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Nighthawks Take Flight The first day of school is typically an exciting one, but for Del Norte High School students, it was an especially exciting day. On August 20, the much anticipated Del Norte High School greeted over 800 students – 530 freshman and 275 sophomores. For all practical purposes, this was an historic day for 4S Ranch.

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Star Wars under the Stars - Meet Vader, Chewie, and R2D2 here in 4S Ranch The San Diego Star Wars Society – led by Chewbacca (pictured), Darth Vader, and R2D2 – is coming to the 4S Ranch Sports Park (next to baseball fields) on Saturday, October 17. Bring the kids out to meet and greet not just Chewie, Lord Vader and R2D2, but also Princess Leia, Imperial Stormtroopers, Bounty Hunters, and Jedi Knights. All proceeds will benefit one of your neighbors here in the community, the Ferrandi family, whose one-year-old daughter, Olivia, is battling Canavan disease.

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Cyclones Travel To Cooperstown This summer, the 12U San Diego Cyclones traveled to Cooperstown, NY to play in a week-long tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park. It was an experience that none of them will ever forget..

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Our new medical offices in Rancho Bernardo How does good health grow in your community? Do you and your neighbors plant the seeds by taking steps to keep your families healthy? Does it sprout and start to blossom when you quit smoking or walk a mile? “Growing health” can include all of these things. At Kaiser Permanente, we’re committed to helping North County cultivate better health every day. That’s why we’re excited to announce the opening of our new Rancho Bernardo Medical Offices. Here’s our new address:

Kaiser Permanente Rancho Bernardo Medical Offices Excel Centre 17140 Bernardo Center Drive San Diego, CA 92128 The new, state-of-the-art facility will offer primary care (now including pediatrics), radiology, and pharmacy services. We’re also adding an obstetrics/gynecology department. That means you’ll be able to receive a wide range of high-quality care for you and your family—all at this same convenient location. Combined with our existing facilities in North County, the new Rancho Bernardo Medical Offices will help us grow good health throughout the community. For more information about our services, or to learn about becoming a Kaiser Permanente member, go to kp.org or call 1-800-464-4000. For TTY service for the deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, call 1-800-777-1370.

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Change Can Be Good Some good friends of ours here in 4S Ranch left last month. They moved up to Northern California, which might just as well be Massachusetts when you think about how often we will get to see them now. As I watched the family go through the cycle of shock at having to move, then trying to find an affordable location with good schools for the kids, then trying to sell their current place, then back to shock at having to move, etc., it brought back so many memories for me. I’ve moved almost my entire life. When I was younger, I got so used to moving I didn’t even cry anymore. What I did do, however, was learn that change can be exciting. I learned to accept the fact that I had little control over the decision to move or the destination so I might as well embrace the chance to try something different. After a while, embracing change crept into everything I did, not just my family’s frequent relocations. I got online and checked the dictionary meaning of change and was overwhelmed with the options. Perhaps it’s a testament to the word itself. The definitions I liked best were some of the nouns, such as “a variation or deviation: a change in the daily routine” and “variety or novelty: Let’s try a new restaurant for a change.” These meanings best describe the point I am trying to make.

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Debi Renken Don’t fear change. How will you ever know what’s around the corner if you don’t let change creep into your life? Change doesn’t have to be as big as a move. It can happen on the smallest level….try tea, try sushi, try wearing yellow, try being early for an appointment, try a new hair style, try a new road. Take these ideas and run with them, it could lead to whole new perspective for you. This month, we celebrate Halloween. Maybe change is why Halloween is so much fun for everyone. You get to change into something that you normally aren’t -- a superhero or a rock star. Even adults love the opportunity to “dress up”. Want a chance to morph into Simon Cowell so you can have a nasty disposition for a few hours? Perhaps you have really short hair and want to see what it’s like to have long hair – don a long wig and be Rapunzel for the evening.

Before I sign off, I wanted to remind everyone that this is your community paper. It too has changed over the years, but has stayed focused on events, people and information that build community. Send us your baby announcements, send us information about the amazing block party you had or the group you want to promote. We can’t always promise it will make “the next issue,” but we will do our best to fit it in. I hope you’ll find a way to welcome change into your life this month! Until next time, Happy Halloween!

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Our mission for Back At The Ranch is to connect 4S residents to each other and to key resources with the goal of building community in 4S Ranch and the greater Rancho Bernardo area. Back at The Ranch is a great example of what can happen when neighbors build strong relationships and get busy putting their ideas and skills together for the good of the community. We hope you find this community publication reflective of our excitement to be in 4S Ranch and our desire to build something that brings us all closer together. We invite you to join in the fun and get involved. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form, in whole or part, without written permission is prohibited. Back at the Ranch (BATR) is a monthly publication highlighting house, home and community building. BATR accepts freelance contributions, though there is no guarantee that unsolicited material will be returned. BATR is not responsible for the views of contributing writers and assumes no responsibility for errors appearing within. Opinions expressed are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the Publisher or advertisers. We reserve the right to restrict all advertisements to their proper classification and to edit or reject any copy.

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on your doorstep nighthawks take flight “Things are going very well, and I’ve never been more excited about this opportunity!” -greg Mizel, Principal, Del Norte High School

The first day of school is typically an exciting one, but for Del Norte High School students, it was an especially exciting day. On August 20, the much anticipated Del Norte High School greeted over 800 students – 530 freshman and 275 sophomores. For all practical purposes, this was an historic day for 4S Ranch. The freshmen and sophomores who chose to attend will for all time be able to say they opened Del Norte High School. And, what a high school it is! The campus is nothing short of spectacular. Everything (from the stadium to the aquatics center to the classrooms to the performing arts complex) is modern, high tech and beautiful. Students came from all directions, in cars, on bikes, on foot, via skateboards and scooters. After picking up their schedules, students made their way over to the stadium for an opening day welcome from Principal Mizel. As students found their friends, the stadium was suddenly alive with exciting chatter. Principal Mizel, never the demure type, rolled into the stadium on a skateboard and announced to the students that they can be whatever they want. “You are capable of so much more than you think you are,” the

principal declared. “Our focus is to launch you into adult life. Let’s get after it, you guys!” Del Norte has been a flourish of activity with no sign of stopping anytime soon. In August, there was orientation, registration, first day of school and Open House. Back To School Night was hosted in September, and October will usher in a Dedication Ceremony for the Performing Arts Complex (the public is welcome to attend) and Del Norte will host the North County College Fair. Sprinkle in football, games, water polo matches, tennis, volleyball and more, and you have the recipe for one very busy, but extraordinarily exciting high school. All events and activities have gone smoothly and the general feeling about things has been exceedingly positive. The first football games played at the stadium were definitely a highlight for the school and the community. It was literally the place to see and be seen. Parents showed up with family and friends to watch their kids play, cheer or dance. Kids showed up to ‘hang out’ with friends, and the rest, well, why not go to your community’s high school football game on a Friday night!

