Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)

[www.srhsfalcons.org]

Principal’s Message

We had a very successful opening of school this year. All students were in classes and learning within the first hour of the day. A big thank you goes to our counseling department, clerical staff, custodians, and administrative team for a smooth opening day. Our enrollment remains consistent at 2,264 students.

Our second annual School Supply Drop-Off Night is Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 5:30 to 7 pm. Drive up to the front of SRHS where teachers and parents will accept donations of school supplies and nursing items. To comply with the Free Public School Act, teachers cannot require students to provide the basic school supplies used every day, and the continued budget cuts severely limit our ability to supply these items.

The SRHS Foundation has teamed with the school to compile a list of items used every day. The donation of supplies is 100% optional and 100% useful. See the article on page 15 for a list of items or visit [www.srhsfalcons.org]. Click on the Foundation link for the list as well as more about our Foundation.

Congratulations to the AFJROTC Academic Bowl team of Alwin Hi, Cameo Tsui, Shephenie Reid, and William Jiang. They competed this summer in Washington, D.C., and took first place in the Air Force competition, besting 200 international schools. They also won second place in the Department of Defense competition against 2,000 international schools. The competition was held on the campus of George Mason University in late June.

This event was sponsored by the Air Force JROTC and conducted by College Options Foundation. The JROTC Leadership Symposium and Academic Bowl is a nationally recognized academic competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, academic competition, and a college education. The competition creates tremendous opportunities for JROTC cadets by allowing them to demonstrate leadership and academic abilities. They were coached by their teachers as well as by Col. Hogan and MSgt. Toledo.

Please check our website’s school calendar at [www.srhsfalcons.org] to keep up to date on all the activities. Here are a few highlights for October:

  • Friday, Oct. 12–End of first grading period;
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17–Minimum day, classes dismiss at 11:30 am;
  • Wednesday, Oct. 17–District sponsored PSAT for all 10th graders and 9th and 11th graders who paid by September deadline; and,
  • Thursday, Oct. 18–Progress reports given in CORE class; College Night for Seniors, 5:30-7 pm, theater.

Lastly, I would like to thank the parents, students, and staff at Scripps Ranch High School for their ongoing support of our school. It is deeply appreciated!

Ann Menna, SRHS Principal

Music to Our Ears

The SRHS Music Boosters and students are very pleased to welcome Mr. Russell Shedd back for another year of teaching! With the budget cuts looming, it was unclear if Mr. Shedd would be back to direct the music program. Thankfully, he has returned and we now look forward to the SRHS Field Tournament, hosted at SRHS on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 2 to 7 pm.

The tournament is the major fundraiser for the SRHS instrumental music program and will feature a competition of high school bands from all over the county. Families and community members are invited to come witness the pageantry of the marching bands and color guards, sample the food for sale, and see the SRHS marching band members proudly perform in their new uniforms.

Many thanks to the business sponsors, volunteers, and community members who have donated time and resources to the SRHS instrumental music program! If you would like more information, please visit the SRHS Band Boosters website at [www.srhsmusic.com]. We hope to see you there!

Support SRHS Grad Night

SRHS’s safe and sober Grad Night has been a tradition for many years. The event is held on the evening of senior graduation. This is a last chance for the class to spend time together. This year the Grad Night party will be at a popular site called Party Pals. In order for this event to be successful, assistance from the community is necessary. Here is how you can help.

  • Surprise someone with a Flamingo Flocking: for just $35, surprise someone with a flock of flamingos that will show up on your lawn overnight and remain for a few days. You also can send a special message: birthday wishes, congratulations, or just thinking of you! For more details and to book a flocking, email [[email protected]].
  • Leave your legacy at SRHS with a special message on a paver: the paver is engraved with your student’s name, graduation year, life motto, or his or her favorite catchphrase. For information, email [[email protected]].
  • Sponsor an activity at Grad Night: through a donation, you can put your name and message on a sign at an activity such as a casino game or zipline signifying you have sponsored this attraction.
  • Donate prizes for the event: gift certificates and prizes are welcome.

