Ranch Roundup

Students, families, faculty, and staff came together for Jerabek Elementary School’s 38th Annual Ranch Roundup in June. The fundraising event featured carnival games, an activities corral including pony rides and a petting zoo, opportunity boxes, cake walk, classroom basket raffle, food, prizes, and a talent show. Ranch Roundup followed a special ceremony celebrating the school’s 40th anniversary. Jerabek students performed music and gave speeches for the crowd, with the ceremony ending in a spirited rendition of Jerabek’s school song.

Established in 1978, Jerabek Elementary was named after Chauncy Jerabek, the head gardener at Miramar Ranch Elementary School, where future Jerabek students were learning in temporary classrooms a few blocks away. He also worked as a horticulturalist at the Scripps estate for many years, and has a park and street named after him as well. At 87 years old, Mr. Jerabek was present for the school’s ribbon cutting in 1978. He passed away a few months later. Mr. Jerabek’s legacy lives on today, with approximately 650 students from transitional kindergarten through fifth grade learning and growing at the school each year.

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The school is largely supported by the Family Faculty Organization (FFO) made up of parents, community members, and staff who work together to provide students with added enrichment to their existing curriculum. FFO programs include Ranch Roundup, Yearbook, and Family Math and Science Nights. Discover more at www.jerabekffo.org.