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TaterGrip San Marcos U11 Division Champions The TaterGrip team, representing San Marcos Youth Baseball, celebrated their championship on July 9 in Orlando, Florida.  The U11 team, comprised of 11 boys from San Marcos, many of which live right here in San Elijo Hills, competed in the Rawlings International Salute to Baseball Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

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TaterGrip - U11 Division Champions - 2011 Rawlings International Salute to Baseball Top Row (L-R): Coaches Mike Davis, Chad Cline, Head Coach Craig Pollard, Scott Stark, Mark Duckworth. Middle (L-R): Ryan Orlando, Jordan Katnik, Trevor Phillips, Trevor Stark, Trevor Davis. Front (L-R): Zander Corbin, Ethan Cline, Riley Duckworth, Jake Anderson, Josh Kratochvil, Jared Pollard, Mickey Mouse, (not pictured) Mitchell Scott, Brice Smith

San Elijo Elementary Garden Wins Award! San Elijo Elementary School Garden (Eagle’s Outlook) was recently recognized at the California Landscape Contractors Association Annual Beautification Awards Program hosted by the San Diego Chapter. The program recognized excellence in landscape construction and maintenance through a competition among California-licensed landscape professionals.

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Movie at the Park! Don’t miss this month’s Movie in the Park. The San Elijo Hills Community Association will present a free movie in San Elijo Hills Park on Friday, August 19. Grab your friends and neighbors to enjoy a summer night and the movie “Tangled”.

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I started at re:form three years ago, when I was 57. Up until that point I had mostly walked for exercise and I had never even been on the bike. Today I am strong and full of energy...which I get to use with my grandchildren. It ’s made such a big difference in my life!

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After a year of physical therapy with minimal results to address my loss of muscle mass and lower back problems. It ’s been seven months and I can truly say that re:form has changed my life. I not only lost 11% of my body fat, I can now actually pick up my daughter without the fear of hurting my back now that my core strength is so much better.

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Our mission for The Fountain is to connect San Elijo Hills residents to each other and to key resources with the goal of building community in San Elijo Hills and the greater San Marcos area. We moved to San Elijo Hills in 2001 as part of the first four families to move into the Cedar Crossing development. The Fountain 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 San Elijo Hills and our desire to build something that brings us all closer together. We invite you to join in the fun and get involved. Copyright 2011. All rights reserved. Reproduction in any form, in whole or part, without written permission is prohibited. The Fountain is a monthly publication highlighting house, home and community building. The Fountain accepts freelance contributions, though there is no guarantee that unsolicited material will be returned. The Fountain 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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Editor’s Corner

Ohana

Ohana is the way that I live my life here in the United States. For those of you who know me, you know that I was born and raised for most of my life in India. Extended family is very important to us. For example, my “aunties” are not just my parents’ sisters. My aunties are my mother’s second cousin’s niece, or my father’s sister’s mother-in-law. It’s confusing to my non-Indian husband and to many people here, but extended family is a way of life in India. All these people that you may think of

The concept of Ohana is important when we live in a neighborhood that is as tight knit as is San Elijo. We can and should help each other. We need to communicate. Luckily for us, The Fountain is an easy way to do so. So I ask a favor of you -- stop me on the street, write me an email or call me and tell me about a story, an idea, a thought, a letter. Nothing is too silly or unimportant. If it’s been on your mind, chances are it’s been on someone else’s as well. I am hoping to get all the children of San Elijo involved as well. Our children are so talented, intelligent, thoughtful, active and informed that their ideas need to be heard, too. Extended family can be very annoying, but sometimes, a huge blessing. I personally am feeling blessed. I hope you are, too.

Movie at the Park

Girls On the Run

Don’t miss this month’s Movie in the Park. The San Elijo Hills Community Association will present a free movie in San Elijo Park on Friday, August 19. The movie is “Tangled”. Don’t miss this last chance to gather with your friends and neighbors to enjoy a summer night at the park before school begins!

A Girls on the Run program is starting this fall at San Elijo Elementary! Sanam Ross is a resident here in San Elijo Hills. She and her family love running and are now teaming up with Girls on the Run to bring their love for running to girls in the community. But, with Girls on the Run (GOTR), it’s not just about running….it’s about empowerment.

Neighborhood Block Party The San Elijo Hills Community Association is encouraging residents to stir up a Neighborhood Block Party on Saturday, August 6. Look back at our July issue (www. thefountain-online.com) page 22 for details on how to plan a block party if you need some tips and ideas. The idea is for neighbors throughout San Elijo Hills to plan a get together and take some time to get to know each other and connect. Smaller events like this are an important part of what makes our community unique, so get out and get your neighbors together for the afternoon. It just might become a tradition that you hold onto for years to come. pag e 6 : th e fo u nta i n

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as being “random connections” are family and we treat This is supposed to be my letter of introduction to them as such. all readers of The Fountain. I’m hoping, however, that I know most of you and most of you know me. My name As residents of San Elijo, we need to foster this is Karishma Sinnott and I’m thrilled to be back at The feeling of Ohana. As a part of The Fountain, I’m hopFountain in the role of Community Editor. I say “back ing that you will use me as your outlet. I really want to at The Fountain” because this job is not know if your son’s baseball team made new to me -- before my little boy was “As residents of San Elijo, we it to the play-offs. Let’s do a story born (two and a half years ago), I had the on them. Are you doing the Breast need to foster this feeling same enviable position of being part of Cancer 3-Day walk? Let us tell your of Ohana. As a part of The the team that brings you this wonderful story and help you fundraise. Did your paper every month. Fountain, I’m hoping that you daughter perform a random act of kindness that blew you away? I’d like I am honored to be part of your will use me as your outlet.” to interview her and tell her story. She monthly reading, and ask a favor of you. deserves to be recognized. As Community Editor (part deux), I am strongly interested in your opinions, points of view, frustrations, happy stories and ideas. I ask this favor of you because I believe that we need to foster, in our community, a feeling of “Ohana”. Confused? Let me explain. The word “Ohana” is part of the Hawaiian culture and means family in the extended meaning of the word.

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GOTR is designed for girls in 3rd through 5th grade. While the focus is running, the program is designed to enhance character development and self esteem. Together the girls learn not only about running, but about finding strength and confidence in themselves. The curriculum includes three parts that focus on everything from team building to social issues and community service. The 24 lessons conclude with the opportunity to participate in a 5K event. As the girls train together, they also learn a lot about healthy living and how exercise promotes well-being.

GOTR currently has 160 locations across the United States and has been a tremendously successful program. It’s exciting to see a chapter start right here in the neighborhood. It will be a tremendous asset to the girls in our community. Watch for details to be sent home from school and if you’d like to get involved, please contact Sanam at sanam@larsenglobal.com. To learn more about Girls on the Run, visit http://gotrsd.org.

Network San Elijo! Don’t miss the We d n e s d ay morning networking group. Network San Elijo! meets at the PepperTree Hills Eatery here in San Elijo Hills every Wednesday from 7:30-8:30 am. Contact: Lauren Lanni (760) 815-7563

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Book Mobile The San Diego County Library Book Mobile will be at the Visitor’s Center parking lot from 4 to 6 pm on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.

