Jogathon: Today is the last day to be entered into the first drawing

Sun, Feb 5 6:09pm

Today is the last day to be entered in the first opportunity drawing by raising $400.  There will be another drawing on February 12, but you increase your chances of winning by donating now!  Every st ... [More]

Jogathon Dates and Prize Alert!

Wed, Feb 1 7:32pm

Hello Del Mar Hills Families! The Jogathon is in full swing!  Thank you to everyone who has registered on Pledgestar and sent out emails.  It's not too late - you can register HERE.  But get your dona ... [More]

World Festival is Tomorrow!

Wed, Feb 1 11:11am

The annual Del Mar Hills World Festival is this Thurs, Feb 2 from 6:00-7:30pm in the PAC! Come explore cultural displays from Hills families while enjoying treats, music and activities from around the ... [More]

Students wear Del Mar Hills shirts tomorrow for the Jogathon Kick Off Assembly!

Tue, Jan 31 7:40pm

Principal Sleet will have a fun assembly for the students tomorrow to kick off the Jogathon!  Please have your students wear their Del Mar Hills shirts!  Go SurfRiders!

Feb. 8 Jogathon Details!

Thu, Jan 26 7:53pm

Hello Del Mar Hills families!     Jogathon is upon us!  Our Jogathon will be February 8 at 10:00 am and parents are invited!  If you haven't registered your child(ren) on Pledgestar, please do so now  ... [More]

Volunteer For Everyone A Reader

Tue, Jan 24 1:16pm

Our Everyone A Reader program is in full swing and SO many students are receiving extra 1 to 1 support!! We are always looking for more volunteers. 1 hour a week! Contact for mor ... [More]

Get Excited: Winter Concert This Thursday!

Wed, Dec 14 4:48pm

Good evening SurfRiders, Just a reminder that the Winter Concert is this Thursday evening in The Hills amphitheater!  Students should arrive at 5:15 and take their assigned spot around the amphitheate ... [More]

Hills Night at Seasurf Restaurant this Wed

Tue, Nov 29 2:04pm

You can take this Wednesday off from dinner planning, dinner prepping and dinner dishes.  Just head to Hills night at local favorite eatery, Seasurf Fish Co.! Seasurf has offered to share revenue from ... [More]

Hills Food Drive is On!

Wed, Nov 16 4:30pm

Hello SurfRider Families, The Hills has partnered with the San Diego Food Bank to collect non-perishable food items now through Friday to help with food insecurity this Thanksgiving.  If you can contr ... [More]

Be Amazed! Check out HillsFest Student Art!

Wed, Nov 2 8:06pm

Hills Parents, time to enjoy a relaxed evening of great food and company at The Hills’ parent’s night out HillsFest this Saturday from 6:00-10:00pm at En Fuego Cantina & Grill, right here in Del Mar. ... [More]

You Deserve A Night Off!

Mon, Oct 31 2:29pm

Kids loved the Halloween Hoedown, now it’s your turn!  The HillsFest parent party is back post-covid and reimagined to be more laid-back, more fun, more delicious, and more worthy of your precious nig ... [More]

Final Chances to Donate Gently-Used Halloween Costumes

Wed, Oct 19 7:41am

Hello SurfRider Families! The Hills & Heights have teamed up to collect used, but not used-up, Halloween costumes to donate to local families through Solutions for Change and The Monarch School.  A la ... [More]

STEAM+ night is TONIGHT from 5:30-7:00 (starting at the office)

Thu, Oct 13 12:09pm

We are looking forward to seeing all of our SurfRider families tonight from 5:30-7:00.  Please go to the front office first to pick up your map. The STEAM+ teachers and our students are so excited!  T ... [More]

HillsFest 2022: ¡Fiesta Del Mar! is happening!

Thu, Oct 13 7:19am

Hey SurfRider families, We hope your calendar has some room on Saturday evening, November 5th. We have the go-ahead to have HillsFest again!  This year, HillsFest will be at En Fuego Cantina & Grill, ... [More]

DMSEF Fall Campaign and STEAM+ Night!

Sun, Oct 9 8:34pm

WOW!  The DMSEF Fall Campaign was a success!  Thanks to you, Del Mar Hills raised $46,070 of our total school goal of $105,243 for the 2022-2023 school year.  And a special thanks to the top three fun ... [More]

Walk 2 School Day is Tomorrow!

Wed, Oct 5 7:18pm

Hello SurfRider Families, Tomorrow is Walk 2 School Day, a fun part of The Hills’ Red Ribbon Week promoting healthy choices.  If you would like to join a group, there are 3 meet-up locations that will ... [More]

PTA Reflections - deadline this Friday!

Wed, Oct 5 6:38am

There is still time to enter the PTA's National Art contest, Reflections with the Theme:  "Show Your Voice!" Attached below is the entry form to submit with each submission. Hard copy submissions can ... [More]

Everyone A Reader

Tue, Oct 4 1:26pm

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help with our Everyone  A Reader program.  There will be a brief meeting this Friday from 830am-915am in the lunch area for anyone interested in learning mo ... [More]

Red Ribbon Week Starts Monday!