Thank you for any donation or assistance you can offer. With the help of the community, we will be able to continue this wonderful, safe tradition for our graduating students. If you would like more information or have any questions, please send an email to Lori Erlenbach at [[email protected]].

Marshall Middle School (MMS)

[www.marshallmiddle.org]

From the Principal

Dear Scripps Ranch Community,

We have begun another school year at Thurgood Marshall Middle School. We currently have 1,526 students enrolled at the best middle school in the district! Our goal is to continue to provide engaging experiences and opportunities for our students to become problem solvers, critical and creative thinkers, and thoughtful productive citizens. It is through our curriculum, instructional practices, and expectations that our students continue to achieve in all areas. We also believe that the relationships we build with our students can support their engagement in all our subject areas!

We recently received our 2012 California Standards Test results. Our students scored very well in all areas! We also have narrowed our achievement gaps between our students. We haven’t received our API score or state ranking at this time, but we anticipate we will be ranked 10 once again. Our teachers prepared our students well and provided them the tools and skills they needed to perform at this level. Congratulations to our students and teachers!

Part of our academic success is due to parent involvement. I encourage all Marshall parents to sign up for ParentConnection to monitor their student’s progress in class. Also, I recommend that parents contact their student’s teachers by phone or email to inquire about their progress. We firmly believe school/home communication is critical for the success of every student. We have a faculty contact list on our website at [http://marshallmiddle.org], then click on "Staff."

As we begin this new year, I encourage all MMS families and community members to participate in our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Pledge Drive as these funds support many projects and programs at Marshall.

We have another great year planned with many events and activities to challenge our students to reach their highest potential. Thank you for your continued support for Thurgood Marshall Middle School and our public schools. Sincerely,

Michelle Irwin, MMS Principal

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, Oct. 10–SSC/SGT meeting, 5 pm, community room;
  • Friday, Oct. 12–Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) meeting, noon, community room; end of first grading period; and,
  • Friday, Oct. 19–Progress reports distributed.

Yearbooks

Yearbooks can be purchased on our website at [http://marshallmiddle.org].

Counseling Caseloads

During August and September the Marshall counselors were busy ensuring that all students had appropriate schedules and that classes were balanced. Counselor caseloads are as follows:

  • Julie Becker: students with last names beginning with A-I;
  • Sharon Heuss: students with last names beginning with J-R; and,
  • Ileen Akers, head counselor: students with last names beginning with S-Z.

Calls to the counseling office are always welcome. The phone number for the school is 549-5400, and Mrs. Becker can be reached at 549-5505, Mrs. Heuss at 549-5501, and Mrs. Akers at 549-5502.

Gate Testing

GATE testing is no longer routinely done by the district in middle school due to budget and staffing cuts. The last time the district officially tests for the GATE/Seminar programs is in 5th grade.

Marshall Middle School is extremely fortunate to have a school psychologist who is willing to provide GATE testing for Marshall 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students who are new to the district–no SDUSD retests. She will test our new students at the beginning of the fall semester and sometime during the spring semester, for any students who enroll after the initial testing date.

Parents of new students who qualify were notified in mid-September. An application form will need to be completed before any testing can take place.

Students who are newly identified as GATE or Seminar will only be placed in those classes during this current school year if there is space available. If there is not space available this year, they can expect a GATE or Seminar placement during the next school year.

Progress Reports

The end of the first progress report period is Friday, Oct. 12, and progress reports will be distributed on Friday, Oct. 19. Remember to ask your child to see his or her progress report! If you don’t like what you see, be sure to contact your child’s teachers as soon as possible to find out what your child can do to improve his or her grades!

Student Assistance Program–Student Support Groups

Marshall counselors, in cooperation with marriage/family therapist interns from Harmonium Inc., a community counseling agency, are organizing our first round of free student support groups during the fall semester. If your child is interested in joining a weekly support group for boys called, "It’s a Guy Thing," a group for girls called, "Girl Chat," or a coed group called, "Teen Talk," contact Julie Becker at 549-5505 or [[email protected]].

