Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)

Grad Night 2001

Graduation day is just around the corner, and Grad Night 2001 is well on its way to becoming the most memorable party of the new millenium! Parent volunteers are needed to work on projects ranging from games to construction, so contact Anna Gruhl at [anna.gruhl] if you would like to help make this year’s Grad Night a memorable, safe, and fun experience for our seniors. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 7 pm in the SRHS faculty lounge.

A Big Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Class of 2001 extends its sincere appreciation to the many sponsors who have donated money, food, and prizes to support Grad Night! Your help allows us to make this night one of the most exciting and memorable of all, and supports our community and graduating seniors. Many thanks to:

Corporate Contributions

  • Andrew Allen and Denise DiMon;
  • Dr. and Mrs. H. I. Ansoff;
  • Children’s Primary Care;
  • Country Store and Bakery;
  • Gordon H. Dixon, D.D.S.;
  • R.A. Giglio, D.D.S.;
  • Joseph B. Gordon, D.D.S.;
  • Hester & Company;
  • Jerome’s Furniture;
  • Lifetime Animal Care Center;
  • Mission Janitorial Supplies;
  • Mossberg and Associates Physical Therapy;
  • James A. Muir, D.D.S.;
  • Vivian Ong-Szeto, D.D.S. M.S.;
  • REMAX United Realtors, Fred Christiansen;
  • REMAX United Realtors, Larry McGee;
  • Scripps Center/Oral and Facial Surgery, Drs. Chang & Cutri;
  • Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group;
  • Sidney L. Specter, D.D.S.;
  • Teshima Design Group;
  • Scripps Copy and Mail Stop;
  • Jack Wasserman, M.D.;
  • William E. Gable, D.D.S.; and
  • Colonel and Mrs. Robert Dingeman.

Food Contributions

  • In-N-Out Burgers;
  • Rubios;
  • TGI Fridays;
  • Quizno’s Subs; and
  • Fins Mexican Eatery.


  • Ben and Jerry’s;
  • Original Pancake House;
  • San Diego Padres;
  • Hornblower Cruises; and
  • Birch Aquarium.

Memory Room and Entrance

This year, as in past Grad Nights, we will be decorating the entrance to Grad Night festivities with pictures of your graduates. We also will have a special memory room loaded with pictures. Don’t miss out! Make sure your son or daughter has a personal message from you with pictures from their school years. The more pictures, the better.

For our Grad Night memory room, please pull out those old albums and gather the recent and not so recent photos of your grad with his senior friends. Copy Club on Scripps Poway Parkway, Suite B, located in the new Vons shopping center, has kindly agreed to copy grad photos at a discount of 20% until June 2001. Copy Club will do enlargements as well, so blow them up. No limit on the number of pictures you can submit. For any questions, contact Sheri Ferreira at 271-1663.

Marshall Middle School

April Events

  • Monday, April 2: Read-In at 8:30 am in the media center;
  • Wednesday, April 4: School Site Council/Governance meeting at 6:30 pm in the lounge;
  • April 9-13: Spring Break;
  • Wednesday, April 18: Spring open house and creative arts program;
  • Wednesday, April 18: PTSA meeting at 3 pm in the lounge;
  • Thursday, April 19: Padre game sponsored by the PE department from 12 noon to 6 pm;
  • Friday, April 20: Tall Flag competition in Huntington Beach at 2 pm;
  • April 23-May 11: SAT 9 testing window; and
  • Tuesday, April 24: East Coast parent meeting at 6:30 pm, Wangenheim Middle School auditorium.

School News

The recent tragedy at Santana High School has once again caused the staff at Marshall to focus on school safety, student behavior, and our school environment. We have reviewed our emergency response plans and have spent time discussing with students their role in helping Marshall remain a safe, threat-free school. We are working hard to eliminate bullying and intimidating behavior that often precipitates a negative reaction from those who are targeted. We continue to maintain an atmosphere of trust and are fortunate to have many students who alert us to potential problems. Lessons presented through advisory classes will focus on this issue as well as the issue of including rather than excluding students in social groups.

Students throughout the state of California will participate in the state Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program which includes the administration of the Stanford Achievement Test, Ninth Edition (SAT 9) during the weeks of April 23 through May 11, for students on a traditional calendar. We will send home a letter that indicates the exact testing dates for Marshall students sometime in mid-April.