Star Wars under the Stars Meet Vader, Chewie, and R2D2 here in 4S Ranch The San Diego Star Wars Society – led by Chewbacca (pictured),

Darth Vader, and R2D2 – is coming to the 4S Ranch Sports Park next to baseball fields on Saturday, October 17. Bring out the kids to meet and greet not just Chewie, Lord Vader and R2D2, but also Princess Leia, Imperial Stormtroopers, Bounty Hunters, and Jedi Knights. There will be a $5 minimum donation required per person (regardless of age) upon entry. For your donation, a professional photographer will take a photo of you and your kids with your favorite Star Wars characters, and then you can relax on the lawn and watch a Star Wars movie on a giant outdoor movie screen in the park! All proceeds will benefit one of your neighbors here in the community, the Ferrandi family, whose one-year-old daughter, Olivia, is battling Canavan disease—a pernicious neurological degenerative disease of infancy for which there is currently no cure. The photo ops with the stars of Star Wars will begin at 4 pm. Then, at nightfall, the Star Wars movie will begin. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and dress accordingly to enjoy watching Star Wars under the stars! Also, don’t forget to bring some extra cash, too, as they will be raffling off over a thousand dollars worth of amazing prizes! Snacks will be available at the snack shack run by the 4S Ranch Little League. The San Diego Star Wars Society is a volunteer group of Star Wars enthusiasts, who have their own screenaccurate replica costumes of the iconic characters from the Star Wars films. The event is also being sponsored by The Ouimet Team ( Jim and Marge Ouimet) of RE/MAX (www.wesell4sranch.com) who have generously donated the giant movie screen for your Star Wars under the stars experience. For more information, visit www.oliviasfund.com or call Jack Hill at 858-312-1509. And, may the Force be with you! pag e 6 : ba ck at th e ra n ch

events for 4S Ranch Residents! don’t miss the 4s ranch hOa community garage sale – Saturday, October 3. Email Rebecca Soto at: 4sranch@ prescottmgt.com with your name and address to be added to the list of participants. Kids, do you dream about being the next food network star? Jennifer Harper, 4S Ranch Events Coordinator, is cooking up a great class for young chefs. Seating will be limited. The class will be offered during the month of October, so check www. 4SConnect.com for more details.

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on your doorstep Cyclones Travel To Cooperstown This summer the 12U San Diego Cyclones traveled to Cooperstown, NY to play in a week-long tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park. It was an experience that none of them will ever forget. Local players included Matt Casadona, Makenna Grewe (one of only four females  out of 1200

4S Ranch ~ Del Sur Community Foundation News DON’T MISS OUT! Put Wednesday, December 2, on your calendar now for “Divas, Desserts & Designs” to benefit our 4S Ranch & Del Sur schools. Get some unique holiday gifts, enjoy amazing desserts and spend time with girlfriends. It’s a fun and easy way to contribute to school fundraising. Community design talent will be showcased at sit-down event tables “hosted” and themed by community members who either have a design knack or do it professionally. Desserts will be supplied by local community business members. The goal is to raise at least $4,000 for the 4S Ranch ~ Del Sur Community Foundation.  More details will be coming through your child’s school or visit www.endow4sranchdelsur.org

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players), Nick Lavin and Jordan Pada from 4S, Landen Hamm from RB, and Brian Cate, Chris Leo, and Edward Xhu from CMR. Most of the team was able to arrive in NYC before the tournament and were shown around the Big Apple by team manager, Scott Casadona, a New York native. Some of the sights that were seen included the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Center) and Yankee Stadium. The team even got to hold an informal practice in Central Park. The team practiced hard and worked hard raising the $15,000 needed to make the trip. Their diligence paid off as the team, coached by Scott Casadona, Tom Grewe and Jack Pennock, won their first  six games, and ended up with a 6-1 record to finish in 17th place out of 104 teams. Opening Ceremonies were spectacular as all 104 teams paraded into the stadium and skydivers floated down onto the field. The kids were able to trade pins with other teams from across the country and during Closing Ceremonies each player was inducted into the Youth Baseball Hall of Fame where they received a commemorative ring.

Friday, October 23, will be an evening local 4S, Del Sur, RSF and San Diego women won’t want to miss! Girls Night Out! - Moms Night Out! (GNO - MNO) hosted by Civil Disobedience Boutique is scheduled from 6 to 10 pm or when the last femme frenzied shopper drops! This event will also be raising money and donating 15% of the night’s sales to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk. Civil Disobedience owner, Nicki Starr, and a team of local 4S women will be participating in the walk this November. The evening promises to be a fabulously fun shopping experience, including, a LIVE music performance by local 4S recording artist and cancer survivor, Laura Roppe! Appetizers and desserts will be compliments of Zocalo Grill. Drinks will be on-hand compliments of Civil Dis. There will also be free Facials and MircroDerm Abrasion to be done by local 4S resident and Esthetician, Cindy Gephart. And, the fun does not stop there! Local 4S resident and photographer, Greg Gutting of Gutting Photography, will be setting up a photo studio to shoot candid shots of the GNO-MNO ladies and the evening’s festivities. As always, discounts and door prizes will be going on all night long! If you would like to donate food, drink or door prize giveaways to promote your business, please contact Cara Ortiz, Samantha Swenke or Nicki Starr at civild4s@yahoo.com or call 858-675-0085.

From beginning to end, the trip will be one for the record books for this dedicated group of players coaches and families.

4S Ranch Adult Soccer Champs!

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The Blue Team wins! The adult soccer team consists of mostly 4S Ranch residents and includes both men and woman. The championship game was an exciting one. Both the Blue Team and the Green Team battled for goals each time the other scored. In the end, Warren Lee, Captain of the Blue Team, helped lead them to a 4 – 3 victory.

Wildfire Season is upon us. The Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District has a wonderful website you can visit to get plenty of valuable information about everything from protecting your home to learning more about “shelter-in-place” homes: www.rsf-fire.org. Take a moment to look over the website; it will help you in your efforts to prepare for a fire emergency. You can download or request free brochures on many topics pertaining to fire protection. In addition, since this issue was not addressed in the brochures, a few 4S residents asked the fire department how best to deal with vehicles during a fire. Firefighters told them that it’s best to try to keep vehicles garaged during a fire.  If the vehicle must remain outside, you should move it away from the house, out of the path of firefighters, and definitely NOT leave it in the driveway, as combustion may occur due to fuel ignition.   Here’s the website, again: www.rsf-fire.org. Take some time to look it over today and see what you can do to prepare yourself and your family.

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The adult soccer league is a co-ed recreational league open to all ages above 18 and all skill levels. The age range is typically mid-20’s to mid-50’s. They have players that have played since they were young and players in their that have just started playing. There are three seasons each year - winter, summer, and fall (September started the fall season).  Most of the players are from the 4S Ranch community, but that is not a requirement. All games are played down at the 4S Community Park on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in joining the league, visit http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1788580. back at the ranch: page 7


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on your doorstep 4S Ranch Village Celebrates Three Grand Openings! CrossFit PIA Creates the ‘Quintessential Athlete’ CrossFit PIA, the new training facility in the 4S Ranch Village, is not just another place to work out. With natural light flowing in from all directions, wide open training areas and shiny new equipment, the facility has got motivation written all over it. CrossFit PIA promotes a strength and conditioning methodology. Their stated goal is to create “the quintessential athlete, equal part gymnast, Olympic weightlifter and sprinter.” Crossfit is not sport-specific and promotes broad, inclusive, and general physical fitness. On Saturday, September 5, hundreds of people showed up to find out what this methodology was all Lorenzo Neal-former SD Charger, and Kassim Osgood-WR for SD Chargers pose with Al Martel of CrossFit PIA. about. The best explanations are sometimes seen not    heard, so Al Martel (majority owner) and his crew of workout artists provided a long list of scheduled events, including a multitude of workout demonstrations. LaDainian Tomlinson, Lorenzo Neal and Chuck Liddell all made appearances at the grand opening celebration.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS October – HOA Kids Cooking Class details at www.4Sconnect.com October 3 - 4S Ranch HOA Community Garage Sale – Email Rebecca Soto at Prescott Management with your name and address to be added to the list of participants. 4sranch@prescottmgt. com October 7 - Del Norte HS – Dedication Ceremony at the Performing Arts Center. www.powayusd.com/pusddnhs October 7 to 11 - Disney On Ice presents Princess Classics at the San Diego Sports Arena, www.disneyonice.com October 13 & 27 - Pet Trusts Workshops on how to set up trusts for your beloved pets, 1:30pm, 4S Ranch Library, 858-673-4697.

