Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS)

Thanks to Our Many Sponsors

The Grad Night Committee would like to give a big thanks to our sponsors who helped to make Grad Night a success!


Acapulco Restaurant

Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain

Jan Arbuckle

Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop

Gordon Biersch

Birch Aquarium


Karen and Ron Brassfield

George and Nikki Butera

California Pizza Kitchen


Chin’s Szechwan

Circuit City

Claim Jumper Restaurant

The Cohn Restaurant Group

Collins Family Jewelers

Country Store and Bakery

Daphne’s Aegean Grill

Denny’s Restaurant

Diamond Boutique

Diamond’s Jewelers

Domino’s Pizza

Double Tree Golf Resort

Edwards Theatres Circuit

El Pollo Loco

Epic Surf Shop

Eva’s Cocina and Cantina

Family Fun Center

Fast Frame


Flamingo Hilton Hotel

Four Seasons Flower Shop


Futons, Etc.

Go Wireless

Hair Dynamics North-

Complete Nail Care

Hardwear Skate and Surf Shop

Home Town Buffet

Hornblower Cruises

In-N-Out Burger

Islands Restaurant

Jamba Juice


Molly Korson

Lambs Players Theatre

Linens `n Things

Robert McArty


Mimi’s Cafe

Moms in Touch



Karen Muehlbauer

Muir Images Photography

Old Globe Theatre

The Old Spaghetti Factory

Old Town Trolley Tours

Original Pancake House

Papa John’s Pizza

Play It Again Sports

Potato Place

Stella Quilala

Quizno’s Subs

The Racquet Place

RE/MAX United


Resort Watersports

Reyman Photography

Vickie Romero

Rubio’s Baja Grill

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

San Diego Gulls

San Diego Padres Baseball

San Diego Theatre Sports

Linda Savitch

Sea World

Six Flags Magic Mountain



Stir Fresh Mongolian Grill

Stix Family Billiards

Stylistic Hair Designs

Dr. Paul J. Styrt


Suzi’s Zoo, Suzy Spafford

Sycuan Casino

T-Bird Restaurant Group

TGI Friday’s

Nan Thomas

Total Gym

Liz Turfler

US Nails

Video Vault

Wavelines Surf Shop

The Westfall Family

Wherehouse #251

Corporate Donations

Andrew, Dimon and Denise Allen

Mr. And Mrs. Harry Ansoff

Children’s Primary Care

Contract Carpet

Col. Robert and Mrs. Dingeman

Gordon H. Dixon, DDS,

and Martin Thurston, DDS

Gene Edwards Salon

William Gable, DDS

Phil and Judy Gagnon

R.S. Giglio, DDS

Joseph B. Gordon, DDS

John Grim, DDS

Hester and Company

Hitachi Data Systems

Hitachi Foundation

Jerome’s Furniture

Lifetime Animal Care Center

Mission Janitorial Supplies

Mossberg & Associates

Physical Therapy

Motorola, Inc.

James A. Muir, DDS

Nokia Mobile Phones

Vivian Ong-Szeto, DDS


RE/MAX United


Scripps Copy & Mail Stop

Scripps Ctr. Oral/Facial Surgery

Scripps Poway Veterinary

Scripps Ranch Veterinary Hospital

Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group

Sidney Spector, DDS

Teshima Design Group

Dr. Jack Wasserman

Whetstone Group

Food Donations


Cappuccino Cottage

Country Store and Bakery

Fin’s Mexican Eatery

In `N Out Burger

Pazzo’s Pizza

Quizno’s Classic Subs

Rubio’s Baja Grill

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Santorini Greek Island Grill


T.G.I. Fridays

Elementary Schools

Dingeman Elementary School

Dingeman Elementary is very proud of many members for our family. Student Lance Christian won the Ms. Shirley Day Williams Pride in Cultural Heritage Award. Lance was honored on May 14 at the Scottish Rite Center with the other award recipients from Dingeman. We apologize for accidentally omitting Lance’s name from last month’s SRCA issue.

