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Hills Happenings for October 28 - November 1

October 29: PTA Reflections Showcase 

October 31: Halloween Parade *There is a change in the format of the Halloween Parade from years past. Please read below.  

October 31: Halloween Read-in and Parent Lunch

November 2: HillsFest 

LOOK for Principal Sleet’s Message at the end of this email. 



PTA Reflections Showcase - October 29th from 6:00 - 7:15 PM in the PAC

We had a record number of 48 entries this year to the National PTA Art Reflections Program! Thank you for encouraging and supporting your artists! On Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 pm, all of the entries will be displayed at the Art Showcase in the PAC and we will be recognizing all of the talented artists. Artists, families, and friends are invited to the showcase.

HillsFest is finally here! Join us THIS Saturday, November 2nd, as HillsFest goes Back to the Future!

This annual adults-only party and auction is our second and final PTA fundraiser for the year, and many of our school programs depend on its success. Plus it’s a really fun way to connect with other parents without having to chase your kids around the playground. Get your tickets here before our final headcount is due to Pacifica Del Mar on October 29! Can’t make it? You can sponsor a ticket to allow our teachers and staff to attend at no cost. Limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Get your raffle tickets for your chance to win 5 Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets!!

Visit https://www.hillsfestlive.com for more information.

Halloween Parade - October 31st from 8:15 - 8:30 AM

Our school will host a costume parade on Thursday, October 31st. Students will weave through the school and end in front of the PAC. 

  • The primary grade parade will be from 8:10 - 8:30 AM. 
  • Photo opportunity for primary students will be at 8:30 AM in front of the PAC
  • The upper grade parade will take place from 8:30 - 8:50 AM. 
  • Photo opportunity for upper students will be at 8:50 AM. 

All Kindergarten through 6th grade students may participate in our Annual Costume Parade here at Del Mar Hills. Parents are invited to attend the parade starting at 8:10 AM.  Remember to bring your camera!

We ask for your help in the selection of appropriate costumes and for wise parental judgment in what you allow your child to wear to school on this day. Remember, all K-6 students will view the costumes, so they should be appropriate for all students in this age range (5–11 years old).  Please encourage your child to select a costume reflecting a positive emphasis, such as a storybook character or a humorous or playful depiction of everyday life. Students may not bring toy knives, guns or any weapons, and may not use blood nor wear scary masks. In addition, please be cognizant of the diversity within our school community and refrain from selecting a costume that could be offensive to some members of our diverse population.

Costumes and make-up need to be put on at home before you arrive to school. If your child cannot wear their costume over their school clothes, please make sure he/she brings a change of clothes in a bag. All SurfRiders will need to change into their school clothes after the parade.  Students may spray their hair a different color and put make-up on their face, but spray cans, gel, and make-up containers are not permitted at school.

Halloween Read-in and Parent Lunch - October 31st from 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Room Parents will set up times for parents to come read to students. All parents are welcome to join their student for lunch this day.

Surfriders Rock Assembly - November 1st from 8:00 - 9:00 AM

We will be holding our monthly SurfRiders Rock Assembly on November 1st at 8 AM in the PAC. At this assembly we will be talking about the 8 Keys of Excellence and introducing the Key of “Speak With Good Purpose.”  Del Mar Hills families are welcome and encouraged to join us for this fun morning event. We invite all SurfRiders and their parents to wear their favorite college clothing to school to help us set the tone for a great month of academic learning.

STEAM+  Donations Needed

STEAM+ needs your empty toilet paper and paper towel tubes as well as shoe boxes. Please bring them to the Library. Thank you!



Principal Sleet’s Message

Our campus has been filled with discussions and displays about healthy choices during our Red Ribbon Week. Students have arrived to school wearing red, pajamas, sports jerseys, and our new college T-shirts. We enjoyed red apples and made kindness chains. The assembly with the California Highway Patrol on Tuesday was exciting and informative for our students. Hopefully your SurfRider has come home with many stories this week. 

The Halloween Hoedown was filled with joyous smiles and laughter! It is such a pleasure to see our community join together to celebrate fall and Halloween. Our students certainly love wearing their costumes to school! During the evening, our students engaged in many crafts and games. Families were able to preview the Teacher Features and amazing art displays that will be auctioned off at the HillsFest on November 2nd. Thank you to our amazing PTA for organizing and sponsoring these amazing events for our families and community.  

The Del Mar Hills Staff is looking forward to the upcoming week. The Halloween Parade is sure to be an exciting event for our SurfRiders.

Parent - Teacher Conference Week is November 18 - 22.  Please be sure to confirm your parent-teacher conference day and time with your child’s teacher. This is a valuable time to sit down to have a focused conversation about your child’s progress and goals. During the week of November 18 - 22, we will be on minimum day schedule. 

See you on campus. 

Looking Forward,

Andrea Sleet, Principal