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Coming Attractions - December 2, 2016

Coming Attractions
Dec. 2, 2016

Dec. 4 (Sun) —Journey Up The Nile First Sundays for Families Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave.
Admission will be free for SAISD students and their families. Among the featured attractions will be designing a mummy book, name-writing in hieroglyphics and making an Egyptian puppet. First Sundays for Families is an ongoing partnership between SAISD and SAMA and is made possible through a variety of grants.

Dec. 5 (Mon) — Special-called School Board meeting
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.

Dec. 6 (Tues) — Dual-language informational meeting
5 p.m. (in Spanish) and 6 p.m. (in English), at Twain Middle School, 2411 San Pedro Ave.
Parents are invited to learn about the Twain Dual Language Academy, where students will have the opportunity to become fluent in both English and Spanish. The school’s program, developed with input from local and national experts in dual-language education, is set to open August 2017 with grades pre-kinder to 2nd, expanding to grade 8 in subsequent years. This is the second of two informational meetings on the Twain Dual Language Academy, which will be open to students throughout Bexar County. As part of its transition from a traditional middle school, Twain’s last remaining students will graduate as 8th-graders in spring 2018.

Dec. 8 (Thurs) — Mock arrest warrant to be issued for Santa Claus
1 p.m. at Bonham Academy, 925 S. St. Mary’s St.
In anticipation of Kriss Kringle’s annual early Southtown arrival to hand out Christmas gifts, police again will be out in full force to arrest him. For the 23rd consecutive year the perpetrator, who also goes by Santa Claus, will be summoned to appear in federal court. Will the jolly old elf’s streak of beating the rap continue or will he finally spend the holidays in the slammer? His fate will be decided by a jury of Bonham 4th-graders on Dec. 10.

Dec. 10 (Sat) — Annual mock trial of Santa Claus
8:45 to 11:45 a.m. at the John H. Wood Jr. United States Courthouse, 655 César E. Chávez Blvd.
Following his Dec. 8 arrest, Kriss Kringle (aka Santa Claus) will appear before U.S. Magistrate Court Judge Henry Bemporad. Jurists will be 4th-graders who attend school where the alleged infraction took place. Should Kringle win yet another acquittal, his victory will be celebrated at a reception. Inspiration for this annual event providing students with real-world lessons in the judicial system is the beloved holiday classic movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” Santa’s trial is a community service project of the United States District Court Committee in conjunction with the San Antonio Bar Association, Boy Scouts Troop 285 and Bonham Academy.

Dec. 10 (Sat) —SAISD students to appear in ‘A Christmas Carol’ abridged version
5 p.m. at Villa Finale, 401 King William St.
Students from the District’s Bonham Academy and Brackenridge High School will be among the performers in a shortened version of this Charles Dickens classic. The tale of the bitter and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation into a kinder, generous man after a life-changing encounter with three ghosts will be performed outdoors. Serving as the backdrop will be the historic Villa Finale Victorian home. The production is offered in collaboration with San Antonio’s Classic Theater, the King William Association and the two SAISD schools. Price of admission is $10 for children 12 and under, $15 for Villa Finale and KWA members and $20 for non-members.

Dec. 5-8 — 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:
● Dec. 5 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Dec. 6 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Dec. 7 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
● Dec. 8 (Thurs) – at Herff Elementary, 996 S. Hackberry St.
● Dec. 8 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.