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Stone Canyon Neighborhood Newsletter www.stonecanyonoa.org

September 2011

Volume 6, Issue 9

Official Publication of Stone Canyon Homeowners Association

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

Yard Of the Month CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR MONTHLY WINNERS JULY 2011

1st: 8303 Full Moon 2nd: 8511 Sea Ash Circle 3rd: 8304 Sunburst Pkwy Honorable Mentions: 8105 Broken Branch, 8107 Broken Branch, 6004 Bar Harbor Cove, 8007 Magic Mountain Cove, 18109 Whitewater Cove AUGUST 2011

1st: 7008 Cool Canyon 2nd: 7101 High Bluff Trail 3rd: 7112 Black Rock Bend Honorable Mentions: 8404 Fern Bluff, 8327 Fern Bluff, 9017 Wildwater Way, 8103 Ancona, 16701 Bar Harbor I would like to announce the new committee chairpersons, Joanie Brown and Amelia Dansby.

by Joanie Brown

We need your help!!! We’re in the process of re-charging, re-energizing, and updating Stone Canyon’s Neighborhood Watch Program. This is a loud “shout out” for your participation. In order to have the most effective program possible, volunteers are needed to represent each street’s residents. While most of us are generally familiar with this type of project, many of you may not realize how important it is to a community, especially regarding safety issues. A “quick and dirty” description of how our Neighborhood Watch Committee would work: * A volunteer resident from each block compiles a contact list of e-mail and day/ night phone info from as many neighbors on his/her street as possible; then uses this list to forward important safety bulletins to addressees. *This notification chain would work both ways. When our HOA Board of Directors receives notice from law enforcement involving community safety, an e-mail bulletin is sent to Committee Chair, who then forwards it on to all “block Captains” who then forward bulletin to their own Watch lists. * Likewise, if any resident sees or hears anything suspicious, or is concerned about a particular safety issue, we encourage them to notify their own street rep, the committee chair, or a Board member directly. At that point, the matter is checked out and a bulletin will then be passed along through the N.Watch chain.

As Chairperson, my goal is to get a viable committee up and running as quickly as we can. At that point, I’ll arrange for either the County’s or Round Rock’s Neighborhood Watch representative to meet with us and explain exactly how effective local programs work and interact with each other, as well as make recommendations to help us. As I see it, the committee’s job is to help Stone Canyon’s Board of Directors facilitate community safety awareness and keep the spotlight on the importance of neighbor watching out for neighbor. As a Stone Canyon resident, you already have a completely personal stake in your family’s safety, especially your children’s. As one of our Watch volunteers, you’ll make the most important contribution of all: keeping our neighborhoods safe for yourself, your family and your neighbors. PLUS, what a great way to get to know the folks you live by. And this will take but a small amount of time. So, please, please consider getting involved. If you can’t, then please encourage one of your neighbors to sign on and keep your street informed. In this case, it really does “take a village.” Get on board by calling or e-mailing me, and thanks in advance for stepping up to our community’s “safety plate.” Joanie Brown paulandjoaniebrown@hotmail.com 16800 Willow Oak Lane hm: 733-2913 cell: 784-3512

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StoneSTONE Canyon CANYON Owners & Association Management Teams www.stonecanyonoa.org

STONE CANYON OWNERS ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President/Recreation/Landscape Jessica Stempko................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Vice President/Capital Improvement/Maintenance Dwip Shah.......................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Treasurer/ACC/Publicity Director Greg Martinez..................................board@stonecanyonoa.org Parliamentarian/Neighborhood Watch/YOM/Website Vicky Lockwood..............................board@stonecanyonoa.org Secretary/Pool/Newsletter Rich Horton.....................................board@stonecanyonoa.org COMMITTEE CHAIRS ACC Richard Horton...........................board@stonecanyonoa.org Recreation ..........................................................rlkouns@sbcglobal.net Swimming Pool Greg Martinez...............................pool@stonecanyonoa.org Yard of the Month Joanie Brown & Amelia Dansby....... amdansby@gmail.com Maintenance Al Maus............................maintenance@stonecanyonoa.org Landscape Cathy Soukup.................................. csoukup@austin.rr.com Neighborhood Watch..........................................Joanie Brown Newsletter Judith Horton ................................. judy@richandjudy.com Good Neighbor Laura Kouns .................................... rlkouns@sbcglobal.net Website

KEY CONTACTS In an attempt to make things easier to find, we have provided some key contact information for various organizations that you might need to contact.  If you have a suggestion for information to add, please contact the web committee. HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION: Bob Nardo - Goodwin Management............... 512-852-7965 ................... 11149 Research Blvd Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759 http://stc.goodwintx.com/ Payment Address: Stone Canyon c/o Goodwin Management PO Box 4785 Houston, TX 77210-4785 Governmental Agencies: Fern Bluff Mud..............................................512-238-0606 ................ 7320 Wyoming Springs, Round Rock, TX 78681 City of Round Rock......................................512-218-5400 ............................... 221 East Main Street, Round Rock, TX Williamson County Commissioners Office....512-248-3238 ............ 400 W. Main St., Ste. 216, Round Rock, TX 78664 Williamson County Constable (Robert Chody) 512-248-3239 ....................211 Commerce Cove, Round Rock, TX 78664 Williamson County Sheriff’s Office (Non-Emergency)..........................................512-943-1300 Williamson County EMS (Non-Emergency)..........................................512-943-1264 Round Rock ISD.......................... (512) 464-5000 ext 1311 .....................Round Rock Avenue, Round Rock, TX 78681 Misc. Services: Gas Line Malfunction..... (Business Hours) 1-800-460-3030 .............................................(After Hours) 1-800-817-8090 Street Light Repair - TU Electric................1-800-242-9113 Texas Utilities (TXU).................................1-800-368-1398 Southwestern Bell.......................................1-888-294-8433 Time Warner Cable.......................................512-485-5555 Williamson County Road and Bridge............512-943-3330

