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San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates and Events for June 2018

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates:

San Elijo Hills 80’s Summer Bash!

San Elijo Hills is bringing back the 80’s! Join us in your best (or ugliest) 80’s gear at our totally awesome 80’s Summer Bash on June 30th! The 80’s Summer Bash will be held June 30, 2018, at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Featuring the Wayward Sons! Wayward Sons is a nostalgia-fueled, power cord-packed rock show featuring the greatest songs of the ‘80s including hits from Journey, Queen, Bon Jovi, Styx, Foreigner, Guns n Roses, Van Halen & more. This LA-based band performs and headline at legendary Southern California rock venues. This tailor-made rock & roll performances are choreographed and arranged by seasoned musicians and singers who hit all the right notes, transporting audiences back to the arena-rock favorites that defined a generation. You will not only be entertained. You will dance and sing-along! Monster guitar riffs, face-melting solos, lighter-igniting ballads, heart-pounding rhythms, searing vocals, skin-clinging spandex, pure rock & roll euphoria resplendent with flowing locks of hair and genuine fake English accents.

If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, green salad, and fruit! This radical carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with carnival games, prize booth, obstacle course, bounce houses, slides, rock wall, and much more! This year we will have a dual mobile 180-foot zip line 28 feet up in the air! Exciting news for our residents 21 and over, a beer garden has been added this year! If you don’t drink beer, we will have several varieties of wines! You must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID. Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event. Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted. No pets will be permitted.

Don’t forget your 80’s costume! We will have a costume contest at 6:45 pm with a grand prize!

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a Board positions! If you are looking for a great opportunity to get involved, this is the perfect way to start! The San Elijo Hills Foundation is a California public non-profit organization created to support and enhance projects that improve the quality of life within San Elijo Hills.  The Foundation brings community resources together to address community needs and relies on the support of the community through the sale of merchandise, fundraising events, sponsorships, and donations. The Board meets quarterly, typically on Mondays evenings every few months, right here in San Elijo Hills. If you are interested, please contact the Foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com or visit the Foundation website at http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/ or call 760-798-9015.

Reporting Irrigation Leaks

We need your help! The Board has worked diligently in implementing water-saving measures by monitoring and repairing irrigation systems and would appreciate the eyes and ears of the residents to assist in reporting broken sprinklers, unnecessary watering or any other potential issues. Let’s work together to reduce costs and conserve this precious resource! To report any leaks, please contact Walters Management at rvaughn@waltersmanagement.com or 760-431-2522. To report any matters after hours, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.

Please…No Wood Burning!

We have received reports of various neighborhoods burning wood in the yard areas or the street. We please urge you to refrain from doing so. With the summer weather, it can be appealing to hang out with your neighbors and enjoy a fire, but the risks outweigh the rewards. Thank you for your understanding!

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“Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” “Alexa, what’s in the news?” and she will share what is going on in San Elijo Hills.

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**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

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June 2018 San Elijo Hills Community Association Events and Updates

Foam Party!

Come to join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on Thursday, June 14th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a free foam party on the last day of school! The foam is biodegradable and made from organic soap, water, and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun! Make sure to bring goggles!

Movie Under the Stars I

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Despicable Me 3 (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series! Despicable Me 3 will be shown on Friday, June 15th at the UPPER softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities include inflatables, obstacle course and more!) will begin at 6:00 PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:30 PM). Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating. The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide food trucks (The Food Dood, Kona Ice, Red Oven Pizza, The Rush Coffee, and Born In Brooklyn) with a variety of food & refreshments for purchase. For more information, please call (760) 798-9015 or e-mail: sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Onsite Office (1277 San Elijo Rd. S., San Marcos, CA 92078).

