Are You Ready?

…for the downhill slide into the holiday season? Arrgghh!? Did I say that?

Yes, folks it really is back-to-school time. It’s also time to set-up those carpools and update your calendars.

Let’s get the month off to a rip-roaring start by sending those young people back-to-school on Tuesday, Sept. 4! We would like to offer a special welcome to our newest school, EB Scripps. Look for these students at their “We Are Open” Parade through the Scripps Ranch Marketplace on Friday, Sept. 7. Three cheers to Victor and Vernice Ross of Baskin Robbins for offering a special treat to the students of our newest school. Welcome to the Ranch!

Next, check out the SRHS Falcon Football schedule on page 55. The season starts on Thursday, Sept. 6. Go Falcons!

On Friday, Sept. 7, head over to Alliant University (formerly United States International University) for Lend Me a Tenor, which will open Scripps Ranch Theatre’s 24th season.

Don’t stop now! Every Saturday is Soccer Saturday from now until baseball season! Come on out to any Scripps Ranch park to enjoy a game.

Looks like Sunday may be the best time to do homework. Starting Sunday, Sept. 9, Scripps Miramar Library Center will be open from Noon to 5 pm. Come on down!

After you finish your homework, and close the library at 5 pm, join us at Hoyt Park to check out the Fabulous Pelicans at 6 pm. Say hi to friends, and dance your stress away at this final summer Symphony in the Park concert!

As you zip around to all these events, please make sure you slow down! School is in session….give our kids a “brake,” and yourselves one too. Relax, enjoy the ride. Life is short. Please turn to our Dialogue pages and hear from an ER nurse and doctor about their perspective on neighborhood speeding.

Why worry about going anywhere fast? Think of it as family time; a time to sing to and with your children. Yes, parents, maybe your kids will even let you try to “rap.” (Mine did!)

Well, if this all sounds like too much fun for you, you can take all your free time now that the kids are back in school to deal with more serious issues. Start off on page 5 with the President’s Report, then review Bob Dingeman’s excellent update of the many important issues that keep our volunteers busy. Finally, turn to Dialogue for still more on the important issues of redistricting and Rancho Encantada.

One of our never-ending challenges is keeping up with the Directory both in print and on the web. Several changes came in this month after the deadline. These will appear in October. However, if you see any errors or omissions in the Directory, please write to us at [email protected] or call the SRCA office at 578-0430. We want to get all our lists up-to-date in time for Recognition Night. It’s time to start thinking about who you think deserves an extra pat on the back. We’ll have more on this next month, but keep your eye on the web for a Recognition Night Nomination Form; we’ll publish it as soon as it is available. It’s never too early to send in your nominations!

It’s also time to get ready to clean up and clear out! October brings our Fall Garage Sale on Saturday, Oct. 20; and Clean-Up Day on Saturday, Oct. 27. Stay tuned next month for more details.

I’ll see you at school and around the Ranch! Happy September, Scripps Ranch!