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GETTYSBURG IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Gettysburg Homeowners Association

Action Property Management

11118 Cypress North Houston • Houston, Texas 77065

713-686-4692 • Fax 713-686-4694 • apm@actionproperty.net

THE NEW 2020 HOA BOARD

PRESIDENT - Jason Graeber 713-443-8566

Architectural Control Committee

VICE PRESIDENT - Richard Bruce 713-582-7787

Landscaping & Beautification Committee

DIRECTOR - Dana Whitfield 832-253-6629

Deed Restrictions Committee

SECRETARY - Sherry Ottewell 281-844-7795

Parks & Recreation Committee

Gettysburg Online: www.GettysburgHOA.com

SECURITY

Emergency (Police, Fire & Ambulance) 911

Harris County—Precinct 4 Comm. Jack Cagle

JackCagle@hcp4.net 713-755-6444

Constable 281-376-3472

Sheriff 713-221-6000

FIRE DEPARTMENT

Cypress Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. 281-894-0151

E.M.S. 281-440-9650

SCHOOLS

T.I.S.D. (School Administration) 281-357-3100

Lakewood Elementary School 281-357-3260

Willow Wood Junior High School 281-357-3030

Northpointe Intermediate School 281-357-3020

Tomball Memorial High School 281-357-3230

Lone Star College - Tomball 281-351-3300

Residential Recycling & Refuse of Texas

346-248-5222

CURBSIDE SERVICE:

Wednesday & Saturday

RECYCLING SERVICE:

Wednesdays

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HELPFUL NUMBERS

Poison Control Center

800-POISON-1

Health Department 713-439-6000

Children’s Protective Services 800-252-5400

Mosquito Control 713-440-4800

Flood Control 713-684-4000

Metro 713-635-4000

Appraisal & Exemptions 713-957-7800

County Clerk 713-755-6405

UTILITIES

Malcolmson Road U.D. (Water Service) 832-467-1599

Waste Management (Trash Pickup) 713-686-6666

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Centerpoint Energy (Gas Leak) 713-659-2111

Power Outage 713-207-2222

www.centerpointenergy.com/outage

AT&T (Phone Service) 800-585-7928

AT&T Uverse (Internet Service) 800-288-2020

Comcast (Cable Service) 713-462-9000

LIBRARIES & CHAMBER

Houston Public Library 713-236-1313

Cypress Creek Public Library 281-376-4610

Northwest Public Library 281-890-2665

Tomball Public Library 281-351-7269

Tomball Chamber of Commerce 281-351-7222

NW Chamber of Commerce 281-440-4160

POST OFFICE

Tomball Post Office 281-516-0513

Willow Place Post Office 281-890-2392

ANIMALS

Harris Ct. Animal Control 281-999-3191

Dead Animal Pickup 713-755-5000

Humane Society 713-433-6421

S.P.C.A. 713-869-8229

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GETTYSBURG 2020 YEAR OF EVENTS

(Dates are Tentative and Subject to Change)

Easter Egg Hunt - Saturday, April 11 th

Garage Sale - Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 2 nd , 3 rd & 4 th

Memorial Day - Monday, May 25 th

Pool Opens -Friday, May 22 nd

Pool Party - Saturday, July 4 th

Pool Closes - Sunday, September 6 th

GettysBOOO - Saturday, October 17 th

Annual HOA Meeting - November (exact date to be determined)

Santa in the Park - Saturday, December 5 th

December Lights Contest - After Dark, Sunday, December 18 th

Welcome New Residents!

Romero & Patricia Ramirez at 15727 Hermitage Oaks Drive

Earnest & Debra Ligon at 11914 Gatesden Drive

Alaa & Trisha Kassmya at 15715 Hermitage Oaks Drive

Michael & Heidi McLees at 12002 Gettysburg Court

Bradley Leatherman at 12143 Auburn Hills Drive

Patrick & Laura Allen at 15727 Gettysburg Drive

Samuel & Megan Kimmons at 15610 Cannion Falls Drive

Mitchell Mueller at 15726 Birchview Drive

Kasey Mills at 11951 Gatesden Drive

Edgar & Dwyn Lisette Gonzalez at 12023 Auburn Hills Drive

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The August Yard-of-Month Winner is the Morgado Family at 15611 Gettysburg Drive.

