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Principal's Weekly Message


CDM Families,

Please see updated weekly message below. We are having difficulties with our messaging program this week, so hopefully this message is sent successfully! Thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.

Upcoming News and Announcements:

CDM Kindness Week, April 22-26

Student Council is excited to spend the upcoming week reminding others that being cool starts with being kind.  This year’s kindness event, “It’s Cool 2 B Kind,” involves a week of activities that empower and encourage our school to exemplify a culture of kindness for each other and our surrounding community.  The event will begin with a kick-off assembly on Monday and continue with the following daily kindness themes:

  • Monday- Kindness for the Earth
  • Tuesday- Kindness for Staff and Teachers
  • Wednesday- Kindness for our Community
  • Thursday- Kindness for Family and Friends
  • Friday- Kindness for CDM

We will have a special Spirit Activity (“Shades Day”) on Wednesday when we will be encouraging our students to show their coolness by wearing their sunglasses to school. 

Town Hall Forum

The DMUSD is encouraging families to come to the DMSEF Town Forum being held at Ocean Air School from 6-7:30pm this Monday, April 22.  DMSEF is looking forward to hearing from our community regarding the direction of our wonderful STEAM+ programs. Please be sure to attend!

Chili Game Night, Thursday, April 25, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

CDM’s annual Chili Game Night is this Thursday, 4/25! This is a great event and an easy way for the CDM community to get together for a little fun.  Sign up to bring chili or a side, bring a board game or activity to play on the blacktop, and then just have a good time! There will be a prize wheel and dessert table, so bring a couple of bucks for the kids to play the wheel or buy a treat. The Dad's Club will provide hot dogs. 

To sign up use this link:

We can't wait to share our favorite chili recipes!

Questions? Email the PTA Programs Coordinator Tamara Wells at

International Showcase Informational Meeting Wednesday April 25 at 8:05-8:30am in the MUR

The popular CDM International Showcase and Potluck is coming up on Friday, May 17th from 5:00-7:00pm. Like last year, we will have performances, a showcase featuring crafts/activities from different cultures, and food.

Are you proud of your cultural heritage and want to meet with other parents to plan for this wonderful event?  If you are, please join the team on Wednesday April 25th from 8:05-8:30am in the MUR for a brief informational meeting.  We would love to work with you to make this year’s event memorable! Everyone is welcome!

Questions? Contact Sarah Buzi at

Upcoming Calendar of Events:

April 8-12:  NO SCHOOL…..Spring Break!

Apr. 16:  Kindergarten Field trip to Flower Fields

Apr. 22: DMSEF Town Hall: STEAM+ Programming meeting, Ocean Air School, 6 PM

Apr. 24: DMUSD Board of Trustees Meeting

Apr. 25: PTA Chili Game Night

May 1:  Jr. Olympics Skills Competition

May 3:  Family Brown Bag Lunch

May 3: Kona Ice after school

May 3: 2nd Grade Performance, 8:15 am, CDM MUR

May 6-24: CAASPP Testing Window

May 6-10: Staff Appreciation Week

May 16  CDM School Site Council Meeting

May 17  3rd Grade Music Performances

May 17: 1st Grade Field trip to Balboa Theatre

May 18: Science Field Day……Go Dragons!

May 22: DMUSD Board of Trustees Meeting

May 24:  Volunteer Breakfast & PTA Association Meeting

May 27:  NO SCHOOL….Memorial Day!

May 31:  Kona Ice after school

Please visit the Carmel Del Mar website for more information.  See you on campus!


Jessica Morales

Principal, Carmel Del Mar School

Casey Doose

Assistant Principal, Carmel Del Mar School and Sage Canyon School

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