La Mesa Dale is located centrally in La Mesa and is a caring neighborhood school with a rigorous academic program. The team at La Mesa Dale Elementary is committed to fostering a growth mindset, believing with our students that they will soar when they set their minds to a goal and persevere through challenges.

LMD Lions Lead the Way!


Announcements for the Week of May 20

PTA is hosting Staff Appreciation Week all this week.  Check your child’s backpack for more detailed information from PTA
Monday - Wear green to recognize our support staff
Tuesday - Wear yellow to recognize office staff
Wednesday - Wear red to recognize teaching staff
Thursday - Wear orange to recognize custodian, librarian, and ESS staff
Friday - Wear blue to recognize our campus attendants and nutrition staff

Monday Special Assemblies - Don’t be late. 2:25 School Site Council, 3:30 PTA Board Meeting
Tuesday 1:00 Dismissal
6-8pm LMD’s Winning Battle of the Books team goes to the finals @ STEAM Academy
Wednesday 8:00 Run Club Field Trip for select students (parents of attending students are welcome to join)

When you miss school, you miss out!  Our teachers are teaching every day.  Your child’s attendance is crucial in these last weeks of school.  Every day counts! Finish strong!

Pennies for Patients - Did you know that someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer every 3 minutes.  We have some cancer conquerors here at La Mesa Dale. We’re partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to fight cancer.  You can make a donation to one of our classroom fundraising pages.  The class with the most donations will earn a pasta party the last week of school.

Glow Party - Rainbow Dash Glow Party has been rescheduled for May 29th after lunch.  

Personal Electronics All students may use personal electronics before and after school. Devices must be kept out of sight and turned off during the school day.  Unauthorized use is grounds for confiscation of device. This includes smart watches as well as phones.

Next Week:
No School Monday - Memorial Day
Volunteer Appreciation on 5/28 at 9:45

Spanish Enrichment Classes

Coming in 2019-2020 School Year: After school Spanish Enrichment classes.  singandspeakspanish.com for more information. Registration beginning soon.

Language learners

Super Dog Inspires La Mesa Dale

Learn how Sadie the Super Dog helps students Attend, Connect, and Belong.

Lions Lead the Way!

  • A Staff that Truly Cares for Children
  • Quality PreSchool - 6th Grade Academic Instruction
  • Curriculum for Social/Emotional Education Used in Every Classroom
  • Highly Trained and Professional Special Education Staff PK-6
  • Credentialed Reading Specialist Serving Students in Need of Extra Reading support
  • Coming in 19-20 School Year: After school Spanish Enrichment classes. Learn more here. Registration beginning soon.
  • After School Clubs including Heartlight Aerobics, Chess, and Basketball
  • 6am-6pm Childcare Available on Campus Through ESS Program
  • Thriving Community Garden
  • Partnership with Boys & Girls Club Brady Family Clubhouse

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Military Family Resources

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to work with students (about 20% of our school population) who have one or both parents serving in the military. Whether you're new to the San Diego Area, have been here for a while, or are about to move on, we are here to support you.
Chanin Massaglia works with La Mesa Dale's military families as a School Liaison Officers (SLO). Her primary function is to serve as the conduit between parents, educators and the command so that military-connected children experience a seamless transition during the transfer between schools. She serves as a subject matter expert in education-related issues such as the Interstate Compact for Military Children, Department of Education, local school districts and other educational related organizations. She is always happy to help! Chanin Massaglia, Naval Base San Diego School Liaison Officer, 619-556-9499, Chanin.massaglia@navy.mil

New opportunities in full bloom at historic La Mesa Dale

Just as the rains have ushered in a season of horticultural delights, the winds of renewal are invigorating one of La Mesa’s rarest gems, La Mesa Dale Elementary School. The list of enhancements at the school are very enticing: a newly minted Principal, an enthusiastic and wonderfully dedicated PTA, and a fresh bounty of exciting new offerings for children and families.

Rainbow Dash

Super Dog Inspires La Mesa Dale

Learn how Sadie the Super Dog helps students Attend, Connect, and Belong.

Stay healthy!

Fight germs by washing your hands regularly. Learn how from this awesome video!

Clothes Needed

Students of all ages have accidents – whether it is a spilled milk or other issues, we can always make use of your gently-used clothes (all types). Donations can go to Ms. Dayna in the Health Office. We particularly needs sizes 4T, 5-6, 7-8. leggings for girls and elastic waist shorts or pants for boys or adjustable waist bands shorts. No jeans, please.

Attendance Matters

Regular attendance is key for your child’s success.

All Visitors Must Sign In

Parents who are scheduled to volunteer on campus are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, and wear a visitor sticker any time they are on campus. Other adult visitors must make arrangements with the front office to visit our campus. Student visitors are not permitted.

Box Tops

Please save Box Tops and return them to your child’s teacher or beautiful white mailbox in the front office.

La Mesa Dale’s School Safety Plan

School Safety and Student Security

If you have information to report about an incident at your child’s school or for questions regarding school safety, please contact the principal.

You may make an anonymous report using the information below:

District News

Highlands Highlights

Students created this video to share what makes Highlands Elementary School so special, including the No Excuses University Program, awesome staff and more.


Igniting ELD

International delegates from countries all over the world, including China, Russia, Bolivia and more, visited STEAM Academy to learn about Igniting ELD and how students learning English as an additional language are supported in LMSV.


LMSV Teacher of the Year Inspires G.R.I.T. in Students

La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is pleased to announce the District Teacher of the Year - Manuel Aceves. Manny is a beloved third grade teacher at Bancroft Elementary School, located in the center of Spring Valley.