Questions for slideshow

Tue, May 19 10:16am

Thank you to those that have completed the slide questions for teacher appreciation week.  We understand there has been some trouble accessing the slides.  If you haven’t completed the questions yet, ... [More]

Letters for Staff PLEASE

Wed, May 13 1:04pm

Please drop off your letters for the staff to your room parent or myself ASAP! We are looking to thank our staff for all their hard work. Letters will be delivered Sunday! Kerry Zisook 14016 Recuerdo Dr Del Mar

Jogathon WINNERS Announced

Fri, May 8 7:53am

Dear Surfrider families, We hope this letter finds you and your families healthy and well.  We were all set to send out a save the date update for our rained out Del Mar Hills Jogathon when the school ... [More]

PTA General Membership Meeting followed by a Report from Principal Sleet

Tue, May 5 12:47pm

PTA General Association Meeting plus Principal's Report TONIGHT at 6pm We will approve our audit, budget and vote on the PTA slate for 2020-21. Principal Sleet will then be sharing some remote learnin ... [More]

Yearbook orders end May 4th!

Fri, May 1 10:52am

The Yearbook staff worked hard on this years memories.  There are several "quarantine" pages with your own submitted pictures.  There are also more 6th grade pages to highlight these great kids and th ... [More]

Call for pictures for the Yearbook!

Wed, Apr 8 11:34am

Hello SurfRider families,  I hope you and your family are well. Our yearbook staff is requesting photos, for consideration, from our SurfRiders to document their Covid 19 experience. With the close of ... [More]

World Festival Postponed

Thu, Mar 12 9:23pm

Hello SurfRider Families,  Due to the uncertainty surrounding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and the risk of transmission at large indoor gatherings, the World Festival scheduled for tomorrow n ... [More]

Seasurf Restaurant Fundraiser TODAY ALL DAY

Mon, Mar 9 10:49am

Don’t spend time cooking today!! Head to Seasurf for lunch, dinner, or BOTH! 25% of sales will go directly to our Jogathon benefiting our STEAM+ program. Please present the flyer or mention Del Mar Hi ... [More]

SurfRiders Serve Event March 15 2-4 pm

Wed, Mar 4 1:45pm

Join us to help beautify and clean up the Del Mar Hills grounds in preparation for incoming Kindergarten tours! This is a great opportunity for families to volunteer together doing something that will ... [More]

Jogathon Updates and Class Standings

Tue, Mar 3 12:33pm

*Mark your Calendars: Jogathon Restaurant Night is Monday, 3/9, all day @ Seasurf!    *Prize drawings every day this week! Register now & send 5 emails to be entered: ... [More]

Jogathon Week One Opportunity Drawing Winners

Sun, Mar 1 6:54pm

Hi All, Thank you for supporting Del Mar Hills DMSEF by participating in the Jogathon! Congrats to all our week 1 winners below! Week 2 drawings will be for students who have sent out at least 5 email ... [More]


Wed, Feb 26 11:49am

Don't forget to mark your calendars for this Friday at 6 in the PAC to come watch our talented Surfriders, sing, dance, tell jokes, play instruments and wow the crowd!  Hope to see you all there!

Register TODAY for the Jogathon!!

Sat, Feb 22 7:30pm

Help your student create their jogathon account today, and they’ll be entered to win Geppetto’s, Shake Shack, Swirls, and Cinepolis gift certificates, Echo Dots and more*!  Register now at HillsJogath ... [More]

Looking for a Sock Hop Chairperson

Sat, Feb 15 10:05am

   Do you enjoy a fun night out with your kids and school community?   Do you love to plan a party?    Do you like bringing ideas from Pinterest to life?    Do you like the idea of taking an idea and ... [More]


Thu, Feb 13 9:09pm

  Jogathon is coming on March 11!  Want to keep science, tech, art, music & PE teachers at Del Mar Hills? Jogathon is an opportunity for friends and family to help fund these teachers for our students ... [More]

Talent Show Auditions for Grades 4-6 TOMORROW 2:30

Wed, Feb 12 3:30pm

Tomorrow we will hold auditions for grades 4-6. Students MUST have a permission slip to audition. Auditions will likely finish by 330.

