FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK

Ready To Help

You have an issue on your block, but you’re not sure who to call. You can get lost in governmental bureaucracy, and you want to talk to someone who understands your concern. Your Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) district representative is ready to help!

That’s right, each Ranch area has a specific volunteer representative ready to help. To make it easier for you to get to know your rep, we will introduce them in the SRCA Newsletter beginning this month. That way, you’ll feel more comfortable contacting them. Pages 30–31 introduce our first group of volunteers.

Another committee of volunteers is planning the 4th of July Parade. If you’re new to Scripps, this is the biggest event of the year—and a community tradition! This year, instead of watching the parade, take part in it! Call your friends and neighbors and get ready to make a fun float. The entry form is on page 11.

As part of the 4th of July fun, it’s also time to register for the Scripps Ranch Old Pros famous “Ride and Run.” There are a variety of distances, so everyone can take part. Details are on page 17.

Another community tradition, the extremely popular Symphony in the Park concerts, starts this month. The bands have been announced and they are amazing! So mark Sunday, June 12, on your calendar, then check out page 15 for the rest of the schedule. Get ready to party and dance in Hoyt Park!

The Summer Reading Program starts at our library this month, and it’s not just for kids anymore! Adults can get involved too! Page 45 has the details. While you’re checking out that information, see what else is going on at the library this summer.

Do you have one extra hour per month? Seriously, just one hour? If so, are you ready to join the SRCA Newsletter family as an area distributor? It takes so little time but helps the community in a big way. Details are on page 5.

Did you know this SRCA Newsletter is supported by advertisers? Let’s thank the folks who purchase ads by patronizing their businesses. Please look through the Newsletter and see who is ready to help you when you need a particular service.

Also, please support the businesses who donate to our schools, sports leagues, organizations, and other groups. There are “thank yous” to these generous people throughout this Newsletter.

Our schools just keep adding honors. The latest to get recognized is Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School, which was named a California Gold Ribbon School! Congratulations to principal Liz Sloan and the entire faculty and staff. More details are on page 27.

Congratulations to the graduating seniors! We also thank and congratulate this year’s Scripps Ranch High School writer, Ally Russell. She has done a tremendous job chronicling her senior year in the Newsletter. Ally, you have a bright future! Read her last column on page 22 to see where she is heading this fall.

June marks a bittersweet milestone for me. My youngest promotes out of Marshall Middle School and heads to Scripps Ranch High. After being a “Marshall Mom” for six years—both my kids went there but never concurrently—it’s sad to leave the absolute best middle school in the district…or state, in my estimation.

Principal Michelle Irwin leads this school to remarkable success year after year, which translates to kids who are prepared for the future. Yep, that’s her at the drop-off curb each morning, greeting kids and ready to help in any way.

As for the teachers and staff, I wish I could name every outstanding educator and mentor who has taught or inspired my kids, but there isn’t enough space. So many of them spend hours upon hours of their own time—and money—to be ready to help students succeed. This mom thanks you from the bottom of her heart.

Happy Father’s Day to my honey and all the amazing Scripps Ranch dads!

Gloria Tran, Editor