June brings graduations, the end of school for many children, and Father's Day. That's a lot of celebrating! But some moments are bittersweet. While exciting new experiences await, it also means the end of familiar routines.
A perfect example is high school graduation. Our Scripps Ranch High School writer, Becky Berg, shares the bittersweet rite of graduation and what it means for those about to go through it--and not just the seniors. Think about all the life lessons learned in those years. Don't miss Becky's article on page 31.
The San Diego Unified School Board decided the new boundaries for Scripps Ranch elementary schools for next year. All the details are on page 29. Thank you to Scripps Ranch Schools Committee co-chair Lynn Todd for spelling out the specifics.
Safety at our schools is a top priority. Thanks to a number of folks, our kids are safer now. One Scripps Ranch family turned the tragic death of a loved one into a campaign for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to be readily available, including at all our schools. Their remarkable story is on page 47.
On the topic of schools and safety, please pay extra attention--and slow down!--when you drive near our schools. Children can be unpredictable and dart into traffic. Also, if you drop-off or pick-up children at school, keep the traffic moving so we don't encounter massive "parking lots" on our streets.
As has been my tradition for June since editing this Newsletter, I get the privilege of thanking the amazing teachers we have here on the Ranch. They help guide our kids through the life lessons of childhood. Our teachers are a huge reason why Scripps Ranch schools are so well-respected.
That leads to two exemplary teachers. Alicia Gelaro, it's hard to find the right words to express how special you are. You not only challenge your students academically, you dare them to soar as individuals. You cheer their triumphs and take to heart their sorrows, as you help them through life lessons. If cloning ever became a reality, you'd be at the top of my list. Thank you, Alicia!
And now kindergarten teacher Erin Keegan. You know kids love their teacher when they call mom by her name. Well, I've been "Mrs. Keegan" for quite awhile now! It's not easy being in a classroom full of young children all day. But you make learning fun, which teaches kids to love learning. Thank you to our beloved Kahuna!
If there's a special Scripps Ranch teacher you want mentioned, just email me at [[email protected]].