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.
September 15, 2014
Greetings Explorer Families!
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 https://onlinereg.powayusd.com/GateSurvey/
NOTE: Requests for GATE Testing will
only be taken during the
request submission window dates.
Running Club – Begins Tuesday, September 16th
Running Club will begin again on Tuesday, September 16th. All students are encouraged to run our track during morning recess. This is a way for all students to get physically fit. When students run this year, they will earn toe tokens that can be affixed to their backpacks. Students will receive a token for each 5 mile increment. Students will receive their token every six weeks. Parents, please remind your students to wear running shoes to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays to participate in Running Club. If you would NOT like your child to participate in Running Club, please send me an email. Of course, this is not a required activity for students; it is a choice.
Parents Needed to Serve on the 2014-2015 School Site Council:
As a school site, we are in need of five parents to serve on our School Site Council. The five parents who have been serving in this role have served for two years, which is the maximum of the time they can serve under state guidelines. This group of parents meet with teachers, staff, and myself to review school goals, help form new school focus goals, review student data, and to help write our annual Single Plan for Student Achievement state document. The School Site Council typically meets once a month right after school. Please let me know if you are interested in serving on our council. You can email me at email@example.com . Our first meeting will take place in early October.
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 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.
GET ON THE BUS WITH BOX TOPS and LABELS FOR EDUCATION CONTEST!!
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,