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
Important Upcoming Dates
March 24: Professional Development Day for Teacher - NO School for students
APRIL 10-14: SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL
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 April 7.
ESL Classes for Adults
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASS
Naomi Ennis is the teacher for the adult ESL (English as a Second Language) class at Del Paso Heights Elementary School.
The adult ESL class is on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12:45-2:20 pm in Room 1.
The classes are free and open to any adults. They can register in class on the first day. The classes are flexible in that they are not required to attend class on both days if they are not able to. Also, some parents aren’t able to stay the entire class period, and that is OK. Children are allowed as long as they don’t become too disruptive.
This year's Kindergarten ceremony will be on MAY 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am in the Cafeteria.
The 6th grade promotion will be on JUNE 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am in the Cafeteria.
Family Night: Sami's circuit
Family Night is on Monday, February 6 at 6 pm in the Cafeteria.
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.
On Tuesday, March 21, the Twin Rivers school board met during regular session at the District Office on McClellan Park.
Please click HERE for meeting highlights.
Great news for the District — Cafe Services Team Leader Robyn McKenzie has been selected to represent Sacramento County in the California Classified School Employees of the Year competition! McKenzie is one of four TR 2017 District Employees of the Year. READ MORE:
With spring comes a flurry of activities, including statewide testing. Students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 will take English language arts and math assessments between April 17 and May 19.
Click on the link for more information.
Sami introduced Del Paso students and staff to his background of being bullied when he was in elementary school. His life turned around when a friend brought him to the gym. Sami spoke to the students about self-respect and creating positive life habits with exercise. He motivated students and staff with "circuits" - various stations with exercise activities - that were engaging and fun.
Sami will return on Monday, February 6th, at 6 pm for Family Night.
Sami with Sami's Circuit spoke to the Del Paso students and staff about his school years when he was mocked and bullied by his peers. He spoke about a life-changing event that occurred when a friend invited him to the gym. He also spoke to the students about self-respect and creating a positive outlook with exercise and healthy habits.
Sami's Circuit will return on Monday, February 6th for Family Night at 6 pm.
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.