The September Yard-of-Month Winner is the Witt Family at 15610 Ten Oaks.

Yard

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Winning residents receive a $50 Gift

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appreciate our residents efforts to help keep

Gettysburg a beautiful place to live!

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Expanding our team of leaders in

PRIMARY CARE

Houston Methodist Welcomes Dr. Monica Martinez

Monica Martinez, MD, is a board-certified family medicine physician,

who provides acute and chronic care to patients of all ages. She joins

Houston Methodist Primary Care Group in Tomball, where she will be

seeing new and existing patients in person and virtually.

Dr. Martinez’s expertise includes:

• Acute and chronic care

• Children’s health

• Complete physicals

• Men’s health

• Minor procedures

• Thyroid concerns

• Weight loss management

• Women’s health

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DEBRIS CAN CAUSE CLOGGING OF STORM DRAINS

When storm drains clog (or catch basins) with leaves and other debris, water can no longer drain from the street. This water then pools along streets

and can flood intersections and homes.

Contrary to popular belief, oil, pet waste and other materials dumped into the storm drains do not go to the wastewater treatment plant, but instead

flow directly into streams and rivers. Dumping debris and other material into the storm drain is not only illegal, but contributes pollution to our

waterways and causes localized flooding.

It is important to keep storm drains free of obstructions to prevent street flooding, property damage and hazards to the public traveling the roadways.

How should you dispose of leaves and debris? When clearing your sidewalk of driveway, please don’t rake or blow the leaves and grass clippings from

your yard into the street. One option would be to sweep, collect and bag leaves and grass clippings. Another option would be to blow grass clippings

back onto your lawn when they can become mulch and a natural fertilizer. Or consider raking or blowing leaves and debris into a compost pile, where

they can decompose.

HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL

Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

6900 Hahl Road

Houston, TX 77040

Phone: 281-560-6200

Hours open to public:

Every Wednesday: 9 AM to 3 PM

Every 2 nd Saturday of the month: 9 AM to 2 PM

REMINDER TO OUR RESIDENTS -

THE SPEED LIMIT IN

GETTYSBURG IS 20 MPH!

We love our kids and we want our residents to be safe

while walking, running & biking.

Many residents continue to voice real concerns about

speeding on our streets.

While many drivers using our streets do not live in

Gettysburg, we ask our residents to please watch their

speed to help set a good example for others.

Information below taken from their website:

The Harris County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility opened March 10, 2010

and provides free services to approximately 1.3 million residents of unincorporated Harris

County. Our services allow residents a convenient, safe and environmentally compliant

way to dispose of the chemicals and some other non-hazardous recyclable items used in

their home. The facility is also used as a point of operations for disaster management in

the event of a hurricane, flood, tornado or other type disaster.

We do not have a home pick-up service. You must bring your items to the facility and we

offload them for you. For your safety we request that you put your vehicle in park, turn

off the ignition and remain in your vehicle. Trained staff will pack the items according

to all Federal, state and local regulations and send them for proper disposal using best

environmental management practices. Approximately 75% of all items collected are sent

for recycling or energy recovery. The remaining percentage is disposed using treatment

techniques that ensure the hazardous components are completely destroyed.

Or…feel free to visit www.earth911.com for various options based on material you are

trying to dispose/recycle

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Community

Bulletin

Board

VISIT OUR NEW

WEBSITE!

www.gettysburghoa.com

Gettysburg has a new, exclusive,

neighborhood website. Go to the

website, create a log in, go to your email

and VERIFY your info, then go back to

the website to create your account.

Stay on top of neighborhood news,

find forms, information, download the

newsletter, and keep up-to-date with a

message board.

School Buses

FOR SCHOOL BUS SPEEDING OR ILLEGAL MANEUVERS: Get the bus

number (located on the back or on the door) and call the Transportation

Dept. to make an incident report - 281-357-3193.

Pets Lost Or Found?

