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  Santa Cruz Parent Santa Cruz County
Entrepreneurs
November 3, 2011


Entrepreneur Sarah Guilfoy

Food Day ~ Thank you Gift Circle

This Week
Santa Cruz Seaglass Festival
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(Photos General) Food_SquashGiant.jpgA friend brought me a huge squash, two feet long, too big for the refrigerator, so it sat outside in the shade for two weeks. I thought a squash that large wouldn't taste good, so finally on the day before Halloween Eve, I carved out the top, scooped out the seeds etc and gave it two eyes and a happy smile. With a light inside it greeted little ghosts, ladybugs and pirates that night.

(Photos General) Food_SquashSoup.jpgIts flesh was almost two inches thick so I simmered the flesh of the cutouts to softness, added a little salt, pepper and  butter. Surprise -it was delicious! Next step was soup with onions, garlic, chipotle peppers, curry, cinnamon, nutmeg and chicken broth --and still there was squash.

I roasted the rest in two huge containers. Fortunately cooked squash freezes well. Now I have a supply for squash pancakes, muffins, bread, cookies and ravioli!  You may like the recipe included for stuffed squash!

A visit to the Kids'n Trees event promises to entertain and educate the children while raising funds for Main Street School.

We like the stories about how entrepreneurs find their niche AND contribute to the local economy, so we are running a series on locals who are part of our "Santa Cruz Parent" resources.  Please send us your "about you" stories.  Also, we think we shall find artistic entrepreneurs at the Seaglass Festival.

"Follow the money!"  You've heard this investigative phrase, right?  Here's a link to research on where the money for education is (not) and what are the ramifications for our students and the nation.

Have a zestful and investigative weekend! Parmalee

 
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Please attend our Middle School Information Night

Tuesday, November 15, 6:30pm

Small Class Sizes ~ Individualized Attention

Differentiated Curriculum  Leadership Opportunities ~ Exciting Field Trips

Spend A Day with Us. 

One visit could change your child's life forever.

  Entrepreneur Sarah Guilfoy

by Sarah Guilfoy

(Photos General) SarahGuilfoy_SeedlingsEcoPreschool.jpg"Sarah, you can read any book you want," my grandmother would say. I would go into her collection and almost always pick out "The Giving Tree". More than just a book about a boy and a tree, this book helped teach me how to care for the world around me.

When I was eleven years old, I won an award for my essay and speech on environmentalism. Since then, I've moved beyond elementary school conservationism to larger projects. I've worked in varying areas: from running a school-wide environmentalist program to heading beach clean-ups in San Diego. I am proud to say that my new venture, Seedlings, is my best yet. It combines everything I love about taking care of our earth with my other biggest passion: taking care of children.

I have taken care of children for over 15 years. I have a wide breadth of experience- from occupational therapy aide in a special needs setting to elementary school teacher.

While these positions honored my love of children, they did not honor my love of nature. Seedlings is the combination of both of these. Just like the tree in "The Giving Tree", now it is my turn to give back my love of nature and learning to your children.

About Me...
Want to learn more?
Here are some other facts about me:

~ I run a small blog called "Homemade and Healthy". It can be found at www.homemadeandhealthy.wordpress.com.

~ I have my Bachelor's degree is Psychology with a double minor in Fine Art and Biology. I have my Multiple Subject teaching credential from CSUMB.

~ Running is one of my favorite ways to stay healthy. I am not fast, but I am consistent. I am looking forward to my upcoming 10k on January 1st, 2012.

~ I have three cats (who play mostly outdoors) and one adorable Pomeranian puppy named Hurley. Hurley loves kids almost as much as I do!

~ In addition to First Aid, CPR, and the Preventative Health and Safety Training, I am also trained to use an AED.

~ I love to travel, especially to Central America. My husband and I have been to Costa Rica twice now. We love the "pura vida" lifestyle.

Sarah Guilfoy has just opened Seedlings Eco Preschool, an eco-certified, home-based preschool for children ages 18 months through five years, in Felton.  Visit her website to learn more.

 
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Fresh Prep's
Irresistible, Delicious
Chicken Pot Pie is Back!

Treat the kids before they go trick or treating. Keep two in the freezer so you'll never be without this supreme comfort food. Order online or call 479.1390 and pick up at 1601 41st St, Capitola!

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  Food Day ~ Thank you Gift Circle

(Photos General) SukiRedHead_138.jpgSuki blogs:

I have long been a fan of an amazing and wonderful organization called the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. It seems that every time there is positive movement in the kids' entertainment world (such as Disney's admission that Baby Einstein is not educational), the CCFC is behind it.