Topics discussed may include self-esteem, relationships, academic stress, newcomer issues, grief and loss, social skills, attention-related difficulties, drug abuse, conflict resolution, and so forth.

Homework Zone

Due to budget cuts, the Homework Zone is not available this school year.

8th Grade Awards Assembly

Due to budget cuts we are only able to provide awards in the spring to our 8th graders who have earned a 4.0 in scholarship and/or citizenship for three years at Marshall. Eighth grade students may also receive Teacher’s Choice Awards and the President’s Award for Academic Excellence or Achievement. This new policy is in line with the high school’s policy of only recognizing students in their senior year for academic awards.

Schedule Changes

Schedule changes will be made only for students who are in an incorrect class. This may be an elective change, a change in the level of an academic class, or if a student is missing a required class or has a duplicate class. Schedule changes will not be made for students requesting a period change, nor will schedule changes be made for students or parents who are requesting a teacher change.

If a student or parent has specific concerns about a particular teacher:

  1. The teacher should be contacted directly by the student and/or parent, the concerns should be discussed, and a mutually agreed upon resolution should be attempted.
  2. If a resolution is not reached or the problem continues, the student’s counselor should be contacted.
  3. If the counselor is unable to resolve it or it continues, the issue will be referred to the vice principal.
  4. If the VP does not facilitate a resolution or it continues, the issue will be referred to the principal.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an organization focused on providing science experiences in a variety of areas of science. Students will prepare for the Regional Competition, which will be on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Each team is composed of 15 students who prepare for 23 events. They study in pairs and sometimes in sets of three. For more detailed information about Science Olympiad, visit [www.soinc.org]. Search for Division B events to see this year’s competitions.

Keep your eyes and ears open for upcoming information about this year’s schedule at Marshall. Students should listen to the bulletin for meeting times.

In order for this to be successful, we need many parent volunteers to coach events and organize, as well as serve as treasurer. If you can help in any capacity, please contact Mrs. Gross, the Marshall site coach, at [[email protected]] with offers to volunteer or questions. We look forward to hearing from you.

Elementary Schools

Dingeman Elementary

[www.dingeman.net]

Greetings from Our Principal

I am happy to report we had a smooth start to the school year. All of our teachers were able to return to the school, and it was wonderful welcoming our returning and new students. In September we received a generous grant from the SRCA, which we will use to fund additional school supplies. We would like to thank you for contributing to the SRCA. Know that the grants provided to our area schools make all the difference during these challenging budget times.

In early September we received our CST STAR results. We maintained our outstanding test scores of 92% proficient/advanced in English Language Arts, 91% proficient/advanced in Mathematics, and 96% proficient/advanced in Science. I am very proud of our students and staff for their hard work last year! This is the reason why we are a California Distinguished School! Kudos to all!

This year our teachers will begin to deepen their understanding of the new Common Core State Standards. The standards are based on 21st century skills. Our students will need to be deeper, critical thinkers and problem solvers! The new assessment for students in grades 3-5 will be online and administered to them during the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, go to [SmarterBalance.org].

We also will focus on student engagement, higher level questions and tasks, and Costa’s Habits of Mind. During each Tiger Rally students will learn about "Habits of Mind" and how to incorporate these thinking skills into their lives. There are 16 habits and we will focus on the first eight this year. We launched our work with Habit #1– "Persisting." This means, "…Stick to it! Persevering in task through to completion; remain focused. Look for ways to reach your goal when stuck. Not giving up."

This month we will focus on Habit #2–"Managing Impulsivity." This means: "Take your time! Think before acting; remain calm, thoughtful, and deliberative."

We would love to see you around the school. Be sure to complete your volunteer application and submit it with a copy of your TB clearance card and photo ID. We will process your application within one week. You can make a difference!

