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Cougar Tracks


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

December 10-12 Holiday Shoppe

December 19         3rd Grade Christmas Program 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm in Gym

December 20         3 HR. EARLY RELEASE

                Jingle Bell Fun Run @ 9:00 am on track

                End of 2nd Quarter—Report Cards sent home

Dec 24 - Jan 3 NO SCHOOL—Winter Break


January 7 School Resumes

January 21         NO SCHOOL—Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Holiday Happenings

Please join us for a free, fun filled family night on December 6th 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 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 $4.00 and 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. 3rd and no later than 3:00 pm December 6th. Please package cookies in a disposable container.


State Recognition

Outstanding Del Rio Teachers and students have done it again!!!  Congratulations is in order to Del Rio teachers and families for the recognition again this year by the state of    Arizona for our student achievement. Educating our  students is our business and our dedicated staff work for no less than excellence in academic gains for our students.  This recognition to less than 300 schools in our state is due to the hard work of Del Rio staff and students to score well on the state assessment (AZMERIT). Please give your  child(ren) and their teachers a HUGE thank you for a job well done!

Character counts

everyday at Del Rio!

The Character Trait for December is



Million Word Challenge

The following students have recently read one million words or more: Zoe B, and Jack P.


The total word count for Del Rio Cougars is  78,852,610


Del Rio PTO News

The PTO Holiday Shoppe is here at Del Rio Monday 12/10  through Wednesday 12/12. The store opens at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for  students to purchase gifts for loved ones. We need volunteers to make this happen! Please contact Ale at 602-799-6615 to volunteer.

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Holiday Meal Boxes

Sponsor a Holiday Meal Box: Every class is being challenged to fill a holiday box for a family in need here at Del Rio School! If we are able to meet our goal, we can give out 18 meals for the holiday.

Items In Need: Instant Potatoes, Stuffing, Canned Corn, Canned Green Beans, Canned Cranberries, or Yams, Pie Crust, Pie Filling, and a Visa or Safeway Gift Card of any amount to go towards purchasing a turkey or a ham and/or perishable items.

We appreciate any and all help!

There will be a Large Holiday Box in the Library Lobby at our Holiday Happenings event to kick off the challenge.


Del Rio Pawsitives and Character Counts – Student of the Month

Gavin has created a lastly impression on everyone here at Del Rio! Mrs. Ahrendt his 2nd grade teacher stated that Gavin “is an amazing all-around wonderful young man! He works so hard at everything he attempts from school work to sports.  He will do anything for anybody.  Gavin really is a sweetheart.  I loved spending my days with Gavin because he not only shined himself but he brought out the best in his   classmates.”

In 3rd grade, Mrs. Keyes says she remembers Gavin being very competitive, in a good way. “Learning happens best when you’re excited about it and Gavin loved a competitive environment which is perfect for developing your skills because it pushes you to always give your best. Whether it was in the classroom or in sports, Gavin had a natural competitive drive to push him to be his best.”

And Gavin continues to make lastly impressions now in Mrs. Hubbard’s 4th grade class! “He is a leader through and through, a true role model in our class. He is a self-starter and is continually eager to learn and grow. He is so helpful, especially in the garden and more importantly Gavin is a friend to all.”

Gavin will represent Del Rio School for the male category at the District level for his achievement with the Hoop Shoot for the 2018-2019 school year!

Gavin hopes to have his pilot’s license before his driver’s license. We are so proud to call Gavin a student of Del Rio…keep soaring young man! 

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, 2019 for 2018 Arizona tax returns. Please consult your tax advisor to see how this would benefit you.

Snowy Days…

Although it doesn’t happen often, school may have a delayed schedule or  be cancelled in the event of heavy snow or icy roads. Please make sure we have current, up to date phone numbers for you. You will be contacted automatically for this and other emergencies according to the primary phone  number we have listed  for your child.