Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgiving-day-holiday-2014-1Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!


New Date for the Science and Engineering Fair

5th Annual science fair letter headIMPORTANT NEWS:

 The 5th Annual Del Lago PTA Science and Engineering Fair is scheduled for Friday, February 26, 2016.

  • All projects are due on February 26, 2016 so start thinking of your ideas now.

  • The fair will be part of a Science and Technology Family Night scheduled for the same day!

  • Participation forms will go home in December.

science lab


Mark your calendars!

family movie nightThe Polar Express

December 11, 2015
6:00 pm






No school Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27.

We hope you enjoy the week with your family and friends.


Meet the Master

Joan Miro (1893-1983)

Last Friday, Del Lago student artists learned about the dreamlike surreal style of Joan Miro.  This week, using abstract shapes, the children challenge their imagination to change reality into a special world where anything is possible. We hope your mini artists are enjoying this program brought to you through the PTA.



No school, tomorrow, November 11 in honor of our Veterans.

veterans dayEnjoy the day off and remember to thank a Veteran!


You’re Invited!

pta meetingYou are invited to our next PTA Association Meeting

November 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm in the MPR

Please join us as we share the results of our recent FUN RUN and discuss other topics of interest.

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Let’s Walk to School Together!

Let’s Walk to School Together


Wednesday, November 4

Last month, we participated in the National Walk to School Day and many parents and children really enjoyed the activity.  Therefore, we would like to encourage you to walk to school together on November 4.

  • If you live close enough to the school, we encourage you to get your neighbors together and walk. Please choose the safest route and make

    sure you leave early enough to make it to school on time.

  • If you live too far away to walk, consider asking a friend to park at their house so you can walk as a group.

  • A group of parents and students are meeting at Crucero Park on the corner of Hidalgo and Camargo. The group will leave the park

    at approximately 7:45 am. All are welcome to join this group walking to school.



no schoolREMINDER: No School on Monday, November 2.

Enjoy the day with your kids!


Daylight Saving Ends!

Daylight Savings Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 1.

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1, at 2 a.m. Turn your ...

Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight!


Thank you!


  • To the CHILDREN for your efforts.  You ran so fast and conquered the obstacles with ease.  It was really fun to cheer you on!

  • To the TEACHERS for helping us gather all the permission slips, advertise the event, encourage participation and coordinate the class theme and flag.  You are amazing!

  • To the PARENTS that lent a helping hand!  The event was super fun even with the crazy wind and heat; we couldn’t have done it without you.

  • To FAMILY AND FRIENDS for all the donations!  We don’t have a total yet so look for signs around campus next week.

  • To the BUSINESSES that donated gift cards, items and prize packages!  We appreciate your generosity and willingness to support our school community.

  • To the SCHOOL STAFF for answering questions, providing equipment, and supporting this event from start to finish. You are the best!

  • To ALL that took pictures.  We would love it if you would share your favorites with us. Please send them to

Thanks so much for making the FUN RUN a successful event!


Operation Gratitude!

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Join us for our first Family Night of the school year – it’s all about Art!

Reflections Logo 2015

Let your Imagination Fly!
Family Art Night

Friday, October 16th
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

The festivities will be held in the MPR

Five stations of art activities
Floating Chalk
Oil Pastels
Chalk Art
Dolphin Painting
Group Project to be installed near library

More supplies for students to use to make a one of a kind art to submit to Reflections.

Kona Ice will be joining us for Family Night!

Shaved ice from $3 – $5.

Kona Ice image



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Please bring your projects to the office by the end of the school day or submit them at the Family Art Night from 6:00 – 7:30pm in the MPR.



Tomorrow is School Picture Day!

camera with a smile

School Picture Day is October 8!

A few things to remember:

How to Dress:  Come with your best school clothes and neatly combed hair.

What to Bring:  Nothing but your smile!

Other info:  No money is needed on Picture Day–the proofs will be sent home and you will be able to order then.  Also, please keep in mind that these pictures will be used in the annual yearbook, so try not to miss them!


Tomorrow is National Walk to School Day!

Walk to school flyer


Shoe Drive: October 5 – 9

HAPPENING NOW!Del Lago Shoe Collection Drive

Del Lago Shoe Collection Drive Spanish


Membership Perks

Member perks mean exclusive values

As a member of California State PTA, you advocate for children, promote parent and family involvement in schools, and improve the lives of all children and families. Here are a few extra perks of membership available exclusively to PTA members like you!


Turn quality clothing into money for your school!  Looking for a fundraising idea that is easy, green and doesn’t require students to be salespeople?  Run a one-week clothing drive through Schoola – it’s easy and it’s free!  Book online now at  Shop for gently used clothing online and 40 percent of your sales proceeds go to one of 15,000 schools nationwide!   Shop an assortment of kid’s and women’s clothing online – every order supports schools.  As a special perk for being a member of California State PTA, shipping is free when you use the code “CAPTA.”


Get a kick-start on back-to-school planning with VolunteerSpot.  Use VolunteerSpot to organize and recruit fall volunteers and boost participation.  You can use VolunteerSpot to post a Volunteer Interest Form, create online signups for back-to-school events, fall fundraisers, classroom helpers and more! California State PTA members get a FREE premium upgrade (up to a $300 value) with promo code “CAPTA1415.” Take a tour and register your account today!


