Cypress South November 2019

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The CFISD nutrition services department is responsible for feeding

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The team brought the plan to district partners Slow Food USA and the Whole

Kids Foundation, who noted that CFISD serves a large amount of romaine

lettuce in its cafeterias. Their recommendation was for the district to grow

its own lettuce using a hydroponic system-a soilless growing method using

a specific combination of nutrients to help plants grow only using water.

Knowing that the Cypress Woods High School greenhouse had available

space and the proper equipment, Emmy Durand, coordinator of nutrition

education, put the plan into action. She contacted Kyle Atkins, Cypress

Woods agriculture science teacher, about preparing the greenhouse for a

hydroponic test grow.

Growing produce using hydroponics is different than growing produce

in soil. First, seeds are planted in water-absorbent “plugs” that then go

into a nursery until the seeds germinate. After germination, the plugs are

moved into the greenhouse where they are placed in gutters that constantly

have water running underneath them. The water, which contains nutrients

conductive to plant growth, allows the produce to grow to full size in the

gutters. After a year of growing romaine lettuce at Cypress Woods, Durand

and her team expanded the program to Cypress Springs High School to help

utilize their greenhouse. In addition to growing romaine lettuce, Cypress

Woods and Cypress Springs will grow other leafy greens, including basil

and butter lettuce during the 2019-2020 school year. All produce grown

in the greenhouses will be taken to the CFISD food production center to

be washed and then returned to school cafeterias in place of traditionally

grown lettuce. For more information about CFISD nutrition services, visit

its page on the CFISD website.

NAC PROGRAM WINS PRESTIGIOUS GOLDIN

FOUNDATION AWARD

Cypress-Fairbanks ISD was recently selected as a recipient for the Goldin

Foundation for Excellence in Education Exemplary Projects Award,

which recognizes and rewards individuals or teams of educators who have

made notable contributions in their respective classrooms, schools and

communities. The district was honored for its New Arrival Center (NAC)

program, a one-year innovative approach for students who have been in a

U.S. school for six months or less and who speak limited to no English. The

NAC program, which currently serves 404 students in 13 CFISD schools,

is designed to motivate participating students and advance the acquisition

of the English language through the accelerated learning model. Harriet

Goldin, the foundation’s president, visited CFISD on March 19 th to see the

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NAC program in action at multiple levels. She conducted site visits at Cy-

Fair High School, Arnold Middle School and Lieder Elementary School,

completing the district’s submission process that included a written entry and

conference call. While the goal of the program is to increase each student’s

language proficiency by one level, results have indicated that approximately

50 percent of students increase two or more language proficiency levels after

participating in the NAC program for one year. Additionally, the high school

completion rate for NAC alumni greatly exceeds the 60-percent statewide

rate for students from comparable backgrounds. The NAC program serves

as a model sought out by districts nationwide and has been featured on

the local news station, Univisión, as well as the Houston Chronicle and

Community Impact newspapers. In addition, the program and other award

recipients were shared on the foundation’s website so other schools and

organizations have the opportunity to replicate the notable initiatives.

22 CFISD NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS

A total of 22 CFISD seniors representing nine high schools were confirmed

as semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program,

officials announced on September 11 th , giving the talented students an

opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 7,600 National

Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million to be offered next spring.

The following students have been National Merit semifinalists:

Bridgeland: Joshua Fang

Cy-Fair: Thanh-Nhu Bui, Evelyn Pan, Roshan Rajan

Cypress Creek: Hasan Abbasi

Cypress Falls: Jacob Siboyeh

Cypress Ridge: Neel Narayan

Cypress Ranch: Donald McAfoose, Michael Zhou

Cypress Woods: Govind Chada, Sritha Cheemerla, Steven Cheng, David

Chu, Walker Drury, Allison Hinaman, Brian Janger, Alexandra Pugh,

Mariam William, Angela Zhong

Jersey Village: Jane Nguyen

Langham Creek: Alia Nathani, Chloe Tang

The 22 semifinalists are among the 16,000 throughout the U.S. selected

by officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. They placed

among the 1 percent of about 1.5 million students who entered the Merit

Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit School Qualifying

Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during their junior year. To be considered for a merit

scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance

to the finalist level of competition, which include a detailed application,

essay and endorsement by a high school official. More than 90 percent

of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, with roughly half

winning a National Merit Scholarship. Qualifying students will be notified

of their final designations in February, with National Merit Scholarship

winners announced beginning in April and concluding in July.

