SCHOOL NEWS Sept. 26-30, 2017
Scripps Ranch High School
10410 Falcon Way
Help Hurricane Victims: AFJROTC is collecting travel-sized hygiene products to send to those in need (shampoo, mouthwash, sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.). Collection ends Friday, Sept 29. Submit all donations to the blue bins in the AFJROTC area, located by the wind tunnel. For questions call (408) 533-2558 .
PSAT: The PSAT exam will be offered at SRHS on Oct. 11. at a cost of $16. The last day to purchase the PSAT Exam is Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. The PSAT is free for sophomores.
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 from Oct. 2 to 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.
Marching Band & Color Guard Tournament: Experience the sights and sounds of the 20th annual SRHS Marching Band & Color Guard Tournament on 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: srhsmusic.com
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.
Marshall Middle School
9700 Avenue of Nations
Flag Football: The lunch time sports flag football schedule and rosters are now posted on the Marshall website. You can find the link in the Students menu. League games start at lunch. Be sure to check your schedule. Team captains should see Mr. B. if there are any errors in their rosters.
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 (JMarchesini@san.rr.com).
Homework Zone: The Homework Zone is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays are with Mrs. Ingles in B204 and Mr. Finley in B306. Thursdays are with Mrs. Fox in A103 and Mr. Wright in B206. Come right after school to either classroom to do your homework or get extra help in any class. The Late activity buses are also running on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Library: The Library is open before school at 7 a.m., half-way through lunch and after school until 3 p.m. (Fridays 2:30 p.m.). If students choose to go to the Library at lunch, they must meet at the top of the paseo and supervision will let them up at 10:55 a.m. Students must stay in the Library the rest of the lunch period.
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 bit.ly/2fhynRq.
Bus Program Meeting: A meeting about the Parent Paid Bus Program will be held Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. in the campus Theater.
Tiger Rally: Dingeman Elementary School will hold a Tiger Rally on the White Top next Monday, October 2, from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Parents are invited. Come find out about all the fun and interesting things that are going on at school.
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 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 http://www.slyreply.com/app/sheets/858hk0n8s8im/
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School
11778 Cypress Canyon Road
Costume Boutique: On Oct. 5, AFP will be holding a costume boutique where you can buy gently used Halloween costumes. AFP will be accepting donations of used costumes this week through Friday, Sept. 29. All profits go to the AFP.
Family Fun Night: The Innovations Academy third annual Family Fun Night is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. There will be music, dancing and more in the Innovations Academy Lunch Court Area. This is an excellent way to connect with other Innovations Academy families. Food will be catered by “I Love Taco” catering; $5 taco plates (carne asada or chicken tacos or bean and cheese burritos). If you will be purchasing the taco plates, please help us help the caterer by preordering: bit.ly/2y54ChX. Dessert will be available from Earth Made Desserts. Music will be provided by Tah-Rai beginning at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy magic with Extreme Rahim from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Information tables will provide information about current academic curriculum and IA parent-owned businesses that are interested in networking. If you want to get even more connected, contact Genia to help with set up, greeting or clean up or if you want a table for your business. She can be reached at (702) 498-9978 or email@example.com
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.
Movie Night: Jerabek Elementary Movie Night will feature “The Lorax.” The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. Refreshments will be available for purchase from Carver, Coal & Barrell; Finest City Kettle Corn; and Kona Ice. Wear orange today to show your “Lorax” spirit.
The Jerabek Garden: Calling all interested students and parents: it’s time to open up the Jerabek Garden. The plan is to open the garden at least three days a week; Monday morning before school, 7:45 – 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday at lunch and recess, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; and Friday morning, 7:45-8:45 a.m.
If you can volunteer in the morning before drop off or at lunch on Tuesdays, contact Eric Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can volunteer. No experience is necessary, but plan on having fun and learning a thing or two.
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 contributingâ€‹ â€‹$120,000â€‹ to fund and or subsidize specific staff positions and school programs. Visit bit.ly/2f36kbF.
Miramar Ranch Elementary School
858-271-0470, ext. 0
10770 Red Cedar Drive
It’s Choir time: The Miramar Ranch school choir is returning this all. Practices will be held every Thursday after school starting 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: bit.ly/2fNNVNf.
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 www.btfe.com 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.
Birthday Book Club: The Birthday Book Club allows the FFA to purchase the newest books, including recent award winners. Your child will be able to select a book from a collection of new library bound books. A label recognizing the donation and your child’s birthday will be placed in the front of the book and your child will be recognized on the Birthday Book Club board near the main office. It is never too late to donate. If you child’s birthday has passed you can still donate a book. Visit bit.ly/2ws9cXe.
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