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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 August 19

Monday - Thursday - Book Fair is open during morning recess and after school
Tuesday - 8:15am Muffins for Military in the Auditorium with Naval Base San Diego School Liaison Officer
1:00pm Kona Ice

Thank you for a great first week of school!

Tuesday, August 20th
Kona Ice will be on sale after school on the lower field.

Monday, August 19th
Nominations for School Site Council (SSC) and English Language Advisory Committee (ELAC) are due to the office by the end of the day on Monday, August 19th. Please turn these in directly to the office - not to your child's teacher. Thank you.

We've attached important PTA announcements about membership and our upcoming Chipotle fundraiser.

Important Registration Information

Enrolling at LMD for the 1st time? Important Registration Information - If you started registration online, the enrollment is not complete until the office has received the items that are listed when you create your enrollment account (birth certificate, immunizations, 2 proofs of residence, etc.). Spots are not saved unless you have been to the office in person to turn in listed items.

Huge Potential Savings!

Did you know that applying for free and reduced-price school meals is easy and confidential for you and your children? What’s more, if you qualify, you also qualify for:

  • FREE before and/or after school care with the Extended School Services (ESS) Program (call 619-644-3800 for more info)
  • Savings on your SDG&E gas and electric rates
  • Lower cost mobile phone plans
  • Reduced fees for Internet service
  • Even potential savings on home computers!

Spanish Enrichment Classes

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

Language learners

Lions Lead the Way!

  • New! World of Work Empowers Every Child with Unique Strengths, Interests, & Values.
  • 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

Enroll Today!

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Important Information:

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, underwear for all sizes,  leggings for girls and elastic waist shorts or pants for boys or adjustable waist bands shorts. No jeans, please.

Free and Reduced Price Student Meals

Did you know that applying for free and reduced-price school meals is easy and confidential for you and your children? What’s more, if you qualify, you also qualify for FREE before and/or after school care with the Extended School Services (ESS) Program (call 619-644-3800 for more info). Additionally, you can save on your SDG&E gas and electric rates, mobile phone plans, Internet service, and even home computers.

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Back to School Shopping at Office Depot?

Money comes back to the school when you use La Mesa Dale's reference #8915327 

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,

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!

Attendance Matters

Regular attendance is key for your child’s success.

District News


Enjoy this video compilation of footage from students and teachers from all of our school sites showcasing our district values of equity, inclusion and HEART.


Sonic Expressions at Spring Valley Academy

At Spring Valley Academy, the innovative Sonic Expressions music course combines creating music with social skills. As the saying in Sonic Expressions goes, "When words fail, music speaks."


Bancroft Community Health Fair

The leadership team at Bancroft Elementary School organized a Community Health Fair at Open House to bring health and community services to families that included book give aways, dental screenings and informational booths.