9/30  Make up pictures

10/6  Fall Principal's Challenge

10/6  Scholastic Book Fair

10/9  Reading Diner 6:30pm

10/10  Friday Flag

10/10  Foundation Fundraiser Uncorked!


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
September 29, 2014

Greetings Explorer Families!

I would like to thank all of the parents who were able to join us at our PTA/Foundation General Association meeting last Thursday evening. We are very fortunate to have such a strong PTA and Foundation who work so hard to provide programs that enhance the educational experience of our students on a daily basis. Let’s all continue to support these two organizations. I also had a chance to speak to parents about our S.T.E.A.M program at our school this year. I am so happy to report that our teachers and staff are implementing very exciting curricular approaches that integrate science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. I am also so thankful to a number of parents who have been working very hard in setting up our Science supply center. Parents who have agreed to serve on our Science Core group will be contacted soon to help us deliver hands-on materials that our teachers can utilize in their S.T.E.A.M programs.  

Please Join the Del Sur Foundation at our Newest Event, Uncorked!

October 10, 2014 @ The Ranch House
Check-in: 6pm - Wine Tasting: 7pm

Uncorked is a contemporary, social, blind wine tasting event with a “TWIST”. To find out more, go to

Cost: $25 per person in advance or $30 at the door (if available).
(Teams of one, two, or three people and your team’s wine)
The purchase of three (3) RED wines, all at a minimum value of $10 each

100% of the proceeds benefit Del Sur Elementary. Meet the Foundation Board and Network with Fellow Parents – Hors d’Oeuvres will be served

To register, click here:
Del Sur PTA Reflections 2014-2015 - Deadline Friday, October 17
This year Del Sur PTA is pleased to be sponsoring the National PTA Reflections Program. The Reflections Program is an Art Expression and Recognition program for students to compete on expressing their perspective of a theme through Art. There are several categories: Literature, Visual Art, Film Production, Photography, Dance, and Music Composition. For more information please visit the PTA Reflections Page at Reflections | Del Sur Elementary PTA

All You Can Read Diner – Oct. 9th 6-7:30pm

It's almost that time for the "All You Can Read Diner" ...where teachers serve up "books" instead of burgers.  Come see your teachers, our fantastic librarian Mrs. O., and our wonderful Principal, Mr. Johnson, dressed in our fifties best.  The Diner Doors open on Thursday, October 9th from 6-7:30 and to make actual dining easy, food trucks will be available at 5pm in the school parking lot.  So, save the date for October 9th for the All You Can Read Diner!

Gate Testing

The purpose of the GATE services in the Poway Unified School District is to identify and motivate highly able students to realize their full potential. Gifted students are higher level thinkers who demonstrate depth, originality, and creativity in their thoughts. GATE students have common characteristics but often unique needs. In order to meet the needs of GATE students all day, classroom teachers differentiate the curriculum as needed. Differentiated instruction is individualized based on what the student is showing in class. Some techniques utilized in the classrooms are cluster grouping, varying the pace of instruction, compacting the curriculum, higher level questioning, and activities that are open ended.
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) involves services for students whose cognitive needs may require modified classroom curriculum and instruction to accommodate their learning differences and ensure their achievement. Parents may request GATE testing for students in grades 2-7.

2014-2015 GATE Testing Information
Test Date (only 1 test opportunity) Request Submission Window

Monday, September 8 through Friday, November 21, 2014

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

NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will only be taken during the
request submission window dates.

It's time to re-link your Ralph's card to Del Sur Elementary!

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! 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.

Please tape or glue (NO STAPLES! Please) 10 unexpired Box Top or 10 points worth of Labels for Education UPCs to the Bus collection sheet attached. Each filled sheet will earn you a coupon for a free Otter Pop, a raffle entry for your teacher, and move your classes bus closer to a prize. All sheets must be turned in by Wednesday, October 22nd. The top 3 classes with the most submissions will win gift cards for their teacher. Happy Clipping!

See you on campus,

Doug Johnson