San Elijo Elementary PTO

San Elijo Elementary PTO

The purpose of SEES PTO is to unite families, to inspire kids, and to underwrite success.

Operating as usual


Student Council out spreading enthusiasm for our SEES Food Drive. Please bring in any donations before school (see separate post for suggested items).

Feeding San Diego will pick up a truckload on Tuesday, so if possible, it would be great to get most of our donations before then. We’ll be personally delivering anything that is dropped off after 12/12.

Thanks so much for your participation and support of this Student Council initiative!


The fun run results are IN! Huge round of applause to our students and families for this incredible success for our school!

- We raised over $76,000... our best year ever!
- Students ran 26,800 laps and 1,675 miles
- 73% of students received a pledge for their running
- 71% of donors were someone other than a parent
- We had pledges from 42 different states

Did you know our PTO finances and budget are public for your review? There is always an updated copy in the PTO room on campus. We are able to do SO much with this successful fundraiser - salaries, programs, clubs, supplies, assemblies, and so much more.

We are forever grateful to our incredible San Elijo community and beyond.

Photos from San Elijo Elementary PTO's post 05/12/2023

Are you coming next week? Let us know if you have any questions below 👇❄️


Have you seen a brown bag come home in your child’s backpack this week? It’s for our food drive! There are suggested items per grade level, but feel free to add in whatever you would like to give in whatever quantity. There will be a drop-off in front of the school every day 💛 Thanks, SEES families!


There are still 9 tags available on the SEES Holiday Giving Tree 💚 The school coordinates this, not the PTO, but we want to make sure you know about it. The gifts will go to kids and families right here in our community. Thank you SEES Admin for being such wonderful community leaders and helpers 🌲❤️ Stop by the office to pick up a tag any day this week.



• Food Drive Begins
• Dine Out @ Jersey Mike’s & Menchie’s
• PTO Meeting: 6 pm

• SEES Spelling Bee

• Holiday giving tree
• Food Drive

• 12/14 Winter Festival (see separate post)


This Friday! Hit up the Gelu truck for the last time this year. Our kids love their treats and we love Gelu for donating a generous portion of the proceeds back to our school!

Photos from San Elijo Elementary PTO's post 28/11/2023

Save the date! Come and watch your student sing, enjoy holiday crafts and games, performances from the spectacular SEMS music department, and grab some food and treats from Frida’s 🌮 and Rush ☕️. Our SEES Winter Festival is a wonderful, memorable community event ❄️❄️❄️

Photos from San Elijo Elementary PTO's post 28/11/2023

Our SEES Food Drive begins next week! Benefitting "Feeding San Diego."

We will have a few boxes in front of the SEES Admin. building & collection bags will be in all classrooms.

Student Council will be out before school collecting each week: 12/6-12/8 & 12/13-12/14.

Each grade level has a suggested item or category, but you can bring whatever you have in addition to the list below

TK, Kinder = Rice or Pasta
1st Grade = Canned Fruits
2nd Grade = Canned Vegetables
3rd Grade = Canned Soups
4th Grade = Peanut Butter (or any nut butter)
5th Grade = Whole Grain Oatmeal or Cereal

Thank you for your donations and your support of our larger community!

Photos from San Elijo Elementary PTO's post 27/11/2023


MONDAY 11/27
• Pajama Day!
• Cyber Monday spirit wear sale at

• Gelu truck on Schoolhouse way after school!

• Stop by the SEES front office to grab a tag or two for the Holiday Giving Tree! More details here

• 12/4 Food drive begins

• 12/14 Winter Fest 4:30-7PM


• Spirit Wear EARLY Black Friday sale. Now through Cyber Monday, quantities and sizes are limited, so order early 🎉

• Box Tops - Scan your receipts for your Thanksgiving shopping with the Box Tops App!

• Save your Costco boxes to donate for our Food Drive collection (see Mr. Pope’s email)

• NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break


Thank you, SEES community, for a fantastic fun run day! The kids had a great time, and we met our fundraising goal! Join us at Flag Salute tomorrow to go over how we did and some final challenge prizes 🌟 It takes a village, and we did it!


