We're so glad you're here! Our mission to support and inspire an enriching environment that enhances EVERY student’s educational experience. We are honored to serve this community and hope you support us by becoming a member of the Del Mar Heights PTA.
Help Decide Where Your Money Goes!
Give Us A Few Minutes. We'll give you a great year.
Does your child like the new FloWater water dispensers? How about the 6-week visual arts classes? Or the improved lighting in the MUR? Do your kids love glee & choir? All this and more happened because you told us that's what you wanted! Take a few moments now to ensure your PTA donations continue to be spent with your input in mind. It's vitally important that all parents provide feedback so our students have access to well-rounded programs representative of the entire school community. Make your opinions count by taking the survey now!
Staff Appreciation Week
May 21st - May 25th
The most important part of "Staff Appreciation Week" is the thank you notes. Please write letters or draw pictures to several teachers and staff members thanking them for all they do. (Don't forget all the important people that make our school special - office staff, STEAM+ teachers, custodial staff and aides.) Mrs. Wardlow has requested that no gifts other than thank you notes be given to the teachers this week. Don't worry, we have plenty of wonderful gifts and treats all ready for the entire staff. We need you to give the gifts from the heart with your notes!
Questions? Please contact Katy Tanghe or Betsy Wilson.
Check Out the Science & Invention Fair
Friday, May 25th at 5 pm in the Library
Come be amazed by your kids' curiosity and ingenuity, on display at the 2018 Del Mar Heights Science & Invention Fair! This year, final projects will be in the Library for a special event for families and friends on Friday evening.
Questions? Contact Kathy Minarik.
Volunteer Thank You Breakfast &
Wednesday, May 30th, 8:00-9:15 am in the MUR
If you've volunteered in any capacity at the Heights, we welcome you to come grab breakfast and meet other parent volunteers who, like yourself, have dedicated countless hours of work to the many student and family programs throughout the year. And if you're curious about volunteering in any of next year's programs, come find out more! Didn't have a chance to volunteer? No worries, come anyway! We will also be reviewing our parent survey results and looking at the proposed budget for 2018-2019.
We've Cut Lunch Waste by 20 Giant Trash Bags!
Last Boomerang Lunch: Wednesday, May 30th
Did you know Del Mar Heights has already reduced our lunch waste by +20 large trash bags so far this year? Each time we do a Boomerang Lunch, we're able to divert 4-5 giant trash bags towards recycling and composting. That's more than 20 bags with just 5 Boomerang Lunch events. Think of how much more we can divert from landfills if we did a Boomerang Lunch every day? (That would add up to 720 to 900 large trash bags a year.) Let's make our last Boomerang Lunch & Compost Event of the year the best yet!
It's Time to Order Your Child's School Supplies
Prices Go Up an EXTRA $20 after June 15th
Last Day to Order is August 6th
Avoid the August scramble to hunt down next year's school supplies. Instead, get all of the school supplies your students need in one place, ready to go for the first day of school! Remember to order supplies for NEXT year's grade. This program is OPTIONAL. PLEASE NOTE: Orders made after June 15th will be an additional $20 and will be delivered to your home rather than your child's classroom. Questions? Contact Janie Donnelly.
This Week in Garden Club: Keep Calm and Chive On!
Next Garden Club: Friday, June 1st from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
This week in the garden, we reviewed the importance of proper plant tag labeling when starting seeds. Last week, we ended up with pots labeled only "Heirloom". We also gave a quick reminder of rattlesnake safety since this is the season.
Then, students got to work weeding the sugar cane bed, harvesting sweet peas and other beautiful flowers, thinning apples and harvesting a special garden ingredient with which to make our tasting table treat: garlic chives! Kids washed them and made fresh garlic chive butter. We prepared crackers with a yummy dollop of GCB (garlic chive butter) and watched the treat vanish before our very eyes. The students loved the schmear so here is the recipe for you to make at home. We used garlic chives in place of regular chives. Leftovers are delicious on potatoes or bagels.
There is no Garden Club meeting next Friday due to the holiday weekend. The last two Garden Club meeting dates for this school year are June 1st and June 8th. We hope to see you then! Questions about Garden Club? Contact Stephanie Murphy.
Street & Sidewalk Safety Results
Remember the street and sidewalk safety survey we sent out a couple weeks ago? Well, we had a fantastic response with over 180 parents providing input. Click here to see the results. We passed this data along to the Torrey Pines Community Planning Board to use in their application for an Active Transportation Planning Grant with the City of San Diego. Thank you for sharing your ideas and concerns!
Not sure if you bought a yearbook this year? You can check THIS LIST to find out.
The deadline to purchase yearbooks has passed. If you've ordered a yearbook, it will be delivered to your child's classrooms the week of June 11th, in time for them to get their friend's autographs before heading out for the summer!
Questions? Email Alex Jensen.
Support The Heights While You Shop!
All it takes is 5 minutes to register for Amazon Smile and the Ralphs Community Contributions Program and voilà! You can start generating money for Del Mar Heights student programs just by doing what you already do. The difference is that 0.5% of your Amazon purchases and up to 4% of your Ralphs spending are donated to the Del Mar Heights PTA.
Stay in the Loop
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The Del Mar Heights Directory is available on your computer, tablet, or smart phone using MySchoolAnywhere. If you have not already signed up, please visit the Del Mar Heights Directory page.
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