Announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Community Association

San Elijo Hills Fountain

Following is a list of important announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA):

The Country Fair – (April 18th)

Come out and support your local San Elijo Elementary school on Saturday, April 18th for the 8th Annual SEES All-American Country Fair. The Country Fair is coordinated by the school’s PTO with the help of community volunteers and sponsors. It is always a hit with San Elijo Hills residents For All Ages! The Fair will be held on the school grounds from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The admission is FREE and you may buy tickets for food, drinks and games on the day of the event.

Attendees will enjoy the petting zoo, hand-led pony rides, double the traditional fair foods and treats, and double the international food trucks, carnival rides including something new this year: The Rock Wall, Water Bubbles and Water Rollers. Back by popular demand; are the The Land Zorb Balls. (These are the Human Hamster Balls where some will be on water and some will be on land.) Attendees will also have fun at the carnival games with prizes, jumpy slides, arts and crafts, a train for all ages to ride along Route 66. A limited addition plush Minecraft Enderdragon along with other Mindcraft stuff animals will be given away for the Prize Walk and much much more! There will be a Silent Auction with hundreds of items to bid on and enjoy. Be sure to stop by the main Stage, and catch the entertainment from some of the local Rising Stars in the community before they head off to Hollywood! For even more fun there will be a separate Karaoke Stage where you can join in and sing your favorite song to your heart’s content!!

For more information on this event, please email sanelijocountryfair@gmail.com.

HOA Board Meeting – (Tuesday, April 21st)

The next HOA Board of Director’s meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 21st at 6:00PM in the San Elijo Elementary School multipurpose room. All homeowners are welcome to attend. Agendas will be posted on the community website www.sanelijohills.net and at the Visitor Center prior to the meeting.

Trails Clean Up Day – (April 25th)

Trail Clean up is Saturday, April 25th from 9AM – 12noon. Meeting place is SEH Town Square. Registration starts on April 1st. To sign up please go to www.creektobay.org and search for “San Marcos – San Elijo Hills Trails” under North County. There will be prizes available for most unique item and also for most (by weight) dog waste collected. Students get community service hours/credits for participating.

Spring Fling/Pirate Party – (May 16th)

Shiver me timbers and batten down the hatches! San Elijo Hills is excited to invite all our mateys to come celebrate spring with us, pirate-style, on Saturday, May 16th at Hilltop Field of San Elijo Park from Noon – 3:00 p.m.

Activities include:
Pirate themed games, events & craft stations
Treasure hunt
Obstacle course & bounce houses
Carnival themed concessions including popcorn and cotton candy
And more fun surprises!

We hope to see you there!

If you have questions please feel free to contact Ted Tuleck at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com

Questhaven Park Maintenance Closures

Please be advised that we will be repairing the turf in the Questhaven Park over the next two months. This is an extensive project that will be completed in two phases in order to allow you to continue to use portions of the park during the renovation. The renovations will not impact your use of the playground.

The project began on March 16 and will continue through the end of May. Please follow all signage and do not use the areas that are closed. If residents do not follow the signs and use areas before they are re-opened, we may need to extend the project.

Please limit your use of the turf areas when the grass is wet, and please report commercial use to Walters Management. If you are able to provide us with the business contact information, we will be happy to follow-up with the commercial entity in order to protect our parks while suggesting alternatives within the city for their use.

San Elijo Elementary Country Fair is only 3 DAYS AWAY!

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SEES Country Fair: Saturday April 18, 2015, 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Yoo Hoo! Have you signed up to Volunteer Yet??

Each class MUST fill 20 separate shifts or we will close some rides, games and fun booths! No one likes an empty booth! Sign up TODAY by clicking on this link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4cabac2aa6f94-20151/

Ticket Sales:

Our vendors Do NOT take cash so you’ll need your tickets in order to buy food, drinks and dessert. Don’t waste time standing in line at the Fair! Buy your family packs all week before and after school!

The Family Pack is $55!  This includes 25 food tickets and 4 fun cards…Each fun card has 25 punches for rides/attractions/games!!!  4 fun cards = 100 punches!!!!

