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.
Working for the Greater Good
It was a very busy month for Heights Cares! Thank you all for donating your old towels and sheets! This past week, the kindergarten classes delivered eighteen 55 gallon bags of towels and sheets and 70 dog toys to Helen Woodward. Also, we delivered 65 costumes to Monarch School! The children were ecstatic to receive such amazing costumes. Finally, eight 55 gallon bags of blankets and towels were delivered to Alpha Project.
Please visit the below links to learn more about these foundations:
Helen Woodward Animal Shelter
Yearbook Photographers Needed
We are seeking photographers for this year's yearbook! Please email Tara Andersen to let her know which events you would like to attend and take photos.
Our school administration has requested that parents and caretakers refrain from posting images of Del Mar Heights children, other than your own, on social media sites. Sharing photos online is a common practice, but many parents prefer to not have photos of their children appear in social media without their explicit permission, and have opted out of their images being posted online. Thank you for your understanding.
Limited Edition T-Shirts
Delivery of Shirts: Late October
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Annual Giving Campaign! Limited Edition T-shirts will arrive and be delivered in mid-to-late October.
Questions? Please contact Amy Chelesnik.
Read-On: A Community-based Model for Supporting Emergent Readers
Volunteer Training: Wednesday, October 24th from 1-2 p.m.
In support of our young readers, our Del Mar Heights first grade teachers are implementing a new reading support program called Read On! This program will be comprised of dedicated community volunteers. Volunteers will receive specific training in supporting young readers as they coach students on a consistent basis.
This year we will begin the program working solely with first-grade students. In future years, Read On may be expanded to support emergent readers in other grades as well. However, volunteers do not need to be parents of first-grade students to help. The Read On! volunteer pool is open to anyone with a passion for helping children improve their literacy skills. Volunteers should have consistent weekly availability.
If you are interested in volunteering please sign-up here for the upcoming training session on Wednesday, October 24th, from 1-2 p.m., meeting in Mr. Smith's room, P8. If you are interested in participating but unable to be at the training please contact Mr. Smith directly at email@example.com. Thank you and Read On!
Wednesday, October 31st at 8:15am
Parents are invited to come see this annual event featuring a cavalcade of costumes! Students: Don your best costumes and come to the Halloween Parade! On Halloween, all students will wear their costumes to school for this super fun annual event. Students should arrive to school in costume and report to their classrooms first. After the parade, students should change back into their regular school clothes.
PLEASE NOTE: Costumes should follow our school dress code and be appropriate for a school setting considering our youngest students. That means weapons, extraordinarily scary or adult-themed costumes are not allowed. Click HERE to see our school's dress code.
The Great Candy Giveback
November 1st - 6th During Morning Drop-Off
Speaking of Halloween, avoid candy coma and support our troops by donating a portion of your Halloween haul to Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to U.S. service members. Organized by Heights Cares and Dr. Curtis Chan, DDS.
For more information, email Jazmin Blais.
Dolphin Leaders' Canned Food Drive
November 1st - 15th
It's a great time of year to share our bounty with others via the Dolphin Leaders' annual canned food drive. Help feed San Diego families this season by setting aside canned meats, fruits, vegetables, soups, peanut butter, cereals, oatmeal, rice, pasta, and baby formula. Starting Nov. 1, Dolphin Leaders will be out collecting the food to donate to the San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank.
Questions about Dolphin Leadership or the Food Drive? Contact Gail Moran.
SciFri: Learning Safari
Friday, November 2nd, 6:30-7:30pm
This SciFri is for the birds! Please join us for a wild and crazy animal adventure featuring the "Survivor Animal Show". Students will learn about each animal's way of surviving, while trying to survive some challenges themselves! Speed, bravery and strength are just a few of the skills that will keep everybody cheering. If you came to the Learning Safari show last year, don't worry! There will be different animals this time around.
Click here to sign-up.
Reminder: This event is for Del Mar Heights Students only. Please arrive on-time, as late entries can be disruptive for the animals.
Friday, November 9th, 10:30am
We will be utilizing Pledgestar's web-based system again this year to encourage students to garner support. Please create your family pledge page today! Detailed instructions for setting up your donation page and more Jog-a-Thon information can be found by clicking here.
Questions? Contact Gena Hedrick or Jen Massara
First Annual Del Mar Heights Art Show
Entries Due No Later than November 8th
Art Show on November 15th, 5:00-7:00pm
Calling all students! You are invited to submit artwork for the First Annual Del Mar Heights Art Show! We accept all art forms: paintings, statues, videos, sculptures, drawings, stories. Get as creative as you want. We will display your artwork in the library or on the school grounds, for everyone to see! Entries are due November 8th!
CLICK HERE for more details and instructions.
For more information, contact Tanya Barach.
Volunteer for the Spring Gala!
Planning is Already Underway!
Event Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Get ready to dust off those dancing shoes, the Spring Gala is heading back to Farmer & the Seahorse! This year's event, "Imagine," promises to be another spectacular and fun evening...but we need volunteers to help make it happen!
We are seeking volunteers (especially for procurement)...but if you love auctions, planning events, or just want to meet other fun people and get involved in making a difference for The Heights, join us! Whether this is your first event or you are an experienced volunteer, your time and talent are welcome!
To join the planning committee, contact Stephanie Deppensmith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Facilities: What is Measure MM?
Have you heard about Measure MM, but still need more details? This measure will be on our November 2018 ballot and is a request to improve Del Mar neighborhood elementary schools. For more information, please click here.
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 email@example.com 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.
Shop for Good
You Shop. Amazon Gives. Everyone wins. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know.
Your shopping matters. Just bookmark
smile.amazon.com/ch/33-0708127, and each time you shop, Amazon donates to Del Mar Heights PTA.
Ralphs Community Contributions Program. It couldn't be easier - just shop, swipe, and earn. Click here for enrollment instructions.
We want them! Please contact us with suggestions for new programs or if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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