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05/05/2015 Parenting in a World of Technology

Join us for a special evening with a panel of experts discussing:

“Parenting in a World of Technology”
Tuesday, May 5
Del Mar Hills Academy PAC
14085 Mango Drive, Del Mar
6:00-7:30 PM

There is no cost to attend this event. Registration required. Limited seating.
Reserve your seats here
Child care registration is available here

About the Workshop
A panel format discussion on the significance of digital footprints. Cyber security and safety, social media and behaviors, and support and resources in navigating our children’s choices will be some of the topics presented.

It takes a village…
Del Mar Parent Workshop Series is brought to you by a community partnership between:




04/01/2015 April Events


PTA General Membership Meeting – Tuesday, April 14th – 8AM – Room 7
Come vote on our updated by-laws and new PTA Board for 2015-2016 then stay for an informational talk about the 8 Keys of Excellence as they relate to College Readiness from former Hills 5th grade teacher Abby Farricker.



Dads Club Career Day – Friday, April 17th
Visit your child’s classroom and share your occupation and roles in the world of “work” between 11:15AM – 11:45AM followed by a Brown Bag Lunch. This is a great opportunity to be in the classroom and visit with the students! They love it! Parents will be assigned to classes on a first-come, first-serve basis so download the form and sign up or fill out the flyer sent home in the Wednesday folder.

World Festival – Friday, April 17th – 6PM – PAC
Help to bring together the cultures within our school and help our students experience the similarities between them and their classmates. We hope you will join us in our celebration which will include song, dance, food, history, and crafts of a variety of our own Del Mar Hills families. Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4aa5a82aa57-delmar to help make our night diverse! Whether your family has a personal heritage or would like to share information from a country traveled, we welcome your participation. Questions? Contact John or Qian Salerno at salerno.john@gmail.com

04/24/2015 Parents Night Out ESC Fundraiser

On April 24th from 5:30pm-8:30pm, for a contribution of $50.00 per child, your student can spend an evening with our specialists in Science, Music, Art, Technology and PE. They will be served pizza, rotate through sessions with four of the specialists and end the evening with a short movie in the PAC. Click on following link: http://goo.gl/forms/mI4L872NCi
Or fill out the form in the Wednesday folders or here. Send a check for $50.00 per child made out to DMSEF to the school office by Thursday, April 23rd. This fun event is a great fundraiser for ESC as well as a great opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening out! Thanks for your support!

03/10/2015 2015-2016 PTA Board Slate

2015-2016 PTA Executive Board: The Del Mar Hills PTA Nominating committee met on March 9, 2015 to consider all eligible candidates for the 2015-2016 term of office. On behalf of the nominating committee, we present the following slate of officers for the association’s consideration:

President: Brooke Beros
Executive Vice President: Jeannie Thomas
First Vice President, Programs: Linda Haley
Second Vice President, Communications: Nathalie Gholmieh
Third Vice President, Health & Safety: Lori Bigelow
Fourth Vice President, Ways & Means: Dawn Mason
Secretary: Sara Coggen
Treasurer: Dina Quesnell
Financial Secretary: Sara Belderes
Auditor: Julie Van der Auwera
Historian: Sara McMenamin

The report of the Nominating committee is submitted to the membership in writing at least 30 days prior to the election to take place on April 14, 2015 at 8AM in Room 7.

We now have a photo galleries page! Photos are also available through the news items.

Thank you, Hills Families! The Honor Roll of the families who have “Caught the Wave” is here!

Del Mar Hills Academy is a close-knit neighborhood school.  It is the PTA’s mission to enhance each student’s educational experience.  We are honored to serve the Del Mar Hills community and we hope you will support us by becoming a PTA member. Please Catch the Wave and join us as a Volunteer!