San Elijo Hills 80’s Summer Bash

San Elijo Hills is bringing back the 80’s! Join us in your best (or ugliest) 80’s gear at our totally awesome 80’s Summer Bash on June 30th! The 80’s Summer Bash will be held June 30, 2018, at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Featuring the Wayward Sons! Wayward Sons is a nostalgia-fueled, power cord-packed rock show featuring the greatest songs of the ‘80s including hits from Journey, Queen, Bon Jovi, Styx, Foreigner, Guns n Roses, Van Halen & more. This LA-based band performs and headline at legendary Southern California rock venues. This tailor-made rock & roll performances are choreographed and arranged by seasoned musicians and singers who hit all the right notes, transporting audiences back to the arena-rock favorites that defined a generation. You will not only be entertained. You will dance and sing-along! Monster guitar riffs, face-melting solos, lighter-igniting ballads, heart-pounding rhythms, searing vocals, skin-clinging spandex, pure rock & roll euphoria resplendent with flowing locks of hair and genuine fake English accents.

If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, green salad, and fruit! This radical carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with carnival games, prize booth, obstacle course, bounce houses, slides, rock wall, and much more! This year we will have a dual mobile 180-foot zip line 28 feet up in the air! Exciting news for our residents 21 and over, a beer garden has been added this year! If you don’t drink beer, we will have several varieties of wines! You must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID. Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event. Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted. No pets will be permitted. Don’t forget your 80’s costume! We will have a costume contest at 6:45 pm with a grand prize!

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a Board position! If you are looking for a great opportunity to get involved, this is the perfect way to start! The San Elijo Hills Foundation is a California public non-profit organization created to support and enhance projects that improve the quality of life within San Elijo Hills.

The Foundation brings community resources together to address community needs and relies on the support of the community through the sale of merchandise, fundraising events, sponsorships, and donations. The Board meets quarterly, typically on Mondays evenings every few months, right here in San Elijo Hills. If you are interested, please contact the Foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com or visit the Foundation website: http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/ or call 760-798-9015.

Reporting Irrigation Leaks

We need your help! The Board has worked diligently in implementing water-saving measures by monitoring and repairing irrigation systems and would appreciate the eyes and ears of the residents to assist in reporting broken sprinklers, unnecessary watering or any other potential issues. Let’s work together to reduce costs and conserve this precious resource! To report any leaks, please contact Walters Management at rvaughn@waltersmanagement.com or 760-431-2522. To report any matters after hours, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.

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We have added San Elijo Life to Alexa, her Spanish pronunciation is not perfect but you will enjoy our weekly news and events updates in your Flash Briefing, Please add us to your Alexa.

“Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” “Alexa, what’s in the news?” and she will share what is going on in San Elijo Hills.

_____________________

**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent of the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

May 2018 San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates

San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates:

Save the Date: Foam Party!

Come join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on Thursday June 14th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm for a free foam party on the last day of school! The foam is biodegradable and made from organic soap, water and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun! Make sure to bring goggles!

Save the Date: Movie Under the Stars I

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Despicable Me 3 (rated PG) as part of our summer movie series! Despicable Me 3 will be shown on Friday, June 15th at the UPPER softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities include inflatables, obstacle course and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:30PM). Remember to bring your low-back beach chairs and blankets for lawn seating. The San Elijo Hills Foundation will provide food trucks (The Food Dood, Kona Ice, Red Oven Pizza, The Rush Coffee, and more) with a variety of food & refreshments for purchase. For more information, please call (760) 798-9015 or e-mail: sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Onsite Office (1277 San Elijo Rd. S., San Marcos, CA 92078).

Save the Date: San Elijo Hills 80’s Summer Bash

San Elijo Hills is bringing back the 80’s! Join us in your best (or ugliest) 80’s gear at our totally awesome 80’s Summer Bash on June 30th! The 80’s Summer Bash will be held June 30, 2018 at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Featuring the Wayward Sons! Wayward Sons is a nostalgia-fueled, power cord-packed rock show featuring the greatest songs of the ‘80s including hits from Journey, Queen, Bon Jovi, Styx, Foreigner, Guns n Roses, Van Halen & more. This LA based band perform and headline at legendary Southern California rock venues. These tailor-made rock & roll performances are choreographed and arranged by seasoned musicians and singers who hit all the right notes, transporting audiences back to the arena-rock favorites that defined a generation. You will not only be entertained. You will dance and sing-along! Monster guitar riffs, face-melting solos, lighter-igniting ballads, heart-pounding rhythms, searing vocals, skin-clinging spandex, pure rock & roll euphoria resplendent with flowing locks of hair and genuine fake English accents.

