Everyone a Reader
Everyone a Reader is supported by the San Diego County Office of Education and run through our PTA. The program provides blossoming readers in grades one through three a little extra support to help them flourish. Each child in the program reads with a reading buddy two to three times a week.
Everyone a Reader is a great way to work with children one-on-one and be an advocate for readers that need a little extra TLC. Many tutors volunteer for this program for more than one year because they enjoy sharing their love of reading with our children. We are always looking for new tutors!
Farm-to-Table - Currently ON HOLD
This program connects students' experience in our main garden with local chefs who work with our students to harvest, prepare and cook food from our crops. Students will have a genuine farm-to-table culinary experience.
These monthly evening events enable our kids and their parents to explore various science topics in a fun and interactive environment. See more here.
Chair: Affnan Zubbi
Team Up! - Currently ON HOLD
In a program unique to Del Mar Heights, UCSD athletes inspire children to develop their physical fitness. Created in 2004, student athletes arrive a the Del Mar Heights campus at 7:15am to play games and sports, enjoy activities, supervise, and mentor elementary students until the school day starts at 8:00am.
Learn more HERE from our write up in the UCSD magazine.
Understanding Differences - Currently ON HOLD
Understanding Differences is a unique, award winning disability awareness program created and developed at Del Mar Heights in 2005. This school-wide program teaches students empathy and understanding through participation in science lessons, simulation exercises, and interactions with guest speakers. Each year, throughout January, the Del Mar Heights community participates in a variety of activities designed to foster tolerance. Understanding Differences is supported by the staff and PTA, over 75 parent volunteers, UCSD undergraduate psychology volunteers as well as by multiple community volunteers with disabilities.
This program was honored by the North Coastal Council PTA with a Program Award of Excellence and has been awarded the California School Boards Association Golden Bell Award.
Count Down to Summer
Family friendly end-of-the-year celebration with food trucks, music, games, and more. Mark your calendars...it's a party you don't want to miss!
The annual Heights event takes place the last week of school. Families are invited to pack a picnic lunch and watch each class bust out moves they’ve been practicing for weeks. You’ll also hear from high school graduating seniors who are Heights alumni offer words of encouragement and advice to our outgoing 6th Graders. Dance Fest is our way of ending the school year in style!
Welcome the new school year and celebrate the success of our Annual Giving Campaign. A fun event for the whole family, featuring music, bounce houses, petting zoo, food trucks and much more!
The Del Mar Heights Dads' club provides free coffee, juice, and pancakes before school several times throughout the year. Come early and get them while they're hot!
Sixth Grade Promotion
The PTA hosts the hospitality portion of the Sixth Grade Promotion, held on our students' last day of elementary school. We serve cake and drinks to our newest alumni, their parents, and families after the ceremony.
Garden Club - Currently ON HOLD
Every Friday at lunch (11:30-12:30), students in grades 1-6 have the opportunity to learn something new. After a gardening lesson, students work in the garden on a variety of tasks, and then are rewarded with a treat at our tasting table. Throughout the year, after harvests, produce is available for all to enjoy. Parents, grandparents, and community members are encouraged to join and help our young gardeners.
Robotics Club - Currently ON HOLD
A parent-run club using a variety of robots and computer software. We have several programs available, including Junior Robotics, Youth Robotics, and First Lego League.
Comedy Improv Club - Currently ON HOLD
An after-school club where students learn how to do funny voices, create characters, plan fun improv games, and make quick comebacks to other kids' jokes. This club is perfect for showoffs, class clowns, actresses/actors, writers, and anyone else who wants to learn.
Yearbook Club - Operating in Limited Capacity
Our yearbook captures memories made throughout a year of learning and fun. While the club is on hold, our wonderful parent volunteers continue to ensure a long lasting yearbook is available at year's end.
Art Show - Currently ON HOLD
Students submit original works of art in a variety of mediums. All Heights families are encouraged to attend the evening Art Show in which submissions are displayed.
This program is an initiative to increase respect, awareness and enjoyment of the multicultural world we live in. Each year students are exposed to a different culture's traditions, cuisine, arts, and performances. Our STEAM+ staff also incorporates this culture when possible into their curriculum.
Chair: Christina Galione
Choir - Currently ON HOLD
Choir participants are led by a San Diego Children's Choir trained music director in singing fun and engaging music from all over the world and different time periods. Singers participate in an informal concert for family and friends at the end of the 12-week session. Weekly after-school choir rehearsals include an introduction to music reading and healthy vocal technique. Offered to Kinder-2nd grade. This program is funded partially by participation fees.
Glee Club - Currently ON HOLD
This program is for our talented singers & dancers. Students learn HOW to sing with good breath support, HOW to learn parts, and HOW to achieve all this while dancing. Program includes a weekly class and informal performance at the end of the session. Glee Club will be taught by professionals from Villa Musica. Offered to 2nd-6th grade. information.
This program is funded partially by participation fees.
This program helps students develop imagination and build self-esteem through performing arts. The program culminates in a full-scale production put on entirely by students under the instruction and direction of a professional theater company. This year student's will perform Disney' Jr's Aladdin
This program is funded partially by participation fees.
Students from every grade level showcase their talents, with performances including dance, music, martial arts, and much more! Get your child together with some friends and put on an act, or let your child showcase a special talent. All students are invited to participate. This year's production takes place on Friday, January 26.
Chair: Sarah Hunt
Funding covers a variety of art programs, as well as the art supplies needed to support those programs.
Assemblies & Speakers
The PTA funds assemblies across the grade levels that are identified and organized by teachers and school staff.
Classroom Mini Grants
The PTA provides classroom grants to each teacher and staff member to fund instructional needs, often those previously funded by the state.
Common Core Support Grants
The PTA provides grants to teachers to supplement common core curriculum with necessary materials not provided by the district or state.
Funding covers 100% of our library materials with a new focus on building out our e-books library with unlimited access e-books.
Physical Education Resources
Funding to purchase sports equipment and supplies to support our award winning Physical Education program with Mr. Phillip.
Funding to support our innovation center, tinker lab, and other school needs that support every student.
Funding covers 100% of all science materials used by our students in their science classes with STEAM+ teacher, Ms. Minarik.
Funding covers laptops, tablets, Apple TVs, coding robots, innovation lab materials, white board tables, Osmo equipment, 3D printers, technology software, and more!