Teachers are working with their students on test-taking strategies to prepare them to perform to the best of their ability on this assessment. As you are well aware, data gathered from the SAT 9 standardized test might determine a student’s placement in mathematics and reading courses for the next school year. In addition, the Academic Performance Indicator (API) is based on the results of the SAT 9. It is important that our students are well prepared for this assessment.

Counseling News

The Marshall counselors, along with the nurse and administrators, want to share some very timely and important information with our parents in the community. As we all know, cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drug use among some teenagers is an unfortunate fact in our society. Certain parents accept this situation theoretically, but are quite sure that “their” child is not involved.

Over the past three years at Marshall, we have been fortunate in that there have not been many reported incidents involving our students’ use of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs. Although the numbers are still low, reported incidents have increased this year. We also are aware that once our students enter high school, the number of reported incidents dramatically increases. We are aware of numerous incidents of illegal alcohol and drug use, as well as sales, in high school.

For these reasons, we have decided to inform parents of all rumors, in addition to facts, which we receive with regard to our students’ use of illegal substances. We will call home and make parents aware of things we hear, and allow the parents to act or not act on this information, as they see fit. It is important to let your children know that in addition to continuing to notify parents of factual information, the school will be informing parents of rumored information as well. Hopefully, that will cause some students to think about the possible consequences of their choices before they act.

We also would like to make parents aware of a district-sponsored drug intervention program called SIP, or the Student Intervention Program. SIP is an early intervention program for students. It focuses on students who have suffered the consequences related to the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, but also includes students who are concerned about their current or potential drug use.

The goal of SIP is to increase students’ self-awareness about the amount of use and the effects that chemicals may have on their lives. SIP offers groups and short classes in which students will learn: 1) How drug use affects others; 2) The relationship of casual use to addiction; 3) The special risks young teens have for addiction; and 4) Resources in the community that can help them.

Students can self-refer, parents can refer, and friends can refer friends if they are concerned about a peer’s alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use. All contacts will be addressed in a confidential manner. If you are interested in the SIP program, contact your school counselor, nurse, or call Florence Alabanza, Health Services Outreach Assistant, directly at 627-7270, extension 1165.

Finally, on Thursday, April 19, from 7 to 9 pm, Marshall Middle School will be sponsoring a presentation by Fred Becker, one of our school district’s Life Skills teachers who specializes in drug awareness, prevention, and intervention. This will be held at the Scripps Ranch High School Theater. Both Scripps Ranch High School and Marshall Middle School parents and students are invited to attend this very informative and eye-opening presentation.

Mr. Becker will present information regarding current trends in drug use, and will discuss effective prevention and intervention strategies. He also will show parents examples of commonly used drug paraphernalia that will surprise many in the audience. One of the best prevention strategies that parents can utilize is to become informed about drugs and drug use, and to let their children know that they are informed! Specific information regarding this presentation will be sent home to parents as soon as it is finalized. For additional information, please call Marshall Middle School, at 549-8840, at the beginning of April.

Library/Media Center

Our annual Read-In will be held on Monday, April 2, in celebration of School Library and Media Month and National Library Week. Members of our community will read a selection from their favorite childhood book and discuss how reading has influenced their life. Thanks to everyone who has agreed to participate to make this annual event a success.

The Library Media Club visited Jerabek Elementary School in March to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America. Students visited the library and a number of different classrooms to read their favorite stories. Participants included Jenna Adsit, Frances Ianonne, Christine Johnson, Kelsey Jones, Dane Lighthart, Steven Markano, Ryan Mulvey, and Maya Zapata. They really enjoyed sharing their passion for reading with the younger students and telling them about our school. We hope to return again later this year.

Choir and Drama Notes

Marshall’s outstanding chorus and ensemble students will be attending San Diego Opera’s student performance of Aida on Thursday, May 3. The choir also will compete in a Forum festival in Yorba Linda on Friday, May 25, and will then enjoy a fun day at Knott’s Berry Farm. Don’t miss our “Shakespeare on the Green” performance involving drama, choir, and wheel students in late May or early June. Stay tuned for the exact dates.


Yearbook sales have been brisk. A limited number of books are being printed for the 2000-01 school year. It’s not too late to order your copy. Bring $35 to the financial office to reserve your piece of Marshall history. Unfortunately, once they’re gone, they’re gone.