In Partnership for Excellence,

Kimie Lochtefeld, Dingeman Principal

News from Your Family Faculty Connection

Can the first month of school be over already? More than 850 children have settled into new routines, found their classes, and made new friends. Now they’re looking forward to the Family Faculty Connection (FFC)-sponsored enrichment assembly called Launch Live Art–kudos to Lisa Vontsolos. The 2012-2013 Rockin’ Science and Art Corp programs also begin this month–we’re certainly off to a great start!

Jaylene Farry, FFC President

Thank You, SRCA!

We are so thankful for the community support we get here at Dingeman Elementary. Thank you to the Scripps Ranch Civic Association for its generous $1,000 donation to our school.

This grant money is dedicated to Dingeman classrooms, and we can’t thank them enough. Dingeman was so privileged to welcome Col. Bob Dingeman at our very first Tiger Rally to present this fantastic donation in front of the entire campus. Thank you, SRCA!

A Big Shout Out to Our Volunteers

Thank you to each and every parent who helped make our 2012 Volunteer Fair a success. Special thanks goes to our Volunteer Fair chair, Lamia Jemili, and co-chair, Nancy Massaro, as well as all the chairs who attended the event!

The campus welcomed new and returning parents to Dingeman while introducing them to the various FFC-sponsored activities. We are excited to have an energized Dingeman community ready to step up for all our kids. It will be a terrific year!

Family Dinner Night

A huge thank you goes to Tracey Palmberg and Michelle Leung, our Family Dinner Night chairs, and all the Dingeman Tigers who came to our first Family Dinner Night in September at Rubio’s in the Scripps Ranch Marketplace. We hope you continue to hang out with your family and friends at some of our local restaurants that are giving a percentage of their purchases to Dingeman. Just present the flyer–available at [www.dingeman.net] or in the Tuesday epacket–when you order.

Pledge Drive 2012–There’s Still Time to be a Superhero!

Donations provide critical support for our school, and 100% of your contributions stay at Dingeman enabling our children to benefit from great programs like Rockin’ Science, Art Corps, and the Honor Choir.

Donations at any level are greatly appreciated and are always voluntary. Consider donating at the Tiger Pledge level of $180 per student–about $1 per day–or at the Super Pledge level of $235 per student. Super Pledge donors receive a Dingeman yearbook and a limited-edition drawstring backpack. Every student who returns a pledge card will receive a Dingeman button.

Don’t forget that many companies will "match" donations. Please check to see if there is a Corporate Matching Program available though your employer so we can double–or more than double–your donation to Dingeman.

Be a superhero and turn in your pledge card today! For more information, please contact Christine Jang at [[email protected]] or Pam Larson at [[email protected]].

Pippa Mills

Jerabek Elementary

[www.jerabekelementary

.com]

From Our Principal

Dear Scripps Ranch Community and Jerabek Families,

What a great start to the school year! Jerabek is off and running! Teaching and learning began on day one with teachers and students picking up where they left off in July. We will continue the work we began last year to align grade-level standards with teaching, assessing, and reporting student progress. Our goal is to have 100% of our students at proficient and advanced levels while creating a lifelong love of learning.

Please help us keep all students safe as they arrive in the morning and depart in the afternoon by obeying all traffic laws. Our safety patrol and crossing guards do a terrific job of helping students and parents cross the street, and it would make it much safer if traffic would slow down in the school zone.

Open enrollment for the SDUSD Choice Program begins in November. Applications and details are available on the district’s website at [www.sandi.net].

Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed to our Super Pledge Drive. We’re on our way to reaching our goal and being able to fund all our exciting and educational projects for the 2012-2013 school year! It’s not too late for your contribution to help us reach our goal! And every dollar helps our kids!

Paul Gilroy, Jerabek Principal

Koala Kalendar

  • Tuesday, Oct. 2–School pictures;
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3–Family Science Night, 3rd grade, 6:45-8 pm:;
  • Monday, Oct. 8–School picture makeups;
  • Tuesday, Oct. 16–Family Math Night, 2nd grade, 6:45-8 pm;
  • Thursday, Oct. 18–Restaurant Night, Yanni’s, bring flyer you could print from our website;
  • Friday, Oct. 19–Family Movie Night;
  • Monday-Friday, Oct.22-26–Red Ribbon Week; and,
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24–Square 1 Art sales begin.