PEER ASSISTANCE LEADERSHIP (PALS) COURSES

Hundreds of CFISD students spent September 30 th at the Berry Center

for annual training in Peer Assistance Leadership (PALs) courses. More

than 600 students attended the required training, which included breakout

sessions with CFISD’s guidance and counseling, psychological services and

community programs departments, networked with other students from all

12 high schools and heard talks from former Cypress Springs High School

PALs adviser Hal Bowman and recording artist Austin Lanier. Students also

participated in multiple team building activities.

PALs courses are available for juniors and seniors who qualify through

an application process. Like the name states, PALs are student mentors

to elementary and middle school students, with duties determined by the

needs of each campus. Some duties include serving as tutors, playing

games, working on social and speaking skills, helping boost self-esteem

and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

PALs began in 1980 as a “peer-helping” program, growing from an informal

extracurricular activity within a school district into a structured, curriculumbased

program adopted as an accredited elective course.

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The Cypress Ranch Choirs will will perform their Winter Concert, “Candles

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CY RANCH HS EQUESTRIAN RIDER EARNS

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Cypress Ranch High School senior Samantha Reynoso is gaining national

attention for her latest accomplishments as an award-winning equestrian

rider. Reynoso started riding horses when she was 8 years old and has

been collecting accolades ever since. She finished the 2018 riding season

as the Zone 7 champion of the United States Hunter Jumper Association

(USHJA), which consists of riders from Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,

Missouri, Arkansas and Kansas. This past summer, Reynoso competed

in the USHJA Combined Zone 7 and Zone 8 Championship in Santa

Fe, N.M., where she earned a team gold medal as well as an individual

bronze medal. Reynoso was the only jumper to receive two medals in

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Her performance at the USHJA Combined Championship qualified

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11 th -17 th in Las Vegas, Nev. and attend one of USHJA’s Gold Star Clinics,

which is exclusively for USHJA gold star emerging jumpers.

During the first day of school, August 26 th , Reynoso learned that she is one

of 16 riders from across the country to be selected for USHJA’s Emerging

Athlete Program, a program for professional and non-professional riders

under the age of 25. Selection for the program includes not only the

rider’s talent, but their knowledge of all phases of horsemanship.

Reynoso trains three to four hours six days a week, all while taking

advanced level courses and retaining a 4.0 GPA. As she enters her senior

year, Reynoso hopes to attend Texas A&M University or Baylor University

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5TH ANNUAL MISTLETOE MARKET

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4 PM. It will be held at the Westlake Prep Lutheran Academy at 23300

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HEARTWARMING CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW

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CyFair Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Rd, Cypress, TX 77429

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backgrounds represented in our very unique and diverse congregation. The

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learn about our world. Admission is $1 per person or $5 per family with proceeds

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DECEMBER 7 TH , 10 AM-5 PM

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CHRISTMAS EVENTS

A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

Visit Bethlehem this season on Saturday, December 7 th & Sunday, December

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Bethlehem is an outdoor, interactive event where individuals and families

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family including candle making, creating a clay pinch pot, sewing a coin bag

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SCOUTS

GIRL SCOUTS OF SAN JACINTO COUNCIL

COPPER CREEK MEADOWS COMMUNITY

FALL FUNDRAISER OF NUTS, CHOCOLATES, CANDY &

MAGAZINES COMING SOON!

