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March 2020

Upcoming Events:


March 2 Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

March 2-5 AZELLA Testing

March 2-5 Spirit Week  (see backside for details)

March 3 & 4 5th Grade F.T.   Arizona Science Center  8:30 am - 5:00 pm



March 5 Future Chef Competition 12:45 pm—2:30 pm 

March 5 End of Grading Period—Report Cards sent home

March 9-12 NO SCHOOL - Spring Break


April 13 Teacher Inservice Day—NO School

April 29 Sheker/Parnell F.T. Montezuma Castle and Well 7:45-2:30 

March 30– April 23 AzM2 Testing

AzM2 Testing Schedule

3rd Grade Testing
Tuesday, March 31:  Writing
Monday, April 6: Reading and Math
Wednesday, April 7: Reading and Math

4th Grade Testing
Wednesday, April 1: Writing  
Tuesday, April 14: Science AIMS
Wednesday, April 15: Reading & Math
Thursday, April 16: Reading & Math

5th Grade Testing
Thursday, April 2: Writing  
Wednesday, April 8: Reading and Math
Thursday, April 9: Reading and Math

Del Rio Student of the Month

“Best Friends make the good times better and the hard times easier!”

In honor of the month of Valentine’s I want to introduce to you, two best friends; Livia M and Kamryn S  They have been best friends since they were toddlers.

When you are in the presence of Livia and Kamryn you can feel the love they have for one another. They build each other up, they support one another, they cheer each other on in their individual accomplishments, and they help each other when one of them has a struggle. They even are good at apologizing when need be, and moving on.  

Kamryn and Livia are both sweet souls to their core.  Individually, they are amazing young women who are self-confident, hard workers and just plain KIND.  Both of these girls would help anyone in need.

Livia and Kamryn have a lot of things in common.  They both love the game of soccer.  They play on the same team.  They like to have outdoor adventures; building forts and exploring.  They even have a special tree that has their names engraved.  Kamryn and Livia love to ride quads and spend weekend time together.

These two girls are fifth graders at Del Rio School.  They feel so lucky to be in the same class together for the second year in a row.  They told the story of that day in early August when they went to the fence to see classroom placements.  They were elated when they discovered that, for the second time in a row, they would get to spend their days together.  Livia and Kamryn profess to be a “DRAMA FREE” zone.  They truly are the easiest going, loving, accepting girls I know.  Everyone should be blessed with a friendship like these girls share.

4th Quarter

During the 4th quarter, decisions are made about retaining students in their current grade.   For 3rd graders, the state has a “Move On When  Reading” mandate where students have to show adequate reading progress to move on to 4th grade.  For all grades, retention decisions are based on reading level, standardized test scores, report card grades and attendance.  Teachers will meet with parents to discuss possible retention.  

            Speaking of attendance, excessive absences are one of the reasons a student might be retained.  “Excessive” is being absent more than 10% of the time without chronic medical or other acceptable  documentation. As of February 25, (our 100th day) 10% would be 10 absences so far this year, more than 10% is truancy, which is against the law.The WRAP program takes a restorative approach in helping support families to attend school. Some of our severe cases of absenteeism could be referred to this WRAP program  associated with Yavapai County Juvenile Courts.

  All DRS students will be taking AzM2 (State Assessment) for Reading, Writing and Math in April.Teachers have been working hard to prepare students for the computer based testing. Fourth graders are still required to take an additional assessment, AIMS science.  Look for a letter after spring break giving you information of what you can do to encourage/help them. See specific testing dates above in calendar.

Celebrate Reading and Dr. Seuss!

March 2nd-5th

Mixed Up Monday: 
Wear mismatched colors and clothing (backwards, inside out, etc.)!

Top Hat Tuesday: 
Wear your favorite hat!

Wacky Wednesday: 
Wear your wackiest socks and hairstyle!

Theodore Thursday: 
Dress like your favorite Dr. Seuss Character

Character counts

everyday at Del Rio!

The Character Trait for MArch is


Character Counts

Pre-Enrollment Packets

Pre-Enrollment Packets are scheduled to be sent home for each student on Monday, March 16th. This paperwork is required for your child to be enrolled for next year. If your address is different than what is on the pre-enrollment packet, it is required to provide proof of your new physical residence.  The packets are due back by March 26th. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.


Field Day is quickly approaching and we NEED your help! We welcome parents and community members to sign up and enjoy a day of fun along with our staff and students on May 19, 2020.

If you are interested, please contact the Front Office!

Cassie Crowser will be in contact with you with more information!

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Million Word Challenge

The following students have recently read one million words or more:

Adalaide P

James C

Ian W

Enzo W

Brooke D

Tristen S

Raelynne I