Roll Out the Red Ribbons…

…and wear them with pride! As an annual tradition, we will participate in national Red Ribbon Week. From Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26, everyone is invited to celebrate "The Best Me is Drug Free" theme.

Throughout the week, grade-appropriate activities and rad red ribbon giveaways will help promote this event. It is a national campaign to teach kids about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and violence prevention.

We invite all students’ grown-ups to join in on this important week by continuing "The Best Me is Drug Free" theme at home. Ask your child what they learned that day or what Red Ribbon Week means to them. You just might be amazed at what they say.

A Boo-tiful Night for Dinner and a Movie

"Movie Night: The Sequel," presented by Jerabek, will draw the crowds on Friday, Oct. 19. The PG-rated surprise movie will begin around sundown, but DJ Tim will get the party started before that. And hold your ticket! This event is free. Dinner and snacks will be available via pre-orders. Bring your whole cast, spread out your blanket, pop-up your low-level chairs, and get ready for under-the-stars fun.

A Spook-tacular Science Night

This year’s first Family Science Night is on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for 3rd grade. This event helps families introduce science in a fun-filled environment. Families can comfortably explore, experiment, and talk about science.

Families who participate in these evenings have a greater understanding of the importance of science in their child’s life. Parents and teachers can work together to improve attitudes toward science and encourage students to build a strong scientific foundation that will serve them well in upper grades and college. Please refer to the school calendar for your child’s Family Science Night.

Count Math-ula

It’s 3,2, fun! Family Math Night is yet another wonderful opportunity to share your child’s learning world. Playing games and solving puzzles are just a few ways this program adds up the fun found in numbers. These special evenings equate to a multiplying of future mathematicians* and have calculated many learning moments.

Jerabek’s first Family Math Night is for our super 2nd graders on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Please check the school schedule for your child’s specific Family Math Night. *Findings not yet proven, but it could happen!

Let’s Fall for Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Orders for organic fruit and vegetable boxes keep growing. The boxes contain six to nine freshly harvested organic seasonal items from local farms delivered right to the school. The cost is $25, with the profits going directly to the Family Faculty Organization (FFO). Smaller boxes are available. Order weekly or biweekly and enjoy the taste of fresh picked goodness. Please email Joyce Shek at [[email protected]].

Koalas Can’t Forget!

The school year is well on its way. As we settle into our classrooms and new routines, remember to take a moment to enjoy everything our school has to offer. All of our "extras" wouldn’t be possible without your help and support. So give yourself, and the first person you see on campus, some "bones." Our Koala pride shines bright because of you.

Jen Marchesini

Miramar Ranch Elementary (MRE)

[www.miramarranch.org]

Principal’s Message

Dear Families and Friends of Miramar Ranch,

What a wonderful start we’ve had to our school year! We were so happy to welcome back all of our teachers, staff, and students in September! We also were surprised and thrilled to enroll 50 more students than we had anticipated and opened an additional classroom the second week of school.

MRE students once again impressed us with increased test scores in both English Language Arts and Mathematics on the California Standards Tests. Teachers continue to plan and collaborate to ensure that each and every student reaches proficiency. For more details on our success, please visit the school website at [www.miramarranch.org].

In September we hosted our annual Back to School Night when parents and teachers meet to discuss plans for the school year and work together to get the kids off to a strong start academically, socially, and emotionally. This year we will again focus each month on a character trait. September we learned about responsibility. And in October? Be sure to ask your child!

In just a few weeks we will celebrate the MRE Halloween Carnival. This annual fundraiser is a favorite for families and friends of our school. Games, prizes, contests, and food are part of the fun. Please check the website for how you can help, then come by!

Thanks to all of you for getting the children off to a great start! With your help, I look forward to another great year at the Ranch.

