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SCRIPPS RANCH WEEKEND: 5/1-3/20

SCRIPPS RANCH WEEKEND: 5/1-3/20

COVID-19 cases in 92131
The County of San Diego has reported 13 cases of coronavirus in the 92131 ZIP Code area of Scripps Ranch. There was an increase of 15 cases in Mira Mesa – from 55 last week to 70 this week. Poway has 32 cases, up from 26 cases last week. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by residence listed for each patient.


Kindness Week included an Artwork & Letter Drive for Sharp HealthCare heroes. (courtesy of Jerabek Elementary School FFO)

Jerabek celebrates Kindness Week
Jerabek Elementary School celebrated its Kindness Week despite not being physically open. Jerabek Elementary School children have been working in partnership with the school’s Family Faculty Organization (FFO) to host the regularly scheduled Kindness Week activities at homes in Scripps Ranch and throughout the community.

Kindness Week was founded by parent volunteer Laura Stephens with the intent of reinforcing positive behavior among children at Jerabek Elementary School. Years later, with thousands of acts of kindness being displayed, Kindness Week has evolved to be a signature Jerabek FFO program, and a model program for other schools in the area.

This year’s Kindness Week activities included a Food Drive to benefit the San Diego Food Bank. It also included an Artwork & Letter Drive for Sharp HealthCare. Students who submitted artwork and letters thanking healthcare heroes. The Kindness Squad will compile all submitted artwork and letters into one electronic presentation which will be delivered to the hospitals in the Sharp HealthCare system.

“At Jerabek we teach all children the Koala Way: be respectful, be responsible, and be kind. Our teachers, faculty and staff are pleased to see that our children and families have taken it upon themselves during distance learning to celebrate Kindness Week outside of our school campus,” said Dr. Angelia Watkins, Jerabek Elementary School principal.

“I am proud that our Jerabekians are participating in Kindness Week and thank our Kindness Squad for ensuring this vital act is being celebrated. One small act of kindness can truly change and enhance someone’s life,” said Shana Kinnerup, Jerabek FFO president.


Wolff sets concert Saturday
Scripps Ranch musician Steve Wolff will perform another in a series of “Live from the Lock-down” live stream concerts on YouTube at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. He plans to play for an hour and a half.

Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVpA6BYbghI&feature=youtu.be

Request songs from his playlist of 130 songs and he will play at least one of your selections and dedicate it to you. Send your selections by noon on Saturday. Here is his playlist: 1 Man Rock Band Playlist

You can view and listen to last Wednesday’s “Almost Unplugged” livestream here: Almost Unplugged Livestream.


Fireworks show plans suspended
In adherence to the restrictions imposed upon large gatherings due to the COVID-19 response, Scripps Mesa Fireworks, in conjunction with the Mira Mesa Town Council, has suspended preparations for a Fourth of July Fireworks Show for 2020.

“We are disappointed that this difficult decision needed to be made,” said Scripps Mesa Fireworks President Michael Spencer. “We are hopeful this is just a postponement and we will be able to celebrate together at a later date. Our annual fireworks celebration is 45 years strong and is important to so many. However, the continued health and safety of our local community must be our number one priority at this time.”

Despite the postponement, no losses of funds were incurred by Scripps Mesa Fireworks. In the event that rescheduling the show in 2020 is not possible, all funds that have been raised will be used toward the 2021 Fourth of July fireworks show.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order requiring 40 million California residents to stay at home, and the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency’s public health order restricting public gatherings were critical in the decision to postpone the Fourth of July Fireworks Show.


Activities for kids
Jennifer Stallman, a wife and mother of two children, is an avid blogger whose mission is to provide readers with ways to help keep their kids busy and entertained, all without breaking the bank. Her website is especially helpful during this time when kids are at home. Visit Entertain Kids on a Dime and view 100 Activities To Do At Home During School Closures: https://entertainkidsonadime.com/2020/03/13/100-activities-to-do-at-home-during-school-closures/

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