Congratulations to the Tall Flag team for winning three 1st place awards at their first three competitions of the season! Congratulations to the winner of Marshall Middle School’s annual Spelling Bee, Malali Anbari, and runner-up, Maria Mortensen. The final round of words included pirouette, piqued, pugilist, harangue, and aberration. The final word was “annihilate.”

Congratulations to Dhruv Gopinath, winner of Marshall’s annual geography bee. Dhruv will represent Marshall in Sacramento at the State Geography Bee. Dhruv is one of 100 students throughout the whole state who have been selected to compete based on a written test.

Congratulations to Marshall String Orchestra and Beginning Band for receiving a superior rating for their performance in the Wangenheim Middle School Festival held in March. In addition, two flute students from the advanced band received an excellent for their performance in the Solo and Ensemble Festival held at Helix High School also in March.

Congratulations to Marshall teachers Sharon Clause, Sean Wells, and Brian Finley who were selected to present for their colleagues at the California League of Middle Schools conference held in San Diego.

Elementary Schools

EB Scripps

Elementary School

April Events

  • Tuesday, April 17: Principal’s Chat, time and location TBD;
  • Wednesday, April 18: Content Design Team, 6:30 pm, Miramar Ranch Elementary, room 201;
  • Friday, April 20: Parent Book Club, 10 am, Barnes and Noble, Mira Mesa Marketplace; and
  • Friday, April 20: Parent Faculty Organization meeting will be held. Time and location TBD.

From the Principal

Our first school community meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 28, left me feeling very inspired and, from the feedback many of you have given me, provided parents, staff, and students a collective opportunity to see the “big picture” vision of our school “under construction.”

Under construction? Keep a close eye on the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road in April. I am told that the first phase of construction will begin early next month with completion by mid-August. And watch for information on our April groundbreaking ceremony and celebration later this month.

Once again, I draw your attention to the following “Rich Infobites.” I hope you will seize the opportunity to stay connected with E.B. Scripps. Visit our website at []. Please refer to the coming events calendar for an update on student registration, scheduled Principal Chats, Parent Book Studies, and Parent-Faculty Organization meetings. And tell your neighbors and friends about E.B. Scripps Elementary!

I am proud of the work we are accomplishing together, and I am energized by what lies ahead. I look forward to greeting you at the upcoming Principal’s Chat on Tuesday, April 17.

Calendar Year Determined

On March 6, E.B. Scripps adopted the traditional calendar for school year 2001-02. The calendar was adopted based on the following:

1. E.B. Scripps will use Spring Canyon Park for recess activities and physical education. In order to establish a joint-use agreement with the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, E.B. Scripps is required to follow the same calendar as Dingeman Elementary.

2. E.B. Scripps will provide child care service at the Dingeman SAY, San Diego facility. This also requires that both schools be on the same calendar.

Dingeman Elementary School

Dingeman Elementary was selected to display some of its students’ Art Corps art work in March at the Scripps Ranch Information Center. This was quite an honor for our students, and we hope all of you had a chance to go view some very beautiful pieces of art! Our students love Art Corps, and it has become a very important part of their curriculum. All of its successes could not have happened without the dedication and hard work of our program’s coordinators and all of the classroom volunteers. To see even more wonderful works of art, stay tuned for our Art Show coming in May.

Kindergarten pre-registration at Dingeman will be on Wednesday, April 18, from 8 to 10 am in the auditorium. Please make sure that you bring all the following documents to complete your registration:

1. Official birth certificate;

2. Social Security card;

3. Two proofs of residence, which can be any of the following: deed to home; escrow papers; rent receipt for the last month; most recent utility bills (phone, gas, and electric), but please make sure that your name and address is on the bill.

4. Immunization record, signed by the physician. Immunization requirements are as follows:

  • Polio (OPV and/or IPV), 4 doses (3 doses meet the requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday);
  • DTP, 5 doses (4 doses meet the requirement if at least one was given on or after the 4th birthday);
  • MMR, 2 doses (both on or after the 1st birthday); and
  • Hepatitis B, 3 doses; and
  • Chicken Pox.

Please double check with your child’s physician. If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 540-4437.

Don’t miss out on the party of the year at Dingeman! Our annual Spring Carnival is coming up on Friday, May 4, and the Spring Carnival committee has been working hard to make it the best carnival ever. Come for some terrific games and a chance to win fantastic prizes. If you have any items that we can use in our fundraiser raffles and auctions, please contact Teri Greenberg at [[email protected]].