Call Debbie Lon, our Lost Animal Coordinator

713-449-2868

Micro Chipping

Micro-chipping for proper ID of your pets is very important. Debbie

is unable to house your lost pets in the neighborhood and without a

way to properly identify the pet, the only choice she has is to call H.C.

Animal Control or take your pet to the SPCA. Owners may incur fines

and unfortunately unclaimed pets will be euthanized after 3-5 days.

Storm Drains

Dumping into storm drains is not just wrong, it’s illegal! If you see

someone dumping a suspicious liquid into a storm drain, please call

713-920-2831. You may remain anonymous.

For All Exterior Home

Improvements

Now you can complete the Architectural Control form on the

Gettysburg website at: www. actionproperty.net.

Report Street Lamps

That Are Not Working

Simply note the pole number & call CenterPoint 1-800-332-7143 and

press option 4.

Keep Gettysburg Beautiful

Gettysburg is known for its lighted esplanade and beautiful tree-lined

streets. To keep our subdivision neat and clean, please maintain your

curb appeal with healthy landscaping, keep your trees trimmed of dead

or overgrown branches, and please address any mold and mildew on the

exterior of your home, driveway, walkway and often forgotten mailboxes

as soon as weather permits. Your efforts are appreciated and will help

preserve the charming appeal of Gettysburg!

Check it Out!

All subdivision informatin can be accessed on our website at:

www.actionproperty.net

Residential Refuse &

Recycling Of Texas

Gettysburg’s trash management contract is with Residential Refuse &

Recycling of Texas. The company recently had a software change and

residents’ credit card information could not be transferred to the new

system. If your trash is not being picked up, please contact RRRT at 346-

248-5222 to give them your billing information again.

Trash collection days are Wednesdays and Saturdays with Recycle Service

on Wednesdays.

RRRT observes the following six holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Memorial

Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

For questions or concerns, please contact us at 346-248-5222 or send an

email to cbrown@rrrtx.net.

HOA 2020 Assessments and Late

Payment Information

All residents should have received a statement

for the 2020 assessment fee. The $625 fee is due

on January 1st and delinquent after January

31st. On February 1st, interest will be charged

on any unpaid assessments. Payment plans are

available by contacting APM at 713-686-4692.

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How to Carve A Pumpkin

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When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips

on carving the best pumpkin, as well as how to pick a good pumpkin for

carving!

HOW TO PICK A GOOD PUMPKIN FOR CARVING

Look for one that is a little misshapen. Inspect it for soft spots (especially the end

opposite the stem). Reject a pumpkin that has soft spots, they will cause it to

deteriorate quickly. Remember, your pumpkin doesn’t have to sit on its base, in fact,

that’s often its weakest spot.

Let the pumpkin guide the shape of the face: An elongated pumpkin should have an

elongated face. A fat and happy pumpkin should have a fat and happy face.

HOLLOW OR WHOLE?

There are two reasons for hollowing: (1) If the inside is going to be exposed (through

the mouth, etc.), it looks better if it is hollowed neatly. (2) If you plan to light the

pumpkin from the inside, it must be hollow. You can hollow it out from a hole

in the back instead of the top, so that the look of the face isn’t affected. If you’re

illuminating with a candle, you need to hollow from the top to allow the heat and

smoke to escape.

THE TOOLS

Use a water-based marker to outline the face that you want to carve. First, draw a

line down the center to establish symmetry. Then sketch the nose, the approximate

center of the face. Once you’re satisfied with the details, trace over the lines using a

permanent marker. For carving, basic kitchen implements, such as a paring knife or a

steak knife with a standard - not serrated - blade that’s not going to bend, work well.

You can also use a standard jigsaw blade. Otherwise, improvise: Use a melon-ball

cutter to make circles, for example.

MAKE A FACE

To achieve a three-dimensional appearance, carve the entire pumpkin. Exaggerate

the features. (If you aren’t sure what teeth really look like or how the gum line works,

smile and look in the mirror.) If the pumpkin is frowning, carve wrinkles under the

mouth. To add character, carve a lot of “crow’s feet” lines around the eyes. Consider

using the stem as the nose and inserts such as radishes for the eyes or cut eyeballs

from the back of the pumpkin and hold them in place with toothpicks.

