Category Archives: San Elijo Elementary

San Elijo Elementary Attendance Area Informational Meeting this Thursday 5.9.13


San Elijo Elementary Attendance Area Informational Meeting this Thursday 5.9.13 in the MPR room.

This Thursday May 9th at 7:30pm San Elijo Elementary will hold an informational meeting regarding the proposed attendance area changes. This meeting will provide you an opportunity to see the current proposal that the committee is working on as well as allow you to provide specific feedback for the committee to take back to the San Marcos School District meeting. These attendance area changes will not be in effect until the 2015-2016 school year pending school board approval in June. This meeting will only be an informational meeting.

The new attendances area will impact elementary, middle and high school students living in the San Elijo Hills area.

San Marcos School District is rumored to be looking at new K-8 school site just east of the San Elijo Hills fire station, on the south side of San Elijo Road/Twin Oaks.


San Elijo Elementary 2013-2014 Kindergarten Registration

San Elijo Elementary Kindergarten Registration

San Elijo Elementary
2013-2014 Kindergarten Registration
Important Dates:
February 7th- April 25th:

Kindergarten registration packets available and accepted

February 7th- April 25th:

Kindergarten registration packets available and accepted

April 25th:
Deadline for Kindergarten Registration for AM Class Lottery  Noon 12:00pm

April 26th:

AM Kindergarten Lottery 3:30 pm

April 29th:

Kindergarten Lottery Results posted on office windows at 4:00 pm


October San Elijo Elementary PTO Updates

October is a busy month on San Elijo Elementary (SEES) campus.

The Fall Book Fair is taking place in the school library from 8:00 – 4:00 pm each day.

Penny Wars is taking place each morning from 8:15 – 8:45 am and again during PM kindergarten drop off.  The tubs for coins are located under the pop up in front of the office.  All money collected during this week in the Penny Wars tubs will go towards new library books, plus the class that raises the most money will win free FroYo and the teacher of that class will win a $25 Book Fair credit.  Bring your change each morning!

The STAR Party/Book Fair Social will be held on Wednesday night from 5:00 – 8:00 pm outside the library.   Telescopes will be on hand for star viewing and complimentary hot chocolate and glow sticks will be available.  Hot Dog on a Stick will also be on site, selling a variety of items.

Red Ribbon Week continues all week.  Check the SEES website for each day’s theme.

Friday is Student of the Month Flag Salute.  Spooky Smencils will be on sale as well as Spirit Wear.

Box Tops for Education are due this Friday, October 26th.  They can be dropped off in the PTO mailbox, community room, front office, or classrooms.  Collection sheets are available in the front office or on the website.  Prizes are extra recess for the top class in each grade, and Jamba Juice certificates for the top student in each grade.  And the top class of the school will get the Box Top Dime to show off in their classroom.

Join Mrs. Kalicki for her monthly Coffee Chat after Flag Salute on Friday for a special good-bye to Mr. Versteeg.  Friday will be his last day before he heads to his new 1st grade classroom at Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary.

Guest Post From a San Elijo Life Reader & a San Elijo Elementary Concerned Parent

Every decision you make shapes your life in one-way or another. Whether the decision is to shop at a certain grocery store and you meet the love of your life.  Or, maybe it is that you walk by the pet store and the next thing you know you are the proud owner of a furry family member.  Or, maybe you are running late to pick up your kids and decide that just this once you will make that illegal u-turn to get that prime parking spot.  But, this decision doesn’t positively shape your life.  This time a small child is tucked behind the rear of an SUV; you don’t see her.  You hit her and now, this sweet child is forever bound to a wheelchair.  Forever, your life, her life and many other lives are tragically changed.  Can you live with that guilt?

Did you know that in traffic accidents involving children, about one-third of children are injured getting in or out of a vehicle and one-fifth when a child comes out from behind a parked car? Or that one-third of injuries occur when a child is crossing the street while disobeying a traffic signal, and 10 per cent when crossing properly? (Andre’ Picard, The Globe and Mail, 10/29/1999)  These statistics support the need for us adults to adhere strictly to the traffic laws and use our own good judgment during the hectic time of  San Elijo Elementary drop off and pick up where over 1300 children are excitedly filling the streets and parking lots surrounding the school.

