Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)

[www.srhsfalcons.org]

Principal’s Message

Congratulations to English teacher Andrew Laverty, who received a Stanford University certificate for exceptional teaching. He was recognized for his dedication as an educator and mentor from a former student who wrote, “He works tirelessly to improve each student not only as an academic but also as a friend, a helper, and a citizen.”

Congratulations also go to students Gerrardo Baltierra, Jamie Binns, and Allison John who were named to the 2013–2014 National Hispanic Recognition Program Student Award Roster. This year the NHRP recognized about 5,300 Hispanic/Latino students selected from a pool of more than 259,000 who took the 2012 PSAT/NMSQT/PAA.

More congratulations go to Annie Xu, who earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT college admission and placement exam. And congratulations to M. Evan Wildenhain and William Hang for attaining a perfect score on the SAT. I’d like to thank their parents and teachers for all the support they have given to these students to help them succeed.

The Bob Dingeman SRCA Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce the 2013–2014 recipients, who each receive a $1,000 scholarship for college. Congratulations to: Andrew Erickson, Ali Hoffer, and Jacob Todd.

Along with maintaining our academic level, we urge parents to make sure their students arrive to school on time! Having students in class on time, ready to learn, supports their academic achievement. Safety concerns continue to arise during the rush hours, so again we ask everyone to do their part and make safety a priority.

Our fall sports had a very strong finish to their seasons, and several teams and individuals competed in the CIF finals. These accomplishments are a reflection of the commitment and dedication from our student-athletes, parents, community members, coaches, and volunteers.

Our winter sports, which include men and women’s basketball, men and women’s soccer, women’s water polo, and wrestling, started in mid-November. Teams are preparing for preseason tournament play, so visit [www.srhsfalcons.org] for upcoming games and contests.

Students and teachers in our Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) program are making final preparations for upcoming concerts. I want to personally encourage you to attend one of these events and get into the holiday spirit. Check the calendar below for the dates and times for the Band and Choir Winter Concert and the Orchestra Winter Concert.

Mark your calendar for the annual “Falcon Night” on Thursday, Jan. 16, in the SRHS gym from 6 to 8 pm. Our incoming Falcon families will have the opportunity to learn about our wonderful curricula, along with the other programs that make high school so memorable. We look forward to meeting our future Falcons!

Below are some important December events. Please check our school calendar at [www.srhsfalcons.org] for updates.

  • Friday, Dec. 6—Minimum day, classes end at 11:30 am;
  • Thursday, Dec. 12—Financial aid workshop, 6–8 pm, SRHS theater;
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18—Band Winter Concert, 6:30–9 pm, SRHS theater;
  • Thursday, Dec. 19—Orchestra and Choir Winter Concert, 6:30–9 pm, SRHS theater;
  • Monday, Dec. 23–Friday, Jan. 3—Winter break; and,
  • Monday, Jan. 6—Classes resume.

I want to wish every family a restful and enjoyable winter break. Time spent with family and friends is priceless. Thank you for the opportunity to serve your students and the Scripps Ranch community.

Ann Menna, SRHS Principal

Enthusiastic ASB

Dear Scripps Ranch Community,

As your Associated Student Body (ASB) class of 2013–14, we have accomplished many important things dating back to work that began over the summer!

Let me introduce our ASB class:

  • Andrew Erickson, ASB president
  • Anthony Coladonato, ASB VP
  • Mason Kellett, ASB secretary
  • Serena Thadani, senior class president
  • Cole Brewer, senior class VP
  • Ryan King, senior secretary/treasurer
  • Ellen Hee, junior class president
  • Lindsey Fisher, junior class VP
  • Darlene Arenivas, junior secretary/treasurer
  • Lindsee Diaz, sophomore class president
  • Peter Staab, sophomore class VP
  • Shea Forrey, sophomore secretary/treasurer
  • Sydney Villalobos, freshman class president
  • Paige Lee, freshman class VP
  • Reed Erickson, freshman secretary/treasurer
  • Carly Flynn, outreach liaison

Commissioners: Christine Burke, Maddi Thiel, Matt Sorenson, Muriel Robotta, Jordan Girdner, Sierra Mann, Shelby Stiles, Elise Church, Kevin McKay, Hayden Rodgers, Sophia Guerra, Louis Denson, Jacob Kobzi, Arbelena Jackob, John Kavanagh, Brendan Cleary, Hunter Howell, Melissa Barr, Taylor Nguyen, and Samantha Ivison.

