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The Pilot -- June 2013 Issue

The Pilot -- June 2013 Issue

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Find out the latest about what's going on in our neighborhood with this month's issue of Redwood Shores Community Association's monthly newsletter, The PILOT. Find out more about what's going on in Redwood Shores at http://www.rsca.org/
Find out the latest about what's going on in our neighborhood with this month's issue of Redwood Shores Community Association's monthly newsletter, The PILOT. Find out more about what's going on in Redwood Shores at http://www.rsca.org/

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THE PILOT 
olume 43 Number 6Redwood Shores Community AssociationJune 2013
2013 RSCA Calendar
• Summer Concerts - at Marlin ParkSundays from 5 to 7pmJune 23THE HOUSEROCKERS -
Rock/Soul
July 21HIGHWATER BLUES -
Blues
Aug. 18RODEO HOUSE -
Country
• Levee Cleanup –Saturday –August 248am to 12:00pm at Mariner’s Park.Barbecue lunch to follow• Recycling –Saturday –September 710am - 2pm at Redwood Shores Library• Save The Music Sunday –October 611am - 5:30pm Twin Pines Park in Belmont
Shattered Neighborhood Schools
This year, the vision of neighborhood schools for RedwoodShores (RWS) children was shattered when 26 RWS familiesreceived letters on March 30, 2013 assigning their children toMae Nesbit Elementary School for the 2013-2014 school year.This school assignment letter was a shocker for all the affectedfamilies as there was little notice or warning. Despite our duediligence in reaching out to school officials, district administra-tors and utilizing the district website to determine school assign-ment, we all came away reassured that our children would beattending one of the two neighborhood schools.Unbeknownst to us, this is the second year of over-enrollmentin the Shores Schools. Many of us have since encountered fam-ilies who are anticipating enrolling their child into kindergartenfor the 2014-2015 school year with the same false confidencethat their child would be assigned one of the neighborhoodschools. The reality is that the no boundary policy passed “in aleap of faith” by the BRSSD in 2011, has in essence created amoving flexible boundary. Families as far east into RWS asMarlin Shores have already been impacted for this comingschool year. Comments from Board members were clear thatnot only do they want these 26 kindergarteners permanently at Nesbit, but they also expect the families to fully immerse them-selves and pour all our energy into our “new neighborhoodschool”. They are adamantly opposed to us “keeping one footin while looking for a way out”. As one board member informedus recently “you didn’t have a choice to begin with” referencingthe “unexpectedly” high enrollment in RWS.Walking and biking to school will no longer be a reality if chil-dren are forced to navigate across the freeway overpass whiledodging cars merging onto the on ramps (1.7 miles or 33 min-utes) or use the bay trails and pedestrian overpass across high-way 101 (2.4 miles or 45 minutes) from Dolphin Park. Thealternative is Sandpiper (1.4 miles or 27 minutes) using large pedestrian walkways insulated from the thoroughfare.There are a total of 921 RWS children enrolled for the 2013-2014 school year. According to the 2010 US Census data, therewas an estimated 1700 children under the age of 9 residing inRWS. Also, as housing prices rebound, it is expected that moreand more of the 15% older adults in RWS will sell their homesand retire elsewhere, placing even more demand on limitedcapacity as young families seek out schools with high APIscores.All parents of pre-school age children should explore all optionsand not be caught unaware as many of the 26 families were. I urgeall of Redwood Shores to be more proactive in helping to findsolutions for a looming enrollment crisis. Consider running for theschool board this coming November as there will be 3 contestedseats and stay informed by attending board meetings. We havestarted an advocacy group called Redwood Shores Schools for Redwood Shores Kids. Our mission is to work collaborativelywith the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District and Board of Trustees to ensure that kids in Redwood Shores will attendRedwood Shores elementary schools.For more info about our advocacy group, please join our Facebook page at:https://www.facebook.com/groups/rwsparentcoalition/or email us at rwsschools4rwskids@gmail.com
Submitted by Don Long, RWS resident since 2005, CERT member, and former board member of RSCA.
 
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REDWOOD SHORESCOMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
270 Redwood Shores Parkway, PMB #205Redwood Shores, CA 94065 - 1173rsca.org2013 Board
PRESIDENTHarris Rogers....................................harrisrogers@rsca.orgVICE PRESIDENTSue Nix......................................................suenix@rsca.orgSECRETARYLynn Adams........................................lynnadams@rsca.orgTREASURERStephen Bellingham...............stephenbellingham@rsca.org
PAST PRESIDENT
Doug Crisman................................dougjcrisman@rsca.org
BOARD MEMBERS
The Board of Directors meets promptly at 7pm,the third Thursday of each month atThe Redwood Shores Library
•NO MEETING IN JUNE 2013
DEADLINES DEADLINESThe deadline for the July Pilot is the weekof June 12th to June 19th
THE PILOT 
531 Shoal Circle, Redwood City, CA 94065thepilot@rsca.orgEditor, Carol Mertens............................................595-1595Advertising, Carol Mertens..................................595-1595Circulation, Carol Mertens....................................595-1595Shores Press..........................................................593-2802Design & Review Board Inquiries: adb@rsca.orgJim CvengrosCarol FordSue NixFor CC&R Copies, Carol Ford - carolford@rsca.org
THE PILOT 
is a monthly publication of theRedwood Shores Community Association (RSCA).Circulation: 6,000 Redwood Shores Households & BusinessesThe opinions published in the
Pilot 
are those of the authors andnot the expressions of RSCA unless so officially designated.
Letter to Board of TrusteesPage 3Letter to Board of TrusteesPage 4We’re For The Birds, Art Takes a Bus RidePage 8Hello & GoodbyPage 10RWC-Valet Parking, July 4th ParadePage 112 New Elementary School Principals HiredPage 12Cherie Ho RetiresPage 12The Human Spine 101Page 18Source Of All BeingPage 19For The Health Of ItPage 19Canada Olive Festival, Summer Series 2013Page 21Summer Styling TipsPage 22On The MovePage 23RWCs Best Kept SecretPage 23Take Your Dog To Work DayPage 24Lynns Kitchen, Wine AppreciationPage 25History Museum, StudentsPage 23Sam Trans SSP PlanPage 26RWC PDs Blog, Library EventsPage 26Students, Old Fashioned 4th Of JulyPage 27
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Complaining
Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are oftenthe ones who dropped it.
 
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