Programs That Foster School Spirit and Community
At Torrey Hills, are children show their proud in our school by wearing spirit wear every Friday. Click on the link below to order. The link is always active. When you check out you can either pay the shipping charges to have your spirit wear in about a week or you can hit “Store Pick Up” and a member of the PTA will pick up your child’s spirit wear and deliver it to their classroom. This process is free to you. The shirts will be picked up and delivered approximately every two/three weeks. So remember if you do not want to pay shipping, choose “Store Pick Up” and it will get delivered to your child’s class.
The PTA will not be keeping extra stock on hand. Therefore there are no exchanges for sizes. Please check the size chart carefully when ordering.
Your child will enjoy having this wonderful school keepsake! Each year, our yearbook is created by a staff of 5th and 6th-grade students led by parent volunteers. The yearbook includes photos from every class and grade level and is professionally printed and bound. It showcases student art from all grade levels and includes student portraits, class activities, STEAM+, lunch clubs, performances, competitions, special events and much more. Preorder deadline for the year is March 31 Order early Quantities will be very limited at the end of the year, so order yours early! Questions? Contact our Yearbook Team
Don't miss Torrey Hills Fall Carnival on October 22nd from 1-5pm- a long tradition in our school! New exciting games and rides this year: Extreme Cannon, Dunk Tank (look for teachers and friends to soak), Cakewalk, Quad-Pod, Airbrush Tattoos, BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs, Cotton Candy, Jack-O-Lantern Contest, Chili Competition, Prizes & much more. Admission is free. Food, Games, and Ride tickets can be bought ahead of time at the Store or in front of the school the week of October in extra value packages. The day of the carnival tickets will be on sale for $1.00. Proceeds will be used by the Torrey Hills PTA to purchase technology, art, PE and/or science supplies.
Torrey Hills students love it when their dads visit the school! Our Dads Club organizes fun-filled events such as Dads' Day, Take your Dad to Lunch Day, Field Day, and much more. Moms are welcome to come and enjoy the fun, too, but Dads get to be in charge for the day! Click here to learn more.
Every year Torrey Hills daughters are invited to a semi-formal dinner and dance. Girls may bring their father, mother, grandfather or another guardian. Go here for more info SWEETHEART BALL
Help us celebrate our fabulous teachers and support staff at Torrey Hills School with Teacher Appreciation Week. Every teacher and staff member becomes a special member in our children's lives. For this reason, we dedicate an entire week to show them our appreciation and say “Thank You”!
Several times each school year, PTA members and school staff collaborate to organize theme-based family nights to help foster parent and community involvement. This year we are pleased to host: Science Fair Night, Literacy Night, Bingo Night, International Art and Music Festival and Night Under the Stars. Please join us for all four evenings!
The PTA Reflections Program is an annual themed arts competition for students across the nation and in American schools overseas. For over 40 years, the National PTA Reflections Program has encouraged students to explore their artistic talents and pursue creative expression in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts.
Student winners advance to council and state levels, with the best-of-the-best entries going to National PTA, to be considered for a National Reflections Award. Prize packages consist of cash prizes and an arts education award to the student’s local PTA.
Each year the program challenges students to create art inspired by a specific theme. This year’s theme is “What Is Your Story?”
All students at Torrey Hills School, in Kindergarten through grade 6, are encouraged to participate in the contest. Please be sure to include an artist statement, as required in the entry form, with your artwork.
The PTA e-Newsletter is a weekly electronic publication that provides families with the latest PTA news and school information. When you subscribe, the e-newsletter will be delivered to your e-mail inbox. In addition, brief e-blasts are sent out as needed throughout the year. The e-blasts contain urgent information or timely reminders about events and meetings that are quickly upcoming. Don't ever miss out an any PTA or school events. Let us help you organize your busy life by subscribing to the PTA e-Newsletter today!