CARVE WITH CARE

Use two hands at all times: one to control the blade and the other to control the

pressure with which you cut (and thus the depth). Take care not to jab the blade

into the pumpkin; you don’t want to cut all the way through the rind - except to

determine its depth. The thickness of the rind will vary, not only from pumpkin

to pumpkin, but also within one pumpkin. To determine your pumpkin’s average

depth, cut a core sample where you want an eye or a nostril to be. Keep that piece

nearby as a reminder of how deep you can safely cut.

ENJOY IT WHILE IT LASTS

Pumpkins, which are actually a fruit, not a vegetable, are 90 percent water, so after

carving they usually last only three days to a week. A jack-o’-lantern with a surface

carving will last longer than one that is cut all the way through. Putting a candle

or other light inside will shorten its life span, as the heat that results can “cook” the

pumpkin and reduce its longevity to a matter of hours. For a bright, shiny finish,

spray Armor All on the pumpkin and rub it in. Paint will not preserve a pumpkin.

However, if you decide to paint your pumpkin for decoration, use a water-based

latex paint and wait at least an hour after carving so that the cuts you have made in

the pumpkin have a chance to dry.

Source: www.almanac.com

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Celebrate Halloween Safely

YOU CAN STILL HAVE YOUR TRICKS AND TREATS—

WITH A TWIST.

By Lisa Milbrand

At this point, we’ve mastered the Zoom party, the socially distanced backyard soiree, and the safest

way to host family and friends. Now we get to put our newfound safe socializing skills to the test

with the first big event of the fall/winter holiday season: Halloween. With Halloween falling on

a Saturday this year and several challenging months behind us (and likely more to come), it’s

only natural that people want to celebrate, big time. But many of the traditional things to do on

Halloween—parties, parades, haunted houses, and crowds of kids trick-or-treating—may feel a

little questionable during a pandemic. But don’t cancel your Halloween costume order or forget

your ideas for easy Halloween costumes just yet. With a little creativity, you can still have a spooky

time without putting your health or the health of others at risk. Read on for our smart ideas for a

safe Halloween 2020 during coronavirus.

1 - Tweak your trick-or-treat routine

Trick-or-treating may still be in the cards, as long as the COVID-19 numbers near you are relatively

low. “Just like we check the weather on Halloween to see what precautions and extra gear might be

needed, knowing the current state of COVID-19 in your community will be important in determining

if it is safe or not,” says Michelle Barron, MD, medical director for infection prevention and control at

UCHealth in Aurora, Colo. “Follow the current rules and guidance being given at the state

and local level, and do a risk/benefit analysis based on the health of the individuals

trick-or-treating and those who live in the household and decide if the risk of getting

potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 is worth the bag of treats.” If you can’t

trick or treat the traditional way due to the pandemic, look for ways to manage it creatively. You

can buy your kiddo’s favorite candy and let her trick-or-treat door to door within your house, or

have her walk through the neighborhood so she can show off her costume, then come home to a

special treat or toy.

2 - Find a safe way to give out treats

Dr. Barron recommends individually wrapping up treats and putting them out in your yard or on

your stoop so there’s space between the bags for people to easily pick them up. You can put them

on a blanket on the lawn or a table on your driveway or porch. And if you’re game to go through a

lot of hand sanitizer and wear a mask, you could still hand out the treats yourself. “If you are going

to hand out candy, I would recommend having a small bottle of hand sanitizer and using it before

handing out the treats,” Dr. Barron says. “This is probably a better approach than having a bowl that

many hands can reach into at one time.”

3 - Work a (real) mask into your costume

This is the year to break out your ninja costume—or slip a second safety mask under your

Michael Myers or ghost masks: whatever you have to do to make a Halloween costume with a

mask. Doubling up the masks is safe, Dr. Barron says, but comfort is also key. “If you are wearing

another mask under a rubber mask, you want to make sure that it doesn’t get too hot and that the

person wearing it can easily breathe,” she says. Sadly, your Halloween mask probably isn’t up to par

as a safety device. “Most Halloween masks are not designed to contain droplets,” Dr. Barron says.

