December 6, 2017

Posted by Peggy Riley on 12/21/2017

Del Mar News                December 6th, 2017 
Dear Students and Parents,
The holiday season is a wonderful time to come together as a community, to give thanks and celebrate all that is good in our life. Del Mar will be celebrating our wonderful music program with student performances next week. Whether or not you have a child performing, we encourage you all to come, as families to enjoy what our students have been working diligently on.
Here is the schedule:
Monday, December 11th - Guitar Concert, Del Mar Gym 6:30 - 7:30
Wednesday, December 13th - Orchestra/Band Concert, Del Mar Gym 6:30-7:30
Thursday, December 14th - Steel Band Concert, Del Mar Gym 6:30 -7:30
Please be sure to read the attached Math Newsletter.
Finally, the lost and found will be donated on December 15th.  Please be sure to have your student search for lost items or stop by to look for that lost sweatshirt or lunch box. Please sign in at the office and we'll direct you.
Brian Lynch

PTA News
Spirit Wear
Holiday Shopping is in full swing - check out Del Mar SpiritWear and the limited edition Swell style water bottle now available!  Any items not available at time of purchase will be sent  to you once the stock arrives.
Del Mar Play
The Play will be announced to the students at school next week.  There will be a parent meeting on Friday morning, Dec. 15th, at 8:30 in the Del Mar Library.  If you cannot make that meeting, there will be another one the following Tuesday evening at 6:30.
Foundation News
Remember to SHOP FOR REED at all your favorite online retailers including Amazon to benefit our schools! Nuggetand Woodlands Markets participate as well! Visit our website for more information on how to sign up and earn for Reed Schools just by doing your everyday shopping!
And speaking of...Make sure you pick up a Directory and get those holiday cards in the mail! DIRECTORIES ARE AVAILABLE NOW IN ALL THREE OFFICES! The Directory Mobile App can be also purchased in the office or directly through the Foundation website.
Remember to take advantage of this year's tax deduction by making your donation to The Foundation before December 31st. If you prefer to donate in 2018, we also welcome pledges in advance of your actual donation. A pledge today is simply a promise to place your donation by the end of the school year and helps The Foundation to more accurately forecast outcomes for the remainder of the campaign.
This year, we are encouraging families to consider a donation of appreciated stock as a tax efficient way to make your commitment. We also encourage you to inquire about your company's matching policies as those additional dollars can make a huge difference for our schools. Visit our website for more information regarding stock donations and corporate matching.
The Foundation's SPRING EVENTS are the perfect way to get involved!
Spring brings our annual Fashion Show & Boutique as well as our Silent Auction Gala.
A Few Ways to Get Involved:
We have varied opportunities - many with minimal time commitments. Contact Foundation VP of Events DeAnn Biss at
Sign Up Parties are a big part of our fundraising effort. We have lots of ideas - simply pick a party to host. Contact Angela Jorgensen or Elizabeth Wilhelm
Perhaps you can spare a week at your summer home or one game from your season tickets? All ideas are welcome, and our Auction Team is ready to help. Contact Jacqueline Jaffee or Stephanie Alberti
Planning is already under way for our 2018 Spring Events.
Please join us today!