We’ve had a very successful year so far! In September we organized all the annual Homecoming activities, which increased excitement for the upcoming school year. The reaction from the students and community was overwhelmingly positive.

Recently, KUSI came to SRHS to film a morning “Alarm-Clock” rally, featuring our student section called “The Cage.” In October we raised awareness for breast cancer by wearing pink every Wednesday, organized Red Ribbon Week to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and had an Anti-Bullying Week.

This year each committee has plans to better our school and community. The Environment Committee has instituted a new recycling program that started in November. The Outreach Committee spread awareness for prostate cancer by promoting “No-Shave November” throughout the school. The Spirit Committee increases school enthusiasm for our sports teams!

The freshman class is planning a fundraiser at O’s American Kitchen, with the date and time to be announced. The sophomore class is designing key lanyards to sell to students. The juniors had an advanced screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in November, and the seniors are working tirelessly on prom. The ASB class is determined to improve our school and the community. We look forward to a great year.

Andrew Erickson, SRHS ASB President

Marhsall Middle School

Principal’s Message

Dear Scripps Ranch Families and Community Members,

This upcoming month at Marshall Middle School will feature many student performances. I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend our winter band, orchestra, and choir concerts to see our students’ artistic performances. Our students have worked diligently to master their performances. Please check the calendar below for dates and times.

I want to thank all families and community members who have donated, and continue to donate, to the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). Your funding supports the MMS instructional program. Your donations have purchased:

  • Classroom library resources
  • Computer equipment
  • Software programs
  • Other supplies and materials
  • Art supplies
  • Medical supplies

On behalf of Marshall Middle School, I wish you and your family a restful winter vacation. We look forward to continuing to work with our students and families starting on Monday, Jan. 6. Sincerely,

Michelle Irwin, MMS Principal

Marshall Calendar

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4—School Site Council/Site Governance Team, 5 pm, community room;
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10—Orchestra Winter Concert, 7 pm, MMS theater;
  • Wednesday. Dec. 11—Jazz Band Winter Concert, 7 pm, theater;
  • Thursday, Dec. 12—Band Winter Concert, 7 pm, MMS theater;
  • Friday, Dec. 13—PTSA, 9:30 am, community room; progress reports distributed;
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17—Choir Concert, 6 pm, MMS theater;
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18—Choir Concert, 6 pm, MMS theater;
  • Monday, Dec. 23–Friday, Jan. 3—Winter break, no school; and,
  • Monday, Jan. 6—School resumes.

Theatre Events

The MMS theater department just concluded the first 6th grade production called Check Please, and the theater class just concluded Twilight Zone. Coming in mid-April is the year-long theater class culmination performance of the musical The Wizard of Oz. This will be exciting as we are auditioning 5th graders at our feeder elementary schools to play the munchkins! All performances are $5. Watch for more news on this fantastic show!

Mr. Russell

PE Needs Your Help

We need new or slightly used tennis balls. Please bring them to the front office.

Yearbooks

Have you bought your yearbook? Don’t let your child’s middle school memories pass them by. You can purchase a yearbook from home by visiting the MMS website at [www.marshallmiddle.org].

If you would like your 8th grader’s adorable baby picture to be included in this year’s yearbook, go to the MMS website and click on the “Submit 8th Grade Baby Pictures for the Yearbook” link. Please include the student’s name; we cannot include photos with no names. The deadline for baby pictures is Friday, Jan. 10. No late entries will be accepted.

Progress Reports

The second progress report period ends on Friday, Dec. 6, and progress reports will be distributed to students on Friday, Dec. 13. If you do not like what you see, contact your child’s teacher(s).

Student Support Groups

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Alliant Couple and Family Clinic (ACFC), a community counseling agency and affiliate of Alliant International University. ACFC will offer many counseling services at MMS, including student support groups and individual and family counseling. The student support groups will meet once a week for 8–10 weeks on Mondays or Fridays. They will rotate between periods 1 through 6, so students will only miss one to two classes of each period for the duration of the group.

