10/20-10/24 Red Ribbon Week

10/21 ELAC Meeting 6-7pm DS Library

10/31  8:30 Halloween Parade   Around the track

11/11  No School Veterans Day

11/17  Non-Student Day/ Parent Teacher Conferences

11/18 - 11/21 Parent/Teacher Conferences - Dismissal at 1:10

11/21  Fall Principal's Challenge Concludes

11/24-11/28 No School - Thanksgiving Holiday


All visitors to our campus must check in through the Administration Office at the front of the school.


Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning.


A student’s absence should be reported before 9:00am on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 674-6200 x6303.

Welcome to Del Sur

Doug Johnson , Principal
Office Hours: M-W & F, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
School Hours: M, T, W, F 8:30 a.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Thurs: 8:30 a.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Health Notification Regarding Pertussis 8.29.14

Principal’s Message
October 20, 2014

Greetings Explorer Families!

This week we kicked off our annual Red Ribbon Week.  This is a Bully Free and Drug Free week where we focus our students’ attention on this year’s theme – Del Sur Explorers Launching Healthy Choices….

Red Ribbon Week is a week that we emphasize through various activities being a student of strong character and the notion of making positive healthy choices each and every day.  The following is a list of the activities planned for the week.  We encourage students to wear their Red Ribbon each day this week.

Plan on join us for Friday Flag on the 24th of this week.  We will be highlighting the events of week and performing a special song that directly relates to theme of Red Ribbon Week.  Following Friday Flag, I will be hosting another Principal’s Coffee in the MPR.  Come and join me as we discuss current school issues.  In particular, I will be discussing Common Core mathematics and our integration of technological resources in our educational delivery programs on our site.  Starbucks Coffee will be provided.  I hope to see many of you there.


October 20th –October 24th, 2014

Del Sur Explorers Launching Healthy Choices….

Bully-Free and Drug-Free 

Monday, October 20th – Kick – Off Red Ribbon Week!

“Raise Your Voices For Healthy Choices” – Music at Recess

Poster Making Activites- in the MPR at recess – Come Get Your COLOR on!!!

Wear your Del Sur Pride Shirt

Tuesday, October 21st – Explorers Make ‘Paws’itive Choices Wear Red!

 **Animal Print Day

Wednesday, October 22nd – “Your Choices are the Key to your DREAMS!”

Dancing in the MPR with Mrs. Santiago, our PE teacher

Thursday, October 23rd – “Exercising Good Choices”

Jimbo’s in the lunch area providing healthy snack samples

Friday, October 24th – “Our Future’s So Bright We have to Wear Shades**

Wear your shades to school

Friday Flag at 8:30 am

School – Wide Assemblies in the afternoon – “Go the Distance IMAX Assembly” –

1:00pm Grades K-2

2:00pm Grades 3-5

Del Sur Elementary is now on Facebook! Search for us, Like us, and follow us for current news, information, photos, and more!

27th Annual FUN RUN 2014 - Mt. Carmel High School

It is that time of year again!  The 27th annual FUN RUN 2014 is coming up on October 21, 2014.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

If interested please contact Wendy Wheeler at

Del Sur Halloween Guidelines

Halloween is right around the corner. We will be celebrating Halloween at school on Friday, October 31. Students may wear costumes to school on that day if they would like. However, all costumes must adhere to the following guidelines:

1. Avoid rubber masks. They may be appropriate in the evening, but afternoons in San Diego County are generally above 80 and children swelter in masks. Masks also severely restrict vision. Consider using make-up or face paint instead.
2. Wear shoes or sandals. Safety regulations require students to wear shoes at all times at school.
3. No weapons please. Toy guns, knives, handcuffs, nun chucks, etc. will be taken and returned at the end of the day.
4. Modest costumes. Bathing suits, bikinis, and bare midriffs should be avoided.
5. Display respect for other cultures. Avoid stereotyping or ridiculing other races or cultures.
6. Keep it simple. Six hours in an elaborate costume can be tiring at any age. The child should not require assistance.

Foundation News

Uncorked was a wonderful night thank you for those that attended and to the Staff that poured for our event.  If you liked a particular wine and remember the bag #, go to our website, and find out what it was.

Saturday November 15th is our next event.  Dealin' it for Del Sur.  This is a fun evening of playing cards, socializing and wining fabulous prices all for your kids.  Check in begins at 5, cards fly at 6 and prizes will be awarded by 9:30.  What could be more fun than spending a night at the Del Sur Ranch house having fun a while raising money for your kids.  Sign up online at

Hi Del Sur Families:

It is time for our annual PTA Family Portraits with Spark Photography. It's a Win-Win...You get a beautiful family portrait (possibly for that Holiday Greeting card this year) and Spark Photography will donate a portion of all portrait sales back to Del Sur! The pricing is very competitive too!

For details on picture packages , please visit the park Photography website by clicking on the following link:

If you need any further assistance, please email Kari Smith at

 Gate Testing

The purpose of the GATE services in the Poway Unified School District is to identify and motivate highly able students to realize their full potential. Gifted students are higher level thinkers who demonstrate depth, originality, and creativity in their thoughts. GATE students have common characteristics but often unique needs. In order to meet the needs of GATE students all day, classroom teachers differentiate the curriculum as needed. Differentiated instruction is individualized based on what the student is showing in class. Some techniques utilized in the classrooms are cluster grouping, varying the pace of instruction, compacting the curriculum, higher level questioning, and activities that are open ended.
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.

2014-2015 GATE Testing Information
Test Date (only 1 test opportunity) Request Submission Window

Monday, September 8 through Friday, November 21, 2014

To request GATE testing for your child, complete a GATE Parent Questionnaire/Test Consent form online through the PUSD GATE webpage

NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the
request submission window dates.

Please tape or glue (NO STAPLES! Please) 10 unexpired Box Top or 10 points worth of Labels for Education UPCs to the Bus collection sheet attached. Each filled sheet will earn you a coupon for a free Otter Pop, a raffle entry for your teacher, and move your classes bus closer to a prize. All sheets must be turned in by Wednesday, October 22nd. The top 3 classes with the most submissions will win gift cards for their teacher. Happy Clipping!

See you on campus,

Doug Johnson