President’s Report

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 [] 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.

MAD Budgets

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

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 []. 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:

President SRCA

10755-F Scripps Poway Parkway

PMB 613

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.

Community Fair

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).

Marc Sorensen, President