• Del Mar News                November 8, 2017 
    Dear Parents,
    Your children just successfully completed the first trimester of the school year. Students have been working hard in their advisory periods to prepare for their upcoming conferences next week and we appreciate you making the time to engage with your child and their advisor around your child's learning and progress towards goals.
    Drop Off/Pick Up - Student Safety
    I want to remind all adults responsible for dropping off and/or picking up our children, to be mindful of how you drive around our campus. Remember, the parking lot off of Avenida Miraflores is for Staff Only. You will notice moving forward we've increased our signage to help remind everyone.
    Please be aware of how fast you drive and where you drop off your children on Hilary Drive above the school. With changes in time, come changes in sunlight which has made it more difficult for drivers to see. Please drop off students on the side of the street our school is on, so our students do not have to cross the street.
    Parent Education with Dr. Kover and Dr. Gold
    If you were unable to attend, please find notes for 7th and 8th grade, 6th grade notes will be sent out soon:
    If you ordered school pictures, they should be coming home with your students this week.  The PE teachers are handing them out during class.
    Brian Lynch

    PTA News
    The PTA & co-chairs of the RUSD Book Fair would like to thank the generosity of our parent & school community for the donations of books to the victims of the North Bay wild fires.  We collected more than 15 boxes to be donated.
    PTA Membership
    Join the PTA and support a wide range of programs in our schools: assemblies, field trips, parent education events, library books, teacher appreciation, and more. Click here to join the PTA.
    Please join us for our next Parent Ed event:
    Being Adept
    Date:              Tuesday, November 28th, 6:30-8 pm
    Location:        Del Mar Middle School Gym
    The mission of Being Adept is to prevent alcohol and drug abuse among adolescents through a research and science school-based curriculum that empowers youth and their parents to make informed, healthy choices. Being Adept professionals ensure that parents receive the training they need to engage in an ongoing, vital dialog with their children. Research on emotionally healthy teens point to the need for specific parenting practices. Building the kind of connection that keeps kids close while at the same time, honoring the individuation and separation process is a challenging yet critical element of effective parenting. Before parents' voices become marginalized by their children's ever-present world of text messaging and social media, we help you build a foundation for communication. Parents will leave this program equipped with the tools, strategies and protocols to raise healthy teens. Topics to be covered include:
    • How to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol
    • How to talk about your own use
    • Understand national stats and local stats
    • Understand drugs of choice in your community
    • Understand risk factors and protective factors
    • View role play scenarios to help guide your parenting
    Foundation News
    Pledge Day 2017 Is Next Friday, 
    November 17th!
    The Foundation is officially kicking off its 2017-18 Family Giving Campaign this month with our annual Pledge Day on Friday November 17 
    Donations and pledges received before or on this day will help The Foundation to more accurately forecast outcomes for the remainder of the campaign and fulfill our mid-year commitment of $1 million to the District. Every Donation Counts!
    As part of the Pledge Day efforts, we will be hosting the first of two Dads' Phone Banks on the evening of Tuesday, November 14th.
    Consider a donation or pledge BEFORE this date to avoid the call from a District Dad!
    For those Dads who enjoy "smiling and dialing," please consider joining us at The Lodge at Tiburon for this super fun event. Refreshments will be provided!
    Contact Dads' Phone Bank Chair, Raul Saavedra at raul.g.saavedra@gmail.com for more information.
    THANK YOU to our wonderful community of Corporate and Family Sponsors, teachers, parents and students for making the 2017 Run for Reed such a huge success! We absolutely could not have done it without you!