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Thank you Veterans!
November 11, 2009
Welcome
A short history lesson to bring to the dinner table
This Week
Symphony & Papa Doo Run Run, 11/14, 6:30pm
Suki's Blog: What are your media values?
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  Welcome

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You will find this cheerful welcome on our new Facebook page.  We invite you to become a fan!  We're newbies at this and we know you are the connected generation, so please help us! SantaCruzParent.com on Facebook

We've been out and about seeing what the locals have going on in a variety of stores, restaurants and entertainment centers.  They very much wish to serve you and hope that if you're shopping that you will choose to shop locally.

Lorraine Pursell is coming to town.  She lived here and worked in our community with children and their families for many years.  Her topic is "Raising Responsible Kids."  We all know that is a challenge and an awesome responsibility for parents.  It's so great to have an expert renew our enthusiasm and confidence in our parenting roles and to remind us of those guidelines that lead to success! Check the calendar for her public talks.  Use the search feature and select Parent Workshops.

Santa Cruz Parent has a new blog site.  You'll find Suki there and soon others will be joining her!  SantaCruzParent.com is interested in hosting a variety of blogger perspectives.  Are you a teacher? psychologist? librarian? riding instructor, doctor? financial advisor?  Email or give me a call, 713.7026.

Veterans Day is very special and personal in many families.  Talking about family veteran history helps strengthen children's respect for the freedoms we possess because of the sacrifices of their parents, uncles aunts, grandparents and family friends. Thank you Veterans! Here's a little information for dinner table conversations!

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  A short history lesson to bring to the dinner table

(Holidays) VeteransDayPoster2009.jpgHere's some succinct information about our upcoming Veteran's Day from Veterans.com.

"Where does the term "veteran" come from?

Originally, the word veteran meant "a person of long experience" or skill. Derived from the Latin term veteranus, after the American Revolution the word veteran came to be associated specifically with former soldiers of old age who had fought for independence.

As time went on, "veteran" was used to describe any former member of the armed forces or a person who had served in the military.

In the mid-19th century, this term was often shortened to the simple phrase "vets." The term came to be used as a way to categorize and honor those who had served and sacrificed through their roles in the military.


A Very Short History of Veteran's Day


World War I, also known as the "Great War" was officially concluded on the 11th hour of the 11th Day of November, at 11 A.M. in 1918. On November 11th of the following year, President Woodrow Wilson declared that day as "Armistice Day" in honor of the peace. (The term armistice means "truce" or the end of wartime hostilities.) This day was marked with public celebrations and a two minute halt to business at 11 AM. In 1921, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated in Arlington Cemetery with a ceremony on November 11th. After this dedication, Armistice Day was adopted in many states and at the federal level as a day to honor veterans. This was made official in 1938 when an act of Congress made Armistice Day a national holiday.

In 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower changed the name of Armistice Day to Veterans Day. For several years in the 1970s, Veterans Day was observed in October by many states but in 1978 it was returned to November 11th. Today, Veterans Day is still observed on November 11th as a national holiday to honor all veterans of the United States Armed Forces. (If November 11th falls on a weekend day, the holiday is observed the following Monday.) Throughout the nation, Americans participate in parades, ceremonies, and observances to pay their respects to our servicemen and women, both past and present."

HISTORY.com together with the Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress, hosted a National Teach-In on veterans history. Educators and students nationwide can tune-in and view the archived webcast right on Veterans.com.

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11/11 Gateway Open House

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11/14 York Open House

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 Symphony & Papa Doo Run Run, 11/14, 6:30pm

(Special Event Page Graphics) PapaonStage.jpgCelebrate music of the surf rock era

Join the Symphony & Papa Doo Run Run for a 'Fun, Fun, Fun' night of Strings and Surf Rock to support our Music & Education Programs.

Symphony and Papa Doo Run Run will team up to celebrate the music of the Surf Rock Era. This fun-filled night begins at 6:30 pm in front of the Civic Auditorium with pre-concert performances by local artists. Special 'cabaret-style' seating with free wine and desert is also available.

Papa Doo Run Run- a Grammy-nominated band with two gold records to their name- has been entertaining fans nationwide since 1965. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Papa Doo Run Run toured with Jan and (Special Event Page Graphics) PapaDooRunRun_Photo.jpgDean, and recorded and performed live with the Beach Boys. In 2007, Papa Doo Run Run was inducted into the Northern California Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Two of the band members are former Beach Boys, and band members have performed with the likes of the Eagles, Jimmy Buffet, Merle Haggard, Frankie Valli and Charlie Daniels.

Proceeds benefit the Symphony's Music and Education programs, including the heralded Youth Program, which every year sends Symphony musicians to county elementary schools and exposes thousands of students to classical music with a live symphonic performance. Not only will you have an amazing night enjoying your favorite Classic and Surf Rock tunes, you will help keep classical music alive in our community and in our schools.

So come out, sport your best Hawaiian shirt and get ready to hear some Good Vibrations with the Symphony and Papa Doo Run Run. Surf's Up!

Tickets $15 - $125

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  Suki's Blog: What are your media values?

(Site Photos) SukiRedHead_138.jpgLast night I had yet another enlightening, funny, and educational time sitting around chatting with a bunch of homeschooling moms. One of the moms asked the question, "Do you limit your children's time on the computer?" and the most interesting discussion ensued. I said that I was happy that my son likes to program when he's using his computer, because it's creative. I said I was glad he wasn't interested in using social media.

The next mom answered that she was very happy with her son's use of social media - he has found friends of all ages and backgrounds who share interests similar to his, and his facility on the computer makes it clear that he has become more literate than he will admit to.

Another mom said that her family loves gaming, and she's happy that her six-year-old has taken over the job of doing things on the computer for her three-year-old.

Creativity. Social facility. Independence.

Though we were all disagreeing, we were in total agreement: we know what our families' values are, and we monitor our kids' use of computers to make sure that it fits with our values.

I've probably written about my personal "aha moment" regarding kids and screen time.... continue >>>>

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