4 - Keep the party outdoors

As with most entertaining these days, outdoors (and small) is best if you want to throw a Halloween

party. “Masking and social distancing are still important,” Dr. Barron says. “Food and drinks should be

prepackaged or in single servings and hand sanitizers should be readily accessible. Setting up chairs and

tables so that everyone can be social but still maintain space between each other should be considered.”

5 - Research events before you go

If you’re a big fan of picking pumpkins, hay mazes, costume parades, and haunted houses, you may

still be able to take part. But do your research beforehand to see how they’re planning to make it

safer (such as limiting participants or requiring masks), to see if you’re comfortable with their plans.

And as with everything else, outdoors is better. “Outdoor activities like pumpkin picking and corn

mazes are great things to do and are probably lower risk than other types of indoor activities as long

as masks are used and social distancing is adhered to,” Dr. Barron says.

6 Get creative with your celebrations

There are plenty of ways to get your Halloween on, so think outside the box. Set up a movie

projector and screen and host a marathon of your favorite Halloween movies on Netflix in your

backyard for a few friends, or host a Zoom dance party where your friends can gather and learn the

“Thriller” choreography or do the “Time Warp” all together. “Let creativity reign!” Dr. Barron advises.

“I never thought I would have fun at Zoom Dance party, but I did this for a friend's birthday and it

was pretty great.” You never know what might become a new Halloween tradition.

10 Ideas for

a Spooky

Quarantine

Halloween

While Halloween might look different this year, that doesn’t mean

it should be boring. Who would have thought social distancing

recommendations that first came about in March would still be in effect

in October? However, given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, you’ll

have to take some precautions to make sure your Halloween is safe.

But, just because you’ll need to put some more thought into this year’s

spooky celebrations, doesn’t mean they need to be any less fun. Here

you’ll find our favorite (safe) ideas for your quarantine Halloween. From a

movie night to outdoor outings, it’s time to get planning.

Watch a Spooky Movie: There’s certainly no shortage of Halloween

movies. From family friendly classics (Hocus Pocus, Casper) to horror flicks

(Halloween, Silence of the Lambs), there’s something in the Halloween

œuvre for everyone. Swap your popcorn for candy corn and let the movie

marathon begin.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Already a great autumnal outdoor activity, many

pumpkin patches, apple orchards and farms are implementing social

distancing protocols for their visitors. Make sure to grab some apple cider

while you’re there.

Carve Jack-O’-Lanterns: Once you’re done picking the pumpkins,

it’s obviously time to carve. Whether you’re aiming for a classic jack-o’-

lantern face or a more original design, pumpkin carving is the perfect

activity to do outdoors, distanced from friends or with kids at home.

Decorate Your House: Choose either a cute or spooky aesthetic and then

fashion your digs appropriately. Grab a scarecrow, decorative gourds and

maybe even some hay to elevate your porch.

Take a Drive or Hike: In many areas, October also brings stunning fall

foliage. A perfect way to embrace the season is to drive and observe the

changing leaves. Better yet, get outside and fully immerse yourself in

autumn with a nature hike.

Bake Some Sweet Treats: Who says Halloween is all about the candy?

This is the perfect time to get creative with your baking. Decorate some

spooky cookies or build a (haunted) gingerbread house. You’ll have both

an activity and a yummy dessert.

Host a Zoom Halloween Party: If you can’t physically attend a Halloween

party this year, don’t forgo celebrating. Get a group of friends together

and plan a time for you all to dress up, catch up and enjoy. Costumes

mandatory (at least from the waist up).

Stir Up a Spooky Cocktail: Fetch the dry ice and grab the tequila-time

to make some on-theme drinks. And for the little ones? A Halloween

mocktail is sure to excite.

Craft a Halloween Playlist: There are more Halloween-themed tunes

than you’d expect. There’s the age-old classic “The Monster Mash,” along

with more modern interpretations like “Heads Will Roll” and “She Wolf.”

