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.
Important Upcoming Dates
FEBRUARY 11: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY - NO STUDENTS
FEBRUARY 12-15: PRESIDENTS' DAY - HOLIDAY, NO SCHOOL
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:55 a.m. - 2:37 p.m.
Early Release Wednesday
7:55 a.m. - 12:37 p.m.
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3:30 pm
Kindergarten registration for the 2016-17 school year begins on January 4th. Prospective parents can stop by the office and pick up a packet at that time.
School Site Council Meeting
Our next school site council meeting is on Monday December 14th. The meeting will begin at 3:00 in the school library.
The Tentative Agenda includes:
Preliminary Discussion of 16-17 SPSA expenditures
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 the school cafeteria on the first Friday of the Month. The next meeting will be February 5th.
ORDER FORMS FOR DEL PASO SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE NOW
We will now be taking orders for Del Paso shirts. We will only be able to accept checks or cash only.
Click on the link to view the Del Paso Dragon clothing options:
UPCOMING DATE FOR 6th GRADERS: SMYTHE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCE
Every year, Smythe Academy Middle School invites Del Paso Elementary 6th graders to visit their campus in January to learn about the program they offer for 7th graders.
6th grade classes will visit Smythe on Thursday, January 14th. A bus will pick up the classes at 8:30 in the morning and return to Del Paso by 9:45.
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:
SACRAMENTO RIVER CATS ASSEMBLY
On November 5, 2015, the Sacramento River Cats' presentation will focus on motivating and inspiring students to make good choices through their:
**MONSTER DASH JOG-A-THON: OCTOBER 30, 2015**
This is a healthy, fun, school-wide event. It is also our ONLY fundraiser for the year! It helps fund the Starstruck Dance program.
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.
Jog-a-thon forms were sent home.
Here is the running schedule (click link below):
We still need parent volunteers!!
ALL MONEY WILL BE DUE ON NOVEMBER 14.
RED RIBBON WEEK: OCTOBER 26-30
Monday, Oct. 26: TAKE THE PLEDGE
Wear red and/or wear pledge sticker
Tuesday, Oct. 27: TEAM UP AGAINST DRUGS
Wear a sports jersey or team T-shirt
Wednesday, Oct. 28: SOCK IT TO DRUGS
Wear crazy of mismatched socks
Thursday, Oct. 29: TURN YOUR BACK TO DRUGS
Wear your clothes backwards
Friday, Oct. 30: RUN AWAY FROM DRUGS
Monster Dash Jog-a-thon
Hello Del Paso Heights Elementary School Families!
School Hours Starting on August 20, 2015:
Breakfast: 7:25 a.m. – 7:55 a.m.
School starts: 7:55 a.m.
School ends: 2:37 p.m.
Early Release Wednesday hours:
School starts: 7:55 a.m.
School ends: 12:37 p.m.
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.
A memorial service for K9 Jag will take place at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, at the McClellan Conference Center, 5411 Luce Ave., McClellan Park. Jag died Jan. 20 when he was struck by a vehicle. Jag was participating in his yearly certification at the time of the accident.
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 2016-2017 school year.
Applications are available at your current school of attendance or home school and will be accepted until February 15, 2016.
For more information you may contact Enid Scott in the Student Services Department at (916) 566-1600 ext. 50842 or (916) 566-1620.
Welcome New Staff to Del Paso
Javier Macias - principal
Idania Mederos - 1st grade teacher
Marina Hrytskevich - 6th grade teacher
Kizzy Williams - librarian
Cornell Gathing - 5th grade teacher
Morgan Grant - Kindergarten teacher
Jim Davis - Vice Principal (Thursdays and Fridays)
Click on the link below to find information regarding family resources in Sacramento.
2015-16 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Grant
For the third 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. Macias.