middle School and Lanier High School.
March 18 (Mon) — Harlem Shake to beat back-to-school blues
11:30 a.m. at Kelly Elementary School, 1026 Thompson Place
Students and staff at this far-West Side school need not feel blasé about returning to class the Monday following spring break: not when they have the Harlem Shake to anticipate upon their return! This popular international sensation will be performed as part of the school’s ongoing efforts to encourage perfect attendance, especially on perennially high-absentee days such as those following breaks.
March 18 (Mon) — School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
March 23 (Sat) — Middle School Bullying Symposium
8 a.m. to noon at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
Students and educators from throughout Bexar County are invited to learn how they can work together to prevent bullying and gang activity. Break-out sessions will include cyberbullying, self esteem and laws on bullying. Keynote speaker will be Dwight Stewart, a national specialist and consultant on school safety. Symposium sponsor is the Alamo Area Alliance of Black School Educators, whose president and local conference chair, Mae Olison, also is principal of SAISD’s Wheatley Middle School.
March 23 (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 the 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 more. Event sponsors are SAISD and the SAISD Foundation. Title sponsor is SRG Athletics.
March 23 (Sat) — Bearcats take DC 5 K Fun Run
9 a.m. to noon at Olmos Basin Park, 651 Devine Road
Community members are invited to participate in this fundraiser to help 22 Twain Middle School students take a four-day trip to Washington, D.C. This is among several events the school is holding to finance the estimated $22,000 cost to include travel, lodging and tours of historic sites and national landmarks.
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