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Hills Women’s Club

SEHWC is a philanthropic and social group which includes women of all ages. Members live in San Elijo Hills and surrounding communities; they meet the second Tuesday of each month at 7 pm. For more club information, please contact Martha Kaloogian, SEHWC President, at sehwc@yahoo.com or call (760) 736-4044.

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 LUNA Moms Club and Stroller Strides Interested in connecting with other moms? Join the local LUNA Moms Club every Friday at 10 am at the Lower Tot Lot (by the water feature). Stroller Strides Class, MonWed-Fri from 9-10am. Contact: Bre Hamideh bregetfit@gmail.com

 Lake San Marcos Art League aug 15

The Lake San Marcos Art League meets on the third Monday of each month at Lake San Marcos at 1:30 pm. Artists demonstrate and refreshments are served. Come join us! Contact: Char (760) 761-0755

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San Elijo Elementary Garden Wins Award!

2 Women Business Network The Women 2 Women Business Networking Dinner is a relaxed dinner/networking gathering for women. They meet on a Tuesday evening each month from 7 to 9:30 pm here in San Elijo Hills. Attendance is limited to 20 and membership is not required. $20 a person includes dinner. Contact: Shirley Benton (760) 744-7244

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 San Elijo Running Club The San E l i j o Running C l u b meets regularly for a variety of runs. Beginners to seasoned athletes are welcome. Times and locations are subject to change but you can find information about upcoming runs at http://www.meetup. com/runningmeetup/ or contact Dax at the number below. Contact: Dax Ross Dax@Larsenglobal.com (760) 473-5261

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Women’s Wisdom This networking group for women meets on the 4th Monday of each month here in San Elijo Hills from 6-9 pm. Contact: Judy Foster judy@womenswisdom.net (760) 798-4183

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Hills Moms Club New meetup group for moms in the San Elijo Hills, Old Creek Ranch & Venzano A great time to meet and socialize. Park days, field trips, playdates, scrapbooking and moms night out. The more the merrier! Contact: De Anne Crossman (760) 529-3231

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Top Row (L-R): Head Coach, Craig Pollard, Coaches Chad Cline, Mark Duckworth, Scott Stark, Mike Davis. Middle (L-R): Ryan Orlando, Trevor Stark, Jordan Katnik, Trevor Phillips, Trevor Davis, Zander Corbin. Front (L-R): Jared Pollard, Josh Kratochvil, Riley Duckworth, Jake Anderson, Ethan Cline, (not pictured) Mitchell Scott, Brice Smith

The TaterGrip team, representing San Marcos Youth Baseball, celebrated their championship on July 9 in Orlando, Florida.  The U11 team, comprised of 11 boys from San Marcos, many of which live right Team holding trophy here in San Elijo Hills, competed in the Rawlings International Salute to Baseball Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

The boys went undefeated in a total of seven games, with three of the games ending in the 10-run lead “mercy” rule.  TaterGrip San Marcos beat teams from Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and from across the United States.  The boys clenched the championship Saturday against a Louisiana team, final score 14-4.  In the tournament’s first game, TaterGrip’s starting pitcher threw a perfect game (final score 11-0).  In a total of seven games, TaterGrip earned 68 runs and allowed only 15 runs.  Congratulations, TaterGrip San Marcos!

Fun Friday Nites! Don’t miss a chance to get out with friends while your kids enjoy a fun evening here in the neighborhood. Fun Friday Nites will take place this month on Friday, August 12 from 6-10 pm. Drop your kids off at the San Elijo Recreation Center and trained staff will keep your kids busy all evening while you enjoy some time to yourself. The cost is $20/child with a $5 sibling discount. To RSVP go to www.san-marcos.net.

Splash into La Costa Exclusive San Elijo HillsSPLASH Party INTO SUMMER On Sunday, August 21 from 2- 6pm, San Elijo residents are invited to an exclusive day at The Club at La Costa. Bring the kids to Splash Landing’s Pools and Slides and enjoy a variety of activities like: Sliders Cup waterslide races with prizes, raffle drawings to include discounts off a membership, BBQ and live music, with hot dogs, hamburgers and ice cream and Club tours showcasing some of the exciting new resort amenities. RSVP by August 17 to (760) 930-7055 or by emailing membership@lacosta.com.

San Elijo Elementary School Garden (Eagle’s Outlook) was recently recognized at the California Landscape Contractors Association Annual Beautification Awards Program hosted by the San Diego chapter. The CLCA San Diego chapter presented Beautification Awards, which encompassed 26 different categories. First Place Humanitarian Award was presented to San Elijo Elementary School’s Eagle’s Outlook, designed by Town & Country Design. Tom Williams, owner of Town & Country Design (www.town-and-country-design. com) and long-time resident of San Elijo Hills. Tom was quick to point out that this award is not just a reflection on him and his company, “With all of the volunteers and businesses who stepped up to make it happen, the real winners are the Eagle’s Outlook Garden, SEES Garden Committee, SEES PTO and SMUSD!” The Eagle’s Outlook is a great example of how community members can bring their talents together to the benefit of the entire community. The garden is a labor of love for many in the community. Parent volunteers as well as community businesses have rolled up their sleeves to make it happen. Alison Frost, Sonja Brion and Connie Arcinue have led the committee and invested their own sweat in the project. Hunter Industries, Home Depot, O’Connell Landscape, Wyrock and several nurseries, parent donations, volunteer time and garden docents all played an instrumental role in bringing the vision to life.  To get involved or to make a contribution to the garden, contact eaglesoutlook@gmail.com.  Also, a new plaque will be on display in the school office for everyone to see when school starts later this month! Congratulations SEES!

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My Girlfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Closet at Hometown Realty My Girlfriendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Closet provides clothing to any San Diego-area teen girl who needs it. Join Hometown Realty on Friday, August 5 at 6:30 pm for a fun evening and bring your gently-used, fashionable clothing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; including casual clothing, party dresses, shoes, accessories, clean stuffed animals and even unopened makeup â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for teens ages 12-22.

From Susanna Pagan, Landscape Designer & Resident of San Elijo Hills The Community Garden has continued to be a source of joy in my life! Watching the sunflowers rise up among the edibles, seeing all of the garden plots burst with summer veggies, and enjoying a quick chat with fellow gardeners about their plots, are just a few of the perks of being part of the San Elijo Hills Community garden!

Gardeners have faced a few challenges in the last few months. We have had a few incidents of vandalism at both SEH Community Garden locations. Garden plots were found with graffiti and minor damage to veggies. A lock has been added to the garden gates to discourage unwanted access to the gardens. We hope to keep our gardens vandalism free!