The groups, consisting of 8–10 students, will cover many topics, such as: self-esteem; relationships with friends, parents, and so forth; divorce; social skills; bullying; peer pressure; sexual identity; anger management; and, more. ACFC counselor-interns will facilitate the groups.

If you or your child would like to sign up or if you have questions, contact Julie Becker at [[email protected]] or 549-5505. Students, you can see Mrs. Becker any day during lunch in area B.

High School Four Year Planning Conferences

High school graduation requirements have changed, effective with the class of 2016. Marshall’s 8th graders are the class of 2018! Although the district no longer provides funding for high school planning, MMS counselors will host two night-time High School Four Year Planning Conferences in January.

Last names A–L should attend the meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14. Last names M–Z should attend on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Both conferences will be in the MMS multipurpose room from 6:30 to 9 pm. Letters regarding specific meeting dates will be mailed home to all 8th grade parents in December. Four Year Planning Conferences and Falcon Night at the high school discuss very different information!

SRHS Falcon Night

Prospective students and parents for 2014–2015, hear all about Scripps Ranch High School from students, teachers, counselors, and administrators. Get all your questions answered at this informative meeting scheduled for:

  • Thursday, Jan. 16
  • 6–8 pm
  • SRHS gym

You are cordially invited to attend Falcon Night to find out what SRHS is all about. Representatives from the English, math, science, and social studies departments will speak. Other departments will be represented by displays and personnel.

The 2013–2014 Course Catalog is online at [www.srhsfalcons.org], click on “Counseling Center” on the left-hand side, then on “Course Catalog” on the right-hand side. The 2014–2015 catalog will be available online in March.

Dingeman Elementary

[www.dingeman.net]

Seasons Greetings from our Principal

Dear Dingeman Families and Community Friends,

December greetings! Winter is here and the students are engaged in powerful Common Core work across all curriculum areas. We are gaining traction with our Science Technology, Engineering and Math or “STEM” programs at Dingeman. Our kinder teachers and grade-level science lead teachers are introducing robotics and programming to their students.

Susan King, a kindergarten teacher, won a technology grant. Our generous Family Faculty Connection (FFC) matched funds to expand the BEE-BOTs for K–2 and PRO-BOTs for grades 3–5. Our students will be immersed in 21st century skills as critical thinkers, problem solvers, communicators, and collaborators. We will showcase our students learning at the FFC Science STEM Night on Thursday, Feb. 20.

We are proud of our Honor Choir! Under the leadership of Mr. Saguil and Mrs. Harris, our choir has been invited again to perform for the KUSI Songs of the Holiday Season musical program. The students will go to the KUSI studio to record their performance. They can be seen on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24 and 25. Check your local listing for times.

The choir will perform at Barnes and Noble in Mira Mesa on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 pm. We hope you stop by for a musical treat, warm cup of coffee, and to do some holiday shopping. Proceeds go to the FFC to support Honor Choir and FFC-sponsored school enrichment. Also, enjoy dinner at Islands Restaurant, who will donate 20% of sales to our school. The choir also will perform at the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Christmas Concert and at Casa de Manana in La Jolla.

Friday, Dec. 20, is a minimum day with dismissal at 12:50 pm. The school is closed for winter break from Monday, Dec. 23, through Friday, Jan. 3. School resumes on Monday, Jan. 6, with our first Tiger Rally of 2014! Have a wonderful holiday season! In Partnership for Excellence,

Kimie Lochtefeld, Dingeman Principal

Thank You, Scripps Poway Eyecare!

The Dingeman FFC would like to send a huge thank you to Dr. Keith Wan and the staff at Scripps Poway Eyecare for sponsoring our Pledge Drive ice cream parties (below). With their generosity, we were able to buy ice cream for the six classes that reached the 100% participation goal!

From our FFC President

I’d like to extend a warm thank you to all of the parents who have made the commitment to volunteer their time to support Dingeman. More than 750 volunteer positions have been filled by 298 volunteers! It is because of your generosity and dedication that the FFC is able to provide so many wonderful opportunities for our children. In November the FFC sponsored a mobile dairy assembly for students in K–2, provided CPR certification for Dingeman staff, and funded a new supplemental computer lab program in the library.