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Stone Canyon

Website Committee By Ron Kellam

How can you take advantage of the Stone Canyon website The Stone Canyon website is a good communication tool for our communication capabilities? community. It provides easy access to Association documents such 1. If you are a resident in Stone Canyon and have never requested as Board Meeting Minutes, Pool Rules, ACC Guidelines and forms, access to our website, then go to the Stone Canyon website announcements about community activities, an Events Calendar, etc. (www.stonecanyonoa.org), click on Request Login, fill out and One way we communicate with residents of Stone Canyon is by submit the form to get your Login Name and password. This sending emails from the web site to residents whose current email process will automatically insert your email address in your address is in their profile on the web site. Thus it is key for you to profile. keep your email address up to date. If you no longer receive emails 2.  If you have not logged into the web site in a long time and from Stone Canyon, it may be because your email address has have forgotten your Login Name or password, you can also changed and your profile has not been updated. You can update request that information be sent to you by using the “Forgot your profile by logging into the website, click on Edit Profile and Your Password” link on the login page. update your information. 3.  If you have previously requested access, but no longer receive There are a number of features such as the Classified section, Stone Canyon emails, make sure the email address in your Message Board, Announcements, Address Book, and Key Contacts profile correct. You can do this by logging into the website, click that residents who have access to the web site can take advantage on Edit Profile and update your information in the profile. of. Please take a look at our web site and explore all the various features We have recently updated our web site to allow residents who are leasing in Stone Canyon to have access to the secure section of our of it. If you have suggestions or comments, please feel free to pass web site. If you are leasing and want access, follow the directions them along to me or any of the website committee members. listed in item number 1 below. Prmrs_66135 _ 7.5 x 5 - Rdns Gen Ad #1672 THIS AD CAN NOT BE EDITED

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Stone Canyon HEALTH BRIEFS - SEPTEMBER EASE YOUR CHILD BACK INTO SCHOOL Establishing a normal school routine can be hard for children of any age after the long lazy days of summer. Dr. James H. Bray, a family psychologist and associate professor of family and community medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, offers the following tips to help make going back to school a less stressful experience for children and parents. • Get kids into the school mode early. Many children have a summer schedule that includes staying up late and sleeping in. Kids need at least a week before school starts to get back into the school schedule. • Develop a plan. Doing things like buying supplies and clothes, and finding out about schedules and teachers in advance, rather than waiting to the last minute, helps reduce stress for parents and kids. • Talk with children about their fears and concerns and do some advance problem solving and planning.-Get involved with your child’s school by getting to know the teacher and discussing their expectations. • Talk to your children about what they want to accomplish and get out of their school year. Discuss their academic and social goals, but emphasize balance. BACK-TO-SCHOOL CHECKLIST SHOULD INCLUDE EYE EXAM

Preparing for the start of a new school year? Remember to get a new backpack, paper and pencils, and get your children’s vision screened as part of their back-toschool checklist. “Poor vision can interfere with learning, school performance, participation in sports and other activities, as well as self esteem,” said Dr. Kimberly Yen, assistant professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and an ophthalmologist at Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Yen said if parents know that eye problems run in their family or if they suspect problems, it is especially important that their child receive eye exams regularly. All children should have their eyes examined, as part of their well-child check ups and children who exhibit no signs of visual problems should have their vision screened by age 3. Good eye care should also include wearing protective eyewear during sports activities. Children who play basketball, baseball and racquet sports are more susceptible to eye injuries. Sports goggles can significantly reduce the likelihood of potentially sight damaging injuries. Good vision not only helps children develop in the classroom, but it teaches them the lifelong value of regular vision screenings. STUDENT ATHLETES’ HEALTH STARTS OFF THE FIELD

Even though it is students who will be taking the field as extracurricular school activities begin, doctors at Baylor College of Medicine say parents play an important role in keeping their kids safe. Family health history, especially heart illnesses, is important information for doctors to know during an exam, said Dr. John Rogers, professor of family and community medicine at BCM. A certain type of heart murmur and rapid heart beats can be detected during a physical, but the exam can’t determine if past family members have heart problems or if anyone has died suddenly due to a cardiac problem. Being armed with that information helps doctors know whether the student-athlete should undergo an echocardiogram or ultrasound for a more in-depth examination.

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Parents’ knowledge of their child’s previous injuries can also be helpful. Teens may downplay an injury, because they don’t want it to prevent them from taking part in their favorite sport. However, a parent might remember lasting effects that will help doctors determine the severity of the injury. Rogers said other issues that cannot be detected during a physical are lightheadedness or shortness of breath that is not proportionate to the exertion level of the activity. Parents should keep an eye out for these issues and let their doctor know at the time of the physical exam. TEENS BENEFIT BY MAKING TIME FOR BREAKFAST

Teens who start their day without breakfast are twice as likely to have diets low in iron - a shortfall that could be hurting their grades. “Breakfast supplies more than just the energy kids need to get through the morning,” said Dr. Theresa Nicklas, a professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. “Teens who eat breakfast are also two to five times more likely to consume at least twothirds the recommended amounts of most vitamins and minerals, including iron." Iron-deficiency anemia has long been known to have a negative affect on behavior and learning. Eating breakfast has been linked to improved memory, grades, school attendance and punctuality in children. In addition, intakes of other vitamins and minerals, including zinc, calcium, and folic acid, are higher among breakfast-eaters, while fat consumption is lower. “It’s important for parents to realize that the nutrients teens miss when they’re allowed to skip breakfast are rarely recouped during other meals,” said Nicklas, also a researcher at the USDA/ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center.

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