CrossFit PIA is in full swing with Fundamentals Classes running all day. If you’re even a bit curious about the concept, stop by anytime and watch one of the classes in session. They are located at 16625 Dove Canyon Rd., Ste. 101. If you’d like to email questions, you can do so at info@crossfitpia4sranch.com or visit www.crossfitpia.com.

October 15 - Register on the new 4SConnect by October 15 and enter to win a $200 American Express gift card. Register between October 16 – November 15 for chance to win a $100 American Express card. www.4SConnect.com

Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt Swirls Its Yummy Way Into the Community

October 16 - Spa & Sparkle, Tour Of Elegance hosts Girls Night Out, 6 to 9 pm. Contact Saundra Toor, 858613-3663, www.tourofelegance.com .

Grand Opening Day for Sweet Things was Friday, September 4. If you missed it, you should know they gave away free yogurt from 3 to 8 pm. Over 2000 people showed up to grab their free tasty treat and check out one of the newer additions to the 4S Ranch Village. Sweet Things Frozen Yogurt is a family-owned business located next door to Subway. The family wanted to create an environment filled with positive energy so they adopted “Peace-Love-Yogurt” as their motto. The motto is befitting of the decor at the shop which will bring you back to the 70’s. Employees wear tie dye t-shirts, the walls are brightly painted, 70’s music plays continuously  and  The Partridge Family TV show runs in the background.   Owners Mike and Nancy Scornavacco wanted the atmosphere at the shop to be happy, fun, cheery, and peaceful – a place where people can come and relax with their friends and family and enjoy something healthy and sweet. Nancy even provides a small living room area and encourages the kids to eat on sofas and roll around on the shag rug. The experience is unique and the yogurt is yummy. Don’t miss out! Try some today!

Time 2 Shine Offers Distinctive Dance Classes and Programs Time 2 Shine, the NEW beautifully renovated dance and fitness studio with a retail boutique in the heart of 4S Ranch in the 4S Ranch Village, is now OPEN. They held their Grand Opening on Saturday, September 5. Founded by Jennifer Miller, a dancer and certified Pilates instructor with 20 years of experience, Time 2 Shine is committed to bringing its students the best instructors and the highest standards in training. “At Time 2 Shine, the body and spirit are priorities,” said Jennifer. “Through our love of movement through music, meditation, and dance, we hope Time 2 Shine will invigorate and inspire the star within. Health and fitness are so important and we hope to create an environment where our students, at any age, can experience a sense of joy and peace within themselves, and encourage a lifelong love of fitness and dance.” In addition to Time 2 Shine’s ballet program, students can select from a variety of fitness classes, including Balocity Workouts, Balletica Barre Workouts, Zumba, Zumba for kids, Creative Movement (Ages 2-5), Hoop Dance (Age 12-Adult), Yoga Flow, Mommy and Me Yoga (6 weeks-2 yrs), Yoga for Kids (Preschool ages 2-5), Yoga for Kids (ages 6+), group Music (ages 0-15), Pilates Springboard/ Circuit, Pilates Mat, and Pilates Mat for Kids. Time 2 Shine is located at 16625 Dove Canyon Rd. #105. For all newcomers, the first class is always FREE and there are no registration fees! For more information, visit www.wertime2shine.com or call 858-675-0772.

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October 16 - Slightly Scary Story Contest deadline. Submit a Slightly Scary Story to the 4S Ranch Library and enter to win prizes. 4S Ranch Library, 858-673-4697. October 16 - Boys & Girls Club Basketball Sign-Up Deadline. Email or call Alex Adams at aadams@sdyouth.org, 858-676-2230 or visit the Boys & Girls Club. October 17 - Olivia Hill Fundraiser, The San Diego Star Wars Society, led by Chewbacca and Darth Vader, is coming to the 4S Ranch Sports Park, 4pm, www.oliviasday.com, or call Jack Hill at 858-312-1509. October 23 - Civil Disobedience Boutique host Girls Night Out/Moms Night Out, 6 to 10pm. Contact Cara Ortiz, Samantha Swenke or Nicki Starr at: civild4s@yahoo.com, or call 858-675-0085. October 24 - Take Your Best Shot photo contest ends. Submit your photo at www.4SRanch.com/bestshot for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. November 1 RB Festival at 4S Ranch, 10 am to 4 pm, 858-487-1767 or email events@ sdncc.com. November 1 4S Ranch Little League Registration Day, RB Festival at 4S Ranch, 9 am to 4 pm, www.4srll.com November 9 – 13 Stone Ranch Elementary Scholastic Book Fair, visit http://www.powayusd. com/pusdsres.

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Baby & Me Yoga - 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 7 & 14.  Easy yoga postures for tone and flexibility while entertaining babies 4 weeks to 1 year. Class size limited. Call for registration.

Slightly Scary Stories Contest! Submit a Slightly Scary Story to the 4S Ranch Library by Friday, October 16 at 5 pm and enter to win prizes and a chance to have your story available in the library! Age Groups include 1st - 2nd grade, 3rd - 5th grade, and 6th grade through High School.  Entry forms and rules are available at the library.

Baby & Me Fitness  - 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 14 & 28.  Personal trainer exercises with moms while entertaining babies 4 weeks to 1 year. Class size limited. Call for registration. Coffee & Conversation  - 3rd Thursday of the month at 12 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; October 15. Book discussion. Bring what you are reading and share with other book lovers. Spanish Bilingual  Mexican Loteria  - 1st Tuesday of the month at 4 pm - October 6.  Family program. All ages welcome. Adult Spanish Conversation  4th Thursday of the month at 3 pm - October 22.  Community members discuss current events. Bring Your Book to the Table (This is the Adult Book Club) 1st Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. Pet Trusts - Tuesday, October 13 & 27 at 1:30 pm -  Workshops on how to set up trusts for your beloved pets. 

Baby Storytime - Tuesdays 10:30 am. Pre-walking babies only. Enjoy this one-on-one lapsit activity which introduces babies to stories and songs. Space is limited. Please arrive 1/2 hr early to receive a ticket. After-School Story and Craft Wednesdays - 3:30 pm. Ages 5-8. Listen to stories, songs, and a craft. Seating is limited. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to receive a ticket. Toddler Time - Thursdays 10:30 am. Ages 1-2. Enjoy stories, songs and fingerplays. Seating is limited. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to receive a ticket.

