Student Portfolios- There’s Still Time!

Wed, Jun 1 4:17pm

There is still time to gather up your student’s work and art from the school year and have it professionally hard-bound into a cool portfolio!  Use the attached PDF or click here for instructions and ... [More]

Time to Get Student Portfolio Pages Together

Sat, May 28 10:12am

Need a perfect activity for a May Gray weekend?  Gather up your SurfRiders’ writing, class work and art from the school year so it can be professionally hard-bound into a cool portfolio!  Click the li ... [More]

I'm so glad I didn't buy a yearbook.....

Wed, May 25 7:20am

  ~ said no one ever!   The yearbook online store CLOSES TODAY!    To order your yearbook, follow these steps: Go to Enter your access key: CTTG3HD9TZ Enter your student' ... [More]

Yearbook Sales End Tomorrow....Don't Miss Out!

Tue, May 24 9:32pm

Yearbook Sales End TOMORROW!   The yearbook online store is open through this Wednesday 5/25/2022.   Each book costs $17.00 (plus shipping, if applicable).   To order your yearbook, follow these steps ... [More]

Yearbook Sales End Wednesday!

Mon, May 23 1:08pm

Only 3 days left to order your student's Del Mar Hills Academy yearbook!   The yearbooks online store through this Wednesday 5/25/2022.   Each book costs $17.00 (plus shipping, if applicable).   To or ... [More]

Hawaiian Spirit Day Tomorrow

Thu, May 19 5:17pm

Show your island spirit tomorrow to surprise our staff o the last day of teacher appreciation week!!

Open House Tonite & Carnival Tomorrow

Thu, May 19 3:27pm

Our community has two great events to look forward to: Tonight is our annual open house from 5:30-6:30. Students and families are encouraged to drop by their classrooms to check out projects and greet ... [More]

Friday’s Spirit Day- Wear Hawaiian Clothing

Wed, May 18 7:11pm

All week we’ve celebrated our staff with the theme of “Mahalo for all you do”. Let’s surprise them with a Hawaiian Spirit day. Wear your Hawaiian shirts, leis, or flower print clothing on FRIDAY to ce ... [More]

Bring a note, card or picture for a STAFF member

Wed, May 18 7:07pm

Drop off a note, picture or card to the front office, Mrs. Park, Mrs. Sleet, Mr. Jose or someone on campus who helps make everyday great!!

Bring a note, card or picture for teacher tomorrow!!

Tue, May 17 4:00pm

Let’s continue to spread the “Aloha”spirit and bring your teacher a note, card or picture from home tomorrow!

Bring Books for Book Swap All Week

Tue, May 17 11:27am

The Great SurfRider Book Swap is coming!  This week, please send your SurfRider to school with a gently used book (or several books) they no longer read and can part with.  Each classroom has a collec ... [More]

Bring a Flower for the Staff Tomorrow

Mon, May 16 5:15pm

Our front office staff, support staff, and custodial staff do so much for our school. Let’s fill the office with flowers to show our appreciation! Again pick from your yard or neighborhood.

Bring a Flower for your Teacher TOMORROW

Sun, May 15 4:41pm

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Staff Appreciation Week. Please bring a flower to your teacher. Pick one from your garden, a friends garden or from somewhere in your neighborhood. Let’s shower them wi ... [More]

Order Your Yearbook TODAY!

Wed, May 11 2:18pm

You can now order your student's Del Mar Hills Academy yearbook!   The yearbooks online store will be open from 5/11/2022 through 5/25/2022.   Each book costs $17.00 (plus shipping, if applicable).   ... [More]

Garden club volunteer(s) needed

Fri, May 6 7:33am

We are in need of some extra garden club volunteers for today or this popular club will have to be canceled for the second week in a row. If you are cleared to volunteer on campus and are able to come ... [More]

Don't Miss the World Festival TOMORROW 6 pm in the PAC

Thu, May 5 9:22pm

  Explore the different cultural backgrounds that make up our school through food, music, art, and education!    Each little visitor will get a “Diversity Passport” to complete as they visit various b ... [More]

Pajama Day Tuesday for SurfRider Self-Care Week!

Mon, Apr 25 8:45pm

SurfRider Self-Care week is off to a great start!  Tomorrow, April 26, is Treat Yourself Tuesday.  Kids can wear pajamas to school and are encouraged to show parent volunteers a healthy part of their ... [More]

Last Day!

Thu, Apr 21 2:34pm

The last day to submit art for the recycled art display in the library is tomorrow. We have had some amazing projects turned in so far! Great job Surfriders and Happy Earth Day!

