9/4 Friday Flag 8:30 am Blacktop

9/7 Labor Day - No School

9/10 Math Olympiad Informational Meeting 6:30pm MPR

9/12  Foundation's Uncorked - 6pm-9pm Ranch House

9/15-17 Picture days

9/17 Foundation's Family Art Night 6pm-8pm MPR

9/17  PTA/Foundation General Association Meeting 6 pm MPR

9/25 Friday Flag 8:30 Blacktop

9/28 Non-Student Day/ Professional Growth

9/29 Start of Full Day Kindergarten - Dismissal M/T/W/F 2:50 pm & TH 1:10 pm

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

August 31, 2015

Greetings Del Sur Explorers!

I was delighted to see so many parents at our Back to School meetings during the first and second week of school. This was a great evening where our teachers were able to meet parents and discuss the curriculum and classroom structure for the year. We thank you so much for your support and look forward to working together on your child’s educational journey this year.
During the month of September, our school will be focusing on the character pillar of “Responsibility”. Through a variety of discussions and lessons, we share with our students that it is following the Explorer Way when students do what they are supposed to do, work hard and try to do their best, and think about how their actions will affect others. Parents, thank you for supporting our work with this character pillar at home with your children. We will be highlighting this character pillar at this week’s Friday Flag which begins at 8:30 am on the blacktop - weather permitting.
I am looking for one additional parent to serve on this year’s Del Sur Site Council Committee. The responsibilities of serving on our Site Council is to serve as a representative of our parents when meeting with myself and other staff members approximately five times throughout the year to help create our school wide goals, review academic data, and develop and review our Parent Perception Survey. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please call or email me.
I am excited to offer an exciting math opportunity for all of our third through fifth grade students and other high achieving second grade math students this year. Think about having your child participate in the Math Olympiad Contest at Del Sur. This program serves as an opportunity for children “to participate in creative problem solving which develop a child’s ability to reason, to be logical, to be resourceful, and occasionally to be ingenious.” One can see some sample problems at If interested plan on attending an informational meeting Thursday, September 10 beginning at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room.

DS Foundation’s News
Welcome back Del Sur! Your Foundation has been hard at work making sure your school is an exceptional place. Please make sure to return your Green Envelope. This critical campaign is our most successful fundraising venture and we need YOU to participate. Send a check or pay online at Just hit the donate now button. EASY AS THAT!

September 12, mark your calendars for UNCORKED. This wine tasting event is one you won't want to miss. Teams of 2 bring 2 bottles of wine for all to taste. The team with the most votes takes home 40+ bottles of wine for your own collection. What fun. Last year's event was such a huge hit, we had to bring it back for one more year. Register today at

Box Top Contest

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!

College Shirts
It’s time to show your class spirit at Friday Flag. Purchase your child’s class college shirt this week only. Go to to purchase your shirt for $10 each. Shirts will be delivered to your child’s class by the end of next week. The college shirt online store closes this Friday, September 4th, so don’t wait!

PTA DINE OUT EVENT AT Miguel's 4S Ranch!! - Mark your calendars for Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 9th for our first Dine-Out of the year at MIGUEL'S in 4S Ranch!! This DINE OUT will be from 4pm-close. Miguel’s will donate 15% of your food and beverage orders during this time. The flyer is attached and a hardcopy must be presented on 9/9/15
for the donation. Electronic versions will not be accepted. Come out to support your school and enjoy a night of friends and family!!!

Explorers’ Chess Club

Chess club is starting again! Chess club is a fun way for students to learn or improve their chess skills. During chess club, students will learn the rules and strategies of chess, play chess with each other, and improve problem-solving skills. There will be lessons every week by a USCF Certified Chess Coach.

The club meets every Wednesday after school from 2:50pm to 4:00pm. Students must be in 1st grade through 5th grade. Please fill out a registration form and leave it at the office. Forms can be found in the library or at the office, and attached to this email. The cost is $5.00 for the semester.

Please join the Facebook group at Come to our first meeting on Wednesday, September 16th after school in the rotunda. If you have questions please contact Tony Lin at

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!

See You on Campus,
Doug Johnson