Next year brings many changes to Dingeman. As many of you already know, our school will become a K-6 elementary school for the next few years until the new middle school is built. This is to help accommodate the overcrowding at both the elementary schools and at the current middle school. Administrators, teachers, and parents alike already have begun their work on putting together an outstanding program for our 6th grade students. We are confident that our students will have a wonderful 6th grade experience both academically and socially.

As much as we are happy to have the privilege of working with these students one more year, we are sad to say goodbye to many of our Dingeman families who will be going to E. B. Scripps Elementary next year. We have always appreciated all that these families have done for Dingeman and they always will be a part of the Dingeman family. E.B. Scripps is very lucky to be starting off with a group of enthusiastic students and very active and supportive parents.

Don’t forget that school will not be in session April 9-13 for spring break. We hope that everyone has a fun, restful, and safe vacation!

Jerabek Elementary School

Jerabek Elementary School celebrated literacy by participating in NEA’s Read Across America activities last month. The FFO sponsored a week-long book fair for students and parents. On the evening of March 1, students and families returned to school to hear teachers, the principal, vice principal, and community leaders read and dramatize a variety of stories to approximately 88 guests in 30 different classrooms.

The evening concluded with birthday cake, provided by the FFO, to remember the birthday of author Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Activities included visits by the Cat in the Hat, a flag ceremony with songs and skits to promote reading, and special activities to promote literacy in the classroom.

The orphans at the La Mision orphanage in Mexico received Valentine boxes, lovingly packed by Jerabek families and teachers. Each box contained items specifically packed for the particular orphans. Fifteen Jerabek families (children, parents, and staff) went to La Mision to deliver the boxes. Some of the youngest children were eagerly waiting for us. We set the boxes out and went on a tour. After the tour we visited with the children in the play area. Our Spanish teachers and some of their students were able to converse in Spanish.

Following lunch we presented the boxes and a $225 gift certificate, and were surprised with a beautiful plaque thanking Jerabek for its generosity. It was difficult to leave the warmth of the children, but we headed home with a better understanding of how lucky we are, and realizing that giving to others was really a gift to ourselves.

It takes a lot of volunteers to bring eight dynamic, amazing Art Corps lessons to each of our 47 classrooms! (That’s 376 sessions!) Many of our 100+ volunteers take on the challenge because they want their children to experience all the benefits that art education can offer. But some of our volunteers have a different motivation; some community volunteers do not have children attending Jerabek but are simply fond of kids and have great excitement for art. They are your neighbors who volunteer a few hours each month to attend hands-on-training classes and then become a classroom art teacher wherever they are needed. They are special people who help our kids each month as they discover their own artistic talents and demonstrate the beauty of the world in their artwork.

Jerabek’s Art Corps team would like to thank all of our volunteers who donate their time to the benefit of our children. Thank You! If you’d like to join a great team, contact Shana Smith at 566-8284. We’d love to have you. Stay tuned for news of the Jerabek Art Show, a day and night community sharing and celebration, taking place May 31. Come and be a part of something grand!

Teacher Appreciation Days are May 10-11. This is a schedule change in order to coincide with the National Teacher Appreciation Week. Room parents will fill in the details after Spring Break.

Field days will be Tuesday and Wednesday, May 15-16. This will be a fundraiser as in past years with some slight changes to make it extra fun. The events have been cut from seven to three or four, so that students will be able to participate in all the events during their time on the field. Please check backpacks for flyers after Spring Break. Anyone interested in helping plan Field Days, please contact Jan Liebman at 549-0905.

The Running Club is going swimmingly! Almost 800 students, parents, and teachers are committed to running or walking on a regular basis. Between 8:45 and 9:00 am we make laps around the field. Students receive a raffle ticket for each lap and turn them in to calculate distance; four laps equals one mile. It will be fun to see how far each class and the school has travelled.

The FFO President position is still available. We have been able to cut back on the number and type of fundraising events. A few annual big fundraisers such as Membership Drive, Robin Wrap, and Book Fair have raised enough money to carry us through the year. In turn the number of hours for the FFO President has been reduced. The position does include running the monthly FFO meetings and coordinating with the four Vice-Presidents and Members-at-Large.