Exciting Auction News:

SEES auction has gone virtual and this year we’re using a sweet new program! Here are some highlights:

·        Register in less than 30 seconds at www.501auctions.com/sees

·        Bidding begins on Friday, April 17 at 9:30 AM!

·        Create a watch list of your favorite items and then bid from anywhere, anytime!!

·        Receive alerts if you’re outbid or use the NEW “Buy Now” option so you don’t miss out on your favorite items!! 

Hold on to your seats…you won’t want to miss out on these Fabulous Auction Items:

·        Top Gun Experience–Spend the day as a fighter pilot in a military aircraft!!

·        2 LA Clippers Tickets 

MORE SPONSORS Needed!

To showcase your business, support the fair with a group of friends or neighbors or to highlight your family name, contact Tina Heap at seescorporate@gmail.com

Just remember, your generous support help sustain various SEES education programs at SEES so Thank YOU!! 

Donations Needed

•             50 Pop Up Tents (Labeled with name and phone #)

•             10 Big Jumbo Coolers (Labeled with name and phone #)

•             Large Baskets

•             Basket Fillers

•             Hard Candy (No Chocolate or Gum)

Please drop your donations off at the Multi Purpose Room (MPR) or email Nadia Ardebili-Soerries or Rosie McAuliffe at sanelijocountryfair@gmail.com

Thank you for helping make this the most amazing Fair EVER!!!

Upcoming Double Peak School Dates

Double Peak School

PTO Meetings – Open to the Public

April 16, 2015 –  5:30 to 7:00 pm  – SMUSD District Office – Professional Development Room
May 7, 2015 –  5:30 to 7:00 pm – SMUSD District Office – Board Room

TK/Kindergarten and New Student Registration
Thursday April 16, 2015 – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm – SMUSD District Office – Suite 298

The Gidner family on the The Doctors TV show

Gidners on The Doctors

The Gidner family of San Elijo Hills was on the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show The Doctors, talking about how a new device can help keep glucose levels under control. Click here to watch the video.

The Gidner family has lived in San Elijo Hills for almost 10 years. They bought their home before they had children in hopes of raising a family in this nice community.  They are both teachers for the SMUSD. Damon Gidner teaches 2nd grade at San Elijo Elementary and Janet teaches 3rd grade a Carrillo Elementary.

North County cities launch Innovate78 to drive regional job creation

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In an unparalleled show of collaboration, the five North County cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista have launched Innovate78, a branding and economic development initiative that will collectively promote the 78 Corridor as a magnet for talent, companies and investment. Home to more than 600,000 residents and 200,000 innovative businesses, the initiative will continue to fuel regional job creation.

“North County is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to build a company and work. Through this collaboration, Innovate78 is about showing the rest of the world what North County is all about,” said Matt Hall, Mayor of Carlsbad.

The announcement was made at a launch event at Cal State San Marcos this morning, where the five Mayors of each of the cities laid out their plan for prosperity and growth along the 78 Corridor, and unveiled a new website, Innovate78.com. The website will serve as a resource for the cities to attract and retain companies, as well as for companies to attract and retain a skilled workforce.

“We see the benefits in collectively promoting the 78 Corridor cities. For the past two years, we’ve collaborated side-by-side to ensure that we’re recruiting and retaining businesses together. This website will ensure that we’re sending the right message to businesses and employers about the 78 Corridor,” said Jim Wood, Mayor of Oceanside.

Innnovate78.com includes many interactive features including testimonials from companies, resources for building a business, a job portal, content about educational institutions and opportunities and information about living and getting around on the 78 Corridor. Additionally, it also highlights attractions, educational institutions and prominent industries, such as life sciences, craft beer (specialty food & beverages), and manufacturing. A map detailing innovative employers, attractions and interest points along the 78 Corridor will be rolled out next month.

Jim Desmond, Mayor of San Marcos said,“Innovate78 serves as a tool to promote job creation along the Corridor. The business of economic development is changing. If we want to be effective, the goal is not to poach jobs from other regions, but to create jobs and explain why building a business along the 78 Corridor matters. Promoting the culture of North County – particularly for the younger, millennial demographic – is also an essential part of our marketing strategy.”

