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.
Join the Beauty & the Beast Jr. Tech Crew
Meeting on Monday, November 26th at Noon in the MUR
If you are in 4th-6th grade and you'd like to learn how to create magic on the stage by working behind the scenes, please come to this informational meeting. Hear about the different backstage, lighting and sound booth positions needed to put up a fantastic production.
If interested in volunteering, please have your child fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/ED1ljbWrraYBKFqJ2
Questions? Contact Jazmin Blais.
Feeding America: Next Volunteer Day
Wednesday, November 28th, 2-4pm
Feeding America San Diego provides food to more than 480,000 children, families, and seniors every year! Join Heights Cares as we sort food at the distribution center in Mira Mesa at 9455 Waples Street, Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92121.
Sign Up to Volunteer
Questions about Feeding America or Heights Cares? Contact Jazmin Blais.
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.
A Peck of Pickled Peppers
Next Garden Club: Friday, November 30th, 11:30am - 12:30pm
This week in Garden Club, students planted a large variety of veggies, pulled weeds, removed pepper plants, raked, and harvested Lunchbox peppers and strawberry guavas.
In the kitchen, students helped assemble and serve pumpkin pie smoothies, which they loved. We decided if we made it again, we'd use regular vanilla yogurt, not Greek, for a more smooth/sweet taste. Click here for the recipe.
Last week we had an abundance of Lunchbox peppers, so they were pickled in order to preserve them for this week's meeting ;) They turned out a little bit spicy by that didn't stop our gardeners from gobbling up two quart sized jars worth! Since they were so popular, we'll also be pickling the batch of peppers we picked this week! Click here for the recipe. And, while not as plentiful as we planned (due to theft), students got to take home apples from our apple trees this week.
Lastly, Garden Club will be on break due to conference week and the upcoming holidays. Our next Garden Club meeting will be Friday, November 30th. Since about 60 kids participate weekly, we are still looking for volunteers to help. No garden experience necessary! If interested, contact Garden Coordinator Stephanie Murphy and she'll add you to our email list.
Dolphin Leaders' Canned Food Drive
November 26th - 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 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.
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.
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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