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FREE HOT DOGS FREE HOT DOGS Receive Receive a KIDSAFE ID Carda KIDSAFE ID Card As summer is here, now is the time when community gardeners MeetOut McGruff Crime FightingDog Meet McGruffNight the Crime Fightingthe Dog National begin to slow down on planting  Talking Patrol CarTalking Patrol Car with the hot weather and spend In recognition of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night Out Against Crime, Hometown more time watering and checking Engine Fireagain Engine on Display Realty is once sponsoring a Fire National Night on OutDisplay community awareplants for pests like aphids and ness event in San Elijo Hills Park on Tuesday, August 2 from 5 to 7 pm.   Child Finger Printing tomato worms. My son Taylor and Child Finger Printing There will be free hot dogs & child finger printing. The Talking Patrol Car I come out to the garden early in up for a Neighborhood Group Sign upEngine for a will Neighborhood & Fire be Sign on display andWatch youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll beGroup able to pick upWatch neighborhood   0%&%78)6 %=-2)88) )77)1)6 -61-2+,%1 6);832 the day now to avoid the peak heat

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The San Elijo Hills Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club (SEHWC) is hosting their third Food Drive to support The Angelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Depot on Saturday, August 27 from 8 am to 5:30 pm in front of Albertsons here in San Elijo Hills. The Angelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Depot is a non-profit organization located in Vista. It provides FREE food for San Diego County senior citizens who live on $950 or less per month. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Senior Food-for-a-Weekâ&#x20AC;? 21-meal emergency boxes contain 21 nutritious, nonperishable meals, which provide food security until the seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next Social Security check arrives. Over 50,000 senior citizens live in poverty in San Diego County. The Angelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Depot says their work will not be finished until there are no more seniors living with the pain and shame of hunger.

female graduate of San Marcos High School. The intent of the scholarship is to recognize a young woman graduate who has maintained exceptional achievement in academics and is most deserving as determined by the evaluation of the San Marcos High School Head Counselor.

Receiving this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship of $300 is Sierra Monaghan. Sierra has maintained a stellar GPA, has been an Athletic Trainer for four years, and has performed over 2,500 hours of community service. Sierra graduated from San Marcos High School on June 16, 2011. Congratulations, Sierra! For more information about SEHWC, email SEHWC@yahoo.com.

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on your doorstep Kids’ Sewing Camp Attention kids ages six and older! Get ready to have some fun! Sewing Machines Plus is hosting some great sewing camps this summer - August 2, 3 & 4 from 10 am to 1 pm or August 27 from 10 am to 3 pm. This month, you’ll have the opportunity to make Cloth Books Covers with a pocket on it. You can also make some scrunchies! The cost of the camp is $45. Call (800) 401-8151 for more information or to register. Sewing machines are provided by SewingMachinesPlus.com.

Neighborhood Nanny/Tutoring Services Virginia & Mariana are a dynamic mother/daughter duo that live here in San Elijo Hills and offer childcare and tutoring services. If you’re getting back into that fall routine and don’t have all of your bases covered, give them a call. They are both great with kids and are the kind of dependable neighborhood resource you need. Mariana loves not only playing games with children, but also helping them with their homework. Virginia is fantastic with crafts and activities and can even teach some Spanish to your children if you’d like. With Virginia and Mariana it’s like getting two for the price of one! They are very loving and flexible to meet your childcare needs right here in the neighborhood, from walking your kids home from school to watching your littlest there at home while you’re away at work. (760) 798-1697.

Hush a Bye Photography Okay, you’ve gotta love a good ‘meet your neighbor’ story. Tara Vivit and Karly Dagraedt live here in San Elijo Hills. They met up as neighbors, became best friends, and are now starting a business together! Many people know Tara from her photography business “Up Close & Personal Photography” where she has specialized in family photography for the last six years. Others know Karly from her Etsy shop where she crochets unique baby hats, wraps and baby items (www.JustDandyCreations.etsy.com).

Together, these two have started Hush a Bye Photography – a unique photography business that focuses on newborns. Tara and Karly are creating the most adorable and creative shots of newborns for birth announcements, baby books and portraits. They capture those squishy, sleepy, milk drunk moments and the innocence of those first few days when you can grab shots of your baby in poses that you’ll never be able to capture again once they start having an opinion of their own! Tara and Karly take their time with your little one, work around their sleeping and eating schedules, and do whatever it takes to get that perfect shot. You’ll love having their talent, creativity and care on both sides of the lens. So if you or someone you know is getting ready to welcome a new baby to the world, give Tara & Karly a call. You can reach them for more information at (760) 402-6587 or visit http://blog.hushabyephotography.com.

News from FC Sol

by Chris Fitzsimmons, Founder & Director

San Diego Kick For Hope Charity Soccer Tournament!

FC Sol Summer Soccer Camp Success!

On the weekend of July 9 and 10, five of the FC Sol competitive girls soccer teams used their passion for soccer to help a great cause by participating in the 2011 San Diego Kick for Hope Charity Soccer Tournament. www.kickforhope.org

The Kick For Hope tournament was established to host youth soccer tournaments to benefit children whose lives are ravaged by poverty and disease. FC Sol coaches Mark Baena and Janet Parise helped kick off this great event by participating in the Charity Exhibition Game that was held at USD Torero Stadium. Congratulations to the FC Sol GU10 White team who continued their success by finishing as tournament finalists for the second consecutive tournament this summer. The girls played great all weekend, winning all of their games to advance to the championship game before losing a close game in the final.

FC Sol, San Marcos’ Premier Soccer Club was proud to have had some of our teams participate, while supporting a very worthy cause. Great job coaches, players, and parents!

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During the week of July 11 - 15, over 50 players participated in the FC Sol Summer Soccer Camp. The camp was open to boys and girls of all abilities and ages 5 - 14. The camp was run by professional coaches from the club. But most importantly, the players all had FUN, while at the same time LEARNING plenty of new skills for the upcoming fall soccer season, leaving no doubt that FC Sol is the best game in town!

FC Sol Soccer BBQ & Kick-Off Event Don’t forget to check out our full-page ad in this issue of The Fountain for details and information regarding FC Sol’s second annual Soccer BBQ and Kick-Off event which takes place on Saturday, August 20. The event is open to the community, so bring the kids out for plenty of fun games, beverages, and food and help celebrate and support our community, our kids, and your local soccer club! www. thefountain-online.c om


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in your backyard AYSO Region 1505 Success All Around Soccer season is right around the corner! And before the Fall Season kicks into gear AYSO Region 1505 has already experienced great success. From the growth of our program to the early success of our Matrix teams, our 7th season is on track to be our best year yet!

In recognition of our 7th Season, we offered our special registration pricing. In return this community offered back to the Region nearly 700 players for the 7th Season. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support from the community of our quality youth soccer program.

The Fall Season is set to kick off in mid August on fields around the community. Stop by and see the smiles and joy of the players enjoying soccer the AYSO way!

AYSO Matrix – San Elijo : PreSeason Tournament Success!! The San Elijo AYSO Matrix teams are off to a running start. The teams have been participating in tournaments around the county as well countless scrimmages against other club teams. The success in these pre-season tournaments is only the beginning for these teams as they prepare to enter into the grueling Presidio League competition.

AYSO Matrix – San Elijo Girls U9: Champions! The Girls U9 Matrix-San Elijo team kicked off their summer tournament season with a bang. Competing in the recent FC Sol Invitational, the girls dominated their competition by going undefeated and winning the Championship! In the 3 games of the tournament, the girls hit the back of the net 18 times, while only allowing 6 goals by their opponents. Congratulations girls!

