The office is open weekdays from 8am – 3pm.

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!

Districtwide Announcements:

LMSV We Got This

We invite you to watch this special video from our teachers to their students.


2021 Enrollment

New Student Registration for the 21/22 school year begins on March 1, 2021.  All paperwork will be available on or after that date.

The Open Enrollment window for transfers is Feb 1 - March 31. Any transfer received after March 31 will be placed on a waiting list. Transfer forms can be downloaded from the district website, or picked up from the district office or the school office. TK students currently attending LMD on a transfer will need to do another transfer in order to stay at LMD for kindergarten.

To qualify for kindergarten, children must turn 5 on or before Sept 1, 2021. Children qualify for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) if they turn 5 between Sept 2 - Dec 2, 2021. If a child turns 5 after December 2, they will not qualify for Kindergarten or TK for the 21/22 school year. 

Meet our Kindergarten and TK teachers and learn more about our La Mesa Dale Kindergarten & TK family by watching our Virtual Kindergarten/TK Tour.

You can also register for one of the Kindergarten Q & A Webinars being offered throughout the month of February:

Register in advance for the February 12 @ 3pm webinar below:

Register in advance for the February 23 @ 1pm webinar below:

Register in advance for the February 26 @ 10:30am webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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
  • 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:

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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20-21 Title I Parent Meetings

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Title I, Part A School-Level Parent and Family Engagement Policy 2020-21

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.

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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.

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

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 Spotlight

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.


Extended School Services in LMSV Rocks!

Extended School Services (ESS) provides students an outstanding childcare experience before and after school. Students get homework help, engage in games, projects and field trips. ESS provides grants for families who qualify and low cost options.