Preschool Story Time Fridays - 10:30 am. Ages 3-5. Enjoy songs, stories and fingerplays. Seating is limited. Please arrive 1/2 hour early to receive a ticket.  PaJaMa Storytime â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday, October 14 at 6:30 pm. All Ages Welcome. 2nd Wednesday of the month. Enjoy bedtime stories and songs. Come in your favorite pair of pjâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.   Teen Book Club â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wednesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm. Third Wednesday of the month. Hang out and discuss cool books. Snacks Provided. Spanish Bilingual Storytime and Craft. 2nd and 4th Mondays. Bilingual stories and crafts. All Ages Welcome. Theme: Back to school. 

Temple Adat Shalom of Poway Welcomes Single Jewish Adults Temple Adat Shalom of Poway invites single Jewish Adults of all ages to join them on the second Friday night of the month at their monthly service welcoming singles to our community.  Services start at 7 pm and the temple is located at 15905 Pomerado Rd., Poway. This Singles service is an ongoing event at Temple Adat Shalom. For further information, call the temple at 858-451-1200 or contact Carol Gendel at membership@adatshalom.com.

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Maranatha Christian Schools has space available for the 200910 school year for students in Preschool through 12th grade. The beautiful K-12 campus is located on the west side of the 4S Ranch area at 9050 Maranatha Drive. Maranatha Christian Schools is dually accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). The academic school year began on Tuesday, September 8. Office Hours are 7 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Beginning October 2, interested parents are welcome to join a 9 am Fantastic Friday morning campus tour. No appointment is necessary. MCS offers 25 CIF sanctioned competitive sport teams. High school basketball and baseball play in the Frontier League.Last year, the basketball team ranked 3rd in the state and the baseball team was co-champions in their division. The HS 8-man football team plays in the Citrus League. Last year, the varsity Screaminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eagles won their division 10 and 0. Before and after-school care and extracurricular programs are also available. For more information, contact Francine Good, Director of Development, at 858759-9737 or visit http://maranathachristianschools.org.

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on your doorstep 4S Ranch Boys & Girls Club Programs Winter Basketball Sign-Ups End In October

12th Annual Summer Games

The Boys and Girls Club 4S Ranch Winter Basketball League will be starting earlier this year to add more practice time and to stretch out the season so games are more convenient. Sign-ups end October 16. There are two leagues: Boys Leagues: 1/2, 3/4, 5/6*, 7/8 Grades and Girls Leagues: 1/2, 3-5, 6-8 Grades. The cost is $120 per player (includes club membership & league fees) or $60 per player (current Boys & Girls Club Member). Games begin Saturday, December 5 and all divisions will play on Saturdays*. Practice begins the week of November 9 and the season ends February 15. Note: * 5/6 Boys leagues play only on Fridays. Please sign up early and tell all your friends. For more information, contact: Alex Adams, Athletic Director, Boy’s and Girls Club 4S Ranch at aadams@sdyouth.org or 858-676-2230.

Dance Program Classes are on Tuesdays and are currently ongoing: 2:00-2:30 pm        2-4 years        Beginning Dance Movement 2:30-3:00 pm        3-4 years        Ballet 3:00-3:30 pm        3-4 years        Tap 3:30-4:00 pm        5-7 years        Tap

4S Ranch Boys & Girls Club Members are all smiles, posing with their coaches and newly awarded gold medals. The team took 1st Place in the soccer competition at the 12th Annual Summer Games.  

4:40-4:30 pm        5-7 years        Ballet 4:30-5:00 pm        All Ages        Musical Theater 5:00-5:30 pm        All Ages        Cheer/Cheer Dance 1-Class      $35 Per Month 2-Classes    $65 Per Month

After-School Program Now Accepts Kindergarteners The Boys & Girls Club afterschool program is a safe, supervised environment where kids can learn and have fun when school is over and during holiday camps. The good news – they now accept Kindergarteners! Boys & Girls Club 4S offers a variety of activities for members in grades K – 8, as well as offering a wide array of enrichment programs. They also offer competitive, reasonable monthly rates, season passes and day passes. Every child in your family exceeding the first will automatically receive a 20% discount on monthly fees. The club enforces a “Safe Passage Policy” which ensures the safety of each child that is checked in for the day. Visit the club to pick up an After-School Program brochure with a complete list of dates, fees, times and programs or call 858-676-2230.

Last month, we published an article about the Boys & Girls Club 12th Annual Summer Games which were hosted at the 4S Ranch Branch. Because of printing deadlines, we were unable to print the results. Read on and find out how 4S Ranch came out in the totals. It truly was all fun and games as athletes across the county traveled from 12 different branches to compete. On August 7, competitors participated in a variety of sporting events which included soccer, basketball, swimming, track and field, and even ping pong. More than 300 kids competed, representing “the best of the best” from their respective Clubs, determined by preliminary games held at their diverse and distinctive neighborhood branches. Medals were awarded for first, second, and third place in all events. 4S Ranch athletes had an impressive showing, going home with a total of 11 gold, 4 silver, and 4 bronze medals. The Summer Games also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and encouragement to other competing Club Members. This year’s “Sportsmanship Award” was presented to the Clairemont Branch.

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on your doorstep San Diego Parks & Rec Programs At 4S Ranch Adult Leagues & Tournaments Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 2-Day Basketball Tournament The County of San Diego is offering a 2-day menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball tournament open to adults 18 years or older. Tournament format is pool play on Saturday to determine seeding, then on Sunday a double-elimination tournament to determine champion. Prizes will be awarded to tournament champion.

Open Roller Hockey Yes, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right adult roller hockey in San Diego! The County of San Diego offers three skill divisions. Whether you are just learning how to play or are skating circles around the competition, we have the league for you. Fee: $700 per team

Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park (Roller Rink)

When: Monday: Beginner league begin October 19 Tuesday: Intermediate league begins October 13

Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park (Gymnasium) When: Saturday-Sunday, October 10 & 11

Time: 8:15 - 9:30 pm Age: 18 years and up

Youth Sports Leagues

Time: Pool Play begins at 9 am (Saturday)

Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball The County of San Diego is offering B and C divisions. Come enjoy one of the best facilities for basketball in the County. Bring your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aâ&#x20AC;? game and see how you match up against the competition.

Youth Roller Hockey League/Clinics The County of San Diego is offering one of the few youth roller hockey leagues in the area. Come out and enjoy great games and clinics at a very affordable price. Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park (Roller Rink) Age: 6-17 years old

Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park (Gymnasium)

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Co-Rec Volleyball Come enjoy one of the best facilities for 4-on-4 Co-Rec Volleyball in the County. One female or male must be on the court at all times. Matches are best 2 out of 3 games with rally scoring to 21 points. Fee: $225 per team

Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park (Gymnasium) When: Monday, league begins October 5 with Games: 6:30 7:30 & 8:30 pm

Tennis This class is intended to introduce the basic fundamentals beginning with the forehand, backhand, and volley. Class maximum 6 players.

Fee: $25 per player per team

Fee: $425 per team + $24 per game ref fee

December 6 with Games: 4, 5, 6 pm

Fee: $80 for 10 sessions

Date: Monday, class begins October 12

Matches: 6:30, 7:20, 8:10 & 9 pm

Age: 18 years and up

Instructor: Paul Savage

Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park

Wednesday: Advance league begins October 28

Fee: $250 per team

Bak Fu Pai (Kung Fu) The County of San Diego is offering a martial art that originates in Southern China and the name literally translates to White Tiger Kung Fu. This art brings to the table such items as meditation, speed through relaxation, muscle building and overall cardio fitness.

