School Updates and Meetings
Well, the Design Task Force is starting to wrap up its work on the new middle school. There will be a short presentation of the status of this effort during the SRCA meeting on Tuesday, May 13. You can see the final site plan on page 31 of the Newsletter. The SRCA will host a comprehensive review of the various school issues and plans at our meeting on Tuesday, June 10. Please watch the SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org] and the Newsletter for further information.
Congratulations to Marshall Middle School on its recognition as a California Distinguished School.
And, our Scripps Ranch High School principal is retiring. The SRCA has received notice that at the end of this school year, longtime Scripps Ranch resident and SRHS principal, David LeMay, will retire. The community thanks him for his hard work over the years. See page 33 for his message.
Jerabek Park Vandalized–Again
Some time Tuesday night, April 15, someone drove a vehicle on to Jerabek Park doing extensive damage to the grass. It is interesting that we seem to get this type of behavior every year when it rains. Mostly, this type of stupidity occurs on weekends, however, it could be that since it was spring break we had this occurrence during the week.
If you noticed anything or know something about this, please let us know. Contact either the SRCA at [[email protected]] or the San Diego Police Storefront at 538-8120. With the city’s current budget constraints, we are not sure how we will be able to afford to repair the damage. We may be forced to fence in Jerabek Park to keep the vehicles off the grass.
Recently, Scripps Ranch approved an increase in both Landscape Maintenance Assessment Districts (MADs). Well, if you’re wondering where your money goes, check out the detailed MAD budgets for fiscal year 2004 on page 17.
SRCA elections take place at the June meeting. That will be on Tuesday, June 10, at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. We will elect the district representatives for odd-numbered districts.
To see which district you belong to, check the map on the SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org]. Please join us and elect the representatives who can help you with your neighborhood issues.
Are You a Member of the SRCA?
If you are, thank you! If not, why not? Seriously, if you are not a member, we would like to know why not? The SRCA exists to serve the community and if you do not feel that we deserve your support, we would like to know what we need to do to make you want to join. You can send your input to me at:
10755-F Scripps Poway Parkway
San Diego, CA 92131.
You can also drop me a note by email at [[email protected]].
In the June Newsletter we will include a list of all the Corporate Members and the Community Pillars from this year’s membership drive. It’s not too late to join so we can add your name to the list and acknowledge your contribution to our wonderful community.
Don’t miss the SRCA’s 4th annual Community Fair. This year we also added an Art Festival. The event is on Sunday, May 18, at the Scripps Ranch Community Park from 11 am to 4 pm.
It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and to get to know some of the wonderful community groups that work to make Scripps Ranch a great place to live. There is more information about the Community Fair on pages 9 and 19.
4th of July
The 4th of July is fast approaching, and we can always use extra volunteers for our 4th of July parade and celebration. If you can help, please contact Jany Staley, committee chair, at 695-3211 or [[email protected]]. Also, see pages 8 and 19 for more details.
Thanking the Troops
As the war wraps up we should all take time to thank and welcome home our servicemen and women. These individuals risk their lives and leave their families to protect and defend each of us. The SRCA would like to thank the children from Chabad who wrote letters to the troops (see page 47) and Cub Scout Pack 613 that sent care packages to the servicemen and women (see page 51).
Finance Review Committee
The work of the special joint committee compiling essential background information as to the status of all potential funding sources that could be available to the community is completing its monumental work. This will now be of tremendous value in answering questions as to what is available, how to access or allocate it, and who will authorize the expenditures. Our thanks to the committee members who made this possible. Again, Scripps Ranch working together for success.
As reported last month the SRCA’s 34th anniversary was held on April 8. We have prepared reports of all the activities and standing committees, and we will post them in a special notebook at the Scripps Ranch Library.
Please take the time to drop by and read through it. We believe you will be impressed by all the activities, and realize that you are now enjoying most of them in our community. We also hope it leads you to participate in an activity of your choice.
We have gone through the membership applications and extracted the names of residents who indicated they would volunteer to help in a community activity. We hope to contact you and to ask you to step up and help.
Clean Up Day
Our Spring Clean Up day was held in April, with Andy Neshat and Claude Braunstein as committee chairs. We want to thank the Kiwanis Club for again providing support, without which we could not hold the event.
Also, thanks to TAYMAN for donating the dumpsters and to Clint Carney, from our council office, for securing the drop-off tickets for the landfill. We have worked with "I Love a Clean San Diego" to continue this fine tradition of keeping Scripps Ranch clean. Layton Galloway, our Landscape Maintenance Assessment District (MAD) manager arranged for the support crews and the chipper.
Our thanks also to Coldwell Banker for arranging the Ranchwide Garage Sale in April.
Child Safety Seat Check
The SRCA co-sponsored the second annual Child Safety Seat Check in April at the Information Center. This is a program we initiated last year for parents of young children, and it serves a real need. We appreciate the city’s support and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to make it work well. CHP officers came from across Southern California to help make this event a big success. Please see page 19 for more details.
The SRCA would like to remind all Newsletter distributors that Newsletters cannot be placed in mailboxes. It is against federal law to place anything but stamped mail in the boxes. The SRCA is fined a large amount when this occurs. We appreciate your cooperation, and, as always, are grateful for the wonderful job you all do each month.
Early Newsletter Deadline
Due to the 4th of July holiday, the submissions deadline for the July SRCA Newsletter will be Friday, June 6. This will allow us to get the Newsletter to you before the holiday weekend. It will include details on the 4th of July festivities, including the parade route.
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