Important Upcoming Dates
DEC. 21 - MINIMUM DAY - School Out at 12:57 pm
DEC 22- JAN 8: WINTER BREAK
SCHOOL RESUMES JANUARY 9, 2017
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 November 4th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know an outstanding teacher? Twin Rivers Unified School District is pleased to participate in the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year program through the Sacramento County Office of Education.
This program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. The Teacher of the Year process pays tribute to our teaching force, the complexity of challenges that confront our schools, and the need to promote collaboration and teamwork to meet those challenges.
Anyone may submit a nomination form – staff members, students, families, and community members as well as the teachers themselves. Nominations are due to principals, in writing, by Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
The Teacher of the Year process and form links are available below. Should you have any questions regarding this program, please contact Charlene VanAllen in the Communications Department at 916-566-1765.
Nomination Form (Submit to principal by Jan. 20, 2017)
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
Please click HERE for meeting highlights.
Everything we do in Twin Rivers is centered around student success and we're excited to share some of their accomplishments in the latest edition of We Are TR! The district newspaper focuses on district achievements and teacher-led initiatives. Twin Rivers is committed to supporting the education of all students in our mission to inspire each student to extraordinary achievement every day.
Click HERE to view the publication.
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.