Gabrielle Meyer won 3rd place in the City of San Diego Water Department, Water Conservation Poster Contest. This was a citywide contest, distributed through schools throughout the City of San Diego. She was honored at the City Water Department’s Centennial Celebration. Mayor Dick Murphy’s wife, Jan Murphy, presented her award. She was the only award recipient from Dingeman Elementary.

Congratulations to Joe Marsella, our Pre-K SEEC (Special Education Early Childhood) teacher. Joe received the “Sunflower Award” from the Special Education Department for his leadership and outstanding performance this year. We are very proud of Joe and everything he does for our children.

Dingeman has an opening for Part Time Noon Duty Supervision for the 2001-2002 school year. The pay is $9.82/hour. Please call 549-4437 for more details and/or application information.

Our Dingeman Website at has all the latest updates on our upcoming school year, so please check it regularly throughout the summer.

From the Principal

Thanks to all in our learning community who helped to make the 2000/01 school year such a success. We’re looking forward to meeting many new families next year.

Have you registered your new kindergartner yet? Dingeman is open from June 25th – July 20th. Please help us out by telling your friends and neighbors to enroll today! We’ve been doing a lot of planning and we’re ready to open our doors for grades K-6 next year. Look for our float in the 4th of July Parade. It’s sure to be great! Have a great summer and don’t forget to keep up with the reading, writing and math!

EB Scripps

Elementary School

There will be no place like Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School! It’s true: the life story of every school is unique, so dependent on the particular people involved, the history of the world at the time, each community’s needs and expectations, and even the physical space allotted. Well, it’s very true that our physical space is beginning to evolve with the arrival of our modular buildings. By the time you read this, we will have celebrated the official groundbreaking on June 20.

It’s almost summertime, and time to make the living easier. While families are on vacation, some children at camp (and summer school), baseball games in the park, reflections, and a good book, the “builders” of EB Scripps; contractors, construction crews, buyers, faculty and staff members, and many parents will be hard at work, day and night, putting the finishing touches on this remarkable new schoolhouse. Teachers will continue planning for next year’s teaching during the summer months with eager anticipation of weaving the fabric of their masterful work together with the needs, interests, and passions of their new students in this exceptional learning environment. As we approach the opening of school, there will be a variety of opportunities for children and parents to become acquainted with each other and with our faculty and staff members. Please refer to the Upcoming Events Calendar for events scheduled to date.

As your principal, I have aimed to discover what really matters in making this new schoolhouse tick. I have searched, and researched for what is essential in creating a world-class school that is simultaneously rigorous, nurturing, and successful by all standards. Ellen Browning Scripps has teachers who are second to none. Wow! I am privileged to be surrounded by them and to watch them at work. They each are exquisite teachers and learners-professional exemplars! I can not wait to introduce them to you on Aug. 31!

I personally look forward to Sept. 4 when we have the opportunity to turn our dreams for your children into reality!

Rich Infobites:

Registration will continue throughout the summer months. Please contact our intern office at Miramar Ranch,693-8593, for specific information and to register your child.

Phase III Teachers Identified: EB Scripps welcomes the following teachers who joined our faculty in June: Susan Freebern, Lori Hughes, Charity St. Claire, and Nancy Smith. We are also pleased to welcome music teacher Dr. Linda Lungren to Scripps Elementary. Linda comes to us from Valencia Park Center for Academic, Drama and Dance.

Web Site: Find time to visit our Web Site…it’s growing! (

Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Curriculum: EB Scripps’ program goals and objectives for our visual and performing arts program include the following:

Goal 1 (Learning in the Arts): Provide weekly arts instruction for all students in addition to prep-time in choral music and instrumental music

Goal 2 (Arts Education Partnership): Provide partners in arts opportunities where teaching artists collaborate with classroom teachers as part of shared-teaching experiences.

Goal 3 (Learning through the Arts): Provide arts-infused curriculum models that promote artistic thinking throughout the curriculum.