Spring intersession is from March 26 to April 17, 9:05 am to 2:30 pm. School re-opens on Wednesday, April 18. There will be intersession classes for selected students. The six classrooms will support students in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics.

Miramar Ranch Elementary School (MRE)

They run. They shouldn’t but they do. Some run down the stairs with attendance folders flapping, headed for the office drop box. A few run up the ramps, musical instrument cases banging against the walls, speeding to orchestra. Others run–can’t be tardy!–up to the big blue entryway to Miramar Ranch Elementary.

Every morning many run up the blacktop, past the eucalyptus trees, with the key rings on their backpacks jangling madly. Lots of them run each afternoon, scurrying toward the vans and cars that take them to Children’s World, MCAS Miramar, or home. Dozens run during Running Club. All of them run in PE and they really run at recess.

They run because they are human dynamos, full of energy that knows no bounds. They run when they’re late, when they’re early, or even when they’re on time. They run because they want to. They run because they need to. They run because they’re beautiful children and that’s what children are made to do.

Of course there are lots of things to run to at MRE, home of the Hawks. In February, for instance, kids were running to their classrooms, with bags and cans of pennies for the Penny Day Fundraiser. Some 70,2620 pennies ($702.62) were collected to purchase equipment and supplies for the nurse’s office. Thanks to parent Susan Neshat for coordinating this successful event.

Here is a bit of old, but good, news. The December Food Bank Drive netted MRE a Bronze Fork award for collecting 1,204 pounds of food. Some 611 companies and schools participated in the food drive and Miramar Ranch was one of only 39 won that won awards.

Along similar lines, MRE already has earned almost $500 for school supplies by simply having kids bring in General Mills and Betty Crocker boxtops. Also, parents, who take their University Town Center store receipts to the customer service booth there and have them tallied for Miramar Ranch Elementary, will help the school win even more money.

The next fundraiser for the school is the Jog-a-thon, coming May 23-25. The students will be asking for pledges in May so please support Miramar Ranch and sponsor a student runner. Also, sponsors are still needed for this event. If you know of a business that can help, please call the school at 271-8292. Sponsors can provide students with T-shirts and awards. Also, prize donations for a raffle and for student prize incentives are needed.

The newest MRE fundraiser is Schoolpop, Inc. When parents and friends do their on-line shopping through Schoolpop, up to 20 percent of the sales benefit Miramar Ranch at no additional cost to the shopper or the school. Schoolpop, located at [] on the Web, has over 250 member stores such as Amazon, Land’s End, and Webvan to choose from. Parent Jaime Crawford is coordinating this endeavor.

While it wasn’t the beneficiary of a particular fundraiser, the Media Center did come into some money recently. It received $18,000 in Library Grant Act funds to purchase more books and a color laser printer.

The Media Center also now has Mac Manager installed on the system so each child has their own folder to store their work. The 35 iMac computers are working out beautifully and the students are enjoying weekly Internet projects in the Media Center.

In other news around the campus, students in Mr. Christian’s fifth-grade class tied for second place in the HNC Weather Forecast Challenge. Some 25 schools across San Diego County are participating in the elementary group.

It’s spring and that means field trips! In February, Ms. Kijak’s class went to the San Diego Mission and Ms. Shirazi’s 1st grade class toured the Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego. Last month, Ms. Oriente’s and Ms. Cotterell’s classes visited Birch Aquarium, Ms. Latimer’s class went whale watching, and Ms. West and Ms. Hooper took their classes to Spreckles Theater, downtown.

What’s Ahead

April 5: Open House and Kiwanis spaghetti dinner;

April 9-13: Spring vacation;

April 19: 2001-2002 kindergarten and new student registration; and

April 23 – May 11: SAT 9 testing.

Next month we’ll see the Family Barbecue and Art Show on Thursday, May 10, and the Jog-a-thon on May 23- 25.

Finally, we bid a fond farewell to school clerk Roberta Martin, an 18-year MRE veteran, who went to E.B. Scripps Elementary in early March as their school clerk. And we welcome our new school clerk, Sue McKeon, who hails from Mason Elementary School in Mira Mesa, where she was the school clerk for the past six-and-a-half years.

The new vice principal has been appointed: Jennifer Wroblewski. Ms. Wroblewski begins her work at MRE in early April. As you can see, there are always plenty of activities and functions going on at Miramar Ranch Elementary. How can a person do it all?

