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San Marcos Revolution, raised $2500 through its first annual Copa Revolution Youth Soccer Tournament

San Marcos Youth Soccer competitive arm, San Marcos Revolution, raised $2500 through its first annual Copa Revolution Youth Soccer Tournament.  Over 130 teams from Southern California participated over August 17-18 2019 at beautiful Walnut Grove Park. 

Rady Children’s Hospital is a San Diego based institution founded in 1954. Since its inception, Rady Children’s Hospital has aspired and has become a leading Hospital focusing on Children. In the past fiscal year, Rady Children’s has seen over 245,000 patients and performed over 20,000 surgeries. Rady Children’s is nationally ranked in all ten areas including Cancer, heart surgery, neonatal, neurosurgery, and long term care. 

San Marcos Youth Soccer and San Marcos Revolution are a premier locally based 501(c)3 non-profit, serving the community of San Marcos and North County Inland. San Marcos Youth Soccer serves over 1500 families and fields over 150 teams between its recreational and competitive programs. 

San Marcos Youth Soccer is run by a dedicated volunteer board of directors. On the competitive side of the soccer program, Nick Perera is the Director of Coaching. Mr. Perera is currently not only the Director of Coaching for San Marcos Youth Soccer; he is the Captain of the US Men’s National Beach Soccer team and a professional soccer player and coach of the MISL Tacoma Stars.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be working with the kids and families of the San Marcos Youth Soccer and Revolution programs and to have the ability to have a positive impact, through the game of soccer. Furthermore, to be able to provide a fun and competitive venue and to help raise funds to a fantastic cause, really exemplifies the ethos and pathos of the culture of our organization” said Nick Perera. 

San Marcos Revolution will be hosting the 2nd annual Copa Revolution, benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital in August 2020. Please go to SanMarcosRevolution.org for more information about the tournament, and the club.

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San Elijo Recreation Center Programs

The City of San Marcos offers numerous recreation programs at the San Elijo Recreation Center located at 1105 Elfin Forest Road. Some of the programs include the Raggedy Ann & Andy Preschoolers Program (afternoon spots still available), Adventure Day Camp for school-aged children during the summer, Fun Friday Nites!, one Friday a month, and Enrichment classes including Family Music and Get Smart with Art on weekday mornings. The facility can also be rented for meetings, parties, and events. For more information, please visit www.san-marcos.net. 

Some current classes with openings are:

Get Smart with Art (2 – 5 years) – Fridays (10 – 10:45 AM)

Sound System Kids Music Program (6 months – 3 years) – Tuesdays (10:10 – 10:50 AM)

Music Makers (4 – 6 years) – Tuesdays (11:15 AM – 12 PM)

The annual City of San Marcos Veterans Day Ceremony

The annual City of San Marcos Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at Helen Bougher Memorial Park on Nov. 11, 2019. We invite you to join us in honoring our veterans and their ongoing commitment to a lifetime of service. Military and active duty personnel are encouraged, but not required, to attend in uniform. Guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and carpool.

Event schedule

  • 2 p.m. Retire Flag / Displays / Refreshments / Music
  • 3 p.m. Ceremony
  • 4 p.m. Reception / Cake & coffee provided

Event address

  • Helen Bougher Memorial Park, 1243 Borden Road, San Marcos, California 92069

Final models at The Estates in San Elijo Hills- Last chance for new construction in San Elijo Hills!

Contact Ed Philbrick for a guided tour of San Elijo Hills and the models at The Estates at San Elijo Hills

www.hillsandcoast.com

M: 760-496-8134

E: ed@hillsandcoast.com

3295 Business Park Dr. Suite C, Vista, CA 92081

DRE # 01967137

Coastal Premier Properties DRE # 01861547

The San Marcos Promise Pennies for the Promise

The San Marcos Promise (TSMP) is a non-profit education foundation supporting the over 21,000 students in SMUSD. TSMP builds dreams, pathways and prosperity, guiding and supporting students on their journeys to post-secondary education and into the workforce. But to truly affect change, we can’t operate in silos. So we are the bridge connecting education, business & industry, and community leaders to impact student futures. And I’m writing today to impress upon you the value, support, and purpose TSMP brings to our District.

We are a small but mighty team of 3. We have a Board of Directors made up of 11 extremely dedicated professionals and leaders in our community who help guide us forward.

I spent the first 20 years of my career as a school counselor, 14 of those years at San Marcos High School. So I am acutely aware of the difficulty and challenges faced everyday in raising and nurturing these young humans in our school system. It is monumental to say the least, and I think we’d all agree that these needs can’t be met by the schools and the district alone. So it is our Foundation’s critical aim to directly impact students and their futures, support teachers in their classrooms, and to help the District with these needs.

