April 25, 2018

Posted by Peggy Riley on 5/10/2018

Del Mar News                                         April 25, 2018 


Dear Del Mar Community,

Beginning next week, all of our students will engage in the CAASPP (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) stateside testing.

Testing will take place:

Wednesday, 5/2 & Thursday, 5/3 - ELA

Wednesday, 5/9 & Thursday, 5/10 - Math

Tuesday, 5/15 - Science

Grade 6, 7 & 8- Math and English Tests  The CAASPP exams will take place May 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th, from approximately  8:20am-10:30am.  During these four days, all students will take the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics. Each day will include about 2 hours of testing.

Grade 8- Science Test  The California Science Test (CAST) will be given to all students in grade eight (8) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 8:20am-10:20am. All 6th and 7th grade students will participate in advisory program, including an assembly.

At Del Mar Middle School, our students have always had a respectable participation rate and perform well above the state average. We want to continue and enhance this success so please help us support students to attend school on time and perform to the best of their ability.

As many of you may know, California recently implemented a new way to display school performance data. Each school in the state now has its own Dashboard which includes visual displays, graphs, and pie charts reflecting how well the school and similar schools are meeting standards in several categories. The academic category uses CAASPP data to display academic performance. The dashboard is highly accessible and visible to colleges, the community, and the public. Our school rating is based on our students' performance and improvement on these exams.

Please read the attached letter and FAQ sheet for additional information regarding the CAASPP.

Thank you,

Brian Lynch, Principal

Redwood High School is hosting Matt Bellace, Ph.D. who will be speaking on Teens Making Healthy Choices on Thursday night at 7:00 in the small gym. Please see flyer for more details.

Order your yearbooks now.  After May 25th the price will go up.

Please join the Tiburon & Belvedere Police Departments for a presentation this Saturday on Safe Driving for our Youth.  Details attached here.


PTA News


2018 Graduation Donation

It's not too late to donate!  Families of 2018 graduates please consider a donation in the amount of $170 to help pay for the following (you can also stop by the office if you cannot meet the $170 and would still like to contribute, any amount is welcomed!):


-graduate party including dinner and entertainment

-teacher appreciation luncheon

-digital copy of class slide show

-cable car transportation used for the graduate parade to downtown Tiburon

-Six Flags entrance fee, transportation to and from plus lunch

Please click here for easy online payment or call the office.

Staff Appreciation Week - May 7-11

The PTA will be saying THANK YOU to our wonderful teachers and staff for all that they do through Staff Appreciation Week. Here are the activities planned for our staff.

Monday, May 7th - Pancake Breakfast (district provided)

Tuesday, May 8th - Peet's Coffee Break provided by PTA

Wednesday, May 9th - Teacher off-site activity (after school)

Nibbles provided by PTA

Thursday, May 10th - Teacher Luncheon provided by Mia

Allenstein and treats/drinks by PTA

Friday, May 11th - Choice Lunch


Del Mar Middle School students and the PTA present 

   Mary Poppins, Jr. 

   APRIL 25-28TH


Tickets on sale now! Click here to purchase.  Come support your fellow classmates.  Paper tickets are available to purchase in the school office.

Remember to submit Phoebe Hearst nominations.

Don't forget to nominate your favorite teacher for the Phoebe Hearst Outstanding Educator Award.  Using this survey, please tell us about the wonderful qualities that you and your child appreciate about his/her favorite teacher this year.  Nominations must be received by May 4th.  The recipient of the Phoebe Hearst Award will receive a $500 grant at the Celebration of Education on May 30th.  Thank you for recognizing our fabulous teachers


Foundation News



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