Fri, Sep 30 3:29pm

Hello SurfRider Families, Red Ribbon Week, our annual, school-wide celebration of heathy choices, starts this Monday!  Our theme this year is “Be You” as we celebrate what makes us, us.  Check out the ... [More]

STEAM+ fundraising leaderboard!

Wed, Sep 21 7:54pm

Way to go Del Mar Hills!  Thank you to everyone who has already donated to our STEAM+ program!   So far the top three fundraising classes are Loza, Kuntz/Barton, and Back, but Singer, Sorenson and Sch ... [More]

Meet Coach G, The Hills STEAM+ PE Specialist!

Sun, Sep 18 7:41pm

Physical Education Specialists engage students in skill-based activities, games, and sports that foster a love of physical movement. Students learn about the positive impact of physical activity on th ... [More]

Innovation Center Needs

Fri, Sep 16 6:43am

The Innovation Center can really use gift wrap rolls (minus the wrapping paper- just the rolls)!We use these for maker space and science. Drop off in donation box at the front of the school. Thank you!!

Meet Ms. Swanberg, The Hills STEAM+ Science Specialist!

Thu, Sep 15 7:28pm

Our STEAM + Science Specialists collaborate closely with classroom teachers to inspire students to be curious scientists and analytical engineers who think critically, strive to make sense of their wo ... [More]

Garden club volunteers needed!

Thu, Sep 15 11:36am

We will be holding garden club for the students on Fridays at lunchtime starting next week on 9/23.  This is a very popular parent-run club and we need volunteers to help keep it running smoothly.  No ... [More]

Meet Ms. Mancuso, The Hills STEAM+ Music Specialist!

Wed, Sep 14 8:17pm

Music Specialists engage students in lessons that allow them to develop a solid foundation in music literacy.  Students learn to express themselves through movement, singing, playing musical instrumen ... [More]

Meet Ms. Lose, The Hills STEAM+ Art Specialist!

Tue, Sep 13 5:53pm

About Ms. Lose:   DMUSD Visual Art Specialist at Del Mar Hills Academy Teacher for 25 years, with experience in Elementary Education, High School and Middle School English and Art Holds a B.A. in Elem ... [More]

Parent Learning Series TOMORROW at 6

Mon, Sep 12 4:43pm

Set a reminder to tune in for this enthusiastic, relatable, and thought provoking speaker tomorrow at 6pm. It’s all virtual!

Science Lab and Innovation Center Supplies Needed

Sun, Sep 11 4:59pm

Please help stock our science lab and innovation center by donating shoe boxes, gift wrapping rolls, paper towel rolls, cleaned washed food containers and egg cartons. We will happily use these materi ... [More]

Volunteers Needed For Everyone. A Reader

Thu, Sep 8 7:25am

Del Mar Hills is fortunate to offer a reading support program to our primary grade students. We are in need of parents to support this program by volunteering to read with children. Please email to le ... [More]

Learning Garden Volunteers Wanted!

Tue, Sep 6 10:11am

No gardening knowledge required!  We need volunteers to help out with our very popular garden lunch club.  Garden club will be held Fridays at lunch from 11:30-12:30.  Can't volunteer during the schoo ... [More]

Surf’s Up! Catch The Wave Webstore is Back Online!

Thu, Sep 1 10:07am

Great news SurfRider Families, the Catch The Wave webstore is back online! Remember, “joining” the PTA simply means making a donation.  There are no obligations to volunteer, and your money works hard ... [More]

Wipeout! Catch The Wave Webstore Temporarily Down

Wed, Aug 31 10:25pm

The groundswell of generous SurfRider families looking to Catch The Wave and contribute to the PTA has temporarily wiped-out our webstore.  We are working with tech support to be up-and-running again ... [More]

Joining the PTA is a No-Obligation Donation!

Wed, Aug 31 3:51pm

Hello SurfRider Families! When you join the PTA during the  Catch The Wave Campaign, your donation has no strings attached!  That’s right, while the PTA loves and runs on volunteerism, joining the PTA ... [More]

Can’t Spell Party without PTA!

Mon, Aug 29 11:19am

Hey SurfRider Families!   Did you know: every class that reaches 90% participation in the PTA Catch The Wave membership campaign receives a popsicle party?  And **whoa** you should see the excitement ... [More]

Parent Learning Series

Sun, Aug 28 12:59pm

Please mark your calendars for 6pm September 13th for a VIRTUAL parent learning series with Dr. Adam Saenz. You should have received a flyer in the mail. Dr. Saenz is a dynamic speaker who tells hilar ... [More]

Hills & Heights Ice Cream Social Tonight!

Fri, Aug 26 12:27pm

Hello SurfRider Families! The Ice Cream Social is back in-person tonight on The Hills primary blacktop from 5:00-7:00pm.  We have invited our friends from the Del Mar Heights school and expect a big e ... [More]

Student Portfolios are Ready for Pick-Up

Mon, Aug 1 1:53pm

Hello SurfRider Families, and happy summer! For all families who ordered a student portfolio for the 21/22 school year, they are now ready to be picked up from my front porch at 14248 Minorca Cove (ju ... [More]