Back to School Update from The City of San Marcos.
As the summer winds down, San Marcos students are headed back to school. With elementary, middle and high schools along with Cal State San Marcos and Palomar College back in session this month, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays during their daily commute.
While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that relief is on the way. In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are nearing completion.
More than $3 million of construction projects are being completed this fall to improve the Rancho Santa Fe Road and other streets throughout San Marcos. During construction, businesses in the area will remain open and those directly affected by the improvement projects will receive notice of scheduled work.
During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and set those alarm clocks a little earlier to provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.
For more information about road work in San Marcos, visit www.san-marcos.net/roadwork.
SEES PTO Proudly Presents the 9th Annual SEES Country Fair
Friday, April 15, 5 – 8 p.m. AND
Saturday, April 16, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pay it Forward
The Country Fair draws more than 8,000 people from San Elijo Hills and surrounding areas. We need your help to make sure every booth, game and attraction is up and running the day of the Fair! Please sign up to work a shift or two during the event, or to help with set-up or take-down before or after the Fair. With less than a month to go before the big event, we still need volunteers for almost 500 shifts for both days. If every SEES family commits to working just ONE shift, we would easily make our goal! This is SEES largest fundraiser of the year and we really need you to keep it going! Parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors and older siblings are all invited to help! Don’t forget that Middle and High School students can use their volunteer hours for community service credit at their schools too.
To sign up for volunteer shifts, please go to http://sanelijoelementary.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=3922 and look for the Country Fair sign-up link.
Every hour counts! This year the ENTIRE school will be awarded music at lunch with “Mix Master Miringoff” when we fill all of our volunteer slots (and the volunteer commitments are carried out) at the Country Fair. Sign up to volunteer and help your kids in more ways than one!
We thank you in advance for helping to make the Country Fair such a tremendous success and for creating such a memorable experience for the SEES community! For more information about volunteer opportunities please contact Hilary Devrome and Jennifer Green at: SEES.Volunteers@gmail.com
Hitch Yourself to This Here Wagon
There’s still time to sponsor a booth! See your family, neighborhood or business name on one of our Country Fair attractions! You can even combine with a friend to sponsor a booth. We have sponsorship opportunities for every budget level! Please see below for available booths and pricing, or contact Christina Solomon at email@example.com, or Karen Morton and Monee Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAN MARCOS — After school on Monday, 9-year-old Amara Kirkpatrick did a little online shopping on her dad’s laptop computer. But the San Marcos fourth-grader wasn’t buying lollipop hammers for Candy Crush. She was making microloans to women in Lebanon, Peru and Tajikistan.Over the past two years, Amara has made 45 loans totaling $1,125 to entrepreneurs, students and needy mothers in 18 countries. The precocious grade-schooler pays for the loans with a few hundred dollars she raised at a lemonade stand and by recycling cans, as well as $1,000 her father, David Kirkpatrick, won at a charity auction.
READ MORE VIA Source: Fourth-grader a global micro-lender | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
A message from SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dear San Marcos Families,
Given the situation in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I wanted to reassure all of our families that the San Marcos Unified School District is not aware of any threat to the schools in our district.
We are in constant communication with the San Diego County Sherriff’s Department – they have added additional patrols today as an added precaution. Additionally, all of our employees received a copy of the district’s protocol and procedures regarding bomb threats.
As always, safety is our highest priority, and we will do our upmost to ensure a safe environment for each of the students in our district.
Kevin Holt, Ed.D
San Marcos Unified School District
Tween takes cooking skills to TVSan Elijo Hills’ Talia Thessen, 11, competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped Junior’
READ FULL Story Via Source: San Marcos girl, 11, competes on ‘Chopped Junior’ | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com
Eleven year old San Elijo Hills resident Talia Thessen could only dream about being on the Food Network when her family left San Elijo Hills and moved to a small village outside Moscow, Russia in 2012. Her engineer father was transferred to to a small Russian village called Potavo where very few people spoke English and the family followed. Being a self-proclaimed “foodie”, Talia would stream Food Network’s Chopped show to study her craft and feel closer to home. She couldn’t have dreamed in just a few short years, she would be in the Chopped Kitchen competing on the very first edition of Chopped Junior!
Check out fellow San Elijo Hills resident and SEMS sixth grader, Talia Thessen on the very first episode of Chopped Jr, November 10th at 8 pm on the Food Network!
This email was sent to San Elijo Elementary School Families Today
Hello SEES Families,
Thank you for your quick response to our incident on Monday morning on the trails. With the help of several parents, we have been able to identify the person who was offering our students candy. Our school resource officer visited his home and spoke to him and his family about stopping this action immediately. The man does live in our community so you may encounter him on the trails. We have no further information to believe that there is any further concern.
Please continue ongoing conversations with students about stranger danger as well as keeping the school office informed of any situations.
Thank you for your support!
Carolyn Kalicki and Jimmy Miringoff
This message was sent to San Elijo Elementary School Families this afternoon.
A message from SAN ELIJO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Hello SEES Families,
Today just before school started one of our students was approached by a stranger and offered candy multiple times on the trails near our back gate. The man did not touch the student but did interact with the student. The student’s parent was with the student the entire time. Both parent and student safely walked to our office to notify the office and call the sheriff. At that time the school also called the sheriff and the entire campus went on a soft lockdown. All doors were secure and instruction continued as the sheriff walked the trails.
Unfortunately, the man was not located. He was identified wearing a light blue/gray t-shirt with plaid shorts. The man was medium height and built with graying hair.
All staff members were informed and put on alert today. All classes had an age appropriate conversation about stranger danger and walking home with a buddy. This is also a great time as parents to have that conversation about stranger danger at home. You can even have your students role play the actions that they would take. Research indicates that students need to practice a scream so they can recognize how loud the scream should be.
The trails were walked multiple times by many staff members prior and during dismissal today to ensure students safety.
We are fortunate to live in a community with many adults walking to and from school to keep an eye on all of our children.
Thank you for your support!
Carolyn Kalicki and Jimmy Miringoff
Here is a link to 911 Dispatch posted by SEH 911 (Reposted here)
Green Hat Electronics will be holding a community electronics recycling and paper shredding event located in the San Elijo Hills Albertsons parking lot on September 12th & 13th from 10 am – 4 pm. Electronics recycling is free with the exception of large appliances.
Paper shredding is $5.00 per file box and 100% of the paper is shred ON SITE at the end of the event starting at 4:00 pm both days. Paper and Electronics will be collected through out the event hours. Paper will be stored in 64 gallon bins until the shred truck arrives at 4:00 pm to shred all the paper on-site.
Call Jennifer Zouvas at (760) 803-0097 for more information. Visit our website at www.GreenHatElectronics.com. This event supports the San Elijo Hills Elementary and Middle Schools!
Items we cannot accept: alkaline batteries, light bulbs and smoke detectors