Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)

[www.srhsfalcons.org]

Principal’s Message

Our students and staff will soon return from spring break and will begin the final weeks of preparation for the yearly California Standards Tests (CSTs). Students in grades 9–11 will take comprehensive exams in English, science, social studies, and mathematics. The results of these exams will give us an indication of how well our students have mastered the course of study. Testing begins Wednesday, Apr. 17, and ends Tuesday, May 14.

Along with this battery of tests, we will administer the Advanced Placement (AP) exams from Monday, May 6, through Wednesday, May 15. The next few months are crucial for students and the school as we maintain our Distinguished School honor. Stay focused—we’d like to remain number one in the district! Students are encouraged to eat a healthy breakfast, stay well rested, and do their best on their exams. Due to tighter security measures, cell phone use is prohibited in the classroom.

Our “brag” section this month is overflowing, as our students continue to “shine” in their extracurricular activities! Here is just a sample. Congratulations to:

  • The Air Force JROTC Academic Team who will travel to Washington, D.C., in June for the third year in a row to compete against other JROTC academic teams. Our team placed among the top 16 of 261 high school international teams. Thank you to Col. Hogan and MSgt. Toledo for their support.
  • The SRHS Science Olympiad for their fifth place finish at the regional competition. The four teams that represented SRHS earned a prestigious place at the state competition on Saturday, Apr. 6. Good luck!
  • Jake Todd, Annee Nguyen, Wenhao Liao, Michael Do, and Alwin Hui, who won second place in the varsity division at the regional National Ocean Science Bowl (NOSB), losing only by a few points in the final match. Also, Edwin Do, Tyler Le, Kenny Xu, and William Hang came in third in JV. We are extremely proud of these students and send thanks to Mrs. Fowler, the Science Olympiad and NOSB coach.
  • The SRHS Japanese program and an outstanding performance at the Japanese and Academic Proficiency competition. The second-year team of Anita Ito, Alice Kim, and Yvette Tan placed first overall, and the fourth-year team of John Berba and Desiree Viola placed third. Great work! Omedetou Gozaimasu! Mr. Blackwelder advised the team.
  • The nine members who placed top 10 in their events at the Southern Section Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition! They performed extremely well for their first year in the competition. Mrs. Wilson is the club advisor.
  • Our student inventors who won first place in the PLTW Chevron Inventor Challenge! Grant Ingamells, Matthew McCallum, and Andrew Cashen each won an iPad and advanced to the state finals in May. Mrs. Sponsler is the advisor.
  • Junior Tyler Ly who was one of 18 students chosen to represent San Diego County at the Freedoms Foundation Youth Leadership Conference in Valley Forge. In addition to time in Pennsylvania, student reps will travel to Washington, D.C., to learn about the nature of America’s history, democratic ideals, and the free enterprise system.
  • Sophomore Vilan Nguyen. Her essay for the Friends of the Library contest won the Mira Mesa branch competition. She is now in the citywide contest. Way to go, Vilan! Mrs. Weber is her English teacher.
  • Senior Alisha Jackson and freshman Meia Cuyjet who were chosen by the MCAS Miramar Youth and Teen Center to attend the 2013 National Keystone Conference in Atlanta, GA. One-thousand six-hundred Keystoners and their advisors from Boys and Girls Clubs across the country will discuss issues facing teens. This is an opportunity for them to enhance their leadership skills and personal development.
  • William Feather who received the President’s Volunteer Service Award through an application to the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. He continues to spend significant amounts of time serving his community and his country. Bill is an incredible young man!
  • Our Women’s Water Polo team and Women’s Basketball team along with Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams—both made it into the playoffs, with the Boy’s Soccer team losing in the semifinals to Valhalla.

Our spring sports are just kicking off. With the dedication of our student/athletes, parents, and our commitment of coaches we hope to have an outstanding spring season. Please come support our athletics. In addition, our baseball team will play at Petco Park on Saturday, Apr. 20, at 4 pm. Hope you can come out to cheer them on!

Our counseling department is busy coordinating three special programs that will educate students, parents, and staff on cyber-bullying, tolerance, and suicide prevention. Handled properly and swiftly, these topics do not become serious issues for students. Our counselors and vice principals are being pro-active to these causes.

I want to express my continued gratitude to all our students, coaches, faculty/staff, and parents who dedicate their time and commitment to our extracurricular programs. Because of these individuals, our students get the opportunity to make a connection to our school and the chance to develop important life-long skills such as teamwork, commitment, dealing with uncertainty, asking questions, and learning the importance of sustained effort.

