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.
Let's Get STEAM+ Fully Funded!
Deadline: Friday, May 31st
Del Mar Heights is in danger of losing some STEAM+ programming next year!
Our school has not yet met it's $208,000 fundraising goal for DMSEF. Donations and Jog-a-thon proceeds added up to about $115,000. If we raise the additional $93,000 and reach our goal by May 31st, we will be guaranteed a fully funded STEAM+ program. **Please note: all of the money raised to reach this goal will be kept on our campus.**
Please be sure to look in your child's Friday Folder this weekend to find a flyer with more information and a pledge form. You can DONATE HERE or drop the form and check off to the school office or parent volunteer at the table in front of school. If we all contribute $222+ per returning Heights student, (of which we have 419), we'll reach our goal quickly and be on track for a full STEAM+ program next year.
Please contact Will Rhett, Michelle McGraw, or Jennifer Maggenti with any questions.
SciFri: Earth Dome
Friday, May 31st, 30 minute sessions
Sessions start at 4:45pm and end at 7:55pm
Location: Carmel Valley Recreation Center Gymnasium
Discover geography on an epic scale! With summer vacation and 6th grade graduation quickly approaching, our students have many adventures ahead. The epic Earth Dome experience will prepare them to navigate their travels - and the world - in a fun and interactive way!
The Earth Dome is a gigantic inflatable earth balloon standing 19-feet high and 22-feet in diameter. (Because of its size, we're traveling to the Carmel Valley Rec Center gymnasium for the event.) It's comprised of 24 huge panels silk-screened with photographs shot from satellites of the surface of the world on cloud free days.
During the presentations, students will have the opportunity to explore the world from both inside and outside the dome and gain a better understanding of the scale of concepts such as continents, time zones, latitude, longitude, and more. Even major cities in comparison to the total earth will be recognized.
Each session can accommodate 45 kids/parents total, so sign up quickly!
Contact Anne Chao or Stephanie Bernstein with questions.
Staff Appreciation Week: We Need Your Help!
May 20th - 24th
Parents! Staff Appreciation Week is coming up and we need to show our teachers and staff how much we love them. Throughout the week staff will be treated to delicious breakfasts, yummy lunches, and raffle prizes!
Please sign up to bring a treat or help with cleanup. The sign up sheet is arranged by grade level. Can you help us out? If so, click the button below to see how. Thank you for helping to make this week so special for the staff at our school!
But here is where we need you and your kids the most. The best part of "Staff Appreciation Week" is the thank you notes. In lieu of gifts, 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.) 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!
Please Note: Del Mar Heights celebrates Staff Appreciation Week on a different date than the rest of the nation, which starts Teacher Appreciation Week on May 6th. We appreciate you holding off on the festivities until May 20th!
Questions? Contact Katy Tanghe or Betsy Wilson.
School of the Future Design Expo
May 28th, 5-6pm in the Library
We have a real-life Design Thinking Challenge here on campus! Every student has been going through the process of creating a new school using a "Design Thinking Mindset". They have spent weeks observing the workings of our current school and trying to image what a school of the future would look like here at the Heights. After understanding the needs, class discussions, design research, and reflection, students started to ideate a school of the future. Students then worked together to prototype their dream school. Each class will be showcasing their process and product! Please drop by and see their creativity!
Volunteer Thank You Breakfast
May 29th at 8am in the MUR
Please join us for a THANK YOU breakfast to celebrate our awesome PTA volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year! Breakfast will be served, and a short PTA association meeting will be held during the event.
Please RSVP here so we can order everything accordingly. See you there!
Last Boomerang Lunch of the Year
May 29th from 11:35am-12:30pm
Our last Boomerang Lunch of the Year is coming! If you missed earlier lunches, this is your chance to help the kids learn more about the amount of waste created in one day's lunch and encourage the use of reusable containers.
Have time to help? Come hang out with your kids at lunch time and learn more about this amazing, worthwhile program. We can use help for both lunch sessions and appreciate any and all help! SIGN UP HERE!
Dolphin Games Needs Your Help
3rd grade: Thursday, 5/30 from 8:30-10:45am
2nd grade: Thursday 5/30 from 12:30-2pm
1st grade: Monday, 6/3 from 8:40-11am
The Dolphin Games, a goofy sports carnival that takes place during STEAM+ time, is coming up for your students. Mr. Phillip needs some volunteers for scorekeeping and timing.
SIGN UP HERE TO HELP.
Rebuild Session #5: Planning & Concept Validation
May 30th, 4:00 - 7:00pm in the MUR
It's absolutely imperative that our parent community continues to attend these Heights Rebuild meetings. We had a fantastic turnout for the first session, which was extremely well organized by Baker Nowicki Design Studio, the firm tasked with designing our new school. Let's continue to show up to learn and provide input!
To RSVP or learn more about the agendas, CLICK HERE.
Pre-Order Next Year's School Supplies
June 15th: Deadline for best pricing and free shipping
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. Click here for more details.
Go to www.edukitinc.com by Saturday, June 15, 2019 for best pricing and free shipping.
Extended ordering will be available through EduKit’s Last Chance program from June 16 – August 2. Last Chance orders are subject to a $20 per child additional fee and will be delivered to your home shortly before school begins.
Questions? Please contact Janie Donnelly.
Passionate About STEAM+?
Become a DMSEF board member and support the STEAM+ program at Del Mar Heights and across the district! DMSEF is committed to providing enriching and engaging educational opportunities through a robust interdisciplinary STEAM+ curriculum.
If you are interested in helping our students reach their fullest potential and becoming future innovators and leaders, contact Samantha Madhosingh, DMSEF President and Chair.
Spirit Wear is Still On Sale!
Order these all new designs today, and you'll be set for Spirit Days all year long. Show your spirit and fashion sense by heading over to our Online Shop.
There are a variety of options for both children and adults. Our new zip-up hoodies are so soft and warm. This year's logo comes in blue and white, and pink with silver. All items are sold at or near cost, so take advantage of the low prices while quantities last!
Questions? Contact Jenn Hasselmann.
Add Your Contact Info to the School Directory
NEW TO DEL MAR HEIGHTS? CLICK HERE to add your family's contact info into the directory. Access to the online directory is available to all Del Mar Heights families.
RETURNING TO OUR ONLINE STUDENT DIRECTORY? NEED TO UPDATE YOUR INFO? You should have received an email from firstname.lastname@example.org on Saturday, Sept. 1st, around 9:35 am. The email will contain a personalized link to a secure, online form populated with your information. To ensure that you are included in this year's directory, please take the time to review and update your students' teacher, contact information, and directory preferences. If you did not receive the email, you can still update your family information by clicking HERE.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask Michelle McGraw, VP Membership.
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
Click on the dolphin to subscribe to the Dolphin Digest, the PTA's primary form of communication with parents.
No time to fill out the online form? Simply text the keyword THEHEIGHTSDD to 22828.
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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