Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)

Grad Night, Class of 2000

       It’s almost time for the best party the seniors will ever attend! 2000
Leagues Under the Sea promises to be a fabulous and memorable night of
celebration. On Wednesday, June 14, Grad Night will be the last time all
the seniors will be together. We hope that all of them will come.
Tickets are now on sale every Wednesday during lunch in SRHS’s Falcon
Court. The cost is $45 through Wednesday, May 24, and $50 after that
date. Permission slips, which were mailed to each senior, should be
turned in when the ticket is purchased.
     

        The contest-winning t-shirt designed by classmate Abram Vichidvongsa
will be given out at this time. Abram receives a free ticket to Grad
Night for his outstanding design.

       Plans are underway for the Senior Breakfast which is being held on
Monday, June 12, at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. It’s the perfect
way to start off the graduation week. Seniors will have an opportunity
for yearbook signing and a chance to visit with all of their classmates.
On top of that, they will be served a delicious breakfast. Class
President Allie West will be in charge of leading the festivities. The
cost is only $10. Senior breakfast tickets are on sale every Wednesday
during lunch in Falcon Court.

       The Class of 2000 Grad Night committee needs you! Volunteers interested
in working at Grad Night from 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm (1st shift) or 11 pm
to 2:30 am (2nd shift), please contact Linda Beavers at 566-6725, Lori
Robinson at 578-6090, or Sherri Jeremiah at 566-7816.
We need help with check-in, casino and carnival games, food service, and
the many other things that makes Grad Night special. It will be a fun
night for everyone who volunteers. Volunteers are desperately needed now
for construction and decorating. Workshops will be held weekly, or you
may help in your home. Please contact the committee chairperson for
locations and times:

Decorations: Kim Dillard, 566-9745 or Paula Best, 566-7734; and
Construction: Joe Read, 566-3189.

       We are still in the process of seeking monetary donations as well as
donations of prizes (gift certificates or merchandise), food, and
services. Please contact the following committee chairs to make a
donation:

Prizes: Nikki Butera, 693-0693;
Food: Diana Finkelstein, 566-5906; and
Fundraising: Karen Brassfield, 586-1252.

       Thank you! We express our sincere gratitude to the following individuals
and businesses who already have made generous contributions to Grad
Night 2000. Please support these businesses.

Lifetime Animal Care Center, A.J. and Margaret Hardy;
S. D. Center for Oral and Facial Surgery;
Joanne White, Prudential CA. Realty;
William Gable, D.D.S., Inc.;
Mossberg & Associates Physical Therapy;
Joseph B. Gordon, D.D.S.;
Ralph and Sally Smith;
RE/MAX United;
Coast Income Properties
Sue Braun;
Skip and Ingor Ansoff;
Best Deal Plumbing, Heating, & Air, Inc., Lisa Erbury and Mark Cocalis;
John Grim, D.D.S., Family Dentist;
Steve Tuttle, D.D.S.;
Lazy Boy Gallery, Brian and Chris Comstock;
Hester and Company;
Denise Dimon and Andy Allen;
Michael’s Cookies, Inc.
Epic Surf Shop;
Country Store and Bakery;
In-N-Out Burger;
La Salsa;
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza;
Vons, Scripps Poway Parkway;
Vickie Romero;
Hometown Buffet;
Jan and Jim Arbuckle;
Long’s Drug Store;
Claim Jumper Restaurant;
Ralph’s Grocery;
Daphne’s Aegean Grill;
Fillipi’s Pizza;
Acapulco Restaurant;
Fins;
Subway, Mira Mesa Blvd.;
Souplantation; and
Starbuck’s, Scripps Ranch.

       Rubios in Scripps Ranch is jumping on the bandwagon to help raise money
for Grand Night this year. Eat a great Mexican dinner on Tuesday, May
16, between the hours of 4 and 8 pm, and 25% of your bill will be
donated to the Class of 2000.