Jimbos Prize!!!

Tue, Apr 19 3:04pm

The first 20 kiddos to turn in a recycled art project will earn a $10 gift card to Jimbos! Thank you Jimbos for helping us celebrate Earth Day!

Parent Education Event with Leah Pearlman, creator of the Facebook LIKE Button, TONIGHT!

Tue, Apr 19 6:26am

  Please join us tonight for an evening with Leah Pearlman, a creator of the Facebook LIKE Button and author of Drawn Together: Uplifting Comics on the Curious Journey Through Life and Love.  If you a ... [More]

Thank you!

Mon, Apr 18 5:47pm

Thank you to those who have submitted a recycled art project to the library! They will be collected all week! Also a big thank you to the Del Mar Hills 3rd graders for making Earth Day posters for our school!

Recycling for Science!

Thu, Apr 14 6:38pm

Please consider collecting shoe boxes, cardboard egg cartons, paper towel rolls, and the netted bags that fruits come in to contribute to the science lab. Thank you! This is a wonderful way to REUSE m ... [More]

Earth Day Art Project Next Week

Thu, Apr 14 12:16pm

Recycled Art Display Celebrate Earth Day, Friday April 22 by participating in a recycled art project. Create a piece of art at home using recycled materials- think boxes, paper towel rolls, bottle cap ... [More]

Talent Show TONIGHT at 6 pm!

Fri, Mar 25 8:31am

  Come out and support our SurfRiders as they share their talents with us.   We have two amazing 6th graders emceeing the event that is sure to be entertaining.   Doors open at 5:50 pm, see you then!

Running Club Tomorrow at Lunch

Wed, Mar 23 11:40am

Bring your necklace and earn another charm by joining us on the field for running club tomorrow.

Running Club Resumes TOMORROW!!

Thu, Mar 17 9:55am

Surfrider Running Club resumes tomorrow at noon on the field. All students are welcome to participate. Earn running charms, run/walk with friends, and have fun! After you finish eating make your way t ... [More]

Cinderella - Thursday and Friday at 6 pm in the PAC

Wed, Mar 16 8:12pm

Come support our 5th graders at their ADC Performance,  Cinderella: A Modern Makeover!  There will be two performance offerings in the PAC - Thursday and Friday from 6-7pm.  Admission is FREE!   Hope ... [More]

Last day of the Book Fair tomorrow

Thu, Mar 10 5:14pm

Come out for the last day of the book fair tomorrow. We’ve got some restocks including some books in Spanish! In the afternoon, invite the grandparents to come and enjoy story time with Principal Slee ... [More]

Garden club

Wed, Mar 9 1:03pm

Hi all, We are slowly getting back to having lunch clubs on campus. We would like to start up garden club again on Thursdays from 12-12:30, but we need volunteers! If you are interested in volunteerin ... [More]

Dads Club Bagel Breakfast

Tue, Mar 8 4:22pm

Join us tomorrow morning as the Dads Club serves up bagels at the book fair 7:30-8am!

Muffins with Moms kicks off the Book Fair

Sun, Mar 6 8:01pm

The book fair is back all week long in the PAC! Join us to kick it off tomorrow morning 7:30-8am with muffins and juice. Hope to see you there!

Talent Show volunteers needed

Tue, Mar 1 11:42am

The PTA is  very excited to be showcasing our SurfRiders at the Del Mar Hills Academy Talent Show!   We need your talents to make it the best one ever. There are lots of opportunities to flaunt your b ... [More]

Del Mar Hills Academy Spiritwear Store is OPEN!

Mon, Feb 14 6:01pm

SurfRider Families,   We are pleased to announce that our spiritwear store is OPEN and we have an additional new logo option!  Store will be open and accepting orders until midnight February 27.    Or ... [More]

Save the date: Thursday Feb 17 at 6 pm ~ Nature Unplugged Presents: Family Wellness in the Digital Age

Mon, Feb 14 5:43pm

  Please join us this Thursday, February 17 at 6pm in the PAC for an exciting parent education session presented by Nature Unplugged.     Founded in 2012 with the mission of inspiring wellness in the ... [More]


Sat, Feb 12 7:27am

We made our JOGATHON and our YEARLY  goal for DMESF!  This is a HUGE accomplishment! The best part was how much fun the kids had.   We will have final numbers when we get back from break but as of now ... [More]

Wow, you all are amazing!

Mon, Feb 7 6:51pm

I can’t keep up with the numbers because each day you raise more and more. We are currently only $9,000 away from reaching our Jogathon goal of $42,000. When we reach this goal, we will also make our ... [More]

It's working!

