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.
Dolphin Leaders' Canned Food Drive
Now through December 14th
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 November 26th, 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.
Full, Full, Full!
The rain barrel - and our tummies - are full, full, full!
Thank you to everyone who shared a beautiful afternoon with us in Garden Club on Friday! The students were very productive planting kale plants and several six-packs of various seeds (for planting out after break), raking, weeding, removing pomegranate arils, picking up trash and continuing to prepare the apple trees for winter pruning.
Remember all those strawberry guavas the students have been harvesting and squirreling away? This "sleeper" fruit was magically transformed into beautiful strawberry guava jelly and strawberry guava juice. Several students helped prepare our tasting table treats of jelly crackers and juice cups. Also on the tasting table was pomegranate arils and pineapple guavas. Have we mentioned how amazing our garden is?
Please be sure to join us next Friday, December 14th as this will be our last Garden Club meeting until January 11th. We'll be sharing more preserved treats which were grown in our very own garden this fall. This is one of the school's most popular lunch clubs, and we really need the extra help. Please email Garden Coordinator Stephanie Murphy to learn more!
STEAM+ Family Night
Tuesday, December 11th, 6-7:30pm
The STEAM+ team, in conjunction with the District Design Thinking team, will be hosting a special evening of exploration and learning. Heights families are invited to participate in a variety of activities focused on Affordable and Clean Energy. The theme is based on the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Questions? Contact Gail Moran.
WinterFest is Coming!
Rehearsal: Wednesday, December 19th, 10:15am
Performance: Thursday, December 20th, 1:00pm
Rain or shine, our annual musical tradition will go on! Students have been hard at work practicing their holiday songs for this event. Please plan to stay for the entirety of the program, as teachers will not be able to release students early.
This is one of only two school-wide celebrations during the year, so it is a special event for our school community. Come early to get parking and a good seat. We will have a full house, and you don't want to miss the opening performance by our 4th-6th grade Glee Club!
NOTE: If you can't make the performance, you are welcome to attend the rehearsal the day before, December 19th, at 10:15am.
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.
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.
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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