10/3 Foundation's Dealin' it for Del Sur

10/5 -10/9 Fall Book Fair

10/6  PTA Dine Out - Califonia Pizza Kitchen-Carmel Mnt.

10/8  PTA's Literacy Night

10/9  Friday Flag 8:30am Blacktop

10/30 Minimum Day - Dismissal at 12:15pm / Professional Growth Day


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

September 29, 2015

Greetings Del Sur Explorers!

I would like to thank the many families who were able to join us for Friday Flag on the 25th of September. I had an opportunity to introduce our new Student Council executive board, share our spirited college chants, and were entertained and provided with information on our Constitution from Mrs. Epperson’s students. We love to have parents join us in our community building Friday Flag assemblies. Our next Friday Flag is scheduled for October 9.
I also would like to thank the group of parents who were able to join me for my second Principal’s Coffee of the year. At Friday’s gathering I shared information on our state’s SBAC accountability testing and shared information about how our students performed on this new assessment. I also shared information on our technology one to one program and STEAM. I will conduct my next Principal’s Coffee after Friday Flag on November 6.
Next week our PTA sponsored Book Fair will once again commence in our library. Parents, students, and community members are invited to come and purchase some amazing new books from Scholastic. Also, your family will not want to miss our upcoming literacy night titled – “The All You Can Read Diner” on Thursday, October 8 beginning at 6:00 pm. This is a very special evening where staff member serve “books” to families as we encourage broad reading in our community.
Parents, when driving through the traffic loop, please pull all the way up to the lamp post located east of the double gates. This will allow the traffic to continue to move smoothly through the loop. Also, if you are driving through the loop, please have your children meet you at the double gates. With more students on our campus this year, it is important that we all think safety at all times when driving around and into our campus. I thank you for your help in keeping our traffic flow safe and efficient.

It's not too late for your student to begin a REFLECTIONS ART CONTEST entry. Students may enter this nation-wide art contest in six different categories: visual arts, literature, photography, film, music, and dance. Entries are due on October 7th to your teacher. Artwork submitted will be eligible for prizes and recognition at the school, district, state, and national levels. For guidelines and more information on this PTA sponsored program, please visit: Pick up your student entry form at school today!

Literacy Night:
The fabulous 50's are making a comeback at Del Sur! Dig out your best poodle skirt and cuff your jeans for the All You Can Read Diner on October 8th from 5:45-7:30pm. Mr. Johnson, your teachers, and librarian will be dressed to impress in their best 50's attire as they serve you up books instead of burgers! We have some new titles on the menu so come on over and bring your reading appetite! Diner doors open at 5:45 pm but food trucks will be here at 5:30-6:45 for your dining convenience. Every child in attendance receives a raffle ticket for a drawing for free books. Space is limited for this popular evening, so make your reservation today!

Mondays are Spirit Days at Del Sur! Outfit your child in style!

Limited Time. Act Now!

You saw the sneak peek at the Back to School Picnic... We are excited to announce that our Del Sur Spirit Wear Store is open for business. Go online and purchase your shirts, hats, and sweatshirts! This year, we have an awesome new selection of styles including an athletic performance shirt, a girls/ladies-fit t-shirt, and a cool flat-bill hat! Our online store is only open for 2 weeks so place your order today!               ORDER DEADLINE: October 4th

Del Sur PTA Membership Drive!
Our PTA membership drive continues and we are so grateful to those that have already joined! Remember, you can sign up online for just $10.00 per membership. Thank you for your amazing support!

Sacramento Trip for 4th and 5th Grade Students
Parents of 4th and 5th graders - Mark your calendars now for our upcoming Sacramento trip! We will be heading to Sacramento on Saturday, May 21, 2016. If you are interested in hearing more about this exciting trip please attend the mandatory parent meeting on Monday, October 5th at 4:00 in room 214. Please contact Mrs. Lorimer if you have any questions.

DS Foundation’s News
Register today for Dealin’ it for Del Sur. We only take the first 100 players and if you went last year you know it fills up!
This fun night of card playing has an electric energy you won't want to miss. Additionally, you get to support your child's school while having fun at the beautiful Model Home at The Estates.
Our social lounge and DJ will provide a fun night out for those non-players who would like to watch an amazing sunset from the beautiful backyard open only to us on October 3rd.

So register today at
Book Saturday October 3rd from 5-10pm as your night out... For The Kids

Garden Club: Come join Garden Club where we learn about plants and get our hands dirty doing it. Our first Garden Work Day will be Thursday, October 1st, 1:15-2:15. It is open to all Del Sur students, grade 1-5. Kinders and younger will need to have an adult with them. If your child is in ESS and would like to participate, please notify the ESS staff and they will bring your child over to the garden boxes on Garden Days. The ESS kids will be escorted back to ESS after the garden activities. We also welcome parents to the garden. No experience necessary. Garden Club will continue to be on occasional Thursdays after school. We have a Shutterfly page where the calendar is posted. If you would like to be added to this page, please email Katie Seidenwurm at We hope to see you at the garden!

Box Top Contest
Box Tops for Education    Let’s kick off a great school year with Box Tops and
     Labels For Education!!

Welcome back Explorers! Our first contest of the year will be an individual contest with the top 3 classes winning gift cards for their teachers. We will also be having raffle prizes that include free books and staples rewards for teachers.

Each class’ football will move 10 yards for every 50 points by sending in their Box Tops, Labels for Education, Sunny D, Prang Power, Tyson A++, ink cartridges and My Coke Rewards points. For every 10 points your student turns in, they will receive a coupon for a free otter pop and move their class’ football closer to a touchdown. This contest will be a class contest, with each teacher of the top 3 class winning a gift card. All points must be turned in by Wednesday, November 4th in order to be counted. We will no longer be using collection sheets. Please submit your Box Tops, Labels for Education, Sunny D, Prang Power, My Coke Rewards points, etc… in an envelope or plastic bag. Don't forget to put your teacher’s name on the outside as well as how many items are in your bag/envelope.

REMINDER: Expired Box Tops and Labels for Education without the UPC code do not count!

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!

2015– 2016 GATE Testing Information


Testing Window (only 1 test opportunity)

Request Submission Window

Del Sur

Tuesday, January 19 – Thursday, January 21

@ each school site during the school day.

*Each school will determine their testing date(s) within this 3 day window. 

Tuesday, September 8  through Friday, November 20, 2015


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

See You on Campus,
Doug Johnson