Jerabek Weekly Newsletter

Week of October 22, 2023

Trunk O' Treat

Trunk or Treat is this Thursday the 26th from 5-7pm in the Jerabek parking lot! This is a fun and free event for children to wear their costumes and trick or treat at all the creatively decorated cars. Siblings are welcome, and adults feel free to dress up as well! Pizza and drinks will be available for purchase while supplies last.

Thank you to everyone who has donated treats so far! We are expecting a great turnout and want to make sure that we are prepared for the attendance we get. We would still love any treat donations and they can be either left in the bins at morning drop off or children can bring them to their classrooms to leave with their teacher.

Lastly - we still have 3 CAR SPOTS LEFT. If you would like to sign your car up and bring some more magic to the event, sign up HERE.

Parent Involvement Policy & School-Parent Compact

The Parent Involvement Policy and School-Parent Compact are included in our Single Plan for Student Achievement. These documents are reviewed annually by the Jerabek School Site Council members.

2023-2024 Parent & Family Engagement Policy

2023-2024 School-Parent Compact

REMINDER: No Computers/Chromebooks in the Lunch Court

Please remind your students that computer use in the lunch court is not allowed. This includes breakfast times and lunch times. Liquids and various food items harm Chromebooks and make them inoperable.

Thank you!

In-N-Out Burger and Reading!!

Get ready for the In-N-Out Burger Cover-to-Cover Club challenge! Kids ages 4-12 can start logging books for the event on October 7th, full details can be found at


The FFO is excited to announce that the 2023 Pledge Drive has been extended until November 3rd!

That gives us just TWELVE days to hit our goal and increase our chance to hit some more FUN INCENTIVES!

Last week, your donations pushed us past our $60k milestone and earned Jerabek Koalas a 2nd MOVIE NIGHT in the spring. WAY TO GO!

We are now LESS THAN $20,000 from hitting our GOAL of $80,000!

Thank you to all those who have donated so far! Your support helps lead to THRIVING koalas! Suggested minimum per family to hit our goal is $250.

DON'T FORGET! Keep those company matches coming! It's a great way to double (or triple!) your impact! Company matches contribute toward the CLASS PIZZA PARTY for the top-earning class in each grade level! Reach out to your company HR to submit a request. It’s easy peasy and HELPS OUR KOALAS REACH NEW HEIGHTS!


Questions? Email

Now Hiring PIFs

We are now hiring substitute PIFs (Special Education Aides). PIFs support students in the classroom and help them follow along with the lesson, and/or they help students in the class with their work. We are looking for substitutes who would be willing to come in when one of our PIFs is absent. You would only have to work on days that you choose. If interested please email at for more information.

Thank you!

Parent volunteers needed for Green Team Kickoff Week

We will be kicking off our new student-led Green Team on Tuesday, October 24th! We are looking for volunteers that can help with face painting during lunch on that day. If interested, please email

Thank you!

LCFF Data Collection

San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) will again ask all school sites to collect Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) forms for all students for the 2023-24 school year. LCFF data collection also affects Title I Eligibility/Ranking, and the higher the collection rate, the more funding the district as a whole and individual school sites will receive. The collection process is currently open and will run through October 31, 2023; but we ask for the needed information to be collected as soon as possible.

Your child’s school needs this information to help ensure it receives all the state funding to which it is entitled. It will not affect your child receiving free meals at this school as all children will have free access to meals this school year. You may have received an email from SDUSD with a link to complete the LCFF form on Survey Monkey.

The LCFF online form is available on the Parent Portal, and NOT on the student’s portal. To create a Parent Portal account, you will need:

  • A valid email address
  • Access ID and Password from your student's school

If you do not have the Access ID and Password for your student, please come to the front office with a photo ID (DL). You will need an Access ID and Password for each student you wish to link to your account.

Click here to access the Parent Portal

You may complete it using Survey Monkey or Parent Portal but you do not need to do both.


School Choice is designed for students who wish to attend a school other than their neighborhood school.

The Choice Application "Priority Window" for School Year 2024-2025 will be October 2, 2023 to November 15, 2023 and will be part of the lottery process which will be completed in February 2024. Parent notifications of the lottery results will be sent via email in early March 2024.

Counseling and Guidance Resources

The SDUSD Counseling Department has shared a few resources and tools to assist students and families with managing their emotions, feelings, and stress. This first resource is the SDUSD Virtual Calming Room.

The next is the Community Mental Health Resource Guide for the Scripps Ranch community. Click here to access the guide.


EVERY student is welcome to join us for FREE Breakfast and Lunch each school day.

  • Universal FREE Meals start the first day of the 23-24 School Year.

  • Breakfast is served from 8:15-8:25 in the cafeteria.

Kid's Choice Breakfast

Kid's Choice Lunch

Celebrations and Treats at School- No food items allowed

If you would like to bring a "treat" for the classroom we encourage small toys/favors instead of food due to our wellness policy and student health issues. Please no food items. Please take a look at this link for alternatives. Celebrate Without Food

You can drop off prizes in the morning before school to the teacher directly OR you can drop off at the office. You are welcome to visit our district website to learn more about our commitment to health and wellness.


Attendance is a Jerabek focus this year! All California schools are funded based on ADA - Average Daily Attendance. Prompt and regular attendance is important at all times. When your child must be absent for any reason, please report the absence using this Google Form or call the office at (619) 605-1700 (Press 1) by 9:00 a.m. every day of non-attendance, giving the exact reason for the absence. Contact Susan Gallego at with any questions.

Thank you for your support!

Square 1 Art

Square 1 Art is an FFO-sponsored, school-supported fundraiser that turns art into products for families to purchase. These keepsakes make wonderful gifts for the holidays and our Jerabek teachers have helped your children complete some amazing work! Catalogs will be sent home on Nov. 1st. If you’d like another family member to complete a Square 1 art piece, please contact
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Family Faculty Organization of Jerabek Elementary School

The Family Faculty Organization of Jerabek Elementary School, or FFO, is an organization similar to a PTA, made up of parents, community members, and staff who work together to provide students with added enrichment to their existing curriculum. Everyone who has a child at Jerabek is automatically a member of the FFO.

Click here to visit the FFO Website.

Click here to subscribe to the FFO mailing list.

Click here to get involved with Jerabek FFO.

Jerabek FFO Newsletter

October 18th Newsletter

Upcoming September Events

October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week

October 26 Awards Assembly

October 26 @ 5:00 PM Trunk or Treat

October 27 Fall Picture Day

October 31 @ 8:40 AM Costume Parade