So, build a playlist curated to your tastes and let the costumed dance

party begin.

Decorate Themed Face Masks: There is perhaps no more “2020

Halloween activity than decorating a face mask. Whether you’re doing

it for yourself or with your kids, make your mask match your costume or

have it be a costume in itself. Some ideas include animal faces, creepy

grins or a pumpkin pattern, but feel free to get creative.

Excerpted from article by Annie Goldsmith

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FEED THE BIRDS!!!

• Keep humming bird feeders clean and filled until

the end of October. • Tons of birds migrate to our area

for the winter, keep feeders filled with high quality

seed. There are no mess seed and seed that has

been mixed with pepper oil that keeps rodents and

squirrels from eating it all. • Tons of birds migrate to

our area for the winter, keep feeders filled with high

quality seed. There are no mess seed and seed that

has been mixed with pepper oil that keeps rodents

and squirrels from eating it all.

OCTOBER TO DO LIST

IN THE LAWN

• Replace any dead grass that has died-off from Summer with fresh

St. Augustine sod to prevent weeds from sprouting up. New sod

will be well-established by spring.

• Apply a Fall/Winter specific lawn food like Nitro-Phos Fall Special.

This will build and protect the grass roots so that it recovers in

Spring easier.

IN THE FLOWERBEDS

• Plant fall and winter color - pansies, dianthus, snapdragons,

alyssum, ornamental kale and cabbage, dusty miller, etc. Visit the

nursery to see all your options. We only stock the appropriate

plants for the season.

• Plant bulbs by the Holidays

Between Halloween and Thanksgiving:

• Crocus • Anemones • Freesia • Ranunculus • Alliums • Lycoris

• Plant paper whites in pots by November 11 th (Armistice Day) for

blooming in time for Christmas.

• Refrigerate tulips until New Year’s Day, then plant every two

weeks through Valentine’s Day for longer bloom time.

• Plant trees, shrubs, rose bushes and perennials. Planting now will

ensure better survival next spring/summer and earlier growth and

blooms.

NOVEMBER TO DO LIST

IN THE LAWN

• Apply Nitro-Phos Barricade Pre-emergent to prevent weeds in

the spring.

• If you haven’t already applied a Fall/Winter specific lawn food like

Nitro-Phos Fall Special, it’s not too late!! This will build and protect

the grass roots so that it recovers in Spring easier.

• If you want green grass all Winter now is the time to apply Rye

grass seed.

IN THE FLOWERBEDS

• Plant fall and winter color - pansies, dianthus, snapdragons,

alyssum, ornamental kale and cabbage, dusty miller, Cyclamen,

etc. Visit the nursery to see all your options. We only stock the

appropriate plants for the season!!!

• Plant wildflower seeds through November - bluebonnets,

paintbrush, larkspur, etc. Also plant sweet pea seeds in November

for better results in spring.

• Last chance to get that mulch down before the weather gets

cold. The mulch you applied last spring is long gone! Protect

roots and maintain moisture while keeping weeds to a minimum

with a 3-inch layer of the mulch of your choice. We recommend a

hardwood shredded mulch.

DECEMBER TO-DO LIST

• Flowerbeds - Deadhead and feed cool season color with Color

Star fertilizer. Continue to plant cool weather color: pansies,

snapdragons, Cabbage, kale, viola, alyssum, lobelia, cyclamen and

much more……

• Lawns - Your lawn should be in a dormant state and there’s not

much to do at this point. Make sure to back off your water while

the lawn is dormant but make sure to water if we are going to have

freezing tempratures.

• Poinsettias - Water well until soil is saturated and allow to dry

between waterings. Apply water to soil and not the foliage or

blooms. Keep away from drafts.

• Birds - Don’t forget to keep seed feeders full and fresh water in

bird baths. Put out suet cakes - the extra protein helps keep our

feathered friends warm in the winter months.

• Freezes - Have frost cloth on hand to cover tender plants in case

of freezing weather. Wrap plants completely down to ground level.

The less drafts that move under the frost cloth, the better.