Now for the Pros! The 5th Graders are OFF! Some of these big kids pull an impressive amount of laps - all for a good cause and supporting our school! Thank you students, parents, teachers, and volunteers, for making today so much fun and so successful 💪🎉🙌


We’ve got a weekend challenge for you! Share this post with 5 friends and share the ❤️.
Link your student’s pledge page to help us reach our goal! The great part about this Fun Run is that people from all over the world can pledge and help!


🌟 Honoring Our Heroes (No School Today, Friday 11/10)

On Veterans Day, we pause to express our deepest gratitude to the brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. 🇺🇸 To the veterans among our dedicated staff and the wider community, we thank you for your sacrifices and for the peace and freedoms we enjoy.

Your courage and dedication inspire us daily and serve as a living lesson to our students about the true meaning of service. Join us in saying a heartfelt thank you to all our community heroes!


Our Kickoff Challenge winners for the most log-ins on day 1 was 🥁🥁🥁 Kreger’s class! They got to pie their APEX leader and loved it. Make sure to log in to your child’s APEX link - there are prizes just for logging in and sharing!

Photos from San Elijo Elementary PTO's post 07/11/2023

We’re while we raise funds. Check out how POWER will keep us on track with a lesson every day as we head towards our Fun Run on 11/16. Ask your student about it!

⏰- PROACTIVE: We take the first step!
☀️- OPTIMISTIC: We always see the brightside!
🤝- WORK IT OUT: We resolve conflict in a positive way!
💪- EFFORT: We try our hardest in everything we do!
🙃- REALITY CHECK: We learn to ask questions and decide for ourselves!


Join us TUES November 7 for a Dine Out at SETS right here in San Elijo to kick off our Fun Run fundraiser! We'll have spirit wear for sale, Eli the Eagle might make a guest appearance, and food and drinks galore! We are so grateful to SETS for their generous support of SEES and donating a portion of the night's proceeds back to our school. Come and join in on the San Elijo school spirit!


Kick-Off Challenge!

The Classroom with the highest log-in percentage tonight will get to pie coach their Apex Coach in the face!!

Today, your child will be coming home with a VIP badge. The back of this VIP badge has all the information to get you started. On the front, you’ll find a QR code to scan so you can log in to your student’s page.


THIS 👏 IS 👏 IT👏 Tomorrow (Monday Morning) is our POWER Pep Rally for our Fun Run and afterward pledges will be open! Students will receive their VIP Badge with info on how to login on to share and pledge!



• SEES Fun Run Fundraiser Campaign Begins
+ Pep Rally

• PTO Meeting @ 9 am, All Parents Welcome
• Dine Out @ SETS (evening)

• Continue collecting Fun Run pledges now through next week

FRIDAY 11/10
• NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day


Gelu after school! They’ll be parked on Schoolhouse Way.

Thank you, , for generously donating a portion of the proceeds back to the school! 🙏🏽💛🎉


Movie Night is tonight! Free admission, we’ll have snacks for sale, or feel free to bring your own. Elementary families only and students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope to see you tonight!


We’ll be kicking off our APEX Fun Run program next week! There will be a Pep Rally on Monday 11/6, then throughout the week, the APEX Leadership team will be on campus to teach the kids about leadership qualities. POWER is an acronym for
⏰ Proactive
☀️ Optimistic
🤝 Work It Out
💪 Effort
🙃 Reality Check
*The Fun Run will take place the following week on Thursday 11/16


We’ve got a big announcement. 📣 Soon we’ll launch our Apex Leadership Co FUN RUN on 11/6! To make our whole community a better place we’re raising money for San Elijo Elemetnary. Join us!


Lunch on the Lawn 🍎
When: Friday, November 3, 2023
What: Parents and/or guardians are invited to bring a picnic and a blanket and join us for Lunch on the Lawn.
Plan to come early for parking and to grab a spot on the lawn.
No food will be sold for adults/guests.
Bring your ID to check in. See you there!



