SCHOOL NEWS Oct. 3-7, 2017

SCHOOL NEWS Oct. 3-7, 2017

Scripps Ranch High School
(858) 935-6969
10410 Falcon Way

Water polo team fundraiser: The Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) men’s water polo team is holding a fundraiser at Jersey Mike’s Subs, 10764 Westview Parkway, on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Come in to get a sub sandwich and, when placing your order, tell the cashier that you are supporting the SRHS men’s water polo team and 20 percent of the sale will go toward the water polo fundraising effort. Customers may also order online at Remember to mention the water polo team fundraiser.

Marching Band & Color Guard Tournament: Experience the sights and sounds of the 20th annual SRHS Marching Band & Color Guard Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Scripps Ranch High School. This event showcases marching bands from throughout Southern California. Sponsorships are greatly appreciated. See the Scripps Ranch High School Music website for details:

The Scripps Ranch Marching Band will hold a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s, 9480 Mira Mesa Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 each, and half of the ticket sales benefit the music program. Purchase a ticket from any marching band member, from Mr. Shedd during school hours at the Band Room or at the door. The marching band program will use the funds raised to pay for new equipment.

Senior Pictures: Oct. 14 is the last day to have senior portraits taken at Prestige Portraits for inclusion in the yearbook. ID Card pictures are not used for the yearbook. You must have a formal portrait taken. Students who have taken their portraits have until Nov. 3 to make their selection online; otherwise it will be picked by the studio. For those who have not taken a senior portrait and want to be included in the yearbook, a photographer will be on campus Oct. 10 and 17 to take a yearbook pose only. They will provide coats and drapes. In order to be put on the shoot list, seniors must sign up with Ms. Brady in Room 426, to be put on the schedule. This is the last chance to have a senior photo for the yearbook. Contact Prestige Portraits, (858) 935-6969.

Seniors who had portraits taken at other studios must bring in a disk with their portrait from their photographer in order to be included in the yearbook. The deadline is Oct. 27.

Senior Baby Pictures are being collected until Oct. 29. Pictures must be submitted on CD or USB thumb drive. See Ms. Brady in Room 426 for questions.

Senior Ads are on sale at the finance office until Nov. 9. Pick up a flyer in Room 426 or at the finance office. Ads will not be due until Jan. 12, but need to be purchased by Nov. 9 to save space in the yearbook for them.

Flu vaccine: Flu season has arrived. Contact your primary care physician for a vaccination. Several students have already tested positive for the influenza virus and have missed up to five days of school. Nurse Kathy asks students and parents to be proactive and get your entire family flu shots as soon as possible.

Marshall Middle School
(858) 549-5400
9700 Avenue of Nations

Cards for Humanity: Seventh-grade art students from teacher Laura McDonald’s classes raised more than $300 for victims of recent hurricanes that struck the United States. The effort was named Cards for Humanity. Students collected donations at the Starbucks located at 10000 Aviary Drive over the weekend of Sept. 20-22. Those who donated were given a handmade greeting card created by the students. The entire selection of cards was given away during the fundraising effort.

Cotillion needs more girls: Mr. Benjamin’s Cotillion is San Diego’s oldest and most respected class for instruction in social amenities, etiquette and ballroom dancing. This program is for boys and girls in the sixth grade, but the Scripps Ranch sessions need more girls. The first class was scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 3 in the Marshall Multi-Purpose Room from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Anyone wishing to sign up their daughter may learn more at or call (619) 222-3769.

MMO Logo Contest: The Marshall Mustang Organization (MMO), formerly PTSA, is having a Logo contest. The logo must represent our school and/or Mustang Mascot, but also must include “Marshall Mustang Organization” and/or “MMO.” Any drawing or digital graphic will be considered. Please submit entries by placing it in the MMO Logo envelope found in the Financial Office where you can find more information and the email (

Theatre Fund Drive: Marshall Mustang Theatre is in the midst of its fund drive. The cost of a theater production ranges from $10-20k. The program relies on support from the community to continue including performing arts in the students’ educations. Donations will go toward costumes, production costs, equipment costs and props. Visit

Dingeman Elementary School
(858) 549-4437
11840 Scripps Creek Drive

Fifth Grade Family Science Night: Parents of fifth graders should sign up for Family Science Night for Grade 5 as soon as possible to reserve a spot. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 5. On the day of the event, you and your child will get hands-on experience with six science experiments. No siblings, please. Sign-up with your child’s name and pick one spot per child (accompanying adults do not count). Visit

BoxTops Collection: BoxTops collection for the month of October will be held Friday, Oct. 6. If you have collected Boxtops, please remember to turn them in to your teacher. Questions:

Cardio Club: Cardio Club is way for students to get energized for the day: walk, jog, or run every morning from 8:10 to about 8:22 a.m., weather permitting. Shoes can sometimes get wet or dirty. Many students bring shoes to change into afterwards. Most teachers also have brushes available to clean shoes off before entering the classroom. To access your child’s data, email: Please send the student name, your first and last name, and your email address.