Discounts on supplies and more at Staples!  PTA members save 10 percent on supplies and furniture and 25 percent on copy and print purchases at Staples when you activate your PTA membership card.

To become part of the Staples PTA Discount Program, follow these two easy steps:

  1. Join your PTA and visit the PTA Member Benefits page at
  2. Register for Staples Rewards® by following the link provided on the PTA Member Benefit page

View the flier for more details.


PTA and Sylvan Learning support student success!  Sylvan Learning is offering PTA members free and discounted educational resources for students and parents. Receive 50 percent off a Sylvan Insight Assessment, get exclusive savings on a detailed academic assessment and take advantage of free parent seminars. Find your local center at and when you visit, use coupon code “PTA 2015.”


TeenSafe offers discounts and support to PTA members and schools.  With the TeenSafe smartphone monitoring service, parents are given a window into their children’s digital lives to create an open dialogue between parents and their kids.  As a PTA member, TeenSafe will offer a 33 percent lifetime discount on its monitoring software and contribute $10 to each new customer’s selected local PTA.  Sign up for a free trial at


Don’t miss the new Jellies exhibition at the Aquarium of the Pacific.  Discover sunny Southern California and Baja, the frigid waters of the Northern Pacific, and the colorful reefs of the Tropical Pacific.  Come face-to-face with the ocean’s ultimate predators in Shark Lagoon, hand-feed colorful lorikeet birds and watch the Magellanic Penguins play.  Visit for more information and contact your PTA leader for discount coupons.



LEGOLAND California and SEA LIFE Aquarium offer exclusive PTA member discounts.  For the best discount, reserve a PTA Family Field Trip at LEGOLAND for only $52 for an adult or child.  That’s half off!  Call (760) 438-5346 to book now.  Or, use a “Kids Go Free” PTA Coupon.  Coupons were mailed to Southern California PTAs in January.  Restrictions apply.  See all PTA offers and details and sign up at


BigPicture, Natural World Photography Competition opened July 31!  The Academy’s second-annual BigPicture wildlife photography exhibit is on display in the Piazza, featuring nature and conservation photographers in the world!  Explore BigPicture.

Visit their website for other great learning opportunities for students and families. Be sure to visit their website at for a current list of programs and events and remember that California State PTA members receive discounts when preordering tickets at with sales code “CAPTA.”


California State PTA members save with Enterprise!  PTA members are eligible for a fixed, discounted rate on all cars. Wherever you travel, whenever you travel, and no matter when you make your reservations, you’ll always receive the same low rate, depending on the vehicle you rent. And you can go directly to the business line to pick up your car.

Enterprise also makes it fast and easy for California State PTA members to make arrangements for car rental needs. Make your reservation now with your PTA discount when you visit  If you have any questions, please contact Enterprise at (916) 787-4500.


See what others paid for the car you want, so you know you’re getting a good deal.  After researching your next car, select a participating dealer from a network of more than 10,000 dealers nationwide and print your certificate that can be used to receive upfront pricing and Guaranteed Savings off the MSRP.  PTA members will receive an average savings of over $3,000 off the MSRP on new vehicles and discounts on used vehicles when purchasing through TRUECar.  Visit for details.


Bring the power of the internet to more students and families through Qualifying households in Comcast service areas receive discounts on monthly service and free internet training.

While participating in Internet Essentials:

  1. You get fast home Internet service for only $9.95 a month, plus tax
  2. You never have any price increases or pay any activation or equipment rental fees
  3. You can buy a computer at initial enrollment for the low price of just $149.99 + tax
  4. You can get free Internet training — online, in print, and in person

If one or more of your children are eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program, your household may qualify for Internet Essentials. Learn more about Internet Essentials at


The Via Foundation is committed to helping schools become heart safe.  Visit to find out about their discounts on AED packages for your school, heart screening events for teenagers and other fundraising opportunities.


And don’t forget to check out National PTA for additional benefits and perks exclusively for PTA members.



Just a reminder!

no schoolThere is no school tomorrow, September 23.

We hope you have an enjoyable day.  See you again on Thursday!


Membership Monday

pta kids holding signWhy Should You Join the PTA?

The PTA’s nationwide network provides parents with the forum and tools to collectively influence the decisions that affect children not only at their schools, but also throughout their districts, within their states, and across the nation. This mission is unique to the PTA.

However, the number one reason to join the Parent Teacher Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your school.  Here are a few other reasons:

  • Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening in your school.

  • Discover Great Resources. The PTA offers a variety of programs designed for parents as well as students.

  • Tap into a Network. PTA functions are opportunities to meet other parents and teachers, building rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind. You can share ideas, concerns, and experiences.

  • Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTA, you put your skills and hobbies to use for a noble cause—your child and all children in the community.

  • Speak Up. PTA can be a way for you to more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

  • Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local PTAs play an important role by supporting building improvements through advocacy and play an important role in fundraising for curriculum based programs and social events.

  • Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTA member, you’ll be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

  • Enjoy Substantial Benefits. Individuals and local units can take advantage of a host of benefits from PTA membership including discounts and offers from member benefits providers and sponsors, magazine subscriptions, leadership training, e-newsletters and much more.

from the National PTA website

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