If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on BBQ chicken, BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, baked beans, green salad and fruit! This radical carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with carnival games, prize booth, obstacle course, bounce houses, slides, rock wall, and much more! This year we will have a dual mobile 180 foot zip line 28 feet up in the air! Exciting news for our residents 21 and over, a beer garden has been added this year! If you don’t drink beer, we will have several varieties of wines! You must bring a valid state-issued driver’s license or ID. Four drink tickets will be given per household. No outside alcohol will be permitted into the event. Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted. No pets will be permitted.

Don’t forget your 80’s costume! We will have a costume contest at 6:45 pm with a grand prize!

Open House Signs

The San Elijo Hills Community Association has a very specific sign policy in place regarding Open House signs in the community implemented to keep our community beautiful!  The San Elijo Hills Community Association’s governing documents prohibit the display of any non-Association signs in the Common Area. The intent of the San Elijo Hills Open House Sign Policy is to (1) provide an acceptable means for homeowners to market homes for sale within the community; (2) reduce the number of open house signs used in the community; and (3) discourage the ‘alternative’ means of signage that have been used in the past (sign spinners, signs on cars, etc.). We are seeing an increasing number of unapproved signs, signs with balloons, flags, and riders that are directly in conflict with our policy. Here are some highlights:

Approved Open House signage is allowed for use on Saturday’s and Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm only.

No riders, balloons, flags or other attention generating devises may be used with the sign.
Only one sign directing traffic either left or right may be installed at each corner. The first homeowner or agent to reach an intersection on route to their open house will place their sign at the given location. If another homeowner or agent has an open house along the same route, an additional sign is not needed. Homeowners or agents should continue to the next intersection on route to the open house and place their sign as necessary. In many cases, several open houses can be served by the same directional sign.

It is your responsibility as the homeowner to notify your agent of the policy prior to putting out their signage. If it does not follow the guidelines, it will be removed and disposed of. The Open House Policy can be found on our website www.sanelijohills.net for your convenience. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation.

Reporting Irrigation Leaks

We need your help! The Board has worked diligently in implementing water saving measures by monitoring and repairing irrigation systems and would appreciate the eyes and ears of the residents to assist in reporting broken sprinklers, unnecessary watering or any other potential issues. Let’s work together to reduce costs and conserve this precious resource! To report any leaks, please contact Walters Management at rvaughn@waltersmanagement.com or 760-431-2522. To report any matters after hours, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.

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We have added San Elijo Life to Alexa, her spanish pronunciation is not perfect but you will enjoy our weekly news and events updates in your Flash Briefing, Please add us to your Alexa.

“Alexa, what’s my Flash Briefing?” “Alexa, what’s in the news?”and she will share what is going on in San Elijo Hills.

_____________________

**Since 2006 SanElijoLife.com provides community news, photos, videos, and a directory of resources for residents of San Elijo Hills. The site is independent from the developer and the HOA and is run by local homeowners.

San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates for November 2017

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates:

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a Board positions! If you are looking for a great opportunity to get involved, this is the perfect way to start! The San Elijo Hills Foundation is a California public non-profit organization created to support and enhance projects that improve the quality of life within San Elijo Hills.

The Foundation brings community resources together to address community needs, and relies on the support of the community through the sale of merchandise, fundraising events, sponsorships and donations.  The Board meets quarterly, typically on Mondays evenings every few months, right here in San Elijo Hills. If you are interested, please contact the Foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com or visit the Foundation website: http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/ or call 760-798-9015.

Turkey Classic Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers (and non-golfers)! Whether you are a first time golfer or seasoned pro, it’s time to register for the 15th Annual Turkey Classic Neighborhood Golf Tournament!

Come join us Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. for some golf, food, and drinks! You can organize your own four-some or we can match you up with the perfect partners for a great day of golf right here at the St. Mark Executive Course in San Marcos. Hosted by the San Elijo Hills Foundation, this long-standing community tradition is something no one should miss. There are tons of great raffle prizes. The spirit of the event is light-hearted and fun. And, you just might win the coveted Turkey Classic Green Jacket & trophy.

