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.
March 10, 2014
Greetings Explorer Families,
On Wednesday, a team of educational evaluators from San Diego County will be on our site to validate our application to be named a 2014 California Distinguished School. Our staff has worked very hard in both writing the lengthy application and preparing for the validation evaluation. I am hoping on this day that our students come to school ready to showcase their Explorer Pride. I am encouraging all staff, students, and parents to wear their Explorer Spirit Shirt or maroon or gold. This will be a celebratory day on our site.
On behalf of Mrs. Nowak, I would like to thank all of our parent and community volunteers for making Science Day a huge success once again. It is always so fun to hear the excitement that our students express to me and their teachers from the activities and presentations they experienced. We are working on a video clip highlighting this day. It will be on our website soon. I will be kicking off our focus on science again when I encourage all students to participate in this year’s Science Fair. Our Science Fair kick off will be Monday, March 31. All projects will be due on Friday, May 23rd. This is an optional educational experience for our preschool through fourth grade students. It is required for our fifth grade students. Parents, I hope together we can get as many students as possible to participate in the Science Fair this year. Remember projects can be done in groups as well. A packet of information will be on our website on Monday, March 31st.
Weather permitting we will conduct our next Friday Flag assembly on March 14th. We encourage all parents to attend these important community building assemblies.
TK Program for 2014-2015 School Year
We apologize to those of you who were up early in the morning trying to place your child’s name on the TK wait list. There was a glitch in the system and the list did not go operational as planned. It will be available tomorrow, Tuesday, March 11th at 8 A.M.
- For the 2014-2015 School year, all students turning 5 from September 2 through December 2 will automatically be placed in TK. There is not a waiting list or anything special they need to do. They just need to enroll in May.
- Students turning 5 from June 1 through September 1 can get on a waiting list to be placed in a TK program. Enrollment numbers at each site will determine how many wait list students can be placed at any given school. Students will be selected from the waiting list in the order that they signed up.
- While not guaranteed, we anticipate a TK program at every elementary site next year. Actual enrollment numbers will determine if this happens.
5th Grade Information Meeting
5th grade parents come to the Oak Valley Multipurpose Room either Wednesday, March 12th or Thursday, March 13th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. During the evening current staff, students and parents for an informative and fun evening to learn about Oak Valley Middle School. We will also share the Oak Valley Philosophy and tips on how to support your child as they transition to middle school. See the attached flyer for more information.
PTA DINE OUT EVENT AT ISLANDS!! - Mark your calendars for Wednesday, MARCH 19 for our next Dine-Out event at ISLANDS in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Islands will donate 20% of your food and beverage orders from 5 pm to close. Flyer is attached and must be presented on 3/19/14 for the donation. Come out to support your school and enjoy a night of friends and family!
Join Del Sur Elementary School on March 29th from 5-10pm for the Annual Night at
the Ranch Fundraiser
Pull on your cowboy boots and get ready for a boot-kickin’ good time at the annual Night at the Ranch - Wild West Saloon! Del Sur Educational Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year will be held at The Ranch House in Del Sur on March 29th.
Come as you are, dress in your best western gear, or dress to the nines in cocktail attire…we don’t care as long as you're here! The evening will include casino games, live & silent auctions, food, libations, live entertainment, raffles and more…and while we know this is a lot of fun and games, this is serious fundraising business! All proceeds directly benefit Del Sur Elementary School’s Art, Music, Impact Teacher salaries & programs, software & technology purchases and upgrades! So bring your cash and credit and belly-up to bid on some amazing items to help us pay for the cost of a balanced education for our children (while having a little fun, of course)!!
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!! To purchase your tickets, please go to http://delsurfoundation.org/night-at-the-ranch/
The Del Sur Foundation invites business owners/managers to increase visibility in our community through event sponsorship and/or donations for auction items. Please go to our website at www.delsurfoundation.org to get more information and to download our Sponsorship and Donation forms.
Boy howdy, we look forward to seeing you there!
Del Sur Elementary’s 2013-2014 Yearbook Now Ready for Pre-sale!!!
Pre-order Price: $26 -
ONLINE ORDERS ONLY
Monday, March 3 to Wednesday, March 26
1. Go to: www.memorybook.com/parentpay
2. Enter Pay Code: 70200 - Click Next
3. Buy Your Yearbook(s)
All pre-order sales go through March 26. After that, there will be a very limited amount of yearbooks available for first-come-first-serve sales at the end of the school year for $30 (cash sales only). By ordering your copy now at the reduced rate of $26, you ensure your child(ren) will receive their yearbook delivered to their classroom the last week of school.
Del Sur Elementary Campus Clean-up, Thursday, March 13 @ 1:30pm DSE's Garden Club and Kids Korps chapter will be working together on Thursday, March 13 to clean-up the campus from 1:30-2:30pm along with Mr. Johnson. We'll be picking up trash around the school and pulling weeds. All members of those groups are encouraged to participate! We also need parent volunteers of both groups to take small groups of students around campus. Please bring gloves, buckets, spades and a little energy and we'll have a cleaned-up campus in no-time. If your child is in ESS and still wants to participate, a permission slip can be sent home for you to sign allowing Mr. Johnson to pull your child from ESS and help, and then returned to ESS at 2:30pm. If you have any questions or want to RSVP, please send an email to Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Garden Club or Colleen at email@example.com with Kids Korps.
H2O for Life February Update --
We are so thankful, Del Sur families, for the generous donations you have made to the organization H2O for Life. And of course, Lusigetti Primary School in Kenya is so grateful to all of us. Originally our goal was $1,000 towards this global project, but currently we have donated $2940 to this endeavor. Wow! We are confident that we will be able to surpass our new goal of $4,000 by the end of our school year so that we will be able to fully fund their new rain catchment tank and latrines.
Please continue to send in your change, and collect your water bottles. We will be adding up another classroom change total in the middle of March. This is all so exciting! We are making a difference in the lives of others, Del Sur Explorers. :) You may also donate directly online: http://www.h2oforlifeschools.org/index.php/get-involved/search/item/382-del-sur-elementary Check out how we may make a difference in our elementary school in Kenya one day: http://vimeo.com/26198365 .
Thank you for all you do!
GATE Test results will be mailed out from Poway Unified School District in the beginning of April.
See you on campus,