Every year, registered Girl Scouts take orders from friends and family for

delicious nuts and candies and magazine subscriptions as part of the

Fall Product Program. By participating in this program, troops get a head

start on funding their activities for the year! Product sales help troops

earn necessary funds, but also help girls learn valuable business skills

such as goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills

and business ethics. Please support your local Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts

annual cookie sale will begin February 1, 2020.

Girl Scouting is open to all girls ages 5 (must be in kindergarten) through

18 who are willing to accept the Girl Scout Promise and law. Copper

Creek Meadows Community serves girls in the residence areas for the

elementary schools listed below, as well as the corresponding middle

and high schools. Home schooled and private school students are always

welcome. Our elementary schools are: Birkes, Fiest, Hairgrove, Horne,

Kirk, Lee, Lieder, Lowery, Metcalf, Owens, Tipps, Wilson, St. Elizabeth Ann

Seton, Texas Christian School and Christian Life Center. More information

about Girl Scouts may be found on the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

website, www.gssjc. The Council phone number is 713-292-0300. For

information on the Copper Creek Meadows Community, please contact

coppercreekmeadowsgirlscouts@gmail.com. Girl Scouts builds girls of

courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

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For 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found

in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant

in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting

helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership

skills, outdoor skills and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities

that allow them to:

• Try new things. • Provide service to others.

• Build self-confidence. • Reinforce ethical standards.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as

individuals while promoting activities that lead to personal responsibility

and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made,

peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.

Scouting provides a rewarding experience for boys ages 5 to 21. Scouting

through the local Packs and Troops teach outdoor and life skills which

help our youth Be Prepared. Your area is serviced by the BSA Sam

Houston Area Counsel - Copperhead District which includes 23 Cub Scout

Packs (boys 5 to 10 years old), 13 Troops (boys from 11 to 18 years old)

and 10 Venturing units (boys and girls from 14 to 21). Our Units typically

meet weekly.

Many of our units are supported by the local Elementary Schools

including: Birkes, Copeland, Duryea, Fiest, Hemmingway, Holmsley,

Horne, Jowell, Lowery, Metcalf, Owens, Postma, Robinson, Sheridan,

Tipps, Walker and Wilson.

Other Community groups include: Autumn Creek Baptist Church,

Beck and Masten Automotive, Cornerstone United Methodist Church,

Copperfield Church, Crossbridge Church, Cy-Fair Kiwanis Club, Deerfield

Village HOA, LDS Bear Creek and Copperfield Wards, Middlegate Village

HOA, Peace Community Church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church

and Thornton Middle School.

Please contact Brendan Cronin, Copperhead District Executive (713-756-

3383 or email brendan.cronin@scouting.org) or to go www.copperhead.

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BOY SCOUT TROOP 10

Boy Scout Troop 10 meets at Copperfield Church on Monday

evenings from 7-8:30 PM. Our meeting rooms are upstairs in

conference room #3. Please enter through the front doors of

the church, head up the stairs and feel free to come visit us

at any time! Troop 10 would like to congratulate our FOUR

newest Eagle Scouts! We are so proud of all their hard work!

For more information about Troop 10 please contact us at

Troopwebhost.org/troop10houston/index.htm or contact

Chris Kubiak at ckubiak95@comcast.net or 281-382-2643

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BOY SCOUT TROOP 609

Boy Scout Troop 609 is a specialized for Boys with high functioning

Autism Spectrum Disorders. They meet at the Westview School on the 1 st

and 3 rd Saturday of the month from 9:30-11:30 AM.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 838

Troop 838 is a small pack located near Hwy 6 and West Road at the

Crossbridges Church. We are between the Copperfield and Aberdeen

neighborhoods. Being a smaller troop allows us to be flexible and address

the needs of our scouts more nimbly. We currently have boys from ages 11

to 17 within our group working to make Eagle. We try to camp monthly,

with a wide variety of locations on our agenda. The different locations are

chosen by the senior boys to more directly meet our training needs and

to keep expenses low. In fact, we have some of the lowest expenses in the

area. Our adult leaders are all experienced with years of scouting under

their belt per individual. We also work closely with several local packs of

cub scouts and participate in civic duties around the area as well. Please

contact us at TROOP838CYPRESS.ORG or 414-331-3321.