According to the research conducted by the North County Economic Development Council, any planning around education and the world of work should consider three key components:

  1. Continue to teach students how to learn- One of the most important elements of education today is not necessarily teaching students what they will be doing in their career five or ten years from now but teaching them how to learn both for technical and nontechnical skills in the future.
  2. Expose students to emerging industries, technologies, and career pathways- The fear that jobs are going to completely go away or diminish considerably is largely unfounded, but job requirements will change- students need to be exposed to the driving forces of some of these changes before entering the workforce.
  3. Provide students options for careers that connect their passions and abilities with opportunities in the marketplace- The world of work, with its changes and volatility, can be a scary and uncertain place. Helping students connect their interests and abilities with different career options should be an important part of what today’s education provides.

Click here to read the 2019 North County Indicators informative report generated by the North County Economic Development Council.

To help empower our students to navigate their future paths forward, we provide programs, resources and help create opportunities for students to learn about their strengths and interests and explore the many career and educational options that exist in their futures.

www.thesanmarcospromise.org
255 Pico Avenue Suite 103 San Marcos, CA 92069

Telephone (760) 290-2890

San Elijo Hills Schools Closed 10/30/19

Double Peak School San Elijo Elementary San Elijo Middle School Communities:

Due to weather conditions that are anticipated to increase throughout the rest of the night and into tomorrow, SDG&E has informed the District that they will be turning off the power to Double Peak School, San Elijo Elementary and San Elijo Middle School during the early morning hours of Wednesday, October 30th and it is not anticipated to come back on until later that day.

Therefore, school will be closed for Wednesday, October 30th at Double Peak School, San Elijo Elementary and San Elijo Middle School. This includes Kids on Campus, before-school programs and after-school programs.

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. The safety of our students and staff is always the number one priority.

STAFF: If you live in an area that is not impacted by the power outages and you would like to assist the District involuntarily covering staff shortages throughout the District, please contact Ashley Gagnon in Human Resources at (760) 290-2840.

SDG&E is continuing to monitor the forecasted weather conditions and the potential impacts for Thursday and Friday.

In addition to future email communications, updates will also be posted on District and school websites as well as social media accounts

Another Public Safety Power Shutoff possible in 24-48 hours

SDGE Alert: Forecasted weather conditions could affect the power lines that serve your community. We are currently monitoring the potential for adverse weather conditions to begin within 24 to 48 hours. These conditions may require us to turn off the power for public safety in your community. If you do experience an outage, the power will stay off until we can safely restore it. Please be prepared to activate your personal family emergency plan.

Learn More: visit SDGE.com/Ready.

Additional languages: SDGE.com/m2e

Halloween Safety Tips

Getting ready for Halloween with your little ones? From costumes to pumpkin carving, be sure to check out these tips to make sure they stay safe and have fun!  Too much candy afterward? Consider donating it to one of these groups. 

Children’s Physicians Medical Group (CPMG), in partnership with Rady Children’s Health Network, is dedicated to offering outstanding healthcare for your kids, from birth through age 18. Have you checked out our new and updated website?  We can help you find a doctor, explain why CPMG is right for you and allow you to view videos on our doctors and other health topics.

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The Escondido Creek Conservancy to Connect “The Missing Lynx” for Wildlife Conservation

The Escondido Creek Conservancy has launched “The Missing Lynx” campaign to establish permanently protected wildlife corridors in North San Diego County. After successfully acquiring 975 acres as part of their “Save 1000 Acres” campaign, the Conservancy has shifted its focus to connecting the missing links, so wildlife can move freely between preserved areas, and protecting those linkages in perpetuity.

“Between climate change, pollution, and human expansion into wild areas, native plants, and wildlife around the world are struggling to survive,” says Executive Director, Ann Van Leer, “We want San Diego County to retain the natural beauty that has drawn humans here for centuries, but to do so, we must be dedicated to connecting the missing links between preserved lands.”

Connecting wildlands is crucial for wildlife, especially large mammals like mule deer (Odocoileus heminus) and mountain lions (Puma concolor), which typically have home ranges of more than 100 square miles. Successful wildlife corridors provide access to food and other resources, while also improving genetic variation. Connecting breeding populations of a species increases their ability to adapt to their changing environment, which is especially important as we begin to witness the effects of climate change.

“We manage preserves on either side of the I-15,” says Hannah Walchak, the Conservancy’s Land Conservation Manager, “It’s crazy to think that I can easily drive between these preserves, while the unique populations of mountain lions on each side are unlikely to meet because of a lack of connectivity.”

Since 1991, The Escondido Creek Conservancy has helped preserve over 7,000 acres in North San Diego County. Over the last three years, with the creation of the Mountain Meadow Preserve and the George Sardina, MD Preserve, the “Save 1000 Acres” campaign protected an additional 975 acres. While these are important cornerstone properties, “The Missing Lynx” campaign will prioritize land acquisitions in areas that are contiguous to other preserved lands in the Escondido Creek watershed.