Come meet some new friends, get involved and make an impact in our community. It’s going to be a blast! Sponsorship opportunities are available! Visit www.turkeyclassic.com for more information and to register. Hope to see you all there!

If you have any questions regarding the event or would like additional information, please feel free to contact your Community Director, Liz McCardle, at (760) 798-9015 or email sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

Harvest Market

There’s a new Harvest Market coming to town, hosted by the San Elijo Hills Women’s Club (SEHWC)! Proceeds benefit the SEHWC Scholarship Program for eligible female seniors at San Marcos High School!

Saturday, November 18, 2017
10AM – 3PM
San Elijo Rec Center
1105 San Elijo Hills Rd (next to lower softball field)

– This is a vetted event to provide a diverse and fun shopping experience for everyone
– Up to 50 vendors w/artisans, crafters, clothing boutiques, jewelry, along with many favorite SEH vendors
– Cafe Stoked Fall Favorites & Seasonal Treats
– RUSH Coffee Truck specialty coffees and fresh pastries
– Our Women’s Club is hosting a Bake Sale with homemade baked goods from our members
– Live music by members of the SMHS Jazz Band

San Elijo Hills Association Board Meeting-November 14th

The next General Session Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 5:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078).

Save the Date- Annual Tree Lighting

Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 1st.  Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. Don’t forget your cameras for a photo op with special visitors from the North Pole!  Keep an eye out for more information on this event in the December newsletter and on the community website www.sanelijohills.net.

Movie in the Park –Upper Softball Field-Tomorrow!

Movie in the Park –Upper Softball Field-Tomorrow!

**Please note that the movie screen will be located on the grass in the back corner of the field**

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Disney’s Moana (rated PG) as the final movie of the summer series!

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Moana will be shown on Friday August 25th at the upper softball field of San Elijo Hills Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, a sticky wall and more!) will begin at 6:00PM and the movie will start after sunset (around 8:15).

The San Elijo Hills Foundation has provided some delicious food trucks with a variety of food and refreshments for purchase including Razzy Rucas Taco Catering, Red Oven Pizza, Kona Ice, and Zoe’s Place!

December 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Updates

Please see below for the most recent San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) Updates:

Holiday Closures

In observance of the upcoming holidays, the San Elijo Hills Onsite office will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017. We will be checking messages and emails periodically through that time.

If you have an emergency, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.

Have a happy holiday season!

San Elijo Hills Election Results

Thank you to all of our homeowners who participated in the election process! The results are as follows:

Bill Jacoby, Laura Fratilla, and Katherine Bond were elected to the Board of Directors (2-year terms) during the Annual Meeting of Neighborhoods.

There were also some new Neighborhood Representatives elected. If you are unsure of whom your Neighborhood Representative is, please contact Walters Management at 760-431-2522.

We want to recognize outgoing Board Members Ed Philbrick and Karissa Chou for their hard work, dedication, and passion for the community. Countless hours were spent making tough decisions to benefit our residents. Thank you Ed and Karissa!

San Elijo Hills Foundation: Amazon Smiles

Did you know that every time you order something from Amazon – you could be giving back to our community? It’s super easy. Just go to this link & designate San Elijo Hills Foundation as your charity. Can you imagine what great things we could do together for our community if we each took 1 minute to do this? Especially with all of our holiday purchases? Make it happen right here & help us spread the word! http://smile.amazon.com/

Mardi Gras 2017

The San Elijo Hills Community Association would like to cordially invite our residents 21 and over to our Mardi Gras Party at Café Stoked! The event will be held on Friday, February 10th at 6:00 PM.

Residents will be delighted with delicious food, music, dancing and contests in the true spirit of New Orleans!
Attendance to this event is limited! Cost is $5.00/person. You must provide a check (no cash) payable to San Elijo Hills to Liz McCardle in the San Elijo Hills Onsite Office in order to reserve your spot! All reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The onsite office is located at 1277 San Elijo Road S., San Marcos, CA 92078. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

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**This website – San Elijo Life is independent from the developer San Elijo Hills Development Company and the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA). The HOA updates are provided as a service to our readership. …Enjoy Life in The Hills.