Time and time again, I hear parents asking their children is that a good choice or a bad choice?  I am begging you, please ask yourself the same question everyday during drop off and pick up.  How could this decision impact my life?  How can it impact another life?

Additionally, I beg those of you who witness this dangerous decision-making: Do something.  Your decision to do something may prevent a tragic outcome of someone else’s poor decision.

– A very concerned parent.

San Elijo Elementary PTO Oktoberfest Parent Night Out

Oktoberfest Parent Night Out

Saturday, October 6th from 6:00-10:00pm at Cafe Ren. Tickets can be purchased through September 24th. Enjoy authentic German cuisine! Live auction and silent auctions!!! Wine wall and a fun photo area. Bushikan Karate Dojo is offering babysitting for SEES kids with pizza for dinner. Flyers available at Cash for Kids table. Click here to view the flyer and to purchase your tickets through PayPal.

Please help us meet the San Elijo Elementary Cash for Kids goal!

SEES Cash for Kids

Click here to donate to your Cash for Kids program. Please help us meet the SEES Cash for Kids goal of $35,000!

  Donation Levels and Thank You Gifts

(For donations received by October 19, 2012)

Any donation to the school will make a difference and is greatly appreciated. As a thank you for your contribution, you will receive the following gift(s):                      
Backpack Buddy — Receive an “Eli The Eagle” plush backpack buddy with a minimum $50 donation.

Raffle ticket — Receive a chance to win a coveted reserved parking spot in SEES parking lot for the 2013-2014 school year with a Cash for Kids donation of at least $150 (drawing held during the Country Fair in April 2013).

Yearbook — Receive a 2012/2013 SEES yearbook with a minimum $250 Cash for Kids donation.  (Yearbooks will be delivered the last week of school).

Banner — Businesses that donate at least $250 to the SEES Cash for Kids fundraiser will be recognized on a campus “Thank You” banner, on the SEES website, and in one issue of the San Elijo Hills Fountain newspaper. Businesses that contribute at least $250 through “corporate matching” programs will also be included if monies are received by October 19, 2012.

Your donation helps fund the following PTO sponsored programs which are NOT funded by our school district, your taxes or the state, and will not continue if we don’t raise enough to pay for them:

• Accelerated Reader (online book quizzes)
• Art
• Assemblies
• Athletics (track, running club)
• Big Universe (online books)
• Education City (computer lab software)
• Ed Connect (phone/safety system)
• Eagle Play (playground and social skills)
• Fifth Grade Promotion
• Library
• PE and Recess Equipment
• Classroom Supplies
• Teachers Aides
• SEES Network News
• Music Instruction and Program
• Science Instruction and Program

We would like to thank you in advance for your participation.  If you have any questions please contact Ilana Huff and  Rosie McAuliffe at

SEES 2012-2013 Parent Teacher Organization

Vote for San Elijo Elementary-“Give With Target”

Click to vote for San Elijo Elementary it’s a very simple way to raise funds for supplies

Target plans to donate $5 million to schools as part of its “Give With Target” initiative this fall. The two-part giving campaign provides $2.5 million in grants to in-need schools, as well as up to $2.5 million in Target GiftCards to local schools through votes on Target’s Facebook page.

Last SEES Dine-Out Wednesday Night 4-Close at Pizza Nova San Marcos

Last San Elijo Elementary Dine-Out Tonight (Wednesday 5.39.12) at Pizza Nova. 4pm-close. 25% donation of total purchases (all food and beverages) to SEES and includes dine-in and takeout (no delivery and no happy hour prices)…but away the chili and come join the warm evening with friends.

Quick San Elijo Elementary PTO Updates

Monday: No school tomorrow in celebration of Memorial Day.

Tuesday: Orders for Padres tickets are due.

Wednesday: Last dine out of the year at Pizza Nova.

Thursday: Last day to order yearbooks and PTO meeting at 6:00 pm.

Friday: Kindergarten flag salute and flag salute for grades 1-5 to recognize students for Soaring Through Math and Accelerated Reader.

Saturday: SEES Day at the Petco Park.

For more information on upcoming PTO events, check the SEES website or your weekly Bulletin.




Howdy folks,

Just wanted to let out a big shout of thanks from all of us to all of you. This year’s “All American Country Fair – Oh The Places You’ll SOAR” was a huge success. We raised over $60,000 thanks to our wonderful community.