Winning their first tournament is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the girls and their volunteer coaches. Members of the team are: Alyssa Macias, Brianna Knowles, Brynna Geibel, Hailey Miller, Jordan Grasley, Lilly Etheridge, Meghan Murphy, Rylee Hickey, Sophia Filippone, Sophie Fredricks, Coach Joe Hickey and Coach Jason Fredricks.

AYSO Matrix – San Elijo Boys U11: Finalists! The Rady Children’s Hospital Charity Cup was the perfect venue for the Matrix – San Elijo Boys U11 team to showcase their talents. Pitted against a very strong pool of 5 other teams, the boys were undefeated through pool play with 4 wins and 1 tie. The steel curtain defense allowed only 1 goal throughout the 5 games of pool play. In the championship game, the Matrix – San Elijo team came up short against the Bonita Matrix team and came away with the silver medals!

The conditioning work in the late spring really helped the team as this tournament required them to play 3 games each day. Members of the team are: Aaron Richardson, Austin Gamble, Iasiah Vega, Jalen Bainer, Kyle Griffiths, Luca Lietti, Mason Manimtim, Nolan Bonchek, Parker Cook, Ryan Walton, Shane Hart, Will Hauri, Mason Sparks, Will Corbin, Zach Larschied, Coach Lorenzo Lietti and Coach Josh Sparks. We look for great things from this team the rest of the year!

Don’t Forget the Camps!! AYSO Region 1505 will be hosting one more soccer camp during the month of August. Stop by our website, www.sanelijoayso.org, for more details on the Mike Hovenic Summer Soccer camp offered August 1-5 on the Upper Softball field.

August Concerts in San Marcos Free Children’s Concert

The City of San Marcos presents a free concert featuring “Hullabaloo” at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos on Saturday, August 6 from 5 to 7 pm.  These two talented musicians combine folk, rock and country to create entertaining songs both original and traditional that will get children moving, thinking and singing. An optional low-cost hot dog barbecue with games and prizes will begin at 4 pm.  Beach chairs or blankets are recommended for lawn seating. The concert is sponsored by the San Diego Library (San Marcos Branch). For further information, go to www. san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000.

Diamond is Forever! The City of San Marcos will be presenting a free concert with “Diamond is Forever” - a Neil Diamond Tribute band at Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Ct. on Saturday, August 13 starting at 6 pm. 

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Pre-show activities start at 5 pm.  Beach chairs or blankets are recommended for lawn seating.   Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.  For further information call (760) 744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net.

San Marcos Concert in Gardens Come enjoy a great evening of music for the whole family. The City of San Marcos invites you to an evening with the Smokestaxx at the Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road on Saturday, August 27 at 7 pm.  Smokestaxx is a high-energy dance and show band specializing in classic Soul, R&B, and Rock&Roll. Bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Food, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages (provided by Chick fil A) will be available for purchase.  Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the San Marcos Community Center. Prices are $6 presale, $8 at the door, $3 for children aged 3 to 12. Children under 3 are free. Parking is free.  For tickets or further information, call (760) 744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net. 

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in your backyard State Continues Local Money Grab In the last two years the City of San Marcos has been forced to pay nearly $26 million from its Redevelopment Agency to the State of California. The payments were a result of what many argue was an unconstitutional money grab by the State in an attempt to balance its budget. While the legal battle of that initial money grab continues in the courts, the State is at it again. Last month the legislature passed, and the Governor signed, two pieces of legislation that would require local redevelopment agencies to give up half of their funds and be dissolved entirely. The constitutionality of the action will again be challenged in the courts, but the latest money grab could have significant negative effects on San Marcos. Chris Orlando: City Council

Redevelopment agencies are established to spur economic development in areas that meet certain criteria. Forming a redevelopment area allows a local jurisdiction to retain a larger portion of property taxes to fund local infrastructure. Much of the City of San Marcos lies within a redevelopment area. It is one of the primary tools that the City has used to add roads, jump start new development and build the infrastructure that has been critical to the economic vitality of our City. Two years ago, politicians in Sacramento began targeting redevelopment agencies as a way to plug the massive hole in the state budget. That initial effort resulted in legislation that required San Marcos to send nearly $26 million of local funds to Sacramento. The legislation has been challenged as unconstitutional and is currently being appealed in the state courts. While the legal battle continues, the City was required to make the payments and has sent a total of nearly $26 million to Sacramento in the last two years. Now the legislature has passed and the governor has signed two pieces

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While the exact formula and amounts are still being determined, for San Marcos, this means another approximately $17 million would be due to Sacramento in October, followed by millions more in payments each year. The bill due in October exceeds the amount of money available in the City’s redevelopment agency.

The California Redevelopment Association and the California League of Cities are currently drafting litigation to again challenge the constitutionality of this latest money grab and will ask the courts to stop the payments for being due. It is unclear, however, if those efforts will be successful. What is clear is that Sacramento continues to try to solve its budget mess on the backs of local government. That means less money available to help reduce congestion, less money available to improve our local economy, less money to promote job growth, and less money to help our city move forward. All of this flies in the face of the voter approved Proposition 22, which said loud and clear that California residents wanted Sacramento to keep its hand off local funds. While it is impossible to know how the legal battles over these issues will turn out, what is clear is that the state’s actions will have a real and profound negative impact on San Marcos.

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of legislation that would require sending even more money to Sacramento, or ending redevelopment entirely. The latest attack on local funds came in a deadof-night, closed door deal with the governor. The state Senate and Assembly literally passed the legislation without all of the language being written. The first bill eliminates redevelopment agencies altogether. The second bill allows redevelopment agencies to be exempt from the first bill only if they turn over half of their resources to Sacramento. Many have said the two bills are tantamount to extortion of local agencies by the state. The legislation impacts 16 of 18 cities in the County of San Diego. The San Marcos City Council voted in July to join with those cites affected to fight the measures.

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National Night Out, San Elijo Hills Park, 5 to 7 pm

August 5 - Friday

Mobile Library Visitor’s Center, 4-6 pm

August 9 - tuesday

My Girlfriend’s Closet Hometown Realty, 6:30 pm

August 10 - Wednesday

San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Meeting, 7 pm, SEHWC@yahoo. com

SEMS 7th Grade Orientation

August 18 - Thursday

Fun Friday Nites, www.sanmarcos.net

August 19 - Friday

Lake San Marcos Art League, August 15

August 22 - Monday

August 23 - Tuesday

SEES Kindergarten Orientation

SEES Class Lists Posted, 4 pm

San Elijo Hills Women’s Club Food Drive for The Angel’s Depot, 8 am – 5:30 pm, Albertsons

SEES Back to School Night Grade 1

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people in your neighborhood Meet the Bender Family of being able to work from home, so moving didn’t mean job changes for either of them at the time of their move. Jeff works in IT for Ryan Companies, a development company based out of Minneapolis. Joy is a licensed Realtor specializing in luxury real estate and short sales with Trinity Homes (www.luxurysocalrealty.com). Jeff and Joy have three boys. Their oldest, Tai, is going into 7th grade at San Elijo Middle School. He plays soccer with San Diego Soccer Club. Kwan will be entering 4th grade at San Elijo Elementary School this year. He is active in Boy Scouts and enjoys the after-school programs at SEES. Jae is four years old and will have one more year at Discovery Isle preschool starting this fall.