Peg Crane, MRE Principal

What was the Witch’s Favorite Subject in School? Spelling!

Just a little Halloween humor as we start October. September was busy at Miramar Ranch. It takes great families, great teachers and staff, great kids, and great volunteers to start the school year. I want to thank the volunteers who helped make incoming kindergartners and new students, as well as their parents, feel welcome by organizing school tours, kindergarten orientation, a parent coffee, and an ice cream social! Thank you Karen Byers, Amber Radici, and Ellen McIrvin for organizing these events!

We kicked off our annual Pledge Drive and want to thank you for participating. Your generous donations enable us to fund general school operations, assemblies, PE supplies, Running Club, parent patrol, Art Corps, technology, computer lab teachers, science lab supplies, and science teachers!

It’s because of your volunteering your time, and giving your money that we are able to keep great programs at Miramar Ranch despite the budget deficits that face our school district. Thank you!

Join us for A Nightmare on Red Cedar Drive on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 5 pm. Can you believe this tradition has been around for 39 years? There will be carnival games, a haunted house, food trucks, a used book sale, silent auction baskets, and much more! Check out pages 38-39 in this Newsletter for a look at all the wonderful activities at our Halloween Carnival. Don’t miss it!

As always, whether you have two minutes, two hours, or two days, we welcome your participation…we have something for everyone! Please contact me at [[email protected]]. Happy haunting!

Tracy Jewell, FFA President

Carnival Used Book Sale

It’s time once again to clean out your book collections and shelves and donate your used books for the book booth sale at the Halloween Carnival! We accept all kinds of books: adults, children, young adults, reference, you name it. We accept CDs and DVDS as well. We only ask that you refrain from donating text books.

There will be a box outside the front office for donations as carnival time approaches. If you would like help transporting your donation or if you have any questions, please contact Ellen McIrvin at [[email protected]]. Don’t forget to join us at the carnival to stock up on all the books you’ve been looking for!

Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary (EBS)

[www.sandi.net/ellenbrowningscripps/]

Super Pledge

Thanks to the generosity of our EBS families and friends, our Super Pledge campaign is off to a fantastic start this year! It is the most effective way to give and we thank you. Remember that if you make your pledge before Friday, Oct. 12, you will earn a little bonus in the way of raffle tickets that will go into the drawing for some fabulous prizes at our Fall Family Festival. The festival is on Friday, Oct. 19, so make your pledge soon!

For those who have already made your contribution for this year, thank you! You help us make EBS the wonderful place that it is! Pledge forms can be picked up in the office or donations can be made online at [www.ebs-afp.org].

Family Science Night

We are thrilled that Family Science Night will be back this school year! Family Science Night consists of six evenings in the year–one per grade level–and invites students and their parents to come participate in a series of exciting experiments that are both fun and grade-appropriate. Family Science Night is made possible as a result of a grant we earned through the Pepsi Refresh Project in 2011. The program is free of charge to all EBS families, and encourages students to explore science in a casual, exciting environment.

Family Science Night for 5th graders is on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and for 4th graders it’s on Thursday, Oct. 25. We are always looking for volunteers to help with this wonderful program. If you’re interested, please contact Seema Moorjani at [[email protected]].

Friends of EBS

You may have noticed banners outside our front entrance. It’s our new Friends of EBS campaign. Thank you to Scripps Pediatric Dentistry near Trader Joe’s and the North County Soccer Park in Poway. Both made very nice donations to our school and we proudly hang their signs as a show of support.

If you know of a company that would like to get involved, we have limited space and are happy to fill it! Contact Carole at 216-536-4313.

Fall Family Festival

Our Fall Family Festival is just around the corner. Don’t miss out on this evening of fun! Join us on Friday Oct. 19, for bingo, cake walks, face painting, a pumpkin decorating contest, delicious dinner, bake sale, and silent auction. All donations go to the Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP). See you there!