Goal 4 (Arts for Exceptional Students): Provide opportunities for the developing and fostering of artistic talent. Support student talent through participation in district and community art exhibitions, honor concerts, productions, festivals, school and community events.

Grade-level focused approach to our standards-based arts instruction include:

Kindergarten: Emphasis on creative movement (dance) to promote the incorporation of kinesthetic practices as part of instruction.

Grade 1: Emphasis on music and listening skills to reinforce mathematical concepts, phonemic awareness and critical thinking.

Grade 2: Emphasis on drama to encourage self-expression, literacy skills (i.e. storytelling), mathematics, science and social studies.

Grade 3: Emphasis on visual arts to encourage artistic thinking and creating while reinforcing spatial awareness, perception, literacy skills (i.e. vocabulary development), and mathematics (i.e., geometric shapes and patterns).

Grade 4 (and 5): Academic Academy: Emphasis on interdisciplinary connections with community partnerships with local arts and cultural institutions and teaching artists, including our community classrooms at The Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla.

Thematic units of instruction to support “connected knowing” as a foundation to the above grade-level approach to arts infusion will be developed.

Help …Still Wanted

We still need your help to assist with staffing two very important programs – The Parent Patrol and Physical Education. To date, five parents have expressed interest in supporting our PE program, two are interested in the Parent Patrol.

The Parent Patrol. It is my goal to formulate a well-prepared and tested plan before school opens to ensure the safety of our students during student drop-off and pick-up and at the same time provide for the needs of driving parents during these times. A group of approximately 20 parents are needed to assist with “patrol” on a weekly rotating schedule. Training and vests will be provided in August. Interested? Contact me at 693.8593.

Physical Education. Are you passionate about PE? Our standards-based physical education curriculum will include a variety of structured activities during an extended-morning recess that develops sports skills, teamwork, sportsmanship, and fitness in our students. Through cooperative training, parents and teachers will collaboratively implement the nationally recognized Project CATCH (The Child and Adolescent Trial for Cardiovascular Health) physical education program. Interested parents will join the EB Scripps teachers in a 10-hour training scheduled in August. Interested? Contact me at 693.8593.

Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP): The AFP wants you to get involved! Start saving those Box Tops for Education now and throughout the summer. We hope to have E-scrip up and running for EB Scripps in the next couple of weeks. If you want to know how to sign-up or change your school designation, give Michelle Haley a call at 858.578-9634. Also, if you’re interested in helping with fundraising call Michelle for meeting dates.

Parent Academy Update: The EB Scripps PARENT BOOK CLUB has been meeting to read and discuss the book, Educating Hearts and Minds: A Comprehensive Character Education Framework, by E.F. DeRoch and Mary Williams of the University of San Diego. The text is providing book club participants with a comprehensive, practical text that includes a variety of ideas, strategies, techniques, examples, and resources for organizing, implementing, sustaining, and assessing character education programs in schools. Our Parent Academy will offer a series of workshops beginning in the fall that will focus on creating an integrated character education program at EB Scripps. Please refer to the Upcoming Events Calendar for scheduled book club meeting dates.


4 (Wed.) 10 am. Parade. Assemble on Ironwood Drive

10 (Tues.) 6:30 pm. Academic Fundraising Partnership (AFP). Scripps Ranch Community Service Center

11 (Wed.) 10 am. Parent Book Club. Barnes & Noble at Mira Mesa Marketplace

13 (Fri.) 10 am. AFP Fundraising Committee Meeting. Scripps Ranch Community Park

Jerabek Elementary School

June at Jerabek was filled with musical events. The 4th and 5th graders held their recorder concert on June 14th. Mrs. Orem and Ms. Burton continue to amaze everyone with their ability to mold such a large group into musicians. They then returned with a choir performance on June 28th. The risers were full, with over 100 fourth and fifth graders. The musical season ends on July 6th with the beginners and advanced band performing along with a string ensemble. .