The Bender family moved to San Elijo Hills a year ago in June. They live in the Crestview neighborhood and love being part of the community. The Benders moved to San Elijo from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They came to the area because of the weather and both Jeff and Joy had the luxury

As a family, the Benders enjoy going to the beach and traveling. The boys also love skiing and camping. The Bender family appreciates all of the community events at San Elijo Hills – something you just don’t find in other communities. They love the convenience of having everything right here at home from Albertsons to Yogurt Utopia. There’s no looking back for this family. The Benders are glad to call San Elijo Hills home. Make sure you stop and introduce yourself next time to see them out in the neighborhood!

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Revised Academic Calendar

8/3

SEES Office Staff Returns

8/22 4-4:45 pm

AM Kindergarten Orientation

8/22 5:30-6:15 pm PM Kindergarten Orientation 8/23 4 pm

Class Lists Posted at SEES Front Office

8/24 8:45 am

First Day School (AM Kinder starts at 8:15a)

8/24 5:30-7 pm

Back to School Night Grades 4-5

8/25 5:30-7 pm

Back to School Night Grades 2-3

8/26 8:45 am First Flag Salute of the Year and Welcome Back Breakfast 8/29 5:30-7pm

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To download a copy of the revised SMUSD district calendar for the academic school year, go to the SEES home page at www.sanelijoelementary.org.

Kick Off the School Year At The “Don’t be “heART” broken that summer is over” Event The PTO will be sponsoring a fun event from 4-6 pm on August 23 - the day class lists are posted at SEES. We will have art stations set up at the school and invite all students and families to come and take a peek at the class lists, then stay for some fun, making decorations for the first day of school. We’ll be putting the decorations up after the event and would appreciate assistance from anyone who would like to stay and help.

SEES Fundraising Corner As the 2011/2012 school year is approaching, the PTO would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have generously contributed to the success of our school. Your participation in our fundraising events pays for programs such as hands-on science lab, music, Arts Attack, Accelerated Reader, computer lab, instructional aides, and other important programs for our students. We would like to take this time to tell you about the amazing fundraising events we have planned for this next school year. Fundraising participation is completely voluntary. We appreciate any amount you are able to donate, as we understand people contribute at different levels. We will try our best to follow these dates, but they are subject to change. If you have any questions about any of these events or would like to participate as a volunteer, please contact Nilda O’Reilly or Kathy Gallagher at seesfundraisingevent@gmail.com. August 15 - September 9 Cash for Kids

September 16 - October 7 Innisbrook Wraps

A cash drive in which 100% of your contribution goes directly to SEES. For your convenience, online payment option will be available this year. Look for the brochure in the mail this month.

Purchase high quality gift wrap and other products contributing 40% to SEES.

October 31 – November 20 Christmas Trees and Pancake Breakfast

October 24 – October 28 March 5 – March 9 Book Fairs

Purchase fresh trees, wreaths, and garlands delivered from Oregon, with the added convenience of picking up at SEES. And this year, we will be having a scrumptious pancake breakfast. Make it a new family tradition!

Fall Book Fair and Spring Book Fair Purchase books and other items while supporting SEES.

November 2 & 16; January 18 & 25; May 16 & 30 Movies

Purchase delicious cookies and other goodies that are easy to bake at home. 40% of the proceeds go back to SEES.

After school movies in our own Eagle Theater (MPR). Pizza and snacks can be enjoyed for a nominal price. All proceeds go back to SEES. October 7 Parent Event – Oktoberfest An event put on by the PTO for the parents and teachers to enjoy an evening of German Fare and beer tasting from local breweries. All proceeds go back to SEES. Details to follow.

March 23 – April 6 OtisSpunkmeyer Cookies

April 28 Country Fair A fun community event for everyone to enjoy! 100% of the proceeds go back to SEES. May 23 Art Auction View and purchase unique and extraordinary art projects created by the talented students of SEES.

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Kindergarten Orientation is as follows:

Kindergarten at SEES - Meet Your Teacher...

Aug 22, 4-4:45 pm – AM Kindergarten Orientation Aug 22, 5:30-6:15 pm – PM Kindergarten Orientation

If you have a student that is starting Kindergarten later this month, we thought you’d enjoy a quick introduction to the fabulous kindergarten teachers at SEES. Here’s just a few thoughts from each of the classrooms. You’ve got a great year ahead!

Mrs. Mary Groff and Miss Patti Meeker

Mrs. Dominique Guzman

How long have you been teaching kindergarten at SEES?

How long have you been teaching kindergarten at San Elijo?

We began our careers, teaching kindergarten together, over 23 years ago. We are both National Board Certified as Early Childhood Generalists. Mrs. Groff has eight years of experience in first grade and fifteen years of experience in kindergarten. Ms. Meeker has taught kindergarten, first grade, and K-1 combination classes over the past 24years. This is our third year

This will be my 5th year teaching Kindergarten at SEES, and 7th year overall. 

teaching kindergarten together at SEES.

What is the most important character trait to you in your classroom? A sense of community created by a daily routine that provides

What is the most important character trait to you in your classroom? A positive attitude about learning and being a good friend to others. 

security and comfort for the students.

Do you have any children? How old are they?

Do you have children? I have 1 son, Sawyer, who will be 2 in July (and a super

Ms. Meeker has one daughter, Lizzie, who attends San Francisco State. Lizzie will be nineteen later this month.

cute chocolate brown Dachshund named Giacomo). 

Mrs. Groff has two adult daughters, Stephanie and Kristina. Stephanie lives in Texas and Kristina lives in Carlsbad.  Mrs. Groff is delighted to have a brand new granddaughter, Taylor, born May 26,

What would you like your students to know about you?  

That I’m excited to meet them soon and have a won-

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What would you like your students to know about you? Mrs. Groff and Ms. Meeker love to work together to make learning fun. Our favorite animals are birds and monkeys.

What do you like to do when you have free time?

What do you like to do when you have free time? I love making things--cards, scrapbooks, sewing, decorating...etc. and taking Sawyer places like the pool, parks, Zoo, Sea World, etc. 

We love to read all types of books. Our favorite place to visit is the library.

Mrs. Leah Engbrecht How long have you been teaching kindergarten at San Elijo? This will be my second year teaching kindergarten at SEES and my fourth year teaching.

What is the most important character to you in your classroom? The most important character trait in my class is kindness.  From the first day of school, I try to teach my students to be kind to one another.

Do you have children? I have one daughter who is 15 months old.  Her name is Kailyn and she loves to walk and talk!

What would you like your students to know about you? I want my students to know that I like to have fun and be silly while learning at the same time.

What do you like to do when you have free time? In my free time, I like to go on walks or go to the beach with my husband and daughter.  I also love to read.

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Mrs. Christi Schroeder

Mrs. Arleen Von Schlieder

How long have you been teaching kindergarten at San Elijo?

 How long have you been teaching kindergarten at San Elijo?

This will be my 5th year teaching Kindergarten at San Elijo and I

I was one of the first Kinder teachers when we opened our K-8 San Elijo School (now SEMS) and have been teaching second grade and Kindergarten since the opening of SEES.  Prior to coming to San Elijo, I taught in the History department at San Marcos High School and then Kindergarten at La Costa Meadows.  My first La Costa Meadows kindergarten students have just graduated from San Elijo Middle School and are off to San

absolutely love it!!

