WEEK AT A GLANCE
Important Upcoming Dates
August 14, 2014: First Day of School
August 28, 2014: Back to School Night @ 5:45-7:00 pm
August 29, 2014: Minimum Day - School dismissed @ 1:00 pm
September 1, 2014: Labor Day - HOLIDAY
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00 am - 2:35 pm
9:25am - 2:35 pm
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3:30 pm
Welcome Message from the Principal
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the 2014-15 school year at Del Paso Heights Elementary School! As principal, I look forward to working with all parents so that our students will have an outstanding educational experience. I like to be visible around campus, and have an open door policy for all students, staff, and parents.
One of my most important goals is to keep you informed about activities, news and happenings here at school. You can look forward to regular updates on this website, as well as timely communication about all important Dragon events. If at any time you feel you are not receiving news from school in a timely manner, please contact the office. I want all parents to be “in the loop” on the events at Del Paso.
Parents are always welcome at school. There are many ways for you to be involved in your child’s education: volunteering in a classroom, being a member of the School Site Council, and helping teachers with projects are a few of the ways. Your positive, involved presence on campus promotes a feeling of community and family that will only strengthen our efforts. As students see parents and teachers working together, they come to better understand the meaning of teamwork.
If you have any questions or concerns, or just want to say hello, please feel free to contact me at school, or via email. I am looking forward to another great school year.
The school mascot can be seen all around the campus. A big thanks to the artists from The Art Institute and University of Phoenix for their beautiful art work!
***2ND ANNUAL JOG-A-THON - APRIL 10, 2014***
This is a healthy, fun, school-wide event. Students will have 20 minutes to complete as many laps as possible by walking and/or jogging around the Del Paso Jog-A-Thon track.
Proceeds from this event will go to support programs for students; including Starstruck Dance Showcase, Field Trips, Books, Science Lab, Technology, and more. The Jog-A-Thon is a fun and easy way to contribute to these programs. Best of all…100% goes to our school!
Please support this fun event by volunteering and/or supporting your child in their sponsorship efforts. Your volunteer form is on the bottom of this flyer. Reach out to friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers… together we CAN make a difference! Pledge forms must be returned to your teacher by April 16th (even if you are not gathering pledges) the top earning class will receive a class prize!
Students and Families: The top earning student will win an IPOD touch! The top earning family will win 4 unlimited passes to Scandia Family Fun Center! For every $15 your student raises they will receive a raffle ticket ($15 for 1, $30 for 2, etc.) for our drawing full of other great prizes. Our prizes include: 2 tickets to Raging Waters, 2 tickets to IMAX Theatre, 2 Family passes to Crocker Art Museum, Kings Paraphernalia, Family pass to Fairytale Town, Giants skateboard deck, Buster Posey lunch pail and more! Good luck with your fundraising efforts!
The prizes will be announced after all money has been collected. If you have Jog-A-Thon questions, email Angie Casetta (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 916-566-3425 Ext. 60516.
COLLECTION DATES: APRIL 2, APRIL 9, APRIL 23 (APRIL 23-LAST DAY TO TURN IN MONEY)
Ms. Matchette's Class is learning to play the ukulele
Twin Rivers to Host Health & Wellness Fair for Families
Twin Rivers Unified School District, in partnership with local educators, will host a health & wellness fair September 18, 2014. This free event is open to all TRUSD families. There will be entertainment, food and information from 30 vendors w... Continue
Day of Peace
International Day of Peace Celebration
Sunday, September 21 1-5 p.m.
World Peace Rose Garden-15 and L Street Continue
Bone Marrow Drive
The community is encouraged to participate in a Bone Marrow Donor Drive on Sept. 19 at the Rio Linda Knights vs. Foothill Mustangs football game. Click on the link for more information. Continue
PROJECT DREAM PRESENTS DEL PASO AND MR. WILSON WITH A CHECK FOR $3000!! THIS MONEY WILL HELP FUND SLY PARK FOR THE SIXTH GRADERS. THANK YOU, PROJECT DREAM!!!
Red Ribbon and Costume Parade
STAR Awards Ceremony 2013
2013-14 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
Beginning Sept. 6 until the end of the school year, our students will receive fresh fruit and vegetable four times a week. The purpose of the grant is threefold: to create a healthier school environment; to expand the variety of fruits and vegetables that children experience and consume; and to make a difference in children's diets that will impact their present and future health. The fresh fruit and vegetables will be consumed either before or after lunch. If you have any questions about the grant, please talk to Mr. Alvarez.
Our first Jog-A-Thon was a success! We raised over $2000 for our school! Thank you parents, students, and staff.