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2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week

2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week
2014 Weekly Challenge #4: A Complaint Free Week In week one, we talked about paying attention to the positive things in your life. This week's challenge is a play on the same idea: Whatever you feed grows.

This week, continue to feed the positive by eliminating negative words from your life. 

EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools

EGUSD offers Open Enrollment at 14 secondary schools

On January 21, 2014, the Elk Grove Unified School District’s Board of Education gave staff direction to open enrollment at seven middle schools and seven high schools for the 2014-2015 school year.  The open enrollment applications are posted on the District’s website and are available at all EGUSD schools.

Open Enrollment applications for students currently enrolled in the 6th and 7th grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted for the following middle schools: Harriet Eddy, Edward Harris, Samuel Jackman, Joseph Kerr, Elizabeth Pinkerton, James Rutter and T.R. Smedberg. 

Open Enrollment applications for students currently enrolled in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grades for the 2013-2014 school year will be accepted for the following high schools: Cosumnes Oaks, Elk Grove, Florin, Laguna Creek, Monterey Trail, Sheldon and Valley.

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Increase in Flu Activity is Reported

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer, says while we are seeing an increase in flu activity in California it is not an unexpected increase, nor is it too late to get vaccinated against the flu.

"California is seeing an accelerated increase in flu activity over the past few weeks," said Dr. Chapman. "You can help prevent further spread of the flu by getting a flu shot."

While influenza activity varies from year to year and is unpredictable, California generally sees an increase in cases in late December or early January and it often peaks in February or March. According to CDPH surveillance indicators, influenza activity in California is beginning to show a steady increase and is now considered to be widespread. Currently, there are more hospitalizations at this point than expected, based on historical trends.

Elk Grove Kicks Off “Join the Movement” Health and Fitness Campaign

Elk Grove, CA – The City of Elk Grove has launched a new year-long health and fitness campaign featuring tips, activities and events to promote the vast array of amenities in Elk Grove that support an active, healthy lifestyle.

The campaign’s webpage serves as an informational hub, connecting residents with a host of local health and wellness tools, information and resources.

Pizza for a cause

Pizza for a cause

Buy pizza at Rick's Pizza on Jan. 7 and help a father get a much-needed kidney transplant.

From 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. dine-in and pick-up purchases made using the flier above will have 1/4 of proceeds go towards Jay Callahan's kidney transplant.

Callahan was hit by a truck, causing his injury and need for a transplant. His family is hoping to raise the money so he can afford the transplant so that they can have more time with their father and grandfather.

 

Elk Grove Food Bank Services receives a $2,500 donation from Golden 1 Credit Union

Elk Grove Food Bank Services receives a $2,500 donation from Golden 1 Credit Union

The Elk Grove branches of Golden1 Credit Union presented a check for $2,500 to Elk Grove Food Bank Services on Monday, December 16th. Golden1 Credit Union has been an active member of the Elk Grove community and a loyal supporter of the food bank.

Established in 1974, the Elk Grove Food Bank Services is a critical component to the welfare of the Elk Grove community, providing food, clothing and resources to our neighbors in need. The Food Bank receives funding from churches, individual donors, foundations, businesses, grants, local and federal governments. The Food Bank serves roughly 3,300 individuals a month and almost 40,000 encounters annually.

For additional information on the services of the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and opportunities to help out - check out our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Santa came early to one local Elk Grove family

Santa came early to one local Elk Grove family

On Wednesday, December 18th, Santa arrived early for one local Elk Grove Food Bank client family.  Big Valley Mortgage generously donated Christmas gifts for the young children and presented them that morning.

Established in 1974, the Elk Grove Food Bank Services is a critical component to the welfare of the Elk Grove community, providing food, clothing and resources to our neighbors in need. The Food Bank receives funding from churches, individual donors, foundations, businesses, grants, local and federal governments. The Food Bank serves roughly 3,300 individuals a month and almost 40,000 encounters annually.

For additional information on the services of the Elk Grove Food Bank Services and opportunities to help out - check out our website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.