3/24 Science Family Night

3/25 or 3/26 5th Grade Parent Night at OVMS 6-7:30pm OV MPR

3/27 Friday Flag 8:30 am

3/27 Science Day

3/28  Foundation's Night at the Ranch - Havana Nights 5-10pm at the Ranch House

4/6-4/10 Spring Break

5/7 K/TK Enrollment 2-6pm

5/8 New 1st-5th Grade Enrollment 9-12pm

5/25 No School Memorial Day

6/10 5th Grade Promotion 10am MPR

6/11 Last Day of School


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
March 23, 2015

Greetings Explorer Families,

I hope many students are working on preparing their Science Fair project for our upcoming Science Fair on Friday, March 27th. If your child has completed a project, please have him or her bring the project to school before 8:30 a.m. and place it in their grade level section in the Educational Mall. Judging of the projects will take place during the morning hours. The Science Fair projects will be on display for parent viewing in the afternoon from 2:00pm to 4pm. Students may take their projects home on Monday, March 30th.

On another note regarding science, our PTA sponsored Science Family Night will take place Tuesday evening, March 24th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This year Mad Science will be organizing this event for us. There will be a Mad Science Show, Science Stations, and Make and Take Booths. This should be an exciting night time event. Thanks for the PTA for providing this opportunity for our families. I hope many of you can attend.

Our Superintendent, Dr. Collins, sent a PUSD Family message last month about four upcoming Community Forums the District is holding over the next several weeks to receive input on developing a vision for “Personalized Learning.” Read this important message by visiting our District website at www.powayusd./depts/Super/messages.shtml. I hope our Del Sur community will be an active part of this process. I will be attending the Community Forum on Wednesday, April 1 at Oak Valley Middle School. I hope you can join me at this Forum and help ensure the voice of Del Sur is part of the conversation. Thank you in advance.

As part of our effort to provide the most effective educational environment for your child, we are joining with all other schools in the Poway Unified School District to conduct a parent survey. Please find the link to a short survey you can complete on line or one can complete a paper survey that we have available in the office. Please complete this survey for your child (or children) at this school. All responses will be anonymous. We plan to use the information we receive to help us set goals and evaluate achievement of our school and district initiatives and set funding priorities as part of our Local Control Accountability Plan. Thank you for your assistance by providing your feedback. So far 20 percent of our parents have completed the survey. Thanks so much for your feedback.

Click on the link below and respond to each of the questions. Should you not wish to answer one or more of the questions, you may select, “Decline to Answer” where available.

I look forward to seeing many of you at Havana Nights on Saturday, March 28th. This is always a wonderful event put on by our amazing and supportive Educational Foundation.

Night at the Ranch-Havana Nights. Support the Foundation-buy your tickets today!
Join us at Havana nights.**** Bid Online**** Download the Handbid app now from the App Store. New this year we are using mobile bidding. Use your Smartphone to bid on Teacher time starting Monday 3/23 @ 6pm. Teacher Time will only be available online, so don’t miss out. Browse the teacher time items online on the Handbid app or come and see the items in the lobby. Look for the Night at the Ranch Teacher Time auction and buy your child their teacher time today. All bidding will be done on the Handbid app.
Stay tuned…Night at the Ranch-Havana Nights Silent Auction begins 3/28 @ 5pm, don’t forget download Handbid immediately.

Del Sur Heritage Night Planning Committee Members Needed: Currently we are in need of parent help in planning and organizing Del Sur's 1st Annual Heritage Night scheduled for late May or early June. If you would like to help share your familiy's rich cultural heritage with our Del Sur Community, or if you would just like to lend a helping hand, please contact Mrs. Hilary Balanon at for further information. There will be an initial planning committee meeting set for Thursday, March 12th at 6:30PM in the Del Sur Library. Thank you!

Garden Club
Garden Club is open to all students, Grades 1-5. Kinders and Preschool students need to have an adult with them. If your child is in ESS, simply alert ESS that you would like your child to attend Garden Club. ESS students will be escorted back to ESS at the end of Garden Club.

Pre-order Your Yearbooks Now!!
The 2014-2015 school yearbook is now available for pre-order. By pre-ordering your yearbooks, you guarantee that your child(ren) will receive their yearbook delivered in classroom the last week of school. There will be a very limited amount of yearbooks available for first-come-first-serve sales the last week of school for $30 CASH ONLY. We will not be accepting checks for yearbook sales or pre-orders. Pre-ordering starts NOW and goes through Friday, April 3. You can order your yearbook ONLINE ONLY - Enter your pay code 74002 and click next

Ralphs Card Linking
It's not too late - Please re-link your Ralph's card to Del Sur today! Earning over $12,000 last year, this income is vital to the "extras" your children enjoy, such as guest speakers, special projects, field trip off-sets, etc...
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!

Looking for Part-time employment?
Want to work in our schools?
Become a member of the PUSD Team!

Poway Unified is continually hiring Instructional Assistants for Special Education and ESS
and has an immediate need.

Go to the PUSD website (
and click on the briefcase icon
at the top of the page or
call 858-521-2794 for information

See you on campus,

Doug Johnson