1LB= $1 for your school
November 1-3

Bring your Halloween candy to Hulse Orthodontics Office to be entered into a raffle for cool prizes 🎉

(760) 448-1344

6405 El Camino Real,
Carlsbad, CA 92009



🧡 Halloween - School-Wide Dress Up and Costume Parade (Parents welcome to stand near the lunch tables to observe; bring your ID to check in at the front office)

🧡 Lunch on the Lawn (All Families Welcome, RSVP link in Sunday Principal’s Newsletter, bring ID to check in)
🧡 Gelu truck on Schoolhouse Way after School
🧡 Family Movie Night! 5:30 pm - 8 pm


SEES Merch restock! And by request, we just got these babies in size XS 😍🥹 Stop by our spirit wear sale Friday morning before Flag Salute.
Baseball Hats
… the list goes on!
Or order online anytime at 🎉

Photos from San Elijo Elementary PTO's post 22/10/2023


MONDAY 10/23
• We are in our red era - Wear red to school!
ACTIVITY: Red Ribbon Chain at the Snack Tables!

• Keep the Peace - Wear Tie Dye!
ACTIVITY: Collaborative Art in 503!

• Future so Bright! Wear your college gear and sunglasses!
ACTIVITY: Go Noodle/Stretching movements in 305 during recess!

• Take a Hike - Wear your camo or hiking clothes!
ACTIVITY: Dice Movement on the blacktop!

FRIDAY 10/27
• Rockstar Sports Day! Wear your sports & rockstar gear!
ACTIVITY: Freeze Dance Party!
➕ 8:50 AM Flag Salute and Awards
➕ Spirit Wear Sale. Get your fall blankets, beanies, and hoodies 🖤💛🦅

Photos from San Elijo Elementary PTO's post 20/10/2023

Calling any green thumbs or handy people! We are excited to get TWO new sheds in our SEES garden to replace our leaky old broken one to better protect our equipment and supplies for our gardening program. The only problem is they were delivered unassembled, of course, so we need a few muscles to help put them together!

Saturday, Oct 21
8:30-10 AM

Come with gloves, a hat, and a smile 💪 Sign up today 🎉 #!/showSignUp/10C094CADAA2FAAF9CE9-s


TONIGHT 10/19, enjoy a family Dine Out night at My Yard Live. You don't need to bring the flyer; just come anytime and mention the SEES Fundraiser when you order and pay. Thank you, families and My Yard Live, for giving back to our school!



Dine Out @ My Yard Live

Shed Raising @ SEES Garden. Sign up to volunteer here

🌟🌟 It’s a calmer week this week, thank goodness! Thank you to all of our teachers for our successful conferences last week, Coach Miller + staff for Family PE, and Ali Barbee + everyone who helped put on the Monster Bash party. We are so grateful for our amazing community!

Photos from San Elijo Elementary PTO's post 12/10/2023

Ticket sales in-person in front of the school Wednesday-Friday! Or order online and pick up here at the will call spot (We’ll have them there ready 24 hours after your order.)

We can wait to Monster Bash with you!


THANK YOU to all of our families who came out for our first annual Winter Arts Festival!
Our Eagles came in their holiday best and performed their hearts out! What a fun night!!

We’re so grateful to Mrs McBride, Mrs Ellis and Mrs Kearney for a wonderful evening of performing and visual arts!

Thank you to the many teachers who were on hand all evening to chaperone all students with their performances and helped us clean up!

Big thanks to our talented friends in the SEMS Band for bringing their festive music to our event!

Thank you to Mr Pope and Mrs McLeod for hosting this fun event with us and working so hard!

We’re grateful for our friends Gelu and Criscito for being loyal supporters of our school community.

Happy Holidays, Eagle Fam! We can’t wait to see you back here after the break for even more fun events!💛🦅☃️


REMINDER: Winter Arts Festival Criscito Pizza Pre-Orders close TODAY at NOON! Make sure to get your order in: pizza is available by pre-order ONLY and quantities are limited. These gourmet wood fired 12” pizzas are delicious and always a big hit!

Order Now:


WINTER FESTIVAL: Criscito Pizza Pre-orders are now open! Order online now for pickup at the SEES Winter Arts Festival this THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16TH:

*Please note that pizza is available by pre-order ONLY!


TONIGHT: Why stress about dinner when you can grab a delicious meal at PIZZA BAR (a support SEES at the same time!)💛🦅🍕

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