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Del Rio School

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September 2018            Mrs. Carolyn Reeder, Principal

Upcoming Events:


September  1                        Territorial Days Parade @ 9:00 am

September  1                        Annual FFA Corn Dinner in Del Rio Café 3 pm—7 pm

September  1                        CVUSD 100th Birthday Party at DRS 3 pm—7 pm

September  3                        LABOR DAY—NO SCHOOL

September 6                          *5th Grade—NO BAND

September 10-12                 School Pictures taken this week!

    Monday—5th Grade photos taken

    Tuesday – 4th Grade & Centers photos taken

    Wednesday – 3rd Grade photos taken

September 11                       Del Rio PTO Meeting @ 3:15 pm in library lobby


October 2-4                         Parent/Teacher Conferences 3 Hr. early release

October 4                             End of Grading Period—report cards go home

October 8-11                       FALL BREAK—NO SCHOOL

October 31                           Fun Run Howlin’ Halloween!! 1:15 pm on track

                                              Harvest Parties in classroom in  the afternoon

 From the Principal’s Pen...

Happy September!  School Year 2018-19 is off to a great start!  

Parent Information Night was very successful. Involved parents/partners in your children's education is a great combination for success.  Please know you can contact your child’s teacher anytime throughout the year to set up a meeting in person, or talk things over by phone or email.  Teacher emails can be found   at under “Staff Directory”. A great opportunity for some individual conferencing will be at DRS Parent -Teacher Conferences, the week prior to fall break.  Progress reports will be coming home mid-quarter thereafter.

Fencing is being put in at DRS and HMS. Once the campuses are completed, the gates will be closed after 7:45 am. Access to the campus will be through the front office using the parking lot at 2 North. This includes dropping students off after the 7:45 am or picking them up early.

For dismissal changes, sending a note of the change to school is the best way to give us that information.  If it is a last minute change, please call before 2:00 pm to give the front office the time to get the dismissal change to the student. The office phones are so busy in the afternoon that every call may not get answered.  If dismissal plans will be different than usual, we need to hear from you directly, not the student.  Also students are not always in the classrooms at the end of the day, as some days they may have special events or activities in which more time is needed to insure they get the dismissal change. For bus changes, please know the bus number and bus stop before you call, so we can get the right information to your child to give the bus driver.  

  Mrs. Carolyn Reeder

Character counts

everyday at Del Rio!

The Character Trait for September is



Million Word Challenge

Chino Valley Rotary Club has once again partnered up with the Chino Valley School District to support the Million Word Challenge. Classes that show the most growth in words read in each quarter receive rootbeer floats! At the end of the school year the million word readers receive a certificate and a gift card to Amazon while the top reader receives a Kindle. Read on!

Del Rio PTO News

The school year is underway and so is your PTO. All parents of Del Rio students are welcome to join us for our first PTO meeting of the year on September 11th at 3:15 pm in the Library.  

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100th Birthday Party

Don't forget to attend the Corn Dinner and CVUSD 100th Birthday Party this Saturday, September 1st from 3pm to 7pm at Del Rio School.

Come on out and enjoy the festivities.

There will be a pulled pork dinner and all you can eat corn on the cob. There will also be a band, carnival games, inflatables for the kids, and a Cornhole tournament.

CVUSD 100th Birthday Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Mandalay Homes.

Sign up and come on out for the Corn Dinner/CVUSD 100th Birthday Cornhole Tournament this Saturday, September 1st at Del Rio School. The tournament kicks off at 4:00 p.m.

Mandalay Homes has graciously sponsored the event with $300 in prize money (1st place = $150, 2nd Place = $100, and 3rd place = $50).
The entry fee is $10 per team of 2 players. You will pay at the event but please RSVP to insure your spot by emailing John Scholl at

Thank you Mandalay Homes for your sponsorship!

Math Fact Wizard

All students are encouraged to master their math facts through an initiative project called Math Fact Wizards. Bi-Weekly we will celebrate each and every student’s progress towards achieving mastery on their math facts which are grouped into eight levels to build  fluency.  You are encouraged and challenged to take part in your child’s practice of math facts through the use of flash cards. Our goal is to have all students feel successful in math; learning their facts is important because it is the building block for higher-level math concepts.  Many parents are TERRIFIC in helping their child with the spelling words. Be the coach in math facts your child needs!


Chino Valley Band has come to the 5th graders at Del Rio School again this year thanks to Mr. Yost, the districts band director. Fifth graders have been given the opportunity to choose a new instrument to learn, from the woodwind instruments to the brass or percussion instruments and practice every day from 3 pm to 4 pm after Del Rio releases. There are about twenty five  students who have  taken  advantage of this opportunity. The Del Rio 5th graders will be showing off their talent during the annual  Chino Valley Winter Band Concert on December 11th.

 Quilting Club @ Del Rio

Quilting Club is held every Wednesday from 3 pm to  4 pm for 12 lucky 4th & 5th grade students. This club is led by Mrs. Fitterer and a group of dedicated quilters. They supply the fabric and the sewing machines for the students to make a quilt of their  liking. Several students have stated “I just love sewing” or “I can’t wait to see how my quilt turns out”. We appreciate these ladies for giving Del Rio students this creative and useful opportunity.

 Office Notes

· The office hours here at Del Rio Elementary are

      7:00 AM—4:30 PM Monday through Thursday.

· Do not drop your child off before 7:00 AM. Supervision starts in the cafeteria at that time.

· Calls for student absences will be taken as early as 6:30 AM.

· Calls for bus or dismissal changes must happen  before 2:00 PM to be sure your child gets the message. Due to Walk to Read and other activities many students are in different classes at the end of the day.

Trina Hixon, Administrative Assistant and

Jacque Shaw, Attendance Secretary