TROOP 1865

Troop 1865 runs a diverse program of outdoor and service activities,

with events selected by the scouts themselves. We meet Mondays at 6:30

PM, at the Copperfield HOA building on Willow River and Hwy 6, behind

Labay. We’ve gone backpacking through the National Forest, rappelling

off Enchanted Rock, Survival camping, boating, canoeing and anything

else the scouts can dream up. We do high-adventure camping at

Philmont and Seabase. Our advancement program has enabled scout to

achieve the coveted rank of Eagle Scout at 10 times the national average

rate. We see scouting as a practice run on adult life. Scouts learn about

leadership and teamwork through having to work together in the field.

We learn about responsibility through fund-raising activities that have

allowed the entire troop to pay for their own summer camp each year.

CUB SCOUT PACK 2

We are an active year round pack for Kindergarten-5 th grade that focuses on life

skills, teamwork, leadership and FUN! Cub Scout activities include camping,

fishing, pinewood derby, hiking and much more! During the school year we meet

on the 3 rd Monday of each month at 7 PM at Birkes Elementary in the cafeteria.

Contact me for more information and to find out what exciting activities we have

planned for summer! Ame Lane-281-740-5020, ame.lane@yahoo.com.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 61

Young men between the ages of 11-18 are encouraged to visit Boy Scout Troop

61 at 7 PM Wednesday nights at Peace Community Church, 5151 Addicks

Satsuma Road, Houston, Texas, 77084. They will get a hands-on experience

of what Scouting has to offer and have the opportunity to visit with the

Scouts and their adult leaders to learn more about the things the troop has

done during meetings and activities. Scouting activities include camping,

fishing, archery, rifle/shotgun shooting, hiking, first aid, wilderness survival,

community service, citizenship, swimming, leadership, white-water rafting

and much more. Troop 61 camps each month and has a group that goes to

High Adventure Camp and to Merit Badge Camps each summer. Meet 7 to

8 PM every Wednesday in the Activity Room at Peace Community Church.

Contact Mike Viator. 713-253-8465, mike.viator@comcast.net.

BOY SCOUT TROOP 3

Boys, are you yearning for exciting outdoor programs that stir your

imagination and interest? How about camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking,

backpacking and off-road biking? Do you want to learn wilderness survival,

cooking, first aid, orienteering and shooting skills? Scouting is Fun… with

a Purpose - where boys grow into men instilled with values of duty to

God and Country, community service, citizenship, leadership and selfconfidence.

Troop 3 is a boy-lead troop where the boys plan an exciting

year-round outdoor program. We camp monthly and include rock climbing,

backpacking and canoeing. Troop 3 also participates in a weeklong winter

camp, as well as a weeklong summer camp. We welcome all young men, 11-

18 years old to visit Boy Scout Troop 3 at 7 PM Monday nights at Richard &

Meg Weekley Community Center located at 8440 Greenhouse Road, Cypress.

No previous scouting experience needed! www.houstontroop3.com

PACK 4 CUB SCOUTS

Meet at Lieder Elementary for the first 3 Tuesdays of each month at 7 PM.

We help turn young boys into men with fun and games while learning

new skills that will help them grow. We also work around tough sport

schedules. So come see what Pack 4 is all about!

HOMESCHOOL CUB SCOUT PACK 164

Pack 164 is a Christian, home school Cub Scout Pack that services the

Greater West Houston/Katy area. Pack 164 promotes service to God, to

country and to others. If you are interested and your son is in 1 st through 5 th

grade, please contact Jack M. Jones at 281-558-5722.