       Our next meeting is on Tuesday, May 16, at 7 pm at SRHS in the teachers’
dining room. Please join us in all the fun and excitement of making the
final plans for 2000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Marshall Middle School

May Events
May 1?5: Book fair in the media center;
May 2?4: Geometry and algebra Golden State exams;
Wednesday, May 3: SST/SGT meeting at 6:30 pm in the lounge;
Thursday, May 4: PTSA meeting at 3 pm in the lounge;
Friday, May 5: Progress reports distributed;
Friday, May 5: ASB Arbor Day ceremony;
May 5?13: 8th grade East Coast trip;
Wednesday, May 10: Teacher Appreciation Day;
Friday, May 12: PE field trip to Arco Olympic Training facility;
May 16: 5th graders from Jerabek Elementary School to tour campus;
May 16?18: Spanish Golden State exams;
Wednesday, May 17: 5th graders from Miramar Ranch Elementary School to
tour campus;
Wednesday, May 17: Band, orchestra, and tall flags concert at SRHS
auditorium, 7 pm;
Thursday, May 18: 5th graders from Dingeman Elementary School to tour
campus;
May 23?24: Model UN;
Thursday, May 25: Shakespeare festival at 6 pm; and
Monday, May 29: Memorial Day, so no school.

School News

       April showers bring May flowers. The month of May celebrates the renewal
of nature, flowers, and springtime. The staff and students at Marshall
Middle School are focusing on renewing and improving their already
highly commendable test scores. Teachers labor tirelessly to ensure that
the literacy framework continues to blossom in all classrooms.
We have increased the number of Read Alouds, offered Genre Studies
classes, and increased the number of books in classroom libraries and
the Media Center. We have also encouraged enlightening experiences that
are geared towards teaching students how to tackle more difficult text.
Our goal is to make sure that just as the flowers bloom in May, our
students are afforded the opportunity to shine and excel in their areas
of strength while also improving their skills in areas that need special
attention for improvement. We certainly look forward to obtaining better
test scores then we received last year and continuing to remain as the
top middle school in San Diego City Schools.

       The Curriculum/Creative Arts Fair was a wonderful success. This gave
parents an opportunity to visit classrooms and see displays of student
work. Thank you for coming out and participating in this worthwhile
event.
       Marshall’s first-ever Talent Show was held in April at the Scripps Ranch
High School auditorium. Students shared such talents as playing the
piano and guitar, singing, and dancing. We knew you were talented;
thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.

Washington, D. C. Trip

       It’s almost that time. Many students in the eighth grade are East Coast
bound. They have been busy raising extra funds to offset the expense of
the trip. Chaperones have been busy meeting with students assigned to
their group and making sure they understand the rules and expectations
of the trip. The trip is scheduled for May 15?19. Though they will
arrive home exhausted from the experience, it will be a time to
remember. The week-long tour will provide our students with an
experience that extends far beyond the classroom. An experience that
they can share fond memories of with family and friends in the many
years to come.
       

       A special thanks is extended to all those who organized the trip: the
chaperones who provided guidance for students, Mr. Braun who made all of
the arrangements with the travel agency, and the parents who allowed us
the opportunity to share this wonderful event with their student.
Students Staying After Hours

       Parents we need your support in getting your child picked up when school
ends, unless they are signed into the after school program or with a
teacher in a supervised activity. Students are hanging around the school
grounds sometimes as late as 6 pm, long past the three hours that school
has been dismissed. This is of grave concern, as there is no supervision
provided for students who elect to stay these long hours.

       Parents of students who are here after school and who are not directly
involved in an activity where there is supervision will be notified. We
want our students safe and we want our students to keep in mind that the
school hours are from 7:30 am to 2:10 pm.

Counseling News

       The counseling department would like parents to be aware that if there
is a need for your child to attend summer school, you will notified, or
parents are welcomed to call their child’s counselor for particular
inquires.

Honors and Awards

       Congratulations are extended to Sean Delphy for coming in 3rd in the
California State Geography Bee in Sacramento. Over 2000 schools
throughout California participated and only the top 100 students went on
to the State final.

