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.
Annual Giving Campaign: Are You IN?
Campaign Ends Wednesday, Sept. 27th
INspire, INvolve, INvest --> We now have 54% participation!
For those who gave, thank you! If you haven't, you might be asking: "Why should I participate now?" Great question! Three reasons:
1. Write one check to help cover all 50 PTA programs, and you'll be good to go for the rest of the year. Unlike other school PTAs that issue pleas every other week for donations, we have one primary fundraiser to pay for it all.
2. You can get some amazing thank you gifts--exclusively during AGC! How about a luxurious hand-woven Kamp towel made of Turkish cotton? Or a 20-pack cooler with heat-sealed insulated main compartment, wide sleeve pocket, front sleeve pocket, and reinforced bottom? Or perhaps a Del Mar Heights YETI® Rambler Tumbler?
3. The biggest reason, however, is that you'll be supporting programs such as Heights Cares,
a service-oriented group for students who organize beach cleanups, candy donations to U.S. service men and women, bake sales and numerous other volunteer opportunities supporting local charities. With the support of the PTA, Heights Cares programming helps our children incorporate philanthropy and service to the community into their lives. In fact, the Heights Cares Towel & Sheet Drive starts tomorrow! See below for details!
PS: Your limited-edition AGC T-shirts will be sent home in your child's backpack in October. Thanks for your patience!
Skip the Line: Pre-Order Your Harvest Fest Pizza
Order Deadline: Monday, Sept. 25th at 5 pm
Pre-order your Fresh Brothers pizza and pick up your dinner at Harvest Fest on Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 4 pm to 6:30 pm. Each 7-inch personal deep dish pizza is $6.75 and comes with a bottle of water. Choose between cheese or pepperoni. Order now, and your dinner will be waiting for you after 4 pm at the Fresh Brothers food tent at Harvest Fest!
A New Way for Kids to Engage with the Arts
Meet Tracy McDowell, the Heights' new resident artist and storyteller. Tracy is working with Heidi Eckstein this year to create an innovative program for students that integrates movement, visual arts, storytelling and mindfulness into the curriculum. A graduate of Del Mar Heights and UCSD, Tracy created her own major in storytelling, and now she's bringing her unique take to the arts to our students, thanks to funding from the Del Mar Heights PTA.
One of the projects she and Heidi did with 1st Grade students involved reading Brook Berg's "What Happened to Marion's Book" about a hedgehog who attempts to clean up a spill she'd made on a borrowed book. "Heidi and I wanted to convey about being brave and telling the truth if/when something happens to a library book," Tracy said. They created a 10-minute set of yoga-inspired dance movements that recreated a narrative, flowing through a story about waking up, going to school, being brave and telling the teacher about a ruined book and then going home, winding down and going to sleep. "Kids then sat in a circle and did a brief reflection, looping in storytelling structure and identifying patterns present in all stories and everyday life, like levels, beginning/middle/end, and transformation," she said.
Welcome, Tracy! We can't wait to see how you and Heidi will transform our approach to the arts and Del Mar Heights!
SciFri: Behind the Magic
Friday, October 6th from 6-7:30 p.m.
You won’t believe your eyes as you uncover the science behind some favorite magic tricks. Students and parents alike will be wowed as they make ping-pong balls float, create optical illusions, move a can with a balloon, pop the lids off bottles with gas, and create polymers.
Open Sesame: Arrive and leave at times that are most convenient for your family. Eat first, come later, or come early, then eat dinner afterwards. It’s up to you!
Sign up here. Questions? Contact Amy Chelesnik.
Reflections Submissions: Now Open!
Entries are due Oct. 18th
Start working on this year's Reflections Art program, a national PTA program that's been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. This year, we welcome original works of art interpreting this year's chosen theme: Within Reach.
Submissions categories include dance/choreography, literature, photography, film production, music composition, and visual arts. Read more information on this program here.
Questions? Contact Reflections Chairperson Tanya Barach.
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.
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. Shop AmazonSmile and contribute to our school.
Ralphs Community Contributions Program. It couldn't be easier - just shop, swipe, and earn. Click here for enrollment instructions.
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