Talent Show Auditions Tomorrow After School Grades K-3

Mon, Feb 10 1:01pm

Please remember to bring your permission slip if you haven’t turned it in yet. Auditions begin tomorrow at 2:30 for kindergarten through 3rd grade. Come prepared with all your music and props!! Please ... [More]

Talent Show Audition Dates

Mon, Feb 3 2:02pm

Please mark your calendars- Auditions after school  from 2:30-4 in the PAC :                    Tuesday, February 11th K- 3rd  grade audition                    Thursday, February 13th 4th-6th grade a ... [More]

Parent Education Night FREE Childcare Sign Up Closes Wednesday, February 5

Mon, Feb 3 1:09pm

Please be sure to sign up for FREE childcare (pizza will be served to the kids) during our Parent Education night featuring Susie Walton.  She will be speaking on the topic of how to stop micromanagin ... [More]

Talent Show Audition Date Error

Sun, Feb 2 2:12pm

NOTE- the date in the Hills Happenings for Talent Show Auditions is INCORRECT. Auditions will be held Tuesday February 11th and Thursday the 13th after school. Permission slips will go home in the Wed ... [More]

Great Kindness Challenge Week: Monday, January 27th - Friday, January 31st

Sun, Jan 26 2:33pm

The Great Kindness Challenge is focused on empowering students to create and celebrate a ‘CULTURE OF KINDNESS’ both on campus and in everyday life!    Spirit Days this week include: Wednesday: “Ride t ... [More]

Do you want to stop micro-managing your kids?

Wed, Jan 22 9:44pm

Or learn how to reduce power struggles?  Would you like the guide to raising a happy kid? If you said yes to any of these then you are in for a treat!  These are topics Susie Walton, parent educator c ... [More]

REMINDER: No School Monday, January 20 & PeaceCake Breakfast Tuesday, Jan 21

Fri, Jan 17 8:29am

    No School - MLK Day: Monday, January 20th Enjoy this day off from school in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   PeaceCake Breakfast hosted by Dads Club - Tuesday, January 21 at 7am.  Please joi ... [More]

Winter Wonderland

Wed, Dec 18 6:06pm

  Hello SurfRider families!   I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of tomorrow's Winter Concert and it is a must see event!  The students have been working hard on their songs and choreography and i ... [More]

Help Wanted Talent Show!

Sun, Dec 15 11:24am

We are in GREAT need of 1-2 people to chair our talent show. This is one of the most popular events of the year and can only happen with parent participation. Please email if you ... [More]

3rd Grade School-wide Pet Supply Drive

Tue, Dec 10 9:32pm

Dear Surfrider families,   "Tis the Season", and we just wanted to send out a reminder that 3rd grade is doing a schoolwide pet supply drive for the San Diego Humane Society😊 So, if you have any pet ... [More]

Save the Date- Thursday, December 19 6-7 pm for SurfRiders Winter Concert!

Sat, Dec 7 9:19pm

Do you know what song your SurfRider will be singing?   All families are encouraged to wear cozy winter coats, scarves, hats and gloves, and join us for a fun-filled, winter evening.     SurfRiders in ... [More]

Last Call for Blankets

Fri, Dec 6 6:40am

Thank you so much to those who have donated gently used or new blankets. Today is our final day. Let’s keep others warm this holiday season!!

A Drum Roll Please!

Thu, Dec 5 6:58am

    The winner of our friendly class competition is Kindergarten. They ended with 67% of the families donating to DMSEF!    5th grade came is second with 49% participation and    4th grade came in thi ... [More]

Are you cozy in a blanket??

Wed, Dec 4 9:28pm

Then let’s make someone else cozy too. Bring in your new or gently used blankets by Friday!!