        In February, Marshall Middle School band students competed in the San
Diego Flute Guild Duet and Ensemble Fest 2000. Bonnie Gordon (6th
grade), Euhana Ossi (6th grade), Stephanie Lewis (7th grade), and Katie
Euphrat (7th grade) received Honorable Mention in the Junior Division,
which consists of grades 7?9. Students had to enter in the division of
the oldest member of their ensemble. This was the first time that these
students had competed; they hope to compete together again soon.
Jessica Lloyd, Erin Gable, Arielle Hansen, and Nathan Fay received a
certificate for participating in the Honor Band. Katie Euphrat (7th
grade) won second place in the grade 6?8 division of the county-wide Law
Week essay contest sponsored by the San Diego County Bar Association and
the Lawyer Referral and Information Service. The theme of the essay was,
“Celebrate Your Freedom in the New Millennium.” Katie will be awarded
her prize at the annual Law Week luncheon on Friday, May 5. This is the
second consecutive year that Katie has won this award.

       Congratulations to the following students for winning the
Brotherhood/Sisterhood essay contest in their respective grade level:
sixth grade, Erin Simer; seventh grade, Greg Adamson; and eighth grade,
Ashley Lakoduk. Each will receive $25 for their excellent work. A
special thanks is extended to Ann McClure and the Cabrillo Federal
Credit Union for serving as scorers.
     

       Congratulations to the Tall Flag Team for receiving their 9th
first-place trophy at their competition at Dana Hills. Keep up the hard
work. You are champions.
       

       Three Marshall Middle School students were honored at the third annual
Study Essay Contest awards ceremony for Scripps Ranch Friends of the
Library. Ashley Martin, Carolynn Choo, and Jeannette Sly received awards
for their outstanding essays. Ashley Martin, a grand prize winner also
will be honored at Sea World and by the Mayor of San Diego.
Congratulations to teacher Louisa Davis for being accepted in the
Fulbright Teacher Exchange program. We are very proud of her. Ms. Davis
and a teacher from Scotland will exchange jobs and responsibilities for
the 2000?2001 school year.
Sandra Pryor, Vice Principal

PTSA News

       At our second annual Curriculum Fair held April 12, our new slate of
officers for next year’s PTSA board was elected. The slate of officers
include:

President, Karin Whiteley;
VP, Programs: Victoria Mazelli;
VP, Fundraising: Lori Horwitz;
Treasurer: Carol Battaglia;
Secretary: Holly Gray;
Historian: Joan Thompson; and
Auditor: Sue Ressmeyer.

       We also extend our thanks and appreciation to the following board
members who are leaving: Kathy Mendenhall, Treasurer; Jan Rasmussen, VP
Programs; Terri Moreau, VP Fundraising; and Jane Petering who shared the
Historian position with Joan Thompson.

       These people have worked countless hours behind the scenes making our
school successful. All of them are dedicated community members, and
we’re sure they will keep active next year either at our school, the
high school, or in the community.

Pat Matthews

 

Miramar Ranch Elementary School (MRE)

       May, the penultimate month of the school year, is in a class by itself.
It’s the month where everything has fallen into place and by the time it
comes around, students, teachers, and parents alike are seriously
assessing what has been accomplished over the previous eight months and,
at the same time, are making plans for what they’ll be doing over the
next three months. So, what has been happening at MRE over the past
days, weeks, and months? Lots.

       In March, Mrs. Weintraub’s third-grade class studied about whales and
completed its whales unit by going whale watching and writing research
papers. Mr. Wilcox’s second/third-grade class went to the San Diego Zoo,
and Mrs. Cotterell’s first-grade class followed up their sea life unit
with a field trip to the Birch Aquarium, along with Mrs. Oriente’s
class.

