Del Mar News                                                 May 10, 2017 

Dear Del Mar Families:
Last week a team of school and district staff went to Santa Clara to be presented with our Gold Ribbon Award.  Mary Jane Burke, Superintendent of Marin County Schools, asked me to forward a memo she sent addressed to the entire Del Mar Middle School community.  Read the letter here or click on the link below for easier viewing.
Gold Ribbon Letter

On Wednesday, May 24th, Being Adept will have a Teen Panel Discussion at Bel Aire School from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Please see the attached flyer for details.

Foundation News

Regatta Season is HERE!
Glue all the stickers back on your Rubik's Cube because we're going Back to the 80's!
ALL tickets on sale NOW! Four easy steps with ONE click!
Kids Bingo Night
Wednesday, May 17th 5pm-7pm ($15 per person)
"Pretty in Pink/Bohemian Chic" Fashion Show & Boutique
Friday, May 19th 10am-3pm (General Admission $125)
Regatta "Back to the 80's Gala"
Saturday, May 20th 5:30 pm -11pm ($150 each/ $300
Regatta Auction
Online auction now open!
to buy tickets and go to the online auction.

Congratulations to Jenny Sims! As a Foundation social media follower, she is this week's lucky winner of two tickets to the Back to the 80's Gala & Auction on Saturday, May 20th, Under the Tent at Blackie's Pasture! Do YOU want a chance to win two Regatta Tickets? Follow The Foundation for Reed Schools on any social media channel and became instantly eligible to win. Our next drawing will take place Friday, May 12th at 5 pm.
PTA News

End of Year Teacher Gifts
It is a Del Mar tradition for parents to make one donation that will be used to purchase gift cards for every teacher and staff member at Del Mar.  The teachers and staff know that the gift comes from ALL of the families - 6th through 8th grade - and they are very appreciative of the generosity!
Please consider making a donation by clicking here.  
If you'd prefer, you can also make a contribution by dropping off a check in the Del Mar office no later than Wednesday, May 24. Checks can be made to Del Mar PTA with the memo line "End of Year Gift." 
Any amount is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference.  In previous years, families have donated in amounts ranging from $5 to $1,200.  Participation is, of course, optional. Thank you and here's wishing you and your family a happy and restful summer!

8th Grade Mom's Social
Please join us as we raise a glass to the Del Mar class of 2017 and to the friendships we have made during our years in the Reed Union School District.  Desserts and Drinks.
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 from 7-10pm at the McIntosh home - 45 Bayview Avenue, Belvedere
$25 per person (donations to fund the student graduation party)

8th Grade Families:  The Redwood Foundation's annual auction is on Friday, May 19th. Join your (soon to be) fellow Redwood parents at Peacock Gap at 5:30 pm for a fun evening to benefit Redwood's students and staff. The Redwood Foundation grants $1 million a year to support innovation, creativity and more at Redwood. For more information and to buy tickets, click here, or contact Dana Steele at or Jen Shaver from Redwood's Annual Giving team.

Congratulations to the following people for being elected to the 2017-2018 RUSD PTA Executive Board:
President: Kim Sichel
Secretary: Nichole Rowles
Treasurer: Kirstin Hoefer
Del Mar Treasurer: Tracy O'Connor
Bel Aire Treasurer: Winnie Anderluh