Adult & Youth Fitness Classes Instructor: Dan Irvine

Yang Style Tai Chi The County of San Diego is offering a martial art that is deceptively effective and overtly empowering. The health benefits of Tai Chi are very positive. This art has been linked to helping overall balance, fatigue, Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, hand eye coordination, heart conditions, and lower body strength. Instructor: Paul Savage

Fee: $80 for 10 sessions

Location: 4S Ranch Sports Park

Date: Monday, class begins October 12 Time: 6:30 - 7:45 pm

Age: 6 years and up

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on your doorstep the new & improved 4s connect has arrived Since the earliest version of www.4SConnect.net was launched in 2002, the world of technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Lisa Bershaw, a 4S resident who has worked part-time as the site’s Content Administrator for the past 1½ years, is excited about the fresh clean look and simple navigation. Newly labeled tabs make it a much easier system to locate everything you need to find in 4S Ranch. You must be a resident of 4S Ranch to register on the community intranet site. Many areas are accessible by going to the site, but full access is granted by logging in. Registering is easy! Type your name and address information carefully when filling out the online registration form. If your information (name & address) matches that in the Homeowners Association (HOA) database – you’re connected! Unlike the old system, you are now able to choose your own user name and password. However, your full name will appear on postings, classified ads or group page comments. If your information does not match up, you can still be verified through the current manual process. Register by October 15 and be entered to win a $200 American Express gift card. Residents registering between October 16 – November 15 will be eligible for a drawing to win a $100 American Express card. Don’t wait… Get connected!

Spa & Sparkle At Tour Of elegance Let’s face it! Everyone enjoys a little “Spa & Sparkle”. This particular evening, hosted by Saundra Toor of Tour of Elegance (a local bridal and evening wear salon) promises nothing less. This special Girls Night Out is scheduled for October 16 from 6 to 9 pm. Grab your friends and come be dazzled by the new line of Crislu Jewelry. Visit with a rep from NuSkin who will demonstrate the refreshingly effective facial products called Galvanic Spa. These products will make you feel like you have found the fountain of youth. Or perhaps you can get a mini massage and then wander over for some wine and cheese as you relax and chat with friends. Enjoy this girls not out and get ready to put your best you forward! Tour Of Elegance is located at 11315 Rancho Bernardo Road, #150, San Diego, CA 92127, 858-613-3663 or visit www.tourofelegance.com.

4S Ranch® Announces the Take Your best Shot Amateur Photo Contest 4S Ranch Community invites all amateur photographers to take part and submit your best photo to the 4S Ranch Facebook page in the “Take Your Best Shot” photo contest. Enter through Saturday, October 24, 2009 for a chance to win a $1,000 Visa Gift Card. Entrants also have the chance to win one of four $250 Visa Gift Cards. The four winning photos will be entered to win the Grand Prize. The photo with the most votes during the grand prize period will win the $1,000 Visa Gift Card. To enter the 4S Ranch Take Your Best Shot amateur photo contest, visit www.4sranch.com/bestshot.

Sony electronics To launch New Headquarters building In 4S Ranch On Monday, October 5, Sony Corporation will commemorate its new headquarters with a grand opening celebration. The new building which covers 7.8 acres and spans 38 acres of actual campus area, will welcome 2000 employees, many of which live right here in 4S Ranch. The new Sony Headquarters boasts some impressive statistics including an eleventh floor dining center and exterior dining terrace, fitness center and activity deck on the parking structure roof. There is even a one-acre central garden space for collaboration. Sony kept its sights on being environmentally-conscious and equipped the campus with designated parking for 46 “Low-emitting & Fuel Efficient Vehicles”, 52% of open space is vegetated (more than double that required), 48% reduction of typical water usage using high-efficiency fixtures, 17.5% improvement in energy performance and the purchase of “Renewable Energy Certificates” equivalent to 100% of yearly energy consumption. The facility is located at 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego.

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The 6th annual RB Fall Festival is back to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and the neighborhood of 4S Ranch. The San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is presenting the street fair on Sunday, November 1 from 10 am until 4 pm. The RB Fall Festival at 4S Ranch offers all-day live entertainment, health screenings, Kiddieland, and more! 15,000 expected visitors browse the arts and crafts booths, partake of international cuisine, get information from regional and local businesses, service clubs, religious and non-profit organizations. Mark your calendars now and don’t miss this exciting event. For more information, please call the San Diego North Chamber at 858-487-1767 or email events@sdncc.com.

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people in your neighborhood the ricks family

How often do people get the opportunity to play professional football? How often do people get to play ANY professional sport? I believe the statistic is one half of one percent! Mikhael Ricks was in the one half of one percent. He was a second-round draft pick for none other than the San Diego Chargers! He went on to play for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Tigers before deciding to settle down here in San Diego. Mikhael is originally from Texas, but after his time in San Diego with the Charges, he

made quite a few connections and he really liked it out here. Mikhael came back to his “second home” as he puts it. He brought with him, his wife, Kristi and their almost 2-year-old daughter, Kiera. I should point out that Kiera is 3 ½ feet tall! (Mamma is a very normal 5’6’’, but Dadda is 6’6”!) Kiera is a very busy child who needs to be outside at all times. Kristi used to work in the entertainment industry as an Events Coordinator. She has since slowed down so she could speed up chasing Kiera! She loves raising their daughter, but is also the resident fashionista. With all the exposure to fashion in her line of work, it’s no wonder! Mikhael remains very active sports-wise. He enjoys playing golf and basketball and has embarked on a second career with Velocity Sports Performance (VSP). He trains athletes to become more powerful both mentally and physically in whatever sport they are pursuing. With all the mental and physical training and experience Mikhael received in professional sports, who better than him to train young up and coming athletes! VSP is a state-of-the-art facility designed to meet the needs of even the most elite or professional athlete. It is located on Willow Court (www.velocitysp.com). When there is time for a family huddle, they usually call plays which lead them to one of San Diego’s many fun zones…Seaworld, Legoland, Zoo, etc. The Ricks love the small town feel of this area and the family lifestyle - they’ll be here for a long time to come. Mikhael is a great guy so stop by and visit him at VSP. If you are lucky, you might catch a glimpse of his 3 ½ foot tall 2-year-old!

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school news Stone Ranch Elementary

Oak Valley Middle School

Stone Ranch Foundation

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THANK YOU to our Stone Ranch families, community partners, and corporate sponsors who helped us raise over $24,000 during the 2008-2009 school year. The Stone Ranch Foundation is committed to keeping Physical Education, Music, Computer Technology, and a Counselor in our school – not only for this year, but also in years to come – and we still need your help. We hope that you will continue to support the Foundation in all of our fundraising efforts for the 2009 – 2010 school year. Together – Let’s make Stone Ranch great! The Stone Ranch Foundation is excited to launch their NEW website at www.stoneranchfoundation.org. Please take a “tour” and take advantage of the many features added for your convenience. 

Are you looking for a carpool? Oak Valley has a new online SchoolPool program to help you set up a carpool to and from school. The regional SchoolPool program is part of RideLink, the commuter services program provided by San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). This FREE service provides a safe and secure connection to other parents in your neighborhood. If you are interested, you will need a passcode to sign up. Please call Anne Shaughnessy at 858-487-2939 x 6129 to get the passcode, then go to www.511sd.com/iCommute and follow the step-by-step instructions. If you don’t find a ride match right away, please allow time for other parents to sign up for this program and re-visit the website in a few days.