Fri, Feb 4 9:04pm

It’s working! We are in the last week of Jogathon. The support from your family and friends has been phenomenal.  72 students have signed up and sent 233 emails. 151 of those emails have resulted in u ... [More]

Way to go!

Mon, Jan 31 7:38pm

We have raised just over $10,000 so far. This is amazing! We are also at 20% participation. When we reach our goal of $42,000 for Jogathon, Principal Sleet and guests will wow the students with a spec ... [More]

We are off to a great start!

Fri, Jan 28 8:42am

Thank you for signing up your student(s) in Pledgestar. So far 10% of our students have signed up in Pledgestar and sent out emails to family and friends asking for their support of our STEAM+ program ... [More]

Kindness Week Chart

Tue, Jan 25 8:17pm

Reminder to have your student think about ways to be kind this week. Have them fill out their Kindness Chart and turn in Friday to their teacher!

Reminder for Dr. Matt Bellace - Finding a "Better High" tomorrow Jan 25 at 6 pm

Mon, Jan 24 12:03pm

Gr8ful Connections Presents: Dr. Matt Bellace - Finding "A Better High"   January 25, 2022 at 6:00 PM.    Register here soon because space is limited   We hope you’re able to join us!    

Jogathon is here!

Mon, Jan 24 6:03am

Jogathon will be held on Thursday February 10th and Friday the 11th.  Coach G has created a fun and engaging day for the students. Look in your student’s school bag at the beginning of this week for t ... [More]

Winter Concert this Friday!

Thu, Dec 16 5:16pm

The Winter Concert is almost here! This Friday, bundle up and enjoy festive songs performed by our SurfRiders in the Hills outdoor amphitheater between the library and upper blacktop. Please accompany ... [More]

Blanket/Bedding Drive important reminder

Wed, Dec 15 3:05pm

Thank you to those who have donated. Reminder- NEW bedding only. Thank you!!! Collection ends at the winter concert Friday evening.

Blanket/Bedding Drive This Week

Sun, Dec 12 1:36pm

Collecting new full sheet sets, comforters and blankets for the Encinitas Community Resource center all week. Drop off in front of office. Please help someone stay warm this winter.

Blanket and Bedding Drive Next Week Dec 13-17th

Thu, Dec 9 3:28pm

Warm Up Someone in Need  Del Mar Hills Blanket and Bedding Drive December 13th-17th New  blankets, FULL sheet sets, and comforters will be accepted all week as well as Friday evening at our Winter Con ... [More]


Thu, Dec 9 12:39pm

My apologies for an error on the flyer sent home yesterday regarding a blanket drive.  ONLY NEW ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED! The CRC contacted me and asked for only new items with an emphasis on FULL beddi ... [More]

Virtual Family Art Night Tomorrow at 6 pm!

Wed, Dec 8 1:48pm

Join the Ninth District PTA for Family Art Night via Zoom on Thursday, December 9 at 6 pm. When you register, you will receive the link and the lesson plan.   Register Here

Thank you and Happy Thanks Giving!

Fri, Nov 19 12:01pm

Hello,   I and Heather Clark, our new Director at Del Mar Hills for DMSEF, want to wish you and all your friends a family a Happy Thanksgiving. We are so grateful for this community.    Have a great w ... [More]

Catch the Wave Incentive Update

Wed, Nov 17 7:03pm

For all families that joined the PTA, directories and car magnets have been delivered to school with the Catch the Wave donor acknowledgement letters. If you have more than one student, look for your ... [More]

Canned Food Drive THIS WEEK!!

Wed, Nov 17 7:23am

Please consider donating canned food and non perishable food items to the Food Bank. Clear out your cabinets!! Red bins located in front of office.

REMINDER TONIGHT: An Expert Discussion on Vaccines for your School Aged Children

Thu, Nov 11 8:13am

    Please join us tonight at 5:30PM for a panel discussion on vaccines for your school-aged children. The Ninth District PTA is partnering on this event to help answer questions that our parents, fam ... [More]

Wear Your Favorite Sports Team Gear

Wed, Oct 27 8:04pm

Team up for good choices and wear your favorite sports team gear! Fill out your BINGO card!

BINGO boards due Friday

Wed, Oct 27 7:27am

To be considered for the Red Ribbon Week raffle all BINGO boards need to be turned into classroom teachers by this Friday! We choose 10 winners!

Wear Surfrider Gear Tomorrow

Tue, Oct 26 8:53pm

Show your Surfrider spirit by wearing Surfrider gear and/or school colors blue and orange tomorrow!

