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Saturday, June 4th is our annual Spring Gala and we'd like to see you there!  We also encourage you to invite friends, family and colleagues. This is a night about bringing the community together to help UDA, and we as parents are not expected to cover the entire goal. Urban Discovery Academy is an amazing place, and the more members of our community that visit us and see our work, the more support we will gather. To purchase your Urban Lights Gala tickets online, click HERE.
We are in need of your support!  We’d like to enlist your help in securing contributions from local businesses and organizations in order to raise money to increase our beloved teachers’ salaries.  

Our biggest need right now is for our entire community to get out there and seek donations from businesses in the community.  We have found that when asked to support our school, businesses step up and donate. They just need to be asked, and most are willing to help out.  
We'd also like to encourage YOU to make a contribution to the Gala as well.  Everyone has a talent or something to offer, whether it's a cooking class in your own home or an afternoon cruise around the bay in your family's sailboat.  We can all contribute something, and we can't wait to see what wonderful gifts and experiences you'll bring to the table!
If you have any questions, comments, or donations for the Gala, please contact Kimmie Orton in our office at korton@urbandiscoveryacademy.com.
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IDEATE High Academy

Great news! San Diego Unified School District approved our request to add an innovative high school program “Ideate High Academy” to our existing charter. We plan to open with 9th grade for the 2016-17 school year. For more information about IDEATE High Academy, please click on the title of this story to be redirected to their webpage.

Spring Showcase

Come join us for our annual art festival at this year's Spring Showcase on April 23rd from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. There will be plenty of fun games, art booths, delicious food trucks, karaoke, special Earth Day shirts to purchase and press, and even more fun for the whole family! Wristbands to participate in art booths and games can be purchased ahead of time at the school for $10, or at the event. Each family will be charged a maximum of $20 for wristbands. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual UDA Gala Fundraiser

Saturday, June 4th is our annual UDA Gala. This is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we are hoping to devote the proceeds to raising our beloved teachers' salaries. Please help us by reaching out to businesses to solidify donations in the form of gift certificates, products, or items to be auctioned off at the event, cash sponsorship, or purchasing tickets to attend the UDA Foundation's Spring Gala. The class that brings in the most donations will receive a party of their choice and a tile to be displayed among our other generous donors acknowledging their fundraising efforts. Donation letters and forms can be found in the front office or HERE, so please help us hit the pavement and make this year's Gala the best one yet!

Talent Show Auditions

Calling all performers! UDA's annual Talent Show is swiftly approaching and this could be the year we see YOU on stage. If you or your group is interested in auditioning for the Talent Show, please submit an audition form to your classroom teacher by Friday, April 8th. Parents will be contacted with audition times, but they will take place on Tuesday, May 17th and Thursday, May 19th after school. The Talent Show will be Friday, June 6th. For the Talent Show guidelines and audition form, please click the headline above.

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Parent Network Meeting
Date: 5/2/2016, 8 AM 10 AM
Location: Conference Room
Gala Planning Meeting
Date: 5/2/2016, 9 AM 10 AM
Early Release Day
Date: 5/4/2016, 8 AM 12 PM
Parent Social and General Meeting
Date: 5/6/2016, 8 AM 8:30 AM
Location: The Hive
Stellar Student Awards
Date: 5/6/2016, 8 AM 8:30 AM
Location: The Hive