What is the most important character trait to you in your classroom? Respect. I ask that my students be respectful of everyone in class. We are a big family in our classroom and I ask all my students to think about their actions before they act. I use the terms “expected behavior” and “unexpected behavior” often in my classroom to help students understand the difference in their actions.

Do you have children?

Marcos High School. 

What is the most important character trait to you in your classroom? I love to teach students who are curious, thoughtful, and enthusiastic about learning. That really describes all

My husband and I are expecting a little baby girl late this September. Her name will be Kensley

of my San Elijo Kinder students.

Schroeder.

Do you have children?  

What would you like your students to know about you?

My children are both young adults.  I have a daughter who is completing an MBA in sustainable business management in San Francisco.  My son is living and working in

I really enjoy teaching and I love teaching Kindergarten. I can’t wait to meet everyone at Kindergarten Orientation and I am very excited for the first day of school! I want my students and parents to know that we will learn a lot this year and will have a blast doing so.

What do you like to do when you have free time? In my free time I like to go to the beach, exercise and relax with my family and friends. I also like making cards and being crafty.

Scottsdale and studying engineering.

What would you like your students to know about you?  

I love to read, do art and sing and dance.  I also love to garden. I will be starting an afterschool SEES garden club with Stacy Entrikin who has a second grader and an incoming kindergartner. 

What do you like to do when you have free time? I love to travel, read, garden, walk on the beach, listen to live music, and spend time with family and friends.

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The Importance of School Attendance

Students usually begin each new school year with excitement and enthusiasm - even if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show it to adults. The anticipation of new classes, new friendships, and renewing old friendships provides real motivation for daily attendance at school for those first few weeks. Unfortunately, after a brief time some students become careless about regular attendance. As a School Administrator charged with the responsibility for enforcing compulsory attendance laws, I am faced with parents who are unaware of their studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s absence from school or worse, who are aware but quite willing to make excuses for the absence. There are several reasons why regular attendance at school is important for every student. First, it is difficult for young people to learn if they are not in class. The teaching-learning process builds upon itself: each lesson presented is based upon or related to those that preceded it. Just as we can never regain a moment of time wasted, the child who misses a day of school also misses a day of education that cannot be retrieved. Indeed, research shows that students who attend school regularly are more likely to be successful during their school years and also in their careers.

Success after graduation is a second reason for regular school attendance. If our students donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t develop the habits and skill sets of good attendance and prompt completion of assignments while they are in school, when will they learn these important life skills. Their success as adults in their chosen occupations is dependent upon these skills. From experience, most teachers know that studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; success in school is

directly related to the importance that parents attach to education. If parents believe and act as if the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s education is important, the student will most likely believe it, too. So it is with regular attendance at school. When parents believe that consistent attendance is important and communicate that belief to their children starting in elementary years, unnecessary absences from school will be dramatically reduced. In addition, our schools receive financial support from the State of California based partly upon the average number of students who are in school each day. This is called Average Daily Attendance or ADA. When a student is absent, the school receives less financial support from the state. This is important, but is probably the least significant reason for regular attendance in school. The advantages and benefits gained from regular school attendance not only academically, but also socially, emotionally, and physically to the individual student are far more important. Students should attend school every day, unless an illness or emergency prevents them from doing so. Parents who have questions or unique family situations or events will find teachers and administrators more willing to work with them particularly if the notice is in advance of the absence. Together, parents, administrators, and teachers can help students develop the responsibility skills and positive attitudes about attendance. As always I recommend parents contact their school if they have any questions so the school can work with them to resolve any issues that may arise. If you have any questions, please call me directly at (760) 290-2803.

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SEMS 2011 Governor’s Fitness Challenge Finalist For the third year in a row, San Elijo Middle School has been named as a finalist in the 2011 Governor’s Fitness Challenge Competition. SEMS is one of three North County schools and 116 schools state-wide that were recognized. The Governor’s Challenge Competition is a contest that promotes increased physical activity and better nutrition among California’s children. The three North County school finalists are: • San Elijo Middle in San Marcos • Coastal Academy in Oceanside

• William H. Frazier Elementary in Fallbrook

The Governor’s Challenge is to be active 30-60 minutes a day, at least three days a week for a month. Cumulatively, 2,761 students out of 2,820 from these schools recorded successfully completed at least one Challenge this year. The 116 school finalists are now under consideration for prizes including 6 brand new fitness centers valued at $100,000 each and 11 Regional Awards of $6,000 each, which will be used to buy new physical activity equipment and other school supplies. Award winning schools will be announced at a special ceremony at the Capitol in September. Statewide more than 1.4 million participants recorded more than 8 million days of physical activity through the Governor’s Challenge in 2011. Complete physical activity records of participating schools in the Governor’s Challenge can be found at www.CalGovCouncil.org. One Membership… A World of Opportunities

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Student VIP Orientation Days Required for all Students  The first day of school is right around the corner and our staff has been busy preparing for our Student VIP Orientation Days. All forms that are included in the Parent Packet are now be available online at www.sanelijomiddle.org. Click on Registration Information and then print all necessary forms as directed. These documents need to be completed and turned in on THE specific VIP Day for your student. This is a good way to get them completed and taken care of early. For those who need to pick-up a Parent Packet, you may do so at the school campus in the front office on these dates: August 3-5 from 8:30 am to 2 pm only. Be prepared to make your student purchases during the Orientation Days for Yearbooks and P.E. uniforms for 7th and 8th graders. Payment can be made by cash or check (payable to: SEMS). You may also purchase items online after completing your School Website Access Application. Just log on to our website and go to Web Store. Take advantage of not having to wait in long lines by purchasing your SEMS products online with your credit card. Parents please enter through the front of the school and look for our ASB students who will direct you to Table 1 by the Golden Eagle Mosaic by the front office. All students need to be accompanied by an adult. We look forward to seeing you at our VIP Orientation Days. If you have any questions, please contact the school at (760) 290-2800.  Orientation Dates and Schedule 6th grade students – Wednesday, August 10 7th grade students – Thursday, August 11 8th grade students – Friday, August 12 Last Name, A-L – 8 am to 10 am

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he dog days of summer are upon us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and any parents out there who havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already experienced the â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to do with my timeâ&#x20AC;? ennui that kids will inevitably face this summer should get prepared even in these final days! If your kid isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already in some type of day camp, there are plenty of options available. All of the local municipalities have lessons that cater to a range of ages and interests, including sports, play-based education and crafts. Some are a few days, some are a week, some are a few hours and some are all-day. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way for children to make new friends beyond the classroom while expanding their horizons. Museums, aquariums, private schools and businesses also offer fun, more specialized kinds of programs designed to encourage participants to uncover new fields of interest. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget that some day camps take place in parks and at the beach â&#x20AC;&#x201C; older offspring can go and get junior lifeguard training or learn to surf at the edge of the ocean. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great way to have your kids spend time unplugged and outdoors. Every public library around San Elijo Hills has a free summer reading programs designed to encourage children of all ages to enjoy the written word. They are flexible and fun, run on the honor system and even offer some small prizes just for the pleasure of indulging in reading. Ask a librarian for a tracking sheet to record entries, and keep them in a handy place, such as on the fridge, so everyone in the family can chart their progress. While youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at the library, have your children take some initiative and try to figure out some interests theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to pursue. Help them find some kid-friendly project books that can be signed out to work on at home. There are plenty of cooking volumes with yummy recipes geared towards burgeoning chefs. If you can score some fun science-based exploratory books, the little ones can learn about basic technical principals while playing with bubbles or building in the sand box. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also reference material on being a creative builder: perhaps your child would like to transform eco-friendly recycled materials, or establish the principals of how to construct a better building block action figure.