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SPED Foundation and Community Advisory Committee

The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. It provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education. The theme for 2009 – 2010 is “Beauty is…” All students at Stone Ranch are encouraged to submit an original piece of artwork in the following categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Entry deadline is October 26, 2009. For more information, contact Marcene Neilson at Cellankids@hotmail.com.

Trailblazer Treats Are Back Trailblazer Treats were very popular last year and will be offered again this year to all you hungry students and parents every first Wednesday of the month. Enjoy delicious muffins, granola bars juice and Starbucks coffee. This month treats will be available on the 7th from 7:30 am to 8 am. Come early, eat healthy and have breakfast with your friends while supporting Stone Ranch Foundation.

The PUSD Special Education Foundation and the CAC (Community Advisory Committee) are looking for you! Join us to help accomplish our goals to enrich and support all students served by the special education department, through an IEP, 504 plan, or speech services. To find out a little more about us, visit http://www.powayusd.com/Depts/SpecialEd/CAC/ or the foundation at www. pusdsef.org . If you have any additional questions, email Melissa Lind, Foundation President and CAC Co-Chair at melissalind@san.rr.com

Reflections Is Back The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. It provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education. The theme for 2009 – 2010 is “Beauty is…” . All students at Oak Valley are encouraged to participate & submit an original piece of artwork in the following categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Entry deadline is October 26, 2009. For more information, go to www.OVMSPTSA.org.

Stone Ranch Family Eat Out Night at Chili’s and Daphne’s

Schoolwide Readings

Mark your calendars! The first Stone Ranch Family Eat Out Night will be on Wednesday, October 21 from 11 am to 9 pm. Daphne’s of 4S Ranch will donate 20% of the sales you bring into the restaurant to our school. You must present the flyer which you can download by visiting the new www.stoneranchfoundation.org. Likewise, Chili’s restaurant is participating and will donate 10% of sales to Stone Ranch. You can call Chili’s at 858-385-1746 and Daphne’s at 858-487-0665. Thanks for your support – see you all there!

If you have a 6th grader, they are reading How Full Is Your Bucket and participating in activities related to the book. Our 7th and 8th graders are reading 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. Please take a moment to talk to your child about their thoughts on the book they are reading and the lessons that we are using with them. The teacher lesson guides are posted on our webpage. Go to http:// www.powayusd.com/pusdovms/ click on “Parents” and then “Schoolwide Book Lessons.” I hope that we will see an increase in the positive atmosphere at Oak Valley and even in our entire community.

Save the Date - Silent Auction Look for more information coming home regarding the 5th Annual Silent Auction. It is currently planned for Friday, October, 30.

Making The World A Better Place The first week of school Kids Korps collected old backpacks from last year. These were donated to “Stand Up For Kids” - an outreach project for at-risk teens. They are also collecting reams of paper for our school. With the severe budget cuts, this paper will be distributed to all the teachers and help offset the lack of funding. Also, a very special Thank You to all the Kids Korps reps who helped plan service projects in each of the classrooms last year. Your efforts were admirable and truly appreciated. You have done a lot to develop the “whole child” with activities they will remember for a lifetime. For more information regarding Kids Korps in the coming year, please contact Susan Wintersteen at susan@savvyinteriors.com or go online to www.kidskorps.org. pag e 14 : ba ck a t th e ra n ch

Oak Valley Falcon Foundation Oak Valley Falcon Foundation held an organizational meeting in August. The Foundation is working to bridge the funding gaps caused by state funding cuts. If you are interested in joining this dynamic group of parents, or if you would like more information, please visit www.oakvalleyfalconsfoundation.org or email info@ oakvalleyfalconsfoundation.org.

Cross Country The Oak Valley Falcons Cross Country team began in early September. Practices are on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday after school from 3:15 to 4 pm. You can practice everyday or just once per week. All you need is a good pair of running shoes, comfortable clothes (PE uniforms are ok) and a great attitude. There will be three races that you can compete in including a trip to Mt. SAC. If you have any questions, contact Coach Kenny.

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Big Gains For MRES on State Testing

Greetings Del Sur Explorers! We are off on our second year journey. It has been exciting to welcome 160 new students to our school. We have over 300 students in grades K through five and 80 students in our various preschool programs. Our school family is growing!

I am thrilled to share that the STAR test (state standardized tests) results showed MRES made huge academic gains in EVERY grade level and in EVERY content area. The number of proficient and advanced students also grew tremendously, doubling in some grades. We far exceeded the SMART goal we set as a staff and we are quite proud of the results. I want to take a moment to say thanks for partnering with us and helping us be such a high performing school. As you know, our teachers are incredibly talented and second to none. Your partnership and support allows us to ensure each child reaches her/his potential.

Parent Education Series In the first of many occasions to build a strong connection between home and school and to develop a common language we can all use, I will once again be hosting a Book Club. To ensure that parents have many opportunities to attend this year, I will alternate between day and evening meetings. Our first book will be How to Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. All that is required to participate in the Book Club series is to bring an open mind to the meeting and being willing to engage in an open dialogue designed to build to a strong connection between home and school. Rich Newman, Ed.D., Principal

PTA Welcome - Evi Haux, President On behalf of your 2009 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2010 PTA Executive Board, I welcome you to MRES. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve grown again ~ in more ways than one! Our school continues to grow in enrollment and budget cuts have also caused an increase in class sizes across all grade levels. We, as parents and members of the PTA, are looking for ways to meet increased needs due to decreased State funding. Now more than ever, we need volunteers to help with programs, fundraising, and idea generation. PTA will continue funding all of the great programs that you and the kids have come to enjoy and we will introduce new programs and ideas throughout the year. We will continue to stay GREEN this year, so be sure to open your ePacket each Wednesday in order to stay up to date. Check with the office to ensure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re set to volunteer as soon as your new teacher is ready. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m ready for a new school year and hope you are, too!

Reflections ~ Beauty isâ&#x20AC;Ś The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. The Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education. The theme for 2009 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2010 is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beauty isâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Our program officially kicked off in mid-September and entries will be due in midOctober. The Annual Gala and Awards Night is scheduled for October 22 from 5 to 6 pm. If you are able to help with this program, please leave a message for Melissa in the PTA voicemail box at 858-487-6887 x 6123.

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Every other Friday, we conduct what we call â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friday Flagâ&#x20AC;?. This is a short assembly that begins promptly at the beginning of the day. It is a time where the entire school comes together to salute our country, to honor fellow students, watch students perform songs, skits, and dances, and to talk about schoolwide issues. Parents are always welcome at these assemblies. Look for the dates in our newsletter. In addition, I will schedule some Principal Coffees immediately after these assemblies. These coffees are designed to provide an open forum for discussion about school issues. I encourage parents to attend these meetings. On September 17, we held our first Foundation meeting of the year. In the face of increasing budget constraints, the foundation provides a crucial source of funds to support programs for students especially in the areas of technology and science. To help provide an optimal educational experience, please be a part of this important entity. I am looking forward to a great school year! See You on Campus, Doug Johnson

PTA Greetings! Merry Woodruff, President On behalf of your 2009 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2010 PTA Executive Board, I welcome you to Del Sur. This year we look forward to supporting your child with his or her development in so many ways; inside and outside the classroom. We have many programs planned. We encourage you to participate in the school community by volunteering, and attending the programs, Family Lunches, Family Nights and Friday Flag assemblies. More information about what is planned can be found on our website. Another way to be a part of the school community is to join the PTA for $10 per person. Membership dues fund PTA programs that include Art, Music and a host of others. As a PTA member, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to vote where our funds go and access parenting resources on the Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PTA website www.capta.org. When you join the PTA, and participate in the fundraisers, a percentage of funds come right back to our school. Look for more information on our next PTA general association meeting. We value your input, and look forward to seeing you there.