The initiative is still in its infancy, but has already had much success. Last year, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, which was headquartered in Escondido, announced it had outgrown its local headquarters. Working together, the cities were able to move the innovative company to a 130,000-square foot facility in Vista, keeping them along the corridor, where they were able to retain employees.

“We have always been a collaborative city, but working with Escondido on the Dr. Bronner’s expansion showed us the true benefit of this partnership. Employees of Dr. Bronner’s contribute to the economy of all five North County cities. Because of the Innovate78 initiative, we will see more collaboration like this in our future,“ said Judy Ritter, Mayor of Vista.

There have been other early successes: In December, the five cities pulled together a roundtable with leaders from the diagnostics industry, a growing and diverse industry along the 78 Corridor. Based on that conversation, UC San Diego Extension, a major driver of industry talent, was able to adapt its model for training clinical laboratory scientists to better meet the needs of the diagnostics industry in the region, as well as the for the region’s health systems.

“Innovate78 is by no means the end of the effort for the five cities. It marks the beginning of a new partnership and a new way of thinking about regional economic growth. Anchored by a comprehensive economic development strategy, the cities will use the brand as a vehicle for growth”, said Sam Abed, Mayor of Escondido. “It’s just the beginning.”

Businesses are encouraged to leverage, and link to, the website to help attract employees and promote their North County location. For more information about the initiative, please reach out to Matt Sanford at San Diego Regional EDC at info@innovate78.com.

8th Annual San Elijo Elementary All-American Country Fair

San Elijo Elementary school 8th Annual SEES All-American Country Fair

Come out and support your local San Elijo Elementary school on Saturday, April 18th for the 8th Annual SEES All-American Country Fair. The Country Fair is coordinated by the school’s PTO with the help of community volunteers and sponsors. It is always a hit with San Elijo Hills residents For All Ages!

The Fair will be held on the school grounds from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The admission is FREE and you may buy tickets for food, drinks and games on the day of the event.

Attendees will enjoy the petting zoo, hand-led pony rides, double the traditional fair foods and treats, and double the international food trucks, carnival rides including something new this year: The Rock Wall, Water Bubbles and Water Rollers. Back by popular demand; are the The Land Zorb Balls. (These are the Human Hamster Balls where some will be on water and some will be on land.) Attendees will also have fun at the carnival games with prizes, jumpy slides, arts and crafts, a train for all ages to ride along Route 66. A limited addition plush Minecraft Enderdragon along with other Mindcraft stuff animals will be given away for the Prize Walk and much much more! There will be a Silent Auction with hundreds of items to bid on and enjoy.

Be sure to stop by the main Stage, and catch the entertainment from some of the local Rising Stars in the community before they head off to Hollywood! For even more fun there will be a separate Karaoke Stage where you can join in and sing your favorite song to your heart’s content!!

It is a great opportunity to visit the school if you have younger children soon going to Kindergarten. All the proceeds from this day will go directly to the school to help fund their educational programs for the SEES students.

If you are interested in Volunteering your time for this great event, you may arrive on the day of the fair or sign up by contacting Hilary Devrome at sees.volunteers@gmail.com. Middle School and High School students are welcome to volunteer and receive community service credit.

If you are interested in Sponsorship please contact Tina Heap at seescorporate@gmail.com. If you are interested in Donating goods and services through their Silent Auction, please contact Carre Provance atseesauction@gmail.com.

For more information on this event, please email sanelijocountryfair@gmail.com.

Please support our San Elijo Hills Odyssey of The Mind Team

San Elijo Hills Odyssey of the Mind team

Please support our San Elijo Hills Odyssey of the Mind team in their goal to attend the  World Finals in Michigan State University on May 20-23!

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OotM is a “creative competition.” The kids are tasked with putting together an 8 minute skit completely by themselves. After months of hard work, they enter their skit in tournaments and compete against other teams from the region, state and possibly the nation and world. The program focuses on creativity, teamwork, project management and decision making.

