Information for New Families:
We hope the information below will help to serve as a guide on your new journey at Del Mar Hills. Should you have any further questions, please contact the front office at 858-755-9763.
Stay Connected at Del Mar Hills:
Del Mar Hills Academy Website: We wanted to mention what a great resource our school’s website is. We recommend you bookmark it for quick reference!
Weekly eBlast: This is a great way to keep up to date on breaking school news. The Sunday Hills Happenings weekly eBlast is the primary method of communication for our school. We send out weekly updates, event reminders, volunteer needs, and even items that don’t make it into your child’s Wednesday folder. Every once in awhile, we may send you more than one email a week to give you a heads up about important events. Your privacy is guaranteed – we will never sell or share your email address and this email is sent directly from Del Mar Hills, not the PTA. Your email address will be automatically added to the list when you register for school.
PTA Website: You’ll find information on upcoming events and programs, important links to school and district information, calendar of events, and so much more. You can even buy Spirit Wear through our online shop.
Konstella: When your room parent needs volunteers for class events, or when the PTA is requesting volunteer sign-ups, you will learn about it and sign up through our app, Konstella. Instructions on how to receive these notifications can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Meetings: Here, you can meet other parents, share ideas, hear directly about school happenings and become more involved in our school community. Our general meetings are held three times a year. Check the School Calendar for updates on time and place. We look forward to your participation!
School Calendar of events: Keep up with the latest dates via the online School Calendar. The calendar is continually updated, so check back frequently or even better, sync it to your personal calendar.
Our Hills community is built through volunteering, whether in the classroom or for PTA programs and events. Volunteering doesn’t mean a huge time commitment. Whatever time your schedule permits, whether it’s an hour a month or an hour a week, we greatly appreciate it! We also value special skills, connections or talents you would be willing to share. Every little bit helps! Becoming active is really easy and it makes a difference in our children's’ educational experience.
PTA Volunteer Opportunities: Check out some of the ways you can get involved and contribute to the enrichment of your child's school experience http://delmarhillspta.org/volunteer-opportunities/. Have an idea you want to pursue? Let us know about it!
Working in the Classroom: One of the most valuable ways to support your child(ren)’s learning is to volunteer in the classroom. Each teacher has his or her own way of employing parent volunteers from assisting in the classroom to copying homework packets to leading small groups. Please be sure to contact your child’s teacher to learn how you can help. To volunteer, you will just need to bring a copy of your current TB test to the office and complete the volunteer declaration form.
Room Parents: The role of Room Parent varies from class to class depending on the teacher. Typically, the Room Parent organizes class parties at the holidays and coordinates parent volunteers for special projects, events or field trips. Most teachers ask for Room Parent volunteers at Back-to-School Night.
School Directory: The PTA publishes an all-school directory each Fall. This allows for families to be able to communicate with each other. The directory is entirely elective.
Spirit Wear: Kids, parents, and teachers alike show their school pride by wearing Hills wear. Visit the PTA’s online shop to order spirit wear.
PTA Contact Information: Need to reach a specific PTA person? You can find a list of Board Members and Program Chairs with their contact information on the PTA website.
Your Donations at Work
Del Mar Hills Academy PTA:The PTA works closely with the staff at Del Mar Hills to support and inspire a lifelong love of learning in each of our students. Through PTA Grants, we’ve supplied our STEAM+ and classroom teachers with equipment, books, software, hardware technologies and other materials they otherwise would not have. 100% of your generous contributions support PTA programs in the year that you donate them. Please check the PTA’s Fundraising page for more information on programs and how you can contribute.
Getting to Know Del Mar
Del Mar’s historic Village offers a wide variety of award-winning restaurants, luxury hotels and spas and unique shops close to our beautiful coastline. The Del Mar Farmers’ Market is also a fun place to pick up the freshest and finest produce, flowers and seafood. It’s the region’s second oldest farmers market, operating from 1-4 pm on Saturdays off 9th Street.
Del Mar City Site: The City site has a wealth of information from trash and recycling pick-up days to maps, lifeguard information and so much more.
Del Mar Foundation: The Del Mar Foundation and Young Del Mar provide a wide variety of free community events for residents and donors, including the Spooktacular Beach Bonfire, Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Parade, Cinema by the Sea outdoor movie series, Parents’ Night Out, Meet-n-Greets, Twilight Summer Concerts, and many others. Check out their website and calendar for the latest events. The Foundation is the oldest non-profit group in Del Mar, dedicated to fostering civic pride and diverse cultural programs and events in Del Mar. The Foundation also supports Del Mar Lifeguards, Del Mar Library, Free Flight Bird Sanctuary, Wounded Warriors, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, Del Mar Community Connections and many others through its grants program.
Del Mar Village Association: This site provides a detailed list of the renowned cuisine in the area, the wide range of shopping available in the Village, and a calendar of upcoming events.
Del Mar Times: The local newspaper’s online site is a great resource for staying up-to-date on community news, and it often features Del Mar Hills events in its coverage.
We welcome you to our school and wish you and your family all the best on your new and exciting journey here at Del Mar Hills Academy of Arts & Science.