4/25-5/27  SBAC Testing 3rd, 4th, 5th

4/26 PTA Dine Out - Chipotle 4S Ranch 5-9pm

4/28  New TK/K Info Night 6pm MPR

4/28  PTA General Association Meeting 7pm MPR

4/29  Spring Principal's Reading Challenge Ends

5/11 5th Grade Orchestra Concert 6:30pm MPR

5/12 New TK/K Enrollment 2-6pm

5/13 New 1st-5th Grade Enrollment from 9-12pm

5/20  Heritage Night  6-8pm

5/27 Minimum Day for Students-Dismissal at 12:15pm/ Professional Growth Day

5/30  Memorial Day Holiday - No School



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

April 25, 2016

Greetings Del Sur Explorers!

As I shared at last week’s Friday Flag assembly, I notified our school community that we were sent a proclamation from our California Assembly member Brian Maienschein’s office congratulating our school for being ranked one of the Top 100 elementary schools in the state of California.

Parents, plan on attending our next PTA/Foundation General Association Meeting next Thursday evening April 28th beginning at 7:00 pm. Our PTA will be sharing information on their budget, and they will be electing our next executive board for the 2016-2017 school year. Our Foundation will provide an update on proceeds garnered from “Putting on the Ritz - Night at the Ranch”. I will also be there to discuss school issues. Prior to this meeting beginning at 6:00 pm this meeting, our TK and Kindergarten teachers will be discussing their programs for our incoming students for the fall of 2016.

Parents, thank you so much for supporting your child’s reading during the spring Principal’s Reading Challenge. The challenge ends Friday, April 29. It is my hope that every student at Del Sur meets or exceeds their individual goal. Students that ascertained their goal will be invited to a special assembly in May. Additionally, our top readers in each grade level 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 25 to May 27.

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.
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.

Del Sur Summer Reading Program

Returns with two different sessions of

Superhero Training Camp

Students entering 2nd - 6th grades in the fall

June 27-July 1st 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


July 25 – July 29th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

*For more information and to register please see the attached form

Del Sur Elementary PTA
Slate of Officers for 2016-2017

The Del Sur Elementary PTA Nominating Committee has slated the following members for consideration for the 2016-17 PTA Board of Directors. Elections will take place at the PTA General Association meeting on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the MPR. All PTA members are invited to attend this meeting to vote for next year’s officers. Any PTA member may run for any office and be nominated from the floor at this meeting if they are interested.

President: Lindsay Enyedi
Vice President, Programs: Cecile Dragnes
Vice President, Services: Kristi Wuchner and Courtney Vasbinder
Vice President, Volunteers: Chitra Krishnamurty
Treasurer: Breanne Reid
Secretary: Skye Goulart
Auditor: Leslie Feldman
Communications: June Cutter
Membership: Christina Sanders
For any questions on the nominating process, please contact Nominating Committee Chair Stephanie Langford at

For any questions on the elections process, please contact PTA Parliamentarian Jen Stein at

Student Council & Del Norte High School’s Fight Against Hunger Fundraiser
Egg Hunt/Movie Night 4/29

The Del Sur Student Council is teaming up with The Fight Against Hunger Club from Del Norte High School to raise funds to help provide non-perishable meals locally and globally.
The Fight Against Hunger Club is partnering with Friends & Family Community Connection (FFCC), a nonprofit 501(c) 3 community organization, whose purpose is to provide resources to help meet the needs of families and individuals locally and globally. Through partnerships with schools, community, and faith-based organizations, FFCC provides early intervention programs for at-risk and underprivileged families and individuals. The food itself will be packaged at a food-packaging event at Del Norte next school year.

To raise funds for this cause, two Egg Hunts will be held at Del Sur on Friday, April 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. PK - 1st grade @ 6:00 and 2nd - 5th grade @6:45. Tickets for the Egg Hunt will be $5 each. Once the tickets are gone, they are gone. Buy early so your child does not miss out on the fun. They will be on sale after school during the week of April 25th.
In-between Egg Hunts, Student Council will be showing a G rated movie and the Del Norte students will be running a snack bar. All money earned through the egg hunt ticket sales and snack bar will go to the Fight Against Hunger Fundraiser.

Student Council invites you to come join the fun and support a great cause.

Heritage Night 2016!
“It’s time for Del Sur’s 2nd Annual Heritage Night scheduled for May 20th 6-8pm! Our first year’s event was a wonderful success! We are looking for more volunteers to make this year’s even better than the first. We need your help!
Our community is made up of people from many different parts of the world! At Del Sur we have over 15 different languages and cultures represented among our student population. Heritage Night is a special event where students and families can share and celebrate their customs and traditions through literature, art, music, language, and food!

2016-2017 New Student Enrollment
New Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Students – Enrollment opens on May 12th 2-6pm and ongoing everyday 9am – 12pm

Please join us on April 28th at 6pm in the MPR for an informational meeting regarding your new TK and Kindergarten student

New 1st – 5th Grade Students – Enrollment opens on May 13th 9pm - 12pm and ongoing everyday 9am-12pm

Our final contest of the year is underway, as we "Race to the Finish." This is a class contest with the top three classes winning gift cards for their teachers. The contest ends Wednesday, May 25th. Thank you for all of your support this year for the contests, and good luck to all!

REMINDER: Expired Box Tops and Labels for Education without the UPC code do not count! Please NO staples.

The 2016-2017 New Student Enrollment Forms will be available after May 1st on

See You on Campus,
Doug Johnson

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