Programs

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Make a difference at Del Mar Hills Academy, help with your child’s education, meet people and have fun! We have a lot of opportunities for volunteers. The time commitments for these positions range from a couple of hours one evening to helping plan an event. Find the right job for yourself here!

Yearbook – ongoing – Chair –
Jennifer Hill (jennhill1@yahoo.com)
This committee accumulates the numerous memories that happen throughout the year at Del Mar Hills and works with students to create a yearbook.

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Dads Clubongoing – Chairs – Grant Katzenellenbogen & Daniel Kyle (dads.club.hills@gmail.com)

This club creates a network of involved fathers through participation in events such as lunches with dad, movie nights, Date/Daughter Dance, Bowling with the Boys, Career Day and reading in the classrooms. Please consider volunteering to chair one of our events listed below:

  • Halloween Read-In & Brown Bag-It Lunch – October 31st
  • Book & Bagel Breakfast – November 14th
  • Date & Daughter Dance – February 12th
  • Peacecake Pancake Breakfast – April 17th
  • Father/Son Bowling – March 5th

There’s more info on the Dads Club page.

Family Carnival – June 9Chair- Rhedis Thomas (fundraising@delmarhillspta.org)

Kindergarten/New Student OrientationMarch – ChairsSandra Hoyle (randnsand@yahoo.com) & Brooke Beros (brookeberos@gmail.com)

DMSEF Repongoing, two year commitment – Natanya Shiah  – (nshiah@dmsef.org)
 & Libby Hellman – (lhellmann@dmsef.org)
The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) Representative serves the critical role of being one of Del Mar Hills Academy’s two representatives to the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation. The DMSEF is responsible for fundraising of approximately $2M district wide to fund the Specialist teachers for Science, Music, Art, Tech and PE education beyond what is provided by classroom teachers. As a representative, you will need to attend the monthly evening DMSEF board meeting and coordinate on-campus efforts with the DMSEF Executive Board liaison.
WE ARE STILL SEEKING GRADE LEVEL AMBASSADORS! As an ambassador, you will help spread the word and educate the community on how very vital donating to this cause is!
Heights/Hills Friendship games – June 9, 2017NEED CHAIR (1st grade parent)
Del Mar Hills and Del Mar Heights 1st grade students are paired up with pen pals at each school. The students correspond monthly through the end of the year and it culminates with the Friendship Games. Organizing this fun event, which will be held at Del Mar Hills this year, includes coordinating with the classroom teachers and Del Mar Heights PTA, and arranging the volunteers and Friendship Games.
6th Grade ConnectionsFebruary, March, April – (Chair: Sonya Norman – snorman@ucsd.edu)
Sixth grade students at Del Mar Hills and Del Mar Heights connect and participate in get-to-know-you activities in preparation for their big move to middle school.

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Hospitality – ongoing (Chairs: Fernanda Larson – laronbrasil@gmail.com & Laura DeCrescenzo – ldecrescenzo@hotmail.com)
Be the host or hostess of Del Mar Hills! This position offers you the opportunity to be the friendly reception to families and visitors of Del Mar Hills. You may choose to organize one event or oversee coordinating volunteers for the following open events: Back to School Night & General Membership PTA Meetings
Membership – ongoing – (Chair: Dawn Mason -evp@delmarhillspta.org)
Assist with the Catch The Wave fundraising campaign and inputting PTA members.
School SuppliesMay/June, 2016 (Chair: Libby Hellman – libbylegrice@hotmail.com)
Take the headache out of school supply shopping and order your students supplies so you can enjoy the summer.  The PTA has collaborated with Hills staff to pre-order everything for you!
Kindergarten Summer Playgroups – (Chair: Kerry Zisook – kerryzisook@gmail.com)
These playgroups are a fabulous opportunity for incoming Kinders and parents to meet and greet each other before that first day of school.
Staff AppreciationMay 22-26 – NEED CHAIR
During this week parents show their appreciation for Hills staff with special meals, events and treats.
SurfRider ScienceChairs – Michele McNamara (mcnamara1927@gmail.com) & Becky Ferdman (pekesammies@gmail.com)
Utilizing the diverse and interesting parents at our school, families are presented with a fun and interactive science-themed program created for our always curious students.
Red Ribbon WeekOctober 24-28 Chair – Becky Zinser (razinser@gmail.com)
This week brings addresses age-appropriate prevention awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and violence
Student DirectoryChair – Dawn Mason – (evp@delmarhillspta.org)
PTA members who “Catch the Wave” are able to receive a school directory listing of Hills families.
Reflections – Chair – Marisa Criqui – (marisacriqui@gmail.com)

The theme for the 2016-17 school year is “What is your Story?”. Thousands of students will reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts. For more information, please see our reflections page.