Del Mar Heights School is a wonderful place for our children. It is the PTA’s 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 PTA.
Parent Workshop: Introduction to the Student Mindfulness Program
Tuesday, Oct. 25th, 6-7 pm in the MUR
Join us for an informative parent workshop that serves as a resource for parents to discover more about mindfulness and how it’s used in class. Learn from licensed occupational therapist and mindfulness instructor, Shauna Langford-Piscitello, how mindfulness promotes an atmosphere of concentration, compassion, and respect—thus enhancing the classroom environment. Students are given tools to reduce anxiety associated with test taking and stress. Shauna will cover key concepts being presented in the classroom and how you and your child can use the tools at home.
The PTA is please to provide for FREE child care for this event (limited to 44 spots): sign up HERE (first-come, first serve).
Reflections Art Show: Tell Your Story
Entries: Due Oct. 26th
Reception: Nov. 9th, 4-6 pm in the MUR
This year's theme is "What Is Your Story?" Every year students in grade K-12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance, choreography, film, production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Judges select outstanding artwork to represent Del Mar Heights among 24 other local schools. Artwork is judged on interpretation of the theme, artistic creativity, and mastery of the medium. All participants will be honored at the Reflections Art Show & Reception on Nov. 9th in the MUR from 4-6pm.
More information including entry forms, rules and guidelines can be found here.
Click the following link for the entry form: 2016 Entry form
Questions? Please contact Laura Gawle.
SciFri: Catch the Wave!
Friday, Nov. 4th
K-2nd Grades: 6:00-6:45 pm
3rd-6th Grades: 7:00-7:45 pm
ALOHA! Join us for an exciting SciFri all about Del Mar’s very close friend, the ocean. Learn how to catch the best waves by understanding the true science behind the waves. Also learn the best ways to keep yourself and your water friends safe when you’re in the ocean. Presented by Steve Foster of Surf Diva.
Seating will be limited. Please no young siblings that do not attend Del Mar Heights. Register HERE.
Questions? Email Amy Chelesnik.
Nominate a Charity for the Heights Cares Fundraiser!
Remember Nick's Picks last year? You can help select this year's charity! We invite students of all grades to nominate their favorite charitable nonprofit. The chosen organization will be supported by school-wide student fundraising efforts, with the PTA matching the funds raised, up to $1,000. Last year, Heights Cares supported Nick's Picks by raising a total of $2,300 to help children in hospitals. Who will it be this year? Help us decide!
Nominating an organization is easy. Just fill out this quick online form or pick one up at the School Office!
For more details, please contact Jazmin Blais or Kelli Brandl.
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. Learn more about the FtT program here.
Want to be informed of upcoming events? Sign up here.
Questions? Contact Toya McWilliams or Mike Tanghe.
This Week in the Garden: Pomegranates!
Garden Lunch Club: Fridays 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
This Friday, students learned a little bit about the history of pomegranates and one way to quickly (and with less mess) remove the numerous arils. They were able to try this technique for themselves, using fruit from our garden. Students sampled two varieties of pomegranate arils, as well as freshly "squeezed" pomegranate juice!
We also weeded, transplanted onions, hung signs, matched gloves and sanded the arbor in preparation of painting. Upper grade students planted radishes and mustard seed cover crops on their own, interpreting planting instructions from the seed packets.
Come to Garden Club this Friday for another cool experience! For more information about our Garden Club and Programs, contact our Garden Coordinator Stephanie Murphy.
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