       Also in March was GATE testing for the second graders, Crazy Hair Day,
and the Wangenheim counselors coming over to visit the fifth-grade
classrooms. On March 8, Mary Limoges, president of PIM Financial
Services in Rancho Bernardo was Principal for the Day, tailing MRE’s
real principal, Valerie Voss. Ms. Limoges observed several classrooms in
action and even helped serve lunches in the multipurpose room. “It was a
fantastic day,” she reported. “Now I have a greater appreciation of what
teachers, principals, and school staffs do.”
       

       Last month was the open house along with the always-delicious
Scripps/Mira Mesa Kiwanis spaghetti dinner. First-grade teacher Betsy
Shirazi learned that she was selected San Diego City Schools’ Elementary
Teacher of the Year. Ms. Shirazi will represent City Schools in the
county-wide Teacher of the Year competition in September.

       Mrs. Shirazi wasn’t the only MRE staff member recently receiving recent
districtwide recognition. Music teacher David Luchs, who teaches violin
and cello on Mondays and Tuesdays, was honored by City School’s visual
and performing arts program as Elementary Instrumental Music Teacher of
the Year. Mr. Luchs was honored for the enthusiasm and vibrancy he
brings to the school’s music program.

       This month, the second annual fifth grade exhibitions are from May 9 to
May 19. For the exhibitions, each fifth grader makes a presentation to
a panel of parents, community volunteers, and other educators to
demonstrate their proficiency in a variety of areas. The exhibitions
have proven to be an inspiration to students and panelists alike.

       The annual Family Fun Night Jog-athon and Barbecue is Thursday, May 11,
from 4 to 7 pm. The third annual MRE Art Show, with examples of the
students’ Art Corps work, will be held in conjunction with the Jog-athon
this year. Carl’s Jr. will cater the event. Fifth graders will tour
Thurgood Marshall Middle School on Saturday, May 17.

       The results of MRE’s Proposition MM project survey are in, and the top
four projects that parents would like to see completed using the Prop.
MM money are air conditioning for the portables, upgrading the lunch
arbor, a school-wide intercom system, and a dedicated portable classroom
for science, music, and art. The site-based management team is
assessing each option and will submit a request to the district.

       To get more information about what’s going on at MRE, go to
[www.sandi.net/miramar/] on the web. And to get information on how MRE
compares to other schools, go to the Great Schools website at
[www.greatschools.com/gs/].

Xanadu

       The very talented third graders at Miramar Ranch Elementary School have
done something very special. They worked for weeks on a project called
“Xanadu.” They got the idea from a book of the same name. In the book,
it shows how other students had come up with their idea of what the
“perfect” world would be like.

        The third graders decided they would like to try their hand at it. They
broke up into groups, and each week they worked on either
transportation, nature, people, buildings, or animals. They used cut
paper to make the most colorful animals, the wildest forms of
transportation, the most exotic plants, and people. The buildings even
have signs in different languages because they decided, in their perfect
world, everyone could speak different languages, but they could all
understand each other.

       The finished piece is a huge mural that takes up one whole wall in the
multi-purpose room at MRE. The third graders invite you to be a part of
the great unveiling on Thursday, May 4 at 6 pm. There will be delicious
baked goods at the bake sale for all to enjoy. They ask that you donate
one dollar at the door for this once in a lifetime chance to see the
great and wonderful Xanadu.

These special kids have decided to help fellow classmate, April, to
raise money to help find a cure for her, as of yet, incurable skin
disorder called vitiligo (pronounced vittle-i-go). April’s vitiligo
started to show when she was only 8 months old. It is the loss of
pigment and it started to look like white clouds going across her skin.

       She has now lost over 70% of her skin color.

       It doesn’t hurt and doesn’t effect her in any other way. There is very
little funding for research, and the entire third grade wanted to help
by raising money with this art show. Many of the artists will be there
to tell, first hand, how they were inspired to do this wonderful work of
art.

       For more information about Vitiligo go to [www.vitnet.org]. For more
information about the showing of Xanadu, call Miramar Ranch at 271-0470.
For more information on how to host your own Xanadu, call the Global
Fund for Children at (202) 331-9003.