Wear Crazy Socks Tomorrow

Mon, Oct 25 7:09pm

Show you’re crazy for healthy choices by wearing CRAZY socks. Jimbos will provide apples for all the students tomorrow!

Wear Red Tomorrow

Sun, Oct 24 2:41pm

Kick off Red Ribbon Week by wearing red tomorrow. Also don’t forget to work on your BINGO board!! There will be 10 lucky winners.

Parent Education Night with Dr. Christine Carter TOMORROW

Fri, Oct 1 9:58am

Please join us for a evening with Dr. Christine Carter renowned speaker and author of The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in the Age of Anxiety and Distraction.     Tuesday, Octobe ... [More]

Good news! PTA Reflections deadline EXTENDED to Oct. 1st

Thu, Sep 23 11:23pm

There is still time to enter the PTA's National Art contest, Reflections! Due to some technical difficulties the entry forms and instructions were not available in the weekly Hills Happenings.  The de ... [More]

And the winners are...

Wed, Sep 22 8:15am

It is everyone! By having a fully funded STEAM+ program all of our kids win. And we are close to getting there. We had 36% of our families donate during the fall campaign and we raised just over $45,0 ... [More]

Thank you!

Mon, Sep 20 7:03am

A huge thank you to all the families who donated and supported our STEAM+ program during the fall campaign. As of Thursday evening we raised just under $30,000. This is AMAZING! I will know final numb ... [More]

There is still time

Sun, Sep 19 8:10am

There is still time to receive the 2021/2022 DMSEF car magnet ( a donation of $400 or more) There is still time to be entered into the opportunity drawing ( a donation of $800 or more) There is still ... [More]

Meet our PE Teacher Coach Gilson " Coach G"

Thu, Sep 16 8:55pm

Physical Education –Coach Gilson“Coach G” DMUSD PE Specialist at Del Mar Hills Academy, CDM and Sage Canyon. She is beginning her second year with DMUSD and taught middle school PE prior. She is a for ... [More]

Meet our science teacher

Wed, Sep 15 6:56pm

Ms. Swanberg DMUSD Science teacher for 16years She holds a M Sc. in Natural Resources, Remote Sensing She was a research scientist and Principal Investigator for NASA. She was the 2007-2008 Site Teach ... [More]

The results are in

Tue, Sep 14 9:26pm

Thank you to all who have donated to DMSEF so far. We have raised just over $20,000 so far. We are 1/5 of the way to our yearly goal of $104,000.   As of now Mrs. Sorenson, Mr. Massa, and Ms. Stingl c ... [More]

Meet Mrs. Neilan, the Art teacher

Mon, Sep 13 8:33pm

Mrs. Neilan Returning to DMUSD this year, with 7 years experience teaching elementary education Holds a Masters in Education, a Single Subject Art Credential, and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credentia ... [More]


Fri, Sep 10 1:17pm

Not only will your children be taught Science, Art, Music, PE and integrated studies by our amazing, credentialed specialist but the top three classes that have the highest dollar amount raised for DM ... [More]

Meet our Integration Specialist

Thu, Sep 9 3:49pm

   Mrs. Allard Supports students with learning, creating, and problem-solving at Ashley Falls and Del Mar Hills schools. Holds a Music Performance degree from the University of Illinois and a Music Ed ... [More]

Save the Date

Wed, Sep 8 9:14pm

Your invited  To Mrs. Sleet's first Principal's Coffee Wednesday September 15th  @5:00pm on campus in the PAC   Come learn about what STEAM+ will look like this year Learn more about DMSEF and your ro ... [More]

Meet our music teacher

Tue, Sep 7 10:35am

Music- Mr. Sherreitt San Diego native with over a decade of teaching experience. Graduated from Cal State San Marcos in 2010. Plays many instruments including drums, guitar, ukulele, keyboards, and ha ... [More]

This is it Surfriders, the last two weeks of DMSEF’s Fall Fundraiser

Mon, Sep 6 3:40pm

  This year, Del Mar Hills’s goal is to raise $104,774 for DMSEF. I know we can raise this amount because of our amazing track record of reaching and exceeding our yearly goal.   How are we going to g ... [More]

REMINDER COVID UPDATE TONIGHT! Get the Latest COVID-19 Update from the Frontlines

Tue, Aug 31 10:27am

Our first PTA General Membership Meeting will take place tonight at 6 pm on Zoom.  After our regular PTA business,  our very own Dr. Lori Daniels Krummen will give us a COVID-19 update from the front ... [More]