The Dailard School Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the community of Dailard Elementary School, which is part of the San Diego Unified School District. Please explore our website to learn more about our programs and our members.

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2015 Dolphin Pledge Drive

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Dolphin Pledge Drive

The Dailard Dolphin Pledge Drive is the DSF’s first major fundraiser. The money you donate directly supports the programs and services we can offer to students, such as credentialed art and PE instruction, 5th Grade Planner notebooks, recess supplies, teacher grants, field trip buses, and student clubs (like the Dailard Dashers and the Garden Club).

We run the Dolphin Pledge Drive every fall semester instead of asking families to sell wrapping paper or magazines. Donations can be made online with PayPal or in the school office by check. The Dailard School Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, so your donation is tax-deductible (and eligible for employer matching programs). Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated, and are accepted throughout the school year.

The Dolphin Pledge Drive runs from September 17 through October 23. During the Pledge Drive, every donation of $50 enters you in a drawing for four Disneyland Park Hopper passes ($100 donation enters you twice, $150 three times, and so on). Every $50 you donate by October 4 enters you twice! And anyone who donates $100 or more will also be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card to Tower 23 Hotel/JRDN Restaurant in Pacific Beach.

The Dailard School Foundation runs entirely on the generosity of its school community. Thank you, everyone, for chipping in and making our programs possible.

Get Involved!

The Dailard school community is able to do so many things because everyone helps. Want to find out what’s going on or how you can contribute? Come to one of our meetings!

Activities and Events Community Meeting (first Wednesday of every month)
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 7:50 AM, Teachers’ Lounge

DSF Board Meeting (second Tuesday of every month)
Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 5:30 PM, Teachers’ Lounge

Dailard DADS Meeting
Thursday, October 22, 7:30 PM, Emiliano’s Restaurant

We have a few open positions for parents who are ready to step into a role, too! New and returning parents interested in the following opportunities should come by the A&E meeting or email Rebecca Smith, DSF President, at president@dailard.org.

Open Positions

  • Yearbook Chair and Photographers
  • Hospitality Committee
  • DSF Community Liaison

2015–2016 Classroom Supplies

Dailard parents are always asking about ways they can contribute to their children’s education. If you would like to donate supplies for a particular grade level, please see the lists below of items that our teachers use frequently in their classrooms. Send any supplies to school with your child the first week of classes. Every contribution is greatly appreciated.

Kindergarten Supply List
1st Grade Supply List
2nd Grade Supply List
3rd Grade Supply List
4th Grade Supply List
5th Grade Supply List

Upcoming Events

For specific event times, locations, and details, click on the calendar dates below.


  • October 2: Friday Flag
  • October 4: Last Day for Double Entries to the Dolphin Pledge Drive Prize Drawings
  • October 7: A&E Community Meeting
  • October 13: DSF Board Meetings and Elections for Open Positions
  • October 17: Dailardfest
  • October 22: DADS Meeting
  • October 24: DADS Campout
  • October 26: Last Day to Enter Dolphin Pledge Drive Prize Drawings
  • October 30: Halloween Parade
  • October 30: Dolphin Pledge Drive Prize Drawings Winners Announced