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ALBION HURRICANES FC (AHFC)

The club invites all interested competitive players from the ages of 7 to

13, to the Player Evaluations and to become part of our success. AHFC

competitive evaluations will be the first week of December. We ask that all

interested players pre-register before coming out to the fields. Please visit

albionhurricanes.org for details about your particular campus. Players older

than 13 interested in joining AHFC will need to contact the Directors below.

Boys Director: Mark Rufo - mrufo@albionhurricanes.org

Girls Director: Dan Hill - dhill@albionhurricanes.org

ECNL/Elite Director: Steve Firth - sfirth@albionhurricanes.org

AHFC also offers JHSL (a recreational program for 5-10 year old) at our Cy

Fair and Central locations and offers additional training at Katy Friday Night

Academy as well at Thursday Night Academy for players in the New Territory

area. Visit albionhurricanes.org to register and for times and dates.

TRACK HOUSTON YOUTH TRACK CLUB

Track Houston Youth Track Club has one of the largest and successful youth

track and field club training programs in the nation. Our program has

developed national champions in AAU, USATF, New Balance and Adidas.

Our Track and Field athletes have been selected for and competed on youth

international teams - Team USA and Team Trinidad. We have multiple

practice sites in the Greater Houston area including Katy and Cypress. Visit

www.trackhouston.com for Indoor Track and Field in November and Track

and Field in January. Track Houston is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization.

LADIES GOLF

A new ladies golf group is now forming at Cypress Lakes Golf Club. No

handicaps required. This will be a casual ladies golf outing to improve

your game and make some new friends. Play will be on Thursday

mornings at 9. For information please email ladiesgolf4fun@gmail.com

or call Cypress Lakes Golf Club at 281-304-8515.

NETBALL CLUBS

Houston Shooting Stars welcomes ladies, men and youth to join in, play and

learn netball, Tuesday nights at The British School of Houston. We are also

looking for interested players, adults and youth to play in a new Katy Netball

club. No experience necessary. For more information, go to our facebook

page, Houston Shooting Stars Netball Club or www.netballamerica.com or

contact houstonnetball@netballamerica.com for further information.

CY-FAIR SPORTS ASSOCIATION

Cy-Fair Sports Association is having registration for baseball, football,

cheerleading and soccer. Please see our website for more information

www.cy-fairsports.org.

WESTSIDE GOLF LEAGUE

Westside Golf League is actively encouraging new members. We invite

you to join us every Tuesday morning at Cinco Ranch Golf Club. Our

purpose is to allow ladies of all levels to meet new friends and have

fun while improving golfing skills. For more information, contact Sue

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THEATER/ARTS

HOUSTON REPERTOIRE BALLET’S

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Houston Repertoire Ballet (HRB), Houston’s premier pre-professional

ballet company, celebrates its 24 th season, beginning with its 21 st

annual performance series of The Nutcracker, featuring professional

guest artist Jared Matthews as the Cavalier and Joseph Modlin as Herr

Drosselmeyer, with the Cypress Philharmonic directed by Glynnes

Lanthier. Performances will begin on Friday, December 6 th at 7 PM, which

is the abbreviated Arts & Education performance and is perfect for young

children. The Friday night ticket prices are just $15. The performances

continue Saturday, December 7 th at 2 PM & 7 PM and Sunday, December

8 th at 1 PM & 4:30 PM at the Tomball High School Theatre, 30330 Quinn

Road, Tomball, Texas 77375. For ticket information, call 281-940-HRB1

(4721) or visit www.hrbdance.org. Tickets are $20 for students/seniors

and $25 for adults.

THEATRE SUBURBIA

4106 Way Out West Dr. Houston, Texas 77092, 713-682-3525

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets: $18 Adults, $15 Students

& Seniors and $16 Sunday Matinees. Cash, Check and all Major Credit

Cards are accepted in payment. For reservations, call 713-682-3525 or

reserve seats online at www.theatresuburbia.org. Theatre Suburbia is

Northwest Houston’s longest running all volunteer playhouse. We are

currently celebrating our 58 th season and have now produced nearly 400

shows. Throughout the years, we have endeavored to provide quality,

live theatre to the Houston area. Theatre Suburbia is funded in part by

the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.