Their latest missive to their supporters is about Food Day, something I hadn't heard of before. It sounds like a great idea that many parents could learn from. From CCFC: continued>>>>

(Graphics) LemonGirl.jpgViva blogs:

An excellent way to enjoy gift-giving during the holidays without breaking your budget is to start a gift circle among the group of people that you typically exchange gifts with (you might have one circle for your family and one for your group of close friends).

That way, you're only buying one gift, but everyone gets to enjoy the process of giving and receiving. You can add more fun to the process by creating a theme for that year's presents.

As you might remember from a recent post... continued>>>>

 

If you are passionate about quality education,


you won't want to miss the 10th Annual Central Coast

 

Independent School Fair

 

Preschool - Grade 12

Tuesday, November 8, 6:30 - 8:30pm

3055 Porter Gulch Rd at Soquel Dr, Aptos

IndependentSchoolFair
359.5949

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of upcoming events and activities.

Click on our EVENT CALENDAR for more!

Submit your event!

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Independent School Fair pre-12, 11/8, 6:30pm


Chartwell School K-6 and The New High School 9-12 Tour 11/8

 

Gateway School Open House 11/11

 

Waldorf School K-8, Open House 11/15

 

Gateway School K-8, Middle School Information Night 11/16


Mount Madonna Pre-12, Open House for families with school-age children 11/19


Santa Cruz Montessori School Pre-8, School Tour 11/9

 

Georgianna Bruce Kirby School 6-12, Open House 11/29

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Seedlings


Where children grow
through love and learning

 

We offer:
*Nature and Art-based education for children ages 18 months to 5 years
*Organic meals and snacks
*Loving, experienced care
*Easily accessible location in downtown Felton
*Low teacher to child ratio
*COMPETITIVE RATES AND SCHEDULE OPTIONS starting as low as $55 per week!

 

We are Eco-Certified.


SeedlingsEcoPreschool.com

402-3978

10th Annual Central Coast

Independent School Fair

Preschool - Grade 12

 

Participating Schools


Chartwell School K-8
Discoveryland Pre-school
Gateway School K-8
Georgianna Bruce Kirby Preparatory School 6-12
Good Shepherd School Pre-8
Holy Cross School Pre-8
Living Earth Play Play School Pre
Merit Academy K-12
Monterey Bay Academy 9-12
Monterey Coast Preparatory 6-12
Monte Vista Christian School 6-12
Mount Madonna School Pre-12
Orchard School K-6
Pinnacle Learning Academy K-6
Salesian School K-8
Santa Catalina School Pre-12
Santa Cruz Children's School K-6
Santa Cruz Montessori School Pre-8
Santa Cruz Waldorf School K-8
Simcha Pre-school
Spring Hill Advanced School K-8
St. Francis High School 9-12
Stevenson School K-12
Tara Redwood School Pre-3
The Aptos Academy Pre-8
The New High School 9-12
VHM Christian School K-8
York School 8-12

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Read-n-Roll
Pre-school Classes!!

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Ages 3-5
Monday or Wednesday
9am-11am
with Teacher Miki


These classes teach letter, number, and color recognition along with gymnastics, circle, and table/center time


Contact Michelle to get started!
713-5954

SCSportsCentral.com
Gymnastics Learning Center
2608 Chanticleer

Santa Cruz

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Conventional, Alternative and Holistic

 

1226-B Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz
425-0945

 Santa Cruz Seaglass Festival

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New educational interactive exhibits, ocean film screenings, sea glass lecturers, and a $1000 Prize Piece contest has been added this year.

Come check out this great Ocean inspired event - shop local and support our local ocean! Full bar, food - and plenty of parking!

Nov. 5 & 6, Cocoanut Grove

"PRIZE PIECE" contest for 2011 will have $1,000 purse! "PRIZE PIECE" Contest will be held on Sunday 11/6 with a $500 1st place prize (all prizes being donated by Santa Cruz Sea Glass), In addition to the $500 first prize - 5 cash awards of $100 each will be awarded to the next best 5 pieces. Honorable mention ribbons will also be awarded along with select goodies! There are 11 chances to win a total of over $1000 in cash prizes! Enter your sea glass treasure to win (each entry $2 - no limit to number of entries). Entries must be submitted by the contestant (in-person) on Sunday from 10am-3pm, to the Prize Piece booth located in Space #34.

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Bay Area Science Festival
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Bay Area Science Festival Discovery Day
Date: 11/01/2014 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Details: Science shows throughout the day, with super-powered activities between shows.
Special Instructions: Rain or Shine!
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California Academy of Sciences
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Date: 09/25/2016
Details: Get there early on the free day
Special Instructions: One free Sunday per quarter
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Contra Dancing
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Date: The 3rd Fri of every month from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: 7+
Details: Contra couples dancing for beginners and experienced dancers
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