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Budget Cuts Force Poway School District to Eliminate Essential Teachers A

s our children embark upon a new school year, California state budget cuts have forced the Poway Unified School District to significantly reduce or completely eliminate funding for physical education (PE), art, and music education teachers, as well as counselors and computer support personnel for all elementary schools, including Stone Ranch, Monterey Ridge and Del Sur Elementary right here in our own community. With the new state-mandated student-to-teacher ratios increasing nearly 20% in many elementary school classrooms for the 2009-2010 school year, teachers will already have less time for one-onone instruction, and individual monitoring and assessing of student progress. Now with the elimination of these specialty teaching positions, each classroom teacher will bear the burden of trying to provide art, music, and PE instruction in additional to their regular academic curriculum.

Ranch Elementary with the same educational opportunities that our parents provided to us. How can you help? While the Stone Ranch PTA is raising funds for much needed textbooks and instructional materials, the Stone Ranch Foundation needs individual and corporation donations to employ fulltime music and physical education teachers, a school counselor, and computer technology support personnel for this 2009-2010 school year. We have

In response, concerned parents at Stone Ranch Elementary School founded the Stone Ranch Foundation, a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing awareness in our community of the plight of Stone Ranch Elementary and raising funds to provide these essential educators and services for our children. During these trying economic times, some cynics may argue that music, art, physical education, and computer literacy are superfluous classes and students should get back to basics and focus on the `3 R’s’ - reading, writing, and arithmetic. We could not disagree more! Countless studies have shown a direct correlation between music, art, and physical education and cognitive development, mathematical reasoning, academic achievement, creative thinking, leadership skills, and self-discipline. Our children need these essential building blocks in their educational curriculum to ensure that they are as successful as previous generations. Moreover, as childhood obesity and diabetes reach epidemic proportions, now is not the time for our children to live a sedentary lifestyle. Teaching our children to live a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, is healthcare reform we can all agree on. As this economic recession descends upon our nation, it is imperative that individual communities like 4S Ranch support grassroots efforts to strengthen their schools and in turn their community. We can no longer rely on the state and federal government, and local tax dollars to ensure that our schools are adequately funded and that our children receive a quality education. With increasing unemployment and foreclosure rates, the parents of 4S Ranch students can no longer bear the burden of subsidizing the schools. It’s hard to believe in an affluent community like 4S Ranch but nearly six percent of families with students at Stone Ranch Elementary are already receiving government assistance. Better schools not only benefit the students but the entire community by increasing property values. Ask any real estate agent and they will tell you that many home buyers look for communities with top ranked schools. That is why we are asking our entire community, individuals and businesses alike, to join us in our grassroots campaign to provide the students at Stone

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already received enough generous donations to provide part-time physical education for this school year but we can do more. Our $1 per Day Challenge is an easy way to contribute to Stone Ranch Elementary. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to Stone Ranch Elementary and is tax deductible. Many employers will even match your generous contribution. Second, we need volunteers to assist us in continuing our campaign to raise awareness about the plight of Stone Ranch Elementary and assist us in our fundraising campaigns throughout the school year. For more information about how you can help, please visit our website at www.stoneranchfoundation.org. For information on how you can assist the other schools in our community - Monterey Ridge Elementary, Del Sur Elementary, Oak Valley Middle School, and Del Norte High School, please visit the Poway Unified School District website at http://powayusd.sdcoe. k12.ca.us/ for contact information. Thank you for supporting Stone Ranch Elementary School and strengthening our 4S Ranch community.

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A Moveable Halloween Feast – For the Eyes I

t’s fun to decorate for the holidays, but storing décor can take up precious space in the house or garage – and be an inconvenience to cart around when families move! Here’s a list of Hallowe’en decorating ideas that will either pack away flat or be recyclable once the festivities are over. Before you start, establish a color scheme that inspires you – and it’s fine if you select one that may differ from what is traditionally known as Halloween. If orange and black, or bright purple, neon green and black are too kitschy for your space, get inspiration from other historical sources. Set the scene like an old curiosity shop, with browns and sepias and golds, or invoke the spectre of the great beyond with bone white, skeletal grey and gunmetal black (think of vintage black and white photography). Even natural elements such as gourds can be selected in shades of white or deep green. Another killer combo is blood red and black – red is versatile because it can be re-used for Christmas ornamentation. If the array of options seems hard to narrow down, choose a theme for your home’s décor (mad professor’s laboratory, secret library, mortuary) and that can be the basis of your color and embellishment choices.

the fireplace mantle, windows and tops of doors for a ghoulish greeting. Poster board (also known as Bristol board), is another recyclable resource that makes great cut-outs for walls and windows. It doesn’t matter the size of the cat or ghost you cut for a wall, but when dealing with windows, smaller shapes allow more light to filter through and are therefore less intrusive to their function. Poster board and cardboard are also excellent materials to use when making 3-D art; haunted houses, trees and chandeliers can be built from scratch. To attach flat pieces, cut notches and/or slots where two pieces will be slid onto one another and intersected. For inspiration and instructions, there are foam and cardboard pre-cut kits readily available at craft stores. When you are finished with your paper crafts, they can be recycled, or stored flat for future use. If you’re in the market to buy some interesting new decorations instead of making them, there are options out there that add a lot of visual punch

Next, raid your home for any tablecloths, candleholders, small chairs, toys, etc. that can be re-purposed for interesting displays. Try to see items in a different light – literally. Almost any votive cup or candelabra can be ‘creeped out’ with some judicious choices of branches, leaves, fabric or gemstones. (To keep fire risks low, invest in some battery-powered candles – they can be used all the way up until after New Year’s Day, and are a great lowmaintenance, child-friendly option.) Crafting Halloween decorations with the kids is a fun, creative way to spend time together. Keep the silhouettes simple, and the results will be elegant yet whimsical. A wreath is a standard way to say welcome, or in this case, give unwelcome tidings. It’s actually quite easy to make one that can be packed away flat afterwards. Start with a circular, flat wooden pressboard wreath form - commonly found in the floral department of larger craft stores. Then select at least three spools of wired ribbon in varied widths; for a luxe look, keep the colors similar, although it’s possible to mix in some pattern or texture. (If you choose red ribbon, this wreath can be used for Christmas as well!) Next, cut the ribbon into various short lengths. Each length will be tied around the wreath form in bows; soon, these bows will form the lush curves of the wreath. The wreath can then be embellished with paper trimmings. (To store, simply take off the decorations, untie the bows and store the ribbons flat ‘til next year.) For assistance in creating terrifying trappings, head to the library and pick up some paper crafting books. Origami, a simple Japanese technique of paper-folding, is incredibly versatile in terms of what can be created. Take some spookily-printed sheets and build an assortment of birds, animals and baubles that can be placed in the ribbon wreath, hung from fishing wire off of chandeliers and ceiling vents, or strewn across tables. Another fun way to trim things out is to fold long lengths of paper in the form of an accordion, then make paper doll-style cutouts of bats, spider webs or pumpkins. Or shred the bottom edge of the paper and use it to line

