San Elijo Elementary PTO Updates for 12.4.11

Food Drive Starts This Week

The student council is holding its annual food drive from December 5-15th. Please have children bring the following types of nonperishable canned or boxed goods to their classrooms.

Family Size Cereal Jelly / Jam Canned Meats Canned Fruit Canned Vegetables Juice Peanut Butter Canned Soups Instant Potatoes Macaroni & Cheese Boxed Dinner Meals

Food will be donated to Interfaith Community Services, an organization that helps more than 7,500 homeless individuals living in San Diego due to domestic violence, families with children, day laborers, seniors, veterans, and youth. The grade level with the most donations will receive a reward to be determined by the Student Council.

Book Swap Friday

On Friday, the PTO will hold its second Book Swap! Tables will be set up during lunch hours for students to “shop” for previously donated books. Prices will range from $0-$1 depending on the book. This is a great way to pick up a holiday treat for friends and a good read to enjoy over the winter break. Books remaining after the swap will find a new home in our school library. Questions can be sent to

Opening for Crossing Guard

SEES is in need of a crossing guard to work on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays from 3:05p-3:35p beginning January 2012. This crossing guard will direct walkers and drivers at the traffic signal on the hill at San Elijo Road and Schoolhouse Way. This is a paid position through the district. If you are interested, please submit your application via and contact Mr. Versteeg, Assistant Principal at 760-290-2604.

Players Dine Out

On Wednesday from 4p-10p, we will hold our December dine out at Players. They will generously donate 20% on all food AND beverage purchased by SEES families (valid for dine-in or takeout). Don’t forget to mention that you are from SEES when you place your order.

2011 Speak Up

All SEES families have the opportunity to provide feedback about their child’s education to impact state level initiatives and in federal policies and programs. Each spring, Project Tomorrow shares the national Speak Up findings with the U.S. Congress Department of Education and other federal agencies and other policy and research groups and associations. There is no cost to participate; no limit on the number of surveys that can be submitted; and all of the data collected is 100% confidential. To be a part of this national movement go to

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