We’d also like to thank the restaurant partners who have participated in our Family Dinner Night program this fall:

  • Rubio’s
  • Luna Grill
  • The Kebab Shop
  • The Red Oven Artisanal Pizzas
  • Quality Coast food trucks, who were at our Fall Family Fun Night

We are so grateful to have the support of local businesses. I wish you all joy and peace this holiday season.

Valerie Kurtz, FFC President

An Enchanted Evening Awaits!

We are proud to announce the upcoming musical production of The Enchanted Sleeping Beauty: The Legend of Briar-Rose, produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, CO. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Dec. 18, when 4th and 5th graders from Mrs. Rochelle Schwartz’s and Mr. Garner Saguil’s classes will perform for fellow students during the day before a special show at 7 pm.

This production marks the 17th school musical directed by Mr. Saguil and Mrs. Schwartz. We hope you can join us for a magical night of enchantment! Performances are open to the community and donations are gratefully accepted at the door. Contact Mr. Saguil at [[email protected]] for more information.

Mary Hobbib

Save the Date

Family Art Night is coming in January. Invitations will be sent home after the holidays, but start thinking about which Thursday evening you’d like to attend—Jan. 16, Jan. 30, or Feb. 6—all at 6:30 pm.

Pippa Mills

Jerabek Elementary

[www.jerabekelementary.com]

Teaching to the Core … Curriculum

Greetings from Jerabek Elementary School!

We recently elected our Student Council:

  • Student body president: Grady Pond
  • Vice president: Mason Bowen
  • Secretary: Ella Brislin
  • Treasurer: Jack Theilacker
  • School newspaper editor: Samantha Mullen
  • Safety officer: Emily Anderson
  • Environmental officer: Ally Medeiros

The Student Council meets on Fridays to plan lunchtime activities, spirit days, and special projects to support our school mission and vision. Several of our officers have subcommittees to spread the leadership roles beyond the primary officers. Congratulations to all of our new officers.

We are engaged in studying the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how they relate to our instructional program. Grade-level teachers meet to develop curriculum units that cross two or more content areas. These projects allow students to do some investigative learning.

Our students are learning how to research via textbooks, reference materials, the internet, and nonfiction trade books. Each grade level has developed a final project that is a creative representation of the big ideas in our social studies or science and our English language arts curriculum. Students are creating magazines, brochures, historical fiction stories, and informational booklets to show their understanding of the topics.

This year we are implementing words of the month. Students are incorporating the words into their school life. December’s word of the month is “empathy.” The Student Council officers prepare a skit to show what empathy looks and sounds like in our school. Teachers are invited to recognize the actions a student takes to show empathy. The goal is to create a culture where students develop attitudes toward one another and our school community that reflect a positive, caring environment.

Jerabek is an exciting place to be. We love visitors and showcasing our work. If you would like to tour our school facilities, please contact our office at 578-5330.

The holidays are just around the corner. We will be off track from Friday, Dec. 20, through Tuesday, Jan. 21. We wish the Scripps Ranch community happy holidays and a fabulous New Year.

Sue DeVicariis, Jerabek Principal

Great Grades: Orem + Burton = Award-Winning Music Program

Stomp, stomp, reach, reach, pat your head, bring your right heel behind your left knee and pat your foot with your left hand, now clap, clap, clap. No, this isn’t the latest Harlem Shake or Gangham Style shimmy—it’s the morning brain exercise for Jerabek 2nd graders during their weekly music class. “This awakens both sides of the brain so they can learn completely,” explains Ms. Burton. All eyes are on Mrs. Orem—with the sticks—or Ms. Burton, with the drum. “Having two teachers allows differential instruction, simultaneously,” explains Mrs. Orem. “This allows for more in-depth learning.”

This “in-depth” learning is based on the three music methodologies of Kodaly, Orff-schulwerk, and Dalcroze. Although the methodologies are tongue-twisters, they are actually the music representation of the higher learning Jerabek students are familiar with in all their classes. “We have so many children who have gone on to double major in science and music, students who have their own successful bands, or who are great performers,” say both Mrs. Orem and Ms. Burton together, finishing each other’s thoughts.

This year the Jerabek choir consists of 85 4th and 5th graders. Third through 5th graders crowd the music room for recorder club on a weekly basis. Still others visit the room during recess to practice “music memory” so that they can partake in a districtwide contest in the spring.