Lastly, I want to express my deepest thanks to our Foundation Board and all who volunteer. This group of parents works tirelessly to find money to help support our school. Without our dedicated community, we could not maintain our distinguished reputation.

April Calendar

  • Monday, Apr. 8—Back to school after spring break;
  • Tuesday, Apr. 16—Minimum day, classes end at 11:30 am;
  • Monday, Apr. 15—Tuesday, May 14—CST/STAR and AP testing window;
  • Friday, Apr. 19, and Saturday, Apr. 20—The Crucible, 6 pm; and,
  • Saturday, Apr. 27—E-waste Recycling, 9 am–4 pm, SRHS.

Please refer to [www.srhsfalcons.org] for upcoming events, announcements, and school information. Go Falcons!

Ann Menna, SRHS Principal

SRHS Senior Class Grad Nite

The SRHS senior class Grad Nite is on Tuesday, June 11, from 10 pm to 5 am at Party Pals in Sorrento Valley. Party Pals is a very popular San Diego destination for senior grad nights. Other schools such as La Costa Canyon, Cathedral, Rancho Bernardo, and others hold their grad nights there—on different nights, of course!

Grad Nite is sponsored by the SRHS Foundation and is a voluntary activity for the senior class. The cost is $165. For more details, please see the Grad Nite website at [www.srhsgradnite.org].

SRHS Legacy Pavers

Your legacy at SRHS can live on long after you are gone with a Legacy Paver. It is a small brick that is installed around the courtyard in the quad area. A paver consists of three lines, 12 spaces each line. A typical paver might have the student’s first name, last name, and year of graduation. The pavers are $100 each. For more information, please visit [www.srhsgradnite.org].

Marshall Middle School

From Our Principal

Dear Scripps Ranch Families and Community Members,

I hope you are enjoying a restful spring break with family and friends. At the end of April we will administer the California Standards Tests (CST) to our students. As we administer these tests, it is important to support our students by:

  • Ensuring they get plenty of rest;
  • Limiting the amount of television;
  • Providing a good breakfast; and,
  • Ensuring they get to school on time.

We want to make sure our students are “stress-free” for the tests. With your continued support for your student, we will be able to ensure your student’s success!

In order to support our incoming 6th grade families, we will hold parent tours on Thursday, Apr. 18, and Thursday, May 16, from 3 to 4 pm. We begin in the multipurpose room and then take a tour of the campus. New MMS parents and students are welcome to attend.

On Thursday, Apr. 25, at 6 pm in the MMS library, Marshall will host a World Café to discuss the book Artificial Immaturity by Tim Elmore. The World Café is open to all parents and community members who want to brainstorm strategies and techniques to support our students to become thoughtful, purposeful 21st century citizens in our global society.

On Thursday, May 2, in the evening, our art department will hold an art showcase in the MMS multipurpose room. This event is open to the public so you may be introduced to our budding artists! I encourage you to visit our website to view our calendar of events. Thank you for your continued support for our Scripps Ranch schools. Sincerely,

Michelle Irwin, MMS Principal

April Calendar

  • Monday, Apr. 8—Back to school after spring break;
  • Friday, Apr. 26—Minimum day, students dismissed at 12:16 pm;
  • Tuesday, Apr. 30–Wednesday, May 1—STAR English test, grades 6–8;
  • Thursday, May 9, and Friday, May 10—STAR math test, grades 6–8.

MMS Parent-Paid Bus Program

Information about next year’s MMS Parent-Paid Bus Program will be on the MMS website at [www.marshallmiddle.org] in April. Registration takes place starting in May, and a parent information meeting will be held in May prior to the start of registration. Please keep checking the school’s website for updates.

Grease–The Musical

The theater department is producing the school version of Grease. It was cast through open auditions and features Marshall and Scripps Ranch High students.

Performances will be held from Tuesday, Apr. 16, through Friday, Apr. 19, at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available at the MMS financial office for $5 and will be sold at the door. Come see this incredible version of Grease! For questions, please email Mr. Russell at [[email protected]].

Choir News

The MMS Chamber Choir was featured in the District Honor Choir performance at Point Loma Nazarene University in March. They were outstanding and brought down the house! The Chamber Choir was selected to participate in a clinic on Thursday, Apr. 18, with Dr. Charlene Archibeque, the former American Choral Director Association national president and the acting director of choral activities at San Jose State University. This is a huge honor for the students and the only middle school group attending this event.

