Del Mar Heights School is a wonderful place for our children’s education. It is the PTA’s mission is 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 PTA member today.
Thank You For Investing In Our Students!
Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in this year’s PTA Annual Giving Campaign. What a great way to start off the year! The incredible generosity from YOU, our parents, grandparents, teachers and staff, raised $118,000 with an unprecedented 93% participation rate! We could not have done it without you! Together, we enrich every student's experience.
Thanks to your contribution and support, the PTA is able to support the high-quality learning environment that ignites the potential in EVERY child at Del Mar Heights School.
Also, congratulations to the 15 classes (Catilus, Polivka,Vargus, Barman, Smith, Solis, O’Farrell, Rollins, Waldal, Anderson, Faulkner, Masick/Brame, Graddy, Hopper, Gaines, Strain, and Tanner) who earned 15 minutes of extra recess for reaching their participation goal!
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Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 5th
Join us in improving our health and air quality by walking to school on this day and many more this year. Walking to school is a great form of exercise! Physical activity helps control weight, builds lean muscle, reduces fat, and promotes strong bones, muscle and joint development. In addition, walking to school protects the air around our campus and the environment. Idling for even one minute produces as much carbon monoxide as smoking 3 packs of cigarettes! Make the pledge today!
Friday, October 7th
Kinder-2nd: 6-6:45 pm
3rd-6th: 7-7:45 pm
What is Botball? What are the rules and how do you win? Students will learn about coding for autonomous robots and engineering with minimal tools by completing challenges of their own. Students will also have the opportunity to watch a demonstration of competition-level robots. Presented by Torrey Pines High School Botball Team.
Register by October 5th! Seats are limited to 45 per session. Please no young siblings that do not attend Del Mar Heights. SIGN UP HERE.
Questions? Please contact Amy Chelesnik.
Farm-to-Table: Calling Heights Families Who Like to Eat!
We are looking for parents & students who are interested in our Farm to Table (FtT) program, which is meant to encourage healthy, delicious eating from locally grown food. Our events will include working in the Heights gardens, touring local gardens that supply restaurants, and both on- and off-site events featuring local chefs preparing dishes using ingredients our children have grown in the Heights Garden. We are looking for enthusiastic parents as well as interested students to bring their energy and ideas on how we can grow (pun intended!).
Students should expect to spend one hour a month in garden activities and have the opportunity to attend up to six on- or offsite events during the year. No experience is necessary and there is a role for any type of involvement. Parents will enjoy working in the dirt alongside your children and learning gardening tips from Height's master gardener, Stephanie Murphy. You’ll be amazed to see your picky eater happily snacking away on healthy, homegrown food that they had a hand in growing!
Interested in the FtT program? Want to stay informed about upcoming events? Sign up here.
Our first event will be Sunday, October 2nd, from 9 am-12 pm. We'll be preparing our garden patch for planting. Please bring gloves and appropriate gardening attire. Shovels are welcome (we'll have gloves), and you need not stay for the entire time. Also bring water, snacks, hats and sunscreen-especially for the kids.
Questions? Contact Toya McWilliams or Mike Tanghe.
This Week in the Garden
Garden Lunch Club: Fridays 11:30-12:30
Last Friday in Garden Club, the now 3rd grade students harvested the popcorn they planted last year and cultivated and prepared the beds for cover crop planting next week. Other students planted beet seeds, moved enriched dirt from worm bins to the raised beds, added dirt to low spots near the apple trees, tended tomatoes and harvested silverberries. The upper grades enjoyed their lunch under the Lemon Tree Shade Arbor while waiting their turn for Garden Club. Students tasted dried and fresh jujubes and candied fennel stalk.
This Friday at Garden Club, we will be harvesting and tasting watermelons, as well as trying our luck at seed spitting. So roll up your tongues and join us!
For more information about our Garden Club and Programs, contact our Garden Coordinator Stephanie Murphy.
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