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San Elijo Elementary School “SNEAK PEEK!” of the new building 8/12/13

San Elijo Elementary

San Elijo Elementary School “SNEAK PEEK!”  8/12/13

We are so excited the construction is over and we would like to invite the San Elijo Hills community to a special “sneak peek” tour of the new building and improved campus!  Come join us on Monday August 12th anytime between 5:30pm-7:00pm for a tour.

Food trucks will be on hand to take care of your dinner with a portion of the proceeds going to the SEES PTO Cash for Kids fundraiser.  Food trucks coming are Crabcakes 911, Red Oven Artesian Pizza, It’s a Dog’s World, and Rudy’s Tacos.  Frozen treats also!


San Elijo Elementary PTO Pancake Breakfast March 2nd

San Elijo Elementary PTO would like to invite the whole community to join us on Saturday March 2nd from 8:00am until 10:30am for our PANCAKE BREAKFAST benefiting San Elijo Elementary PTO and San Marcos Firefighters Association. Our very own firefighters from San Elijo Hills will be grilling up the hotcakes and sausage! $8 for adults and $5 for children includes pancakes, sausage, oj, and coffee. There will also be a Student Arts and Crafts Fair in the Multi-Purpose Room and our Book Fair in the library from 8:00-11:00am.

San Elijo Elementary Fundraiser at Invasion Laser Tag

San Elijo Elementary fundraiser at Invasion Laser Tag for some high energy fun Tuesday 1/8/13 from 3-7pm.  Each ticket is $10.00 and includes two games that are each 15 minutes long.  50% will be donated to SEES.  Buy your tickets on online at sanelijoelementary.org.  Please bring your printed receipt as proof of purchase.  Any questions….please contact seesfundraising@gmail.com.  Invasion Laser Tag is located at 1290 West San Marcos Blvd.  Suite 101.

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.

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 seesfundraisingevent@gmail.com.

SEES 2012-2013 Parent Teacher Organization

San Elijo Elementary PTO Highlights for The New School Year

San Elijo Elementary PTO Highlights

SEES Cash for Kids
Please help San Elijo Elementary (SEES) meet the SEES Cash for Kids goal of $35,000! More information SEES website.

SEES Contraction Project
2012 Construction Project SEES is adding a two story 14 classroom building.

Eagle Play Volunteers Needed!
Mondays from 10:00 am – 1:30 pm, in 1 hour shifts. Please contact Mrs. Kalicki at Carolyn.kalicki@smusd.org for more information.

AM and PM Crossing guards wanted!
Help keep our SEES students safe! Please contact Mr. Versteeg at peter.versteeg@smusd.org for more information. This is a paid position.

Looking for SEES Garden Docents Flowers! Butterflies! Dirt!
Would you like to promote grade level activities in the school garden with your child’s class? Work directly with children and teachers by overseeing 1-2 projects a year in SEES outdoor classroom? The time commitment is flexible and includes periodic opportunities to meet as a garden committee where Docents can get support and help shape future garden plans. To learn more, please contact Alison Frost at alisonAfrost@gmail.com or Sonja Brion at sbrion@cox.net, by August 31, 2012.

First Annual Clothing Exchange 
The first day of school, August 20, will mark the start of the SEES 1st Annual Clothing Exchange. We are accepting clothing sized for K-5 students as well as shoes, backpacks and hats. Donations should be gently worn (no tears, holes, or major stains) and backpacks gently used and functioning. All clothing should be laundered prior to donation. Donations are encouraged even if you do not participate in the exchange. If you choose to participate in the exchange, you will have the first opportunity to “shop”. Items remaining at the end of the exchange will be donated to our SEES Health Office and to families in need.

Donation dates and times:
August 20: 8:00 – 9:30 am
August 20 – 23: 5:30 – 6:00 pm
August 20 through August 30: A donation bin will be available in the front office for donations made when a donation table is not available. All items should be labeled with your name, your child’s name/grade and whether you are simply donating or would like to participate in the exchange.

Exchange date and time:
Friday, August 31 from 8:15 – 9:30 am

Click here to read entire SEES Bulletin, August 12, 2012

If you know someone who wants to be added to SEES PTO distribution list, please contact SEES PTO at seescomm@yahoo.com




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/Camdenliving.com
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!


San Elijo Elementary Spring PTO Updates

SEES Has Talent
The 3rd Annual SEES Family Talent Night will be held Wednesday from 6-8p in the MPR. Come and watch your fellow students as they show off their unique talents. Contact Lisa Volpe and Monee Gardner at SEESsocial@yahoo.com.

Health Office Needs Gently Used Clothes
The Health Office is looking for families to donate gently used leggings, sweats, and shorts to use when students are in need of a change of clothes.

Get Your 2011-2012 SEES Yearbook
Yearbooks for sale! Our yearbook will be in full color again this year. Preorder yours today for $20 each at www.jostensyearbooks.com. Only online orders are being accepted. If you have any questions, please contact the yearbook staff at seesyearbooks@gmail.com. We sold out last year! Don’t wait until the last minute!

Country Fair
Check the SEES website for more information on the Fair and for ways you can help. Also, be sure to “Like” the Country Fair on Facebook. Ticket and Food Presales Please review the flyer that went home in the Wednesday envelope before break about Country Fair presales for food, raffle and games. We have made a few changes this year including a new game punch card and a Food Court with various vendors selling lots of yummy food. For the next two weeks, volunteers will be out selling food & raffle tickets and game punch cards before and after school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Avoid the lines and save money at the fair:
Monday April 16th & 23rd at 8:15-8:45am, 3:00-3:30pm
Wednesday April 18th & 25th at 8:15-8:45am, 2-2:30pm
Friday April 20th & 27th at 8:15-8:45am , 3-3:30pm.

Volunteers Needed
We are still in need of volunteers if you can spare an hour please contact sees_volunteer@yahoo.com. The grade level that supplies the most
volunteers will win an extra recess!

Sponsors Needed
This year the SEES PTO has been presented with a terrific opportunity to raise funds for our annual Country Fair fundraiser. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, we are able to DOUBLE EACH AND EVERY DOLLAR DONATED by all SEES families, friends, neighbors and businesses that make 2012 the first year they participate as a sponsor. This donor will match every dollar received by NEW sponsors up to $10,000! We are currently at $4,570 in NEW sponsorships! Help us reach our goal by sponsoring one of the following Country Fair booths. Share a sponsorship with another family or with your entire neighborhood. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in new donations/sponsorships for the Country Fair, which will result in an additional donation of $10,000 for our school! Thank you to all the families and business owners who have responded to the Sponsorship Match Program already. For reservations and information please contact: Anne Browne or Nicole Apostolakos, Community Sponsorship Team at seescorporate@gmail.com

Community Service Project
This year’s Country Fair Community Service Project is providing school supplies to students in need at all eleven SMUSD elementary schools in an effort to keep San Marcos students on P.A.C.E. for their education. We would appreciate students in each grade level bringing the following items to the collection box in the front office before the Fair or to the collection site on the day of the Fair.

Kindergarten: Crayons
First Grade: Glue sticks and colored markers
Second Grade: Highlighters and blue/black pens
Third Grade: Colored Pencils and Pencil Sharpeners
Fourth Grade: Spiral Notebooks and Index Cards
Fifth Grade: 3 ring binders

We appreciate any and all school supply donations for this worthwhile cause.

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