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December 2019

Upcoming Events:

Upcoming Events:


December  5 Holiday Happenings  4:30 pm—6:30 pm

December  5 Hubbard F.T. Montezuma Castle & Well 7:30 am—1:45 pm

December 9-12 Holiday Shoppe

December 17 3rd Grade Christmas Program 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm in Gym

December  18 Dunn/Robitaille F.T. Senior Center

December 19 3 HR. EARLY RELEASE

        End of 2nd Quarter—Report Cards sent home

Dec 23 - Jan 2 NO SCHOOL—Winter Break


January 6 School Resumes

January 20 NO SCHOOL—Martin Luther King Jr. Day

 Del Rio Pawsitives and Character Counts – Student of the Month

Olive R is an amazing 10 year old at Del Rio Elementary. She has 2 siblings and is a twin with her brother, Jasper. She loves to read, draw and paint in her spare time. She always works hard, not only at school, but  also on her family farm called Whipstone Farm.

Whipstone Farm is a family affair. Olive enjoys working with her family and helping out with organizing seed lists, assisting customers at the farmer’s markets and planting. Olive feels these experiences are preparing her for her future.

College is a goal for Olive. She is fascinated by the ocean and science in general. Some day she hopes to be a scientist or a teacher. There is no doubt that whatever path Olive pursues will be a successful one.

DRS Student Council Fundraiser

Student Council Fall Fundraiser items purchased will be sent home with students before Christmas Break. We appreciate your support in this endeavor.

Holiday Happenings

Please join us for a free, fun filled family night on Thursday,    December 5th from 4:30-6:30 pm in the cafeteria. Your family can enjoy the Christmas spirit making all sorts of  holiday crafts and join in on the Candy Cane Walk. Yearbook Club will have a Holiday Selfie photo booth. Mrs. Claus will be reading Christmas stories in the Reading Corner. Our PTO will be selling hot cocoa, coffee, tea and will  also have cookies for sale. The Student Council will be selling a hot dog dinner with soda and a bag of chips for $3.00 and a pulled pork sandwich meal for $5.00.    

We hope to see you there!

Please help support the Del Rio PTO by donating cookies for this event. Cookies can be brought to the office starting Monday, Dec. 2nd and no later than 3:00. 

Del Rio Gets an "A"

Congratulations to the outstanding staff and hardworking students of Del Rio School in the Chino Valley School District!  Our dedicated staff work for no less than excellence in achieving academic gains and providing a comprehensive education for our students. Due to our teachers and staff members daily commitment to the education of students within the Chino Valley area, Arizona School Board of Education rates Del Rio School with an A for their 2019 AZMERIT student achievement scores. Del Rio School also qualified for results based funds to be used toward sustaining the educational progression of our students. These resources will be used to continue Del Rio School on the course towards future growth and academic excellence as well as provide additional support and professional development to teachers and staff.  

The future of Chino Valley rests with our children and Del Rio School is committed to our students. Thank you parents and community volunteers and members for partnering and entrusting your students to our care.Del Rio School will continue to be data driven and accountable to do our best in achieving this academic honor in the future.


Congratulations to Mrs. Coker voted Teacher of the Month sponsored by Leah Graham,  American Family Insurance.


Million Word Challenge

The total word count for 

Del Rio Cougars is


Character counts

everyday at Del Rio!

The Character Trait for December is


Character Counts

Del Rio PTO News

PTO is thankful for our volunteers and  donations!

Ways you can help:

*Cookie donations. Please bring cookies  the week of Dec 2-5 (in disposable containers).

*Our Holiday Shop is Dec 9-12. Please  sign up to  volunteer and help our students shop for Christmas gifts. Envelopes will be going home soon.

*Our snack bar is open every Thursday during all lunches. Please sign up to volunteer.

*Our Cougar spirit items are now for sale at The Hazel Nook...and the snack cart. Stop by and pick up some spirit items. They make great Christmas gifts. Please contact Marnee at or go to the Del Rio PTO Facebook to sign up on the to volunteer. 

Tax Credits

As the calendar year winds down, please consider giving an Arizona tax credit donation to Del Rio School, and reduce state taxes due to Arizona, dollar for dollar tax credit program.  Instead of having all your state taxes go to Phoenix, you can choose to direct them to Del Rio School.  This could be up to $200 for an individual and up to $400 for a couple. A tax payer doesn’t even have to have kids in Del Rio to take advantage of this opportunity! In this economy, Del Rio continues to count on your tax donations for extracurricular       activities, field trips and character education programs. Donations can be made by check or credit card up to April 15, 2020 for 2019 Arizona tax returns. Please consult your tax advisor to see how this would benefit you. 

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 end of day activities many students are in different classes at the end of the day.

Trina Hixon, Administrative Assistant and 

Jacque Shaw, Attendance Secretary