The Scripps Ranch High School Marching Band will compete in the CSBC Division Finals on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Huntington Beach. (photo by John Gregory)
Nov. 14-18, 2017
School is out next week: Public schools in Scripps Ranch will be closed Monday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Nov. 24, for Thanksgiving break. Classes resume on Monday, Nov. 27.
Scripps Ranch High School
10410 Falcon Way
Marching Band heads to Division Finals: The Scripps Ranch High School Marching Band placed second out of 15 schools competing in its division during the California State Bands Championships (CSBC) Semi-Finals competition with a score of 86.9 on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Orange County. As a result, the Falcons will compete in the CSBC Division Finals on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Huntington Beach and possibly take part in the Grand Championships.
Theater production: The Falcon Playhouse production of “The Outsiders” will continue with performances scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17 in the SRHS Performing Arts Building. Both performances begin at 6:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are $7 plus a small finance charge, and may be purchased online on the Falcon Playhouse Facebook page: bit.ly/2zvEDxL. Tickets at the door are $10.
Application for Federal Student Aid: The Free Application for Federal Student Aid form is available for seniors now until March 2. Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/. All students are encouraged to apply regardless of post high school plans.
College Labs: College labs for seniors are open on Mondays and Wednesdays after school in room 841 through Nov. 15. Counselors will be available to assist and proofread applications. English teachers will also be available to assist with college application essays.
Marshall Middle School
9700 Avenue of Nations
Theater production: “Elf the Musical, Jr.” runs Nov. 14-17 in the Marshall Mustang Theatre at 6 p.m. all days. “Elf,” based on the Will Ferrell movie, is the story of Buddy the Elf — a human raised in the North Pole at Santa’s workshop. He makes the daring journey through the Candy Cane Forest and the Lincoln Tunnel to reunite with his birth father, Walter, who is on Santa’s naughty list. Tickets are $7 at bit.ly/2yzEyYT.
Food Drive: The Philanthropists club is holding the annual Food Drive through Friday, Nov. 17. Your food donation will help a local San Diego family. Bring your food donation to your math class or the Office.
Baby photos for yearbook: The yearbook staff would like to include a baby picture of each eighth grade student in a photo spread this year. To submit your baby photo, email email@example.com with your photo and your name. Deadline for entries is Jan. 5. No late entries will be accepted.
Minimum Days: Parent-teacher conferences are being held each day this week, and school will be in session for minimum days. Student dismissal will be at 12:20 p.m. each day this week.
Family Dinner Night: Dine at Luna Grill, 10585 Scripps Poway Parkway, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and 20 percent of your purchase will go to Dingeman Elementary. For a flyer, visit http://dingeman.net/Home.
Family Science Night: Thursday, Nov. 16 is Second Grade Family Science Night, which will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Second graders and their guardians will participate in six grade level appropriate science experiments. Sign-ups required.
Exhibition Night: Thursday, Dec. 14 is Exhibition Night from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Your child’s presence is mandatory as they are presenting project work. The exhibition is more significant than report cards at Innovations Academy.
Book Fair: The Scholastic Book Fair is underway this week. Come by after school any day from 3:15-4:15 p.m. to browse and buy.
Paint donations needed: Performing Arts needs paint donations for the set being built for its upcoming performance. The school will accept new or used latex paint. It can always use black and white but any color is welcome, as are brushes, rollers and other painting supplies.
Minimum Days: Parent-teacher conferences are taking place this week, so each day is a minimum day. Student pick up is at 12:35 p.m. each day this week.
Science Night: Fourth Grade Science Night will be held at Jerabek Elementary on Thursday, Nov. 16 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
See “Wonder” and support the FFO: See the film “Wonder,” starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay, and $1 from every opening weekend ticket to the movie will benefit the Jerabek Elementary Family Faculty Organization. Tickets to “Wonder” bought before midnight, Sunday, Nov. 19 count, even for show times on future dates. Visit filmraiser.com/tickets and type in Jerabek in the Select Cause window to purchase your tickets.
Popsicle Thursdays: Pre-order forms for Popsicle Thursdays are coming home this week in your student’s folder. Sales begin the week of Nov. 27. Order Monday through Wednesday; delivery will be on Thursday to your student’s classroom at dismissal.
Miramar Ranch Elementary School
858-271-0470, ext. 0
10770 Red Cedar Drive
Minimum days all week: Miramar Ranch Elementary is holding parent-teacher conferences this week and school will be in session half-days. Student pickup is at 12:10 p.m. all week.
MRE sends teams to FLL: The Aquabots, the Steel Bricks and the Robotic Outrageous Boys of Technology (R.O.B.O.T.) are the three Miramar Ranch First Lego League (FLL) teams that competed this month in the FLL Qualifying Competitions. The elementary school students competed with students from fourth to the eighth grade. The three MRE teams had to complete several difficult tasks, including Lego Robot Design and Programming, as well as Presenting a Project where the students had to identify and solve a societal problem concerning hydrodynamics. Team R.O.B.O.T., consisting of five fifth graders, competed on Nov. 4 and took home the Champion’s Trophy for being a team that excelled not only in the programming and project performance, but in demonstrating the core values throughout the competition. Team R.O.B.O.T. will compete on Dec. 3 at the Regional Competition at Legoland California.
SRSRC guest passes needed: Do you or someone you know have unused guest passes for the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club (SRSRC)? Donate them to the fifth grade promotion party. Every year, the fifth grade students at Miramar Ranch Elementary celebrate their promotion to sixth grade with a pool party at the SRSRC. The club allows Miramar Ranch Elementary to use its facilities and even the use of expired guest passes to cover any non-member students. But the passes must be turned in before the end of this year to be used in June, otherwise the school has to pay $10 for each non-member student. Anyone can donate unused passes.
There are two easy ways to give your old guest passes a new life: 1) Take them directly to the Aviary SRSRC office any time before Dec. 31 and tell the person on duty that the passes are for the Miramar Ranch Promotion Pool Party or 2) Place them in an envelope with the name “Lecia Hass” on the front and turn them into the Miramar Ranch Elementary office by Dec. 14.
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