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without taking up tons of space. Window clings, which, in spite of their name, can also attach to mirrors, come in a myriad of designs and can really create a haunted house vibe to a home’s exterior. There are even themed indoor vinyl wall clings with decorative sayings that can be reused yearly. For some 3-D pop, why not source some back-in-style retro honeycomb paper décor? (Remember in the ‘70s how bridal shower décor had those vintage bells? It’s the same idea, only with spiders and bats and pumpkins instead.) Although they open up to reveal a folded and glued 3-D effect, they can be carefully unglued and kept flat when not in use. For more child-like spaces, inflatables pump up the fun factor, setting the scene to be more festive and slightly less scary. If children will be attending a party at your home, posters and wall hangings are another great way to add impact, and can be rolled up to stash out of sight later on. Finally, don’t forget to use organic items that can be composted afterwards: leaves, branches, plants, carved pumpkins and oddly-shaped gourds are environmentally-friendly materials that produce visual interest in a more natural vein. With a little bit of forethought and some ingenuity, it’s not as difficult as one might think to produce an elaborate Halloween spectacle with little to show for afterwards (and that’s a good thing!). Happy haunting!

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Sharing Recipes Sharing recipes is a great way for us as a community to connect with each other and to have fun trying new foods with our families. If you have a recipe you’d like to share, send it to editor@fountain-inc.com. Here’s a fun one to try this month from Hina Ahmed of 4S Ranch: vegetable fritters (Pakoras) 2 cups chickpea flower

2 medium sized green chilli chopped (optional)

1 tsp baking powder

1 medium sized zucchini finely chopped

1 tsp salt (or add

Mix together the chickpea flour, salt, baking powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala powder.

more to taste)

1/2 cup of spinach (finely julienned)

1 tsp red chilli powder

1 potato finely chopped

Add water and make into a medium thickness paste. Should not be runny, but thick enough that won’t fall off a spoon easily.

1 tsp coriander powder

5-6 green onion finely chopped

Add all other ingredients and mix until combined.

1/2 tsp garam masala powder

1 medium onion chopped

1/2 cup of chopped cilantro

Vegetable oil or shortening to fry

using a tablespoon, scoop a spoon full and deep-fry in the hot oil until golden brown. Serve with your favorite chutney or ketchup.

have a recipe to share? Send it to editor@fountain-inc.com and we’ll get it into a future issue of back at the Ranch. Sharing recipes is a great way to connect to the diversity within the community and to get to know your neighbors.

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My children are getting involved in extra curricular activities. i am concerned about the h1n1 virus. What steps can we take for prevention? Per the CDC, everyday steps can be taken to protect your health -- cover your nose with a tissue when you sneeze and cough into your arm vs. your hand. Throw the tissue into the trash after you use it. Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. germs spread this way. Try to avoid close contact with sick people. If you are sick with flulike illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get medical care or for other necessities. Your fever should be gone without the use of a fever-reducing medicine. Keep away from others as much as possible to keep from making others sick. Susan Krizek, MD, Internal Medicine, Centre for Health Care, www.pph.org

i want to make a difference in my weight before the end of the year. any advice for my four-month plan? Without knowing your personal health history and your goals, I would prescribe to the philosophy of conventional weight loss techniques combined with persistence and patience. First, you must incorporate exercise into your weekly activities. Walking - swimming - hiking - biking - yoga. Also, examine what you eat. Paying close attention to your daily calorie intake is a real eye opener. Choose low-fat options. Cut back on sugars and sweets. eat more fruits and

vegetables. Don’t scrimp on your food. eat quality food. It is your fuel. Food gives you energy to exercise and to accomplish your life’s goals, so make it count. Janice baker, RD CDe, Team Member of Susan Krizek, MD, Internal Medicine, Centre for Health Care, www.pph.org

i heard volunteering helps with stress management. can you explain? Not only can volunteering provide the satisfaction of making a difference in one’s community and country, but it can provide individual health benefits in addition to social benefits. Research has shown that those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer. Comparisons of the health benefits of volunteering for different age groups have also shown that older volunteers are the most likely to receive greater benefits from volunteering, whether because they are more likely to face higher incidence of illness or because volunteering provides them with physical and social activity and a sense of purpose at a time when their social roles are changing. Some of these findings also indicate that volunteers who devote a “considerable” amount of time to volunteer activities (about 100 hours per year) are most likely to exhibit positive health outcomes. (*source: nationalservice.gov) Susan Krizek, MD, Internal Medicine, Centre for Health Care, www.pph.org

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business spotlight hollywood tans of 4s ranch gary and susan schwartz (858) 451-8267. www.hollywoodtans.com I don’t think you could be more invested in the community than Gary and Susan Schwartz. They own a house in 4S Ranch; they own a business in 4S Ranch and their daughter owns a home in 4S Ranch. Gary and Susan are both from New York, which is no surprise when you spend even a second talking with them. They are a delightful couple, full of vim and vigor and couldn’t be happier living the life of semi-retired Grandpa and Grandma.

and you get a base tan in only 3 to 4 sessions. The high-pressure booth is their top-of-the-line booth and is completely different from the other three booths. It has halogen bulbs and German quartz glass. It reduces the UVB to 1% while boosting the ration of the UVA bronzing ray. This booth creates the darkest and longest lasting tan. The fans keep you cool with an 18 MPH breeze. HT also has the Mystic Instant Tan spray booth, which will spray you with self-tanning solutions to give you a natural looking UV free tan. You can read more about all the methods by visiting the salon or by reading up on it at www.hollywoodtans.com. Hollywood Tans offers a variety of tanning methods so you can choose what works best for you or what is best suited to your budget. Customers are provided with a complimentary beauty bar and water. You can come in for a single tan or you can become a member and tan regularly. Gary and Susan run monthly member specials and give members discounts on all the tan enhancement lotions. The salon is open Monday through Friday from 9 to 9, Saturdays from 9 to 7, and Sundays from 9 to 5. You can reach them by calling 858-451-8267. Hollywood Tans is a lovely alternative to sunlight and it does provide much needed vitamin D. There’s a bonus - Gary and Susan are two of the nicest owners you could ever hope to meet! Don’t lose that summer glow, visit the salon now!

Gary spent 20 years in the retail business, 13 of those years as an SVP with Global Sourcing. Susan was a Special Ed teacher for 20 years. One bad New York winter and suddenly San Fernando Valley was home. December of 2006 found them leaving the Valley and headed towards San Diego to be closer to their daughter and their grandkids. It seemed like a good time to retire, but their daughter, who is a big fan of tanning salons suggested they look into the business of tanning. After a great deal of research and exploring all the various tanning franchises, they decided that Hollywood Tans best fit their needs. The business allows Gary and Susan to keep active, but also allows them to spend precious time with the grandkids. Hollywood Tans is the largest tanning company in the United States. Gary and Susan opened Hollywood Tans (HT) 4S Ranch in March 2008. The salon is located in the 4S Commons Shopping Center next to World Market. It’s a brand new salon with cutting-edge tanning methods. HT has four types of booths. The HT42 has 8% UVB, the maximum time is 11 minutes and you get a base tan in about 6 to 7 sessions. The HT54 has only 2% UVB, the maximum time is 10 minutes and you get a base tan in only 4 to 5 sessions. The HT60 has 2% UVB, the maximum time is 8 minutes

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