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Please Give to the PTA/DMSEF Matching Campaign

The CDM PTA and the DMSEF (Del Mar Schools Education Foundation) have always worked together to ensure the best possible education experience for our children. We are now excited to announce the return of our End-of-Year Matching Program.

The PTA will match up to $5,000 of the donations you make to DMSEF between April 22nd and April 30th. Those making donations to DMSEF during that time period are also eligible to win exciting prizes donated by our community, including Bay Club, Doubletree, Jimbo’s and Carmel Valley Parkour!

As you know, the DMSEF works to fund the credentialed teachers of the STEAM + Program. Our Carmel Del Mar STEAM + teachers do more than provide classroom experiences at CDM. Without their presence we would not have the clubs and other extracurricular programs that make CDM an exceptional place. Everything from Student Council, KCDM, The Zoo Crew, Architecture Club, Winterfest, Veterans Day and more are made possible because we have a fully staffed STEAM + Program.

The Carmel Del Mar PTA is proud of our support of the STEAM + program. This year one of our goals was to support the technology and other other supply needs for the STEAM + classrooms. Thanks to your generous support at fundraisers like Fiesta Night, Restaurant Nights, Teacher Features and the Frapwell Photo Sessions, this year the PTA has been able to fund:

* KCDM Technical Equipment
* Peaceful Playgrounds
* Flat Screen TV in Science Classroom
* Costumes for Performances
* Food and Supplies for the Animals in the Science Classroom
* Material Support for Open House including Art Room Equipment
* iPads and Chromebooks for K-2

STEAM + staffing is dependent on the DMSEF and our contributions. If fundraising goals are not met, staffing will be cut across the District. The impact on our children will be significant.

To give and help keep staffing levels for our STEAM + Program, please visit or drop your check payable to DMSEF at CDM’s front office.

When we led this campaign last year, we surpassed our goal and raised $12,000 in 6 days. With the PTA matching funds, that meant $17,000 went to the DMSEF thanks to our generous parents. Let’s do it again, CDM!

Target: While shopping at Target, you can support our school through their Take Charge of Education Program. Click here for more info.

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Teacher Features are fun opportunities for CDM kids to do something special with our fabulous teachers.

Non-auction Teacher Features are open now! All events and sign-up can be found here. Details about the date, time, and space limits are listed for each event. Most of the events can be purchased online, and two events are going to be auctioned (Teacher For a Day and Prinicipal For a Day).

If you are interested in the auction items, you can email Nikki Dewitt to be added to the live email auction this week. We will hold the auction via email starting at 8 am on Thursday, March 31st and ending on or before 7pm on the same day.

All money raised will benefit the your children through CDM PTA funds!

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CDM Calendar

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April 15:

Dad’s Club Brown Bag Lunch

April 18:

5th Grade Field trip to Marine Floating Sea Lab (Sleet/Whipple)

April 21:

4th Grade Field trip to Julian

April 21:
DMUSD Parent info. Night: Technology: Digital Citizenship & Cyber Safety

April 22:
1st Grade Performance

April 27:

Jr. Olympics Skills Competition

April 28:
DELAC Meeting

May 2-20:
CAASPP Testing Window (3rd-6th Grade)

May 6:
PTA Association Meeting

May 6:
Dad’s Club Brown Bag Lunch

May 6:
Kona Ice after school

May 12:
CDM School Site Council Meeting

May 15:

Dad’s Club Father/Son Laser Tag Event

May 19:

PTA International Showcase

May 30:

Memorial Day- No School

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