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PTSA Events 2022-2023

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week
May 1-5

Diegueño Middle School has some of the best educators and staff out there.

A BIG THANK YOU for all you do for our students year round.


Past PTSA Events

PTA Reflections Thank you to all of the artists that submitted works for the 2022/2023 Reflections art contest!  We received so many creative and thoughtful entries. It was wonderful to see all the unique perspectives on the theme “Show Your Voice”.  We are truly lucky to have such great artists at DNO!

This year the North Coastal Council had 106 entries across all 6 categories and has selected 36 entries to advance to the Ninth District Level.  The Ninth District covers all PTAs throughout San Diego and Imperial Counties.  Congratulations to the 4 entries from Diegueno that were selected to advance to this next level!  


  • Keira Bondi, Visual Arts

  • Lily Iverson, Film Production

  • Elle Cannis, Dance

  • Bailey Thompson, Dance/Film/Music


We are so proud of your hard work and accomplishments!  Best of luck in the Ninth District level and we will continue to cheer you on! 

Congratulations again to our talented Diegueno artists that advanced to the North Coastal level of the Reflections competition!


  • Lynn Salatka, Visual Arts

  • Lilliana Navarro, Visual Arts

  • Keira Bondi, Visual Arts

  • Pela Hadley, Visual Arts

  • Lily Iverson, Film Production

  • Vienna Elmendorf, Music Composition

  • Emily Higginbotham, Literature

  • Isabella Kalmanovitz, Literature 

  • Elle Cannis, Dance

  • Bailey Thompson, Dance/Film/Music


School-wide category winners:


  • Lynn Salatka, Visual Arts

  • Vienna Elmendorf, Music Composition

  • Emily Higginbotham, Literature

  • Lily Iverson, Film Production

  • Elle Cannis, Dance





On Thursday, November 10, 87 Diegueño families attended and over $400 was raised with a night of jumping at Sky Zone Carlsbad while supporting our school. Thank you to Sky Zone Carlsbad and everyone who attended.


Thank you for your support!


Thank you Jersey Mike's, Menchies and Cougar Families!


Thank you for supporting Diegueño PTSA. On October 17, Jersey Mike's and Menchies donated 20% of your purchases to DÑO. We greatly appreciate your support.

Red Ribbon Week was a great success!

We hope that this anti-drug, anti-vaping and anti-alcohol campaign will continue with you at home

every chance you get. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated.

Below are some highlights from the week.

Monday: PJs all day! Follow your dreams and stay off of drugs

Assembly with DEA agent Rocky Herron

Tuesday: Wear your favorite jersey! Team up against drugs

California's Proposition 31 removes flavors from vape products. Please VOTE YES.

Following is additional information for you and your child: 

California's Proposition 31

Why Vote Yes

San Dieguito Alliance for Drug-Free Youth: The Truth About Vaping

More information about the dangers of vaping

Wednesday: E-Bike Safety, CSI Crime Scene Investigates Diegueño

In 2013, Alex had a major brain injury from a  skateboard accident in front of his home in Carmel Valley. In speaking with trauma injury professionals, traumatic brain injury from E-bikes is now the primary concern in children ages 12-19. E-bike crashes is on the rise and expected to dramatically increase in the future. Please see attachment.

Remember Alex's story when you remind your child to not only wear a helmet but to clip it properly when using an E-bike or skateboard. Please click here to experience Alex's story.

Thursday: Wear neon colors! My future is too bright to do drugs

Avoid drugs and alcohol with a Natural High. Alarmingly, marijuana and suicides are now being linked. In face, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner, 39% of completed suicides under the age of 25, tested positive for marijuana in 2020. Please click here for more information.

Check out these Natural High videos for parents and kids to watch together:







Friday: Dress in Hawaiian attire! Lei off of drugs


Red Ribbon Week began in San Diego County when the friends and family of Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena memorialized his brutal death in Tijuana where he was an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) officer in 1985, by wearing a red ribbon. This attention to the drug issues of the day gained national attention, and Red Ribbon Week was born, usually the last week of October. For more information, please visit:

You can find the Kiki Camarena story for kids here: Also, the Netflix series "Narcos" is also based on his story. Narcos, however, is a show for adults only.

TALK to your Children and Keep the Conversation Going!


Flippin' Pizza Day

Wed, Sept 28


Thank you to Flippin' Pizza, Encinitas and to everyone who came out to support PTSA's fundraiser. Diegueño received 25% of the sales!


Thank you Mendocino Farms and DNO Families!


On Monday, August 22, PTSA held its first fundraiser "Pay What You Want" at the brand new Mendocino Farms, Encinitas.


Diegueño families were invited to come experience their great food and healthy options for dinner. All of the fundraising money and donations come back to our school.


It was such a great evening! Please be sure to check back for upcoming events.

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