Coming Attractions - September 16, 2016

Coming Attractions
Sept. 16, 2016

Sept. 17 (Sat) — Campus Beautification Day
9 a.m. to noon at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
More than 100 volunteers have signed on to spruce up the campus through tasks including landscaping and planting flower beds and shrubs around the main walkway, front archway and Pony and baseball/softball fields. At noon the workers will be treated to lunch in the school’s cafeteria.

Sept. 17 (Sat) — San Antonio Food Bank Farmer’s Market
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St.
The community is invited to shop for fresh fruits and veggies and enjoy samples of foods prepared as part of cooking demonstrations. This market, to take place every third Saturday of the month, is one of two to be held monthly at an SAISD East Side campus. The markets are offered in collaboration with the San Antonio Food Bank, SAISD and the Eastside Promise Neighborhood. The host campuses are among a half dozen EPN schools in an area supported through Promise Zone and other federal grants. 

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

Sept. 21 (Wed) — LEARN, GROW, EAT and GO! 
9 a.m. at Baskin Elementary, 630 Crestview Drive at Babcock Road
Third-graders will kick off this interdisciplinary program offered through the Junior Master Gardener and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, which uses gardening to teach a wide variety of lessons.

Sept. 21 (Wed) — Bond and Tax Ratification elections community meeting
7 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica
This will be the first of eight meetings to provide the public information and opportunities to ask questions about SAISD’s Nov. 8 Bond 2016 and Tax Ratification proposals. Presenters will be Superintendent Pedro Martinez and the School Board member who represents the host site’s Trustee district. Up for voter consideration are a $450 million bond to fund extensive renovations at 13 schools and a TRE, which would assist the District in creating 21st-century classrooms Districtwide and expanded learning opportunities outside the normal school day.

Sept. 23 (Fri) — Jefferson High School Alumni Night and Feeder School Night
Starting at 7 p.m. at Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Drive
Under the theme of Tier 1 universities, 11 campuses in the Jefferson HS attendance zone will select colors of top colleges similar to their own school’s colors for this occasion. Participants will march on the track when announced and then proceed to the stands where they will sit with their school group. Accompanying the Jefferson band will be members of the Irving, Longfellow and Whittier middle school bands. Following the performance, members of the combined bands will sit together. Gift cards of $100, $200 and $300 will be awarded based on the highest number of participants per school, as well as Tier 1 University theme display and school spirit throughout the game. Festivities will precede the 7:30 p.m. kick off of the Mustangs’ contest with their friendly SAISD rival the Burbank Bulldogs.

Sept. 19-22 — Free family fitness classes
5:30 p.m. at the SAISD schools listed below.
The popular Zumba dance fitness program classes are free and offered in partnership with Health Collaborative, a local network of citizens, community organizations and businesses. Upcoming sessions will be:

● Sept. 19 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.

● Sept. 20 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

● Sept. 21 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive

● Sept. 22 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.

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