12/1  PTA Dine Out - Flippin' Pizza 4S Ranch 5-9pm

12/3  APEX Fun Run

12/4  Friday Flag 8:30 am Blacktop


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
Regular 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.

Principal’s Message

November 30, 2015

Greetings Del Sur Explorers!

Before Thanksgiving, a number of our students stated what they are thankful for. It was wonderful to hear that our students are very appreciative of the homes they live in, their families, food, and for their teachers. Indeed, we do have much to be thankful for. I am thankful for happy, energetic, and curious children who allow me to share their world with them. I am also thankful for the warm, caring, competent teachers and support staff on our site. Finally, I am thankful for our supportive parents, volunteers, Site Council members, ELL parents, PTA, and Foundation officers and members. We are so fortunate to have a school community where our parents are visible and helpful on our site. This is a very important cultural component of our school.

Thank you parents for attending our recently completed conferences. This is a very important meeting as strong partnerships are established to support each of our students’ academic progress. During our conferences, every parent was informed on how their child performed on the Measure of Academic Progress. Two times a year in grades two through five, we use MAP to assess reading, language, and math progress. This assessment is aligned to our state’s academic standards, and provides a continuous measurement of academic growth. It also provides our teachers with feedback that is used to modify teaching and learning activities for individual students.

Thank you parent community for supporting our APEX Fun Run. Our Fun Run will take place this coming Thursday, December 3rd at the following times:

Preschool, TK, and K     8:40 to 9:30
First and Second           9:30 to 10:20
Third                         10:20 to 11:10
Fourth and Fifth          11:10 to 12:00

PTA DINE OUT EVENT at FLIPPIN' PIZZA 4S Ranch!! - Mark your calendars for Tuesday, DECEMBER 1st. This DINE OUT will be from 5-9pm!! 50% of the proceeds are donated to the Del Sur PTA!! Plus, each student from the class with the highest participation will receive a free slice of pizza at Flippin' Pizza so make sure you sign in on the sign in sheet for your class to win. Skip the Thanksgiving leftovers and dine in or take out, and come help us roll in the "dough" to support our school while enjoying a night of family and friends!

Box Top ContestBox Tops for Education

You did an excellent job "Kicking off the School Year with Box Tops and Labels!"  We submitted over $800 of Box Tops alone for this contest.  That's amazing, and we thank you all for contributing!  This contest has now closed, so it is time to announce our WINNERS!

3rd place winning a $30 gift card is: Ms. Schofield

2nd place winning a $40 gift card is: Mrs. Whitehouse

1st Place WINNER is Mrs. Richard's class!! She will receive a $50 gift card.
Congratulations to these classes!  Remember to keep collecting and be on the lookout for a new contest next month!

Re-Link your Ralphs Card Today!!!
It's time to re-link your Ralph's card to Del Sur Elementary!Ralphs Rewards
Everyone must re-link their Ralph's card to DSE as of Sept. 1st. Your purchases will NOT earn money for Del Sur until you re-link! It's quick, easy, and earned over $12,000 last year for our school! This income is vital to the "extras" your children enjoy, such as guest speakers, special projects, field trip off-sets, etc...Please do so today! Don't forget to remind your friends and family too!
You may re-link by:
1) Visiting to renew your contribution
Detailed step-by-step instructions with screen shots can be found on the PTA website:
2) Taking the scanbar code from your "Free Fundraiser" flier with you on your next shopping trip, and give to the cashier at checkout.
Are you linked? The bottom of your receipt should say "You have designated to support Del Sur Elementary PTA". If you have issues trying to complete the process, please call Ralph's Customer Assistance at 1-800-660-9003. Thank you!

DSE Family Portraits Fundraiser - Deadline to book a sitting is Dec. 13!
Have you been wanting to get the family together for a portrait, maybe at the beach or at a local park or at our own Del Sur Ranch House? Would you like to send out a picture of your family on a holiday greeting card this year? We've got you covered!
DSE has teamed up again with Spark Photography to provide you with quality family pictures at a reasonable price and to help us raise money for our school. It's a win-win!
To see package deals and to book your sitting, go to
Question? email

See You on Campus,
Doug Johnson