Sing ‘N Speak Spanish: Sing ‘n Speak Spanish® is a five-year program that makes learning conversational Spanish easy and fun. The educational goals are high, but teaching is in a playful manner – with songs, humor, puppetry, games, role-play and a strong emphasis on the use of vocabulary in conversation. A music CD, a songbook and workbook keep Spanish learning fun throughout the week and reinforce vocabulary at home. Classes meet throughout the school year with a maximum of just 12 children per class. To learn more, visit

Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School
(858) 693-8593
11778 Cypress Canyon Road

Family Night Out: Eat at Rubios, 10785 Scripps Poway Parkway, between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, and 20 percent of the cost of your meal will go toward E.B. Scripps Elementary. Go to this page and print the flyer to present to the cashier:

Costume Boutique: On Thursday, Oct. 5, AFP will be holding a costume boutique where you can buy gently used Halloween costumes. Costumes will be sold from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and again from 2:30 to 4 p.m. All profits go to the AFP.

Picture Day: A second Picture Day will be held Monday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Innovations Academy
(858) 271-1414
10380 Spring Canyon 

First Thursday Fundraiser: Make Luna Grill, 10585 Scripps Poway Parkway, the hotspot this Thursday and every first Thursday of the month. Dine at Luna Grill between 11 a.m. to closing time and the restaurant will donate 20 percent of the proceeds from your bill toward playground materials at Innovations Academy. Print the flyer from this page ( and present it to the cashier. So far this year, the program has raised $122.41. This activity is sponsored by the Parent Connection.

Halloween Costumes: Are you tired of spending $20 or more for a costume that will be worn only once or twice?  Do you struggle with what to do with that costume after Halloween? Good news! The costume rent event is here. For just $5 plus a $5 deposit, come to the Multi-Purpose Room after school on Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6. Hundreds of costumes will be available including: animals, princess, Darth Vader, Alice in Wonderland, period costumes and a variety of individual pieces to make up your own. Costume sizes range from infant to adult and all rental fees will support the Performing Arts program.  

Eighth Grade Friday Pizza: The eighth-graders are beginning their Friday Pizza lunches to help them pay for their eighth-grade end of the year trip. One slice of pizza (cheese or pepperoni) will cost $3.75 and two slices will cost $4.75. Each purchase will come with a drink and healthy side of either fruit or vegetable.

Jerabek Elementary School
(858) 578-5330
10050 Avenida Magnifica

Solana Beach Sunset 5k fundraiser: Join the Jerabek Runners this Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. for the Solana Beach Sunset 5k. Run and stroll along the sand, soak in the views and raise funds for diabetes prevention at San Diego’s only sunset beach 5k. The event supports the Skinny Gene Project, founded and operated by fellow Jerabekians, and will also donate 15 percent of Jerabek team registration fees back to the school. This event previously raised more than $400 for the FFO. Join team Jerabek Runners:

Super Pledge: The Jerabek pledge drive is the FFO’s largest fundraiser of the entire year with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to the school. The FFO encourages every family to participate in the Pledge Drive. This year, Jerabek FFO is committed to contributing​ ​$120,000​ to fund and or subsidize specific staff positions and school programs. Visit

Miramar Ranch Elementary School
858-271-0470, ext. 0
10770 Red Cedar Drive

Picture Day: Wednesday, Oct. 4 is Picture Day at Miramar Ranch Elementary.

Flag Assembly: A Flag Assembly will be held on the playground Friday morning, Oct. 6 before classes begin. Friday is also Spirit Day and Crazy Sock Day.  Wear you Miramar Ranch clothing to school, and put on your craziest sock combination. Spirit Wear will be available for purchase on Thursday, Oct. 5 before and after school.

Pledge Drive: Support the students and teachers by making a tax-deductible donation to the Miramar Ranch FFA to keep the enrichment programs in place. â€‹Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and always voluntary. Large or small, your contribution matters. Every dollar raised stays at Miramar Ranch, and because the FFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your donation is tax deductible within the limits prescribed by law. Returning pledge forms by Thursday, Oct. 5, with or without a donation, counts toward participation. Visit

Each class that reaches at least 90 percent participation will receive a Popsicle party and each class to reach 100 percent participation will have a chance to win an extra enrichment class (Art Corps, Media Center, or Super Science)!  Each family that returns the pledge form by Oct. 5 will also have the chance to win a Teacher’s Pet Shoppe/Raffle Tickets Package.

It’s Choir time: The Miramar Ranch school choir is returning this all. Practices will be held every Thursday after school starting Thursday, Oct. 5 and continuing through the beginning of December. Meet after school in the multi-purpose room and practice from 12:10 to 1 pm. The program is accepting third-graders through fifth-graders to join. There is room for a limited number of students, so respond quickly. Deliver your registration form to the office; place it in an envelope with “choir” written on the front and put in the red box. A confirmation will be sent by email if your child has been accepted into the choir program. The theme for the winter program will be December Nights. The cost per child is $80. (The money paid goes directly to the FFA so please make checks payable to Miramar Ranch FFA). If your child is interested, sign up and return the bottom portion of the flyer to school as soon as possible. Find the flyer here:

Box tops: Each year, Miramar Ranch Elementary earns more than $1,000 just by collecting box tops. Here is how you can help:

Parents, start to collect box tops, found on all kinds of products from cereal to tissues and everything in between. Place your box tops into Ziploc bags or envelopes and put your child’s name and teacher’s name on it. There is a collection box in each classroom. The school cannot accept expired box tops. Visit for a list of participating items, fun printable collection sheets and how to earn bonus box tops simply by scanning your receipt. There will be a fall contest and a spring contest, so be sure to keep clipping year-round.

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