May 2016 San Elijo Hills Community Association – HOA Updates

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Town Center Informational Meeting:

Ambient Communities will share proposed plans and elevations for development in the second phase of San Elijo Hills Town Center on May 25th at 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills Middle School. Residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback to the proposed plans.

Please call the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center with any questions at 760-798-1765.

SEMS Basketball Courts

The San Elijo Hills Foundation was successful in bringing together the City of San Marcos Parks and Recreation as well as the administration at San Elijo Hills Middle School to provide community access to the basketball courts on campus any time after 5:00 PM on Friday through the entire weekend!

This access will also be extended during long breaks like summer vacation!

Thank you to the San Elijo Hills Foundation for your time and efforts to facilitate this amazing opportunity for our community!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is always looking for additional projects that will enhance the community. If you have any suggestions or ideas, please feel free to call 760-798-9015.

Movie in the Park-Part I

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is hosting a FREE showing of Illumination Nation’s Minions (rated PG) as part of our summer movie showings!

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, Kevin sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first-ever super-villainess.

Minions will be shown on Friday, June 3rd at the lower softball field of San Elijo Park. Pre-show activities (including bounce houses, bungee run, a sticky wall and more!) 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 few food trucks will be there and will have a variety of food & refreshments for purchase.

For more information, feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Foam Party in the Town Square

Come join us in the town square park for a foam party! Dr. Bronner’s Foam truck will be coming out on June 22, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. for a free foam party on the last day of school! The foam is biodegradable and made simply from organic soap, water and compressed air. Take the family down for music, foam, and fun!

Save the Date: Summer Spectacular and Laser Show!

Introducing our very first summer spectacular! This all American themed carnival will entertain our residents of all ages with music, carnival games, prize booth with tons of glow in the dark prizes, obstacle course, bounce houses, zip line, rock wall, and much more!

Document your experience with a keepsake, and visit our photo booth! If you are hungry during all that fun, fill up on hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and other classic favorites!

….and the grand finale….LASER SHOW! YES! Our first ever outdoor laser show! Bring your chairs, blankets, sit back and enjoy the show!

There is no need to go anywhere when you can hang out in your own neighborhood and celebrate the Holiday weekend San Elijo Hills style! This event will take place on Saturday July 2, 2016 at 5 pm to 9 pm at the lower softball field of San Elijo Hills Park!

Please remember to bring proof of residency to gain entrance into the event (i.e.: driver’s license with on-site address, utility bill, HOA statement, etc.). Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow you to enter the event without verifying residency. No guests will be permitted.

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*This website – San Elijo Life is independent from the developer San Elijo Hills Development Company and the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA). The HOA updates are provided as a service to our readership. …Enjoy Life in The Hills.

Girls Team from San Elijo Hills Advances to World Finals in ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ Competition at Iowa State University

San Elijo Middle School

A San Elijo Hills team, consisting of six sixth-grade girls from San Elijo Middle School, tied for first place in the California state “Odyssey of the Mind” competition at UC Riverside and is advancing to the World Finals at Iowa State University in Ames, May 25-28.  They will compete against sixth to eighth graders from around the world.

Earlier, they won first place in the regional competition held at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas.

“What’s amazing is the team is going to the World Finals for the second year in a row,” said Ted Yun, who co-coaches the team along with Ella Negrou and Lisa Rodgers.  “The girls competed as a team at the World Finals last year and for the same team to advance two years in a row is extremely rare.”

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. In this annual competition, team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.  Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and about 25 other countries participate in the program.  Approximately 800 teams compete at the World Finals.

The San Elijo Hills team chose a theatrical challenge, a skit focusing on a mammal, a fish and a bird, according to Yun.   “The animals must work together to solve challenges to help a stranger, help each other, and ultimately prevent the imminent demise of all animals in the world! All the while, the animals must display unique emotions. And on top of that, they must incorporate a song and dance!” he said.

In the team’s eight-minute original play the animal characters work together in order to help a middle schooler who is getting older and losing interest in her creative world as her real world responsibilities begin to become more important.