A lil’ note, pun intended, Jerabek took home the gold in last spring’s “music memory” contest. Mrs. Orem and Ms. Burton invite you to the holiday concert on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 7 pm in the Jerabek auditorium.

Spring Fling—The Hot Ticket

Add Spring Fling tickets to your cyber-Monday shopping list. You can pre-purchase your Spring Fling tickets for a special one-day discounted price on Monday, Dec. 2—aka cyber-Monday. Log onto our website at [www.jerabekelementary.com] to purchase your tickets. This is Jerabek’s first year hosting an adults-only event, but it’s sure to become a Scripps Ranch tradition. Everyone is welcome to enjoy this kid-free night on Saturday, Mar. 22, at the DoubleTree Carmel Mountain.

It’s a Movie Jammy-A-Thon!

Bring your blankets, sleeping bags, and pillows, wear your favorite warm jammies, and come join us for Family Movie Night on Friday, Dec. 6, at 6 pm in the auditorium. We’ll have hot chocolate and holiday treats available. What a great way to start the holiday season!

Jen Marchesini

Miramar Ranch Elementary [www.miramarranch.org]

From Our Principal

Dear Families and Friends of Miramar Ranch,

We just completed our first parent-teacher conferences. Thank you to all the parents who met with their child’s teacher. Once again, we had almost 100% participation by our families. We know students do best when there’s a strong connection between school and home.

Teachers and students are continuing the work around the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In December we will administer the first of the new district assessments aligned to the CCSS in both language arts and mathematics. We are anxious to see how well we are aligning our instruction with the new standards and forms of assessment.

Be sure to check your calendars for the many events in December: Family Science Nights, Choir Night, holiday parties, and winter break. It’s going to be a busy month! As always, thank you for your continual support of the staff and students at MRE. You make great things possible! Remember to “Work Hard and Be Nice.”

Peg Crane, MRE Principal

From Our FFA President

Happy holidays! It’s a time of year when things slow down at Miramar Ranch only to be replaced by the busyness of the holidays. May you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday season and enjoy every moment with family and friends. The time goes by so quickly…With many thanks,

Tracy Jewell, FFA President

Hawks Show Good Character

Our Character Education program is off to a great start this fall. We began in September with a focus on responsibility. All students attended “The Power of One,” an anti-bullying assembly where each student learned about the power of one student to make a difference in the culture and atmosphere of our school.

Afterward, students signed an anti-bullying pledge, promising not to bully others or stand by and watch while others are bullied. The banners now decorate our halls and remind us of our promise to make school a safe place for all.

In October we focused on generosity. The group Students Who Care sponsored a sock drive for the homeless. Thanks to generous donations from our students and families, we collected 670 pairs of socks!

In November Kaiser Permanente Educational Theater presented its conflict-management assembly, “Drummin’ Up Peace,” to our 3rd–5th grade students. We also celebrated gratitude: held a holiday food drive; wrote thank-you letters; drew pictures of things we are grateful for; and, remembered to appreciate the little things.

Finally, many of our students are enjoying the classroom lessons taught by parent volunteers. We still have a few classrooms that need a volunteer. To help out, please email Diane Hunter at [[email protected]]. Thank you to all students for showing our Hawk character!

Performing Arts at MRE

Come hear an evening of December Delights on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room. All are invited to hear these talented 3rd–5th graders. You may even find yourself doing The Candy Cane Twist!

December at Miramar Ranch

  • Friday, Dec. 6—Minimum day, 12:10 pm dismissal;
  • Thursday, Dec. 12—FFA Family Restaurant Night;
  • Thursday, Dec. 19—Band and orchestra holiday performance, 10:45 am; and,
  • Monday, Dec. 23–Friday, Jan. 3—Winter break, no school.

Carolyn Coglianese

Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary

[www.sandi.net/ellenbrowningscripps]

Principal’s Message

Dear EBS Families and Community Members,

This has been an exciting month for us with two of our staff members receiving top honors. Our school psychologist, Jessica Coleman, was named 2013 School Psychologist of the Year by the California Association of School Psychologists. Our health tech, Dee Wyttenbach, was inducted into the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) Hall of Fame. The articles below have more information. These two ladies are indicative of the high caliber staff we have at EBS.

