Tuesday, September 20

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Chandler Fulton Elementary Recess Meeting

The next meeting of the site council will be Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. in the Fulton Elementary library.

Ira A. Fulton Elementary School
4750 S. Sunland Drive, Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 224-3300

Hair Contour/Hair Baylage

Eclipting: Use of hair dye to contour or accentuate facial features

Balayage is a French word meaning to sweep or to paint. It allows for a sun-kissed natural looking hair color - similar to what nature gives us as children - with softer, less noticeable regrowth lines. The principal idea being less is more when creating soft, natural looks.

Ohana Salon
6870 E 5th Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 945-2711

Food blogger Joanie Simon shows us how to cut back on some of the cheese and add a warm fall touch to the comfort food. 

Butternut Squash Mac N Cheese

1 squash
2 Tbs oil
16 oz pasta prepared according to the package directions
4 tbs butter
4 tbs flour
2 cup milk
1 egg
1/8 tsp Ginger
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
¼ tsp Garlic salt
8 oz cheddar cheese
Hot sauce

Heat oven to 450F.  Split the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.  Rub the squash with oil and place on a baking sheet and roast 30 minutes or until fork tender.
After the squash is roasted, let it cool so that it's easy to handle.  Scoop out half into a small bowl and mash into a puree.  Peel the other half and dice into small butternut pieces and put both the puree and pieces to the side.
Place the butter and flour into a pot over medium high heat and stir until the butter and flour are combined and slightly bubbly, though not burning. Reduce heat to medium to medium low if it gets too bubbly. This will create a roux. Continue to stir and cook the roux until it slightly darkens.
Reduce heat to medium low if it isn't already and then add in milk slowly by the tablespoonful so as to make a thick sauce and avoiding lumps from the roux.
Next, crack the egg in a small bowl and then add in a few tablespoons of the mix mixture to temper the eggs, then pour the egg mixture into the milk and stir to incorporate.
Next, add in the spices, cheese, butternut puree and pieces, salt and hot sauce and stir until cheese is melted.
Add in the pasta, stir to combine and serve hot.

Joanie Simon Food Blogger at JoanieSimon.com
Email: food@joaniesimon.com

Do your investments look like your closet, outdated, the wrong fit, tattered, torn or even worse EMPTY? Nancy Tengler says you can "Dress to Invest" with her financial wardrobe building tips:

Dress to Invest - What Not To Wear
Do your investments look like your closet, outdated, the wrong fit, tattered, torn or even worse EMPTY?  Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer for Heartland Financial as well as author of The Women's Guide to Successful Investing, Nancy Tengler says you can "Dress to Invest" with her financial wardrobe building tips:
First: What Not To Wear
Don't Spend All Your Money on the Latest Trend. Buying things because they are the latest trend will hit you in the pocketbook, so save your money instead as you will pay an opportunity cost later.  The same is true in investing.  Never buy stock in a company you do not understand or does not meet your risk and investing discipline.

Don't be Stuck in the 80s.   Stirrup pants, shoulder pads, acid washed denim, parachute pants and leg warmers will likely not make a big comeback.  Do not chase stocks you think you should have bought but didn't.  Trying to time a particular stock or the market is a fool's game for any investor but especially for busy women!

Don't Dress Like Your Daughter.  Remember you may be too old for leather, but too young for lace, still there are plenty of other materials and textures that suit your wardrobe needs.  Stay out of your teenager's closet even if you fit in her short-shorts and mini-dresses.  It is time to grow-up as it's never too late to save and invest.  If you did not establish your life goals early, it is ok.  The time to save and invest is now.  Remember, the only way to lose is to not invest at all.

You Don't Always Have to Wear the Pants. Be versatile in your wardrobe, just because Hillary is always wearing a pants suit, it doesn't mean you should!  Investing is like marriage a "for better or worse activity" by that I mean you need to commit for the long haul and do not abandon it during periods of difficulty.
Second: What To Wear
A Necessary Staple- A Black Dress You will have no hang-ups when opting for a very low cost S & P 500 mutual fund. This type of mutual fund buys stock shares in the same proportion as a specific stock market index. 

A Classic Piece Can be a little sexy but not over the top.  Stocks like Apple looks good under any condition are valued attractively, superior and top of line. This stock still stays cutting edge with the Apple Watch.
Add some flair with color or patterns  Buy brands you buy such as a luxury stock like Tiffany or where you shop like Nordstrom, Niemen’s and Saks.  Both are high quality purveyors that are adaptable and have the "wear with all!" 
A Killer Pair of Heels and a great BAG take a small risk small with what is known as a cap fund like Barons which invests in small-sized U.S. companies with significant growth potential.  This type of fund may have a higher fee, which by the way is not out of line for mutual funds but when they pay out will make your portfolio pop. 

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St. Mary's Hunger Action Month

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USS Phoenix Cold War Memorial

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