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COME TAKE A FREE TRIP ROUND THE WORLD

St. Cuthbert’s Fourteenth Annual International

Festival honors all the different countries and

heritages represented in our very unique and

diverse congregation. The festival includes food,

entertainment, native dress, and activities for

children and youth. It is the perfect place to learn

about the world around us. Admission is $1 per

person or $5 per family.

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STAGEWORKS THEATRE

10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM

Sunday matinees at 3 PM

Website: www.stageworkshouston.org.

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CYPRESS CREEK FACE

Box Office: 281-440-4850, 6450 Louetta Rd, Suite 200, Spring, Texas 77379

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STAR-LIT! SERIES

Juilliard String Quartet: Sunday, November 3, 2019, 5 PM

Performance location: Klein High School Performing Arts Center, 16715

Stuebner Airline, Spring 77379. Tickets: $25, $35, $45, $55. This is a child

friendly performance. All ages are welcome.

PROMENADE SERIES

Sam Houston State University Concert Chorale: Tuesday, November 12,

2019, 3 PM

Performance location: John Wesley United Methodist Church, 5830

Bermuda Dunes Dr., Houston 77069. Tickets: $12 adult, $10 senior, $6

student/child. This is a child friendly performance. All ages are welcome.

HOUSTON MAYOR AND HOUSTON AUDUBON

EXECUTIVE ANNOUNCE THE BIRD OF HOUSTON

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner alongside Houston Audubon’s Executive

Director, Helen Drummond, proclaimed the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

as the official Bird of Houston. In an effort to increase awareness of the

birds around us, Houston Audubon coordinated the Bird of Houston

contest, where Houstonians voted on their favorite local bird through a

series of bracket rounds. Over 60 bird species were originally nominated,

leading to the final round, which pitted the Attwater’s Prairie-Chicken

against the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.

Houston’s location on the central flyway is a vital stopover for migratory

birds and a welcoming, year-round, home to our resident bird. Not

only do birds need our city to thrive, but Houston needs a healthy bird

population. Birds are essential to human welfare thanks to the many

ecosystem services they provide, from pollination and pest-control, to

clean-up and seed dispersal. A representative Bird of Houston is just the

thing to connect our residents to their avian neighbors.

The Bird of Houston announcement coincides with Houston Bird

Week celebration from September 21 st until September 28 th , in honor

of Houston Audubon’s 50 th anniversary. Houston Audubon’s Young

Professionals Advisory Council in collaboration with local conservation

partners have created educational, fun and celebratory events across the

Houston metro area for the whole family. To view the calendar of events,

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MAKE A CHAIN OF THANKS FOR THANKSGIVING

Turn giving thanks into a game. Print out our free printable template,

attach to twine and ask your Thanksgiving guests to write down what

they’re thankful for, then take turns reading the sentiments aloud during

dinner.

HOW TO WINTERIZE A SPRINKLER SYSTEM

Winterizing a sprinkler system requires a homeowner to know the type of

system installed. Proper care and maintenance in the fall prevents heartache

over cracked pipes, ruined seals and broken valves in the spring. Damage to an

underground irrigation system is costly to fix and may require a large portion of

the yard to be dug out to locate the problem. Most systems have a built-in manual

or automatic drain valve that uses gravity to move water from the pipes. Yet the

thin tubing used in irrigation systems has a tendency to shift and sink over time.

This movement allows water to become pooled within the pipes. Any water left

behind has the potential to destroy the plastic and metal within the system as it

expands in freezing temperatures. Winterizing is fairly easy to learn and most doit-yourselfers

already own the necessary tools for the job. To completely remove

water from the system, a purge must be completed using compressed air. Follow

these steps to “blow out” an underground sprinkler system.