Donate to the Blanket Drive

Tue, Dec 3 10:01pm

3 more days to collect new or gently used blankets. Please drop off in the library next to piano. Surfriders Give Back!!

#GiveWhereYouLive MATCH DONATION!!!

Tue, Dec 3 8:23am

#GivingTuesday  Today, Tuesday December 3rd #GiveWhereYouLive   One of our alumni families is spicing up our friendly grade-level competition. They will match the first four $200 donations coming in t ... [More]

Blanket Drive to Benefit Community Begins Tomorrow!

Sun, Dec 1 7:44pm

Surfriders Give Back December 2-6! -Blanket Drive- New or Gently Used! -Donations will again go to the CRC (Community Resource Center of North County) -Drop Off in Library near the Piano!!   Our commu ... [More]

Grandparents lunch tomorrow!

Thu, Nov 21 3:13pm

Tomorrow is the last day of the book fair! Grandparents and other loved ones are invited to have lunch with their Surfriders inside the PAC. We will also be open before and after school. Don’t miss out!

Muffins with Moms today!

Thu, Nov 21 6:29am

Don’t miss out on free muffins/juice/coffee this morning! Look for us in the art room.

Canned Food Drive Ends Tomorrow!!

Thu, Nov 21 6:27am

Please take a moment to bring some canned /no perishable food items to school before tomorrow. Drop off at the book or front office.

Canned Food in Your Cupboards?

Tue, Nov 19 7:37pm

Check your cupboards for any canned/ non perishable food you can donate to the school! All goods benefiting the CRC of North County!

Shop the book fair tonight!

Tue, Nov 19 9:35am

Just a reminder that the book fair will be open tonight from 6-8 pm for an evening shopping opportunity. Hope to see you there!

Canned Food Drive Happening NOW

Mon, Nov 18 5:40pm

Please bring your canned food and non perishable food items to school. Drop off in the office/library OR while you’re visiting the book fair!!

Are you Ready for a little friendly competition?

Mon, Nov 18 4:13pm

  Giving Tuesday is upon us and we thought it would be fun to a have a competition between the grades.  The grade with the highest percentage of families donating to DMSEF will win an Extra PE with Co ... [More]

Book & Bagel Breakfast

Sun, Nov 17 6:43pm

Hope to see everyone tomorrow morning for the Book & Bagel breakfast, 7-8am outside the PAC! 

Giving Tuesday

Sat, Nov 16 5:31pm

Save the Date!   #GivingTuesday December 3rd   #GiveWhereYouLive   If you have not already donated the recommended amount of $800 per child or set up your monthly donation to DMSEF, now is the time!   ... [More]

Don't miss what's new this year at the book fair!

Thu, Nov 14 3:15pm

We are so excited about the Book Fair coming up next week!    We hope everyone gets a chance to preview the fair's offerings in the flyers that went home in yesterday's Wednesday folders.     New this ... [More]

Proposed traffic light survey with working link

Wed, Nov 13 3:21pm

  Hi SurfRider Families,   A survey went out yesterday with a link that wasn't functioning.   Sorry for the confusion.  Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below on the proposed traffic l ... [More]

We want your feedback on the proposed traffic light at Mercado Dr. / Del Mar Heights Rd

Tue, Nov 12 3:12pm

Please take a moment to complete the following survey on the proposed traffic light at Mercado Dr. and Del Mar Heights Rd.  Your feedback is important.     Click the button below to start the survey. ... [More]

Shake Shack

Mon, Nov 11 6:58pm

We hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend and took a moment to honor our Veterans today.     Please remember that this Wednesday, November 13 is Donation Day at Shake Shack, from 11 am-10pm.     Bring ... [More]

CORRECTION: Restaurant Day at Shake Shack is next Wednesday

Wed, Nov 6 11:56am

Next Wednesday, November 13th is Donation Day at Shake Shack, from 11am-10pm.  Bring in the attached flier and they will donate 25% of your total meal purchase to our school! See flier for specifics. 