The Marshall Intermediate, Advanced, and Chamber choirs will participate in the California Music Educators Association Festival at Wangenheim Middle School on Thursday, Apr. 11. The kids will be adjudicated and rated on their performance.

PE Sportsmanship Awards

The physical education department has recognized one student in each of their classes who exemplifies the qualities of true sportsmanship—great attitudes, effort, and a willingness to be a part of the team. The award winners are:

  • Mr. Calvin Baylon: Sydney Villalobos, period 4; and, Grant Jung, period 5;
  • Mr. Brad Bishop: Matt Meyer, period 1, Eunice Lai, period 2; Mackenzie Martinez, period 3; Corey Gao, period 4; and, Samantha Talashek, period 5;
  • Mrs. Carrie Carambas: Nick Salman, period 1; Samantha Simonson, period 2; Jack Townsend, period 4; Alison Kasper, period 5; and, Varun Bhajekar, period 6;
  • Mrs. Sharon Carter: Andrew Daniels, period 1; Jonathan Luo, period 3; Mackenzie Childs, period 4; Clark Taylor, period 5; and, Eunice Yi, period 6;
  • Mr. David Gray: Ali Collins, period 1; Lauren Lloyd, period 2; Megan Hill, period 3; Jack Bey, period 4; and, Eric Jang, period 6;
  • Mr. Dave Hodapp: Alex Heller, period 2; Josh Hampshire, period 3; Garrett Robinson, period 4; Flynn Steele, period 5; and, Kim Dinh, period 6;
  • Mrs. Carol Lee: Colton Olney, period 1; Marissa Barnes, period 2; Sydney Tawfik, period 3; Daniel Cox, period 5; and, Daniel Woods, period 6; and,
  • Mrs. Janel McCarthy: Juliana Lane, period 1; Samantha Johnston, period 2; Victoria Debolt, period 3; Kacey Roche, period 5; and, Emily Tran, period 6.

Progress Reports

The second six-week progress report period of the second semester ends on Friday, Apr. 26. Progress reports will be distributed on Friday, May 3.

Summer School

We have received tentative information regarding summer school. What we know is:

  1. Summer school for 8th graders in general education who are at risk of retention is expected, but, as of press time, was awaiting approval by the Board of Education in late- March. Changes expected to the summer school eligibility criteria:
  • 8th graders who receive “Fs” in English and math only are eligible.
  • At the end of summer school, students who still have Fs in English and math and who score “Below Basic” or “Far Below Basic” on their April CST will be retained.
  • Anticipated dates are Monday, July 1, through Friday, July 26.
  • Host sites will be Mira Mesa, Henry, Hoover (Monday, July 22– Friday, Aug. 16), Lincoln, Madison, and San Diego high schools.
  • Students are expected to attend the high school closest to their home.
  • We will send applications home to eligible students as soon as that information is available.
  • Transportation will not be provided.
  1. Extended School Year services for students in special education who have “Extended School Year” (ESY) checked on their Indi- vidualized Education Program (IEP) is expected but is also await- ing approval by the board.
  • If ESY summer school is approved, transportation only will be provided if a student will go to a school other than their school of attendance and only to the site closest to home.
  • Dates and sites are same as above.
  • Special education case managers will contact parents as soon as more information is available.

More details regarding ESY will be made available to parents when we receive it. Some information may become available via the special education department’s website at [www.sandi.net/page/1980].

Attention 8th Graders!

Don’t miss the chance to celebrate your graduation from Marshall Middle School. Get your tickets to the Marshall Maui Madness 8th Grade Promotion Party at Party Pals. It will be on Friday, June 7, from 5:15 to 9:30 pm. The cost is only $45 and includes snacks and drinks, DJ and dancing, unlimited video games, and bus transportation to and from the venue.

Tickets will be sold at lunch on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays from Apr. 22, through May 17. After Friday, May 10, the cost increases to $50. Look for a permission slip and more information soon.

Dingeman Elementary

[www.dingeman.net]

Greetings from our Principal

Dear Dingeman Families and Community: Spring has sprung and our students have been working hard this month! We look forward to the CST statewide assessments. Our students in grades 2–5 will be tested in English Language Arts, math, and all 5th graders in science from Tuesday, Apr. 23, through Thursday, May 2. Please make sure your child comes to school every day well rested and well fed.

