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.
Spring Enrichment: Registration Open
Classes begin the week of February 25th
To check out the available classes and schedule click HERE. There's everything from computer coding and creative cooking to soccer and yoga. Be sure to scroll down to the Del Mar Heights program page. To register online, go HERE.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SciFri: Fire & Ice
Friday, January 25th, 6:30-7:15pm
We're bringing the heat (and some ice to cool things down) for our first SciFri event of 2019, presented by Mad Science of San Diego.
Students will discover just how hot and cold science can be when they watch a real dollar bill go up in flames without burning, learn that tornadoes aren't always made of wind, and explore the mysteries of dry ice with large-scale bubbling potions that fill the room.
Click here to sign-up. Questions? Contact Anne Chao or Stephanie Bernstein.
Drop-Off & Pick-Up Alert
Friendly Traffic Reminder
Del Mar Heights' enrollment is bigger than ever and we need your help to keep the school and your children safe.
~ Respect all traffic laws
~ Refrain from blocking our neighbor's driveways at any time
~ Refrain from cell phone use while in the pick-up line
~ Do not leave your car unattended
Following these simple rules will help make pick-up and drop-off safer, less chaotic, and less frustrating for everyone.
Free Ferrari, Anyone?
Next Garden Club: Friday, January 25th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Free Ferraris for parents who volunteer in Garden Club!
Ok, kidding, but we really need your help or Garden Club won't survive. Friday, we had one volunteer - for a total of two adults supervising 40-50 students and a multitude of tasks. The kids show up ready to work even when the volunteers don't! Although it may seem as though we are getting along fine, the students could be learning so much more if we had volunteers to instruct and supervise them. Don't worry, there's no gardening experience necessary! We'll tell you everything you need to know at 11:30 when you arrive. Questions? Email Stephanie Murphy.
On Friday, we did manage to harvest, prep, and taste Washington Navel oranges, peas (yes, the students loved them), kohlrabi and strawberry guavas. Some were even sent home with students. We also raked, weeded and planted seedlings of Siberian Kale and arugula.
Lastly, while we greatly admire the creativity of our students, please remind your little ones not to pick fruit or leaves unless instructed to do so. Thank you :)
Garden Club will be on break for the MLK holiday. Please join us when we return on Friday, January 25th at 11:30am. We'll be harvesting and preparing our sugar cane for juicing.
2nd Annual Family Dance
Friday, February 1, 6:30-8:30pm at Del Mar Hills PAC
It was such a hit last year that The Awesome Dads' Club is putting on another Family Dance! Grab dinner beforehand and then bring your family to the Del Mar Hills Performing Arts Center (PAC). RSVPs to follow.
Please contact Shay Hasselmann or Gordon Fletcher with any questions.
Save the Date! The Spring Gala is Coming!
Saturday, March 30th at Farmer & the Seahorse
Reserve your babysitters and 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.
Seeking Volunteers! If you like live 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!
Questions? Contact Stephanie Deppensmith.
Start Saving Your Books for the Used Book Exchange!
Collection Week: March 4-8
Exchange Week: March 11-14
The annual Del Mar Heights Used Book Exchange is coming up during Conference Week, March 11th - 14th.
Collection Week is March 4th - 8th. Students will receive one credit for each book they donate. All gently used children's books will be accepted and we especially need chapter books for our upper grade readers.
If you have middle schoolers or know families that do, won't you ask them if they have any books they might like to donate? Adult books are also accepted, though no credits will be earned for adult book donations.
Have books to donate, but don't want to wait until March? Please contact Kate Zimmer or Beth McGinty to arrange for storage.
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.
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.
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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