Step 1 - Shut Off the Water Supply: All underground sprinkler systems

have a main shut off point. For safety, it is usually located in a basement,

a crawlspace, or buried underground in a valve box. Valve boxes are

buried up to 5 feet underground and may require a long key to shut off. If

the original key cannot be located, contact the contractor that installed

the system or the manufacturer to obtain a replacement. The shut-off

valve should turn easily - do not force it. Simply turn the valve to the

“off” position. If the system operates with a pump, this will need to be

drained, disconnected, and stored indoors for the winter. If it is not a

removable variety, wrap it in insulated blanketing for the winter. This can

be purchased at the hardware store and is similar to insulation used for

hot water heaters.

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Materials Needed:

kitchen twine

paper cutter or scissors

4 sheets of metallic card stock

hot glue gun and glue sticks

double-sided tape

pens, pencils or markers

Create a few templates with the words I’m thankful for... in different

fonts. Print them out on four sheets of card stock. Use paper cutter or

scissors to cut strips along template guidelines.

Attach to Twine: Heat hot glue gun. Add a line of hot glue to back of paper

strip then press twine along line of hot glue. Add a small piece of doublesided

tape to one end of strip then fold over to meet taped side and press

to seal. Repeat with remaining paper strips, adding a paper strip about

every five inches, alternating colors as you go.

Fill In: Display completed chain on a flat surface with assorted pens,

pencils or markers. Invite guests to write what they’re thankful for on

blank sides of chain links.

Source: www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/entertaining

Step 2 - Purge the Backflow Device. Sprinkler heads in a lawn. Systems

that run from community water usually have one of two kinds of

backflow devices: an Atmospheric Vacuum Breaker (AVB) or a Pressure

Vacuum Breaker (PVB). Sometimes a PVB is also called a Reduced

Pressure Device. If the system is supplied with privately owned water,

check the installation plan. If no backflow device was installed, then the

homeowner can skip this step. AVBs are installed below each valve and

are purged with the system. PVBs should not be purged with compressed

air because the heat may cause them to soften and melt. After the system

is purged, return to the PVB and rotate the ball valves and test cocks

back and forth several times. Then, leave them in a half-open position to

prevent moisture from building up on either side of the valves. Draining a

Reduced Pressure Device is much more complicated, and a homeowner

should refer to their manufacturers’ instructions to find the correct

procedure for their device.

Step 3 - Drain the System: Compressed air is a great way to ensure all of

the water is removed from the pipes and valves in the downstream, a

portion of the system. Both pressure and air volume must reach a critical

point to completely purge the system. A range of 40-80 pounds per square

inch (psi) is ideal, with 80 psi being the maximum for rigid PVC tubing and

50 psi for a polyethylene pipe. To find the appropriate volume, use this

simple formula: gallons per minute (GPM) divided by 7.5 equals the cubic

feet per minute of compressed air necessary. Most sprinkler systems are

given a GPM rating per zone at the time of installation. Since each system

has a unique design, the GPM is marked on the original design plan. If

needed, this can also be calculated based on the information provided

in the manufacturer’s instructions or on their website. Essentially, the

zone GPM is calculated by adding up the GPM for each nozzle within

the zone. Find the GPM rating for the different nozzle models on the

manufacturers’ website. Use a compressor providing the proper CFM of

air within the correct psi range. If a smaller compressor is used it will take

much longer for a complete purge and will overwork the compressor.

An oversized compressor can still be used as long as it is fitted with a

regulator, without an air pressure regulator the system will “blow out”

too fast causing friction as the hot air passes through dry pipes. This will

result in melted pipes and blown valves - a costly mistake. The backflow

device must have a blowout fitting downstream. If not, compressed air

cannot be used to purge the system, but one can be added any time

after installation. While a metal fitting for the air compressor line is not

required, it will reduce the amount of friction and heat passed into the

system and will prevent unnecessary damage to the system.