Jerabek Elementary School

       After a four-week spring break, classes are back in session at Jerabek.
Although the classrooms were empty, important activities continued
during spring break so we could hit the ground running when we resumed
classes on April 24.

       First and foremost, we are pleased to announce the selection of a new
Principal for Jerabek. We warmly welcome Steven Hill to his new
position. Please stop by to meet and welcome Mr. Hill to Jerabek and
Scripps Ranch.

       The students were glad they were well rested from spring break because
SAT testing started upon their return. Jerabek students have
historically performed very well on these tests, and we look forward to
great results once again.

       Teacher Appreciation days are such fun at Jerabek! We honored our 48
teachers in their classrooms in March, but that wasn’t quite enough. The
FFO will treat all teachers to a final, off-campus appreciation luncheon
on Thursday, May 11. (Psssst.students.feel free to bring a flower to
your teacher on May 11, just in case you haven’t yet shown them your
appreciation!)

       Hey all you wranglers! Jerabek’s Ranch Round-Up is just around the
corner! We’re getting set to rustle up some great grub, games,
entertainment, and fun for y’all. So come on down on Saturday, May 20,
from 11 am to 4 pm for a wing-ding of a good time! Please see the Focus
section of the Newsletter for more Ranch Round-Up information.

What’s Your Art IQ?

       Can you tell a story with a single line? Or find the mathematical
formula for a tesselation? Can you create a gorgeous work of art with
one color?

       Jerabek-ians can. And in a few months, we will show you how when we open
our walls and courtyard to the 1st annual Jerabek art show this July.
See beautifully displayed works in every medium representing every
student at Jerabek. Watch for details in coming issues of the SCRA
Newsletter.

       Art Corps is an acclaimed, hands-on, volunteer-based fine arts program
that brings basic concepts of art to young students. In addition to
providing a forum for children to feel successful in a public way,
through the annual art show, it gives them an appreciation and exposure
to art and skills they will have for the rest of their lives.

       In preparation for the art show, all current classroom volunteers will
need to attend the matting workshop in the auditorium on Thursday, May
25, at 9:15 am. Additional volunteers are needed to prepare display
walls for the art show. We also need some discerning eyes to layout our
priceless collection for viewing.

       If you would like to roll up your sleeves alongside a great team of
volunteers, call Mary Baker at 689-1716. It’s one of the most rewarding
things you will ever do.

Dingeman Elementary School

       Spring has sprung around Scripps Ranch, and we are drawing ever closer
to the end of the year. I hope everyone had a great spring break. I know
my daughter was anxious to have all those days off in a row. But we are
back now and ready to go full force. This month at Dingeman:

Friday, May 5: Cinco de Mayo carnival;
May 8?12: Teacher appreciation week;
May 22?25: Art Corps art show;
Thursday, May 25: Open house; and
Thursday, May 29: Memorial Day holiday.

       Remember your child’s teacher during Teacher Appreciation week! Have
your child write why they like their teacher, bring their teacher lunch,
and make sure you tell them as a parent you appreciate them too! Without
all these wonderful teachers, where would our children be? So, let’s
them know we think they are the best!

       Parents of kindergartners, it is time to get those CHDP exam reports
into the health office! This exam can be done up to 18 months prior to
entering 1st grade, so any physical done after March 4,1999 qualifies.
State law mandates exclusion of students that do not meet this
requirement.

       Parents of 5th graders, State law requires your child to be immunized
against hepatitis-B before entry into 7th grade. If you haven’t started
the three-dose series already, this would be a good time to begin. Any
questions? Please call the school nurse at 549-4437 or your physician.
Also, don’t forget to buy scrip! As the year draws to a close, be
looking for those last days to buy scrip for the whole summer! If you
haven’t signed up for e-scrip you can still do that and do not forget
schoolpop.com when you make purchases over the internet. Also, keep
saving those Campbell’s soup labels and General Mills box tops. The
labels are something you can save all summer too!

