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San Elijo Hills Community Association March 2017 HOA Updates

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

Save the Date-BunnyPalooza!

The San Elijo Hills Community Association is having its Annual BUNNYPALOOZA on Saturday, April 8th at the Hilltop field of San Elijo Hills Park.
This year’s event will include an egg hunt, bounce houses, face painting, crafts, photo ops with the Easter bunny, light refreshments, and more! This year we added a DJ! They will provide music, games, and an obstacle course so parents and kids of all ages can enjoy some friendly competition!

BUNNYPALOOZA will begin at 9:30AM and run until 12:00 PM. The Egg Hunt will be split by different age groups in 10 minute increments beginning at 10:00 AM.

Don’t forget to bring your own basket to collect your eggs and a camera to take pictures with the Bunny! Hope to see you there!

For more information please call 760-798-9015 or email sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com.

Community Garden Lottery

It is time for our annual community garden lottery! Grow your own flowers, vegetables and herbs!

Plots will be available from 4.1.17– 3.31.18. The cost of a yearly lease is $50.00 plus a $25.00 key deposit (pre-paid).

All existing lessees must reapply for the lottery. If you would like to participate in the lottery to lease a space in one of the community gardens, please submit your application to the onsite office no later than 3.14.17.

For more information please call 760-798-9015 or email sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com.

Paint Policy

It’s always a great time to paint your home! Many of the homes are reaching that age for a fresh coat of paint. The first indication we typically see are on wood elements such as shutters, garage doors, fascia, etc. However, we also have stucco fading and staining.

Homeowners request to either paint the original colors or change to a new color scheme. The original colors we have on file are provided by the Builder and often outdated or incomplete. Some neighborhoods we have no corresponding information on which home each scheme applies to.

In an effort to simplify the process and assist homeowners in making successful requests, the Association connected with Dunn Edwards who have created color matches to the original colors for each neighborhood.

The Board of Directors recently met and approved the color books along with a new paint policy.

If you are painting any portion of the home, approval is required. Even if it is to another scheme in your neighborhood or the original color.

There are no “pre-approved” list of schemes for any neighborhoods, however, we may have the color match to the existing color scheme provided by the prospective builders for each neighborhood.

If you are planning on painting, please provide the Home Improvement Application, paint samples identifying the specific locations they will be applied, and a photo of your home. The Architectural Committee considers the existing color themes of the neighborhoods and how the new colors are consistent to the existing schemes.

If you have any questions, please email sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com or call 760-798-9015.

Hops in the Hills
Hops in the Hills Beer Festival will be held March 11, 2017 from 1pm – 4pm @ the Hilltop Field of San Elijo Hills Park! All Proceeds go to SEES and DP K-8 PTO!

20+ Craft Breweries-Music and Food
$40 tickets (10 3oz tasting with souvenir cup)

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hops-in-the-hills-tickets-31080078351. Facebook: SEH Hops in the Hills Website: www.hopsinthehills.net

San Elijo Hills Onsite Office

Liz McCardle is currently on maternity leave. The office will remain open during this time. For any questions involving community events or architectural matters, please continue to call the onsite office at 760-798-9015 or email at sehstaff@waltersmanagement.com.

Should you need to submit a work order request, have questions regarding your account, enforcement matters or any other management related matters, please contact Becca Warrillow at 760-431-2522 or by email (bwarrillow@waltersmanagement.com).

Questhaven Park

While turf repair is a normal part of maintenance, the rate of deterioration of grass is accelerated when the park is used for commercial purposes or when residents heavily use the grass when it is wet. The Association will close off sections of the park when it rains until the grass is dry.

Groups have continued to use the field on these closed areas.

Please refrain from 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 all residents without excessive damage and unnecessary closures.

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.
San Elijo Hills Association Board of Directors Meeting

The next Board of Directors meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6:00 pm at the San Elijo Hills REC Center (1105 Elfin Forest Rd., San Marcos, CA 92078).

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9th Annual San Elijo Elementary Country Fair

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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 sanelijocountryfair@gmail.com, or Karen Morton and Monee Gardner at seesptopresident@gmail.com.

San Elijo Hills Fourth-grader a global micro-lender | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

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

San Marcos goes back to school after winter break

San Elijo Middle Traffic
Traffic delays expected during daily commute
After a winter break, 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 continued relief is on the way.

In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are lined up over the next year. Planned projects include resurfacing of Rancho Santa Fe Road and annual pavement repair work throughout the community. Intersection safety upgrades throughout the city that have highest collision rates will receive safety improvements this spring. This summer, residents will also see a new traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of South Santa Fe Road and Smilax Road to make it safer to cross through the intersection.

During the school year and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.

For the latest traffic and road work updates, visit www.san-marcos.net/roadwork or sign up for automatic traffic email alerts by visiting www.san-marcos.net/alerts.

Update sent to San Elijo Elementary School Families

This email was sent to San Elijo Elementary School Families Today

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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

SEES Administration

Keeping Families Informed about School Safety

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
SEES Administration
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Here is a link to 911 Dispatch posted by SEH 911 (Reposted here)
INITIAL DISPATCH AUDIO–Note: Click “DISPATCH AUDIO” below to hear. Audio is time compressed to remove dead air).
http://seh911.com/pbmedia/CANDY_SEES-091415.mp3

San Marcos Unified has delayed the opening of Double Peak School due to a legal dispute. | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

 

The opening of Double Peak School, the first K-8 grade school in the San Marcos Unified School District, has been delayed because of a legal dispute over the purchase of a small piece of land necessary to complete road improvements.

READ MORE VIA Source: San Marcos Unified has delayed the opening of Double Peak School due to a legal dispute. | SanDiegoUnionTribune.com

‘Odyssey of the Mind’ – San Elijo Elementary Students on KUSI

KUSI News – San Diego, CA

Today seven San Elijo Elementary girls were on the KUSI Morning Show. The Team is raising funds for trip to Worlds.

www.gofundme.com/qqf5bg

Please support our San Elijo Hills Odyssey of the Mind team travel to the World Finals competition at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI on May 20-23!!

Odyssey of the Mind is a creative competition where teams of kids put together an 8 minute skit that must include certain elements outlined by the Odyssey organization. Through this process, the kids 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!

The San Elijo Hills team is a group of seven SEES students who have been hard at work since the beginning of the school year on their skit. They were tasked to tell the classic myth of Pandora’s Box — set inside a video game!!! Their skit has singing, dancing and even a magic trick!

In the State Tournament held at UC Riverside on Mar 28, the team placed FIRST out of all of California. In addition, they were awarded first place in the “Style” category, which is a combined score of acting, team designed costume, sets and props! They put San Elijo Hills on the map as the proving grounds for bright, creative and talented kids! The team has an excellent shot at doing well in the World Finals.

Please help your neighbors, friends and fellow students participate in this unique once-in-a-lifetime experience! At the World Finals, they will meet and compete against kids from all over the world! They will stay in the campus dorms, attend special activities and host an international team. As you can imagine, there is a huge expense of shipping out sets and props from San Elijo to Michigan State University. In addition, there are housing and travel expenses.

Any donation you can make will go a long way to help these kids have an experience they will forever cherish! Thank you so much for your time, and even if it’s just wishing them “Good Luck” you’ll help make their dream a reality!

www.gofundme.com/qqf5bg

Announcements and upcoming events for San Elijo Hills Community Association

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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!!!

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