Category Archives: San Elijo Hills Foundation
Sidewalk Saturday in the Square – Nov. 7, 10AM-2PM
Join us for Sidewalk Saturday in the town square on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 10am-2pm. This is your chance to meet 50+ local area businesses & get a kick-start on your holiday shopping right in the town square around the fountain area. There will be fun music, food trucks and the opportunity to connect with several of our most active community groups. Also, don’t miss out on the Community Art Project which will be set up near the holiday tree. You and your entire family will want to contribute to this masterpiece. Stop by and show your support of all things local at this very special community building event!
For more information visit www.sanelijohills.org
Business Expo in San Elijo Hills – November 7, 2015
Get ready for a fun afternoon of connection & community building in San Marcos!
Share San Marcos and The San Elijo Hills Foundation are hosting a Business Expo in the Town Square in San Elijo Hills on Saturday, November 7 from 10AM to 2PM to encourage a “Buy Local” culture in our community.
Bring your family, friends and neighbors for some local fun around the square in the heart of San Elijo Hills. There will be food trucks, fun activities & a great opportunity to meet neighborhood/area businesses who bring so much to our community!
It’s FREE to attend!
If you are interested in participating in the Expo, there are two options available.
10′ x 10′ space – Ideal for your 10′ x 10′ popup. Bring your own pop-up, table, chairs and display. Price $130. Click here to reserve your 10′ x 10′ space.
6′ x 6′ space – Ideal for your table top display. Bring your own table, chairs and display. Price $95. Click here to reserve your 6′ x 6′ space.
Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so register now.
A map with your location & set up will be sent out to you on November 5, 2015. We will have a check-in table ready to great you. Set-up will be on Saturday, November 7 from 8:30-9:30AM and clean-up from 2-2:30PM.
If you have any questions, contact Karen Smith via email.
Updates from San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA)
Board Meeting July 21st –NEW LOCATION
The next San Elijo Hills Board of Directors meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015- 6:00PM at the San Marcos Senior Center: 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos 92069 in the Community room. (760) 744-5535. All homeowners are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at this particular location for the July meeting only. All future meetings will resume back at one of the local schools.
A shout out to the San Elijo Hills Board of Directors for the new clock tower lights! The new LED lighting is projected to last years, which will increase efficiency while decreasing maintenance costs. Thank you, Board!
Spring Fling/Pirate Party Has Been Rescheduled – (July 25th)
Ahoy me mateys! Hoist up your mainsails! San Elijo Hills is calling all pirates for Saturday, July 25th at the upper field of the San Elijo Park (Hilltop) from 12:00PM–3:00PM. Activities will include:
Pirate Craft Station
Obstacle Course & bounce houses
Concessions including popcorn, snow cones, and cotton candy.
And more fun surprises!
The kids will have a blast! We hope to see you there! Please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at email@example.com with any questions!
Movie Night August 7th
The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Annie (rated PG http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1823664/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg) as part 3 of our summer movie series!
Annie will be shown on Friday, August 7th at the upper sports field (Hilltop Field) of San Elijo Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall, jousting, and obstacle course!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start at sunset (around 8:00PM). Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating! A flashlight may come in handy too!
A few food trucks will be there, and will have a variety of food (including yummy pizza!), & refreshments for purchase. A portion of the food truck proceeds benefit the San Elijo Hills Foundation.
Annie is a Broadway classic that has delighted audiences for generations comes to the big screen with a new, contemporary vision in Columbia Pictures’ comedy, Annie. Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in. Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.
For more information, feel free to contact Liz McCardle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (760) 798-9015
Summer is the optimal time for painting your home! Now is the time to consider painting-whether it be that faded garage door, shutters, siding, or just the trim! If you are looking at changing the color, please submit the necessary plans and application for review and approval by the Architectural Committee.
Keep our yards looking their best! During the on-going drought and reduced watering times, owners must continue to maintain their yard areas by mowing, weeding, trimming, and pruning.
Did you know that there are many great alternatives to grass? Why not consider gardening with native plants. You can bring the beauty of California into your own landscaping while also receiving numerous benefits. There are flowers, grasses, shrubs, vines, and trees for any situation. If you are interested in modifying your current design, you must submit the necessary application and plans for review and approval by the Architectural Committee. Questions? Please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015.
During the summer months when the kiddos are out and about, please remember to encourage them to stay out of the streets and to be considerate to the surrounding homes with respect to noise and play equipment.
San Elijo Hills Foundation Pace Car Campaign
The PACE Car Campaign was originally triggered by a long-time resident of San Elijo Hills. Her idea stemmed from the concept of PACE Cars and how they help set the pace during a race.
-What if every resident was driving the speed limit in SEH?
-How would that affect the pace of traffic through the community?
-Can we as residents help set the pace in SEH?
Let’s find out! By building on this PACE Car concept & getting residents to commit to being vigilant about the traffic limits around our community, we believe, together, we can create a culture of safety in SEH.
Anyone who lives in SEH is encouraged to TAKE THE PACE PLEDGE. In exchange for your pledge, the SEH Foundation will provide you with a special SEH PACE Car sticker for your car window. Not only will seeing this sticker remind you to drive the speed limit, it will also serve as a moving billboard that reminds others around you to consider doing the same.
To take the pledge, please visit the SEH Foundation Website: http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/pace-car-campaign.html. You may also visit the San Elijo Hills Foundation Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SanElijoHillsFoundation
- The San Elijo Hills Community Association supports the individual action by community members to address issues that affect us all, however, as a reminder, the streets within the community are public and under the purview of the City of San Marcos. The Association has no direct enforcement ability with regard to speeding, parking, or other traffic related concerns”
Water Restrictions Effective June 1st
On May 20, 2015, Vallecitos’ Board of Directors adopted emergency drought restrictions under Ordinance 195 that limits all outdoor irrigation, excluding certified agricultural or commercial growers, during the months of June through October to 2 unassigned days per week/8 minutes per station. If demands are not reduced by 24%, additional enforcement may be needed and the District may need to reduce watering to 1 assigned day per week.
Please remember to keep your yard weed free and maintained to ensure our community continues to look its best!
Committee Members Needed
Do you enjoy hiking, biking or strolling any of the 18 miles of trails in San Elijo Hills? Are you looking for a way to become more involved in the community? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions then you may be perfectly suited to serve on the Trails Committee! The Committee is dedicated to keeping our trails safe and beautiful. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca McDonald at email@example.com for more information.
Here is the video of San Elijo Hills Foundation Team performance at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in May, 2015:
The SEH Team were doing Problem 3, Division 1, “Pandora’s Box” (for more information, see http://www.odysseyofthemind.com/materials/2015problems.php )
The team placed 2nd in the Regional tournament in February (in Oceanside), 1st place in the State Tournament in March (at UC Riverside), and 8th place in the Worlds (at Michigan State University).
We’re so proud of them! They represented our San Elijo Hills community on an international stage, competing against teams from across the US, Singapore, China, Poland and others. To finish in the Top 10 was an amazing accomplishment. The kids were recognized for their achievements by the San Marcos City Council in June.
Congratulations to the kids for all their hard work throughout the year on this project! They had a blast doing it and are looking forward to getting their hands on next year’s problems!
The kids would like to thank everyone in San Elijo Hills, their friends and family for their well-wishes and support. Most of all, they would like to thank San Elijo Hills Foundation for sponsoring the team!