Programs That Serve As School Fundraisers
Did you know that last year Torrey Hills families raised over $19,000 for Torrey Hills School just by shopping at Vons? Simply by registering your Vons shopping card, our school will automatically get credit for cash every time you shop using your Debit Card, Cash or a Vons gift card. NOTE: As of November 2013 we do not get credit if you shop with your credit card. You must use a debit card, check or cash. If you have not signed up in previous years, please email your Vons Club Card number to Kelly Conway at email@example.com . There are no other obligations. Torrey Hills school will earn free cash contributions thanks to your Vons purchases. If you have signed up previously, you don't need to do a thing—you are automatically renewed for this year. Also, if your friends or family members shop at Vons, please register them too!
Come to the Torrey Hills Library and buy new books to get your kids excited about reading. All the proceeds benefit our school library.
The PTA supports our teachers by the annual giving of mini-grants to help them supplement their classroom needs and curriculum. The Torrey Hills PTA emphasizes using funds for materials that support a hands-on approach to involving parents in the process of teaching and learning.
Go out to dinner as a Torrey Hills School family! Dinner Nights are a great way to meet other community families and support our school at the same time. Restaurants donate a portion of their night's Torrey Hills School receipts back to our PTA! Look for upcoming dates in the e-newsletter.
Start collecting Box Tops for Education labels that you find on General Mills, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker and Ziploc products. Torrey Hills gets $.10 for each label that is turned into school! This is a great way for these corporations to give back to our school community. Keep your scissors handy before you recycle. The Box Tops for Education collection box is located in the school's front office. For more information about Box Tops for Education, click on www.boxtops4education.com.
The Torrey Hills Hawks Book Club membership offers a special way to recognize a student's birthday while benefiting our library. Book club members get new books added to our Torrey Hills School Library in honor of their birthday!
Member Benefits: Each member selects a library book of his/her choice from a wide variety of new books. The member is the first person to check out the book, and a commemorative Torrey Hills bookplate (displaying the student’s name) will be affixed to book's inside front cover. Finally, all Book Club member photos are displayed in the library during the school year. Join Today!
Programs That Help With Health & Safety
Celebrating International Walk to School Day has become a tradition in the Del Mar Union School District. Bring the entire family and come walk to Torrey Hills School. Join us as we bring the community together to create safety and community awareness.
Red Ribbon Week is celebrated every October. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention awareness campaign in the US. At Torrey Hills, we recognize this important week with activities around how to make good, healthy choices. Read the history of how Red Ribbon Week started here. Ready to talk to your kids about saying no to drugs, tobacco, and alcohol? Here are resources to get the conversation started: KidsHealth, Parents Magazine and Natural High.
Torrey Hills Hawks, start your Wednesday and Friday mornings with some early morning exercise by walking to school from home or the Torrey Hills Park! Over time you walk to school you earn a punch. Complete your punch card with 10 punches and win a prize. It's a fun way to start your school morning!
The Jog-A-Thon is a PTA sponsored event that happens in the spring and is one of our biggest fundraisers. Everyone can get involved in this fun event! Students - often joined by their teachers - run/jog/walk around the track as many times as possible during a given time frame. Parent volunteers pass out water/oranges, help count laps or just cheer on the joggers. In the end, all students are treated to a cool snack for their enthusiastic participation. Friends and family can support the students by making a per lap or lump sum donation. The Jog-A-Thon is all about getting outside and getting active - and it's a great way to get involved!
Every day, parent volunteers spend 15-20 minutes during morning drop off assisting school families with a very important job. They help students to quickly and safely exit their vehicles, with their backpacks and other school materials, before heading off to class. Please follow the volunteers and teachers direction to get your child safely to school. Drop-off instructions.
Starting in October Torrey Hills Hawks can join us every Monday and Friday on the field during lunch at Road Runners. Run, jog or walk laps with your friends, earn prizes and have fun! Wear comfortable clothes and your running shoes. Congratulations Torrey Hills on running almost 3000 miles last year!