Jerabek Weekly Newsletter
Week of October 29, 2023
Halloween Costume Parade
We are happy to host our annual costume parade on Tuesday, October 31st from 8:40-9:00. Grade levels will participate in the following areas:
- UTK/Kindergarten: kindergarten playground
- 1st/2nd grades: courtyard
- 3rd-5th grades: basketball courts
As a reminder, certain costumes are not permitted, including any costume that is of a violent nature, scary for younger students or otherwise inappropriate for school. If your student wears an inflatable costume, please make sure they have a change of clothes before going to class.
Trunk O' Treat THANK YOU!
We would like to thank Markissa Hollman for organizing the wonderful event and all of you who participated in making this a successful event.
Leader in Me Monthly Habits
People who put first things first focus on the important, not just the urgent, act on priorities, plan weekly, and act daily. You are putting first things first when you organize your time around the most important things and eliminate the unimportant.
Work First, Then Play: I spend my time on things that are most important. This means I say no to things I know I should not do. I set priorities, make a schedule, and follow my plan. I am disciplined and organized.
Ways to practice Put First Things First:
- Talk with your family about your most important jobs or responsibilities, such as doing homework, making the bed, or taking out the garbage.
- Do your chores before being asked.
- Do the hardest part of your homework first.
- Think of something you’ve been putting off for a long time, like cleaning up your room or pumping up the flat tire on your bike. Go do it right now!
LCFF Data Collection - Deadline October 31st
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.
You may complete it using Survey Monkey or Parent Portal but you do not need to do both.
PLEDGE DRIVE EXTENDED!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
FAST STUDENT SCORE REPORT: TO BE SENT HOME NOVEMBER 27TH
FAST student score reports (SSRs) will be sent to parents of K-12 students via Digital Document Delivery on Monday, November 27th.
Parent Involvement Policy & School-Parent Compact
REMINDER: No Computers/Chromebooks in the Lunch Court and at Recess
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 https://www.sandiego.gov/public-library/cover-to-cover
Now Hiring PIFs
SCHOOL CHOICE WINDOW Oct 2nd- Nov 15th
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 next is the Community Mental Health Resource Guide for the Scripps Ranch community. Click here to access the guide.
FOOD SERVICES UPDATE - UNIVERSAL FREE MEALS
For the month of November, our cafeteria will be serving turkey, gravy, and mashed potatoes instead of chicken drumsticks!
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.
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 email@example.com with any questions.
Thank you for your support!
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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.
Upcoming Events - October / November
October 23-31 Red Ribbon Week
October 31 @ 8:40 AM Costume Parade
November 3 @ 8:00 AM FFO Meeting B20
November 3 Make Up Picture Day
November 10 No School- Veteran's Day
November 15 @ 4:30 PM Scripps Ranch Cluster Meeting
November 16 @ 1:00 PM SGT/SSC/ELAC Meeting
November 17 Spirit Day - College Day
November 17 Minimum Day
November 20-24 No School Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 27 - Dec. 1 Parent-Teacher Conferences - Minimum Days
November 30 @ 6:00 PM Family Art Night