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.
April 20, 2015
Greetings Explorer Families,
I would like to thank our PTA for
sponsoring a wonderful Family Dance Friday evening. D.J. Danny did a great
job of keeping all of us very entertained. Our MPR looked incredible!
Parents, plan on attending our next PTA/Foundation General Association Meeting this Thursday evening April 23rd beginning at 6:30 pm. Our PTA will be sharing information on their budget, and they will be electing our next executive board for the 2015-2016 school year. Our Foundation will provide an update on proceeds garnered from Havana Nights. I will also be there to discuss school issues. I have had some dads who are interested in forming a Dad’s Club on our site. If this is an interest, let’s discuss forming this group at this meeting on Thursday evening as well.
Parents, thank you so much for supporting your child’s reading during the spring Principal’s Reading Challenge. Students that ascertained their goal will be invited to a special assembly on April 24. Additionally, our top readers will be celebrated at an upcoming Friday Flag celebration. .
Currently, our third through fifth grade classrooms are preparing for this year’s new state computerized testing program called CAASPP – California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress/SBAC – Smarter Balanced Assessment System. The CAASPP/SBAC program requires all school districts throughout the state to annually use computerized tests to assess the achievement of students in the areas of reading, mathematics, and language arts. Our students will be taking these assessments during the weeks of April 20 to May 29. Students will be testing only seven hours during this time, but since the tests are all on computer software, we will be scheduling different classes in our two computer labs over many weeks. Please see your teacher’s bulletins for specific testing dates for your child’s class. Additionally, all fifth grade students also take a paper and pencil multiple choice California Standards Science test specifically aligned with their current course of study.
Absenteeism during the test period can create problems for some students. Those who miss testing sessions with their regular class will be given make-up sessions in supervised small group settings. However, most students prefer to take the test along with their classmates.
The CAASPP/SBAC yields individual score reports for each student that will be mailed home in August. Parents have the right to exempt their child from all or any portion of the tests. If you prefer that your child not participate in the CAASPP/SBAC testing program, please send a written notice addressed to Mr. Johnson before the first day of testing. Please include your child’s name and grade. The request must bear a signature of the parent/guardian.
At Del Sur, we feel that our students are well prepared to do quite well on these assessments. Thank you in advance for getting your children in bed early on the evenings before testing and also making sure that they have a good breakfast as well.
Thanks for your continued support of all of our endeavors.
Del Sur Heritage Night
On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Del Sur will be celebrating our school’s multi-cultural diversity with our first Heritage Night (6:00PM-8:00PM). It will be an exciting event that will showcase the many different countries that represent our students’ heritage. We look forward to your attendance! There will be food, activities, performances, arts and crafts, and lots of fun and learning! Mark your calendars today.
Heritage Poster Project
Your child has a unique opportunity to contribute to our event by participating in a Heritage Poster Project. This optional assignment can be a family project and is a wonderful way to share your cultural background and history with other Del Sur families. Please see the attachments for details. Submissions are due by May 28th. Students will receive a certificate and a ribbon for their participation.
PTA DINE OUT EVENT AT CHIPOTLE 4S Ranch!! - Mark your calendars for Wednesday, APRIL 22ND. This DINE OUT will be from 5-8pm!! 50% of the proceeds are donated to the Del Sur PTA!! This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year! You can order online before you arrive to avoid the line. Come out to support your school and enjoy a night of friends and family!
Box Top Contest Results
You did an excellent job "Filling our Pot with Box Tops and Labels Gold!" We collected a little under 6000 Box Tops and Labels for Education in 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: Mrs. Carpenter
2nd place winning a $40 gift card is: Mrs. Churchill
1st Place WINNER is Mrs. Epperson's class turning in 670 Box Tops and Labels. She will receive a $50 giftcard.
Congratulations to these classes! Remember to keep collecting and be on the lookout for a new contest next month!
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...
1) Visiting http://www.ralphs.com to renew your contribution
(Detailed step-by-step instructions with screen shots can be found on the PTA website http://delsurpta.org/programs/no-cost-fundraisers/linking-your-ralphs-card-online/
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 (www.powayusd.com)
and click on the briefcase icon
at the top of the page or
call 858-521-2794 for information
See you on campus,