Please join us for a special Earth Day Kickoff on Monday, Apr. 22, at 9:05 am on the white top. We will have schoolwide celebrations and activities throughout the day. I’d like to thank our 3rd grade teacher Mrs. Sara Church and her Team Green for leading this event! We will have many community partners including I Love a Clean San Diego, the San Diego Zoo, Urban Corps, PEAK Science, and master gardeners. The children will see aquaponic and composting demonstrations, and we will release butterflies and ladybugs for our grand finale! If you’d like to get involved, email [[email protected]].

I’d like to thank our Family Faculty Connection (FCC), School Site Council (SSC), and staff for being so collaborative during our budget building process. It’s wonderful to be so aligned with our priorities and putting our students first!

In Partnership for Excellence, Kimie Lochtefeld, Dingeman Principal

Volunteer Spotlight

Nicole Kelly, Mother/Son Night: Every year the boys on our Dingeman campus look forward to that special night out with their moms—Mother/Son Bowling Night! For the past three years Nicole Kelley, one of our fabulous moms, has chaired this popular event. Nicole has two boys at Dingeman, one in kindergarten and the other in 3rd grade, and despite being a full-time working parent she gladly gives of what little extra time she has to make this event a fun experience for everyone.

Nicole knows how much our students love bowling but is constantly looking for ways to add to the fun atmosphere. This year she introduced a photo station where boys could have their picture taken with their moms and friends. The boys had a blast using the funny props of moustaches and glasses, and the moms were thankful for the chance to capture the special evening with their sons. Thank you, Nicole, for your dedication to Dingeman!

Nancy Emtage

The Sound of Music!

Congratulations to the following Dingeman students who were selected for the 2013 San Diego Unified Elementary District Honor Choir: Kenneth Baek, Kyle Baek, Oishi Bhattacharya, Steven Coladonato, Eva Fadul, Krista Hobbib, Lauren Kogelman, Derek Phan, Lucie Roche, Morgan Stumm, and Sophia Williams. These talented students are also members of Dingeman’s Honor Choir, directed by Mr. Garner F. Saguil.

One hundred children, grades 4–6, from around the district comprised the Elementary District Honor Choir. Mr. Kirk Valles, choir director at Hawthorne and Holmes elementary schools, is the choir’s musical director and conductor, along with Dr. Linda Lungren, choir director at EBS, serving as the ensemble’s accompanist and guest conductor.

The Elementary District Honor Choir Concert was held in early March at Point Loma Nazarene University. We are proud of our many talented and dedicated students at Dingeman and throughout the district.

Mary Hobbib

Jerabek Elementary

www.jerabekelementary.com

Principal’s Message

Jerebekians are extremely proud of Sarah Watkins, who at the time of this writing, has been named as a finalist for the district’s 2013 Teacher of The Year award! Ms. Watkins has students, parents, colleagues, and community cheering her on!

As a year-round school, Jerabek students will be on break for most of April, returning on Monday, Apr. 29. We are excited to have our Family Faculty Organization (FFO) putting together our second session of vacation camps during the week of Monday–Friday, Apr. 22–26. Participating students can choose from drama, Mad Science—primary and upper grades—Legos, cheer, and flag football. As always, Klassic Kids is open.

In March teachers kicked off their Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) . We are excited about the new structure for professional development that will provide the organization for the implementation of Common Core State Standards.

Also in March we received our budget workbooks for the next school year. Jerabek is extremely grateful to the FFO and all parents. We recognize it is only through their support that we are able to maintain the high quality school program for our students, and that it is only through a tight partnership that we will continue to have high levels of student success. It is an honor to work in this partnership.

As we plan for our transition into the 2013–2014 school year, we will talk about strategies to complement our Jerabek revitalization. In addition to our School Site Council/Site Governance Team and our FFO meetings, we now have monthly parent forums to share and hear parent input. In March we discussed the wheel structure for instruction, including Spanish in upper grades. This is only being discussed. I thank you all again for your partnership in our shared responsibility of growing happy, healthy scholars at Jerabek.