A special thank you to all of the individuals, families, businesses and community that supported the Fair with in kind donations, sponsorships, goods for our auction room, supplies for games and arts and crafts, time that you committed to helping set up, take down, and put on the Fair. And, for the many months of planning, a huge thank you to the Country Fair committee and their families.

Country Fair Committee
VP Country Fair Chairs – Yoli Monroy Street and Kim Witt
Advertising – Michelle Philbrick
Art Direction – Amy Falco
Arts Attack Coordinator – Dana Jenkinson
Arts and Crafts Area – Ami Manny and Sharon Kozar
Auction Room – Gail Gonzalez, Courtney Etheridge, Gwen Schvimmer
Bake Sale – Juli DeFilippis and Jodi Gallen
Bessie the Cow – Kris Harding
Button Booth – Laurie Anastasio
Cake Walk – Christina Higgins
Classroom Baskets – Kim Stamm, Lisa Gornall, Lu Flodine
Community Service Project – Stacey Hoy
Corporate Sponsorship – Anne Browne, Nicole Apostolakos, and Christine Lang
Decorations – Lisa Volpe, Katie Gaines, Kathy Taccone
Eagles Outlook for the Scarecrows – The Garden Committee
Food – Lori Hurley, Monee Gardner, and Karen Morton
Games – Malia Goss
Hay – Pat Sheridan
Maze – Erin Witt and Charlie Sheridan
Media/Historian – Amanda Prince
Prize Booths – Annette Bailey and Gina Teets
Set up take down – Malia Goss, Charles Zahl, Kim and Yoli
Sheriff’s – Gina Teets and Jodi Gallen
Stage and Entertainment – Gena Simmons and Ilana Huff
Thank you’s – Jennifer Vogel
Tickets, Presales and Raffles – Shereen Werts
Train – Rosie McAuliffe
Treasurer – Kim Isbell
Volunteer Coordinators – Jennifer Cangley and Ann Marie Gromko
And, lets not forget our SEES Eagles for the day – Jax Schluederberg and Scott Gromko
Thank you to our PTO Board that supported the Fair committee and filled in where they could to help with the planning, manning the ticket booths and auction room, pre sales, spirit wear sales, and communications.

Thank you to all of our volunteers! With over 500 volunteers helping on the day of the Fair, we could not have done it without you. An extra thank you to all of the families that helped set up the Fair on Friday night and Saturday morning and that helped Saturday night with take down.

Thank you to all the wonderful bakers that contributed treats and sweets for the bake sale, cakewalk, lollipop tree and candy mine and to those families that let us borrow their ice chests and easy ups.

We would also like to recognize the following individuals, families, and businesses that provided sponsorships for the Fair, supported the silent auction through donations of goods or services or helped in some other important way.


