La Mesa Dale serves TK-6th grade students in La Mesa.  La Mesa Dale is proud to serve our students and families with caring teachers and staff members and innovative instruction.  Enroll today!

School Announcements:

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See you Soon!

Our office is open for the 2022-2023 school year.  Class lists will be posted on the bulletin boards in the school quad on Tuesday, August 9 at 4 pm.  School starts at 7:55 am on Wednesday, August 10.  See you soon!

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If you're back to school shopping, here's what you need to know. La Mesa Dale provides all the basics for your child.  You don't NEED to buy anything.  Of course, we welcome donations!

Your child's teacher will appreciate donations of yellow #2 pencils, pencil cap or pink rectangle erasers, glue sticks, dry erase markers, a ream of paper, kleenex, or ziploc bags.

The following grades have specific donation requests.

  • Second Grade: Green 2-pocket folders with or without prongs, Blue 2-pocket folders with or without prongs, Red 2-pocket folders with prongs, black dry-erase markers, a ream of any astrobright color
  • Third Grade: Expo Dry Erase Markers, Ticonderoga #2 pencils, 16-count Crayola crayons, Glue sticks, White copy paper, Wide-ruled notebook paper, Post-its (the pop-up style), Astro-Bright copy paper (all colors welcome), File folders
  • Fifth Grade: a pencil sharpener with an attached container for shavings, 1 1/2" binder, wide-ruled lined paper, dividers, small wide ruled spiral notebooks, highlighter
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Quick Reference Guide

Click to view La Mesa Dale's Quick Reference Guide - Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions all in one place.

Districtwide Announcements:

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State Preschool Enrollment

La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers high-quality preschool at no cost for children who turn three or four years old before December 1, 2022. Students attend class 5-days a week from 8:30 am - 11:30 am.

Our high-quality, accredited schools and curriculum deliver the finest early learning opportunities for ALL children.

Bring the completed form and required materials to our Early Childhood Education Center, located at 4811 Glen Street, La Mesa, CA 91941.

School Staff

Employment Information

Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!

Why You’ll Love La Mesa Dale!

  • Exemplary & Highly Experienced Staff Dedicated to Educating & Nurturing All Students
  • Purposeful & Rigorous Academics
  • Credentialed Reading Specialist Serving Students in Need of Extra Reading Support
  • Caring & Connected Community with a Vibrant and Active PTA
  • World Of Work - Providing Self and Career Exploration for Students
  • Thriving Garden & Garden Educator with Regular Hands-On Science Lessons for Every Class
  • Long-Standing Community Partnerships with SDSU, San Diego Youth Services, Boys & Girls Club Brady Family Clubhouse, City Hope, Sage Garden Project, and Many More
  • Regular Social-Emotional Education in Every Classroom
  • School Social Worker Dedicated to Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of All Students & Families
  • 6 am - 6 pm Childcare Available on Campus through LMSV’s ESS Program

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Important Information:

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Quick Reference Guide

Click to view La Mesa Dale's Quick Reference Guide - Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions all in one place.

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La Mesa-Spring Valley School District Go Extra Mile to Address Mental Health

Rainbow Dash

Here's a glimpse into La Mesa Dale's annual PTA Fundraiser.

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Playground Mural

La Mesa Dale’s beautiful new 192-foot playground mural was painted by Grossmont College Art students under the leadership of Jennifer Bennett, Professor of Drawing and Painting. Over the last semester, Bennett’s art class developed the idea for the mural and spent 4 days on campus during October Break, painting it on our playground wall.

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FAQs – Masks at School

See below: California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Face Covering Requirements in K-12 School Settings from San Diego County Office of Education

Sage Garden

La Mesa Dale has a beautiful school garden and recently received the Sage Garden Grant.  The grant supports experiential learning that supports learners of all styles and abilities. The goal is to help kids enjoy eating more fruits and vegetables. By developing our hands-on kitchen and garden skills we strive to provide our future generations with opportunities to enjoy more nourishment and less processed food.

To that end, our amazing Garden Teacher, Ms. Aida, has created a series of Garden Lessons that students and families can enjoy - even while we’re in distance learning.  You can access a variety of garden lessons here: La Mesa Dale's Garden Lesson Playlist

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21-22 Title I Parent Meeting

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Title I, Part A School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2022-23

Please review the attached. Hard copies are available in the office.

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.

District Spotlight

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Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


Academy Program Offerings Dazzle with Music at Spring Valley Academy

Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


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