We recently received the good news that our school is doing an excellent job on attendance. With 98.27, we have the third best attendance rate of all the elementary schools in the district. Good attendance is one of the most important factors in student achievement. Students who miss school miss important instruction and can fall behind quickly. I would like to thank our parents for not scheduling family vacations, trips, or events on school days.

Please remind your teenagers that it is against the law to skateboard on campus. Our site is monitored by video surveillance 24 hours a day by school police. On occasion the police come out and give tickets to skateboarders. Skateboarding causes damage to our school. Most important, though, we do not want anyone to get hurt. We want to teach our young community members to both follow the law and respect private property.

I want to commend music teacher Tom Wazcsk and the choir for a beautiful rendition of This Land if your Land at the Scripps Ranch Annual Veterans Day Concert. They also performed with the other Scripps Ranch schools. Congratulations to: Ava Cuizon, Caylee Pierce, Neel Kumar, Cassie Ferguson, Kaitlyn Foley, Randy Ross, Maddox Horn, Ainsley Houston, Olivia Hancock, Nicole Black, Kathryn Haart, Kayden Williamson, Ariel Bailey, Nancy Kama, Aman Kunapareddy, Ritam Mishra, Maya Nosz, Delaney Howland, Nkian Orodpour, Tea Rosal, Claire Woodmansee, Briana Thrash, Samantha Ryan, Fayez Eyabi, Sydney Glover, Gina Johnson, Ashley Campbell, Rhys Nichols, Sara-Marie Reed, Esha Bharadwaj, Ruhee Pandit, Amamarie Traina, and Makena Williamson.

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on all that we are grateful for. This Thanksgiving I was particularly thankful for the joy our students bring me personally. As we continue into the holiday season let’s all take time to celebrate the joy and happiness children bring to our lives. Sincerely,

Liz Sloan, EBS Principal

EBS Psychologist, Jessica Coleman, Wins State Award

School psychologist, Jessica Coleman, was awarded the School Psychologist of the Year 2013 by the California Association of School Psychologists. This organization’s mission is to ensure that the psychological needs of students are met through programs, support of the school psychology profession, and recognizing the contributions of school psychologists.

Ms. Coleman has worked as a school psychologist in the district for 11 years. She is held in high esteem by her colleagues, students, parents, and the communities she serves. As a site psychologist, Ms. Coleman meets the needs of diverse learners and their families. The district is proud to have such a dedicated individual in our schools and impressed that she was recognized on a state level.

Health Tech, Miss Dee, Honored

In October at the State of the District Address, our health tech, Dee Wyttenbach, was inducted into the SDUSD Hall of Fame for being a graduate of San Diego public schools who has made an outstanding contribution to the community. Miss Dee, as she is lovingly know, is a joy to work with. She always has a positive attitude and gladly helps out wherever needed. The parents know that when their child goes to the health office, he or she will be well taken care of. Miss Dee has been at EBS since it opened in 2001. We are grateful to have her at EBS!

From our AFP President

Fall is in the air, and our events are in full swing! The Book Fair was a bustle of activity. Your generosity helps teachers update their class libraries. Thank you to our Book Fair Committee and volunteers.

The 1st grade Grandperson’s Day show was darling! Our beloved grandpersons were treated to a lovely little breakfast before the show. Thank you to our hospitality team and the great Baking Committee for helping organize this annual tradition!

Seema Moorjani, AFP President

Mother–Son Bowling Event

Don’t miss the second annual Mother-Son Bowling Event on Saturday Jan. 11, from 4 to 6 pm at Mira Mesa Lanes. Last year’s event sold out, so get your tickets now! Contact Arlene Clements at 693-3684 or [[email protected]].

Kind, Generous Penguins

EBS is busy collecting coins for our Kids Against Hunger project. On Friday, Mar. 28, we will have a schoolwide food packaging event where students will cooperate to package 20,000 meals! Please email Ellie Livingstone at [[email protected]] to volunteer during this first-of-its-kind event in the district!

Penguin Calendar

  • Monday, Dec. 23–Friday, Jan. 3—Winter break;
  • Monday, Jan. 6—School resumes;
  • Every Saturday—Scripps Ranch Farmers Market, 9 am–1 pm.

I hope our EBS families have a wonderful holiday season!

Monika Wimmer