The Escondido Creek Conservancy is seeking public support to protect and preserve these “missing lynx” to reduce conflicts with human activities, help North San Diego County retain its wild character, and give our native species a chance to live, and live wild. For more information about the campaign, see www.missinglynx.org.

Keeping Your Pets Safe this Halloween Season 

Halloween Pet Dangers

Keeping Your Pets Safe this Halloween Season

Halloween can be a wonderful holiday for children and adults alike.  Many people love to enjoy this festive season with the entire family, including their pets.

To make sure your pet stays safe and enjoys this holiday, we offer the following advice:

Keep Those Halloween Treats Far Out of Pets’ Reach:  Halloween candies are the source of several dangers to our animal family members.  Most owners are aware that chocolate is toxic to their pets.  Chocolate contains caffeine as well as a toxin called Theobromine that in high enough doses can be very toxic to our animal companions.  Toxicity is based on the amount of cocoa ingested (dark chocolate contains more) vs. the weight of the pet.

“Healthier” Halloween treats may contain an artificial sweetener called xylitol which is extremely toxic to dogs.  Ingestion is a veterinary emergency and can even be fatal to our canine friends.

Overindulgence in candy (or other holiday treats), even those that don’t contain chocolate or xylitol can cause gastric upset or even a dangerous condition called pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).  These can be serious enough to warrant a trip to the veterinary clinic or even a hospital stay!

Finally, candy wrappers also pose a risk to indulgent pets.  Most pets don’t bother to unwrap the candy that they sneak off with.  Ingested wrappers can be very irritating to the intestinal tract and in some cases could even result in an intestinal blockage.  Note that even empty candy wrappers are attractive to our pets as they still smell like the treats they once contained.

Beware of Raisins and Grapes: While raisins make for a sweet, healthy alternative to Halloween candies, they can be very dangerous to our pets.  Grapes and raisins are poisonous to many dogs (and potentially cats).  Toxicity can be severe enough to cause kidney damage or even death in some cases.  Experts are still not sure how much grape material is required for toxicity or why some pets react more profoundly than others, so all grape/raisin ingestion is considered a veterinary emergency.

Watch Out for Halloween PlantsPumpkins, gourds, and corn are traditional Halloween foods and decorations.  While eating properly prepared pumpkins, squash and corn is relatively harmless for our pets, in some situations they can be dangerous.  Corn cobs are very attractive to dogs.  If ingested, cobs very may get stuck in the pet’s intestinal tract and require surgery to remove.  Similarly, decorative gourds/squash can be chewed up in large chunks that can get bound up in the intestines.  Finally, festive carved Jack o’ Lanterns often start to mold before they are thrown out.  If ingested these molds can make our pets ill.  Some molds called mycotoxins can even cause neurologic problems in dogs and cats.

Keep Glow Sticks Away from Pets: Glow sticks and glow jewelry are fun and can help keep us safe during Halloween activities.  While the glowing liquid inside is not toxic if chewed and ingested it can be very irritating to our pets’ mouths.  Ingestion can lead to oral irritation, drooling, pawing at the mouth, and even vomiting.  Additionally, ingested plastics can lead to gastric irritation or even intestinal blockage.

Be Careful with Halloween Decorations: Decorations are a traditional addition to Halloween festivities. They are fun for us but can be scary or even dangerous to our pets.  Pets can be intimidated by decorations, especially those with eyes, faces, or moving parts.  Be sure to introduce pets to decorations slowly using positive reinforcement. Many decorations also require electrical cords or batteries, both of which can be very dangerous if our pets chew on them!

Beware of Costumes:  As adorable as our pets are when dressed up, not all pets enjoy wearing costumes.  They can be irritating, scary, or even painful to our pets.  Some pets may panic when placed in a costume, which can lead to injury. Humans in costume can be very scary to our pets, too.  Make sure to introduce your pet slowly to costumed guests and read the pet’s body language.  Better yet, find a safe space for your pet to stay if people come over in costume.

Keep Candles Out of Pets’ Reach: Candles are common in Halloween decorations.  Remember that your pet does not recognize the danger that candles pose, and they may accidentally burn themselves or knock candles over.

Give Your Pet a Safe Space During Halloween Activities:  Trick or Treating and Halloween Parties are fun for us but can be very scary to our pets.  Make sure that your pets have safe space in the house away from trick or treaters at the front door, or party-goers in the house.  It is also advisable to keep your pets indoors during activities to prevent panicking pets from escaping from the yard.

Make Sure Your Pets Have ID Tags and Microchips:  Finally, make sure that your pet has an updated ID tag and (even better) a microchip with updated information.  In the event that your pet does escape during holiday festivities, this will make it easy for them to get back home if found.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact us!  We are happy to answer any questions you may have! 760-736-3636  or www.sanelijovet.com

Advanced Veterinary Care of San Elijo 

1691 Melrose Dr. Suite # 110
San Marcos, CA 92078
760-736-3636
www.sanelijovet.com

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