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April 1                                      Pre-Enrollment Packets Due

April 2– April 25              AzMerit Testing

April 9                                   AIMS Science 4th Grade

April 16                                 Bond/Pareja F.T. Out of Africa

April 18                                 Progress Reports

April 18                                 Bunny Hop Fun Run  @ 1:45 pm 

April 23                               Hawkins/Creighton F.T. Out of Africa

April 24                             Keyes/Kirkland F.T.  Out of Africa

April 24                             Dunn/Robitaille F.T. Sharlot Hall Museum

April 25                             Arbor Plant day with APS 3rd grade

April 25-27                     DRS Archery Team at Nationals

April 30                             Rudnick/Crow/Rock F.T. AZ Science  Museum

May 1                                 Valenzuela/Ahrendt/Holder F.T. AZ Science Museum 

Please have your child check the lost and found

Happy April! This is another busy month.

All 3rd, 4th and 5th graders have the Arizona state assessments called AzMerit for Math and English Language Arts, which includes reading and writing. Listed below are the dates of testing as a reminder. Third graders have to pass the English Language Arts (reading) AzMerit test to be promoted to 4th grade, as mandated by the state.This law is called “Move On With Reading”. Please give support at home by encouraging your child to take their time and do his/her best.

3rd Grade Testing
  • Tuesday, April 2: Writing
  • Monday, April 8: Reading and Math
  • Wednesday, April 10: Reading and Math

4th Grade Testing
  • Wednesday, April 3: Writing  
  • Tuesday, April 9: Science AIMS
  • Thursday, April 11: Reading & Math
  • Tuesday, April 16: Reading & Math

5th Grade Testing
  • Thursday, April 4: Writing  
  • Wednesday, April 17: Reading and Math
  • Thursday, April 18: Reading and Math

Million Word Challenge

The following students have recently read one million words or more:
Damyan V
Drina F

Del Rio PTO News
The Del Rio PTO Board of Directors needs at least three new members to continue to  serve Del Rio Elementary. 
If you are interested in joining PTO and helping your child’s school please come to our annual elections meeting: Tuesday, May 14th at 3:15pm in the Del Rio library. 

Del Rio Yearbook

Last day to order is April 23rd!

Yearbooks are only available online. Order one from Del Rio’s website or use the code before they are EXTINCT!


Yearbook QR Code


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


Mr. Robitaille, Teacher of the Month

Del Rio Pawsitives and Character Counts – Student of the Month

 Adelaide P is 8 years old and a 3rd grade student in Ms. Bond’s class. She loves school and it shows! Her favorite subject is math.  She loves to do long division and two-digit fractions. Adelaide is very helpful in class and helps others with their work. She loves to lead the class while correcting their grammar!

Adelaide is very active. She is in gymnastics and rides horses. At the moment, she practices cross country courses and dressage riding. Adelaide says that gymnastics help her feel calm and peaceful!

She recently competed in our local Sodexo Future Chef competition featuring her yummy sweet potato enchilada. Although she did not win she was grateful for the experience and felt confident in her creation.

At home she owns 8 dogs, 2 horses, 3 cats, and 1 gecko. She enjoys spending time with her animals. They keep her company! Her dogs are very active like her and they like to jump the cross country poles, though they are not very good at it. Adelaide says they bring her a lot of joy.

Adelaide is kind to others and a go getter. She is polite to her fellow classmates and is ready to help out in class wherever needed! Adelaide is an outstanding student and her teacher is proud to recognize her.

Student of the Month Picture

DRS Cougar archery team

Del Rio met the challenge of competing at the Arizona State Tournament for the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), March 2, 2019. They came home with many victories!

archery logo

Del Rio Elementary took 1st place as a team in the Bullseye competition with a score of 2,654! This was the first year AZ NASP qualified 3D teams as well to compete at Nationals, and Del Rio took first place! We had several individual victories too; State Champions are considered those who place in the top 10 of their division. This year there were 100 Elementary archers participating, and almost 500 total archers. Bailey J took first place in the girls' bullseye AND 3D elementary division- phenomenal! Tyler R placed 3rd in the Elementary boys division of bullseye and first place in 3D. Cyrus A took 2nd place in bullseye and 7th place in 3D.  Levi A placed, 3rd in 3D and 10th in bullseye. Levi S took 9th in 3D.

 They are excited to have the opportunity to compete in Salt Lake City, April 26-27. There is no way they would be repeating their successes without the amazing dedication of their coaches, Aaron and Janis Antone, Jen and Chris Lowman, Kim Sayles and Randi Diskin. The support of the Del Rio Staff, parents and Chino Valley Community make the program what it is today. 

 We had sponsors, BSN Builders Inc., Fann Contracting Inc. Prescott, Hot AZ Hell Welding, Sportsman's Warehouse Prescott, Stratos Wealth Partners, and Wolfe Publishing Co., specifically help our elementary and middle school teams acquire a set of 3D targets this season- they just arrived and the students are ecstatic to start practicing on them! 

DRS Archery Team


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 out staff and students on May 21, 2019

If you are interested, please contact the Front Office!

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