The gates open at 7:30 AM. Children arriving before 7:30 AM must be supervised by an adult.
Students Line up at first bell (8:00 AM)
8:06 AM - 2:30 PM
12:00 - 12:45 PM
After School Playground Hours:
2:30 - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Early Dismissal Day – From the end of September to April, Tuesday classes are dismissed at 1:30 PM for teacher development sessions. Check the calendar.
Minimum Day Schedule – There are approximately ten days during the school year when students are dismissed at 12:30 p.m. Again, check the calendar for these dates.
Please sign in at the Main Gate and come to the Office for a Visitor's Badge when visiting the school (except during Drop-Off and Pick-Up).
Coming Up at Dahlia!!!
A Message From The Principal
Dear Dahlia Families and Friends,
Welcome to our online community. Please be sure to check this website weekly for school and PTA news.
Our goal at Dahlia Heights Elementary School is to challenge your children intellectually and help them grow socially. Teachers and staff strive to create a challenging and supportive learning environment for all students. We work hard to help students achieve their potential. For those struggling to meet California State and or the new Common Core Standards, we have a strong intervention program. In addition to our focus on academic achievement, we are proud of our computer lab, which was funded through Annual Fund donations and Title I funding.
Our school has a reputation for creativity, support for music and art education, respect for the environment, and commitment to the community. Dahlia teachers are creative individuals who inspire their students while sharing their talents - talents such as painting, gardening, pottery making, or movie making. Our school also has an award-winning recycling program and fundraisers to help both the school and the community.
Dahlia Heights has a very supportive and involved parent community. We believe that a strong partnership between our school, the classroom and home is critical to individual student and school success. We encourage and invite you to participate and volunteer. Without the support and involvement of parents and families our school could not function effectively. Working together enhances our school.
Our PTA is a wonderful and strong organization for you to join and a great way to get involved. Meetings are usually held the second Tuesday of each month. By attending monthly PTA meetings you will feel informed and a part of our school. I look forward to seeing you at our PTA meetings! To stay in the know about the PTA, please be sure and check their website frequently as well.
You may also find news about events in your child's backpack on Thursdays, as that is our specified day for sending home bulletins, memos, and such.
We are excited to work with your family. Dahlia Heights Elementary School is a special school and I hope you and your child will love it as much as I do. I look forward to great things!
Rona Greenstadt, Principal
Regular Bell Schedule
*8:00 AM Students Form into Classroom Lines Then Teachers Escort Students to Class *8:06 AM School Begins *10:00 to *10:20 AM Primary Recess (K-3) *10:25 to *10:45 AM Upper Grade Recess (4-6) *12:00 to *12:45 PM Primary Eats Lunch, Then Plays Upper Eats Lunch, Then Plays *2:30 PM School Dismisses
Students Form into Classroom Lines
Then Teachers Escort Students to Class
*10:00 to *10:20 AM
Primary Recess (K-3)
*10:25 to *10:45 AM
Upper Grade Recess (4-6)
*12:00 to *12:45 PM
Primary Eats Lunch, Then Plays
Upper Eats Lunch, Then Plays
DONATE TO READAPALOOZA 2013!
Donate to the 2012-2013 Annual Fund
Dates to Remember
Early Dismissals at 1:30 PM on Tuesdays begin September 4th and continue through April 16th, 2013
This section is NOT a comprehensive list of events--please see the Calendar for a full listing of events and for more details. Please note that all events are held at school unless otherwise noted.