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.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:55 a.m. - 2:37 p.m.
Early Release Wednesday
7:55 a.m. - 12:37 p.m.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 3:30 pm
Welcome Message from the Principal
Hello Del Paso Heights Elementary School Families!
I am very excited to introduce myself as your principal beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. This upcoming school year will be my 18th in education and my 14th working in Twin Rivers schools. I have been a vice-principal at both Village Elementary (K-8) and Foothill High School. I also have worked at the district office as a coordinator of curriculum and instruction. Before becoming an administrator, I taught high school science in the Los Angeles Unified School District and at Grant Union High School (Pacer for life). I am eagerly looking forward to the first day of school and cannot wait to meet you and your students.
As a reminder our first day of school will be August 20, 2015. Twin Rivers Unified School District has made some changes that will impact Del Paso Heights this year, including increasing the instructional time in the classroom and moving from late start Wednesday to early release Wednesday.
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.
Our office is currently closed for the summer but will open August 6, 2015. Our summer office hours, beginning August 6, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. I look forward to meeting you during the first few days of school. If we do not have the opportunity to meet I want to invite you to Back To School Night on August 27, 2015, beginning at 5:45 p.m.
Important Upcoming Dates
August 6: Office Opens (7:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.)
August 20: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
August 27: Back to School Night (5:45 p.m.)
Starstruck Showcase Performances
***UPDATE***ACADEMIC TALENT SEARCH (ATS) PROGRAM
SEE NEW TESTING TIMES BELOW:
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:
6th Grade: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014 at 2:45-4:15 pm in Mr. Shaw's classroom (room 29).
4th/5th: THURSDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014 at 2:45-4:15 pm in Mr. Shaw's classroom.
4th/5th take the same test. 6th graders take a different test. There are 35 4th/5th graders scheduled to take the test, so Mr. Shaw needs to test over two days to accommodate the numbers.
For more information about signing up to take the test, contact Shawn Shaw at Shawn.Shaw@twinriversusd.org.
To view more information, please click on the link below.
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.
PLT/EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY
When we welcome students back for the 2015-2016 school year, their schedules will look slightly different from previous years. Across the district, students will start school at the same time every day, and will be released from school two hours e... Continue
News, Notes & Votes
On Tuesday, July 23, 2015, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
Please click HERE for meeting highlights. Continue
Summer Library Hours are Back
Six of our elementary libraries will be open this summer to all TRUSD families for book checkout, reading contests and other fun activities.
Summer library hours are 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays - June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15 and July ... Continue
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.