Principal's Message Scripps Ranch Civic Association Newsletter

SRCA November 2014 Newsletter 

Our staff is working diligently to provide our students with 21st Century learning using Common Core Standards with a focus on the 4-C’s:  Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity.  The Admin Team addressed each grade level with our policy assemblies in an effort to continue to keep a positive attitude on campus and to treat each other with respect and dignity.

Our fall sports have done well and will participate in play-off games.  We will gear up for winter sports in mid-November.  Counselors continue to offer college application labs this month.  Any student who would like assistance in completing a college application is welcome to attend any session that is listed below.

After school peer tutoring is available for any student looking for academic help in all subjects on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the library.  The tutoring program began September 23 and runs through approximately the middle of May, 2015. 

 The District Attorney’s Youth Advisory Board (YAB) resumes this year with its mission to educate and advise the community.  It aims to spread general awareness about the needs and challenges of today’s youth and pressing issues affecting young people in San Diego County, resulting in a positive change throughout the community.

As the administrators continue to visit classrooms, we are constantly seeing rigor in the instruction taking place in the classroom.  Teachers have been actively engaging all students through effective questioning strategies, in addition to aligning instruction to the new Common Core standards. Our students are being pushed to a higher level of thinking with instruction that encourages them to think differently, on a mature level and to enjoy what they are doing.   The commitment and dedication of our staff to continue improving student achievement is remarkable!

Mark your calendars for the following important dates:

  • November 4 -  Polling site/Theater Foyer
  • November 3,5,10,12, 17 and 19 - College Application Lab, 

         2:15 – 3:30 p.m./Room 841 

  • November 5 – Governance/School Site Council Meeting, 

         2:45 p.m./Staff Dining Room

  • November 11 - Veteran’s Day – No School
  • November 15 - Winter sports season begins
  • November 24 – 28 - Thanksgiving Break – No School

Be sure to check out the Daily Bulletin as well as other events listed by month in our School Calendar section on our school webpage


Ann Menna, Principal