4th & B
Absolut Sales and Marketing
Action Sports Insurance
Adventure Cuts – Paris and Jamal Bissat
AK Martial Arts and Fitness
Amanda Prince Photography
Amber Lindsey, Your Neighborhood Realtor
AMF Eagle Lanes San Marcos
aNe Skin Therapy, Annie Enriquez
Angels Baseball
Art 4 Children
Autoclub of Southern California
AYSO San Elijo Hills
Black Box Distribution
Boys and Girls Club of San Marcos
Bushikan Karate Dojo
California All Stars
Camden Properties/
Carmen Uphoff, One Room at a Time
Carters Hay and Grain
Chase & Cooper Stearns
Chelsea Anne Photography
Chloe Casbier
Chris Cole
Cinepolis Luxury Cinema
Cirrus Jahangiri
Clae Footwear
Clark Construction
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
CompView/Gordon Family
Courtney Carter
Crestview Neighbors
Crust Pizzeria
Dan & Emily Palmer/Crest Funding Group
Danielle Jackola, Cookie Lee Jewelry Consultant
Deborah Street-Franko
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
DePascal Photography
Dirt Rocks Outdoor Fitness
Dovetail Marketing
Dr. Michael Brucker, Rejeuvine MedSpa
Dream Dinners San Marcos
Dylan & Kylee Molesworth
EDCO Waste & Recycling
Elizabeth Minor
European Wax Center
Falco Creative
Families of Genoa Way
FC Sol Soccer
Fish Market Restaurant
Fit Kids America
Flavor Del Mar
Flippin’ Pizza
French Nail & Spa
FroYo Love
Girl Scout Troop 4136
Greg Casagranda
Hills Family Dentistry
Hulse Orthodontics
Ignite Yoga Fusion
Ilana Huff
Invasion Laser Tag
Ivy Basinger
Jazzercise San Marcos
Jeff Lamberson & Pack 670
Jerry Adams
Jerry Michelsen, Piano Teacher
John Lynch
Karen Leland
Kerri Fox
La Costa Meadows
La Costa Orthodontics
La Costa Resort and Spa
Laundry Ladies
Lauren, Allie & Kylie Browne
Liam Weir
Lindsey, T.J., and Luke Frost
Mariah’s Westwind Restaurant
Marlo Yoshimoto Photography
Massage Envy
Melanie Flaim, Stella and Dot Consultant
Meridian Neighborhood
Mike Hovenic Soccer Camp
Moonlight Stage Productions
Mr. Taco
Mrs. Mottershaw
Nathalie Marois
Noodles and Co.
Obey Clothing
Oriana Hewa
Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten – San Elijo Hills
Paige Marvil, Jonville Team
Palomar Cleaners
Palomar Health Expresscare/Pomerado Palomar Health
Paul Walker
Phil Viani
Phil’s BBQ Restuarant
Piatti Restaurant
Players Sports Bar
re:form Yoga
Richard M. Black, DMD
San Diego Music Studio
San Elijo Dance & Music Academy
San Elijo Development Company
San Elijo Life
San Elijo Middle School
San Marcos High School
San Marcos High School Knights Regiment Band
San Marcos Key Club
Sandy Paws Dog House
Sheraton Carlsbad
Sign-A-Rama San Marcos
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Sophia and Julia Walton
Stroller Strides
Surf Camp USA
Surfin’ Fire Surf School
Sylvia Martinez, R.N., M.ed, Martinez & Associates, Health Education/Consulting for Professionals & Public
Tan @ the Islands
Taylor Made Golf/Greg Felsinger
TERMLOCATER.COM (Instant Insurance Quote)
TGA Premier Junior Golf
The Ahmad Family
The Apostolakos Family
The Bashore Family
The Beasely Family
The Belly Up Tavern
The Boysen Family
The Brion Family
The Calise Family
The Cline Family
The Conrad Family
The Fang Family
The Fernandes Family
The Flodine Family
The Fountain
The Gordon Family
The Goss Family
The Gromko Family
The Hainey Family
The Harold Family
The Hickey Family
The Houston Team
The Huy Family
The Klutz Family
The Kozar Family
The Lang Family
The Mazone Family
The Monroy-Street Family
The Murphy Family
The Phillips Family
The Rafferty/Rappaport Family
The Ramaley Family
The Sefl Family
The Sheridan Family
The Staff and Students of San Elijo Elementary
The Sullivan Family
The Tomachek Family
The Tuller Family
The Werts Family
The Witt Family
Tin Leaf Restaurant
TK Smith
Today’s Pizza
Venzano Neighborhood
Vittles Vault
Walters Management
West Coast Flooring
Wine Shop at Home
Yogurt Dream


Thank you again,

Kim Witt and Yolanda Monroy Street
VP’s Country Fair


Special Thanks to our Room Parents and Basket Coordinators
We would like to thank all of our room parents for making such special memories for all of the kids this year! Thank you for attending meetings, making directories, celebrating our wonderful staff and teachers, planning parties and making everything so special. Your role is so important and everyone notices all the work you do! Thank you!

Thank you to all of the basket coordinators! We really appreciate everything you did to create such wonderful baskets for the silent auction. Your baskets raised over $10,500! Thank you for collecting donations, finding sponsors with items for your basket and supporting the wonderful programs we have for our kids at SEES. Thank you for making the 5th Country Fair so successful! We couldn’t have done it without all your hard work!
With sincere thanks,
Lisa Gornall and Kimberly Stamm


Thank You to Our Wonderful Community

  • Thank you to Pizza Nova for hosting our May dine out.
  • Thanks to Teradata for donating $500 as an employee match.
  • Thank you to La Costa Orthodontics, Embroid Me and Blackstone Pizza for sponsoring our Running Club program all year long. Thank you to Dr. DeSantos who donated over 150 shirts. And, thank you to our parent volunteers for helping with Running Club 4 mornings a week!


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