“The skit is entertaining, insightful and really fun to watch,” said Yun, adding that the team consists of Elisenne, Ella, Katja, Marissa, Maya and Morgan.

As part of the competition, the youngsters must brainstorm, research, write the script, build sets and props, create costumes, rehearse the play, and finally, compete against other teams. And, they have to do all of it on their own, without outside involvement.

The nonprofit San Elijo Hills Foundation provided the team with the nonprofit status they needed to compete.

The team has established a GoFundMe site to raise money for expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/bkxk64qc

“All donations, small or large, are gratefully encouraged,” said Yun.  “It will cost about $10,000 to send the team to the World Finals, where more than 10,000 kids, coaches and parents will congregate.”

“The girls had an amazing time last year at the World Finals,” said Yun.  “They all agreed it was the ‘best experience of their lives!’”

January San Elijo Community Association Updates and Events

View from The Estates in San Elijo Hills

Please see the most recent updates from the San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) updates:

Mardi Gras Celebration!

Let the good times roll! This Mardi Gras celebration will be the best one yet!

The San Elijo Hills Community Association would like to cordially invite our residents 21 and over to our Mardi Gras Party at Café Stoked! The event will be held on Friday, February 5th at 6:00PM.

Residents will enjoy delicious food, music, dancing and contests in the true spirit of New Orleans! Maybe you can be crowned the King or Queen of Mardi Gras or win a prize for most festive! Don’t forget the drinks! Our signature cocktails will be sure to delight!

Attendance to this event is limited! Cost is $5.00/person. You must provide a check (no cash) payable to San Elijo Hills to Liz McCardle in the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center in order to reserve your spot! All reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Visitor’s Center is located at 1277 San Elijo Road S., San Marcos, CA 92078. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Reserve now before space fills up!

Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Is your family prepared for an emergency? Did the 2014 Coco’s fire surprise you? Did you know what to do? Would you like to be more prepared?

Let’s be prepared together! Please join us on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:00 PM at the San Elijo Hills Recreation Center. 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078.

The City of San Marcos Emergency Preparedness Manager, along with 2-1-1 San Diego, will present information to help our residents be better prepared for major emergencies or disasters.

The City of San Marcos Fire Department Battalion Chief and staff will also be present to discuss the hazards faced in our community and how you can be better prepared to handle these hazards.

You will be provided easy to use resources to assist in developing a family emergency plan, and opportunities for more information and training. This is a great way to get informed and get your questions answered. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a Board positions! If you are looking for a great opportunity to get involved, this is the perfect way to start!

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is a California public non-profit organization created to support and enhance projects that improve the quality of life within San Elijo Hills.

The Foundation brings community resources together to address community needs, and relies on the support of the community through the sale of merchandise, fundraising events, sponsorships and donations.

The Board meets monthly, typically on the first Monday of the month at 5:30, right here in San Elijo Hills. Please stop by the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center (open daily 10:00AM-5:00PM) if you are interested or e-mail the foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com.

You may also visit the Foundation website: http://sanelijohillsfoundation.weebly.com/ or call 760-798-9015.

Lost and Found Box at Questhaven Park

A shout out to Girl Scout Troop 4495! The local Girl Scout Troop came to the Board of Directors with an amazing idea on how to achieve the Bronze Award with a great project-organizing and implementing a lost and found box at Questhaven Park! With a little help from the HOA, it all came together, and the box is installed and ready for use. Troop 4495 will be emptying the box monthly and donating unclaimed items. Way to go Troop 4495!

Save the Date! BunnyPalooza 2016

This year’s BunnyPalooza will be held on Saturday, March 19th!

The event will include an egg hunt, crafts, snacks and even an appearance by a very special Bunny! Be sure to mark your calendar and keep an eye out for additional information in the April newsletter! We promise it will be “eggstremely” fun!

Walters Management Carlsbad Office

The Carlsbad office has moved! Our new location is 3207 Grey Hawk Court, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA, 92010 Phone: (760) 431-2522 Toll Free: (866) 431-2522

San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) updates

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San Elijo Hills Community Association (HOA) updates:

Disaster Preparedness Seminar

Is your family prepared for an emergency? Did the 2014 Coco’s fire surprise you? Did you know what to do? Would you like to be more prepared?