       A special thank you to Walter Anderson Nursery for their generous
donation of a shade tree to be planted behind a bench in memory of Mary
Lou Faulkner. Your donation is greatly appreciated!
Congratulations to Rochelle Schwartz for being selected by her peers as
the Teacher of the Year at Dingeman.

       Need any more information? Our website [www.sandi.net/dingeman] is a
great place to look!

Lisa Smith

Miramar College

Apply Now for Summer

       Hundreds of classes that meet UCSD and SDSU transfer requirements are
being offered this summer at Miramar College. Five-, six-, and
eight-week day and evening sessions offer options for most students.
Session dates are: June 5 to July 8, June 12 to July 22, June 12 to
August 5, and July 10 to August 12.

       Summer-class schedules will be mailed to area residents in early May and
will be available in the Scripps Ranch Public Library. For registration
information, call the admissions office at 536-7844.

International Film Series

       The Miramar College free foreign film series will conclude on Friday,
May 12, at 6:30 pm in lecture hall I?101 with Mie Vie en Rose (My Life
in Pink). Belgium is represented with the Golden Globe and British
academy awards winning 1997 film, a charming and compassionate drama
about a sweet young boy whose parents are perplexed by his behavior. The
film is presented in its native language and features sub-titles.
Discussions regarding the film and the respective culture will follow.
For more information, contact Dr. Mary Meiners at 536-7861.

6th Annual Scholarship Gala Seeks Support

       The Miramar College Foundation, a non-profit organization providing
scholarships to high-achieving students, is seeking corporate sponsors
and individual donors to support the 6th annual Scholarship Gala to be
held on Friday, May 5. If you or your company is interested in
contributing to the raffle or auction, making a financial contribution,
sponsoring a table, or joining the Circle of Friends, please call Sandra
Trevisan, Miramar College Public Information Officer at 536-7876. Your
help is greatly appreciated and will assist hard-working students
throughout the city and county to obtain an education that will help
them embark upon a career.

How to Choose an Attorney

       “How to Choose and Use an Attorney,” presented by Miramar College
Paralegal Program Director Darrel Harrison on Friday, May 19 at 6:30 pm,
will complete the spring “Evening with the Experts” series. Hiring the
right attorney can be the major difference in winning or losing a case.
Don’t be led blindly into the legal system, paying exorbitant fees and
receiving little or no guidance from your attorney.

       “How to Choose and Use an Attorney” will provide you with the
information you need to choose the counselor that best matches your
needs and will teach you the skills necessary to manage your case
effectively to get the results you want.

       Although there are many attorneys available to provide competent legal
services, asking the right questions to find a winner is a learned art.
And, perhaps, an alternative such as mediation, paralegals, or
negotiation, would better suit your needs. For more information, call
the public information office at 536-7876.

Distinguished Alumni

       Miramar College is pleased to announce the selection of Jan Dehesh, Vice
President, Information Technology, Qualcomm, and Peter Davis, Director,
Advanced Transportation Technology Statewide Initiative, EDNet, as the
college’s Distinguished Alumni for the year 2000. Dehesh and Davis will
be honored for their professional successes at the college’s graduation
ceremony on Thursday, May 25, at 5:30 pm in Hourglass Field.
If you are an alumni of the college, having graduated with an associate
degree, certificate of completion, or transfer to a four-year
university, we’d like to hear what you’re up to now. Please send email
to [[email protected]] to receive an alumni form.

United States International University (USIU)

Hays Named to Commission on International Education

        USIU President and Scripps Ranch resident Garry Hays has been appointed
to the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Commission on International
Education. “In light of USIU’s commitment to multicultural-multinational
education, and this institution’s history in the international arena,
the appointment will provide an important opportunity for dialogue on
further enhancing the internationalization of curricula across the
country,” noted Hays.

