La Mesa Dale serves TK-5th 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!

Important Change for LMSV Schools

Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, all LMSV elementary schools will serve TK through 5th grade and all academy middle schools will serve 6th through 8th grade. Click here to learn more.

School Announcements:

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Grade-Level Supply Lists for 24-25

What supplies does my child need?
La Mesa Dale provides all classroom supplies and we welcome donations to the classroom.

This link contains a list of useful donations organized by grade level.
Thank you for your generosity!

Districtwide Announcements:

School Staff

Employment Information

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

Why You’ll Love La Mesa Dale!

  • Safe and Supportive Environment: Our campus feels like family, fostering a nurturing and inclusive atmosphere for all students.
  • Innovative Programs: With a Garden Classroom, Exploration Hour, and regular Visual and Performing Arts Lessons in all classrooms, our students enjoy a rich variety of activities that make learning fun and exciting. The Safe School Ambassadors program boosts self-confidence and provides students with tools to develop their leadership skills on the playground and in the classroom.
  • Outstanding Staff: Our dedicated teachers and staff go above and beyond to build strong relationships with students and families, ensuring every child feels valued and supported.
  • Student Success: Our focus on reducing behaviors that result in office referrals and increasing student engagement has led to significant improvements in academics, attendance, and overall school climate.
  • Family Involvement: Our thriving PTA provides numerous opportunities for family involvement and fosters a welcoming environment for everyone. Join us for events like dine-out nights, movie night, and multicultural night, or volunteer with morning Run Club or as a classroom art docent or garden docent. There’s so much more to explore and enjoy!

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Important Information:

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Birthday Celebrations

In lieu of birthday celebrations in classrooms, the District recommends that parents donate a book to the classroom library, bring pencils, stickers, or other small trinkets (like fidgets) to hand out to the kids. These items may be dropped off at the office and teachers will pick them up for distribution to students at the end of the school day. Birthday parties should happen outside of school hours.

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La Mesa Dale Alumni

How has La Mesa Dale impacted your life? Want to shout out a staff member? Share your journey with us by filling out the form below!

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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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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.

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

Attendance Matters

Regular attendance is key for your child’s success.

All Visitors and Volunteers Must Sign In

Volunteers must schedule volunteer times with teachers in advance. Upon entering campus, all visitors and volunteers are required to sign in at the front office, provide ID, provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, 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.

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:

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