Let’s be prepared together! Please join us on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:00 PM at the San Elijo Hills Recreation Center. 1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078.

The City of San Marcos Emergency Preparedness Manager, along with 2-1-1 San Diego, will present information to help our residents be better prepared for major emergencies or disasters.

The City of San Marcos Fire Department Battalion Chief and staff will also be present to discuss the hazards faced in our community and how you can be better prepared to handle these hazards.

You will be provided easy to use resources to assist in developing a family emergency plan, and opportunities for more information and training. This is a great way to get informed and get your questions answered. For more information, contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com or call (760) 798-9015.

Questhaven Park Turf Renovations

Turf renovations are now underway at Questhaven Park. We ask that all residents stay out of the fenced areas while the turf if being repaired.

Our parks are some of our best assets. Turf repair is a normal part of maintenance, and the rate of deterioration of the grass is accelerated when the park is used for commercial purposes or when residents heavily use the grass when it is wet.

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.

The goal is not to take away opportunities for residents to stay active within the community—we simply want to ensure our parks are readily available for use and enjoyed by our residents without excessive damage and unnecessary closures. Thank you for looking out for our parks!

The Board of Directors feels strongly that we must continue to work together to ensure that San Elijo Hills is well maintained and continues to be a premier community in North County. Thank you for your cooperation and for doing your part to help maintain our community!

Holiday Closures

In observance of the upcoming holidays, the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center will be closed on the following dates:

-Thursday, December 24th
-Friday, December 25th
-Thursday, December 31st
-Friday, January 1st

Walters Management will also have a modified holiday schedule. Our offices will be closed from Wednesday, December 23, 2015 through Friday, December 25, 2015 and Wednesday, December 30th-Friday, January 1, 2016. If you have an emergency, please call Walters Management at (858) 495-0900 and our on-call staff will address your emergency immediately.

The onsite Community Director’s office will be closed Wednesday, December 23, 2015 through Friday, January 1, 2016. We will be checking messages and emails periodically through that time.

Have a happy holiday season!

San Elijo Hills Foundation

The San Elijo Hills Foundation is looking to fill a couple of Board positions opening up in January. The Board meets monthly, typically on the first Monday of the month at 5:30 right here in San Elijo Hills.

Please stop by the San Elijo Hills Visitor’s Center (open daily 10:00AM-5:00PM) if you are interested or e-mail the foundation at sehfoundation@gmail.com.

The San Elijo Hills Visitor Center is located across from the Town Square at:

1277 San Elijo Rd. South
San Marcos, CA 92078

San Elijo Hills Election Results

Thank you to all of our homeowners who participated in the election process! The results are as follows:

-Halé Richardson and Elliot Herman were both elected to the Board of Directors (2-year terms) during the Annual Meeting of Neighborhoods.

There were also some new Neighborhood Representatives elected. If you are unsure of whom your Neighborhood Representative is, you can find out by visiting www.sanelijohills.net. Simply login, click on Library-General-December 2015 Neighborhood Reps. If you would like to contact your representative, send an e-mail to (communityname)rep@saneiljohills.net. Example: azurerep@sanelijohills.net.

A shout out to Phil Makrogiannis for his time served on the Board! You will be missed!

San Elijo Hills Foundation: Amazon Smiles

Did you know that every time you order something from Amazon – you could be giving back to our community? It’s super easy. Just go to this link & designate San Elijo Hills Foundation as your charity. Can you imagine what great things we could do together for our community if we each took 1 minute to do this? Especially with all of our holiday purchases? Make it happen right here & help us spread the word! http://smile.amazon.com/

Walters Management Carlsbad Office

The Carlsbad office has moved! Our new location is 3207 Grey Hawk Court, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA, 92010 Phone: (760) 431-2522 Toll Free: (866) 431-2522

Mardi Gras: Save the Date!

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is bringing back a great event! Residents 21 and over will be invited to our Mardi Gras celebration at Café Stoked! The event will be held on Friday, February 5th at 6:00PM. Residents will be delighted with delicious food, drinks, music and dancing in the true spirit of New Orleans!

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