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Del Rio School

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September 2019

Upcoming Events:


August   31 Territorial Days Parade @ 9:00 am

August   31 Annual FFA Corn Dinner in Del Rio Café 3 pm—7 pm


September 9-11 School Pictures taken this week! 

Monday—5th Grade photos taken

Tuesday – 4th Grade , Centers, EDP, Extended

               Resource photos taken

Wednesday – 3rd Grade photos taken

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


October 1-3 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3 Hr. early release

October 3 End of Grading Period—report cards go home


 From the Principal’s Pen...

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, October 1-3.  Progress reports will be coming home mid-quarter thereafter.

Fencing is in and gates are closed.  Students arrive in the morning from 7:00-7:40 and will enter through the cafe/gym where  staff members are on duty.  Students are dismissed from the cafe to classrooms at 7:20 and classes begin at 7:30. The cafe doors will be closed at 7:40 and any late arrivals will have to enter the campus through the front office at 2 North.

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 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.  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 the students 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



Character Counts

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!

 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





Del Rio Pawsitives and Character Counts – Student  of the Month 

Student of the Month
Del Rio School is fortunate to have 3rd grader Juan C! Juan tries his very best on all his classwork; he is also the first to volunteer to help the teacher and he is a great supporter of his peers. Juan demonstrated stellar behavior and listens and follows all   direction upon the first request. Juan always has a positive attitude.  

Motivation comes from many places. The best students are the ones who are motivated to be successful. Students who are motivated to learn are easy to teach. They want to be at school, want to learn, and want to succeed. Juan has self-control, diligence, and integrity. He is conscientious about his work and actions, and he is persistent when the job becomes a challenge.  Several adults who work in our classroom complimented him on his patience with other students.  Not only is he helpful to anyone, he is good at calming those around him down when they become frustrated.  

 Juan is a joy to have in class and on the Del Rio School campus.

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!

 Quilting Club @ Del Rio

Quilting Club is held every Wednesday from 3 pm to  4:30 pm for 15 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.

  Snack Bar

The infamous SNACKBAR run by PTO is here! DRS  students look forward to the snack bar during their lunch recess break every Thursday!

Please allow your student(s) to bring a maximum of $5 to spend. Snacks will be sold for as little as $.25 and up to a $1.  A wide variety of snack options will be available to purchase.

*Remember, each Thursday is school Spirit Day and  students who dress up and show Del Rio colors can come to the snack bar for a free treat!

**Tokens can be awarded throughout the week to     students demonstrating good character and will be worth $.25 to be saved up or spent at the snack bar.

 PTO is looking for volunteers to help with the snack bar. If you would like to help please contact the Del Rio PTO Facebook page.

  Del Rio PTO News 

DRS is excited to introduce our new PTO Officers: Marnee Mitchell Zazueta, Toni Johnson, Kelsey Gabbert, Joy Harper and Lindi Parker Funkhouser. Thank you for your support, we are looking forward to a great year!

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