SCHOOL NEWS Jan. 9-14, 2018
Monday is a holiday
All public schools in Scripps Ranch will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There will be no school on this day. This federal holiday celebrates the accomplishments and ideals of Dr. King, a major civil rights leader on the national stage in the 1960s who used nonviolent activism in the struggle to keep the concept of equality for all people at the forefront of public opinion and governmental policy, and protested racial discrimination contained in federal and state laws.
Marshall Middle School
9700 Avenue of Nations
Parent Tour 3: Parents and prospective students intending to tour the school may meet in the office at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11. No reservations needed. The tour will last one hour.
Upcoming Marshall Mustang Theatre production: “Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers & Sisters” will run Jan. 23 to 26, starting at 6 p.m. each evening. These 10 min-plays, spanning the decades beginning in 2015 and traveling all the way back to 1922, demonstrate how the delicate relationships between brothers and sisters are timeless. Order tickets online: bit.ly/2mbqgIU.
Fundraiser at the Kebab Shop: Enjoy a meal between 10:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, at The Kebab Shop (Mira Mesa only), 9450 Mira Mesa Blvd., and 50 percent of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to support the MMS Instrumental Music Program. Present the flyer, available in the school financial office, at time of purchase.
First Grade Family Science Night: All first graders and their parents are invited to a fun-filled night of hands-on science experiments on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Spots are limited, so sign up today: bit.ly/2CHRVYT.
Family Dinner Night: Enjoy a meal at Pick Up Stix, either Scripps Poway Parkway or Mira Mesa location, on Thursday, Jan. 18, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Part of your check will go toward supporting Dingeman Elementary.
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School
11778 Cypress Canyon Road
Penguin Parade: Students will participate in a Penguin Parade on Friday, Jan. 12, from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. with a walk to the park.
Second Grade Family Science Night: The EBS Second Grade Family Science Night will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, in the Multi-Purpose Room.
Second semester school play: The next all-school theater production will be the “Wizard of Oz.” Auditions will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, and Thursday, Jan. 18. Audition forms, character lists with grade breakdown and rehearsal and performance dates are available in the office. Mandatory parent meetings will be held this Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 8:45 a.m., 3:15 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. The meetings will last approximately 35 minutes. If your child is interested in auditioning for the show, you must attend one of these meetings.
Miller Music Academy Classes: Email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot in the free instrument sampling session this Wednesday, Jan. 10, from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Miller After School Classes offer the opportunity for your child to become musical. This is for Band and Orchestra, grades 3 and up. Younger students with prior music experience may be accepted.
Students pick one instrument to focus on. Common beginner choices include violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, xylophone/drums, keyboard and bass guitar. Attend the instrument sampling on Jan. 10 for help picking an instrument.
Music skills students learn music reading, music theory, proper instrument technique, group music performance skills and etiquette, ear training, music composition and music appreciation. Non-music skills students learn social skills, self esteem, concentration, patience, coordination, enhanced reading and math skills.
The classes are $39 per hour and meet once a week, compared to private lessons that typically range from $60-$90 an hour. Limited financial assistance is available upon request. Parents can learn free in any class with their child.
Email Pam Miller at email@example.com to register. Register by Friday, Jan. 12. Classes start Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Art needs: Niki, the resident artist and art teacher, is taking on a campus beautification project. She will be helping each class design and paint the picnic table in front of their classroom. She is wondering if anyone has spare materials to donate. She is looking for plastic tarps, large paintbrushes (utility brushes are fine), old T-shirts or anything that can be used for smocks, plastic Solo cups and Saran Wrap.
Student media: Innovations Academy will be participating in the National Schools Choice Week this year by making a dance video. Many of the students have already learned the dance moves and are excited about being involved in the project, and it’s a great way to showcase the school. The video will be posted along with other choice schools from all across the nation.
Kindness Week: The Jerabek Kindness Squad is kicking off the first Kindness Week of 2018 this week. Kindness Week kicked-off Monday with “Kindness In Mind” classroom activities which will run all week long. These include a class read aloud, craft projects, playground chalk art creations, mindfulness exercises and more. Books with the kindness theme are available on a special table in the library.
Throughout the week, kids and teachers can keep an eye out to catch others being kind. The “Caught Being Kind” tags (found on posters around the school) can be redeemed by the recipient after school at the Kindness Squad tables for Jelly bracelets.
Friday, Jan. 12, is the Kindness Rally and Popsicle Dance party from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. to wrap up the week (parents welcome). Ask your student to wear their new Kindness Squad Jerabek T-shirt (or any green shirt). T-shirts are on sale before and after school every Monday and Wednesday.
FFO fundraiser at Luna Grill: Support the school’s FFO and avoid cooking dinner. Dine at Luna Grill, 10585 Scripps Poway Parkway, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11. Bring this flyer (bit.ly/2CYJSeD) and Luna Grill will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Jerabek FFO when you eat there this Thursday.
Popsicle order forms: Support the Fifth Grade Promotion Team and treat your kid to a refreshing popsicle after school on Thursdays. It is a win for everyone: bit.ly/2CYzuTU.
Miramar Ranch Elementary School
858-271-0470, ext. 0
10770 Red Cedar Drive
Flag Assembly/Spirit Day: Friday, Jan. 12, is Spirit Day-Class Colors Day. A Flag Assembly will be held in the morning. Students are encouraged to wear their class colors: TK/K, red; first grade, orange; second grade, yellow; third grade, green; fourth grade, blue; fifth grade, purple.
Parent-Son Night forms: Parent-Son Night will be held Friday, Jan. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Miramar Speed Circuit, 8123 Miralani Drive. Dinner, dessert, photo and laser tag will be included. Parents are asked to return the completed form with payment to the Front Office: bit.ly/2meGXDt.
Father-Daughter Dance tickets: The 2018 Father-Daughter Dance will have a luau theme on Friday, Feb. 2 at the Double Tree Resort. Grab your dad, uncle, grandpa, papa, brother or friend for the night, and dress up in your most festive Hawaiian attire for a fabulous night of hula, limbo, dance, costume contests, games and food. Purchase tickets online by Jan. 20: bit.ly/2CVWiTC.
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