The team is made up Ella, Katja, Maya, Marissa, Elisenne, Claudia and Morgan. They are sponsored by the San Elijo Hills Foundation and are students of SEES. The kids have been hard at work on their project since the school year.

In the regional competition in Feb, they placed 2nd and advanced to State. Last weekend, they competed at UC Riverside, and came in 1st place out of all of California! This allowed them to advance to the World Finals at the end of May at Michigan State University in Lansing, MI.

At the World Finals, there will be about 800 teams from all over the world, showcasing their creative solutions! This will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the kids.

We’re very excited and very proud of them. The elite schools from Poway, Carlsbad and Encinitas routinely have OotM teams place high in these tournaments. This year, our kids put San Elijo Hills and SEES on the map as the place for bright and creative kids!

The Wizard of Oz is Coming to San Elijo Hills

The Wizard of Oz is Coming to San Elijo Hills

The Wizard of Oz is Coming to Town! 

Who hasn’t heard the songs, dressed up like the characters, even dreamed that they went to OZ? Your chance to do it again is around the corner, as well as something for the younger generations to enjoy!

Danielle Levas is the Artistic Director of the after school musical theater program called Rising Stars which is being offered to 6th-8th graders from San Elijo Middle School (SEMS).

Students with or without previous dancing, singing and acting experience were invited to participate in the audition. At the end, a cast of 56 members was chosen to present the school’s first live musical production of the timeless story of The Wizard of Oz.

The students have been attending rehearsals 2 to 3 times a week since the beginning of February 2015. They have been meticulously learning and practicing the choreography, the songs and the script. By the time the show is ready for the opening, the participants will have accumulated over 60 hours of hard work and a fun time together!

Ms. Levas has directed other theater productions such as Seussical the Musical and School House Rock with students from Carrillo Elementary where she currently works as the school’s music teacher. She has also participated as part of the cast of The Who’s Tommy, Legally Blonde and Cats at the Moonlight Theater and most recently she performed as Consuelo in West Side Story at the Speckles Theater in San Diego.

Ms. Lori Davis, a 6th grade history teacher at SEMS, is the Creative Director of the Sets, Props and Backstage Crew and a group of students and parents are her key volunteers. The students who volunteer on the crew for this activity will receive credit for community service; time required for each student at the school.

Patricia Kurylo, Assistant Principal at San Elijo Middle School has the conviction that “incorporating extra-curricular activities within a school is such a powerful addition for the students.  The school staff and students are thrilled about the production of the Wizard of Oz”. She also mentioned that she is making sure that all of the preparations, auditions, rehearsals, set production by the crew and cast performances do not interfere with the students’ academic school day.

Needless to say, you can’t miss so much fun! See you down the yellow brick road at the SEMS Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th at 6pm; or Saturday, April 25th at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.MKT.com/SEMSPTO

For more information, please e-mail SEMSfundraising@gmail.com

 

San Marcos Fire Department seeks volunteers for trauma support team

CAL Fire

San Marcos Fire Department seeks volunteers for trauma support team 

San Marcos, CA – The City of San Marcos Fire Department is seeking volunteers to add to its current trauma support team. An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 28 from 6 to 8 pm at San Marcos Fire Station #1, 180 W. Mission Road.

Trauma support volunteers serve alongside emergency services personnel to provide immediate support, comfort and practical assistance to victims and their families in the first few hours following a structure fire, sudden or accidental death, or other traumatic event.

“Providing this type of program greatly reduces long-term effects of traumatic events,” said San Marcos Fire Chief Brett Van Wey. “Volunteers often stay and assist family members long after emergency personnel have left the incident. This is invaluable for families that have suffered a traumatic event.”

Anyone interested in volunteering will be required to submit an application and successfully complete a screening process.  Applicants must possess a valid California driver’s license, be 25 years of age, have reliable transportation, be in good physical and emotional health, and live within the City of San Marcos or the San Marcos Fire Protection District.

For more information, please email Donna Gustafson, the Trauma Support Volunteer Coordinator, at dgustafson@san-marcos.net.  Or contact the San Marcos Fire Department at (760) 744-1050 ext. 3410.

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