Diana Grijalva, Interim Principal

Great Grades

The Envelope, Please…The secret’s out! The San Diego Unified School District has recognized our Ms. Sarah Watkins (below) as a finalist for Teacher of the Year. Sarah has been with Jerabek since 1992, beginning as an aide, working her way through her teaching degree, and eventually teaching almost every grade at our school. She is now in her third year of transforming 5th graders to prepare for middle school. “There is something magical about that moment when a student finally ‘gets it,’” exclaims Sarah. “[They teach me] the importance of determination. Every student who succeeds does so because of their determination.”

Sarah continues to credit her classes for her success. “Our students are honestly some of the most fabulous human beings on the face of this earth. No joke!,” she says with a hearty laugh. “When I am in my classroom sharing those magical hours with my students, I am reminded, through their hugs and sweet smiles, that life is good.” Congratulations, Ms. Watkins!

March (Reading) Madness…

Shea Fitzgerald (above) literally loves to read. This bright-eyed 2nd grader read 2,144 book chapters during the last five months, earning him a special certificate and coveted tickets to an Aztec basketball game in February. “I love basketball and have never been to a college game before,” admits Shea. “The players looked taller than on TV.”

The program* has been a part of the class curriculum for 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Lisa Bologna for a few years now. “When you combine friendly competition with the love of reading, you’re always guaranteed a win,” smiles Mrs. Bologna. “Reading is fun. You can learn a lot,” agrees Shea. Although Shea loves to read about sports, his all-time favorite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Ugly Truth.

He looks forward to many more fun adventures in the pages of a book, thanks to the encouragement of his favorite teacher, as well. “Ms. Bologna is super nice. On Dr. Seuss day, we get to wear our pajamas to school, bring a sleeping bag or blanket, and read all day long. So far it’s my favorite day of 2nd grade.”

*The “hoop”tastic prize is part of the SDSU Read with the Aztecs program, sponsored by Wells Fargo.

A Wild Prize for Going Green

Congratulations to our Green Team for winning the Polar Bear Recycling Contest! Jerabek’s Green Team listed all of the great projects it is doing to help reduce our community’s environmental “footprint.” Their work and dedication to help with lunch/snack recycling, increase earth-friendly awareness through posters and skits, and other ground-breaking efforts continues to be recognized.

The grand prize is a schoolwide assembly later this year. But the San Diego’s Zoo Green Team paid a visit to a meeting where team members made a new friend in Icana, a prehensile-tailed porcupine.

Miramar Ranch Elementary

[www.miramarranch.org]

From Our FFA President

It’s April! As you are scrambling to get your taxes done, Tamrin Gorham and JoAnne Bernabe are getting ready for our annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser. Thanks, ladies, for planning this event that is so much fun for the kids! Come enjoy running, walking, or volunteering while your child jogs toward his or her goal!

There are so many volunteers to thank for their dedication to making our school great for our children. Heather McClelland has done a fabulous job signing up families for the eScrip program. It raises lots of money for MRE and you don’t have to do anything except shop at Vons!

Remember all those box tops you saved? Thanks to Brian and Charmaine Smith for counting all of them for our school…about 20,000!

I don’t know about you, but I refer to my school directory daily. Not only did Jamie Rounds do a fabulous job in securing advertising for our directory but she also created it from start to finish.

As the end of the school year approaches we want to start filling our volunteer positions for next school year. If you are interested, we welcome your participation…we have something for everyone! Please feel free to contact me at [[email protected]]. Thanks for your time.

Tracy Jewell, FFA President

Father/Daughter Dance

The MRE Father/Daughter Dance—Peace, Love and Disco theme—was held at a new venue this year, the DoubleTree Golf Resort in Carmel Mountain. The new venue allowed more guests to attend. About 400 people boogied the night away!

I want to give a huge thank you to my team of Disco Gals: Aimy McRae, Connie Simonsen, Debbie Kutyla, Johanna Cunningham, Kathy Askins, Katherine Huynh, Lisa Mountain, Louise Barker, Michele Friedl, My-Tien Sadler, Nam-Anh Ho, and Zilcele Eiler…plus to Charmaine Smith for her fabulous cupcakes.

I appreciate the many hours you spent preparing and helping things run smoothly the night of the dance. The signs of your success I see in all of the photos from the night—so many happy, laughing faces.

This dance could not have happened without your combined efforts. Thank you for helping create so many wonderful memories for our girls and dads!

Jillian Frisbie

And a big note of appreciation goes to Jillian for putting so much time, effort, and creativity into this special night.

