WEEK AT A GLANCE
Important Upcoming Dates
December 1: School Resumes
December 19: Minimum Day - School out at 1 pm
December 22: WINTER BREAK
January 5, 2015: School Resumes
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.
ACADEMIC TALENT SEARCH (ATS) PROGRAM
4th, 5th, and 6th grade students from Del Paso Elementary School are invited to participate in Sacramento State's Academic Talent Search (ATS) Program, which provides current 4th-9th graders the opportunity to attend fun, interactive, and unique summer courses in a collegiate environment.
To participate, students need to take a short exam that automatically qualifies them for the program. No test preparation is required since there is no pass or fail. Del Paso Heights Elementary School will be offering the ATS Qualifying Exam on THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm in Mr. Shaw's classroom (room 29). For more information about signing up to take the test, contact Shawn Shaw at Shawn.Shaw@twinriversusd.org.
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WESTERN GROWERS FOUNDATION'S 2014 SCHOOL GARDEN GRANT
DEL PASO HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL was awarded a $1500 school garden grant from the Western Growers Foundation. Only 100 grants were awarded in California and Del Paso was one of three schools in the Sacramento County. To see the list of winners, click on the link: http://csgn.org/news/california-school-garden-grant-winners-announced
***3rd ANNUAL JOG-A-THON - OCTOBER 30, 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: TBD
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!
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.
News, Notes & Votes
On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
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The 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Essay Contest
In honor of the birthday and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the MLK Celebration Committee, Sacramento County Office of Education and Sojourn To The Past is pleased to announce the Second Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest.
Twin Rivers Teacher on ABC Thanksgiving Special
We have some great news to share. One of our Twin Rivers teachers will be featured in the ABC Thanksgiving special, Thank You, America!
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Welcome New Staff to Del Paso
Jason Gorski - 1st grade teacher
Melanie Davila - 1st grade teacher
Sandra Newman - Kindergarten teacher
Kirsten Appel - School psychologist
James Keil - Special education paraeducator
Norma Hernandez - school counselor
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
2014-15 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
For the second 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.