JERABEK WEEKLY NEWSLETTER
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 2023
Upcoming Events - November
November 15 @ 4:30 PM Scripps Ranch Cluster 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
SCHOOL CHOICE WINDOW Oct 3rd- Nov. 15
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.
STEAM Lab at the Scripps Mesa Apartment Complex
The Scripps Ranch Schools Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 15 at 4:30 pm on Zoom. SDUSD Senior Director of Facilities, Planning and Construction Lee Dulgeroff will discuss plans for the new STEAM Maker Space at the Scripps Mesa Apartment Complex that is being built at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road. This is an important opportunity for community members to ask questions and give feedback on the design of the building. A description and image of the STEAM Maker Space follows. Interested community members are welcome to attend and should fill out this RSVP link in advance to receive the Zoom meeting link.
The S.T.E.A.M. Maker Space facility will be 3,980 square feet and will provide:
- A large maker space with operable folding panel walls
- Two design labs with operable folding panel walls
- Outdoor learning space
- A staff restroom and 3 single occupancy restrooms
- Staff office space
- 23-space parking lot
- Bus loading and unloading area
- Security fencing surrounding the building
- Community garden that is approximately 1,700 square feet
Jerabek Whole Site Modernization
On December 14th, Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects and SDUSD Facilities Planning and Construction Department will be hosting a Design Task Force meeting at Jerabek to discuss Jerabek's upcoming whole site modernization project.
The purpose of this session is to collect feedback from Jerabek Elementary parents, teachers, students, and the surrounding community. The December 14th session will be the first of at least three such meetings. The SDUSD Facilities Planning and Construction Department will be mailing out invitations to our surrounding community regarding the Design Task Force meeting.
When: December 14th, 5:30-7:00 PM
Where: Jerabek Auditorium.
School Accountability Report Card
What Is a School Accountability Report Card? Since November 1988, state law has required all public schools to prepare and distribute annually a School Accountability Report Card (SARC). The purpose of the report card is to provide parents and the community with important information about the performance and condition of each California public school. The SARC can also be an effective way for a school to report the progress it has made toward achieving its goals. In addition, the public may use the SARC to evaluate and compare schools throughout the state on a variety of indicators.
The 2021-2022 SARC Letter will provide the most recent SARC information and links.
FAST STUDENT SCORE REPORT: TO BE SENT HOME NOVEMBER 27TH
SDUSD we will send FAST student score reports to parents in late November to allow teachers the opportunity to discuss FAST results with parents during parent-teacher conference times. Jerabek Parent Teacher Conferences will begin November 27th.
FAST student score reports (SSRs) will be sent to parents of K-12 students via Digital Document Delivery on Monday, November 27th.
Leader in Me: Habit 3
Our next Leader in Me focus is Habit 3: Put First Things First. Our next awards assembly on December 7th will recognize students who put first things first!
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!
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.
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.
Square 1 Art Deadline Extended
The deadline for Square 1 Art has been extended to November 29th. These keepsakes make GREAT gifts for the winter holidays. Need a cookie plate or a tote for Grandma? Take a look at the catalog sent home to your child or log onto Square1Art.com to search for your child's art. Sibling art can also be uploaded! Just make sure to select the Jerabek fundraiser.
Shop Online square1art.com/shop
Need to find your child's art?
Use the online Art Search.
Do you know you can upload additional art?
Use the online Art Upload
What is 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 Square1Art@jerabekffo.org.
FINAL PLEDGE DRIVE TOTAL
Our 2023 Pledge Drive has wrapped up and together, we raised...
Sure, we didn't hit our goal of $80,000 but we got pretty close. Finishing with just $655 within our goal, we are rounding UP and celebrating the Pledge Drive as a FUNDRAISING WIN!
Thank you for helping our koalas REACH NEW HEIGHTS!
Classes that won the end-of-drive “Pajamas & Pizza” parties will be announced on-campus and shared via Koala Korner by next week.
Volunteers for any activities large or small are always welcome! For specific school volunteer information, see below link.