The Urban School Alumni Association BLUESNOTES
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What I Learned in the Desert by Kate Jessup ('95)

"Our guide provided a sugary snack (one of the few commercial food exposures on the trip) and jokes and good humor were abundant, but there was no taking the gravity out of the day, both literally and metaphorically. I saw how the hike, and the trip in general, provided an excellent metaphor for the senior year these youngsters will face next fall and for their lives beyond Urban...."
To read more click here
Alumni Holiday Party
Celebrate the season with us! All alums, ages 21 and older, and their guests are invited to an evening of good cheer and laughter with friends old and new. Please join us for festive drinks and nibbles at our second annual Alumni Holiday Happy Hour.
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem
Thursday, December 19
6 - 8 p.m.
RSVP here

Post Party: there will be a group walk to Amnesia on Valencia between 19th and 20th Streets to hear alum Sam Reider ('07) and The Amigos Band. Show starts at approx 8:30 p.m.
Recent Grad Reunion – for the Classes of 2009 - 2013
Wednesday, January 8 from 3 - 5 p.m
Please join us in the Old Library and enjoy refreshments while catching up with your Urban friends, teachers, and this year’s juniors and seniors.
RSVP here.
LA Reunion
Southern California Alums, we're coming to visit and hope you can join Mark Salkind ('70), LeRoy Votto, Jonathan Howland and other Urban faculty for a cocktail reception in Los Angeles on Saturday, May 10. We are exploring venue ideas and are open to different options. If you have ideas please email us. Please share this with your Bay Area and Southern Californian Urban friends. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
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Thank you to everyone who joined us for our All-Alumni Reunion Weekend. We had so much fun connecting with over 100 Urban graduates from 1969 - 2012. If you are an Urban graduate from '74, '84, '94 or '04 email us to start planning for next year's decade celebrations—it's never too early to plan.

We are excited about everything the 2013 - 14 school year has in store for our alumni community. Please check out our website for updates on upcoming events and ways to get involved. If you haven’t already, like our Facebook page for regular updates and fun photos and join our LinkedIn group to network with other alums. Speaking of networking, we’re gathering information about alumni businesses to share with each other in our newsletter, on Facebook, LinkedIn and the alumni portal. Email us if you would like to include your business in our list!

Finally, with the end of the calendar year approaching we are excited to gear up our Alumni Annual Fund and Class Endowment Campaigns for the 2013-14 school year. We're thrilled that last year we set a new record with 11% of our alumni participating in these efforts—thank you for your support! We plan to send letters shortly; in the meantime, if you are interested in making a gift to Urban's 2013-14 Annual Fund please click here. For alums in the Classes of 2009 - 2013, click here to make or renew a gift to your Class Endowment Fund. Urban is a small school and our alumni participation makes a real difference to students and teachers!

We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and hope to connect with you in the New Year.

With much thanks and appreciation,

Tara Wilson ('95)
Alumni Association President
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Looking for holiday shopping ideas? Check out these fun options and support an Urban grad!

Restaurant gift certificates:
The Corner Store (Ezra Berman '98)
Mau or Tin (Hung Dang '93)
Mission Pie (Karen Heisler '78)
Nopa or Nopalito (Allyson Jossel '94)

Kivelstadt Cellars (Jordan Kivelstadt '00)

Pet lovers:
The Animal House (Megan Johnson '86)
Noe Valley Pet Company (Celia Stack '87)

More original gift ideas:
Omnivore Books (Celia Sack '87)
India Rose (Carter Bolick '88)
Castle in the Air (Karima Cammel '92)
Nest (Marcella Madsen '85)
Alex Mill (Alex Drexler '96)
Simply Sorted (Shira Gill '95)
Kipper Clothiers (Erin Berg '08)

Or a wellness package from acupuncturist Mia Weinberg ('01)!

We are compiling a list of Urban alum business to share with our community. If would like your business included please email us!
Alumni Holiday Party
Thursday, December 19, 2013
6 - 8 p.m.
Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem on Mission between 19th and 20th Streets
Recent Grad Reunion for
the Classes of 2009 - 2013

Wednesday, January 8 in the Old Library from 3 - 5 p.m.
Click here to RSVP!
LA Reunion
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Stay tuned for more details and email us with questions.
Youth Issues Forum
December 4 - 6
7 p.m.
Gumption Theater
(see details here)
Urban Holiday Hoops Girls' Basketball Tournament
Thursday - Saturday
December 12 - 14
(see details here)
Winter Music Concert
Sunday, December 15
5 p.m.
JCC Kanbar Theater
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