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our annual EBS Thanksgiving Food Drive runs from Monday, Oct. 29, through Friday, Nov. 9. We are having a protein push: beans, tuna, and peanut butter. Collections boxes will be in the classrooms. Our charity partner is the Friends and Family Community Connection. For more information on this wonderful nonprofit organization, please visit its website at [www.ffccsd.org].

The character trait for October is generosity! For information about our Character Education program, please email Pam Marvuglio or Ellie Livingstone at [[email protected]].

Young Readers Need You

We have students who could benefit from you reading with them each week. You’ll be rewarded each time you see the smile on a child’s face as he or she gains more confidence in his or her reading abilities, schoolwork, and self. Let us train you–for free!–to be a reading tutor with Everyone A Reader (EAR)!

The training class is on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 9 am to noon in the EBS multipurpose room. Our volunteer tutors have expressed their excitement at the direct impact they have not only on "their" students but on their own readers at home.

If you can commit to 1 hours a week and a three-hour training, you can be an EAR tutor! Please contact Cindy Thomas at [[email protected]] or 693-1818 to RSVP or for more details. Tell your friends, family members, and neighbors of this opportunity to make a difference in a child’s future!

Book Fair Needs You!

Our annual EBS Book Fair is fast approaching! Our Penguins can enjoy the Book Fair from Thursday, Nov. 8, through Friday, Nov. 16. This is a great way to get our children excited about reading while contributing books to our school. You should see how much fun the kids have when they come visit the Book Fair. We are looking for volunteers to help with all aspects.

  • Set-up–Wednesday, Nov. 7;
  • Before- and after-school hours, approximately 45 minutes–Thursday, Nov. 8-Friday, Nov. 16;
  • Classroom visits, about 30 minutes;
  • Family Night–Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5:30-7:30 pm; and
  • Book Fair break down–Friday, Nov. 16, 1-3 pm.

If you’re interested, we’d love to have your help! Please contact Heidi Gillett at [[email protected]] or Tina Doshi at [[email protected]].

Shop and Help EBS

Shop Amazon and support EBS. Go to [www.ebs-afp.org] and click on the Amazon link. Amazon pays our school 6% of your purchase price!

EBS Calendar

  • Monday, Oct. 1-Friday, Oct. 12–Box tops and Campbell’s soup labels collection;
  • Tuesday, Oct. 2–Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP) meeting, 6:30 pm, multipurpose room;
  • Wednesday, Oct. 3–AFP meeting recap, 8:50 am, multipurpose room;
  • Thursday, Oct. 4–Everyone A Reader training, 9 am-noon, multipurpose room;
  • Thursday, Oct. 11–Family Science Night for 5th graders, 6 pm, multipurpose room;
  • Friday, Oct. 19–Fall Family Festival, 6-9:30 pm, EBS;
  • Thursday, Oct. 25–Family Science Night for 4th graders, 6 pm, multipurpose room; and,
  • Monday, Oct. 29-Friday, Nov. 9–EBS Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Tina Doshi

Other Schools

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School

[www.stggcs.org]

Wild West Fall Festival

On Saturday, Oct. 6, the parish community of St. Gregory the Great will host a Fall Festival from 11:30 am to 9 pm. The festival will be held on the St. Gregory the Great Catholic School grounds at 15315 Stonebridge Parkway. There will be fun activities for kids of all ages including a dunk tank, pony rides, carnival booths, a pumpkin patch, and much more. Throughout the day there will be plenty of hot dogs, hamburgers, cotton candy, and sno-cones for everyone. For the adults there will be a beer garden.

At 5:15 pm we will celebrate Mass outdoors. This Mass will replace our usual 5 pm Saturday Mass at the church. After Mass there will be a dinner catered by Kaminsky’s, and at 6:30 pm there will be an evening concert featuring the band Rock of Ages. Proceeds from this event benefit St. Gregory the Great Catholic School and Church.

This is a day you won’t want to miss. Admission is free, so meet your neighbors and enjoy a fun-filled Saturday with family and friends. For more information, please visit at [www.stgg.org].

Becky Forrest