A targeted online search can turn up a host of fun, funky edible and skill-building projects to tackle. See if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do some preliminary work yourself to source recipes and instructions for cool creative exploration. There are so many sites and blogs that can help teach your child a new hobby, such as knitting, crocheting, or playing an instrument, that can be a handy resource, especially if these are things that you personally donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to do. Tackling challenges at home is a great way for your children to get together with their friends â&#x20AC;&#x201C; see if you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t create a system with their parents to rotate visits between houses and investigate new activities according to an adultâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s strengths. Perhaps one mom is a musician that knows how to play various instruments, whereas another dad is a master in the kitchen. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a way to save gas (rather than heading all over town for lessons), pool money for costs and perhaps stumble upon a new passion. While you child is trying a new activity or hobby on for size, see if there is a charitable works component that can be made a part of the process. Perhaps their new skill can create new donatable items (small baby blankets, scarves, re-usable bags), or crafts that can be sold with some proceeds earmarked for community resources. Empathy and generosity are two emotional qualities that make us thoughtful neighbors and better citizens within society â&#x20AC;&#x201C; so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a bad idea to see how an individual pursuit can be expanded to benefit others as well. Finally, summer is a key time for all of us, not just school-aged members of the family, to take time to do absolutely, positively, completely nothing. Modern lives are so often programmed with such rigid scheduling that making space in our calendar to chill out is essential for a balanced lifestyle. It helps the body and mind recharge from knowledge-gathering, and allows for innovation and creativity to organically develop. Remember that sometimes, taking some down time is the healthiest recreation of all for a human being. So this summer, be deliberately offbeat when selecting new ventures to participate in. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll keep things interesting and mean life is far from â&#x20AC;&#x153;boring.â&#x20AC;?

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SEH Shows Positive Signs of Housing Recovery I

f you have ever tried to time the market on a stock, you know it is very difficult to pinpoint the bottom. Typically, we know we have hit only after it passes. In real estate, it just works at a slower pace. We encounter lots of conflicting speculation about market trends in the near and distant future and you can consider hypotheticals, the “if this, than that” arguments; however, we need to consider the facts available and understand real estate is HYPER LOCAL. Evaluating the relevant and current information available offers confidence that San Elijo Hills may be on its way to a housing recovery.

I interpret this as optimistic news for San Elijo Hills homeowners. If the 41% decline experienced in San Elijo Hills was mainly fueled by a mass of NOD filings contributing to an overwhelming inventory of distressed sales, then the sharp decreasing trend of NOD’s filed this year combined with 6 straight months of median home price increases provides confidence that San Elijo Hills may be on its way to a real estate recovery. If we all work together to get the word out about how unique and fulfill-

According to Sandicor MLS, San Elijo Hills detached housing market peaked May 2005 with a median home price of $866,500 and has seen two bottoms since. First, May 2009, median home prices fell to $522,500, then again in November 2010 median levels reached almost 41% off the peak at $512,500. Currently, June 2011 median home price were $569,000, nearly 35% off the peak almost 6 years ago. Since January, San Elijo Hills has posted six straight months of positive increases in the median detached home prices and currently is 20% above the median for the North County San Diego regions according to the June 2011 HomeDex™ report. It’s no secret that one main factor of the San Elijo Hills market downfall was “risky lending practices” and timing. Since these practices were prevalent during the same time period as homes began to sell and resell in San Elijo Hills (2000 – 2006), there became a high density of homeowners at risk for foreclosure. When the bubble burst and the economy turned, the high inventory of distressed sales and listings saturated the market, pushing prices down even further, leaving many struggling homeowners no option but to foreclose or short sale. According to ForeclosureRadar.Com, the number of notice of defaults filed on detached homes in San Elijo Hills jumped steadily from 2005 and peaked in 2009 at 126. Each year since, the trend has decline sharply and in 2011, only 27 NOD’s have been filed in this segment.

ing our community is, keep our homes and neighborhoods as beautiful and inviting as possible, and rely on REALTORS® who are passionate about increasing home values in our community, we can help expedite the housing recovery in San Elijo Hills. Then, we all win! For Full Details, Data and Graphs visit my blog - http://www.sanelijohillshomesandcommunity.com/2011/07/08/seh-shows-positive-signs-of-housing-recovery/ Gary Massa is a Real Estate Advisor, REALTOR® with Houston Team & Associates, Prudential Ca. Realty. He can be reached at (760) 889-7701, gary@houstonteam.com or www.SanDiegoNorthCountyHomes.com.

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Supporting Local Businesses The Ripple Effect W

e all know that buying local is great, or should I say we have all heard how great it is to buy local, but if you are like me, hearing and listening are two different things.  Or maybe it is hearing and understanding, well regardless, all I know is that even before I started my own business, it felt good walking into a store, like Childish Couture, knowing I am supporting a local San Elijo Hills resident live-out their “American Dream”. Now I realize the American Dream doesn’t end there.   Direct support of a retail store, for example, only scratches the surface to the many hidden layers of businesses and people effected when you buy local - creating what I call the ripple effect. What is the ripple effect? It’s when a catalyst, in this case you the consumer, unknowingly creates a wave through a single purchase that sets in motion a series of events that impacts one local business after another; hence the ripple effect.

Can you believe that purchasing one baby bib from a local retailer could be sustaining more than 45 jobs here in San Marcos? That is 45 families, 45 homes, 45 incomes, 45 lives; and that is just the direct impact, not including the indirect channels that are used to put the product on the shelf. It’s hard to imagine that we as consumers are the primary contributors to our neighbors livelihoods and success, but we truly are. For myself, I take pride in knowing that I am a catalyst both as a consumer and local business owner of Organically Cute.com, who supports other local businesses. As a local business owner, my story begins a year ago when my husband and I welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our family.  Being first time parents, we had no idea this cute little baby would turn into a drooling machine.  I swear she started teething and drooling from the day she left the hospital!  Her clothes were always soaked from the seemingly non-stop waterfall from that little mouth. But, just as I was concerned about what we feed our baby, I wanted to be as careful about what we put on the outside as well.  This sparked the idea to create organic bibs.  But not just organic, they needed to be bold, fun and, of course, functional.  I am quite familiar with the design and marketing aspect of business, having done it for over 10 years in corporate America, but was completely