Peter Q. Davis is Alumnus of the Year

       Each year, in conjunction with the International Friendship Festival,
USIU presents its alumni reunion at the alumni dinner at Orfila
Vineyards and Winery. Peter Q. Davis, chairman of the Bank of Commerce
and a longtime civic activist, was honored as the Alumnus of the Year.
As chairman, CEO, and president of San Diego’s Bank of Commerce from
1976 through 1999, Davis helped the city’s smallest bank grow into one
of the largest and most successful banks in the nation. He also served
on the original board and as chairman of the Centre City Development
Agency, which is responsible for revitalizing downtown San Diego.

Marron Accepted into Harvard Institute

       Another Scripps Ranch resident, Joe Marron, is vice president for
student services and enrollment management at USIU. He has been accepted
into the prestigious Harvard Institute for Educational Management (IEM),
which offers an annual program for senior college and university
administrators each July. IEM offers participants the opportunity to
sharpen their decision-making skills required for effective leadership
on their campuses.

       Marron is recognized nationally as a leader among student affairs
professionals. He is active in a number of national professional
organizations and holds leadership positions in several, including the
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
Anita J. Gomes

Chabad Hebrew Academy

       For information about programs and camps at Chabad Hebrew Academy,
please call 566-1996.

Science Fair

       Chabad is proud to announce their winners of the Greater San Diego
Science and Engineering Fair. All 10 students that entered the fair won
awards. In addition, Adam Schechter won a special professional
organization award, the Mensa award, for his project “The Best Way to
Learn.” Adam was the only 7th grade student to win this award.
Chabad students won at the fair with such awards as “Reaction Time;”
Popcorn: Is Cheaper Better?”; “Hand, Eye Coordination Against Thumb
Dominance;” “The Accuracy of Pi;” and “Applied Kinesiology.”
Chabad Hebrew Academy is proud to offer the finest well-rounded
education. The students have been first prize winners in every important
competition that they have entered.

Camp Gan Israel

       No machine can function indefinitely without periodic shutdowns for
maintenance and repairs. Needless to say the human being is no
different. Thus, a child who is academically challenged for nine months
annually, relegated by schedules and deadlines-for him the summer break
is a must!

        Yet of equal importance is the environment in which the child spends his
vacation. Hence the need for a well planned program of “fitness” custom
tailored, and ideally suited for body and soul. Camp Gan Israel (CGI) is
the well deserved break that your child needs. CGI enjoys a well-earned
reputation as the trend setter with innovative ideas, creative programs,
and new activities being introduced continuously. Located on the
beautiful Scripps Ranch campus, Camp Gan Israel offers campers the
finest summer day-camp experience in San Diego. CGI is fully accredited
by the American Camping Association.

       Camping is an experience which brings out the best in each child.
Children at CGI learn new skills and make lasting friendships. They
learn the importance of sharing and how to work with others.
Camp Gan Israel offers two sessions: June 26 to July 14, and July 17 to
August 4. There is a special program for preschoolers which caters
specifically to their needs. So this summer, reward your child with a
summer experience they won’t soon forget: sports, swimming, trips, and
much more.

Registering for Fall

       Chabad is now accepting registration for fall 2000. Chabad is accredited
by WASC and offers many interesting and inspiring programs. A
state-of-the-art computer lab, Hebrew language lab, a challenging
curriculum, and interesting field trips are some of the many highlights.
Chabad’s 4th grade students will be travelling to Sacramento as part of
their California History unit, experiencing state government first-hand.

       The 7&8th grades will be travelling to the East Coast with stops in New
York City and Washington, DC. The students will develop a deeper
appreciation for American history and culture. Tours of the White House,
the Capitol, the FBI, the UN, as well as meeting with members of
Congress are some of the highlights. To set up an appointment or to
visit the school, please call 566-1996.

       Besides stressing a strong mind, Chabad also emphasizes a strong body.
The students of Chabad as part of their daily physical education class
are competing in the Presidential Physical Fitness program. Chabad
offers PE 5 days a week, with a variety of sports activities, exercises,
and free play.