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2020-2021 Calendar

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26 27 28 29 30 31 First Day of School

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AUGUST 2020 Last Day of School

FEBRUARY 2021

S M T W T F S May 27, 2021

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1 Staff & Student Holidays 1 2 3 4 5 6

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9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Independence Day - July 3 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Labor Day - September 7 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

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Winter Break - Dec. 21-Jan.1

SEPTEMBER 2020 Spring Break - March 15-19 MARCH 2021

S M T W T F S Good Friday - April 2 S M T W T F S

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20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Staff Development/Workdays 21 22 23 24 25 26 27

27 28 29 30 Student Holidays 28 29 30 31

OCTOBER 2020 August 4-6 (New Teacher)

APRIL 2021

S M T W T F S August 11-31

S M T W T F S

1 2 3 September 1-4

1 2 3

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 November 3 (Election Day) 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

11 12 13 14 15 16 17 January 4-5

11 12 13 14 15 16 17

18 19 20 21 22 23 24 January 18

18 19 20 21 22 23 24

25 26 27 28 29 30 31 February 15

25 26 27 28 29 30

NOVEMBER 2020

May 28

MAY 2021

S M T W T F S S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Instructional Days 1

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Fall Semester: 68 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Spring Semester: 94 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Make Up Days (if needed) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

29 30 June 1-4 23 24 25 26 27 28 29

31

DECEMBER 2020

JUNE 2021

S M T W T F S Reporting Periods End S M T W T F S

1 2 3 4 5 October 23 1 2 3 4 5

6 7 8 9 10 11 12 December 18 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

13 14 15 16 17 18 19 March 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

20 21 22 23 24 25 26 May 27 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

27 28 29 30 31 27 28 29 30

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GETTYSBURG MARKET REPORT FOR 2020

GETTYSBURG MARKET 2020 REPORT

Information represents Gettysburg homes that are currently on the market as Active, Pending, Leased, Sold, Withdrawn, Expired or Terminated.

Based on Information obtained from the Houston Association of Realtors MLS for the period January 1, 2020 through September 12, 2020.

Broker does not warrant or or guarantee the information provided in in this Market Report.

The following information represents Gettysburg homes that are currently on the market as Active, Option Pending (OP), or Pending and Leased, Sold, Withdrawn or

Terminated. Information obtained from the Houston Association of Realtors MLS for the period January 1, 2020 through September 12, 2020.

NUMBER

DAYS

SQUARE YEAR BED/BATH LIST ON

ADDRESS FOOTAGE BUILT GARAGE POOL STATUS PRICE MARKET

15602 Gettysburg 2,779 1990 4/4.1/2 No Active $270,000 1

15727 Gettysburg 3,193 1989 4/3.1/2 No Sold $299,900 27

15719 Gettysburg 3,384 1989 4/3.1/2 Yes Pending $305,000 * 97

15706 Gettysburg 2,999 1989 4/3.1/2 Yes Expired $249,900 11

12002 Gettysburg Court 3,516 1984 5/3.1/2 Yes Sold $359,900 * 42

12023 Auburn Hills 3,120 1983 4/3.1/3 No Pending $313,000 2

12143 Auburn Hills 3,385 1993 4/3.1/2 Yes Sold $340,000 9

11951 Gatesden 2,816 1981 4/3.1/2 Yes Pending $259,900 4

11914 Gatesden 3,274 1993 5/3.1/2 No Sold $297,000 * 237

15706 Hermitage Oaks 2,709 1988 4/2.0/2 No Active $289,999 11

15715 Hermitage Oaks 2,570 1996 4/2.1/2 No Sold $240,000 2

15727 Hermitage Oaks 2,574 1988 4/2.1/2 No Sold $239,000 * 32

SOLD PRICE

RANGE

(PER SQ. FT.)

$92 - $94

$101 - $103

$100 - $102

$87 - $89

$96 - $98

$92 - $94

* Price Reduced

Provided by Sherry Ottewell, Realtor & Gettysburg Resident • 281-844-7795

Realm Real Estate Professionals - North Houston

Broker does not warrant or guarantee the information provided in this Market Report

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