unfamiliar with the process of developing a clothing line, creating a pattern, and having my product mass produced. I really needed help in achieving this goal. I didn’t know where to start, so I did what anyone does now-a-days - I Googled it. I started searching for local businesses that could help me along the way and teach me how to take my idea and build it into a successful product. Luckily, I found Edith’s Sewing, a mass production sewing contractor here in San Marcos, who has been a great partner in this journey and is now my sole contractor for producing my baby bibs. Initially, I thought I should find a local company because it would be easier - easy to stop in and discuss the project, easy to drop off materials, easy to pick up the phone and call – really, just easier. At the time, I didn’t give any thought to what the effect would be to start a business locally and keep my resources locally as well. But now, seeing the impact first-hand and witnessing the number of lives it affects has opened my eyes to what really goes into a locally “grown” business and it inspires to me to continue to support local in as many ways possible. My personal wave accelerated when I started Organically Cute here in San Elijo Hills, hired a San Marcos contractor to produce my product and now, thanks to other businesses that have the same philosophy as I do, the ripple continues. As of recent, Childish Couture, owned and operated by San Eiljo residents Diane DeMarino and Erika Patron, have joined the wave and are carrying my bibs in their fun and unique baby clothing store in Encinitas. By visiting their store and purchasing a local product like my bibs, you are setting in motion a wave of sustainability for your neighbors, friends and local economy. In this scenario, you are supporting the entire product process from production, to wholesale, to retail all within a ten-mile radius of your home. Now THAT is local! I use this example as my story because this is what I am living, but honestly, you can apply this to anything you buy locally in your everyday lives from purchasing local produce to choosing local restaurants, or supporting your local dry cleaners. My hope is that each time you visit one of our local businesses, you will now leave knowing that you are much more than a ripple, you are a part of our community wave.  And that should feel good!

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Like the Weather, Hot Investments Can Cool Off W e’re in the “Dog Days” of summer – traditionally the hottest, steamiest time of year. But in a few weeks, the temperatures will begin to cool down. Nature isn’t alone in this heating-and-cooling pattern — you can also find evidence of it in the investment world. To be specific, today’s “hot” investments can lose their sizzle quickly — which means that, as an investor, you’ll need to take steps to avoid being left out in the cold. An investment can become “hot” — that is, its price can shoot up — for any of a number of reasons. For example, a company that provides a well-known product or service may decide to “go public” by making its shares available to investors; when this happens, the stocks become “hot” for a while. An investment may also become hot if a favorable event occurs, as might be the case with a drug company that gains permission to sell a medicine that’s much in demand. And some investments heat up because an “expert” is touting them in the media.   But although different investments may get hot for different reasons, they all share one thing in common: They will cool off. In fact, by the time you and many other investors hear about a hot stock, it may already be cooling off. If you buy into an investment that’s been hot for a while, you should recognize that its “upside potential” may not be what you think.  To help achieve your financial goals, you may be better off by not chasing after hot stocks. Instead, consider these ideas: Increase share ownership. One key to building wealth is to increase the amount of shares you own in your investments. Hot stocks are often expensive stocks, so you may be limited in the number of shares you can purchase. As an alternative, look for quality investments that are trading at reasonable prices. You might also consider buying additional shares in quality companies you already own. Buy appropriate investments. Even if you can afford to buy some shares in hot stocks, should you? These stocks may not be suitable for your needs, for any number of reasons: too risky for your risk tolerance, too similar to other stocks you already own, and so on. You need to own investments that are appropriate for your individual needs. Of course,

you also need to keep in mind that any investment in stocks — whether hot or not — will fluctuate with changes in market conditions and may be worth more or less than your original investment when you sell. Diversify your holdings. By continually pursuing hot investments, you might end up with an unbalanced, non-diversified portfolio. By diversifying your holdings, you can help reduce the impact of volatility on your portfolio. However, diversification, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or protect against loss. Think long term. Chasing hot stocks is strictly a short-term move. Successful investors adhere to long-term strategies that require discipline, patience and a constant focus on the future.   By following these suggestions, you’re unlikely to experience the “thrill” of chasing after hot investments — but you will get the satisfaction of building a portfolio designed to help meet your important investment goals.

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t’s that time of the year, back to school shopping, which normally includes a new lunch box (at least that is what they use to call it back in the day. I wish I still had my Scooby Doo lunch box; it would probably be worth something nowadays).    Breakfast and lunch are the two most important meals of the day (for everyone, but especially for our kids). They need to have the proper fuel to maintain a constant energy level at school so they can perform their best.   With propert nutrition, they will be more focused and retain more while at school and will come home more relaxed and less famished.  My kids used to come home from school like hungry bears and the quick fix to that was to give them a quick snack, which as it turns out raises their blood sugar fast and turns out to cause a lot of health problems.

At my house, it has always been my responsibility to pack my kids’ lunch. Unfortunately, I have not always done the best job for them. In fact, it makes me a little sick thinking back to what I use to feed my kids. It would explain a lot of the health, behavioral and physical issues we experienced during that time. Here are some of the things I used to pack for them: tube of yogurt, cookies, chips, fruit roll-up, apple juice, granola bar, apple and maybe a sandwich (not all of this at once, but always some combination of these types of  items).  The fact is, any combination of these type of things (except for the apple and maybe the sandwich) are a disaster for your child.   I think most health experts now agree that over time, these types of foods will cause serious health problems and to some extent could be considered chronically toxic to the human body.   I think we are seeing the results now with the increase of obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and so on. So, how do you make your kids eat healthier?  That is a good question. You don’t want them throwing out their lunch, right? The goal is for them to eat it! The problem is that parents are up against large corporations that spend hundreds of millions of dollars EACH marketing these products to our kids (don’t even get me started on this topic).  Your kids don’t necessarily care about nutrition, they just want something that tastes good and has a cool wrapper with lots of colors.  How can regular old fruit and veggies compete with that?  The short answer is they can’t. The trick is, if you do not want your child to have health problems down the road, you have to change their habits and get them eating better options. The only way to do that is to get their buy-in. They have to believe in the cause for themselves. In our household, this didn’t happen overnight.   It was a slow process that occurred over time. You don’t realize how addicted your kids’ systems are to these types of foods - to cut them out cold turkey would not be the best long-term approach. So, here are some tips to make that transition. While they seem too simple to be effective, the fact is you can see dramatic changes in the way your kids eat if you just get them on board.

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on The Today Show multiple times, as well as Anderson Cooper, The Montel Show and numerous other national media channels. It’s amazing to see the national recognition for this local San Diego-based business.

The Stroller Strides brand has continued to evolve along with Lisa and her own growth as a mother. Stroller Strides now offers both pre-natal classes, Fit4Baby, as well as Luna Moms Clubs & the L.E.A.N. Mommy lifestyle weight management program. Their newest “Body Back” program provides before and after assessment, two workouts a week, food journal & meal plan. With all of these programs, Stroller Strides welcomes women of all stages in life to what has become not only a program for getting into great physical shape, but also to become part of a community of women – who often become life-long friends.

Lisa founded Stroller Strides ten years ago after her son Jacob was born. Lisa was a successful fitness professional and knew that she wanted to be able to stay home with her son. She also knew she wanted to find a way to tap into the wisdom of other moms about issues related to motherhood. It was during a workout with her son that Lisa had the idea to start Stroller Strides. From there, it all started rolling. Lisa designed workout programs that were designed around working out with your new baby - outdoors & with other moms. It was a magic combination.

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