NEWS RELEASE: San Diego Unified Honors Commitment to Military Supports with Holiday Card Drive

Posted: Monday, December 11th 2017



                                                                                                    December 8, 2017


San Diego Unified Honors Commitment to Military Supports with Holiday Card Drive
Help spread joy to single military members stationed in San Diego away from their families this holiday season


SAN DIEGO (December 8, 2017) In an effort to thank those who serve us year round, the San Diego Unified School District will launch the 1st annual Military Holiday card drive Monday December 11, 2017. The drive will run through Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 p.m.

The district would like to honor their commitment to servicing San Diego’s military families with a small gesture of gratitude to those military members stationed in San Diego away from their families this holiday season.

 Year round the district assures military families that their children with receive the best public education possible by providing them with a variety of resources and services catered to their unique needs. Almost every school within the district services a child whose parent or guardian is serving or has served in our armed forces. San Diego Unified services the largest number of military connected students in the state of California. Overall, San Diego Unified serves over 13,000 military connected children and 6 military bases within district boundaries. 

San Diego Unified is proud to support their military families with one on one supports in a variety of ways. This includes welcoming new families to their neighborhood school, offering services that help match them with similar educational programs they were enrolled in previously, as well as introductions to local military liaisons that can help with any issues or resources they may need. All district schools have military-friendly environments with programs, teachers and counselors trained to aid in the transition and adaptation of their incoming and outgoing military families.

 Because of our strong connection to the military community, we are looking forward to helping spread some joy to them this time of year. Please join San Diego Unified in thanking our hometown heroes by donating a holiday card.

 Drop off your signed holiday cards at San Diego Unified’s Central office (main lobby) located at: 4100 Normal St. San Diego Ca 92103 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 – Friday, December 15, 2017 (cards must be dropped off before 12:00 p.m. on Friday)

 As a special thank you, those that donate a holiday card on Wednesday, December 13th will receive a free ticket to enjoy the San Diego symphony’s holiday concert “Noel, Noel” on December 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at Copley Symphony Hall (while supplies last).

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WHAT: San Diego Unified True Blue Buddies Military Student Bike Giveaway + Surprise Military Holiday Homecoming

WHEN: Monday, December 11, 2017 9 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

DETAILS: 12:00 p.m.  Military holiday card drive announcement 

                  12:45 p.m. Military holiday homecoming, two students at Dewey Elementary (a 3rd grader and kindergartener) will be surprised by their mom who is returning from a Navy deployment.

                  1:15-1:45 p.m.  Raffle for Dewey kids, SDPD helicopter will circle the school ("Santa" will be inside chopper and say hi over the P.A.)

                  1:45-2:45 Bike giveaway - SDUSD officers surprise students with new bikes.

WHERE: Dewey Elementary, 3251 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92110


Media Inquiries: Isabella McNeil, San Diego Unified School District, 619-341-2343


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