5/19 5th Grade Band Concert 6:30pm at Del Sur

5/21  Fun Run

5/22  Minimum Day Dismissal 12:15pm Professional Growth

5/25 No School Memorial Day

5/28  Heritage Night 6pm MPR

5/28  PTA Dine Out Panera Bread 4S 4-8pm

5/29 Principal's Coffee at 9am MPR

6/4  Talent Show 6pm MPR

6/5  Field Day

6/5  Friday Flag 8:30am

6/6 PTA Textile Drive 9 am

6/10 5th Grade Promotion 10am MPR

6/11 Last Day of School - Dismissal 1:10pm


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
May 18, 2015

Greetings Explorer Families,

We would like to thank our incredible PTA for spoiling all staff last week during Staff Appreciation Week. We all felt so special with the outpouring of food and gifts throughout the week. We are so privileged to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful students and families in the Del Sur community.

On behalf of our PTA, I would like to thank all of you for supporting our APEX Fun Run fundraiser. We are off to a great start with only three days remaining. Via our yearly Fun Run, we utilize funds garnered from this event to pay the salary for our amazing physical education teacher – Mrs. Santiago. We are also raising funds to purchase technology which consistently is an ongoing need at every school site. Specifically, we are in need of more Chromebooks for our third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Thank you so much for your continued support of our endeavors. If you have time, come out and watch your child run on Thursday. The following are the running times for each grade level:

 8:40 – 9:30 Preschool, TK, and Kindergarten
 9:30 – 10:20 K/1, First, and Second Grades
 10:20 – 11:10 Third and Fourth Grades
 11:10 – 12:00 Fifth Grade

As a key reminder, this coming Friday, May 22 will be a minimum day at Del Sur with students being dismissed at 12:15 pm. In the afternoon of this day, the teachers and I will be involved in professional development activities concerning the new Common Core Standards in English Language Arts.

Thank you parents of our third, fourth, and fifth grade students for helping your child perform at their optimum level on this year’s SBAC assessments. We have now completed all of the English Language Arts testing. For the next two weeks, our students will be testing in the area of mathematics. Thank you for your help in preparing your child to perform at their optimum best by getting them to bed early and providing them a nutritious breakfast before the day of their test.

Del Sur Textile Drive
We need your support! We have a No Cost, No Buying, No Selling fundraiser organized with Ripple Textiles! It’s fun! It’s easy!
Clean out your closets and donate your gently used, unwanted clothing, shoes, stuffed animals, and books to our fundraiser.
We earn $$ for every pound we collect!! We are supporting STEAM Curriculum Enhancements for our classrooms.
Our Ripple Textiles Fundraiser
Saturday, June 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Del Sur Drop Off Lane
Place your textiles in a large trash bag, drive up to the Del Sur Drop off lane, and our volunteers will unload your goods! It’s as simple as that!
Thank you from the Del Sur PTA for your participation and support!
To see a list of what can be donated: accept

Our Honored Hero
Del Sur is walking for Crohn’s & Colitis. Join us on May 16th at 4:00pm for a family-friendly festival, and a 3 mile walk around the beautiful harbor of NTC-Liberty Station. The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America will be honoring our very own student, Graham Wilson, as the 2015 Honored Hero for Take Steps San Diego! Please go to
The class with the most participants will receive Flippin’ Pizza slices & a $50 gift card for their class. Sign up today!

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.

LAST PTA DINE OUT EVENT OF THE YEAR!! - Mark your calendars for Thursday, MAY 28TH for a Dine-Out at AT PANERA 4S Ranch! This DINE OUT will be from 4pm-8pm. Panera will donate a percentage of your food and beverage orders to the Del Sur Elementary PTA. The flyer is attached. A physical or digital copy must be presented on 5/28/15 for the donation. Come out to support your school and enjoy a night of friends and family!

Box Tops and Labels for Education Contest - NEW INFO!!!
Our 4th contest is now underway -"I Scream, you Scream, we all Scream for Box Tops and Labels For Education!" Each team’s ice cream cone will earn a scoop every 50 points by sending in their Box Tops, Labels for Education, Sunny D, Prang Power, and My Coke Rewards points. This contest will be a TEAM contest, with each teacher of the winning team receiving a $30 gift card. All points must be turned in by Wednesday June 3rd 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, and My Coke Rewards points in an envelope or plastic bag. Don't forget to put your teachers name on the outside a 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!

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