Message from Carlos - July 2016

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July 1, 2016

School's out. The citywide pools are open. The weather is getting hotter and hotter. What will you and your kids be doing this summer?

Thankfully, there are plenty of summer activities in District 19, some mentioned in my newsletter, especially a whole calendar of events at BiblioTech South: summer movies, youth gardens, map making, and more.

Of course, it's always a good time to remind you that District 19 boasts two of the best parks in the nation and world: one cultural, one natural.

The summer months are a perfect time to ride your bike around the Spanish colonial missions. Built in the 18th Century, the five missions — four of which are located in the heart of the South Side — were recently named a World Heritage site. And Big Bend National Park offers nearly endless miles of day hikes, backpacking, scenic drives and river trips.

I also want to remind you that while summer is just getting started, it's almost time to start thinking about the start of school. The first of a string of Back to School events — where thousands of supplies will be distributed — will begin in late July.

The largest event will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 6, Palo Alto College 1400 W. Villaret St. Free backpacks and supplies to each child grades K-8. Free food and entertainment. And free immunizations and dental screenings.

Visit for a complete calendar.

Semper Fi!