Family Swap Meet just around the corner.  You don't want to miss the next one on Sunday, March 30, 2014..
San Diego Parent Connections Upcoming Events

Touchdown with Healthy Food for Superbowl Sunday

From the Food Network

Whether your team puts up a W or an L may be out of your control, but you can still serve up a healthier game day spread! Score some nutritional points with these smarter spins on football party foods.

Trade greasy chips for whole-grain baked varieties and fresh veggies, then dunk into these better-for-you dips.

Artichoke-Spinach Dip-Slimmed
Avocado-Feta Dip
Chili Cheese Dip

Every sports fan wants wings. Instead of frying, grill or broil.

Grilled Chicken Wings with Provencal Flavors
Buffalo Wings with Tangy Cheese Dip (above)
Grilled Spicy Wings

Don’t call for delivery–make any of these simple from-scratch versions.

Tomato-Basil Pizza
Pizza Pockets
Healthy Spinach and Ricotta Pizza

Miscellaneous Munchies
Don’t forget about these party must-haves–potato skins, chili, nachos and more!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
Spicy Nachos with Fresh Pico de Gallo
Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins
Kale Chips
5-Ingredient Quesadillas
Bacon-Apple Jalapeno Pop-ems

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. 

Tour a local elementary & stay connected with your neighborhood.
When your child attends a local school, there are great perks:
quality time spent with your child walking or biking to school
carpooling with your best buddies
establishing life-long relationships with classmates who are also neighbors

Available Tours
BAY PARK @2433 Denver St.
(all tours begin at 9:00am)
Feb. 13, Mar 6, May 9 & 30

ALCOTT @4680 Hidalgo Ave.
(All tours begin at 9:30am)
For prospective TK & Kindergarten only
Feb. 6

HOLMES @4902 Mt. Ararat Dr.
(All tours begin at 9:05am)
Jan. 31

TOLER @3350 Baker Dt. 
Call to set up a personal tour at 

Look up your neighborhood school here:
Parent Connection Playgroups

Included in your membership is the opportunity for you to join a neighborhood playgroup.  Learning from each other as parents and helping each other as friends, Parent Connection members share experiences and information enjoy social activities and build lasting friendships.  We have working parents playgroups that meet on the weekends and always looking for more parents to help start these groups.  If you are interested in finding out more about the playgroups, email with your area and birth year of your child.  Also if you are interested in finding out how to start a playgroup in your area, Christine will be more than happy to help you start one.  Parents need support whether they are working in or outside of the house. 

Spring Annual Luncheon

The Parent Connection is looking for members to help with the Spring Annual Luncheon.  We are looking for people at all commitment levels, from as little as an hour a month all the way to co-chairing the event.  All members are welcome!

Next meeting is on Tuesday, January 28 at 10am in Clairemont.  If you are able to come, please email  If you are unable to attend, please let us know what you are interested in helping out with.  

Silent Auction
Live Auction
Playgroup Baskets
Volunteer Coordinator


Sunday, March 30, 2014
8:30-1:00pm (NEW TIME!)
Canyon Crest Academy
(Carmel Valley)
Admission: $2/adults
Children 12 and under free
To sign up for a space, click here.
ownload the form and mail it in
along with your check.

Redirecting Children's Behavior

Enhance your parenting skills through this powerful and practical 3-week course that teaches effective parenting skills in a supportive, loving and nonjudgmental atmosphere.  Learn the four principles of why children misbehave and how to nurture self-sufficient, responsible and self-confident children by using techniques that build mutual respect, create positive motivational messages, prevent sibling rivalry and minimize power struggles.  This course is taught by supportive and experienced instructors.  These popular classes fill quickly.  The cost is $200/member or $350/member couple.  The cost for nonmembers is $395/family.  Fee does not include textbook and/or workbook, which are $30.
To register contact Jackie at 760-533-5256.
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