North County School News, Dec. 7


Note: This event has been canceled as of Dec. 7.

Jingle Rock Holiday Festival coming up

The Bonsall Education Foundation presents the “Jingle Rock Holiday Festival” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook. Enjoy free music and dance performed by students in the Bonsall Unified School District. Other attractions will be priced individually or as a package deal and include face painting, bungee run, laser tag, arts and crafts, raffles and pictures with Santa. Please bring a canned food item or two to assist needy families.


Academy applications due Dec. 15

Applications are being accepted for the winter session of the Carlsbad Student Leader Academy, a free leadership program for Carlsbad residents in grades 9-12 coordinated by the city, The YouSchool and the Servant Leadership Institute. The academy addresses issues affecting youths and develops youth leaders through civic education and service learning. Apply at; applications are due Dec. 15. The 10-week program will be held Jan. 22 through March 26.

Carlsbad High Orchestra to perform

The Carlsbad High School Orchestra offers a concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Carlsbad Arts Center on campus. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students; free for Carlsbad Unified School District staff and middle school students. The event features speed painters, wind ensemble and more.


Teen awarded $10K scholarship

A Carmel Valley teen has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship from the Foundation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Alyssa DeVries won the NATAS Trustees Scholarship, funded by the NATAS Trustees in recognition of overall potential as a future leader in the television industry. A 2017 graduate of Canyon Crest Academy, Alyssa aspires to join the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” and is pursuing a comedic arts degree at Emerson College in Boston. She was a Ben Vereen nominee for Best Actress in 2017.


Legacy bricks benefit students

The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation offers a chance to give a one-of-a-kind holiday gift: a personalized brick permanently enshrined at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Legacy Fountain. Don Diego Legacy Bricks begin at $150. A replica can also be purchased for home or office. For information and to purchase online, visit Call (858) 792-4210.


PACT presents ‘Beyond Bullying’

The nonprofit Positive Action Community Theatre presents “Beyond Bullying,” a free theater event of sketches, video clips and improv, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at 535 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 100. The goal of “Beyond Bullying” is to inspire students to prevent bullying. Bring your teens. The PACThouse Players offer improv theater and performing arts workshops that teach life and social skills to teens and adults with autism and other special needs. Visit


Food giveaway at Orange Glen High today

The Feeding San Diego program will hold a food giveaway from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. today at Orange Glen High School, 2200 Glenridge Road. Bring your own bags and choose from fresh produce and staple items. The giveaway is first come, first-served; open to all families who have students at the school. Call (858) 452-3663.


School of Arts receives $50K donation

Paul and Diane Garrett have committed $50,000 over two years in support of the nonprofit Fallbrook School of the Arts. Jerri Patchett, president of Fallbrook Arts Inc., said in a statement, “This generous donation is going to enable us to expand our programing at the art school, adding new areas of art learning for youth, families and students of all ages.” Fallbrook Arts is dedicated to providing art venues and a vibrant arts education program. Visit, and for the art school, visit


College information sessions at library

The Oceanside Public Library is hosting free programs to help high school students prepare for college. “What Students and Parents Need to Know About College” will be at 2 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 16 at the Oceanside Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway. Participants are encouraged to attend both sessions. Topics include how to choose the right college, getting into college, and how to pay for it all. Visit or call (760) 435-5600.


Preschool holds groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Dec. 14 for “The Nest,” a new infant-toddler center, scheduled to open in Poway in early 2018. “The Nest” is an expansion of the Ganon Gil Early Childhood Center, which serves ages 2-5. The ceremony will be at Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road. RSVP to (858) 451-1200 or


RB Chorale offers ‘Holly, Jolly Holidays’

Pat Bean and the RB Chorale perform “Holly, Jolly Holidays” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. Santa Claus will stop by. Chorale performances raise scholarship funds for local high school seniors who intend to study music. Please bring an unwrapped new toy to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps “Toys for Tots” campaign. Buy tickets from chorale members, at or by calling 858-485-SONG (7664). Preferred seating is $32; general admission is $22; seniors (55 and up), students (13-18) and active military tickets are $20; children, $7 (through age 12).


Canyon Crest offers ‘Into the Woods’

Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre Arts performs “Into the Woods” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday, as well as 4:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 7 p.m. Dec. 15-16 at the school, 5951 Village Center Loop Road. Everyone’s favorite storybook characters come together in this work by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim. Tickets are available at Prices are $6 with student ASB card, $8 for students and $15 for adults. Call (858) 350-0253.


Winter Wonderland concert at CCAE

The San Pasqual Union School presents “Winter Wonderland” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Students in TK-fifth grade, middle school VAPA Elective/CORE, middle school instrumental elective and middle school choir will perform. This year’s show supports the enrichment programs with the CCAE. Orchestra seats are $15, available at the CCAE (fees apply to tickets bought at or by phone at 1-800-988-4253); all other seats are $8, available through the school.


Innovation Summit coming to VUSD

The Vista Unified School District hosts its inaugural Teacher’s Guild Innovation Summit today at the Vista Innovation Center, 826 Olive Ave. Exhibition & Design Journey Storytelling is from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.; Rigorous Prototyping (VUSD teachers only) is from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. VUSD is one of only four districts nationally to be granted a chapter of The Teacher’s Guild, an offshoot of design firm IDEO, to “activate teachers’ creativity to solve the biggest challenges in education today.” The event is open to the VUSD community and will feature more than 20 design projects created by teachers.

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