Student Council Corner

In January at MRE we had a brand new spirit day. Mustache Day! The students had fun wearing their own fake mustaches. Even our MRE Hawk wore a mustache. In February we sold chocolate roses for a fundraiser. Also, we had a Twin Day. Most of the Student Council members wore their T-shirts, so we were all twins. So far, we have had a fun year at MRE.

Cole Gorham, Student Council President

April at Miramar Ranch

  • Monday, Apr. 8—School resumes;
  • Tuesday, Apr. 9, and Wednesday, Apr. 10—Jog-A-Thon;
  • Tuesday, Apr. 16—Minimum day, teacher collaborative meeting; and,
  • Thursday, Apr. 18—Kindergarten registration, 8–11 am.

Ellen Browning Scripps

Elementary

[www.sandi.net/ellenbrowningscripps/]

Family Science Night

Family Science Night has concluded for the year. Thank you to the volunteers who gave their time to help with this program. Special thanks to the coordinators: Martine Wehrens, Rashmi Bindiganavile, Mousumi Piu, and Seema Moorjani. We’ll be back next year for more fun evenings!

EBS Students and Families are Amazingly Generous!

The incredible amount of $2359.56 was donated to the Kids Against Hunger project from the beginning of the year through the 100th day of school. It’s all part of EBS’s Character Education program! Twenty-one classes reached the $50 goal and 11 classes reached the $100 goal.

That money will provide 9,438 meals for hungry children in conjunction with EBS’s charity partner, Friends and Family Community Connection (FFCC). We should feel so good about our accomplishment. Last year $1,431 was donated, so its an increase of more than $900.

Thank you for your generosity and compassion! With gratitude,

EBS Character Education Team/FFCC

EBS Has Talent

The EBS Idol talent show takes place in the multipurpose room on Friday, Apr. 26. A dazzling array of talented singers, dancers, musicians, magicians, and others will take the stage. Don’t miss the grand finale!

Monika Wimmer

Innovations Academy

[http://innovationsacademy.org]

Remembering Our Mission

Innovations Academy is a place where we powerfully create our lives through self-expression, compassionate connection, and purposeful learning. Our team is strong and our students are critical thinkers. They succeed not because they are being rewarded by stickers and points but because they know to do the right thing whether anyone is looking or not.

As Einstein said, “If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” Check our classroom blogs on our website for information about each class.

Our Parents

A big thanks to our Parent Association, headed by Debbie Kutyla, for the amazing work they have done this year. Debbie and her team put on the Innovations Second Annual Family Dance with the theme of Peace, Love and Disco. A good time was had by all. It is inspiring to have a Parent Association that works and plays together while supporting the school.

Chabad Hebrew Academy

[www.chasd.org]

Hogwarts Houses In SR?

When Harry Potter arrived at Hogwarts School he was welcomed into one of four “houses.” The premise behind this indoctrination was to establish camaraderie, support, and a sense of community—not just among incoming students but “vertically” across grade levels. This provided incoming students with a sense of inclusion, membership, and a surrogate family.

Harry Potter and Hogwarts may be fictional, but the vertical inclusion concept is alive and well at Chabad Hebrew Academy (CHA). “CHA’s Gesher (bridge) program bridges students from across grades not into houses but into “Shvatim” or tribes,” notes Rabbi Josef Fradkin.

When an incoming student enters CHA, they immediately become a member of one of the 12 tribes. Two faculty members advise each tribe and guide activities focusing on values and leadership.

Instead of trying to catch the Hogwarts Express that departs at 11 am from Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross Station in London, you can reach CHA in Scripps Ranch.

St. Gregory the Great Catholic School

[www.stggcs.org]

Happy Easter!

Students begin April with Easter vacation. March was full of exciting learning adventures, which included Gold Rush Day in 4th grade; Colonial Day in 5th grade; and Career Week in kindergarten. April brings much excitement for our 2nd graders as they prepare for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion. Seventh grade is working on writing and producing a documentary of Mary, which will be entered into the IVIE Film Competition.

Come fly with us! The St. Gregory the Great Catholic community’s annual gala takes place at the San Diego Air and Space Museum on Saturday, Apr. 27, from 5 to 11 pm. Highlights include private museum tours, dancing, an opportunity drawing, live and silent auctions, and plenty of food stations. Tickets are $100 per guest, which includes admission to the museum and parking. All proceeds benefit the St. Gregory the Great Parish Development Fund. Call 397-1290 to reserve your ticket, and visit [www.stggcs.org].