Thu, Oct 31 5:09am

Hillsfest is only 2 days away!   Have you checked out and have your bidding plan ready to go?    Are you willing to spare some time to help out before, during, or after the event?  W ... [More]

The Final Countdown.....4 days until Hillsfest

Tue, Oct 29 9:29pm

Hillsfest is only 4 days away!    Do you have your tickets?    Have you checked out the updated bidder guide at    New items are being added daily, please check back for updates.    ... [More]


Mon, Oct 28 10:27pm

Hello SurfRider Parents, I look forward to seeing everyone at HillsFest THIS Saturday night, November 2, from 5-10pm.  It's  a fun party where you get to hang out with other parents, eat good food and ... [More]

Hillsfest Bidding Guide

Mon, Oct 28 8:46am

The Hillsfest Bidding Guide is now available for your viewing pleasure on! Check out everything that is up for auction and have your bidding plan of action ready before the big event!

Hills Happening Email Server is Down

Sun, Oct 27 7:42pm

Hello SurfRider Families! The server that sends out our Hills Happenings is down.  Here is this weeks Happenings. Hills Happenings for October 28 - November 1 October 29: PTA Reflections Showcase  Oct ... [More]

Last day to pick up Catch the Wave incentive items

Fri, Oct 25 7:02am

Today is the last day to pick up incentive items at drop off and pick up times in P3 next to the little toy. Everyone who donated to our Catch the Wave campaign receives incentive items, so pick yours ... [More]

Halloween Hoedown Tomorrow

Thu, Oct 24 7:59am

Hope to see all the families tomorrow night from 5-8 at our annual Halloween Hoedown!! Wear your costumes and come enjoy games, giant slide, face painting and more! Food from food trucks will be avail ... [More]

Halloween Running Club

Thu, Oct 24 7:56am

Lace up your shoes and come earn your pumpkin charm tomorrow at running club during lunch recess!!

Catch the Wave inventive items

Wed, Oct 23 7:02am

Don’t forget to pick up your Catch the Wave incentive items today, tomorrow, or Friday at drop off or pick up in P3 next to the little toy!

Drumming Event Tomorrow at 630!!

Wed, Oct 16 8:55pm

Don’t forget to come by the PAC tomorrow night at 6:30 for the Taiko drumming presentation. This is a free, family friendly Surfriders Explore event. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Taiko Drummers THIS Thursday

Sun, Oct 13 1:51pm

Please join us in the PAC for a free, family fun Surfriders Explore event. There will be a high energy Taiko drumming group performance. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity!! See you Thursday at 630!!

SciFri Friday at Del Mar Heights this Friday

Tue, Oct 8 5:18pm

Del Mar Heights Elementary School has invited our Hills families to attend their Science night THIS FRIDAY the 11th!  Please read the information below if you are interested in attending.     We can a ... [More]

Del Mar Heights School Student Location Community Planning Meeting TONIGHT

Tue, Oct 1 8:05am

Hello Hills Families, Tonight, October 1st from 5-7pm in our PAC, there will be a planning meeting on the placement of Del Mar Heights children during their schools construction.  Please attend.  Your ... [More]

Walk to School Day Tomorrow!

Tue, Oct 1 6:49am

Please be sure to WALK to school tomorrow!  Wear your Surfrider spirit wear and make sure to stop by the marquee for stickers, water, and juice.  See attachment for meet up locations if you'd like to ... [More]

Save the Date: November 2

Mon, Sep 30 3:40pm

Great Scott!   Set your Flux Capacitor to November 2nd, 2019 as HillsFest goes Back to the Future.   The Time Circuits take up the whole back seat, so this is an adults-only party and auction.   More ... [More]

Save the Date: November 2nd, 2019

Mon, Sep 30 3:31pm

Great Scott!   Set your Flux Capacitor to November 2nd, 2019 as HillsFest goes Back to the Future. The Time Circuits take up the whole back seat, so this is an adults-only party and auction.   More de ... [More]

Do you have silent auction items?