Attach the compressor line to the blowout valve. Be sure the isolation

ball cock downstream of the backflow device is closed. During this step,

you should wear eyewear protection. Any loose fittings or nozzles may

pop off unexpectedly and can cause injury. Turn on one or more of the

zones at the irrigation controller and set the compressor to the correct

psi and start it up.

Use two short cycles of compressed air to completely blow out each zone.

Once a zone is blown out do not run it through again. This will cause

undue heat to build up and may cause damage to the pipes underground

that will not be visible until the system is turned on in the spring.

Step 4 - Program the Controller - Four sprinkler heads in a row.

After disconnecting the air compressor, make sure to turn all valves on

the backflow prevention device to the half-open position for the winter.

Also, leave the controller plugged in since the small amount of heat it

gives off will prevent condensation from building up inside the device.

Program the controller to run at a minimum cycle once a week to keep

the solenoid plungers from becoming stuck in one position.

In the spring, remember to turn all the test cocks and ball valves to the

closed position again before pressurizing the system. When the water

supply is re-established, slowly reopen the ball valves to prevent damage.

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Recipes

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Creamy Spicy Guacamole

You could make this on National Spicy Guacamole Day November 14th!

INGREDIENTS:

3 large avocados - peeled, pitted and diced

1 tomato, seeded and chopped

2 green onions, finely chopped

1/2 lime, juiced

1 tablespoon salsa or more to taste

1 clove garlic, minced

1 teaspoon sour cream

1 teaspoon white vinegar

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon cumin

Salt and ground black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Mash avocado in a large bowl. Stir tomato, green onions, lime juice, salsa,

garlic, sour cream, vinegar, cayenne pepper and cumin with the mashed

avocado until evenly mixed; season with salt and black pepper. Cover bowl

with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the flavors blend, about 30 minutes.

Source: allrecipes.com

Three Cranberry Relish

You could make this on National Cranberry Relish Day November 22nd!

Ingredients:

1 pound cranberries

1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate

1 1/2 cups sweetened-dried cranberries

1/4 cup orange juice

2/3 cup white sugar

1 tablespoon orange zest

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan and cook over medium

heat until cranberries pop. Serve warm or cold. As it the relish sits it

thickens up.

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Gardening Tips For November

• Brown patch will continue to plague St. Augustine lawns as nights get cooler and humidity and rain continue. Discolored circles will appear in low

areas almost overnight. Apply a fungicide recommended for brown patch according to label directions. Avoid walking through brown-patched turf.

It spreads easily from the bottom of your shoes. If brown patch appears in the same lawn areas every year, add an inch or two of sandy topsoil to

eliminate those low spots.

• Fertilize St. Augustine turf with a winterizing formula to promote root growth over the winter months. Lower your lawn mover blades now and mow

on a schedule that cuts no more than one-third of the grass blade away.

• As chrysanthemums and other perennials finish blooming, cut flowering stalks to the ground to permit all strength to be used in making root growth.

• Feed roses lightly, but avoid nitrogen fertilizers. Do not prune now. Keep up spraying program and water deeply.

• Remove dead foliage and plant debris to help eradicate insects and disease organisms. Thin out and transfer volunteer seedlings. Beds made now

will benefit by weathering before being planted. If soil is heavy, dig six inches deep, leave rough, cover with gymsum and strawy manure, water and

allow to mellow.

• Bananas are more likely to bear fruit if the trunk does not die back in winter. Cut banana stalks back to six feet, wrap with newspaper and burlap.

• Continue mulching for winter. Build up a thick top mulch to protect roots from freezing and winter drying. Don’t throw away those pine tree needles;

they make great acidic mulch for azaleas, gardenias and next Spring’s impatiens.

• Place pansies in beds after weather has cooled. Use a little blood meat mixed in soil under each plant.

• Now is the best time to plant trees and shrubs.

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