December 7, 2016

Posted by Peggy Riley on 1/19/2017

Del Mar News

December 7, 2016 
Dear Families:
Busy times at Del Mar! 
Last week's Winter Wonderland Middle School Dance was a huge success. Approximately 200 students attended and enjoyed their time dancing, visiting with friends, playing ping-pong, getting photo booth pictures, watching a movie, and eating snacks.  Thank you to: Ms. Chase's leadership class for planning and organizing, parent and staff chaperones for supervision, and students for their festive and appropriate school dance behavior!
Lunchtime activities: There are a variety of lunchtime advisory competitions and clubs that provide students with many ways to pursue interests and participate at school. Clubs include: Garden, Lego, SAT, Anime, Magic, Math, TEA (diversity), and two student-led Science and Newspaper. 
Students are reminded of club meeting days through the Morning Bulletin.  Ask your child for their password so you can view the first edition of the Dragon Tribune (student newspaper):  Additionally, peer tutors work during lunch and during Wednesday advisory periods and after school basketball season is underway.
Winter Concerts: All are invited to next week's concert series.  Del Mar's guitar class will perform on Monday, Orchestra/Instrumental Band on Wednesday, and Steel Band on Thursday.  All concerts begin at 6:30pm in the school Concert Hall (gymnasium).
7th Grade Being Adept Program has begun.  Students will receive a series of three sessions of drug and alcohol awareness and education. Eighth and sixth grade to follow.
More 7th Grade News:  Our pilot Teen Screen program is underway.  Also, click here for information on two upcoming science units of study on neuroscience and human reproduction.  All students will receive these units of instruction unless parents notify Vice Principal David Sawyerto opt out.
Del Mar Math News: The math department's monthly newsletter is included here with news and a recap of important information from recent memos.  
Also including a link to math presentation at the recent parent education meeting on November 9th.  

PTA News

New Winter Menus now available at Choice Lunch! Please click here to order.

Foundation News

The Foundation is Thankful for YOU! Pledge Day KICKED OFF our Family Giving Campaign and was a huge success! Thank you to the 192 families who pledged or donated! Our goal is to have 100% family participation. Every family counts! Pledge or donate
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Thank You to all the volunteers, parents, teachers, grandparents and special friends who made Grandparents Days at Reed and Bel Aire Schools an overwhelming success! A fun and festive time was had by all!#foundationfunded