Thu, Sep 26 1:53pm

Dear Del Mar Hills Families,   The HillsFest committee is expanding our search for the next best silent auction basket and we thought of you!   Do you or someone you know have an item our Gala guests ... [More]

Dad’s Club Movie Night Tomorrow!!

Thu, Sep 26 9:52am

Reminder-Tomorrow the Dads Club will be showing Wall-e in the PAC. Popcorn will be provided. If you’d like to arrive early, 530, to picnic with your family you may do so. Hope to see you all there for ... [More]

PTA General Meeting and Parent Education Night

Wed, Sep 18 1:51pm

Friendly reminder to attend our general PTA and parent education night tomorrow from 6-7:30. Principal Mrs.Sleet will be speaking about the 8 Keys of Excellence. Hope to see you all there.

Thank You!

Tue, Sep 17 5:13pm

Hello Del Mar Hills Academy community, We would like to thank everyone for their generous support of the Del Mar Hills Academy PTA thru the  Catch the Wave PTA Membership campaign.  It was a huge succ ... [More]

#1 Reason to Join the PTA and Catch the Wave

Fri, Sep 13 11:26pm

#1.  And the number one reason to join the PTA... To be an advocate in your childs education.  Parents put the P in PTA.   Let’s positively impact our children’s lives by giving them the best educatio ... [More]

#2 Reason to Join the PTA and Catch the Wave

Thu, Sep 12 9:25pm

I know you've been waiting... Here is our #2 reason to Join the PTA and Catch the Wave: #2.  Classroom Assistance! PTA provides educational programs for your children like Scholastic News, National Ge ... [More]


Thu, Sep 12 9:06pm

    Want to help plan the most fabulous party of the year??   Our school's annual gala, Hillsfest, is coming up on November 2nd and we could use your help!    There are opportunities to help plan both ... [More]

Running Club Begins Tomorrow at Lunch

Thu, Sep 12 7:17pm

Lace up those running shoes and meet in the field at lunch recess for running club! All grade levels welcome. Earn running charms and have fun walking or running with your friends!

#3 Reason to Join the PTA and Catch the Wave

Wed, Sep 11 7:56pm

The #3 reason to join the PTA and Catch the Wave is... You don’t have to sell cookie dough or gift wrap! Isn’t that reason enough!?   If you don't want to sell gift wrap donate HERE!   Here is a refre ... [More]

#4 Reason to Join the PTA and Catch the Wave

Tue, Sep 10 8:54pm

Drum roll please...   The #4 Reason to Join the PTA and Catch the Wave is... Free Community Events! Like the Ice Cream Social, Halloween Hoedown, Family Carnival, Dads Club Movie Nights, Dads Club Pan ... [More]

The Top 5 Reasons to Join the PTA and Catch the Wave

Mon, Sep 9 8:14pm

Hello Del Mar Hills families, I’m pleased  to bring to you “The Top 5 Reasons to Join the PTA and Catch the Wave”. Today, you’ll hear reason #5 and I will add a new reason each day during this last we ... [More]

Ice Cream Social Tomorrow

Thu, Sep 5 4:07pm

Come take a break from all this hot weather and enjoy some cold ICE CREAM!! And hotdogs, music and fun. Tomorrow from 5-7. All are welcome and PTA has sponsored the event.

Have you Caught the Wave?

Wed, Sep 4 10:09pm

Hello Families,  Our annual PTA Membership Campaign, Catch The Wave,  is coming to a close on Friday, September 13! There are fewer then 10 days remaining.  Right now 38% of familes have participated. ... [More]

Ice Cream Social this Friday!!!

Wed, Sep 4 7:14am

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!! Don’t miss this Friday from 5-7 Del Mar Hills annual ice cream social. Hotdogs, music, Surfriders Explore event AND ice cream!! Whole family is welc ... [More]