Important Upcoming Dates
January 16: Martin Luther King's HOLIDAY
January 27: Professional Development Day: NO School for Students
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:45 am – 2:27 pm
7:45 am – 12:27 pm
Monday - Friday
7:15 am – 3:30 pm
Registration: 8:00 am-2:30 pm
WEEK AT A GLANCE
DEL PASO MISSION STATEMENT
BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE --IT'S THE WAY OF THE DRAGON
TRUSD MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT
Vision: An unwavering focus on powerful and engaging learning experiences that prepare students for college,
career and life success.
CONVERSATION WITH THE PRINCIPAL/PARENT UNIVERSITY
The first Friday of every month there will be a "conversation with the principal" at the start of the day. This will be immediately followed by Parent University. These meetings will serve as an opportunity for Mr. Macias to share important and useful information with the school community in an informal setting. Parents will also have the opportunity to share important information with the principal during these conversations. The meetings will start at 8:00 am in Room 1 (Parent Center) on the first Friday of the Month. The next meeting of the school year will be January 13th.
RED RIBBON WEEK OCT. 24-28
OUR THEMES FOR EACH DAY ARE AS FOLLOWS...
MON: ALL RED DAY - "I BELIEVE IN ME. I'M DRUG FREE."
TUES: CRAZY HAT DAY - "HATS OFF TO HEALTHY LIVING"
WED: CRAZY HAIR DAY - "I'M WILD. I'M ME. I'M DRUG FREE."
THURS: CRAZY SOCKS DAY - "SOCK IT TO DRUGS."
FRI: DEL PASO PRIDE DAY - I'M PROUD TO BE DRUG FREE."
School Site Council
Congratulations to following parents who were elected to the school site council for the 2016-2017 school year.
Our alternate is Lorraine Ackerson.
Thank you for all who voted in the election. Our first SSC meeting will be Wednesday October 26th, at 2:50 in room 1. We will discuss the role of the SSC, set up a calendar for future meetings, and review our School Plan.
Everyone is invited to attend.
PICTURE DAY Make-up
Make-up PICTURE DAY IS November 4.
Chicas Latinas de Sacramento graciously donated a pair of shoes to every student at Del Paso Heights Elementary School. It was part of their program called "Starting Off on the Right Foot." Chicas Unidas and volunteers from UCD Medical Center arrived on October 13, 2016 and fitted every student with a new pair of shoes. Thank you from the Del Paso staff and families!
WELCOME NEW STAFF
Christina DiStefano - Kindergarten teacher
Shannon Caldwell - 1st grade teacher
Samantha Moore - 1st grade teacher
Michelle Telles - 1st grade teacher
Jackie Garcia - 3rd grade teacher
Katherine Goodwin - 4th grade teacher
Elizabeth Vogel - SDC-M/M 4-6th grade teacher
Vanessa Anderson - counselor
May Lee - Intervention specialist
Tomorrow Larkins - RSP paraeducator
Fifth grade students from Mr. Gathing, Mr. Phung, and Mr. Schmiegel's classrooms participated in Conestoga Wagon races, vicariously traveling across the Overland Trails of the Old West in the hope of creating better lives for themselves. The activity integrated many classroom core subjects and motivated all students to do their best. Most student-made wagons reached their intended destinations west and for those few students that did not make it to the trails' end, they faced poverty, illness, and starvation with both courage and grace.
Click on links below to watch videos:
TWIN RIVERS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
Twin Rivers Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site principal and/or Director of the Student Services (CCR Title 5 and Title IX Officer), Rudy Puente, at 916-566-1620 or email@example.com.
Twin Rivers Unified School District is providing two opportunities for you to give feedback and input regarding our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Step One: LCAP Survey (for TRUSD Parents)
The purpose of this survey is to help our school district gain vital information to assist in meeting students’ needs. This brief survey has questions about academics, safety, and other important topics. (Your responses will be kept anonymous. This survey closes Jan. 31)
Step Two: LCAP Annual Review (for everyone with an interest in TRUSD)
Our LCAP Annual Review window is now open. Please provide input on the progress toward our goals. We invite all interested parents and community members to participate in this in-depth review and look forward to hearing your voice. (Your responses will be kept anonymous. This survey closes Feb. 10)
(Click HERE for more information on the LCAP web page.)
If you reside in Twin Rivers Unified School District, there is opportunity to submit an application for your child to attend a school of your choice within the district for the 2017-2018 school year.
Applications are available at your current school of attendance or home school and will be accepted until February 15, 2017.
For more information you may contact Enid Scott in the Student Services Department at (916) 566-1600 ext. 50842 or (916) 566-1620.
“Thank you TRUSD for the love ... we are so grateful and humbled by the gifts,” responded student Nani Poloai. “Maybe there really is a Santa Claus after all.”
The volunteers started their day at the Sacramento Food Bank where they picked up donations of fresh fruits and vegetables. Before deliveries began, the buses stopped by the district office to collect gifts for all members of the families that were on the routes.
The gifts were donated and wrapped by central office volunteers.
Click on the link below to find information regarding family resources in Sacramento.
2016-17 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
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. Macias.