Book Fair week was highlighted by Open House on June 21st. The evening began with the dedication of a bench to Mrs. Rosalie Fisher, former Jerabek principal. Her family attended the dedication in the courtyard. Money donated in Mrs. Fisher’s name will be used for the Rosalie Fisher Publishing Center. Students will have the opportunity to write and bind their own books. It’s a time for families to appreciate the high standards shown in all the classrooms. Maintaining the academic level at Jerabek is made easier with the parent volunteers in every classroom. The teachers sponsored a volunteer breakfast on June 13 in recognition of these partners in education.

Congratulations to Art Show Coordinators, Dori Gallagher, Rachael Holder, Jackie Tompkins, and Janet Westfall! Their individual talents yielded an impressive collaboration. The students’ artwork could not have been displayed in a more colorful backdrop. A big thank you goes to all the volunteers especially the Art Corps Coordinators Shana Smith, Katy Falkowski, their assistants, Nancy Cox, Vicki Holland, Poonam Thadani, and the behind the scenes helpers, Renee Babbush and Mary Handfeldt. Community sponsors were very generous and allowed us to provide at very low cost 950 Art Corps 2001 T-shirts. They are Active Graphix, Arlana Kerigan and Nick Parks, Bob and Mary Cunningham of Mission Valley Pools and Spas, Shawn Bissonette MD, Brownie Troop 8206 led by Deb Hart, Cabrillo Credit Union, Jane Petering and JoAnne White of Prudential California Realty, Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza, Bob Costello of Scripps Mortgage, The Country Store and Bakery, Brad Bradrick of McMillin Mortgage, JoAnn Mass of McMillin Realty, Dick Logan and Friends of Personalized Property Management, and Dr. Douglas Roche, Chiropractor. As if this wasn’t enough excitement, the art show was followed up with an additional display, June 16- 22-, at the Scripps Ranch Community Center. Artwork by kindergarten through third graders turned the center into a gallery. The fourth and fifth grade artwork, 54 pieces, are on display at the Del Mar Fair.

Mr. Hill, our principal, has moved on to a new position. An opportunity opened up as a principal in Oregon. He made a big impression in his year with us. A new principal will be selected by July 24.

July 20 is the last day of school. This will be a modified day with dismissal at 1:15. Thursday, July 19, will be a full day of instruction. Please continue to use your e-Scrip and this summer. The funds will automatically come to Jerabek to help us gear up for another great year, starting Sept. 4.

Other Schools

Chabad Hebrew Academy

Chabad Hebrew Academy has just completed another successful year. The 8th Grade Commencement Ceremony was held on June 13. The graduates shared their experiences while at Chabad with the audience and how the school has molded them and prepared them for their future education. Among the awards presented to the graduates were the Academic Achievement Award, the Chana Abrams Award for Creativity, the Kesser Shem Tov award for moral behavior, and the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. Chabad wishes its graduates success in their new schools.

Portfolio Evening was held on June 7. All the grades had their yearlong portfolios on display. There were reports on different countries as well as foods from those lands, a relief map of Israel, creative writing samples, science experiments, PowerPoint projects, and a book that each child wrote about themselves all in Hebrew. Portfolio Evening gave parents and friends an opportunity to see their child’s progress throughout the year, as well as offering a glimpse what the next year has in store.

Camp Gan Israel is underway. CGI offers 2 three week sessions, with special accommodations for children attending year round school. Gan Israel offers swimming, arts and crafts, drama, gymnastics, field trips, and much more all in a warm nurturing environment. For information or registration, please contact the camp office at 566-1996.

Registration is now in progress 2001-2. Chabad is proud of its dual curriculum of Judaics and Secular subjects. Art appreciation, music, physical education, and computers are just a few of the enriched program Chabad offers. The middle school has an elective program that includes digital photography, rocket building, team sports, and art. The small class size is perfect for more individual attention. Language arts, math and science are all areas stressed and children receive additional help when needed. To schedule an appointment or to visit the school, please call 566-1996.