They run!

Other Schools

United States International University

Friendship Festival — April 28

The 2001 International Friendship Festival will be held on the library lawn at USIU on Saturday, April 28, from 10 am to 6 pm. The theme for this year’s festival is “Join Hands with the World.” The 12th annual event is an opportunity to celebrate, appreciate, and share multicultural traditions through music, dance, food, and arts and crafts from various countries around the world.

The USIU campus will be transformed into a colorful spectacle that will appeal to the entire family. Admission and parking are free! An outdoor stage will showcase live entertainment throughout the day, including international music and dance and an international fashion show comprised of beautiful native costumes from many different countries.

A fun-filled children’s section will feature clowns, a fun jump, activities, and games. Kids also can enjoy llama rides. Students, representing more than 90 countries, play a large role in planning and executing the day’s activities. The public is encouraged to join us for fun in a multicultural atmosphere. For more information, call 635-4673 or visit the website at [].

Global Logistics Courses

USIU is offering its next Global Logistics Specialist program, with support from the Port of San Diego, Sony Technology Center-San Diego, and the regional Sony Logistics Group. Classes will be offered on April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

The Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) program is a professional designation program targeted to a wide range of professionals working in the fields of logistics, shipping, freight handling, and import-export. It prepares professionals to more efficiently plan, implement, and control the flow and storage of goods and services from the point of origin to the point of consumption. To a logistics professional, the GLS designation is similar to the CPA for an accountant.

For a brochure describing the entire list of courses, contact Jack Phadungtin, GLS program director, at 635-4716 or [[email protected]] or, visit USIU’s GLS web page at [].

Chabad Hebrew Academy

Registration for 2001-02

Chabad Hebrew Academy is in the midst of registering children for its 2001-02 school year. Chabad is proud of its many innovative and exciting programs. Students have won many prestigious awards, including the National Geographic Geography Bee, Bar Ilan University’s Jewish Identity Contest, and many others.

Chabad believes that a solid education touches the core of the child and empowers the individual to better the world around him. Rochel Smoller, 2nd grade Judaic teacher, comments, “To teach is to enhance ones own education, and to impart information is but a single component of that education. To properly educate, the teacher must tap the innermost recesses of the mind and heart.”

Chabad also is proud of its state-of-the-art computer lab with Internet capabilities, 5-day-a-week physical education program, and full immersion Hebrew language lab. Openings are available for its pre-school program ages 2-5, as well as grades kindergarten through 8th grade. For more information, please call the school office at 566-1996 or visit its website at [].

Camp Gan Israel

Camp Gan Israel is accepting registration for its summer 2001 program. Camp Gan Israel is an accredited camp by the American Camping Association, meeting standards in programming, staff, aquatics, most importantly, safety.

CGI is part of the largest network of Jewish day camps throughout the world. These camps enjoy a well-earned reputation as a trendsetter with innovative ideas, creative programs, and new activities being introduced continuously. Campers will enjoy a wide range of exciting activities and field trips in a warm and nurturing environment.

Our counselors are known for their personal warmth and their ability to care for each child as an individual. Each counselor is a role model for our children, promising them friendships, which will last forever. The camp dates are June 25-July 13 and July 16-Aug. 3. For more information, please call 566-1996.

Passover Preparations

Chabad Hebrew Academy has many activities scheduled for the holiday of Passover. On Saturday, April 7, there will be a Passover Seder, the traditional festive meal, at 7:30 pm. The Seder will be led by Rabbi Yonah Fradkin, director of Chabad of San Diego, and his family. Relive the Exodus experience through wonderful insights and songs. This will be a meaningful experience for the entire family. Limited space is available.

Hand-made matzoh from Israel also will be available for purchase from the Chabad Hebrew Academy. Matzoh is the traditional bread eaten during the Passover holiday. For Seder reservations or matzoh orders, please call 566-1996.

Many classes are hosting model Seders with parents, grandparents, and friends invited to join in the celebration. The Model Matzoh Bakery will be at the school, giving the students a hands-on opportunity to make their own matzoh, though it is not kosher for Passover!

Older students will be going to visit senior centers and hospitals giving out Shmurah (hand-baked) round matzohs. Chabad’s students always enjoy the holidays in a meaningful and exciting way with exhibitions, festivals, and projects.